Veterans History Project: An Interview with Robert Roninger

Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by David Addison. Recorded at the Roninger residence, Ben Lomond, CA, April 3, 2017.

Born in St. Louis, MO, on 29 February 1917, Robert Hugh Roninger, Sr. enlisted in the U.S. Amy Air Corps in September 1942. Trained as airplane mechanic and posted to bases in Las Vegas and Indian Springs, NV, he learned to maintain B17 and B24 aircraft. Roninger was commissioned to an airbase near Cairo, Egypt. He worked for 16 months on C46 and C47 aircraft supplying materials from cargo ships to troops in North Africa. Before and after military service, Roninger served in the National Guard. In his civilian life, he was a licensed airplane mechanic and worked at Sky Ranch Airport, Denver, CO and Garden City Regional Airport in KS. He worked for gas and water utility company in Colorado and California. Living in Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz County, Roninger has turned 100.
Creator: Roninger, Robert; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Addison, David
Date: 4/3/2017
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-RONINGER


Roninger, Robert, Jeanne Czarnecki, and David Addison. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Robert Roninger.” 4/3/2017. SCPL Local History. Accessed 16 July 2024.