On September 19, 1939, General
H. H. Arnold, Chief of the U. S. Army Air Corp, wrote a glowing recommendation on the Burnelli
design principles to the Secretary of War wherein he concluded:
The main point of contention,
surrounding the suppression of Burnelli, is around two conflicting
reports; both emitted by the U.S. Army Air Corps. The first is
a glowing 1939 report recommending
Burnelli Aircraft, the second is a 1941
report which was promptly classified stating that Burnelli
aircraft had absolutely no value and would never be looked at
again, yet today the most sophisticated and high-performance aircraft
are built and projected in accordance with Burnelli principles.
Why is the Pentagon refusing to acknowledge the fallacy of the
classified 1941 report or retract the technical falsifications
"In my opinion it is essential, in the interest of the national
defense, that this procurement be authorized."
In September of 1941, the US Army
Air Corps contrived a report,
immediately classified, and which concluded:
"The Committee recommends
that the Air Corps inform both the Central Aircraft Corporation
and V. J. Burnelli Airplanes, Inc., and any other concern which
may later possibly become interested in the Burnelli `lifting
fuselage', that this design is of no interest to the Air Corps
and that for this reason no further correspondence, consultations,
or reviewing of data embodying this design will ever again be
considered by the Air Corps or the Material Division."
Then, to compound the viciousness
of this conclusion in the 1941 report, the Department of Defense
indiscriminately disseminated the technical falsifications contained
in the report to prevent the Burnelli Company from competing in
the civil market place. Furthermore, political influence was used
in post-war Europe to prevent Burnelli aircraft from being manufactured
The Burnelli Company did not have
sight of the 1941 report until 1961 because it had been classified!
An immediate protest was made to Secretary of Defense McNamara
accompanied with demands for a retraction but the Pentagon continued
its wide dissemination of the technical falsifications despite
the fact the Defense Department and NASA commenced funding Burnelli
competitors to utilize Burnelli technology in aircraft such as
the F-14, F-15, F-22, the Aurora and the X-33.
Northrop and Douglas based their B-2 and the BWB respectively on Mr. Burnelli's 1940's technology. The resort to
Burnelli technology by these companies proves conclusively that
Mr. Burnelli's design principles have always been correct and
that the 1941 report has always been fraudulent.
The blatant dishonesty of the
Department of Defense, the FAA, NASA,
and affiliated civil organizations for almostsix decadesis beyond
description hence all the documentation is provided so you can
see for yourself.
The basis for preventing Burnelli
a chance, or building Burnelli-type aircraft
remains to this day, the 1941 report - in spite of the facts. General Bennett Myers who signed the
1941 report went to jail after the war, for wartime aircraft procurement
Each of the agencies or corporations
listed under "Evidence of Corruption" has consistently
engaged in deceit. The consequences of their actions are so far
reaching as to lead to the premature death of countless people.
Despite having been given notice of their criminal acts, their
One of the most egregious examples
of deceit is a letter written by Sanford
N. McDonnell, then President of the McDonnell Douglas
Corporation (MDC), on September 5, 1973 to Mrs. Vincent Burnelli,
a grieving widow. McDonnell said: "We recognize the many
advantages of this concept but are not interested in it for our
own use at McDonnell Douglas Corporation." [emphasis added - see also picture above]. This statement was an untruth because, at the time, they were deeply involved in the F-15 program, the F-15 being
an almost exact copy of the Fighter plane Mr. Burnelli offered
to the Pentagon in 1948! Then in 1995, McDonnell
Douglas announced their Blended-Wing-Body design,
which clearly embraces the 1940s technology of Mr. Burnelli (see
Patent #2,586,299, filed September 11, 1945).
The record shows the Burnelli
Company had repeatedly advised MDC of their ownership of lifting-body
rights but MDC did not respond until 6
November 1984. MDC replied that the F-15 program contract
contains an authorization and Consent Clause which transfers any
liability MDC may have to the U.S. Government. Was that an admission?
If it wasn't why mention the transfer of liability? This is a
perfect example of how government agencies collude with manufacturers
to steal technology from the original inventor and developer.
It is unlikely that this tragic
episode of clear-cut treachery in the Department of Defense, could
have developed if the American people had monitored the activities
of their elected and appointed officials. Their complacence and
procrastination cause one to recall Plato's words:
"The penalty good
men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil
To avoid a continuation of this
state of affairs, this web-site is making it easy for the people
to have access to the actual documentation involved so that each
may see how subtle and deceitful corporate and government officials
are in their corruption.
The Burnelli Supporters sincerely hope you will help eradicate
this cancer which has already destroyed the free-enterprise system
and has seriously corroded the foundations of this great country. HELP!!!