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"During the past two years, I have had the extremely good fortune to become acquainted with a number of very remarkable people. They are all former employees of Wright Aeronautical and Pratt & Whitney and were involved in the development of aircraft engines used in World War II. While their stories until now have been largely untold, their legacy has made an enormous impact on the world. These people gave us the engines that won the War. They gave us the engines that kept the peace. They gave us the engines that today allow fast, safe, and extremely cheap non-stop travel to all points on the globe. They are the Aircraft Powerplant Engineers." -- Kimble D. McCutcheon, 2001


Frank Walker — Pratt & Whitney test engineer
who developed anti-detonation injection (water injection)
for the Pratt & Whitney R-2800.