13 August 1969 – After a ticker-tape parade in New York City, the Apollo 11 Astronauts are treated to a state dinner in Los Angeles, where they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon. The Article “5 Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing” by Joe Carter of the Acton Institute shares some interesting
Want to buy the book? Found this online… Published by United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney/General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division, West Palm Beach, Florida/Fort Worth, Texas, 1982. This copy was listed for $40 on the
Memorial services for BGen Jon A. Reynolds will be held with full military honors on September 8, 2022, at 11:00 am in Arlington Cemetery. All SSS members and friends of Jon are invited. The arrangements
The memorial services for General Charles “Chuck” Boyd took place on 14 July at Arlington National Cemetery. Distinguished members of the USAF and USN attended and spoke about Chuck’s illustrious career. Speakers included: Rear Admiral
D.B. Cooper, Comic Strip aviator Dan Cooper and the F-100. All of us know the story of D.B. Cooper, the man who jumped into the night with $200k after hijacking Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305,
July 10, 2022 – LtCol Robert “Hoppy” Hopkins wrote to tell us of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in DC. “This just in from the Smithsonian. If you click on
This Memorial Day take time to remember the F-100 MIA/KIA Pilots we that lost. There is a wonderful video of the F-100 pilots who were MIA/KIA, with the names, dates, and photos set to music.
In memoriam: ‘Nickel on the grass’ to Lt. General Charles ‘Chick’ Cleveland. This article (excerpted) and photos by Col. Al Allenback appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser on May 27, 2021, following the death of Chick
The following article by Richard J. Newman appeared in Air Force Magazine The Misty FACs Return on Oct. 1, 2000 It was one of the most maddening targets of the war. Deep in the mountainous
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