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Tsu, Wong, 1893-1965



  • Existence: 1893-1965

Biographical Note

Wong Tsu was the first aeronautical engieer at the Boeing Company.

was born in 1893 in Beijing, China. During World War I, he studied aeronautical engineering at MIT and recieved his master's degree in 1915. After he graduated he joined Boeing and designed its first plane, the Boeing B & W.

After World War I, Wong Tsu returned to China to start a naval aircraft manufacturing company and naval aviation school. In 1928, he became Chief Engineer of China National Aviaion Corp (CNAC). In 1949, he relocated to Taiwan to teach at Chen Kung University.

Wong Tsu died in 1965 in Tainan, Taiwan.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Information Files - W

Scope and Contents Individuals whose names begin with W: Wackett, Lawrence, Sir [Director, Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation] "Some Experiences of a Pioneer in the Aircraft Industry in Australia." Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, May 1959. Waddell, Jack [Boeing engineering test pilot] "Getting Ready for the Big One," Boeing magazine, December 1968 Wade,...

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

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