COFFEE VETS – Vet of the Month (August 2016)
Emmanual “George” Fermaniswas born in Pittsburgh PA in 1921 to Greek and German Immigrant parents. George grew up in Pittsburgh and worked in the steel mills.
After Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he was trained as an engineer/gunner on B-25 bombers. He did is training at Columbia Army Air Corps Base in Columbia SC where he met his future bride, Naomi Cecil Sites.
George was stationed in India where he flew the China Burma India (CBI) Hump against the Japanese war machine.
George transitioned to the United States Air Force upon their creation in 1947.
George deployed to Korea for the Pueblo incident. George cross trained into Electronic Countermeasures for fighter aircraft and retired from the Air Force with 24 years of service and attained the rank of Senior Master Sergeant.
Upon retirement, George entered Civil Service for the Air Force at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in 1966 and retired from Civil Service in 1982.
George and his wife had 5 children – 2 boys and 3 girls. George passed away in 2010 at the age of 88.
Thank you George for your service! You are a HERO!