Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Wilbert Turk Collection
Association
C-7A Caribou Association
Collection Number
1244
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
Library
Processed by
T. Lovelady, Nov. 2003

Scope and Content

Book - Hangar Flying with Grandpa: Flight Adventure Stories for My Grandchildren by William Turk.

Biographical Note

From the book: Wilbert Turk, a native of Falls Creek, PA, joined the U.S. Army three months after the United States declared war against Japan on December 9, 1941. He completed flight training in January 1943 and served as a C-47 and C-46 pilot in New Guinea and the islands chain leading to the Philippines. He remained in the Army Air Corps and the United States Air Force for the next 29 years and six months. During the long, Cold War, his interesting assignments included: Commander, 321st and 61st Troop Carrier Squadrons; Commander of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing in Vietnam and the 322nd Tactical Airlift Wing in Germany; Duty on the Joint Staff and the Air Staff in the Pentagon. He retired in the grade of Colonel on October 1, 1971.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Separated Materials

Books
Hangar Flying with Grandpa: Flight Adventure Stories for My Grandchildren by William Turk.