Korean War Legacy Project

William B. Sheets


William B. Sheet served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He enlisted in the Air Force to avoid his draft assignment in the Army. While in the Air Force, he trained on the B47 and B52 turret systems. He was so proficient, the Air Force made him an instructor for the turret system on the B47 and B52. One of his former students was even an astronaut. By not fighting in the physical war, he is considered a Korean War Era Veteran. His service was instrumental in the bombing campaigns of the Korean War. He is proud of his service and glad to see the success of South Korea.