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by the firm, which he accomplished in eight months.
Denehie then became affiliated with a former Lockheed employee, first on engineering consulting projects, then they formed the Multiplex Engine Company of Los Angeles, and designed and developed a low-cost 85 H.P. 4-cylinder air-cooled aircraft engine for sport planes. some of its features were patented. Following completion of the initial experimental development in 1934 Denehie negotiated exclusive manufacturing rights with Aluminum Industries, Incorporated, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and joined thee firm to become Chief Experimental Engineer of their Engine Department.
In January, 1937 a bad flood on the Ohio River destroyed the project and closed down the plant. Denehie then obtained employment with the Chrysler Corpo-ration, Detroit, Michigan, where eventually he became staff assistant to B.C. Roy, President of the DeSoto Division on special assignment as a liaison officer between DeSoto and the other Chrysler divisions. 
In 1941 Chrysler took a contract to mass produce B-26 Martin bombers for the Government, Denehie was assigned to the project and sent to the martin plant at Baltimore, Maryland with a staff of men to prepare for the carrying out of the contract. As World War II started the Chrysler Detroit plant was in full oper-ation. Chrysler also contracted to produce the Wright 2300 H.P., 3350 engine and built a large factory in Chicago, Illinois for this project. During the fall of 1942 Denehie was transferred to the Chicago engine plant as an assistant to the Chief Engineer, and remained there until September, 1945 at the close of the war. 
Returning to Detroit Denehie found the Chrysler operations closed down by a general strike so he joined Preston Tucker of "Tucker Dream Car Fame" at Ypsilanti, Michigan as Tucker's assistant on the new car project. The Tucker Corporation took over the Chrysler Chicago engine plant and Denehie was assigned to supervise a complete inventory of the assets. 
When the first Tucker car was completed a nation wide sales tour was made to show the car to the public. A twin-engined cargo plane was used for this purpose and in 1948 Denehie piloted this plane from coast to coast and border to border, visiting all the major cities on Tucker car demonstration assignment. He remained  
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