Diverging from our standard Higgins Industries and Delta Shipbuilding Co. Worker Wednesday fare, this week the feature is a set of photographs from the Pratt & Whitney factory floor. The photographs were shot in the summer of 1943 at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation of Missouri engine plant in Kansas City, Missouri.
Pratt & Whitney produced more than 360,000 engines in support of the Allied war effort. See the Museum’s R-1830-90D Twin Wasp Engine, a gift of Pratt & Whitney on display in the US Freedom Pavilion: the Boeing Center. The Twin Wasp was a 14-cylinder, twin bank, air cooled radial engine. It as used on a great number of aircraft, particularly the B-24 Liberator, Grumman F-4F Wildcat, and Douglas C-47.
Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.