Friday, November 07, 2008

L. J. “Jack” Walton 1922-1973

'Jack' Walton joined US Marine Corps in 1944 and served in Pacific theater. He gained a BS Aero Engineering at Kansas University 1948 and therafter joined the Douglas Aircraft Company as a design engineer between 1948-1950. He g raduated from US Navy TPS at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1953. He joined Chance Vought as an experimental test pilot in 1952,flying the Cutlass and Crusader. He died of a heart attack in 1973 at the age of 51