The man who helped make the P-51 Mustang (in four months)

He worked alongside distinguished names such as Glenn Martin, Donald Douglas and Larry Bell, but Dutch Kindelberger created his own career path that shook the aviation industry - and continues to do so to this day… 

Some engineers and their designs undeniably changed the face of airborne warfare in the early 1940s. Over the course of their careers, it was these engineers that began to open up aviation to vast amounts of innovation, which has consequently led to the face of the industry we see today. But not all these engineers went into their careers knowing what they wanted to achieve. One such man, Dutch Kindelberger, entered his line of work simply to get out of a job that - as he himself put it - consisted of “throwing pig iron around from seven in the morning till five-thirty at night.” 

Dutch himself admitted that ear

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