Today in History – September 25, 1968 – 1Lt Norman M. Paulsen is KIA after F-100 #55-3602 crashes

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 …

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Today in History – September 24, 1965 – Major Martin W. Barbena ejects from F-100#562923

24 September 1965 – Major Martin W. Barbena is on a mission over SVN when his aircraft, F-100 #562923 is hit by gunfire. Barbena ejects and his parachute gets tangled in a group of 20′ trees. He is rescued uninjured by an HH-43F Helicopter nicknamed “Pedro” piloted by A1C Bill Pitsenbarger. The Helo hovered over …

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