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Schairer, George Swift, 1913-2004



  • Existence: 1913-2004

Biographical Note

George S. Schairer was born on May 19, 1913 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Swarthmore in 1934 and a master's degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1935.

Schairer worked for Bendix Aviation briefly before working for Consolidated Aircraft until 1939, when he joing Boeing as chief of the aerodynamics unit. He was involved in a number of Boeing aircraft, including the B-17, B-29, B-52, and the 707, among others. From 1959 to 1973 he was vice president for research and development at Boeing. He retired in 1978.

George S. Schairer died on October 28, 2004.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - S

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with S: Sachs, Donald G. [Aeronautical engineer, B-17 pilot] Brief resumeObituaries, 1998 Saint Exupery, Antoine de [Pilot, author] "The Spirit of Saint-Exupery," no source, undated"Wind, Sand and Wars," Air & Space, December 1994/January 1995 Sakai, Saburo [WWII Japanese fighter...

William Hough "Bill" Cook Jr. Papers

Identifier: 2017-10-26
Abstract The William Hough “Bill” Cook, Jr. Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia pertaining to the life and work of Bill Cook, Jr. A significant portion of this collection is made up of correspondence, both personal and professional. Major topics include the Boeing high speed wind tunnel, the B-29, B-47, and B-17 bombers, the development of the YC-14 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft, and research on supersonic transport.

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