Oran Stanley Watts

Oran Watts was born in Texas on April 3,1921 and moved to California as a child. In 1939, he graduated from Tulare High School. College was next as Oran attended the University of Southern California. In September 1940, with war on the horizon, he enlisted in the Air Corps as a private. Training consisted of basic at Moffett Field, CA and advanced at Luke Field, AZ followed by additional specialty training in Oklahoma, Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi. In 1942, he was transferred to North Africa. He later returned to the states and was an instructor for one year. Oran joined the 118th TRS in early 1944 while it was stationed in India.