in 1943 transferred to Kansas and serviced B-24 that were
in transit to the European theater. Early 1944 sent to Wright
engine plant in New Jersey for training on the R-3350 engine,
graduated 7-13-44, then on to Salins KS. on B-29 training.
Salina late December 1944, arrived Guam February 1945. left
Guam about October 1945 discharged December 1945 arrived home
on New Years Eve.
returning home at Buffalo, N.Y. I finished my apprentaship
in Patternmaking. Married my wife Jean September 1950. We
raised eight children, five boys and three girls. My wife
Jean died August 1993. We were blessed with 19 grandchildren.
Owned a set of golf clubs and enjoyed chasing the little white
ball. I hit them short and often if you know what I mean.
Was active in the Catholic Church at various levels, I still
enjoy bowling, active many years in scouting.