I'm impressed Wormy! Many years ago my brother started doing the Family Geneology. Geneology was just getting ti be the "in thing". But he wanted more than birth dates and death certificates, he wanted a little story about each Family Member. Well, our most famous was the Aeronautical Genius, Alfred, my dad's younger brother.
P.Herbert Loedding has a bit of fame himself, but we all like to focus on Uncle Al.
When my brother contacted the Personnel Department at Wright Patterson AFB, he was told, and I quote, "No such person exists"!
OK, I'll try to keep it short. Uncle Al never spoke of what he did. We all knew he was pretty high up as a Civilian working for the AirForce because his "step n' fetch it" was a full bird Colonel.
It wasn't untill after his death, 1962 or 63, I forget, that my dad and other family members started to talk about "things".
My oldest brother, now dead of massive heart failure, had Uncle Al's Social Security number, a very good friend in the State Legislature who had a highly placed contact with the Feds.
Forgive me, I do not have a scanner, but some of the following may help:
Under the FIA, Office of Personnel Management, Case # 97-2181-2181
Social Security Number 114-09-0951
Winglet Drogue for Aerial Refueling U.S. Patent No. 3,048,357
I have a copy of an Efficiency Rating, rendered and signed by Miles E. Goll, Civilian Chief, Tech Inteligence Division, Intelligence Dept. Mr Goll praises Mr Loedding for his work as Monitor for "Project Sign". It is dated 5 May 1948.
I have copies of the various forms indicating Mr Loedding's Top Secret Clearance.
There are several forms here,which Uncle Al signed, in which he solemnly swears to support and defend the Constitution, yadda yada yadda (even tho he was still a Civilian).
Notification of personnel action, 12-30-56: re-assignment from Aerodynamic Development Engineer to Aeronautical Research Engineer.
Now, here's the Official Form I like, I am proud of:
War Department, Army Air Forces, Notification of Personnel Action, Materiel Command, Wright Field, Dayton Ohio. Date 4 Feb 1944
Mr Loedding is suspended pending discharge for unsatisfactory service because of employee's unwillingness to cooperate in assigned projects in an effort to effect an early successful conclusion, and unwarranted criticism of branch policies and superiors resulting in dissension and disorder among fellow employees. Signed by Paul W. Bell, Major, Air Corps.
In short, my friends, Uncle Al refused to go along with the "Cover Up" policy!
Chew on this awhile while I scan some more thru my three ring binder...