1st Lt William James Dess
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from service Sept. 1947, recalled April 1951
Established Field Maintenance April 1955 in Aviano, Italy
Returned to states June 1958 to Castle Air Force Base, Merced
as Field Maintenance officer.
Transferred to HQ 15th Air Force at Riverside, CA
1964-1966 served as advisor to Republic of Korea Air Force Depot.
1966-68 ti USAF Institue of Techology at Wright Patterson , Fairborn,
OH , as Chief of Maintenance Section .
June 30, 1969 retired as Lt. Col. and returned home to Sacramento,
retiring from the Air Force in 1969, I went to work for Parks
and Recreation of the State of California and later for the Forestry
division. I retired from the State in July 1989.
Family: Married Mary Emily Proctor on August 28, 1944 at Geneva
Army Air Base. We have five children: Jay (1946), Greg (1948),
David (1953), Nancy (1957), and Mark (1962. )
We will celebrate our 60th wedding anniversary this August, 2004.
William J. Dess took his Final Flight on 22 May 2015
"He received full funeral honors at his funeral -- a three-volley gun tribute, flag folding and presentation, a bugler playing Taps, all courtesy of an eight-person Travis AFB Honor Guard. It was lovely. He was interred with his 39th Bomb Group baseball cap, which he wore all the time" - Nancy Dess, daughter
60th Squadron Crew Index