Titterton (1941) Aircraft Materials and Processes – Revised Edition, WWII


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Titterton, George F. Aircraft Materials and Processes. (New York and Chicago: Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1937) An important book for World War II aircraft enthusiasts.

Octavo. [xiv], 340 pages. Illus. with photographs and charts. Hardcover in navy cloth-covered boards, with a blind stamped box around front cover, gilt stamped box in upper half of cover with gilt stamped lettering. Spine also gilt stamped.

Condition: Near fine with previous bookseller’s pricing in pencil on FFE. No DJ. Gilt remains bright. No sunning to spine.

George F. Titterton (19 August 1904 in New York City, New York – 12 January 1998) was a design engineer and Senior Vice-President of the Grumman Corporation.

“Mr. Titterton joined Grumman on April 1, 1936, as a Project Engineer. His first assignment, much to the amusement of Grumman founders Roy Grumman and Bill Schwendler, was to address a rather large stack of Navy complaint memos which he himself wrote. The following year he wrote his second book Aircraft Materials and Processes published by Pittman and Company. This second book is still used as reference materials in various countries in order to obtain a commercial aviation license. During his early years at Grumman, Titterton was the project engineer for both of Grumman’s Gulfhawk models. He was appointed Assistant Chief Engineer in Charge of Production Airplanes in 1939 and in 1950 took on the duties of Contract Coordinator.” – Wikipedia