Category Archives: Air Force

What is your UFO story?

The first reported sighting of a flying saucer was in the state of Washington in late June 1947. In less than two weeks reports were pouring in, including from our area. I looked at a sampling of local newspapers on … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part Two

My recent post shared some of the World War II related items from one page of the Gazette and Daily of October 1943. The rest are transcribed below. We might tend today to forget how such a major conflict affects … Continue reading

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York County servicemen and servicewomen star in local news, Part One

I often use newspapers of the past to look into the lives of those who have proceeded us. The York County History Center has local newspapers on microfilm from the late 1700s up to the present. In addition, the YCHC … Continue reading

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York County sent lots of Bundles for Britain

We probably have all known local people who bravely served in the military during World War II. During that time the home front was also very busy. I have written columns and blog posts about the York Plan, the system … Continue reading

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York WASP comes home

One of my posts not too long ago contained a link to the story of Mary Reineberg Buchard, a young podiatrist from York. Mary had developed a love for flying small airplanes locally, so when she heard about the World … Continue reading

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York WASP Veteran Story Told in California Newspaper

It was 1941. Young York podiatrist Mary Reineberg knew how to fly, so off she went to offer her services to her country. The odds of being chosen were high, but Mary made the grade and became a member of … Continue reading

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Part 2–Tale of Two York World War II POWs

My recent post told the story of two Yorkers, Rodger C. Maul and Walter B. Ziegler, both U.S. Army Air Force gunners. They were shot down two weeks apart during World War II. They were interned in the same Prisoner … Continue reading

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York Musicians among Those Who Shocked Staid British

York County USAF Drum and Bugle Corps members. Center front to back: KB Oiler, Ray Myers, John Ruth, Kenny Yohe, Bob Reisinger. Drums, left to right: Nevin Wise, Rod Burg, Tom Gibbs, Dick Flinchbaugh, Church Strausbaugh, Bob Zarfoss. The U.S. … Continue reading

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