Orville A. Wheelon

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Orville Albert Wheelon (June 12, 1906 – February 9, 1966) was an aeronautical engineer who invented the Verson-Wheelon process for aircraft sheet-metal forming[1] and who was one of the first to use titanium in modern aircraft construction.[2] The latter work earned him the Wright Brothers Medal in 1951.


  1. ^ Lascoe, O.D. (1988) Handbook of fabrication processes, ASM International.
  2. ^ Taubman, P. (2003) Secret empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the hidden story of America's space espionage, Simon and Schuster.