Beginning service Included: Enlistment 1942,; Maxwell Field AL pre-flight training; Primary Flight School Arcadia FL; Basic Flight Training Gunter Field, Columbus Army Flying School for Advanced Flight Training; Graduated and Commissioned 9 Oct 1942
WWII Service: Africa - 15th AF, 376th Bomb Group Heavy, 512th Bomb Squadron Heavy; B-24 "Doodlebug" #41-23724
WWII Service: Pacific, 20th AF,314th Bomb WIng, 39th Bomb Group, 60th Bomb Squadron, "The City of Youngstown"/"Confederate Soldier"
Korea: 15th AF, 98th Bomb Wing, 344th Bomb Squadron, B-29- "The Lonely Lady" #44-86361
Post Korea: SAC PineCastle AFB and Plattsburgh AFB, 8th Air Force, 380th Bomb Wing, 329th Bomb Squadron
MATS/MAC - Hunter Field GA and Hickham AFB HI; where he flew C 124 Globemaster