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Lanphier



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Lanphier
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Lanphier, Thomas G (1915-1987) American manager, as pilot in WW2, one of the group that shot down Yamamoto in 1943. Secretary of the Air Force, 1949-1950; VP at Convair,1951-1960, at Raytheon from 1962.

Lanphier graduated from Stanford. He served with the Army Air Force in World War II, ending the war as a fighter ace after shooting down nine Japanese aircraft over the south Pacific. He was one of the group that shot down Admiral Yamamoto in 1943. After the war he was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, 1949-1950; then a Vice President of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, 1951-1960; then President of Fairbanks, Morse, and Company, 1960-1962; before becoming Vice President for Corporate Planning of Raytheon in 1962.

Born: 1915.11.27.
Died: 1987.11.26.

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  • Launius, Roger D, NASA Chief Historian, NASA History Office Home Page, Web Address when accessed: here.

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1987 November 26 - .
  • Death of Thomas G Lanphier - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Lanphier. Summary: American manager, as pilot in WW2, one of the group that shot down Yamamoto in 1943. Secretary of the Air Force, 1949-1950; VP at Convair,1951-1960, at Raytheon from 1962..

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