My son, serving in the Air Force, worked with my wife to create this picture, which they gave me on my father’s birthday yesterday.
When my father entered the Army Air Corps in 1945, he was assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, part of the 3rd Air Force. He was not part of an air crew, but served as a mechanic. The squadron’s plane was the C-47.
The planes depicted show the succession over the years since the C-47.
I think it’s pretty cool that my son would honor the memory of his grandfather by working on this and sending it to me. I have a large print framed (thanks to my wife) hanging on my office wall.