Posted 5 years ago
This Royal Oak (Michigan) Tribune News paper clipping from 1985 Titled "Weird old Photo's" shows my Dad 2nd from left when he was 16 years old at Royal Oak Meat Market in 1929 the Main Street was still dirt and Chicken's were still hung in the window's of such markets.
I hope to make down there before too long and make a copy of the original photo from there archives.
Roland 1913 - 2000 RIP Retired as a Meat Cutter and served in the Army Air Corps WWII He flew with Charles Yeager (AKA Chuck) 3 times, His main MOS was as a mechanic, In those days they were required to go up in any plane they did major repairs on for it's first flight, On one flight Chuck Yeager was the pilot of a B-29 bomber Superfortress a huge 4 prop plane, To really test it out he cut off 3 of the 4 engines my Dad said he didn't think that could be done and still stay in the air and was surprised to see it could and did fly just fine with the right pilot in the seat.
I did not find out until some 15 years after he passed that at some point he became a bombardier something he never spoke of and the likely reason he chose to return as a Meat Cutter after the War even tho he could have made more repairing planes.