Richard Heinisch


 

Preferred Name: Dick

Nickname/Call Sign: Bubba

Date of Birth:  August 7, 1934 — May 4, 2018

Highest Military Grade Held: Captain

Hometown: Topeka, KS

Biography

After a career flying B-47’s and F-100’s Dick Heinisch joined TWA in 1966 and flew for them 23 years.

Bubba was a member of the TWA Retired Pilots’ Breakfast “Romeos”, B-47 Stratojet Assn., 96th Bob Wing Assn., F-100 Super Sabre Society, Jack Daniels “Tennessee Squire”, American Legion Post 626, Kansas City Doberman Rescue, TAROA (TWA Active Retired Pilots’ Assn., and the Commemorative Air Force (Lifetime Colonel).

Units Assigned

  • 6/1955-9/1956 Aviation Cadet Program
  • 1956-1958 Navigation Instructor, Ellington AFB, Houston, TX
  • 1958-1962 Navigator/Bombardier , Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX (B-47 )
  • 1962-1963 pilot training, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX
  • 1963 F-100 Fighter Weapons School, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ (F-100)
  • 1963-1966 352nd/353rd/355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

B-47
F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Hayden HS
St. Benedict’s College

 Richard “Bubba” Heinish – Headed West May 4, 2018

Richard “Bubba” Heinisch, 83, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at NorthCare Hospice House. He was born August 7, 1934 in Topeka, KS, to parents Alfred and Rose Heinisch. He attended Hayden High School and St. Benedict’s College.

Bubba joined the US Air Force in 1955. He was a Fighter Pilot and Vietnam veteran.  His military career included entry to the USAF Aviation Cadet Program June 20, 1955, graduating Sept. 6, 1956. He served as a Navigation Instructor, Ellington AFB, Houston, TX, from 1956-58. He was a B-47 Navigator/Bombardier stationed at Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX, from 1958-62. He received pilot training at Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX from 1962-63 and attended F-100 Fighter Weapons School, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ in 1963. He was a member of the 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, 1963-66. Bubba joined TWA in 1966 and flew for them 23 years.

Bubba was a member of the TWA Retired Pilots’ Breakfast “Romeos”, B-47 Stratojet Assn., 96th Bob Wing Assn., F-100 Super Sabre Society, Jack Daniels “Tennessee Squire”, American Legion Post 626, Kansas City Doberman Rescue, TAROA (TWA Active Retired Pilots’ Assn., and the Commemorative Air Force (Lifetime Colonel).

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara; three sons: four grandchildren: six great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Richard “Bubba” Heinisch will be interred in Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Biography

Biography

After a career flying B-47’s and F-100’s Dick Heinisch joined TWA in 1966 and flew for them 23 years.

Bubba was a member of the TWA Retired Pilots’ Breakfast “Romeos”, B-47 Stratojet Assn., 96th Bob Wing Assn., F-100 Super Sabre Society, Jack Daniels “Tennessee Squire”, American Legion Post 626, Kansas City Doberman Rescue, TAROA (TWA Active Retired Pilots’ Assn., and the Commemorative Air Force (Lifetime Colonel).

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 6/1955-9/1956 Aviation Cadet Program
  • 1956-1958 Navigation Instructor, Ellington AFB, Houston, TX
  • 1958-1962 Navigator/Bombardier , Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX (B-47 )
  • 1962-1963 pilot training, Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX
  • 1963 F-100 Fighter Weapons School, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ (F-100)
  • 1963-1966 352nd/353rd/355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

B-47
F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Hayden HS
St. Benedict’s College

Headed West

 Richard “Bubba” Heinish – Headed West May 4, 2018

Richard “Bubba” Heinisch, 83, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at NorthCare Hospice House. He was born August 7, 1934 in Topeka, KS, to parents Alfred and Rose Heinisch. He attended Hayden High School and St. Benedict’s College.

Bubba joined the US Air Force in 1955. He was a Fighter Pilot and Vietnam veteran.  His military career included entry to the USAF Aviation Cadet Program June 20, 1955, graduating Sept. 6, 1956. He served as a Navigation Instructor, Ellington AFB, Houston, TX, from 1956-58. He was a B-47 Navigator/Bombardier stationed at Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX, from 1958-62. He received pilot training at Webb AFB, Big Spring, TX from 1962-63 and attended F-100 Fighter Weapons School, Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ in 1963. He was a member of the 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, 1963-66. Bubba joined TWA in 1966 and flew for them 23 years.

Bubba was a member of the TWA Retired Pilots’ Breakfast “Romeos”, B-47 Stratojet Assn., 96th Bob Wing Assn., F-100 Super Sabre Society, Jack Daniels “Tennessee Squire”, American Legion Post 626, Kansas City Doberman Rescue, TAROA (TWA Active Retired Pilots’ Assn., and the Commemorative Air Force (Lifetime Colonel).

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Barbara; three sons: four grandchildren: six great-grandchildren; and a brother.

Richard “Bubba” Heinisch will be interred in Leavenworth National Cemetery.