Jack Merkle

Jack Merkle

 

Jack was a pilot of the classic F4U Corsair fighter in World War II. Upon showing up for his ride he showed us that he had his original helmet, goggles, and scarf that he flew with in WWII. He said it was wonderful to be able to fly in this Stearman and just getting to fly again for that matter. “It was just like old time” said Jack. Jack makes his home at Pioneer Village in Jacksonville, Oregon.

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