SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A San Antonio World War II veteran will be honored this evening with a Missing Man Formation flyover near Alamo Heights.
The flyover will take place at 6:30 p.m. over the San Antonio Country Club to honor James Spencer Calvert who passed away on April 20 at the age of 96.
The formation will include three F 16 fighter jets and a T-38 Talon supersonic jet trainer flown by pilots from Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force bases. The jets will approach from the South, near sundown, and one of the aircraft will suddenly split off to the West, flying into the sunset honoring Calvert.
Calvert was the only living pilot in the country to have wings from three air forces: The United States, The Royal Air Force of Great Britain and the Chinese Air Force. He piloted C-47 transports in the air supply routes of the China-Burma-India Theater to bring supplies to Chinese troops fighting the Japanese with a total of 112 combat missions and 655 combat flying hours.
Calvert was honored by President George H. W. Bush for his service and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon with three battle stars and the American Theater Ribbon.