Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Ostranders in:
 • Arlington National Cemetery
 • Arlington
 • Arlington County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Don Richard Ostrander
Birth: Sep. 24, 1914
Death: Oct. 26, 1972

United States Air Force Major General. Born in Stockbridge, Michigan, he began his military career a engineer graduate from West Point in 1937. During World war II, he helped modify the P-38 airplane to accommodate a bombardier with the Norden bombsight. He also served as bombardier on the initial test missions of this aircraft over Europe. After the war, he served as Chief of Plans, Engineering Division of the newly formed US Air Force Command. From 1950 to 1954, he was deputy commander, 6540th Missile Test Wing and was assistant deputy commander for weapon systems, 1955 to 1958. In 1959, as deputy commander of the Advanced Research Projects Agency, he became director of NASA's launch vehicle programs responsible for the Saturn program. He retired from the Air Force as Major General vice commander of the Ballistic Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command on October 16, 1965. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  James Lee Ostrander (1956 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 30, Lot 601 RH
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Laurie
Record added: Jul 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7721553
Don Richard Ostrander
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Don Richard Ostrander
Added by: Anne Cady
 
Don Richard Ostrander
Added by: Anne Cady
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014

- elaine bailey
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Sep. 24, 2014
There are 47 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 30 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service