Kay Stowell, a 27 year USAF veteran served in the Army Air Corp and the Army National Guard as a C-47 Skytrain pilot. The Skytrain was widely used by American and British forces for aerial transport during WWII.
Stowell supported military aerial drops of paratroopers and cargo, evacuated wounded service members, and flew VIPs throughout World War II. “What touched me the most happened after Germany surrendered. We had the honor of flying our US infantry troops in an aerial tour over the Italian battle-fronts that they had courageously fought through,” said Stowell.
Stowell believes that the military has provided him with great values such as discipline, obedience, and respect for his country and flag. “I have passed this respect for the flag and our country to my family,” said Stowell.
Mr. Kay Stowell is currently a Hill Aerospace Museum volunteer. He serves 2 to 3 times a week for the last 12 years as the military honor guard at funerals in Ogden.