11 Mar Jack Harris (Misty 10) Headed West
Sept 26,1936-March 11, 2017
SSS member Col Jack Harris, USAF (Ret) headed west on March 11, 2017. Even as a young man, Jack’s first love was flying. After graduation from the U of Bridgeport Jack joined the Air Force. He flew the F-100 in England, Germany and Vietnam. Later he flew the FB-111 at Pease and a second tour in England. While in Vietnam Jack was an early F-100 Misty Pilot (Misty 10). These early missions were over North Vietnam and their attrition rate was heavy. Col Bud Day (MOH) was their first commander. Jack was also a member of the Super Sabre Society, dedicated to preserving the history of the F100.
Jack is survived by his wife Alison, two children Matthew Harris and Lindsay Harris Shapleigh and two grandchildren Michael Shapleigh age 3 and William Shapleigh age 1. Jack was a lover of sailing and skiing and will be greatly missed by his family.
Services: Memorial services to be announced in the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105