Keith Sharer's career in aviation spanned from the Second World War until Vietnam. He was also was very important to the
growth of the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
Keith was born on April 29, 1923, in Montezuma, Iowa. Beginning in his early years, Keith developed a passion for aviation.
Keith made his first solo flight in Grinnell, Iowa when he was eighteen years old. He was accepted into Iowa State College
in the fall of 1940 to study aeronautical engineering, but dropped out during his sophomore year after he acquired co-ownership
of a Piper J-3 Cub. This decision led Keith to pursue his Commercial Pilots License with Instructor rating so he could become
a military pilot.
.3 Cubic Feet
This is a one box collection with measurements 12 ¼ x 10 ½ x 2 ½ inches. The collection contains hundreds of 35mm slides,
a few photographs, photocopied newspaper articles, and several licenses and certificates. Additional items are stored with
the curatorial department.
The collection is open to use with an appointment.