Bernie Edward Zettl (born 1922)

Bernie Zettl, 1968[HN01DK][GDrive]



Bernie Zettl - PRESIDENT of old crows


Evidence Timeline

1942 - WW2 Draft

1943 (July 04) - Best man at wedding - (Maxwell field, Alabama)

Full newspaper page : [HN01DC][GDrive]

1950 (Feb 07) - In Biloxi

Full newspaper page : [HN01DE][GDrive]

1956 (April) - Marriage to Charleen Olga McHale

Full newspaper page : [HN01DG][GDrive]

1958 (July 8) - Father in-law dies

{1940 US Census for Charles McHale) - Sixth street, bremerton -

Full set of clippings, from Fold3 (at low resolution) - [HN01DT][GDrive]

1959 (May 08)

Full newspaper page : [HN01DA][GDrive]

1963 (Sep 12) - ASD (Aeronautical Systems Division) Officers Retirement - Major Bernie E. Zettl honored for service in the B52 projec

Full page : [HN01D8][GDrive]

1963 (Oct 11) - "Dynalectron"

See Dynalectron Corporation . / Full newspaper page : [HN01D2][GDrive]

1963 (Nov 10) - Award given to Dan R Bannister by Bernie Zettl

See Daniel Richard Bannister (born 1930) / Full newspaper page : [HN01D0][GDrive]

1967 (Sep 26)


1968 (March 29)

Full newspaper page : [HN01DI][GDrive]

1968 (Nov 01)

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1968 (Nov 14)

Full newspaper pages : Page 1a : [HN01DN][GDrive] / Page 2a : [HN01DP][GDrive]

1970 (Oct 05)

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1972 (until 1982) - Bernie Zettl works as "a marketing consultant"for Sanders (a New Hampshire company)

Full pages, Boston Globe 1985 article - Page 43 at [HN01CD][GDrive] , Page 49 at [HN01CF][GDrive] ; clip at [HN01CG][GDrive]

Sanders Associates : See

1974 (Jan) - Father passes (Tennessee)


1974 (Feb) - Loss of daughter

he lost a daughter when she was only 23 - "Bernie Edward Zettl."

Debra Zettl was born on February 19, 1951. She died in August 1974 at 23 years of age.

1976 (Feb 2/3)

DoD-industry relations, conflict of interest and standards of conduct: hearings before the Joint Committee on Defense Production, Congress of the United States, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, February 2 and 3, 1976



1978 (until 1983) - Bernie Zettl works with GTE

Full pages, Boston Globe 1985 article - Page 43 at [HN01CD][GDrive] , Page 49 at [HN01CF][GDrive] ; clip at [HN01CG][GDrive]

See GTE Corporation

1985 (March 20) Wall Street Journal article (available via CIA)

PDF at [HN01CH][GDrive] / OCR version at [HN01CK][GDrive]

1985 (Sep 11)

Full page : [HN01C9][GDrive]

1985 (Sep 17) - The Boston Globe

Full pages : Page 43 at [HN01CD][GDrive] , Page 49 at [HN01CF][GDrive]

1993 - Marriage


US, SS applications and claims - Bernie Edward Zettl

Name: Bernie Edward Zettl

Birth Date: 2 Dec 1922 in St Louis, Mississippi

Death Date: 29 Dec 1997

Father: Henry L Zettl

Mother: Evelyn Stiles



Wife (1st) - Charleen Olga Zettl (passed Sep 19, 2019)

September 6, 1929 - September 19, 2019 / Source : [HL005U][GDrive]

