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Naval officer

Walter Stuart Diehl, American naval officer. Member aerodynamics committee and several subordinate coms. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.; Fellow Institute of Aeronautical Sciences; member American Rose Society, Tau Beta Pi.; Mason (32 degree).

Background

Diehl, Walter Stuart was born on December 3, 1893 in Jonesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of William Polk and Lydia (Showalter) Diehl.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1915. Graduate study in aeronautical engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, May-September 1918.

Career

Engineer The Fulton Company, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1915-1917. Enlisted in the United States Navy, August 1917. Aviation Ground School, Massachusetts Institute Technology, November 1917-February 1918.

Flight training, Pensacola, February-May 1918. Commissioned ensign United States Naval Reserve, July 1918, Lieutenant, United States Navy, 1920, commander, 1938, captain, 1942. Specialist on airplane design and research and applied aerodynamics.

Membership

Member aerodynamics committee and several subordinate coms. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Fellow Institute of Aeronautical Sciences.

Member American Rose Society, Tau Beta Pi. Mason (32 degree).; Clubs: National Sojourners, Potomac Appalachian Trial.

Connections

Married Zulime Summers, March 21, 1923. Children: Zulime Whitney, Walter Colburn.

father:
William Polk Diehl

mother:
Lydia (Showalter) Diehl

spouse:
Zulime Summers

children:
Zulime Whitney Diehl

Walter Colburn Diehl