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Aeronautical engineer

William James McCroskey, American aeronautical engineer. Recipient French Medaille l'Aeronautique, 1994, Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development von Kármán medal, 1995, National Academy Engineering, 1996.


McCroskey, William James was born on March 9, 1937 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Son of J. M. and W. Elizabeth McCroskey.


Bachelor of Science, University Texas, 1960. Master of Science, Princeton University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1966.


Research associate Princeton University, 1966. Research engineer United States Army Aeromechanics Laboratory, Moffett Field, California, 1966-1980. Senior research scientist United States Army and National Aeronautics and Space Administration Aeronautics Directorate, 1980—2000.

Retired, 2000

Exchange scientist Office National Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiale, Châtillon, France, 1972-1973. Member fluid dynamics panel North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, 1976-1994, chairman, 1989-1991.


With United States Army, 1966-1968. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Outstanding Engineer San Francisco section 1975, fluid dynamics tech committee 1984-1988, international activities committee since 1990). Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Freeman scholar award 1976), American Helicopter Society (Howard Hughes award 1991).


Married Elizabeth W. Wear, January 31, 1960. Children: Nancy E., Susan C.

J. M.

W. Elizabeth McCroskey

Elizabeth W. Wear

Nancy E. McCroskey

Susan C. McCroskey