by Eugene V.
During World War II, I was trained as a combat aircrewman (aviation ordnanceman, gunner and radar operator) and assigned to a crew of a Martin Mariner (PBM), one of a twelve-man crew: three officers and nine enlisted. Never got into combat, but ended up in the Philippines flying air-sea rescue operations and patrols around the Philippine Islands. I joined Lockheed Martin in 2009, after retiring from civilian service in the Office of the Secretary of the Army (1997). Presently, I am 85 years old.