27/02/1910 American aeronautical engineer Kelly Johnson is born
SR-71 Blackbird with Kelly Johnson
Letter to Kelly Johnson
Engineering Faster Planes in WWII: Kelly Johnson, the P-38 and the P-80
He was the first leader of the famous Advanced Development Projects department in Lockheed, usually called just Skunk Works. He played a leading role in the design of over forty aircraft. Most famous of them are the P-38 lighting, F-104 Starfighter, F-117 Nighthawk, C-130 Hercules, U-2, or SR-71 Blackbird.