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Veyna’s Mural in Tulare—Richard “Dick” Bong and more

6 July 2016

 

Rankin Aeronautical Academy Mural by Colleen Veyna--Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy mural by Colleen Veyna—Nick Veronico image

Thanks to Nick Veronico—author of many books—we have the awareness of Colleen Veyna’s mural tribute to the Rankin Aeronautical Academy and its star pupil, Ira Bong. The effort to train pilots during World War II was huge and fostered 62 contracted flying schools with Rankin Aeronautical Academy training 1.4 million students in primary flight training. Our thanks to Nick for this find in Tulare CA! Place his name in the search box to see reviews of his recent books—all thoroughly enjoyable.

Rankin Aeronautical Academy Mural by Colleen Veyna--Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy mural by Colleen Veyna showing top USAAF WW II ace Richard “Dick” Ira Bong and his P-38 “Marge”—Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy Mural by Colleen Veyna--Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy mural by Colleen Veyna—Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy Mural by Colleen Veyna--Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy mural by Colleen Veyna—Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy Mural by Colleen Veyna—Nick Veronico image

Rankin Aeronautical Academy mural by Colleen Veyna (the website now has another URL which is http://veynadesignstudios.com/index.html)—Nick Veronico image

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 July 2016 01:06

    Bong’s full name was Richard Ira Bong. I believe he was called “Dick” by all who knew him as well as the media. Never heard of his middle name being used.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      6 July 2016 03:59

      I see what you mean Chuck. I recall in 7th Grade a lecture about him by a man who knew him and he used “Ira” which has always stuck with me since I don’t personally know anyone named Ira.I edited the caption, thanks. And the title…

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