Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sentimental Sunday: More Ellington Classmates

Here are some more of Dad's classmates in the 52-05 navigator class at Ellington Air Force Base, Houston, Texas, August 12, 1951 to April 11, 1952:

Douglas Graham "Doug" McComas was born January 20, 1927, in South Charleston, West Virginia, the only child of Max McComas (born July 6, 1987, in Jonesville, Kentucky), and Martha Jule McComas (born December 28, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York).  Max was in the Navy (retired as a lieutenant colonel) and the family moved around quite a bit, including some time in Panama.  They eventually would up in Oceanside, California, Doug's home of record, where Max ran the McComas Terrace Motel at 416 South Strand, and served on the city's Council from 1950 to 1968, including one term as appointed mayor from 1953 to 1954.   Doug was in the Navy from January 22, 1945, to July 27, 1946, and was also in Dad's squadron in Korea.  After his tour of duty in Korea was over, he was sent to the 1600th Air Transport Wing at  Westover Air Force Base near Springfield, Massachusetts.  Doug married Delores A. Orozco Dambach on March 18, 1977, in San Diego County (where Oceanside is located).  He died March 20, 1995, in Oceanside.

Because of his rather common first name and last name, I wasn't able to find out anything more about Daniel Edward "Dan" Draper, except that his home of record was  Zieglerville, Pennsylvania.

Paul Francis Woodberry, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Ronald S. Woodberry of Waban, Massachusetts, attended the Boston Latin School and Dartmouth, where he was a member of Gamma Delta fraternity.  He graduated in 1949 and then attending its Tuck School of Business Administration, from which he earned his master's degree in 1950.  He married Margery Ann "Sandy" Brennan (1931-2012), a Harvard graduate, in Arlington, Massachusetts, on May 7, 1955.  They had three daughters, two sons, and 15 grandchildren.  They lived in New York City (where Paul worked for W. R. Grace & Co.); Greenwich, Connecticut; Atherton and Lompoc, California; Hanover, New Hampshire; Sea Island, Georgia; and Dallas, Texas, where Paul was vice president of the Centex Corporation, a construction company, in 1981, and where they moved back to in 2010.

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