Robert Grant Smith
(1914 - 2001)
Robert Grant Smith was active/lived in United States. Robert Smith is known for paintings.
Biography Robert Grant Smith
“Robert Grant or R.G. Smith contributed immeasurably to the preservation of the heritage and history of U.S. naval aviation through his 50-plus year career as an aeronautical engineer and as an accomplished artist. The R.G. Smith Award for ‘excellence in naval aviation art’ is bestowed by the National Museum of Naval Aviation in his honor.
R.G. Smith graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic College of Engineering in Oakland in 1934. He was hired in 1936 as an engineer by Northrop Aircraft, then a subsidiary of Douglas Aircraft, where he helped design naval aircraft such as the SBD Dauntless, AD Skyraider, F4D Skyray, A-3 Skywarrior, and the A-4 Skyhawk.
Later, he became the Douglas Com
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