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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.

Identifier

NASM.2005.0003

Creator

Johnson, William P, 1931-2002

Date

bulk 1960s

Provenance

Charlotte Bennardo, Gift, 2004

Extent

3.43 Cubic feet ((3 boxes))

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Technical manuals

Black-and-white photographs

Color slides

Publications

Scope and Contents

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.

Genre/Form

Technical manuals -- 20th century

Black-and-white photographs

Color slides

Publications

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Names

Grumman Aerospace Corporation

Topics Manned space flight
Space flight
Astronautics
Apollo Lunar Module

Citation

William P. Johnson Lunar Module Collection, Accession number 2005-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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