28 February 1941 – The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948
William Wilson Taylor
Bill Taylor is the former Senior Mathematician of RAND Corporation’s Project AIR FORCE Office at Langley Air Force Base. His primary responsibility was to act as liaison between RAND and the Air Combat Command. His research examined fighter unit experience and other readiness issues associated with operational unit training. Bill is the author of several books and many publications based on his research.
Before coming to Langley, Bill analyzed readiness and manpower issues as a senior mathematician in RAND’s Washington DC office. Prior to joining RAND, Bill had a career as an Air Force fighter pilot, having logged 4600 flying hours and flown 156 combat missions in Southeast Asia. He commanded fighter squadrons in Japan and the Philippines and a fighter-group equivalent in Korea.(1)
To read articles published by Dr. William W. Taylor, go to https://www.rand.org/pubs/authors/t/taylor_william_w.html