Started by James Shaw, September 18, 2007, 02:03:18 PM
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Quote from: caphistorian on September 18, 2007, 02:03:18 PMCol. Ben Stone Joined CAP December 1, 1942Alan Shepard's first ground school instructor.Aeronautical EngineerMember of the Civilian Pilot Training Program selection Board during WWIIAccepted to Naval Academy (medically disqualified)Accepted to West Point (medically disqualified)During WWII he had 13 Cousins with the Rank of Admiral in the US NavyGrandfather hated planes and called them the Devils MachineAttended one of the first launches by Dr. R. H. GoddardNominated for the Georgia Aviation Hall of FameGrandfather served aboard the USS Juniata and commissioned by President Abraham LincolnWorked as Instructor Pilot for US Navy during WWII. Trained fighter pilots. Him and his wife sponsor the Benjamin H. Stone Cadet Scholarship for Georgia WingIs a very good friend and tells others I am his grandson.
Quote from: Skyray on September 19, 2007, 10:13:39 PMWith that join date I don't think you are going to find anyone senior to him, no matter how hard you look.
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