William P. "Swede" Johnson (1931-2002) was born in Evanston, Illinois. After high school, Johnson joined the United States Navy and became an Aviation Structural Mechanic from December 1950 until September 1954. Johnson then worked at Grumman Aerospace Corporation in Bethpage, New York, on several Lunar Modules for the Apollo Space program and later lectured about the space program for Grumman. He owned and flew an experimental aircraft.
Johnson, William P, 1931-2002
Charlotte Bennardo, Gift, 2004
3.43 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))
No restrictions on access.
This collection consists of the following types of material documenting William Johnson's work on the Lunar Module: color snapshots, black and white photography, decals and patches, color slides, newspaper and magazine articles, manuals and reports, Grumman Plane News, posters, drawings of the control panel, press releases, and pamphlets.
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Grumman Aerospace Corporation
Apollo Lunar Module
William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection, Accession number 2005-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
National Air and Space Museum Archives