Bill Palmer's fellowship will focus on researching and writing
about the history, operations, and socio-economic impact of the
former Chandler Air Force Station (CAFS) on the local community
of Chandler, MN during its operational period from 1952 to 1969.
The station's mission was to track potentially hostile aircraft
in Canadian and U.S. airspace. In order present the most accurate
picture of the history, operations, and local/regional impacts
of CAFS, he includes in his research Air Force records and oral
histories of the men who served at CAFS, their spouses, and members
of the local communities.
Palmer acquired a B.A. in history at St. John's University. He
received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Minnesota
School of Law. He also got his Master's of law at the Judge Advocate
General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a retired
Army Judge Advocate and has practiced law for the army in many
states including California, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri,
New York, Virginia, and overseas in Germany.
"The Legacy of Company 2713"
Tuesday, Septmber 20, 2005, 12:00 p.m. Charter Hall 217
"When the Air Force Came to Town: The 787th Radar Squadron
at Chandler, MN, 1951-1969"
Thursday December 8, 2005, 12:00 p.m. SS 230