After the War

In the words of Palmer Bruland's daughter, Cathy Barton:

"My father returned home and retired from flying, although he was offered jobs as a commercial airline pilot. I think later in life he regretted that decision. His oldest son, my brother Gary, became a small plane pilot, and my dad loved to go up and fly with him.

Commercial and Multi-Engine license issued Sept 24, 1945

Airline pilot's medical certificate issued Nov. 5, 1946