J. Ross Hunter
United States of America
J. Ross Hunter was a Boeing customer service representative and was a charter member of the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center He was a member of AHS since 1952 and was active in the St. Louis and Dayton chapters. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War ll as a B-24 pilot in the South Pacific. Following the war, he pursued an engineering degree at Purdue University and, after graduation, he joined Piasecki Aircraft. By 1953, Mr. Hunter was the Piasecki customer representative to the US Army Transportation Corps in St. Louis. With Norman Gorenberg of McDonnell Aircraft and others, he assisted in the creation of the AHS St. Louis Chapter and served as its president. He later worked with Boeing both in Philadelphia and at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He retired in 1985 but continued to participate in the AHS Dayton chapter meeting. He died on December 27, 1998.
AHS Update: Vertiflite Summer 1999