SSS member Dale Hartman headed west January 20, 2016. Dale was born April 2, 1935, in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was the youngest of four children born to Frank and Lulu Hartman of Chillicothe, Iowa. Dale graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1953 and attended Iowa State University on a track scholarship. He then attended Officer Training School as a USAF Cadet. Dale spent his career working at Des Moines Flying Service, Eagle Iron Works, and Ryko Manufacturing while serving as a Fighter Pilot in the Iowa Air National Guard for 30 years.
27 September 1968 – Kuldar “Koot” Visnapuu was serving with the 174th TFS Phu Cat “Bats” in Vietnam. Lt. Kuldar Visnapuu’s had just taken off from a base in South Vietnam when his Supersabre was hit by enemy fire. He turned the plane toward the South China Sea and ejected safely, watching as his jet