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
Denis McCarthy Kilroy
Upon completion of his History degree at the University of New Hampshire, Denny Kilroy joined the USAF and flew the F-100 from 1958-1962 with the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron/Fighter-Day Squadron, out of Soesterberg AFB, Netherlands. “He not only became a fighter pilot but also a squadron leader, flight instructor and Air Division Chief of Safety as his final assignment.
He left the Air Force after 12 years to become a pilot for American Airlines, rising quickly to the rank of captain, where he continued to serve as an example of excellence to his crew members until his retirement in 1991, flying his last flight on his birthday. His excellence as an airman was recognized by Allied Pilots’ Association where he was asked to serve as accident investigator prior to his retirement.
Never satisfied with a challenge unmet, Denis dipped his toe into minor league baseball, served as a volunteer member for North Hampton EMS, and served as computer science teacher at Sacred Heart School for 8 years where he started the computer program and was honored with the lab being named after him.
With all his accomplishments professionally, Denis’s most important full time job throughout his life was being a loving father and husband, mentor, coach and memory keeper for all of his children. He was an award winning photographer, including being credited with a rising band’s album cover photo.”