Shimasaki is the son of a Waukesha couple.
Air Force Airman Brandon A. Shimasaki graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Shimasaki is the son of Teela and Jancey Shimasaki of Fisk Avenue, Waukesha. He is a 2011 graduate of Southridge High School, Beaverton, Ore.
Wings Over Waukesha brings back memories of flying Air Force plane for World War II pilot.
Merv Karl flew his 35th and final mission on a B-17 more than 67 years ago. While he’s poked his head in one of the World War II planes since then, he hasn’t been in the air on a B-17 for nearly seven decades. That is, until Friday. The 90-year-old Park Ridge, IL, resident rode in the B-17 Aluminum Overcast at the Waukesha County Airport Friday during a special media flight in preparation for the Wings Over Waukesha air show this weekend. “It brought back memories,” said Karl after stepping foot off the airplane. “I can’t believe it was that noisy. … The whole thing was pretty much the way I remembered.” The flight made him reminisce about a low-flying mission over Scotland. He was in his 20s, serving as a pilot with the Eighth Air Force. …