Story List and Biography 
For Wally Hoffman

Photo of Wally and Alma
First One
Christmas 1944
Who Is Out There?
Growing Up
We Get Our Feet Wet
We Visit London
From Fantasy To Reality
Wally Goes To War
Tribute To "VE" Day
The Flying Fortress
Polebrook and The Death of the Flying Fortress
Wally and B-17.


Wally Hoffman was born December 29, 1920. to Harry and Margaret (Lucas) Hoffman in Bremerton, Washington.. After graduation from high school he worked in the logging camps to earn enough to attend college at WSU. After two years he joined the Air Force and entered Aviation Cadet Training. 

Wally served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II as a B-17 pilot, flying 35 missions over Europe. 

He married Alma Turner, the love of his life, on July 18, 1946, and graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture in 1948.

He took creative writing courses on the Internet and wrote his memoirs of World War II, which you can enjoy on this site.

Wally passed away January 11, 2014, in Olympia, Washington, where he had lived for 50 years.  He was soon followed by Alma. 

Wally was active in many service groups, but his number one priority was  always his family.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane (Ken) Martin of Rainier, Washington, and Debbie (Larry) Culwell of Olympia; and one sister, Phyllis Caley.

He is also survived by five grandchildren:  Robert (Cheryl) Horton, Olivia Strout, Dennis (Ruth) Horton, Megan (Jamey) Whitney, and David Strout; and nine great grandchildren.

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