Wing, Barger became the first teenager
in the world to fly over the South Pole
and in a single day he met the secretary of the U.S. Air Force, the chief of
staff of the Air Force, the vice chief
and deputy chief of staff, commander
of the Air Force and Gill
Robb Wilson and personally briefed
President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Frank Borman: CAP cadet
Borman went on to become a NASA
astronaut. He was the command pilot
of Gemini VII and Apollo VIII, the
Douglas Composite Squadron.
I.W. Burnham II: Burnham served
as commander of Coastal Patrol
Base in Parksley, Virginia, during
first mission to fly around
the moon. After leaving
NASA, Borman became
president of Eastern
John Bricker: Bricker
was the 54th governor of
Ohio from January 1939January 1945, then went on
to serve as U.S. senator from January
1947-January 1959. He was Thomas
E. vice presidential running
mate in the 1944 national election. In
the thick of his political career, he
joined CAP in May 1942.
Dale Brown: Brown is a best-selling author whose novels include
Time for and
Battle The former Air
Force captain joined CAP in 2010; he
serves as commander of the Nevada
World War II and received the Air
Medal and the War Department
Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.
He founded the Wall Street firm
of Burnham Co. in 1935; the
company grew into Drexel Burnham
Kim Campbell: This California
Wing cadet went on to become an Air
Force senior pilot. She was decorated
for flying her A-10 Thunderbolt back
to base in southern Iraq despite heavy
anti-aircraft artillery damage received
in aerial combat over Baghdad in 2003.
Carroll Burleigh Colby: Colby
joined CAP in its infancy in 1941 and
rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
The active member and aviator
editor for Popular Science in
1943 and a war
for the U.S.
Forces in Newfoundland,
works was is Your Civil Air
published in 1958.
Bob Cummings: Cummings
became a CAP member in 1942 before
joining the U.S. Army Air Forces.
known for his acting career, which
included starring roles in films
Devil and Miss
and for and later in the
TV sitcom Bob Cummings
Clifton E. Cushman: Cushman,
a former CAP cadet, became a track
and field star, earning a silver medal in
the 1960 Olympics in Rome in the
400-meter hurdles. An F-105
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