Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


William John


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Personal data

Birthdate:  11.05.1931
Birthplace:  Chicago, Illinois
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.??.1963
Position:  Pilot
Status:  Ret. ??.??.????
Day of death:  02.02.2017
Place of death:  Sarasota, Florida

Additional information

Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.; bachelor of science in military science from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, 1953; master of science in systems management from the University of Southern California, 1968; graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., 1972; 1963 as military astronaut - class-4 selected; served f.e. in Bitburg (Germany), Edwards AFB and at the headquarter, USAF; retired from the USAF on July 01, 1985 as vice commander in chief, Strategic Air Command, with headquarters at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; later working for Martin Marietta Corp., Lockheed California Co. and Redifusion Simulation Inc.; hobbies: golf, skiing and power boating.


Last update on April 30, 2018.