PILOT PROFILE: Robert K. Diers

Major Robert K. Diers was born in Boise, Idaho on June 12, 1920. Growing up in Mackay, Idaho, he attended Idaho State University before enlisting in the Army Air Corp in 1941. He would complete his advanced pilot training at Luke Field (now Luke Air Force Base). In his time at Luke, he became close friends with legendary pilot Dick Bong, the “Ace of Aces.”