Born: February 18, 1930 in Haverford, Pennsylvania
Died: October 31, 1964 at Ellington AF Base, Texas (plane crash)
Joined NASA: October 17, 1963
B.Sc., US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1953
M.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1960
Graduate of the USAF Experimental Test Pilot School and the USAF Aerospace Research Pilot School.
Working as a flight test engineer and flight test instructor at Edwards AFB, California when he was selected by NASA.
Died in the crash of his T-38 jet after a snow goose crashed through the canopy during his landing approach. He had time to eject but was too low and his parachute did not fully deploy.