Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Jack Schofield is a veteran of World War II and a member of the famous Flying Tigers. He served as a B-25H Mitchell bomber pilot for the United States Army Air Force. Schofield was a member of the 22nd Bomb Squadron, 341st Bomb Group, and the 14th Air Force based at Yangkai, China. As part of the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers, Schofield and his crew flew combat for allied troops fighting in China. The Flying Tigers were renowned for their flights and bombing runs through enemy fire, over the Himalayan Mountains to deliver supplies and support the ground troops in the China-Burma-India campaign.
Dr. Schofield is a former Nevada State Assemblyman and State Senator. He remains active in the Civil Air Patrol as a lieutenant colonel and serves as the Government Affairs Advisory for the Nevada Wing. Jack and his wife, Alene Earl, recently celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of six children, they have thirty-two grandchildren, and forty-eight great grandchildren.