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 Don Richard Ostrander

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Don Richard Ostrander

Birth
Stockbridge, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Oct 1972 (aged 58)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 30, Lot 601 RH
Memorial ID 7721553 View Source
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United States Air Force Major General. Born in Stockbridge, Michigan, he began his military career a engineer graduate from West Point in 1937. During World war II, he helped modify the P-38 airplane to accommodate a bombardier with the Norden bombsight. He also served as bombardier on the initial test missions of this aircraft over Europe. After the war, he served as Chief of Plans, Engineering Division of the newly formed US Air Force Command. From 1950 to 1954, he was deputy commander, 6540th Missile Test Wing and was assistant deputy commander for weapon systems, 1955 to 1958. In 1959, as deputy commander of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, he became director of NASA's launch vehicle programs responsible for the Saturn program. He retired from the Air Force as Major General vice commander of the Ballistic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command on October 16, 1965.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Created by: Laurie
  • Added: 29 Jul 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7721553
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7721553/don-richard-ostrander : accessed ), memorial page for Don Richard Ostrander (24 Sep 1914–26 Oct 1972), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7721553, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Laurie (contributor 2811407) .