James Mussey “Jimmie” Johnson

James Mussey “Jimmie” Johnson

Birth
Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Death 21 Aug 1968 (aged 83)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Memorial Mausoleum, 102-MN, D3
Memorial ID 28411348 · View Source
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Test Pilot. Born in Helena, Arkansas, he graduated from Purdue University in 1907 with a Masters Degree in mechanical engineering. Johnson attended the Curliss Aviation School in Newport News, Virginia in 1914 and became an instructor there in 1915. He became one of the nation's first government test pilots for World War I airplanes at Langley Field in 1917. Later that year, he became the Chief Test Pilot at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio until 1920. He became president of the Johnson Flying Service from 1922 to 1925 and won the eighth event at the International Air Race in 1924. Johnson became an inspector for the Department of Commerce from 1927 to 1928 and the Chief Test Pilot and sales manager for the Buhl Aircraft Company in Detroit, Michigan from 1928 to 1932. Johnson held several other aviator positions including that of a pilot for United Airlines in the late 1940's. Johnson eventually retired to Weslaco, Texas for many years until moving to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1968 where he died at St. George Hospital when he was 83 years old.


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  • Created by: K Guy
  • Added: 20 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28411348
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Mussey “Jimmie” Johnson (19 Jul 1885–21 Aug 1968), Find a Grave Memorial no. 28411348, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by K Guy (contributor 46886706) .