Dr. HIRAM E. MANN, Ph.D.
Dr., Li Col, USAF, Ret
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After graduating from high school and before I volunteered for pilot training in the Army Air Corps, I was a Bellhop at Hotel Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.
After my Freshman year at Philander Smith College I married Linda's "Mom," (her mother-in-law), in 1940, before America entered WW Two.
Born in New York City, reared in Cleveland, Ohio. Entered the Army Air Corps as a Pre-Aviation Student in 1942. Became an Aviation Cadet and completed Single-Engine Combat Pilot Training at Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF), Alabama, 27 June 1944.
Initially assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron, reassigned to the 100th Fighter Sq, of the 332nd Fighter Group in Italy. Flew combat missions with both squadrons. Returned to TAAF Jan '46, transferred to Lockbourne AAF (LAAF), Ohio, and the 477th Composite Group. Attended the Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, (MAFB), Alabama, Command and Staff College, Class of '57. Served at various Air Force Installations. Last assignment was an Admissions Counselor for the US Air Force Academy. Total military time at retirement was 21½ years, which includes some reserve time. Program Analyst Supervisor. Moved to Titusville, Florida, Nov 1974.
Post military, worked and retired from Federal Civil Service as a Supervisory Program Analyst.
First college year, Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR 1939-40.
Five months, College Training Detachment (CTD), Tuskegee Institute, AL, Apr – Sept 1943. US Army.
B.A. Degree, with a double major in Sociology and Psychology, from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1953.
M.A. Degree, major in Education as a Guidance Counselor, from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1961.
Advanced Graduate studies toward an...