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
Robert E. Leggat
Bob says “I just found out about the Sabre Society from my old friend Al Whitley. I have sent in my dues and hope to be seeing some of my old friends at some future reunions. Best Wishes to all!!!”
Bob flew the F-100 from 1969 to 1970 with the 531st TFS/3rd TFW out of Bien Hoa AB, RVN. He had 220 combat missions in the F-100, before he upgraded to an Instructor Pilot in the F-100D.