World War II Photographs and Publications Shipley

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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Vern Dean Shipley (1924-2012) served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Shipley flew from Sequoia Field, California; Gardner Army Air Field, California; Marfa Army Air Field, Texas; and Lincoln Army Air Field, Nebraska. Shipley flew various aircraft including the Stearman (1927) PT-13D Kaydet (Model E75); Vultee BT-13A Valiant; Cessna UC-78 (C-78, Bobcat, Cessna T-50); Cessna AT-17 (T-17, Bobcat, Cessna T-50); North American AT-6 Texan; and the Beech AT-11 Kansan. After retiring from the military, Shipley worked as an Engineer for Ford Motor Company.