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

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

Wally P. Wienert: Getting ready to fly

2017-08-05T09:32:04-05:00

Wally Wienert served in the Navy from 1948 to 1952. He was assigned to the USS Boxer CV21, a carrier that made four trips back and forth to Korea.

Wally P. Wienert: Getting ready to fly2017-08-05T09:32:04-05:00

Pascal A. ‘Pat’ Gerard: Keeping a secret

2017-07-19T09:42:18-05:00

Can you keep a secret? For many years Pat Gerard wasn’t allowed to talk about what he did during his time in service. But today, he can speak freely.

Pascal A. ‘Pat’ Gerard: Keeping a secret2017-07-19T09:42:18-05:00