21 September 1956 – Grumman company test pilot Tom Attridge shoots himself down in a Grumman F-11F Tiger, BuNo 138260, during a Mach 1.0 20 degree dive from 22,000 feet. Tom fires two bursts from the fighter’s 20mm cannon during the descent, and as he reaches 7,000 feet (2,100 m) the jet is struck multiple
James L. Kirkhuff
Preferred Name: Jim
Nickname/Call Sign: José
Date of Birth: December 27, 1941
Highest Military Grade: Select
Jim Kirkhuff flew the F-100 from 1966-1970 with the 137th Tactical Fighter Squadron/184th Tactical Fighter Group.