Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Roland Erhard "Auz"


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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.07.1927
Birthplace:  Bemidji / Minnesota
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  ??.??.1962
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 17.09.1962
Day of death:  20.10.1987
Place of death:  Kaneohe / Hawaii

Additional information

Captain, USN, Ret.; member of the "Blue Angels" in 1953/54; semi finalist in NASA group 2 selection. He was a graduate of Empire Test Pilot School in Farnbourough, England (1959), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California (1960).AstroPhysics Degree. Chief Test Pilot for the F8 at VX4 at Point Mugu, California. He was Xo and Skipper of VF24 based at Miramar Naval Air Station making 2 combat cruises to Viet Nam.


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