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The late Harry Burdette visiting with his grandson, then 5-year-old Shawn Jensen, in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas.  Jensen, now an RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot with the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, has always admired the spiritual strength of both his grandfather, a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot who flew for the 379th Bombardment Group in World War II, and his father, a retired F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot. (Courtesy photo/Richard Burdette/Released)


Grandfather’s World War II legacy continued by pilot grandson

The late Harry Burdette visiting with his grandson, then 5-year-old Shawn, in 1990 in San Antonio, Texas. Shawn, now an RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot from Offutt AFB, Nebraska and flying for the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, has always admired the spiritual strength of both his grandfather, a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot who flew for the 379th Bombardment Group in World War II, and his father, a retired F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot. (Courtesy photo by Richard Burdette)

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