29 September 1954 – The North American F-100 Super Sabre entered service with the United States Air Force‘s 479th Fighter Wing. Initially, the new wing maintained tactical proficiency with the World War II-era F-51Ds inherited from the Air National Guard, then in February 1953 upgrading to the North American F-86H Sabre jet aircraft. The wing
James K. Rudisill
“My combined military and civilian flying eventually got me to every continent in the world. After the military, I continued civilian flying with several airlines and an aircraft manufacturer in aircraft ranging from twin turboprops to a heavy DC-10 Freighter.
My fondest memories, however, start from the first solo Hun “D” ride to my last combat ride at Phan Rang, and my most pleasurable achievement was winning the Top gun Award at Luke.”