Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972

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Engineer and inventor.

From the description of Papers of Igor Ivan Sikorsky, 1913-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80153906

A renowned aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, Russian-American Igor Sikorsky immigrated to the United States in 1919 and founded the Sikorsky Aero Engineering Corporation in 1923 (now the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation). By the 1930s, he had developed the "flying boats" of Pan American Airways. He continued his work with helicopters and designed the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 which established the rotor configuration still used in helicopters today. In 1942, Sikorsky modified his original rotor design to produce the Sikorsky R-4, which became the first mass-produced helicopter. In addition to his engineering skills, Sikorsky, a devout Russian Orthodox Christian, authored two philosophical, religious books. He retired in 1957 at the age of 68 but continued to work as a consultant for the Sikorsky Corporation until his death in 1972.

From the description of Sikorsky collection, 1936-1975. (US Air Force Academy). WorldCat record id: 549504282

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referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Moving Images Relating to U.S. Foreign Policy and Foreign Relations. 1911 - 1972. WRITE MY BOY [ETC.]
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JAN. 19]
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. LATEST FILMS OF THE WAR IN ITALY [ETC.]
referencedIn The Papers of Henry James White (1892-1962), Bulk, 1939-1953, 1936-1956 San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
referencedIn Wernher Von Braun Papers, 1796-1970, (bulk 1950-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Institute of Aerospace Sciences archives, 1783-1962. Library of Congress
creatorOf Cram, Ralph W., 1869-1952. Ralph W. Cram papers, 1906-1952. Newberry Library
referencedIn Grover Cleveland Loening Papers, 1900-1975, (bulk 1913-1962) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Poushkin Society in America Records, 1931-1955 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 22]
referencedIn Poushkin Society in America. Records of the Poushkin Society in America, 1931-1955. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers, 1906-1997 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Batchelder, Alyce,. Alyce Batchelder collection of George Grebenstchikoff, 1898-1995. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Sikorsky, Igor Ivan; 1889-1972. Sikorsky collection, 1936-1975. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JAN. 20]
creatorOf Sikorsky, Igor Ivanovich, 1889-1972. Papers manscript. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Vladimir Samarin correspondence and other papers, 1948-1976 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Institute of Aerospace Sciences Archives, 1783-1962 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Motion Picture Films from "United News" Newsreels. 1942 - 1945. UNITED NATIONS LEADERS CONFER WITH ROOSEVELT [ETC.]
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referencedIn Samarin, Vladimir. Vladimir Samarin correspondence and other papers, 1948-1976. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn United Aircraft Corporation Collection. 1953 - 1953. Motion Picture Film. 1953 - 1953. WE SAW IT HAPPEN
referencedIn Samarin, Vladimir. Vladimir Samarin correspondence and other papers, 1948-1976. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977. Wernher Von Braun papers, 1796-1970 (bulk 1950-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn Alyce Batchelder Collection of George Grebenstchikoff, 1898-1995, 1947-1967 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records of the Army Air Forces. 1902 - 1964. Motion Picture Films from the "Air Force Production" Program Series. 1942 - 1944. THE SIKORSKY HELICOPTER
referencedIn Loening, Grover, 1888-1976. Grover Cleveland Loening papers, 1900-1975 (bulk 1913-1962). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sikorsky, Igor Ivan; 1889-1972. Sikorsky collection, 1936-1975. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers, 1830-1987 (inclusive), 1911-1974 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972. Papers of Igor Ivan Sikorsky, 1913-1958. Library of Congress
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associatedWith American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. corporateBody
associatedWith Batchelder, Alyce, person
correspondedWith Batchelder, Alyce. person
associatedWith Cram, Ralph W., 1869-1952. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
correspondedWith Grebenstchikoff, George person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
correspondedWith Loening, Grover, 1888-1976. person
associatedWith Poushkin Society in America. corporateBody
associatedWith Samarin, Vladimir. person
associatedWith Samarin, Vladimir. person
associatedWith Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972. person
correspondedWith Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977. person
associatedWith White, Henry J., 1892-1962 person
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Soviet Union
United States
Russia (Federation)
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Helicopters--History
Aeronautics
Helicopters
Helicopters--Design and construction--History
Sikorsky helicopters--History
Inventors
Aeronautics--Military--History
Aeronautical engineers
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Engineers
Inventors
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Birth 1889-05-25

Death 1972-10-26

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