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
George D. DeMone
George “grew up in Stoughton, MA, where he “graduated from Stoughton High School in 1957 as a four-season athlete. He was on ROTC while he attended Tufts University and graduated in 1962 with a Mechanical Engineering Degree.
George served in the US Air Force from 1962-1969 as a Fighter Jet Captain where he flew the F-100 Super Saber fighter jet. In the Air Force, George was stationed primarily in Japan and South Carolina, settling later in his civilian life in North Brookfield and Spencer, MA. George flew for many years as a commercial airline Captain for US Airways, retiring in 1993.