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Hawkins, Willis M.


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  • Fuller Name

    • Willis Moore
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1913-12-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 2004-09-28
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lockheed Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lockheed Missiles and Space Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Lockheed-California Company
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Kansas City (Mo.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Woodland Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Gender

        male
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  • Sources

    • found: nuc88-79593: His Maintaining aerospace leadership, c1983(hdg. on DSI rept.: Hawkins, Willis M.; usage: Willis M. Hawkins)
    • found: Wikipedia, November 16, 2015(Willis Hawkins; Willis Moore Hawkins (December 1, 1913-September 28, 2004) was an aeronautical engineer for Lockheed for more than fifty years; he was hired in 1937, immediately after receiving his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan; he contributed to the designs of a number of historic Lockheed aircraft, including the Constellation, P-80 Shooting Star, XF-90, F-94 Starfire, and F-104 Starfighter; during World War II, he was part of the group of Lockheed designers who designed the first American attempt at a jet plane, the Lockheed L-133; in 1951, he led the design team that created the proposal for the Lockheed Model 82, which would become the legendary C-130 Hercules, with Joseph F. Ware, Jr. as Flight Test Engineer in charge; Hawkins started the Lockheed Missiles and Space Company and served as President; he was elected a Vice President of the Lockheed Corporation in 1960 and later served on the corporation's board of directors; Hawkins served as Assistant Secretary for Research and Development for the US Army from 1962 to 1965, where he was instrumental in starting development of the M1 Abrams main battle tank; he retired from Lockheed in 1980, but Lockheed chairman Roy Anderson brought Hawkins back to run the Lockheed-California Company on an interim basis in the 1980s; Hawkins retired for good in 1986)
    • found: ancestry.com, November 16, 2016(Willis Moore Hawkins; Willis M. Hawkins; born Decemer 1, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri; died September 28. 2004 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California)
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    • 1988-06-30: new
    • 2015-11-18: revised
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