|Birthplace:||Paragould / Arkansas|
|Date of death:||01.01.1990|
|Place of death::||Melbourne / Florida|
Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the USAF Institute of Technology, 1954; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; he flew 10 combat missions during World War II and more then 100 in the Korean War; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 1; was selected as pilot for X-20 Dyna-Soar; later again pilot in the USAF; then Commander, Test Operations, Edwards AFB, California (until 1978); later Testpilot and Director of Operations, Tracor Flight Systems Inc. in Newport Beach, California.
Last update on July 05, 2009.