21 September 1956 – Grumman company test pilot Tom Attridge shoots himself down in a Grumman F-11F Tiger, BuNo 138260, during a Mach 1.0 20 degree dive from 22,000 feet. Tom fires two bursts from the fighter’s 20mm cannon during the descent, and as he reaches 7,000 feet (2,100 m) the jet is struck multiple
Carlton B. Stoddard
Carlton says that “At Nellis, worked with Fred Schwab, Waymand Nutt, and Hoot Gibson. At Luke worked with Bob Messerli, Mike Filliman, John Back, Gus Hendry. Gene Butler, Carl Schneider, and others I cannot recall. Proud Associate member of the Super Sabre Society. Flew in the F-105 at Mt. Home AFB, and one night bombing mission at Mac Dill AFB in the F-4. Loved flying and working with guys who are now my heroes.
I have flown all missions ( in training, and in the back seat) of the F-100. Civilians I know are envious of the career I had. And what a career!”