About Achievements – Alexander Kartveli
Alexander Kartveli, born Alexander Kartvelishvili, (Georgian: ალექსანდრე ქართველიშვილი) 1896–1974) is considered to be one of the most important aircraft designers in US history and the world. Born in Tbilisi, he moved to the U.S.A. in 1928 to design fighter aircraft.
His major projects included the design of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane used by the United States Army Air Force in World War Two.
He also designed the post-war F-105 Thunderstreak and F-84 Thunderjet jet fighters.
Because of the classified nature of his work his achievements were not made public until after his death.