Col. Alpheus Wesley Blizzard died April 7, 2000, at Dorn VA Hospital in Columbia, S.C., after a short illness.He was born on June 11, 1921, in New York City, son of Dr. Alpheus Wesley Blizzard and Ethel Lewes Blizzard. The Blizzards moved to Hartsville, S.C., in 1925. Col. Blizzard graduated from Hartsville High School in 1938. He attended college at the Citadel and the University of South Carolina and joined the Navy after the Pearl Harbor attack.He served in the military for 31 years. He transferred from the Navy during World War II to the Army Air Corps (which later became the U.S. Air Force). He then flew B-17s and B-25s from England during World War II; was a wing commander in Strategic Air Command; and served in the Air Force Special Operations during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was a test pilot for the early supersonic planes and the B-58 Hustler Program and was stationed at the Special Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.His final assignment was Chief of Staff, 5th Air Force, while stationed in Japan. Col. Blizzard was a member of Prince George Episcopal Church in Georgetown, S.C.Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edith Bourne Blizzard of Georgetown; son, Alpheus Wesley Blizzard III of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters, Maj. Laura Blizzard Bloemer, U.S. Air Force retired, of Jacksonville, Fla., Maria Blizzard Legate and Stacie Elizabeth Blizzard, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; stepson, William Davis Bourne Jr.; stepdaughter, Julian Bourne Horst; sister, Mrs. Charles E. Lee of Columbia, S.C.; nephews and niece, Dr. Christopher L. Lee of Lafayette, La., Mrs. Janet Lee Burnet of Wesley Hills, N.Y., Mr. Frank E.R. Lee of Isle of Palms, S.C.; and six grandchildren.Col. Blizzard was predeceased by his first wife, Anthonette Lempka Blizzard, in July 1987.Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Barrancas National Cemetery, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave., Box E, New York, NY 10021.Lewis Funeral Home, Milton, Fla., is in charge of local arrangements.