|The staff of COMAIRLANT, Naval Air Station Norfolk, in 1955.|
Kleiss is in the front row, fifth man from the right (the one with the cocky smile on his face!). At the time of this photograph, Kleiss held the rank of commander. He would retire from the Navy in 1962 as a captain. Over the next few months, I'll be sharing some more of the stories I've learned from Kleiss during our interviews. Read about his experiences at the Battle of Midway here.
|Captain Jack Kleiss in his retirement photo, March 31, 1962.|