Biographies of Astronaut and Cosmonaut Candidates


Milton Harold II "Milt" "Doc"


Milton Bank

Personal data

Birthdate:  11.08.1935
Birthplace:  Brockton, Massachusetts
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  ??.??.1965
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 04.04.1966
Day of death:  25.05.2010
Place of death:  Monterey, California

Additional information

Lt. Cdr., US Navy. Mr. Bank flew aboard four aircraft carriers during his career as a naval aviator, including a combat tour flying missions over Vietnam, until diabetes forced his retirement from active duty in 1968. He earned graduate degrees from NPS, Stanford University and Georgia Institute of Technology. He was certified as a Prévot d"Armes (instructor) in fencing, which he coached at Monterey Peninsula College for more than 35 years, and co-founded the Monterey Peninsula Fencing Club. As a naval aviator he was sent to Vietnam with VF-213, reporting aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in March of 1967. Ph.D. in Aero-Structures in 1971. He served as Director of Academics at the School of Aviation Safety (SAS). Mr. Bank joined the faculty of NPS in 1971, teaching first in the Department of Aeronautics and then in the School of Aviation Safety. After retiring from teaching in 2005, he worked at the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS), a research center at NPS that operates unmanned scientific research aircraft and provides air vehicle support to the military on training exercises and with tests, evaluations and operational demonstrations of military technology.


Last update on September 28, 2021.