Tuesday, September 25, 2007

These Flying Saucers Belonged to the Air Force

Every year, thousands of young men and women attend Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. In 1968, I was one of them, and one humid summer's day in a classroom we were treated to an official publication of more than passing interest. In miniature, here are notes I made at the time on two small memo pages, later stapled to an information sheet. Twelve years later, I wrote a brief article for The A.P.R.O. Bulletin (APRO no longer exists) with illustrations from memory, as shown. Obviously, this military manual was viewed by countless thousands of airmen. For how long, I wonder? Interesting, if little else.