Elwyn H. Gibbon (1911-1942), from Seattle, Washington, enlisted in the National guard in 1927 and joined the Regular Army
in 1928 before completing high school. By the age of 21 he passed the entrance exams to Randolf Field as a Flying Cadet at
age 21. By his graduation, he had clocked 270 hours of flying time on various aircraft, including a Boeing P-12B, Keystone
LB-6, A-3 Falcon, and other aircraft. He did well at Randolph and Kelly Field, and would be stationed in Texas then California
where he eventually married Toneita (Toni) Lindeen in 1933.