MASTERS SWIMMING AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT
A Series by Tony Pearce
Wayne Sheffer was a farmer from the little town of Henderson Kentucky on the border of the Ohio River near Indiana.
He was the eldest of 7 children. Only 3 survived at birth. When WW2 broke out, as a Staff Sergeant in the USAF Military Police, he was part of the Allied Invasion experiencing action in France and Germany.
He and Jennifer met when he came to England and Tony was born. An attachment, "The Letter", written by Wayne to Jennifer in 1945 indicates this. Here, Wayne mentions that they meet. They didn't. It is surmised that at this point Wayne was posted to France and then Germany. The end of WW2 saw the immediate bringing back home of the U.S forces..
Hence, the post WW2 Family became Charles and Alice Pearce with their remaining 2 daughters and a late born son:
Anthony Wayne Pearce (Tony Pearce)
To read "The Letter" download it here
Part Two To Follow
TAKING THE PLUNGE.