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  • Jack Doub’s son Scott has informed us that Jack did not wish to have a funeral or “monument,” but instead left instructions that Scott organize a big open bar party and evening of drinking.” Scott has set Saturday, 28 January, in Valdosta, for that event and says anyone planning to come will be well taken care of (i.e. airport pickup, place to stay, etc. etc.) Scott is talking with the bar owner this afternoon to......

  • Charter Super Saber Society member Elmer Slavey headed west January 12th, 2017. Elmer was a highly respected and decorated F-100 pilot with the Silver Star, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 34 Air Medals to his credit. He is Survived by his wife Charlene.  Services for Elmer  are currently being planned by Charlene and other members of the family. Elmer was born Friday, 13 January, 1933, in Jeffersonville, Indiana and enlisted U.S. Air Force after High School......

  • This website continues to reach more F-100 fans from around the world, and it’s presence is increased on Facebook and in Google search response. Our seasonal posts and updates often score 1000 visits in one week. Members and families benefit from this visibility because it enhances the legacy of F-100 Pilots. Less than half of our members have biographies. Update yours now from this website, or Email it to Win Reither....

  • Never a Christmas morning, never an old year ends, but somebody somewhere thinks of – old days, old times, old friends – and that is us. As the grandkids and great grandkids gather around the Christmas tree at our feet by a warm fire, raucous over their presents, a smile comes across our face – those old days, old times and old friends return in squadron buildings, alert shacks, briefing rooms, parties, bars and base......

  • Stanton (Stan) Smith (October 17, 1938 – December 15, 2016) retired from the Air National Guard in 1981 and from Northwest Airlines in 1998. Stan was a fighter pilot’s fighter pilot, an outstanding South Dakota Guardsman, and a true patriot. Stan was born in Orange, New Jersey. While serving his country in Vietnam, he was a member of the F-100 Misty squadron. He flew F-100 and A-7 Fighters in the South Dakota Air National Guard, and......

  • Well known aviation artist and Associate SSS member  Keith Ferris and SSS CEO Hoppy Hopkins working on a rough sketch of what will be a full color, oil on canvas painting of the Smithsonian’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s F-100D, Serial No. 56-3440.   _________________________________ This working sketch portrays a 3rd TFW combat loaded “Hun” at liftoff on the first evening of the Vietnam Tet Offensive, 31 January 1968. [Where were YOU at that historic time?]......

  • An Associate SSS Member, Jim flew west on 18 NOV 2015, at the time a resident of Manteca, CA. There was no official obituary, but here’s a bit of info on him and his unique history with the Super Sabre Society. When Original Editor & Publisher of our journal, Ron Standerfer, was ramping up a process to produce and publish “The Intake,” he learned that Charter Member Ben Allen had a brother (Jim) who was......

  • When you’re preflighting an airplane that has just rolled out of the factory, you expect it to be perfect. But every pilot knows that perfection is elusive in aviation, and simple mistakes can snowball into disastrous mishaps within seconds. First Lieutenant Barty R. Brooks found that out the hard way on January 10, 1956. That afternoon Brooks and two other U.S. Air Force pilots reported to North American Aviation Corporation’s Palmdale, Calif., factory and signed acceptance papers for three shiny new F-100C Super Sabres. The three men, members of the 1708th Ferrying Wing, Detachment 12, based at Kelly Air Force Base in Texas, would be flying the “Huns” to their new duty station at George Air Force Base, barely a 10-minute hop to the southeast, at Victorville. For the ferry pilots, who routinely trained to deliver new planes across oceans, the day’s assignment must have seemed like a walk in the park....

  • SSS member Leo Joseph Canavan, Jr. headed West on November 19, 2016 at the age of 81. Leo is survived by his loving wife, Logan Iin Canavan, his daughters, Susan Ellis and husband Velton Ellis, Shae McKean, Sissy Letchman and husband Chuck Letchman, and Jennifer Stephens and husband Joe Stephens. After having five girls, he was finally blessed with his only son, Curtis Ryan Canavan. He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Leo......

  • Happy Thanksgiving As we sit down today with family and friends for meals of turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce, we are reminded that there are many things for which to be thankful: We are thankful that our forefathers founded a great nation based upon freedom. We are thankful that wise men along the way saw fit to preserve the Union. We are thankful that courageous men in history fought to save our way of life......