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The Kingfisher was a highly successful single-engine Mach 4. American air defenses against nuclear missiles. Johnson then used the combined knowledge of the Kingfisher and A-12 to produce the SR-71 Blackbird. Kelly Johnson and Gary Powers in front of a Lockheed U-2IU-2 plane. His father ran a construction company. Johnson was 13 years old when he won a prize for his first aircraft design.
While attending grade school in Michigan, he was ridiculed for his name, Clarence. Some boys started calling him “Clara”. One morning while waiting in line to get into a classroom, one boy started with the normal routine of calling him “Clara”. Johnson tripped him so hard the boy broke a leg. The boys then decided that he was not a “Clara” after all, and started calling him “Kelly”. The nickname came from the popular song at the time, “Kelly With the Green Neck Tie”. Henceforth he was always known as “Kelly” Johnson.
October 13, 1980, aged 46. He married Meade’s friend Nancy Powers Horrigan in November 1980. Johnson died at the age of 80 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank after a physical deterioration and the advancement of senility, caused by the hardening of his arteries connecting to his brain. Ben wrote “His eyes seemed unfocused and lifeless, and increasingly began to slip in and out of coherence.
I could barely stand to visit him, and many times he seemed not even to recognize me. Kelly Johnson facing a model of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra, whose design he worked on. A wind tunnel opening is just behind the model. Shortly after starting, Johnson convinced Hall Hibbard, the chief engineer, the Model 10 was unstable. Hibbard sent Johnson back to Michigan to conduct more tests.