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Wilbert Turk Collection (1244) Finding Aid

Item Number: 12440000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Book - Hangar Flying with Grandpa: Flight Adventure Stories for My Grandchildren by William Turk.

Dates

  • 20 November 2003

Biographical / Historical

From the book: Wilbert Turk, a native of Falls Creek, PA, joined the U.S. Army three months after the United States declared war against Japan on December 9, 1941. He completed flight training in January 1943 and served as a C-47 and C-46 pilot in New Guinea and the islands chain leading to the Philippines. He remained in the Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force for the next 29 years and six months. During the long, Cold War, his interesting assignments included: Commander, 321st and 61st Troop Carrier Squadrons; Commander of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing in Vietnam and the 322nd Tactical Airlift Wing in Germany; Duty on the Joint Staff and the Air Staff in the Pentagon. He retired in the grade of Colonel on October 1, 1971.
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Hangar Flying with Grandpa: Flight Adventure Stories for My Grandchildren by William Turk

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Books

Hangar Flying with Grandpa: Flight Adventure Stories for My Grandchildren by William Turk


Pub Credit Line
12440000000, Wilbert Turk Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 20 Nov 2003 [Updated: 20 Nov 2003]