February 13, 1933 - December 27, 2017
David Linzinmeir was born in Marysville, Ohio on the 13th of February 1933, the 3rd of four children to Louis and Lucille Bishop Linzinmeir.
Family was everything to David with aviation, fishing, and the OSU Buckeyes close behind. As a youth he paid for flight lessons by trapping and selling furs in the streams of post-depression rural Ohio and stacking seed bags at Scott Seed Company. A born stick & rudder aviator he soloed in a J3 Cub after less than 4 hours at 15 years old.
He played football and had a brief and self-professed unremarkable career as a fly-weight boxer. Graduating high school, David joined the US Navy and travelled the world, based on aircraft carriers and Naval Air Stations . . .