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William Frank Conklin, American writer. License commercial pilot Federal Aviation Administration; master United States Merchant Marine. Decorated 2 Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 17 Air medals.

Background

Conklin, William Frank was born on April 8, 1926 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frank Alvin and Helen Pearl (Harvison) Conklin.

Education

Student, Bucknell University. Student, University Colorado. Student, University Virginia.

Career

Enlisted United States Navy, 1944, naval aviator, combat missions in Korea and Vietnam, 1947—1968, exchange officer Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, 1956—1958, retired Commander, 1968. System analyst Center Naval Analyses, Rosslyn, Virginia, 1968-1971. Freelance writer various publications, 1971-1980.

Captain American Cruise Lines, Haddam, Connecticut, 1981. Founder Conklin Marine Center and Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, Annapolis, Maryland, 1982-1991. Owner, writer British Broadcasting Corporation Communications, Naples, Florida, from 1991.

Achievements

  • License commercial pilot Federal Aviation Administration. Master United States Merchant Marine.

Connections

Married Celia Bass, August 13, 1948.

father:
Frank Alvin Conklin

mother:
Helen Pearl (Harvison) Conklin

spouse:
Celia Bass