Dwight Henry Bennett

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Dwight Henry Bennett (November 19, 1917 - July 10, 2002) was an aeronautical engineer and one of the early developers of the control configured vehicle (CCV) concept.[1][2] He won the Wright Brothers Medal in 1972 with R. P. Johannes for the paper Combat Capabilities and Versatility Through CCV, discussing its applications.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on November 19, 1917 in Oklahoma City. Bennett graduated with a BS in Mechanical engineering (ME) from Cal Tech in 1940, married the former Katherine Mason, and had 3 children.[3] He joined the San Diego Division of Convair, where he worked for 23 years, ultimately rising to Vice President and Assistant to the General Manager. His later years were spent at McDonnell Aircraft as a director of program engineering.[3] Johannes was also an active flight instructor. He died on July 10, 2002 in San Diego, California.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bennett, D.H. and Johannes, R.P. (1972) Combat Capabilities and Versatility Through CCV, Society of Automotive Engineers paper number 720854.
  2. ^ Bennett, D. H. (1974) F-4/Ccv-Flight Tests of Advanced Technology, Society of Automotive Engineers paper number 740861.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, J. (1980) Who's Who in Engineering, 4th ed., American Association of Engineering Societies.