Bio / Text:
From Ignacio, Colorado. Volunteering for the RAF just as the Battle of Britain was reaching its climax, Luke joined 71 (Eagle) Squadron RAF, flying his first combat operation in April 1941 on Hurricanes.
Converting to Spitfires the squadron had a busy period of patrols, sweeps and escorts before transferring to the USAAF as the 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF.
Luke flew over 60 combat missions in Europe. He later became a corporate pilot for a small Texas oil company. (source: americanairmuseum link on right)