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Thomas Victor Jones


Engineer

Born: July 21, 1920 in Pomona, California
Death: January 7, 2014
Enshrined: 1992

Went to work for the Douglas Aircraft Company in 1942 after receiving his engineering degree.

Established the Aeronautical Institute of Technology of Brazil from 1947—1951.

Went to work for the Rand Corporation where he led the design of the hi-bypass engine, enabling the development of a wide body heavy-lift cargo aircraft.

Joined the Northrop Corporation in 1953 where he served as President, Chief Executive and Chairman, and retired as Chairman in 1990.

Involved in the development of the F-5 tactical fighter most widely used American built fighter, the F/A-18 Hornet most versatile tactical trainer, the F-20 Tigershark, and the B-2 bomber unmatched in air supremacy.

Received the Reed Aeronautics Award in 1985 and the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy of the National Aeronautic Association in 1989.

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