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with Tucker until the project folded up, at which time he assisted in the liquidation of the company assets.

Following this Denehie was appointed as a qualified USAF Aircraft Engine Inspector, assigned to the former Chicago Chrysler plant which was turned over to the Ford Motor Company for the engine production after the Tucker deal. Later Denehie was transferred to the Chicago Quartermaster Depot, Procurement Branch, assigned to Ordance Materials. During the 1940's Denehie served with the Michigan and Illinois Civil Air Patrol. He remained with the U.S. Army Procurement Branch at Chicago for fifteen years, eventually serving a seven-state Mid-Central District.

Denehie retired from this position and is still living in DeKalb, Illinois. He is a member of the Early Birds, American Legion, the Masonic Order and founder member of the Aircraft Engineers Flying Club.

Flying Pioneer, Early Bird William A. Denehie has devoted his lifetime to aviation and automative work, starting during the early period and continuing into post World War II flying of both large and small aircraft. During his notable career he advanced to become an industrial management and procurement specialist with a varied and wide experience in these fields. Great credit is due him for this noteworthy aviation accomplishments.
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