The Super Sabre Society website will now feature monthly stories about F-100 pilot's, so grandchildren and others in the year 2050 and beyond can hear about a pilot or family member's experience of the F-100, the first fighter capable of supersonic level flight.
Duane and his F-100 in Vietnam
This story is from this month's featured video by Duane Baker's son David. David was 5-years-old when his father was "Lost in Combat".
Captain Duane S. Baker, United States Air Force, loved to fly. When he was four, his mom, “Lila” Marie Baker took him to an airshow. Fascinated, he asked her “what made it stay up.” From then on, all he ever wanted was to be a pilot. If he could connect it back to airplanes in school, he would, frustrating his teachers. One teacher assigned him a report about Native Americans, thinking this would give him a break from all the flying business. He found a Native American who was a pilot in WWII and wrote about the plane he flew. He graduated from Oregon State with an A average in Aeronautical Engineering. He joined the Air Force and wanted to fly the F-100 Super Sabre, known to pilots as the “The Hun”. In pilot training, he worked hard and graduated third in his class behind two former Air Force navigators, and second in the gunnery school class at Luke AFB behind an experienced pilot who was transitioning to fighters....20 June, 20171 Like