Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Colonel Harold G. Russell 1919-2009

Colonel Harold G. Russell began a 26-year military career in 1941 and served as a B-17 pilot in Europe. During this service, he and his crew were shot down – Colonel Russell spent two years as a prisoner of war. He attended the Air Force Test Pilot School in 1951 and served ten years as a test pilot and program manager, testing the fighter and bomber aircraft of the fifties, and managing the advanced research aircraft programs of that era. He commanded the 6555th Aerospace Test Wing and finished his Air Force career assigned to NASA in Washington, DC. Colonel Russell completed a bachelor degree in engineering science from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago