Category Archives: King County

Keith the auto and boat mechanic, or anything with an engine mechanic….

Keith was an airplane mechanic but that also extended to auto repair, actually anything that was an engine including outboard motors like Evinrude. To repair the boat motors he would attach the boat motor to the top rim of a … Continue reading

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1948 to 1952: The Naval Air Station – Storage Project to Overhaul

The highlight of 1948 was my arrival on the scene.  Little did I know that at the time of my birth, my dad was taking a course on Jet Engine Theory.  Times were a changing in the aircraft industry and he was … Continue reading

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1942 to 1947: Sandpoint (U.S. Navy) to Boeing (Air Force) and back to working for the Navy…

Once war was declared in December of 1941 things got really difficult for workers like my father, Keith.  The war effort was in full force and production was key in getting airplanes ready for defense of the country and winning … Continue reading

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Naval Air Station at Sandpoint – April 1941 to 1942!

On April 9, 1941 Keith was reassigned according to a Separation Report.  It does not say where?  Based on what I can figure out, it looks like Boeing released him for reassignment and he headed for the U.S. Naval Air … Continue reading

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