Airway Pioneer Member
Lewis B. Sponagle, Jr.

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Born:................. Medford Massachusetts 20 May 1934
Resided: ............Billerica Mass 1934
Military...............USAF Jan 1953 - Jan 1957
Boot Camp: Sampson AFB Geneva NY Jan/Mar 1953
Airborne Radio School, Keesler AFB Miss Mar/Nov 1953
Radio Operator, B-29s Hill AFB Ogden Utah Nov 1953/Nov 1954
Radio Operator, C-119 Evreux AFB France Nov 1954/Jan 1957
Commercial........Radio/Teletype operator Northeast Airlines Boston Mass May 1957/May 1958
Commercial........Radio/Teletype operator Northeast Airlines LGA/IDL NYC May 1958/Dec 1958
CAA/FAA..........Trainee ATC Boston ARTCC Logan Airport Mass Dec 1958 Dec 1961
ATC Academy OKC (oops forgot..)
Traffic Controller " " " Dec 1961 Sep 1962
Traffic Controller Nashua, NH Sep 1962 Nov 1970
ATC Advisor FAA/CAAG Saigon Vietnam Nov 1970 Dec 1972
ATS Boston ARTCC Nashua NH Nov 1972 Apr 1975
ATC Advisor FAA/CAAG Taipei Taiwan Apr 1975 Apr 1977
TS/AC/TS Boston ARTCC Nashua NH Apr 1977 Feb 1982
AC San Juan CERAP San Juan PR Feb 1982 Jul 1984

Retired..............Thirty years Federal Service. Moved to St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

We sort of hand-built a cottage on a hill overlooking the sea and settled down. We're active in our church and in world missions. Hai enjoys her work in the travel business and we both enjoy the sea and travel. Lew & Hai Sponagle

PS: I hope we are not to be graded on accuracy...those dates are mighty approximate:-)


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