part of an advance group of officers from 314th Wing
Headquarters staff. David Pert arrived on Guam in
December 1944. He served as Aircraft Maintenance Officer
on the above Staff under General Thomas S. Power.
approximately the first of May 1945, Pert was 39th
Group Maintenance Officer under Colonel George Mundy.
He remained in this position until October 1945, at
which time he returned to the States.
that time David Pert has been active in his own Advertising
Specialty Company which is currently publishing Indiana
Basketball and Football Handbooks, A life long resident
of Indianapolis, he graduated from Arsenal Technical
High School and Purdue University from which he received,
with honors, a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
has been active in the Optimist Club and serves as
elder in his Church. He is also a member of the Board
of Directors of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame,
serves on the Nora Community Council, and has been
Precinct Committeeman for over 25 years.
Pert and his wife, Madelyn, were married in July 1944.
They have one daughter, also named Madelyn, and three
M. Pert passed away 28 October 1998