Category Archives: California

1951 to 1954: Aircraft Mechanic General to becoming a U.S. Air Force Inspector!

The Korean War started on 25 June, 1950 and this meant three more years at the U.S. Naval Air Station for Keith. This halted the closure of the Naval Air Station at Sandpoint in 1950. Keith worked in the Overhaul … Continue reading

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Heading to Rockwell Air Depot in Coronado, San Diego, California for more Schooling, April 1938 to August 1938

Apparently Keith was sent to San Diego to take courses at the Rockwell Air Depot from April through July of 1938.  He was still with the 91st Squadron but I guess they sent him for more schooling. He received a Certificate … Continue reading

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64th Service Squadron, Air Corps at March Field, Riverside California

From July 19, 1931 to July 19, 1934, Keith was serving with the 64th Service Squadron of the Air Corps at March Field in Riverside, California. “As March Field began to take on the appearance of a permanent military installation, … Continue reading

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Hilary McKanna’s Family!

There is definitely connection between the Angus McDonald family, the McKanna family and the Penglase family. The story is that Vivian met Hilary at Uncle Angus McDonald’s home in West Seattle. Angus’s daughter Helena Mary McDonald married a Claude Penglase … Continue reading

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