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Jeffries, Walter Matthew

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2003 AD
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1921 – Born on August 12th in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Matt Jeffries, the man who designed the fictional Starship Enterprise for the original television series "Star Trek".

         – During World War II Jeffries was a flight engineer and copilot on B-17s, flying combat missions out of England, Africa and Italy earning the Bronze Star and Air Medal.

1964 – Gene Roddenberry approached Matt to design the ship for a new TV series, Star Trek.

1966 – Designed the Enterprise before the series first appeared, and remained with the show for years.

2003 – Died on July 21st at the age of 82 in Sherman Oaks Hospital.