Charleen McHale-Zettl passed on 19 Sep surrounded by her children. She lived 90 event filled years and is survived by her children Mary, RoseAnne and Gary, and 2 granddaughters. She was from a long time Bremerton family connected to the Navy Shipyard. She attended Star of the Sea & Bremerton High class of ’48. Her first real job took her to Boeing Seattle as an admin worker. There she met a dashing Air Force pilot, Bernie Zettl, who snuck her on to the prototype Boeing 707, wearing a parachute for her first ever airplane ride! They married a year later, joining the military family, and making many life-long friends. Charleen continued federal civil service work. In Dayton she worked in the office that developed the F-111. 20 years later her son piloted F-111's into harms way. She returned to Bremerton in the 80s and worked for the Red Cross. After her retirement she was a volunteer for 25+ years at the Puget Sound Navy Museum running the gift shop. Charleen led a life of service before self, qualities she inherited from this fine city of artisans, shipwrights and servicemen. In memory of her, please consider supporting the Navy Museum via an Amazon “smiles" login where a small percentage of each purchase goes to the museum at no additional charge.

Sister-in-law Mary Catherine McHale (passing June 2019)

July 31, 1922 - June 19, 2019 / Source - [HL005V][GDrive]

Mary Catherine was born in Pocatello, Idaho, as the first child of Charles T. (Red) McHale and Olga Schmidt McHale. The family settled in Bremerton, where it grew to seven; Mary, Rose, Francis (Toni), Terry Couse (all deceased), Charleen Zettl, PJ Lund (Bremerton), and Edward (Camarillo, CA). An alumna of Star of the Sea elementary school and Bremerton high school (class of 1940), she headed to Chicago to attend Mundelein College, including study abroad in South Hampton, England. In 1943, Mary joined the U.S. Army out of Ft. Lewis, Washington. She supported the war effort until its end in 1945 and returned to college at Seattle University. In 1950, after a few years in the private sector, Mary returned to active duty with the Army and was stationed in Ft. Ord, California.

The Monterey Bay area became her life-long home and she made a 44-year long career out of administrative support for the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio there (this included a 10-year stint in Washington, D.C.). She was a life-long member of Altrusa International and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Her Catholic faith was unwavering and demonstrated by her excitement to bundle up in her winter-woolies and stand at 4:00 am, in the freezing winds of Laguna Seca to see and hear Pope John Paul II.

Travel was a passion for her. If a friend suggested a trip to Europe, South America, or the Vatican, she was packed and ready to go… always toting a 35mm camera and a bag full of film. She had friends and a large, extended family all over the United States and would visit them regularly. She was an oral historian and could give you details of your own hometown that even you didn’t know. The constant adventurer, Mary would never take the same route home from anywhere. Between the St. Angela Merici parish and the family home in Pacific Grove, it could take hours, with a cruise along the bay, or 17-Mile Drive, through the Presidio, up and down Prescott Avenue, or even a stop at Dennis the Menace park. Her nieces and nephews were always entertained and scared to death by her lack of attention to the road.

Mary moved back to Bremerton in 2006 and spent the last four years at Later Years Adult Family Home. The owner, Tammy and staff took wonderful care of her and enjoyed her feisty nature. She was an independent person, doing as she pleased until the end. Her family would like to thank everyone for their compassion.

Besides her two sisters and brother, Mary (Auntie Cathie to many of us) is survived by twelve nieces and nephews and thirteen great nieces and nephews

Frances McHale - Passing 2006 ( June 14, 2006 )

Source : [HL005W][GDrive]

March 10, 1925 To June 10, 2006

Frances A. "Toni" McHale, 81, of Bremerton died Saturday. She was born in Seattle to Charles and Olga (Schmidt) McHale. She attended Bremerton High School, and worked as an accountant for KBRO. She also worked with the Naval Post Graduate School, Fleet Numerical Weather Facility in Monterrey, Calif., the U.S. State Department in Guatemala and Keyport Naval Torpedo Station. Ms. McHale was an accomplished seamstress and knitter. She was an active member of St. Angela's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Barry and Theresa Crouse. She is survived by her brother, Edward McHale; sisters, P.J. Lund (Ron), Charleen Zettl and Mary Catherine McHale; her cousin, Noray Larson; and lifelong friends, Frances and Walter McConnell, Jeannie Rowlett and Jo Lauth. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with a service to follow.