IamA 92 year old who served in WWII as a pilot for the Marine Corps, grew up in the Great Depression, and was a successful entrepreneur - AMA!
I'm sitting here with my grandfather who just turned 92 years old and will be relaying everything for him. He grew up in various parts of Ohio, was active in the boy scouts, and remembers the days when trains, streetcars, and trolleys were the main ways for people to get around.
He enlisted into the Marine Corps during WWII and served as a pilot in the South Pacific. He flew F4U Corsairs.
After the war he returned back to Ohio where he met and married his wife of 65 years (who passed away two years ago), and started several successful businesses. We'll go for as long as he feels comfortable, so ask away!
Edit: Okay folks, we're gonna wrap it up here. He's getting a little tired and I've got to drive to another state. I'll try to answer other questions that have been posted here if I already know and see if I can't get a few more answers from him over the next few days here, but I will try to do a few more with him over the next few months as opportunities provide themselves. Thanks for all of the great questions and sorry I couldn't answer more!
Edit 2: I'm going to answer a few more questions about his history that I can, plus say that there are some really good stories that I may just tell because they're worth telling - if/when I get him to do this again, they're definitely worth asking about to get all of the details (for instance, he's colorblind and memorized the colorblind test so he could pass it and become an aviator). Anything that came straight from him will be in quotation marks, and I did the best I could to capture everything he was saying but definitely know I couldn't always keep up. I'm glad everybody enjoyed it so much! I relayed many of the thanks for his service to him, and he appreciated them.
Edit 3: I've answered a few more of the questions that were left over. He was very impressed when family from the other side of the country called him up to tell him he was famous on the Internet.