Born: 27 February 1910
Best Known as: inventor of the technologically advanced aircraft
Clarence “Kelly” Johnson invented the first technologically advanced aircraft, including the United States’ first operational jet fighter, the Lockheed F-80. Johnson was born in Ishpeming, Michigan and studied aeronautical engineering at the University of Michigan. Johnson worked for Lockheed Aircraft Corporation where he designed or influenced dozens of aircraft.
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