A Canadian resident with an American father who met his mother while living in the Montreal area, Bob Werner of Bay Indies Mobile Home Park in Venice was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Force in 1946. He ended up in Sheppard Field, near Wichita Falls, Texas, for basic, which was the beginning of a series of educational experiences for the 20-year-old.
Sent on to Geiger Field outside Spokane, Wash., for training to become a printer, he got a good look at the spectacular mountainous countryside during the last leg of his trip by train to the base. From there it was on to Eglin Field, 30 miles east of Pensacola.
You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.