Burnelli, Vincent Justus
- William M. Leary
Burnelli, Vincent Justus (22 November 1895–22 June 1964), aircraft designer, was born Vincent Justus Buranelli in Temple, Texas, the son of Vincent Justus Buranelli and Margaret Myers. His parents’ occupations are unknown, as is the reason for the changed spelling of his last name. Burnelli attended local schools in Temple; in Monterey, Mexico; and, after 1907, in the New York City area. He studied mechanical engineering for three years at St. Peter’s College in New Jersey but apparently did not earn a degree....