Graduated from East High School
in June 1942. Enlisted April 1943 and
graduated from flying school at Spence
Field, Moultrie, Georgia, class of 44F.
Flew P-47 at Camp Springs, Maryland
(now Andrews AFB) with gunnery at Millville,
New Jersey. Joined the 413th Fighter
Squadron, 414th Fighter Group at Selfridge
AFB, Michigan. Completed training at
Bluethenthal AFB, Wilmington,North Carolina
and Sent overseas in June 1945.