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The Mathematician Who Saved Hundreds of Flight Crews

This Jewish refugee took a different approach to armoring planes.

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  • While doomed planes did sometimes manage to land, they were usually lost at sea or in enemy territory. Abraham Wald successfully argued that the military should estimate where they were hit when determining what parts of planes they should armor. 

    Photo Credit: US Navy via We Are the Mighty