DC-3 pilot

Bernard Shmanske Veterans Air pilot and investor

Bernard Francis Shmanske, DC-3 pilot, Veterans Air Express, 1945, Newark Airfield, NJ.

This handsome young man is Bernard Francis Shmanske wearing his U.S. Army Air Forces uniform. Bernard entered service when he was 21 years old on 2 September 1942. He completed Flight School Pilot Training in December 1943, served on the pilot training staff, and then flew Martin B26 Maurader twin engine attack bombers.