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Capt Walter Stuart Diehl
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Birth: Dec. 3, 1893
Jonesborough
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 21, 1976
District Of Columbia, USA

Walter Diehl was a pioneer of aerodynamics and aircraft design. Serving in the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, he directed the Navy's work in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics from 1918 until 1951. He was responsible for the funding, programs, and facilities of the Aerodynamics Laboratory. The author of the authoritative Engineering Aerodynamics, he actively participated in and strongly influenced continuing advances in aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.

He initiated action that led to establishment of the David W. Taylor Model Basin at Carderock, Maryland, the Aircraft Research Station at Chincoteague, Virginia, and the Navy's test flight unit at the Naval Air Station Anacostia in Washington, D.C., which later developed into the U.S. Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent, Maryland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Stuart_Diehl 
 
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 Parents:
  William Polk Diehl (1866 - 1948)
  Lydia Susanna Showalter Diehl (1870 - 1904)
 
 Spouse:
  Zulime Summers Diehl (1895 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Zulime W Diehl (1925 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin Showalter Diehl (1889 - 1961)*
  Walter Stuart Diehl (1893 - 1976)
  Frances Susanna Diehl Miller (1904 - 1973)*
  William Polk Diehl (1911 - 1970)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Marlin Diehl
Record added: Jun 04, 2010
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