25 September 1968 – Norman Macleod Paulsen was born on October 6, 1945, in Elmsford, NY. His mother said, “Ever since he was a little boy, he dreamed of flying.” He had enlisted in the Air Force and began his tour on August 3, 1968. He had the rank of First Lieutenant. On a mission
David Overton Williams, Jr.
Brigadier General David Overton “D.O.” Williams, Jr. served in the Army Air Corps in WWII with the 50th Fighter Group from 1939-1945. He was stationed in the United States; the Philippines; Okinawa Islands (Ryukyu Islands); Japan; Europe; and Africa.
From 1950-1953 D.O. was stationed in Korea flying the F-84E serving with the 111th Fighter Squadron/136th Fighter Wing during the Korean War. He remembers “They shot at me a few times, dinged the aircraft, but didn’t hurt me.”
He also served during the Vietnam War from 1961-1975 serving with the 27th Fighter Wing and 8th Fighter Wing. Shot down a MiG in what he calls “a pretty good dogfight. There were 8 MiG 17’s and 2 MiG 21’s against 8 of us, so it was a good donnybrook.
We lost a lot of people [in Vietnam]. We lost them to SAM’s, triple-A, and we lost a couple to MiG’s. That was in [my] fighter squadron itself, and we had 4 squadrons, with 25 planes in each squadron. We must have lost 10 or 12 on my watch.”