John W. Brean at work

John Brean at work
Courtesy MIT Museum

John W. Brean (right), MIT Radiation Laboratory staff member.


John William Brean '51 (non-degree) was a graduate of Northeastern University. During World War II, MIT increased its recruitment of women and black research staff for service at the Radiation Laboratory and other wartime emergency units. Brean worked as a technician in the Rad Lab's DIV 9, Airborne Systems, during which he participated in a 1944 Pentagon Demonstration of radar plot bombing technique. He was promoted to staff member after the war.

Timeline: 1950s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Object: Image
Collection: John Brean, MIT Rad Lab, Potential Output 1946-1954, Staff