Ensign Kleinmann became Grumman’s chief test pilot flying the F6F at Floyd Bennett Field

His son wrote a comment.

My father did, indeed, survive the war and became Grumman’s chief test pilot flying the F6F at Floyd Bennett Field.  He went on to medical school becoming a psychiatrist.  He spent sixteen years as an Army psychiatrist proudly wearing his Navy wings on the Army uniform.  I now have those wings.  He retired from the Army with the rank of Lt. Colonel.  He passed away in 1990.

Michael Kleinmann

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3 thoughts on “Ensign Kleinmann became Grumman’s chief test pilot flying the F6F at Floyd Bennett Field

  1. Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat: Another of the Grumman “Cat” fighters, this is a Hellcat. This F6F-3 example arrived at Langley from Floyd Bennett Field in New York for the NACA early in 1943. After performing test work all though World War II, it was surveyed in 1946.

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