Welcome to the WWW home of:

 - RLM -
Dickinson College Class of 1947
World War II B17G Bomber Pilot (1943-1945)
Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps

"The Kid"
2nd Lieutenant Ralph L. Minker Jr.
38 combat missions
8th Army Air Force, 447th Bomb Group, 709th Squadron

- Meet Ralph L. Minker Jr.....a brief biography of the man himself
- Timeline ....a chronology of key events during RLM's training and combat in World War II
- Letters  ....notable excerpts from the letters that RLM wrote to his family in Wilmington, DE
- Blue Hen Chick ...the plane and the crew with which RLM flew
- Mission List  ....the dates and targets of RLM's 38 combat missions in World War II
- Mission Timeline  ....the routine of a pilot on the day of a bombing mission
- Dickinson College  ....RLM's college in the midst of World War II
- Oral History*  ....complete transcript of a 26 February 2000 interview with RLM

              * (includes media clips) *
- The "Good" Pilot for the "Good" War
                        ....an undergraduate history paper on RLM

This page was created by  Patrick J. “Skip” Stevenson of Dickinson College (‘01) for History 305-02 independent study under the guidance of Professor Lisa Lieberman. (Spring ‘00).

This page was last updated 8 June 2000 by Patrick J. Stevenson.
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