Bird, Frank C., SMSgt

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Senior Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
111X0-Defensive Aerial Gunner
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Primary Unit
1949-1976, 111X0, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Service Years
1949 - 1976
Senior Master Sergeant

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Home Town
Oklahoma City
Last Address
Port Angeles, Washington

Date of Passing
May 27, 2012
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Longtime Port Angeles and Sequim resident Frank C. Bird died of natural causes on Sunday, May 27, in Port Angeles with his family close by.

He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Frank C. Bird and Verna Gertson Bird. They moved to Bremerton, Washington, in 1940. Frank graduated from Bremerton High School in 1947. He met Erika Louisa Johnson while in Bremerton.

In 1949, he joined the U.S. Air Force and achieved the ranking of senior master sergeant. He flew more than 60 missions in the Korean Theater and 330 missions during the Vietnam conflict with the Strategic Air Command as a B-52 gunner. He retired from the Air Force on May 31, 1976.

Frank and Erika were married July 31, 1951, in Bremerton. Frank and Erika have a daughter, Karen (Walt) Lovell of Elko, Nevada, and two sons, Erek Bird of Port Angeles and Steven (Jill) Bird of Vancouver, Washington. He was also the proud grandfather of five grandchildren.

Frank enjoyed fishing, boating and model trains. He had a great love for animals and all music, and very much enjoyed the poetry and prose of Robert Service.

Frank and Erika loved to winter in the deserts of Arizona, and they also enjoyed their trailer and used it to travel from Alaska to Mexico and coast to coast.

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Chavers, Calvin, Sgt, (1970-1974) 552 55250 Sergeant
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Cuti, Pete, SSgt, (1966-1971) 462 46250 Sergeant
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Hood, Michael, TSgt, (1974-1996) 811 81150 Sergeant
Movilla, Jaime, Sgt, (1963-1967) 431 43131E Sergeant
Novak, Joseph, MSgt, (1971-1984) 811 81152A Sergeant
Porporino, Joseph, Sgt, (1972-1975) 702 70250 Sergeant
Tyson, Douglas, Sgt, (1967-1971) 702 70250 Sergeant
LeMay, Curtis Emerson, Gen, (1928-1965) 200 2 General
Miller, George, Lt Gen, (1949-1984) 66 00066 Lieutenant General
Adams, Chris, Maj Gen, (1952-1983) 226 2265Y Major General
Allen, James Rodgers, Gen, (1944-1983) 144 1441Z Major General
Johnson, Gerald Walter, Lt Gen, (1941-1974) 141 1411 Major General
Abbott, Woodrow Acton, Brig Gen, (1942-1974) 8X 87G0 Brigadier General
Darmstandler, Harry Max, Maj Gen, (1943-1975) 36 0036 Brigadier General
Anderson, David Leland, Col, (1956-1975) 36 0036 Colonel
Clay, Lucius Dubignon, Gen, (1942-1975) 66 00066 Colonel
Dismuke, Jerry, Col, (1941-1967) 104 1042R Colonel
Holstrom, Everett Wayne, Brig Gen, (1934-1969) 141 1411 Colonel
Johnson, Gerald Walter, Lt Gen, (1941-1974) 141 1411 Colonel
Neely, Clarence Arthur, Col, (1942-1957) 102 1021A Colonel
Ryan, Martin J., Lt Gen, (1959-1993) 142 1421A Colonel
Walters, Alan, Col, (1951-1982) 271 2711 Colonel
Weller, William, E., Col, (1942-1969) 901 9011 Colonel
Bialas, Howard, Lt Col, (1946-1972) 154 1545Z Lieutenant Colonel
Biehunko, Lawrence T., Lt Col, (1940-1962) 21 21 Lieutenant Colonel
Blair, Albert, Lt Col, (1952-1973) 132 1325Z Lieutenant Colonel
Collins, Robert H., Lt Col, (1942-1965) 151 1515C Lieutenant Colonel
Frantz, James, Lt Col, (1964-1989) 183 1835 Lieutenant Colonel
Henry, John B., Maj Gen, (1938-1974) 610 61 Lieutenant Colonel
Lingle, Charles Spencer, Lt Col, (1954-1974) 102 1021A Lieutenant Colonel
Nielsen, Chase Jay, Lt Col, (1939-1961) 153 1531A Lieutenant Colonel
Pring, Lawrence, Lt Col, (1959-1988) 112 1121Z Lieutenant Colonel
Schmerbeck, David John, Col, (1942-1970) 193 1931 Lieutenant Colonel
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