Lloyd Richardson: “All Shook” And Her B-29 Crew Flew 35 Combat Missions and Survived Them All

2018-06-01T21:12:12-05:00

Lloyd and his crew completed their 35 combat missions in May, 1952. All Shook returned to the States shortly thereafter without a scratch. For his service, he was awarded the Air Medal for “meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.”

Lloyd Richardson: “All Shook” And Her B-29 Crew Flew 35 Combat Missions and Survived Them All2018-06-01T21:12:12-05:00

Delford C. (Del) Becke: Flying and Living Around the World

2018-06-01T21:12:53-05:00

During Basic Training, they gave Del a bunch of tests and said “you are good in mathematics, we have a deal for you – we want you to be an aircraft AOB (Aircraft Observer Bombardier). There is a lot involved, and it takes about a year and half or so.” Training started at Ellington AFB near Pasadena TX, then on to Mayfair, CA to complete the training.

Delford C. (Del) Becke: Flying and Living Around the World2018-06-01T21:12:53-05:00

Robert A. Jaegers: Drones were “Top Secret” in 1953

2018-06-01T21:13:53-05:00

For an only child, raised by his mother and grandmother, it certainly was a brave move to strike out on his own and one he never regretted.

Robert A. Jaegers: Drones were “Top Secret” in 19532018-06-01T21:13:53-05:00

Dr. William E. Fishman: A flight surgeon, never on an airplane before

2018-05-08T08:28:58-05:00

As it was growing dark, Whitman was forced to navigate by the full moon as he once again attempted to raise help on the radio. The plane was now running low on fuel, and Whitman’s “Mayday!” transmissions were answered.

Dr. William E. Fishman: A flight surgeon, never on an airplane before2018-05-08T08:28:58-05:00

Kenneth D. Koehler: The service was fun but also very real

2018-05-08T08:34:53-05:00

Basic Training was the best thing that ever happened to him in the service. “It wasn’t that I was a wild kid, I just had a lot of wild and goofy things I was doing. The service helped nail me down and straighten me up.”

Kenneth D. Koehler: The service was fun but also very real2018-05-08T08:34:53-05:00

Ralph W. Mueller: From printing to surgery in one quick enlistment

2018-05-08T08:29:51-05:00

Practical nursing duties, like making a hospital bed and caring for patients was also part of his training, as well as general maintenance of a surgical unit. Despite having no medical background, Ralph was enthusiastic about his new assignment and says “when you love something, you can learn anything.”

Ralph W. Mueller: From printing to surgery in one quick enlistment2018-05-08T08:29:51-05:00

Frank S. Colin: Learning from an indiscretion

2017-09-06T22:15:48-05:00

Korean War veteran Frank Colin turned a youthful indiscretion into an opportunity that led him down a pathway he now remembers with pride.

Frank S. Colin: Learning from an indiscretion2017-09-06T22:15:48-05:00

William (Bill) Curry: An ear to the action

2017-07-09T22:48:19-05:00

Bill Curry used his top security clearance and his training as a radio operator to monitor and scan radio signals during the Korean War.

William (Bill) Curry: An ear to the action2017-07-09T22:48:19-05:00

Milton Diller: A photographer’s eye

2017-06-16T22:36:52-05:00

As a photo interpretation specialist during the Korean War, Airman Second Class Milton (Milt) Diller never left U.S. soil, but without his service, there’s no telling how many lives might have been lost nearly 6,000 miles away.

Milton Diller: A photographer’s eye2017-06-16T22:36:52-05:00