‘Operation Fox Able’ P-80 Pilot Lt Col David Carl Schilling CO of 56th FG, July 12th 1948


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  1. Gerry Asher

    LTC David C. Schilling, commander of the 56th Fighter Group, with a young lady whose proximity (and the rock on her finger) would seem to indicate that this is his wife, Georgia Weidman Schilling. This photo was taken two days before Schilling led sixteen F-80s across the Atlantic for the first transoceanic jet fighter deployment in support of the Berlin crisis, most likely at Selfridge Field, MI where the 56th was based. On 18 March 1950, while Schilling was on a 10-day TDY to England, his wife committed suicide in their Arlington, VA home.

    October 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

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