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Major Frank Elliott Sisson II, USAF (ret.), a United States Military Academy graduate,  “went into the U.S. Air Force and after pilot training reported to the 310th Bomb Wing, Salina, Kansas, in 1953, to fly B-29 bombers. Frank was there for only a short time, a couple of months, as he volunteered to fly B-26 aircraft in the Korean conflict. In Japan, on the way to Korea, he was assigned to the 10th Radar Calibration Squadron, a TB-29 unit, at Yokota Air Base in Japan to calibrate radar sites in the Pacific Theater of Operations.”

During his Air Force career, Major Frank Elliot Sisson earned two Masters of Science Degrees (Aeronautical Engineering and Management); during the 1960s, his assignments included the Director of Airborne Research Engineering.  In the late 1960s, he “went overseas with the 374th Tactical Air Wing in Okinawa to fly C-130 aircraft in the Vietnam War where he served until 1969. He was awarded two Air Medals for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight during combat missions in Vietnam, and the Commendation Medal for distinguished service as Air Operations Officer for a special detachment of the 374th Tactical Air Wing at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa.” (  Major Frank Elliott Sisson II is the author of A Ransomed Yankee: The Epic Voyage of the Whaleship Milo.


One reader of A Ransomed Yankee: The Epic Voyage of the Whaleship Milo said, “The Civil War was over, yet the Rebels didn't know it. They still burned the Yankee whaling ships in the Bering Sea. But, the Rebel commander had a great deal of honor. He always saved the lives of the crews of those burned ships. There is an odd twist as how Frank Sissons' great-grandfather's ship was spared. Read it. You will enjoy it.”

A Ransomed Yankee: Epic Voyage of the Whalingship Milo
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According to the book description of A Ransomed Yankee: The Epic Voyage of the Whaleship Milo, “At nine o'clock on the morning of November 26th, 1863, the whaleship Milo quietly sailed out of New Bedford harbor on a voyage that would make an everlasting impact on the lives of the people of this seaport as well as the lives of other people across the country. It would be a long, profitable and enjoyable voyage, but also, frightening, humanitarian and even sad. However, it would be an epic experience for its part as a principal whaling ship that happened to be involved in a significant and historical naval event shortly after the end of the American Civil War.”

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