The most experienced research pilot in the race for supersonic flight!
Eugene Francis May was my grandmother's younger brother. Uncle Gene was a test pilot for Douglas Aircraft from 1941 through 1952 and contributed much to the advancement of aviation. He is best known for his work with the D558-1 Skystreak and the D558-2 Skyrocket (the "X-planes that weren't" -- the Navy's counterpart to the Air Force's X-1 & 2). But there was much more to the man and his career.
These pages are the precursor to a Gene's biography that my wife and I are writing. While the book will go into more detail, this web site will cover the highlights of his life.
I have only begun this project and much, much more will be added in the future --- some right away and more down the road -- so please check back again to see what's been added.
If, by chance, you knew Gene or have any Gene May information you'd like to share, PLEASE contact me at Webmaster@GeneMay.info
Gene was indeed the yardstick used to see if the other pilots measured up and had the Right Stuff!
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