VT-15 was disestablished in Nov. 1945 and most of the fliers returned to civilian life.  Lambert stayed in, and soon began flying one of the most advanced fighters of the war: the F4U Corsair

F4U Corsair

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Thelma, Donald and V.G. Lambert, Dec., 1945

Postwar America is a good time and place for new life.  Thelma and V.G. adopt Donald in December, 1945.


V.G. doesn't know it yet, but he's headed upstairs.