Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Robert C.Little 1925-2018

Bob Little was a P-51 pilot in WWII,flying 68 combat missions. He was awarded the DFC and Air Medal with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters. After the war, Bob joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation with whom he worked with until retirement in 1989.
During the Test Flying portion of his career with McDonnell Douglas, Bob flew the first flights on four of the company's well known fighter aircraft:-
F3H-1 Demon on 24 December 1953
F-101A Voodoo on 29 September 1954
F-101B Voodoo on 27 March 1957
F-4H-1 Phantom on 27 May 1958.
He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and was awarded the J.H.Doolittle Award for outstanding professional accomplishment in aerospace technical management and engineering.