Monday, August 31, 2009

Donald P. Germeraad 1921-1992

Donald P. Germeraad served in the US Navy during WW2, flying aircraft in the Pacific theatre. He was awarded thirteen Navy combat and service medals. He was a Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Jet and Transport Squadrons.
Post war he joined Convair in 1946 and was with them,General Dynamics and Astronautics for 20years. He was project pilot and flew the maiden flights of the Convair XP5Y,R3Y,240 Turboliner,Cv880 and CV990.
Latterly, he was involved with deep sea submersibles and ground effect machines.