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(Ret. Col.) Alden A West, Lt/Pilot MTO /321stBG
1945 | Italy
The beginning of Col. Bud's Story, written by him 14 Oct. 2009.
"Bud" also had an older sister, Eleanor, still living, I believe (Barbi)
24 Dec.2010 Bud's wife Elizabeth[Betty] "Sweetie" West passed away and has gone ahead of Col Bud. Barbi Ennis Connolly, Please see link under the Map.
YES, I AM AN ALUMNI OF MIT---I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE ATM FOUNDATION IS---I WAS BORN IN 1922/ JANUARY 9TH---I WAS BORN IN WORCESTER MASS.---I ENLISTED 2 DEC 1942 IN BOSTON MASS. BUD P.S.#1; I WAS IN THE COMPULSORY ROTC(ORDINANCE) UPON ENTERING TECH IN SEPT. 1940 AND LEFT TECH IN FEB 1943, BUT RETURNED IN SEPT. 1945 TO FINISH, AND RECEIVED MY SM DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT IN FEB 1947. PS#2 I THINK THE ATM STANDS FOR "ALUMNI OF TECH MILITARY",
A. A. "Bud" West Ret Col) 321st Bomb Group, 448thBS
1945 | (MIT) MASS. Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. MIT is one of two private land-grant universities, and is also a sea-grant and space-grant university.
Founded by William Barton Rogers in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the university adopted the European university model and emphasized laboratory instruction from an early date. Its current 168-acre (68.0 ha) campus opened in 1916 and extends over 1 mile (1.6 km) along the northern bank of the Charles River basin. MIT researchers were involved in efforts to develop computers, radar, and inertial guidance in connection with defense research during World War II and the Cold War. In the past 60 years, MIT's educational programs have expanded beyond the physical sciences and engineering into social sciences like economics, philosophy, linguistics, political science, and management.