Sailing Days

Sailing Days - Dec 15,2018

The first two pictures are of a fish class boat belonging to the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.  They were taken about 1944.


Miles in Navy uniform. The location is the St. Petersburg Yacht Basin.

    Above - Sailing with my mother on Tampa Bay

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Above is Dr. Bill Jennings' 42-foot schooner "Mistress."  The small boat being towed is the pram that I built.  "Doc Jennings" later became…

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Air Force Days

Air Force Days - Aug 22,2018

THRILLS OF AN AIR FORCE PILOT

In these pages I tell stories and show pictures that are still vivid in my memory.  Question: What makes memories vivid and long lasting?  Answer: Intensity. Nearly every flight I made was intense, and so I have memories from parts of hundreds of flights.  My total flying time, including student pilot, was 6,441 hours, which is quite a lot for military flying. 

Pilot Training School…

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College Days

College Days - Aug 22,2018

These pictures and notes are from my days in the World War II Navy V-12 and Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at Duke University, Durham, NC.  The period was from November 1, 1943 to February 28, 1946.

I should mention that I was too small to enter sports with "the big guys," so I did the types of things where size didn't matter.  I weighed only 118 pounds when I arrived, and about 130 at graduation. …

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Glider Flying For Seniors

Glider Flying - Aug 19,2018

When I started on this adventure at age 84, I had serious doubts whether I could still do this sort of thing. After all, it had been 44 years since I did any piloting. First I had three rides at a soaring club, with the intention that I would become a member and get "checked out."  But they had only one instructor, they fly only on weekends, and the numbers ahead of me grew from one…

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Family and Growing Up

Growing Up - Aug 17,2018

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

This is a picture of me with my father, taken about 1931 (I was born in 1925). We were staying for the weekend in a beach cottage owned by a friend. How modest everyone was! I was told that it was against a St. Petersburg city ordinance to appear on Central Avenue in a bathing suit.  

MY 'TEEN YEARS

At age 13 I had an accident…

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