|Birth Day||February 14, 1913|
|Age||107 YEARS OLD|
Adventurous aviator who became the test pilot for Lockheed's first generation of jets.
He dropped out of high school to pursue his passion for flight.
He nearly broke his back when an experimental jet he was piloting crashed during its test flight.
He was born in Minnesota, and he and his family moved to California following his father's death.
He and Alex Henshaw were fellow airplane racers and test pilots.