Don Eisele, (June 23, 1930 – December 2, 1987) was a United States Air Force test pilot and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the command module pilot seat during the flight of Apollo 7 in 1968. After retiring from both NASA and the Air Force, he became the United States Peace Corps country director for Thailand, before moving into private business. Luthor B. Turner Lodge No. 732, Columbus Ohio.
June 20, 1941: The United States Department of War creates the United States Army Air Forces, with General Henry H. Arnold as its first commander. As part of the reorganization, General Headquarters Air Force is renamed Air Force Combat Command; the new Army Air Forces organization consists of Air Force Combat Command (its combat element) and the United States Army Air Corps (its logistics and training element). Pictured here: Ira Eaker, General of the USAAF during World War II