Basic Training

Getting in the Air Corps

"It was a horrible place."

"I was fortunate enough to get in the Air Force...That was in Texas, the worst part of Texas. Sheppard Field...It would rain on your head, sand was blowing in your face, and you were standing in water up to your knees. It was a horrible place."

Editor's note: The U.S. Air Force was part of the Army prior to 1947.