Bernardine Wheeler (1941 - 2001)

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El Cajon, San Diego County, California

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Freda Mae (Wheeler) Moon

Freda Mae (Wheeler) Moon

Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown

Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown

Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown

Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown

Earldon Dale Wheeler

Earldon Dale Wheeler

Margaret N. (Merriman) Wheeler

Margaret N. (Merriman) Wheeler

Kimberly Lane Wheeler

Kimberly Lane Wheeler

The Randall Cummings Family

The Randall Cummings Family

The Adams Family

The Adams Family

35th Fighter Squadron Party

35th Fighter Squadron Party

Owen Wheeler

Owen Wheeler

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Vera Lillian (Wheeler) Sawyer

Virginia Marie (Wheeler) Gill

Virginia Marie (Wheeler) Gill

Charles Henry Wheeler

Charles Henry Wheeler

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Wheeler woman Freda Mae (Wheeler) Moon Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown Karen Dale (Wheeler) Brown

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1941 - In the year that Bernardine Wheeler was born, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1945 - By the time she was only 4 years old, on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1973 - At the age of 32 years old, Bernardine was alive when in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

1975 - When she was 34 years old, on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

1986 - She was 45 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Bernardine Wheeler passed away on December 22, 2001 at age 60. There is no listed cause of death for Bernardine. She was born on November 1, 1941. We have no information about Bernardine's immediate family. We know that Bernardine Wheeler had been residing in El Cajon, San Diego County, California.

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