30 November 1957 – Capt Benny Lacombe is killed when he unsuccessfully attempts to bail out of Lockheed U-2A, 56-6704, Article 371, 13 miles SE of Laughlin AFB. Ejection seats had not yet been fitted to U-2s at this point. The history of the U-2 program is fraught with fatalities and crashes. “CIA pilots Wilburn S.
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.
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
“March 29, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of when the last U.S. troops left Vietnam and the final group of American prisoners of war (POWs) were freed and left Hanoi. On this day, Midway hosted
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