Wayne W. McIntosh went from a one-room country school to Ramona Rural High School to Kansas State University where he graduated with a BS in 1938 and MS in 1939. He worked for the Social Security board until called to active duty in 1941. He flew combat in Europe in WWII. He clearly remembers flying over the Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944. He was then assigned to General Eisenhower's headquarters near Paris, then to Rheim, France and Frankfort, Germany.
Upon returning to the United States, he became an experimental test pilot in Dayton, Ohio. He had various assignments from New Jersey to Florida to California. He had a tour of duty on the faculty of the Air Force University and a tour of duty in Japan.
After 30 years of active military duty, Wayne retired from the Air Force with the rank of colonel, and began working for Kansas State University in continuing education.
Wayne traveled extensively to all 50 states and five continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and North America. He especially enjoyed a tour of the Holy Land. During his travels he enjoyed numerous elder hostels and ocean cruises. Wayne feels he has a great life.
Wayne came to live to Via Christi Village in Manhattan's Assisted Living in 2007 and continues to lead a full and active life.