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Barry Morris Goldwater

  • Oversaw the construction of a flying school at Yuma, Arizona, during World War II where he earned his wings and helped to develop the vastly superior “curve of pursuit” training method, which revolutionized gunnery results.
  • Participated in ferrying fighter planes to Europe and as the chief pilot flying supply routes to the China-Burma-India Theater.
  • Elected to the senate in 1952 and co-sponsored legislation creating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Was a U.S. Presidential candidate in 1964.
  • Supported NASA research programs, all-volunteer military, the National Air and Space Museum, recognizing WASP pilots as World War II veterans, and building a Vietnam War Memorial.

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