AB, College of Pacific, 1954. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1967. Diplomate, Frank C. Munson Institute, 1971.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Maine, 1976. Postgraduate, Air University, 1991. Postgraduate, University Oklahoma, 1993.
Teacher, Cucamonga (California) Junior High School, 1958-1969; instructor history, U. Maine, Orono, 1970-1979; district historian Omaha District, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1979-1982; Maine historian, U. Maine, 1982-1988; visiting professor of history, Bangor Theological Seminary, 1983-1987; columnist, Naval Institute Proceedings, 1987; chief historian 28th Air Division, United States Air Force, 1988-1992; historian, Tinker Management Association, 1991-1992; historian, Tinker Air Force Base, Tinker Air Force Base, since 1992; historian, Tuskegee Airmen, since 1994; historian, U Oklahoma, since 1998.
Board overseers Marine Maritime Museum, 1971-1988. Served with United States Navy, 1955-1957. Member Society of America Military Engineers, United States Naval Institute, Organization American Historians, North America Society Oceanic Historians, Oklahoma Organization Professional Historians, University Club, Tuskegee Airmen, Oklahoma History Society, Fulbright Association, Phi Alpha Theta.
Married Roswitha Bresinsky, August 28, 1988. Children by previous marriage: L. Kirk, L. Kyle, L. Kevin, Lisa.