US WWII Marine, born 1924. Served in the Battles of Guadalcanal and Tarawa. Worked under Werner von Braun in the 50s, absorbed into the newly formed NASA. Knew and worked with astronauts back to the original 7. Retired in 1985
Member Early Birds of Aviation/devoted to history of early pilots. Started 1928 & membership totaled 598/Membership limited to the pilots of glider, gas balloon, or airplane, pre-12/17/1916. Time of Wright Bro's 1st flight-1916 when many trained 4 WW1
WWII: The only surviving Polish squadron commander in the UK; served in the Polish Air Force in Poland (defense of Poland 1939), France (starting July 1941) and Britain and later served in the Royal Air Force.
WWII P-38 Lightning Fighter Pilot. 2 aerial victories before being shot down over Aachen Germany on 16 September 1944. Also flex B17, B-24, B-25, B-26, P-39, P-47, P-51, P-59A, P-63, Wildcat, Hellcat, P80 and P-84