RICHARD STUELKE (1917-2001)
(CNAC 1943 - 1945)
(Captain - December 1, 1943)
(Hump Flights - about 450)
In the 1943-45 log book of Don McBride, Dick listed his home address as:
2685 PUESTA DEL SOL
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.
August 10, 2001
I just got off the phone with Rexanne Stuekle-Daniels, Dick's daughter. She will start working to develop her Dad's biography. More to come...
(Anybody know who that is in the upper left?)
(Photo Courtesy of Jim Dalby)
May 20, 2007
Unfortunately pretty much of all my Dad's information was lost somewhere in San Francisco. His logs, etc were stored in the home he had on Bethel Island. I was asking my Dad about his life when I was taking care of him (in Minden, NV) during the last 8 months of his life. Dad was a humble man and tossed his accomplishments off as "just doing my job"...but what a job he did! He was a wonderful man and I loved him dearly. My only regret about him was that he was gone a lot and I didn't get to see him as much as I would have liked to. I think it's sort of sad that other people know more about my Dad's past than I do.
He did tell me that he got into CNAC because he had been teaching flight and 2 branches of the service were bantering back and forth over who would get my Dad and he just took off and volunteered for the overseas mission. I did get that much out of him and the fact that he never regretted for a second his decision to go.
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