Its with great sadness that we announce the passing of a
true American hero and extraordinary man of great
accomplishments an courage Lt Col Fain H. Pool (USAF Ret). In
WWII the then Lt. Pool was the first pilot to fly mission in
top secret Project Aphrodite, a project where war weary
bombers (B-17s) were packed with explosives and turned into
Radio Controlled Bomber Drone. A
pilot was required to get the bomber airborne and trimmed so
that a controlling plane could fly the drone to the target.
For several years, Col Fain was a museum volunteer serving as
a docent and made himself available at various museum
functions to share his experiences.
Col Fain was well liked and respected by
all of those who were privileged to know him - We at the
McChord Air Museum Foundation will miss him very much.