See, Elliot McKay, Jr., CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1966, 131X, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve
Service Years
1953 - 1966

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Dallas, Texas
Last Address
Saint Louis, Missouri

Date of Passing
Feb 28, 1966
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 4, Lot 208, Grid T-9

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Last Known Activity
Astronaut. Born in Dallas, Texas, he was a former US Navy Commander Aviator and a experimental test pilot for the General Electric Company. From 1956 to 1962, he served as project pilot of J79-8 engine development program in connection with F4H aircraft. In September 1962, he was selected by NASA as an Astronaut pilot of the backup crew for the Gemini 5 flight and the command pilot for the Gemini 9 flight. On February 28, 1966, during an instrument landing approach flight at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation's St. Louis plant, he with Major Charles A. Bassett, were killed in the crash of their T-38 jet.
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 Duty Stations
Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve
  1956-1966, 131X, Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve
 Colleges Attended 
University of Texas at AustinUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
  1945-1947, University of Texas at Austin
  1947-1949, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  1949-1951, University of California, Los Angeles
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