Saturday, November 08, 2008

Daniel Darnell Jr 1920-1998

Daniel Darnell joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and flew P-38’s in North Africa and Italy.
He was awarded the Silver Star, DFC and Croix de Guerre. After the war he attended Test pilots school at Wright-Patterson in 1948 and was assigned to the fighter test section. In 1950 he joined North American Aviation and was involved in testing the F-86, F-100, B-45, AJ-1 and AJ-2. He joined Northrop in the 1960’s, flying various models of the F-5 and also the T-38, retiring in 1986. He died in 1998.