Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lawrence A.Clousing 1906-2002

Test pilot Lawrence A. Clousing climbs into his Lockheed P-80 aircraft for a test flight at the Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, Moffett Field, California. in 1948.

Lawrence A.Clousing was born in Minnesota in 1906. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with an elctrical engineering degree in 1927. He became a Naval reservist and won his wings at Pensacola,Fla. He joined NACA in 1938.

He set a speed record of 658miles an hour in a Lockheed P-80 in 1948