John Wilkey, Jr. collection 1944-1946
John W. Wilkey, Jr., was born in New Jersey in 1920, the son of World War I veteran John Wilkey and Mary Atkinson of Pennsauken, New Jersey. After joining the United States Army Air Forces at Fort DuPont, Delaware, on March 19, 1945, he served with the 8th Photo Technical Squadron in Germany in 1946. He and his wife Ruby had four daughters: Carolyn, Debra, Barbara, and Mary. After the war, they lived in Newport News, Virginia, where he worked for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). John W. Wilkey, Jr., died on November 26, 1990.