28 February 1941 – The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948
William J. Lamb
Bill Lamb was a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. In his distinguished twenty-year career, Lt. Col. Lamb fought in the Vietnam War; flew the F-100, F-4, F-5, and F-15; and was Commander of the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base from 1983-1985.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1988, Bill went onto fly jets for eleven more years as an instructional pilot in Saudi Arabia with both Lear Siegler and, in particular, British Aerospace. He returned home permanently in 1999 and took a job as an instructor/subject matter expert for CBD at the Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base. Bill retired in 2013.