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Fort Wayne F-100 Flying w/Dean Cutshall

17 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018

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  • Lance LaGrange was raised in Maspeth, NY and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York with a BSEE Degree. He also graduated at the top of his USAF pilot training class 68A at Craig AFB. His first operational assignment was flying F- 100s with the  306th......

  • Half our daily website traffic reads Biographies…about 150 each day....

  • To date, we have added and updated 595 bio pages for members. We began with 100 just over a year ago. There are still more than 700 to go and we are making progress every week. Why does this matter? Every journey, every narrative, every......

  • I had the pleasure of working for Jack VanLoan for two years as Squadron/Group Commander…he loved to visit Patrick AFB and fly our OV-10’s! I admire him for being a man of his word, click the link below to see his interview about his time......

  • In June, dozens of SSS members will push the stick button and taxi Dean Cutshall’s pristine F-100F from the Fort Wayne Airport Aero Center. Flyers and observers can watch this action-filled week from near the runway and should sign up at this link on our......

  • Much has been written about the war – who won, who lost; whether we should have been there at all. We tried to stop the supplies coming south; we supported our troops on the ground; we fought with and for our South Vietnamese allies. We......

  • Remembrance of Ron Bewley by SSS member Jerry Wetterling Ron and I went, consecutively, through Class 68A at Vance AFB, OK, F-100 RTU Class 68FR at Cannon AFB, NM, and were also together in the 31st Wing at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, June ’68 to......

  • A new guestbook entry on the Misty website by William Jones (son of Glenn Jones, Misty #3), will remind us of how important it is to share our history with our families and the public at large.  “Thanks to all who work to keep this......

  • The 50th Anniversary of the TET Offensive at the  Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum This event was managed by the Bob "Hoppy" Hopkins from start to finish: the concept, the artist, the financing, getting Udvar-Hazy approval, dinner, et al.  The airplane, the lightbox, the airfoils, the now-enshrined and engraved Wall of Honor are all a fitting SSS monument to our legacies and heritage. The Misty Pilot's bank account was used to buy a pig-in-the-poke, just trusting the Smithsonian staff with $10,000 and a couple of concept sketches rushed into production. The museum came through and the lightbox dramatically enhances the painting!...

  • Our newest SSS member, then-1st Lt. Hayden J. Lockhart, was the first USAF Pilot to be shot down and captured during the Vietnam War. He was shot down March 2, 1965, while flying an F-100 Super Sabre with the 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron on flak......

Headed West

  • Lance LaGrange was raised in Maspeth, NY and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York with a BSEE Degree. He also graduated at the top of his USAF pilot training class 68A at Craig AFB. His first operational assignment was flying F- 100s with the  306th......

  • Clayton E. Fox, February 9, 1933 – February 4, 2018, an early F-100 pilot, headed west, surrounded by family and friends, in Mountain View, California, on February 4th, 2018. Clay was born in Rockford, Illinois, and grew up in Marengo, where he attended high school.......

  • James A. (Jim) Bustle, Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.), 86, of Alexandria, LA,  Headed West November 21, 2017. Jim proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as an F-100 fighter pilot and later with the 23rd TAC Fighter Wing as an......

  • Lt. Col Donald L. Abbott, USAF (Ret) Headed West October 16, 2017.  Don was born November 23, 1932 to Gerald L. and Bertha M. (Roberts) Abbott of Maple Rapids. Don graduated from USAF Pilot training class 54F (1964) and was selected to fly USAF Fighters. He......

  • Jon Prescott Haddock Headed West – A gathering of family and friends for Jon Prescott Haddock, 77, will be held in Columbia, S.C., Friday, April 13, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Interment will be held at a later......

  • James Thomas “Jim” Harwood (87), of Hot Springs, Arkansas headed west March 10, 2018.  He was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Jonesboro, Ark., to Thomas and Pauline (Summers) Harwood. He is predeceased by his son, Raymond; brother, Marc; and sister, Joan. Jim is survived by......

  • Remembrance of Ron Bewley by SSS member Jerry Wetterling Ron and I went, consecutively, through Class 68A at Vance AFB, OK, F-100 RTU Class 68FR at Cannon AFB, NM, and were also together in the 31st Wing at Tuy Hoa AB, RVN, June ’68 to......

  • SSS Member Robert “Bob” Speilman of Reno NV, headed west February 26, 2018. He’s survived by his wife Debbie (Bob and Debbie photo left). Bob was an honors graduate of Trinity Colllege in CT.  After USAF Pilot training, he flew the F-100’s with the  36TFS, Itazuke, Japan......

  • SSS Member Ferdinand “Jack” Funke, 78, of Boise, ID Headed West Sunday, February 11, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Jack said, “If this obituary has been published, then I have slipped the surly bonds and flown West.”  Jack was born October 29,......

  • SSS Member Henry “Hank” Gallmeyer, 75, headed west on February 2, 2018, at Adams Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. Hank leaves behind many life-long, dedicated friends, and a loving family, especially his faithful wife of nearly 52 years of marriage, Carolyn, and......