About the Author

Dale W. Cox

June 1942 : Commissioned Ensign, US Navy

Pacific Theater: USS ST. LOUIS : Guadalcanal, Kula Gulf, Bougainville. Aboard USS SHANGRI LA: first air strikes on Tokyo and Hokkaido; invasion of Okinawa.

August 1945 : During Hiroshima, aboard SHANGRI LA off Okinawa.

Korea : Pilot of a CIA controlled photo-recon crew over-flying China.

1954 : Test Pilot School : Patuxent River, MD.

1957 : Set 2 transcontinental speed records – LA-NY-LA.

1959 : Project Mercury: one of 32 in the Astronaut program.

1962 : Navy Test Director, Nuclear Weapons – Mercury, Nevada

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