Status: Deceased; Active 1962-1963. Born: 1928-04-12. Died: 1967-09-13. Birth Place: Lawrence, Kansas.
Born in Lawrence Kansas; married with five children (Steve, Gary, David, Sharon and Mike). Received BS in aeronautical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1958. He was an experimental test pilot at Edwards AFB when selected for the X-20 program. After the X-20 was cancelled, he returned to active flight duty with the USAF. He was killed in the explosion of his F-105 at Kadena AFB, Okinawa. Died in Kadena AFB, Okinawa, JAPAN.
The group was selected to provide pilots for X-20A Dyna-Soar spaceplane flights.. Qualifications: Assigned from pool of active USAF and NASA Test Pilots.. Ten test pilots (7 USAF, 3 NASA) underwent physical examinations in August 1959. Seven were secretly selected in April 1960.