Frank A. Bianco, Navigator
18th SOS, Phan Rang, Da Nang, and Tan Son Nhut, 1969-70

I was born in Garfield, New Jersey. I graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Engineering Management. I entered the Air Force in June 1956 as a Second Lieutenant. I was in the advance party of AC-119Ks to set up the squadron at Phan Rang. I was Assistant Operations Officer for Colonel Mathison. I also served as instructor for new crews as they arrived in country.

During my career I served as Chief Engineer at the Air Force Office of United Technology. I was assigned to B-47s at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona. Additionally, I flew B-52s at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio and was assigned to SAC Headquarters as Division Chief of Offensive Threat Analysis.

I retired in January 1976 as a Lieutenant Colonel and retired from my civilian job in August 2007. I currently live in Omaha, Nebraska.