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Enid’s Aviation Connection

Enid has been home to some phenomenal people whose aviation endeavors have made history.
Enid’s Aviation Connection

Enid’s Aviation Connection

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Enid Woodring Airport

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb

City of Enid Oklahoma

Enid Regional Development Alliance

Vance Air Force Base

Show Details

Show 1710: Enid’s Aviation Connection
Air Date: March 5, 2017

 

Transcript

Rob McClendon: Well, Enid is also home to Woodring Regional Airport that was named after Lt. Irvin A. “Bert” Woodring, an Enid native who was one of the army’s most famous early test pilots. Now, Enid was also home to a World War II pilot who witnessed probably the most significant event of the last century. While most Enid residents knew Walter Scheffe as their friendly neighborhood pharmacist, the late Mr. Scheffe was also the pilot of the Yokohama Yo-Yo, whose crew photographed the first atomic bomb and its aftermath just moments after it exploded.

Walter Scheffe: People have asked me well what did you think when you saw the bomb, the results of the bomb? I really only thought of one thing – the war was over and I’m going to get to go home.

Rob: Now, Mr. Scheffe’s story is one of my personal favorites, and if you’d like to see the entire piece, I have it streaming on our website under our value added section.