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squash, and bowling. His wife, Nancy, (Wriston) is an Air Corps brat. Children are Barbara (Babs), age 10, and Patricia (Patty), age 9.


"Bert" was born in New Braunfels, Texas on December 18, 1909. He attended Texas A&M College receiving a BS in 1931 and MS in 1932. Upon completing 4 years ROTC in 1931 he was commissioned a 2d Lt Inf. Res. Between 1932-35 he was a high school coach and teacher of mathematics. In 1935 he joined the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture as a Budget and Fiscal Officer in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration which position he held until called to EAD on February 10, 1941. Reporting on EAD to Randolph Field as a Branch Immaterial Officer he was assigned as Asst. Post Adjutant and Squadron Commander. During the summer of that year he attended The Adjutant General's School. Upon completion of this six weeks course he was assigned as Post Adjutant and later as Executive Officer of the Single Engine Advanced Flying Training School, Foster Field. In the spring of 1943 he was assigned to Hq. Central Flying Training Command, Randolph Field, as Asst. A-3 OIC of the College Training Program. After this program was well under way, he was assigned as Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the same headquarters. In December 1943 he helped organize the 77th Flying Training Wing as Executive Officer and Air Inspector. During September of 1944 he was again assigned to Hq CFTC as President of the Officer's Qualification Committee and Member of the Army Retiring Board. In September 1945 he was assigned as Deputy Asst. Chief of Staff, Personnel, Hq, CFTC. In April 1946 he was assigned as Adjutant General, Hq CFTC. In July 1946 he was tendered a regular commission on the AAF. That same month he was transferred to Hq European Division, Air Transport Command, Paris, France, as Adjutant General. His Hq was moved to Wiesbaden, Germany in December 1946. Upon deactivation of the EURD, ATC, in June 1947, he was transferred to Hq European Air Transport Service as Adjutant General. Upon deactivation of Hq EATS he was transferred to Hq USAF Europe as Director of Administrative Services, DCS/P. In July 1948 he was assigned as Adjutant General, Hq, USAFE, from which duty he reported to the AWC. His proposed assignment is Deputy Chief, Promotions and Separations Division, DCS/P., Hq, USAF. Uppermost in Bert's hobbies is logging "sack" time; attempts at golf have been to no avail; fishing is fun if there is no work connected to it; "shooting the Bull" is one sport in which he freely indulges. His wife, Wilma, is from College Station, Texas. They have one daughter, Jo Ann age 17, who will be a freshman at Mary Washington College, Va., next September. 


"Bill" was born in Atlantic City, N. J., on the 13th of April 1905, but he now calls Texas his home, thanks to his Texas

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