A photograph taken from the air of “G-Whiz,” the Mayo Clinic Dauntless Dive Bomber plane used for testing the G-suit and other innovations.
If you watched “Top Gun: Maverick” this summer, you saw a fictional portrayal of how fighter pilots can perform incredible aerial maneuvers at high G-forces, or the force of gravity. Here’s the story about the role Mayo Clinic had in enabling pilots to reach those heights and possibly win a war.
In 1942, as members of their community joined the service or started jobs supporting the military, the U.S. government secretly tasked a small group of Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers to develop technology that would help lead the U.S. and its Allies to victory a few years later.
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