• College/Year: NLAW '59
  • Links to Oral History Sessions: Rader, Sanford (April 11, 2008)
  • Conflict(s): World War II; Cold War
  • Military Branch & Unit: Air Force
  • Theater(s): Home Front; American; European; Pacific
  • US Air Force: 8th Air Force
  • Air Force Squadron: 70th Bomb Squadron
  • Air Force Other: Strategic Air Command


Col. Rader was a student on the home front during World War II. In the mid-1950s, he became a B-36 bomber pilot in the USAF Strategic Air Command. He served in the USAF Reserves into the 1980s while pursuing his civilian career in law.