Born: United States of America
Primarily active in: United States of America

Howard Haldane (Hal) Hawes Jr., president of Vought Helicopter Incorporated, collapsed and was pronounced dead at a Dallas hospital March 26 from an apparent heart attack.  He was 52.  A veteran aerospace figure, Hawes became president of the LTV Aerospace Corp. helicopter subsidiary last Sept. 1 on the retirement of Joseph Silverman, VHI's first president.

Hawes joined Chance Vought Corp., a predecessor company to LTV Aerospace, in 1941, as a production control group leader.  Following military service in the Navy in WW II, he returned to the company and advanced through a series of management positioins.

Hawes served as deputy program director for the A-7 Corsair II aircraft, materials manager, vice president-materials and product assurance, and vice president-manufacturing.  He later served as vice president-operations and was vice president- special assistant to the president of what was then Vought Aeronautics Co. immediately prior to being elected president of VHI.

Obituary (pg-18) : VERTIFLITE May/June 1973