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The LTC Walter Joseph Arbanas Jr.
American Military Family Wing

Accessible on The G.I. Museum of Honor


      Lieutenant Colonel Arbanas enlisted at 21 as a Private to serve in the Army Air Corps. He served in four combat campaigns in the highly dangerous Pacific Theater. Shortly after enlisting his intellect and aptitude qualified him for flight school in which he excelled to become a combat fighter pilot. Remaining devoted to the Army Air Force he continued in Service after the war to help shepherd the AAF into the Air Force where he rose another three officer grades as a strategic and tactical advisor. In 1983, having served through three major wars and over a half-dozen Cold War Alerts, LTC Arbanas retired as one of the longest serving airmen in military flight history... longer than the active service careers of his former commanders, General Henry "Hap" Arnold (39 years) and General Curtis E. Lemay (36 years.)

Other Arbanas Family Members

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Access to the Walter Joseph Arbanas Jr.
Military Family Wing
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