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.
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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 - Terry Coleman
Terry Coleman (1921-2008) was a P-38 fighter pilot with the 96th Fighter Squadron of the 82nd Fighter Group, 15th Air Force during World War II. He flew 50 combat missions over Africa and Italy before his tour ended.
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.
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 49 minutes on two spacewalks.
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 - Dan Cherry
Brigadier General Dan Cherry served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1988. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War: the first in F-105s and the second in F-4s for a total of 285 combat missions. He is credited with one MiG-21.