Bill Fischer is historian at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas. He earned a Master of Arts in American History Since 1877 at the University of Georgia, and his thesis was published as The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919. He also earned a B.A. in History from the University of Great Falls and a B.S. in Natural Resources from The Ohio State University. Bill is a retired U.S. Air Force officer who, in addition to serving on the history faculty at the United States Air Force Academy, worked in weather, missile operations, and intelligence during his military career. He then taught at a high school in central Ohio for seven years before joining the National Park Service.