28 February 1941 – The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948
Super Sabre Society Reunion
Apr 16, 2024 to Apr 19, 2024
A dedicated website is now available for your attendees to book their hotel rooms online.
While adding information on MGen Rudy Bartholomew, I noticed his family asked that instead of flowers, donations be made to the Selfridge Air Museum. I looked at their website and was surprised to discover that
From an article on the IAC.org website: “Lew Shattuck has been selected by the IAC Hall of Fame committee and the Board of Directors to be inducted into the International Aerobatic Hall of Fame for
Misty: A Legacy for the Ages, Misty Reunion Dinner, 16 Sep 2023; Reno NV; Remarks by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.) “Thanks very much for that very kind introduction Shep. To say I
The news comes to us from Ken and Sharon Ramsey…. “The Flight Suit Project is complete and hanging in the SSME. There are over 160 items sewn on the backing which is made of cut-up
If you missed the AFHF Book Club Event on Zoom on August 29th, you’re in luck. Dik Daso of the AFHF says it was recorded and will be available to view in about a month.
The following is from an article on afa.org… “Bill Croom Honored as ‘Enduring Leader’ “Bill Croom, an AFA member for more than 60 years, was honored in Washington with a special “Enduring Leadership Award” by
Air Warriors Season 11, Ep. 5 F 100 Super Sabre Full Episode Smithsonian Channel If you missed the recent airing of the F-100 episode of the new Smithsonian Air Warriors series, you’re in luck. The
This story is excerpted from Thisdayinaviation.com… “26 February 1955: Although it was his day off, North American Aviation production test pilot George Franklin Smith stopped by the office at Los Angeles Airport (today, known as
While searching for photos of SSS Members, I found a name I didn’t recognize and a photo of a pilot in front of an F-100. Richard French, (LtCol USAF, Ret) had a host of news
Major General LeRoy W. (Swede) Svendsen, Jr. died on the 14th day of February at the age of 93. He has been nominated as an Honorary Member of the Super Sabre Society for his storied
ROMANCING THE ‘HUN’ – A LEGENDARY AIRCRAFT FROM WHICH HEROES WERE MADE By Julie Summers Walker, published January 1, 2022. Reprinted in part with permission by Mike Fizer. Additional photos added for interest. “It is
In the June 9, 1958 edition of TIME Magazine, there was an article titled “How To Go Weightless”. “The magazine’s Medicine Editor Gilbert Cant “went weightless in one of the Air Force’s fast jet fighters
United States Air Force Operations in Vietnam 1967 – Restored Color Video by Zenosfilms. Great footage of F-100’s.
This wide-ranging USAF video covers the rapid expansion of the US Air Force’s role in the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s. Bases are set up at Cam Ran Bay, Phan Rang, Bien Hoa, and other