Hu Shi Xiu, director of the Bureau of Forestry and the delegation leader, and Ding Yao Hua, director of the Chengdu Zoo at Sichuan, meet MGEN Benedict, commander, U.S. air base, and COL Vernon L. Frye, commander, 7450th Air Base Group, upon their arrival at the Tempelhof Central Airport following the delivery of the panda bears Bao Bao and Tian Tian by the United States Air Force to Berlin from China.
LTC Sherman Edward Flanagan, Jr hailed from Westminster Md and served with the 355TFS/37TFW. On this day he ejected from his F-100 aircraft over Laos and was recovered. He had minor injuries. However, on July 21, 1968, the news read ” A Super Sabre and its pilot was lost during a mission to destroy an anti-aircraft