Wednesday, April 10, 2013
CGCC to receive Williams Air Force Base memorial class plaque
On Saturday, April 27, the Chandler Downtown Library will host a presentation from General Carl Schneider, a 1948 graduate of Willie who flew more than 100 missions in Korea and Vietnam. At the close of his presentation, General Schneider will present a plaque in honor of the U.S. Air Force Pilot Class 48-B to the Chandler Museum and a duplicate plaque to Chandler-Gilbert Community College for its collection of Williams Air Force Base memorabilia.
The cases of Willie memorabilia including yearbooks, magazine and news articles, model planes flown at the base, photos and other items can be viewed in Bluford Hall on the Williams Campus.
Long-time Chandler resident Marie Haggarton will also speak at the event, sharing her memories of working as a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph operator at the base in the 1940s. The event begins at 10:30 a.m.