Timeless Voices - Jay Apt
NASA astronaut Dr. Jay Apt flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions during his career: STS-37 in 1991, STS-47 in 1992, STS-59 in 1994, and STS-79 in 1996. He logged 847 hours (35 days) in space, including 10 hours and 49 minutes on two spacewalks.
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Timeless Voices - George Cowan
George Cowan (1922-2005) was a B-17 pilot with the 306th Bomb Group during WWII. After his plane was shot down on a mission, he spent the rest of the war as a POW in Germany. He later served as the first president of EAA Chapter 38 in Perry, GA.
Timeless Voices - Wilfred Van Abel
Wilfred "Wil" Van Abel (1919-2002) was a P-47 Thunderbolt pilot with the 63rd Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group "Zemke's Wolfpack" during WWII. He was shot down September 2, 1943 and became a POW at Stalag Luft III for the rest of the war.
Timeless Voices - William Grubb Smith
William Grubb Smith (1923-2011) joined the Army Air Forces after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Initially trained as a B-26 pilot, William transitioned into the P-47 and flew combat with the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force in Italy.
Timeless Voices - Firman Balza
Firman Balza was a Gunner's Mate, 1st Class aboard the battleship USS Maryland when it was struck by dive bombers during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Timeless Voices - Cary Salter
Cary W. Salter, Jr. (1921-2015) was a fighter pilot with the 353rd Fighter Squadron of the 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force during World War II. He flew eight combat missions in P-47s before completing another sixty in P-51 Mustangs.
Timeless Voices - Jim Soyk, Sr.
Jim Soyk, Sr. enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and was sent to electronics school where he excelled. He was then assigned to Utility Squadron VU-3K attached to White Sands Missile Range, where he worked as a F6F-5K drone operator.