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Horner, Richard Elmer
American USAF officer, associated with aerospace activities through out his career, pilot during World War II, and duty between 1945 and 1949 as director of flight test engineering at Wright Field, Ohio. Secretary of the Air Force for R&D from 1956-1958. Involved in decisions regarding the earliest Air Force satellite and manned spacecraft programs.

Born: 1917-10-24. Died: 2002-02-28.

Biography

Richard E. Horner *47 - Published in June 9, 2004, issue Princeton Alumni Weekly

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard E. Horner died in San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 28, 2002. He was 84.

Horner received his master's in aeronautical engineering from Princeton. During WWII he served in the Air Force. Subsequently, he became Flight Test Technical Director at Edwards Air Force Base and then assistant secretary of the Air Force for research and development during the Eisenhower administration. In later years he worked for the Northrop Corp. and the former E.F. Johnson Co.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, a son and daughter, and six grandchildren.



Country: USA. Agency: USAF. Bibliography: 535.

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