Pete, an Air Force colonel who retired in 1968 after serving more than 33 years, died Feb. 11, 2006, at his winter home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 94.
During his Air Force career he piloted more than 50 different types of military aircraft and was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Air Medal with eight Oak Leaf clusters for flying missions against the Germans and Italians in World War II. He was a veteran of 33 bombing missions over enemy installations with the 57th Bombardment Wing of the 12th Air Force, which he commanded.
Pete married Jeanne Gamble Atkinson in 1946. After his retirement he and Jeanne lived in Watertown, N.Y., for several years. Later, they were summer residents of Clayton, N.Y., on the St. Lawrence River, and spent winters in Vero Beach.
Surviving, besides Jeanne, are a daughter, Margot; two sons, Peter H. Jr. and Harold A.; and six grandchildren.
The Class of 1934