He enlisted to serve his beloved USA in WW II, serving with the Army Air Corps, 15th AF-464th BG- 776 squad out of Pantanella, Italy as a top notch Pilot of a B-24. He flew over 60 bombing missions without personal injury.
Many times the stories would tell of him limping his plane back to the base, almost ditching in the Adriatic sea. He lead a bombing Run to blast one of Hitler's oil Refiners near Budapest, Hungary, where the air group came under attack. captain Waggoner's plan was hit-
two fires in the lower fuselage area, as well as a fire in one of the four engines. lost one engines captain continued to lead his air group over the target with "devastating accuracy" Inside the oil Refinery captain Waggoner's b-24 lost two more engines now flying on 0ne engines and mission completed his b-24 named " pistal packing mama" limped back to the base
Pervious to landing "pistal packing mama" lost all her east engines just top watch