Saturday, November 08, 2008

Ray Tenhoff 1922-1960


Ray Tenhoff joined the Army Air Corps in WWII and Ferried fighters & cargo aircraft, he also flew cargo missions in India. Post war he gained a BS Aero Engineering degree in 1949, graduated from USAF Test pilot school in 1951 and from USN Test pilot school in 1953.

He joined Northrop Aircraft in 1949 as an experimental test pilot,flying the F-89 and C-125 and then the CAA in 1958, then joined Convair later the same year. He died in 1960 in a B-58 Hustler accident at the age of 38. He was also the first SETP President between 1956/57.