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
George E. Kahler
Preferred Name: George
Nickname/Call Sign: Stump
Date of Birth: October 20, 1935
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Beaverton, OR
George Kahler flew the F-100 from 1959-1961 with the 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Cannon AFB, NM, and from 1961-1965 with the 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron, out of RAF Woodbridge, England.