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William Elmer Zins

consultant , aerospace engineer

William Elmer Zins, American aerospace consultant. Decorated Army Commendation medal. United States delegate Federation Aeronautical International, National Aeronautical Association, Washington, 1961-1974. Member Twirly Birds (founder, president 1960-1964), Air Force Association, American Helicopter Society, Association United States Army.; Club: Military Officers.

Background

Zins, William Elmer was born on November 29, 1912 in Cincinnati. Son of Matthew and Carolyn (Naegele) Zins.

Education

B.Aerospace Engineering, University Cincinnati, 1937. M.Aerospace Engineering, New York University, 1944. Design engineer Consolidated Aircraft, San Diego, 1938-1939.

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1939, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, 1951. Rated command pilot, 1939-1959, retired, 1959. Director customer service Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1959-1974.

Aerospace consultant, since 1974. Co-holder world helicopter record for distance in straight line, 1946.

Career

Design engineer Consolidated Aircraft, San Diego, 1938—1939. Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, 1939. Lieutenant colonel, 1951.

Rated command pilot, 1939—1959. Retired, 1959

Director customer service Kaman Aerospace Corporation, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1959—1974. Aerospace consultant, from 1974.

United States delegate Federation Aeronautical International, National Aeronautical Association, Washington, 1961—1974.

Membership

Member Twirly Birds (founder, president 1960-1964), Air Force Association, American Helicopter Society, Association United States Army. Club: Military Officers.

Connections

Married Phyllis Marguerite Pengelly, June 29, 1940. Children– Jack Robert, Margot Lee, Becky Joy.

father:
Matthew Zins

mother:
Carolyn (Naegele) Zins

spouse:
Phyllis Marguerite Pengelly

children:
Jack Robert Zins

Margot Lee Zins

Becky Joy Zins