Walter J. Boyne

Walter J. Boyne (February 2, 1929 – January 9, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He was a director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association.

Walter J. Boyne
Pilot Walter Boyne in the 1950s
Born(1929-02-02)February 2, 1929
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJanuary 9, 2020(2020-01-09) (aged 90)
Calverton, Maryland, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service19511974 (23 years)
Rank Colonel
Commands held635th Services Squadron
Other workMuseum Director
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