Harold Mansfield ( April 18th, 1912 - ? ) graduated with honours from the University of Washington school of journalism, was editor of The University Daily, earned the Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism award scholarship award, and worked for three years as a reporter on the Seattle Post - Intelligence, before joining the Boeing Airplane Company in 1936. As Editor of Boeing Magazine and Director of public relations, he became intimately acquainted with the engineers and pilots who saw the aeroplane through the Second World War and into the jet age.
Harold Mansfield also wrote a handful of books : Vision, A Saga of the Sky ( 1956 ), Space Needle USA ( 1962 ) and Billion Dollar Battle : The Story Behind the " Impossible " 727 Project ( 1965 ).
( source : The CHALLENGE, www.biblio.com, www.discoverbooks.com )