The Bob and June Goebel family (2005) (back row standing from L to R)Jim Goebel, Pat Arritt, Mark Goebel, Tomi Goebel, Terri Silveria, Gary Goebel. (front row L to R) Bob Jr., Karen Satterlee, June and Bob, Sue Rechs. (photo courtesy of Tom Caltabiano) Gary Goebel In his father’s footsteps Major Gary Goebel, USAF (retired) […]

Friends in the Luftwaffe After the War

Bob Goebel had many friends who were former members of the Luftwaffe.  The following excerpt is from the Foreward to his book Mustang Ace: Memoirs of a P-51 Fighter Pilot: “I do not recollect, with maudlin breast-beating, the killing of my fellow pilots in other uniforms.  Like the rest of my generation, in combat I […]

A Messerschmitt Comes to Racine

by Bob Goebel Jr. Bob Goebel’s first encounter with a Messerschmitt occurred, not in the skies over Europe, but in his own hometown of Racine, Wisconsin. A German fighter with a yellow engine cowling and white number four on the fuselage was downed during the Battle of Britain.  It was brought to the U.S. on […]

In Loving Memory

June (Meany) Goebel 1925 – 2006 To my one and only wife, June, who bore us nine fine children. “The also serve who only stand and wait” And wait, and wait, and wait.” Dedication page from Mustang Ace 1936. June with parents (Mark and Grace Meany)