Diplomatic Passport WWII B-26 Bomber-Pilot
This is the diplomatic passport of U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Robert Alan Zaiser of Burlington, a 1938 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a senior B-26 bomber pilot during World War II (17th Bombardment Group), and commanding officer of Muroc Flight Test Base (Later renamed Edwards Air Force Base) in California at the dawn of jet flight. Gold Star recipient. Born on August 29, 1914 – he died in a C-45 plane crash on February 13, 1947. Diplomatic Passport WWII Bomber-Pilot
During World War II, his wife Marion Llewellyn Brown Zaiser (Snider) was an airplane spotter and weather observer and led the Junior American Red Cross. They married in 1939. The United States Foreign Service List records Zaiser as Military Air Attache in Greece in Sep. 1945 and in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1946 (see pictures).
His son was Major Alan Robert Zaiser, born on January 17, 1942. Graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO, with a B.S degree and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force in 1964. After graduation, he completed Basic and Advanced Flight School at Moody Air Force Base at Valdosta, GA, and paratroop training at Ft. Benning, GA. Flew KC-135s in the Strategic Air Command at Kincheloe Air Force Base in Kinross, MI, from 1965 to 1967. Then transferred to the Tactical Air Command and was a Forward Air Controller in O-1s, O-2s, and OV-10s in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. He flew A26-s in Special Operations in 1969, with 499 combat missions, and earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses, 29 Air Combat Medals, and two Purple Hearts during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to the United States, stationed at Hurlburt Field at Ft. Walton Beach, FL, from 1970 to 1973, he served at MacDill Air Force Base at Tampa, FL, until he retired from the Air Force in 1984. Major Alan Robert Zaiser (formerly Alan Llewellyn Zaiser, 79, a career United States Air Force Officer, died in St. Petersburg, FL, on July 21, 2021, of natural causes. Diplomatic Passport WWII Bomber-Pilot
A fantastic and rare document of a WWII Pilot and notable USAF career officer with Gold Star honors, issued on Sep 21, 1945, by the Chief of the Passport Division – Ruth .B. Shipley herself (original signature in blue ink). Shipley was a legend and led the passport office for 27 years, from 1928 to 1955.
There are several diplomatic/consular visas. Greece, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy, American Foreign Service in Athens, and Switzerland. 20 of 48 pages with entries.