COLONEL THOMAS L. THURLOW, THE NAVIGATORS' NAVIGATOR

Trevor A. Hoy

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Abstract: It is almost impossible to present a profile of Colonel Thomas 1. Thurlow which can penetrate to the root of his distinguished career by a consideration of bare facts alone. To those who worked mlder the Colonel and knew him as “Tommy Thurlow,” it was his personality as much as his record which made him such an outstanding person. Tommy Thurlow earned his claim to greatness by his contributions in the field of navigation, but in addition he was a brilliant engineer, a skillful pilot, an able officer, and the admired friend of all whom he met. Physically he was strong and active. Mentally he was a giant. He had two great qualities which endeared him as,a leader to those who worked rmder him in the Equipment laboratory at Wright Field. He never lost his ability to smile and he would support the decisions of his engineers with unfaltering loyalty.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 3
Pages: 51 - 53
Cite this article: Hoy, Trevor A., "COLONEL THOMAS L. THURLOW, THE NAVIGATORS' NAVIGATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 3, 1946, pp. 51-53.
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