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Driggs left the company in 1925 to start his own firm, and Johnson then en-gaged D.E. Dunlap as an engineer. The development of the company continued, and in 1926 design work was started on a third Johnson aircraft. Announced in January, 1927, it was called the "Johnson Twin-60." It was a small biplane of 27-foot span, using two pusher British-built 2-cylinder-opposed air-cooled Bristol "Cherub" engines of 32 h.p. each. Designed as a 2-seater tandem, ultra safe, twin engine light plane for commercial and pri[[strikethrough]] c [[/strikethrough]]vate flying, it underwent considerable test development before Johnson eventually abandoned the project. James Johnson resigned from the firm in 1972 to go with the U.S. Navy Bureau of Aeronautics. The Johnson Aeroplane and Supply Company continued in business until late 1938 when Johnson became Sales Manager for the Variety Aircraft Corporation, [[strikethrough]] ' [[/strikethrough]] Dayton, Ohio. As contractors to the United States Government, the firm manufactur- [[checkmark]] [[strikethrough]] ing [[/strikethrough]] ed a line of aircraft accessories. He remained in this capacity through 1939, [[checkmark]] then []becmae [[/edit]] Government Representative for the Aero Equipment Corporation, of Bryan, Ohio. [[checkmark]] During World War II Johnson served in a technical capacity at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairfield, Ohio, then about 1948 moved to California to join [[checkmark]] Consolidated-V[[strikethrough]]a [[/strikethrough]]ultee Aircraft at San Diego. There on July 14, 1949, at age 64, Johnson was killed when his car crashed into the column of an overhead bridge following a sudden heart attack. He was survived by his wife, a son and two [[checkmark]] daughters. He was a founding [[strikethrough]] M [[/strikethrough]]ember of the Early Birds, a Shriner, a member of the Institute of Aeronautical Science and National Aeronautic Association, as well as a member of the Dayton Engineers Club and Kiwanis. Flying Pioneer, Early Bird, Edward A. Johnson had a very distinctive career in early American aviation history and contributed much toward its progressive development. A very competent and active pilot, he established and conducted a [[checkmark]] successful aircraft and flying business for several years and was well-known and highly respected throughout the industry. 3.
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