The Hanoi Hilton Exhibit at the American Heritage Museum in Boston.
Now Open at the American Heritage Museum in Boston. “Why it is so important to remember the struggles and sacrifices of the Prisoners of War of the Vietnam War.” “You are not forgotten. If you look at just about any flagpole in America, you will see the POW/MIA flag flying
Service Dog “Sabre” named in honor of BGEN Jon Reynolds, presented to Delaware Veteran.
The following article was sent by Raymond Harris, from Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 850. Service Dog “Sabre” Presented to Delaware Veteran Canines Assisting Service Heroes (CASH) is proud to announce the graduation and presentation of service dog Sabre. On March 25, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 850 outreach
Misty’s Return to Vietnam.
Charlie Neel sent the following note: We just returned from the SEA part of our Misty trip to SEA (Thailand, Laos, N & S Vietnam). We are collecting various photos from all participants and will send a package to SSS in due course. Great trip. For me, the big takeaways
Pentagon Study Finds Higher Rates of Cancer in Pilots and Ground Crews.
From the Associated Press story by By Tara Copp, released March 19, 2023. “WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon study has found high rates of cancer among military pilots and for the first time has shown that ground crews who fuel, maintain and launch those aircraft are also getting sick. The data
DEADBUG! – A Tribute to Military Aviators
This was sent by Tom Griffith. People often ask me what it was like. What was it like to be a fighter pilot. It is hard to describe in polite society because, well, we were definitely not polite society. But those brothers mean more to me to this day than
“When Push Came to Shove by John L. Frisbee” The Story of Robbie Risner’s Heroic Act to Save His Wingman.
“When Push Came to Shove” This article written by John L. Frisbee, Contributing Editor of Air Force Magazine, was first published in December of 1983. Deep over North Korea, Robbie Risner’s wingman was hit by flak that disabled his F-86. Getting him to safety called for heroic measures. Brig. Gen.
Pushing The Envelope. Chuck Yeager, Pete Knight and Experimental Aircraft
Pushing the Envelope. A video showing the X-1 and other experimental aircraft throughout the years. “The first generation X-1 aircraft changed aviation history in numerous ways, and not simply because they were the first aircraft to fly faster than the speed of sound. Rather, they established the concept of the
Francis L. Mosler Memorial Service to be held December 28, 2022 in Pflugerville, TX.
We are sad to announce that on December 16, 2022 we had to say goodbye to Francis L Mosler of Round Rock, Texas. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home (14501 N Interstate Hwy
F-100 Pilot, Wild Weasel, Harold A. “Bud” Homan, Col USAF, Ret., “Headed West” on January 28, 2022.
Colonel Harold A. (“Bud”) Homan, U.S. Air Force (Retired), died on January 28, 2022 in Redding, California, at the age of 91. In military aviation parlance, he flew west for the last time. A fitting description, as there was nothing in the world he loved as much as looping through
Dossier JF-100C Super Sabre #53-1709
The JF-100C was originally constructed as F-100C-1A on 19 October 1954. On 24 October 1954 the aircraft now with serial number 53-1709 was taken on conditionally by the USAF since all F-100s at the time had been grounded pending the fitting of new vertical tails. In January of 1955, JF-100C
Pilot Spotlight – Theodore Cordy Freeman – Killed by Bird Strike
“31 October 1964: Captain Theodore Cordy Freeman, United States Air Force, was a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps. He was one of fourteen pilots who had been selected for the third group of candidates in October 1963. At 10:01 a.m., Saturday morning, Captain Freeman took off at 10:01 a.m.
Pilot Spotlight – William Harvey Dana – Test Pilot
“William Harvey Dana was born 3 November 1930 at Pasadena, California, the first of two children of Harvey Drexler Dana, a geologist, and Rose Frances Jourdan Dana. (Sister, Antoinette). Dana grew up in Bakersfield, California. He graduated from Bakersfield High School in 1948. Bill Dana received an appointment as a
F-100 pilot Raymond Frederick Jauregui, LtCol USAF, Ret., “Headed West” on August 16, 2022.
Lt Col Raymond Frederick Jauregui’s daughter Carole wrote “My Father Lt Col Raymond Frederick Jauregui passed away last night August 16 at 11pm! Please tell all the guys…I don’t know them all. – Carole” Ray flew the F-100D in the 494th TFS, 48th TFW in the 1957-60 timeframe. He had
“A Static Hunk of Metal” – 1958 Thunderbirds Promotional Video
Here’s a fun video, the narration is pure 1950s.
“Tuskegee Airman and F-100 pilot, LtCol Asa Dancy Herring, “Headed West” on May 27, 2022. Services on November 18, 2022.
The following article on af.mil by Stephen Delgado, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, was published Published May 28, 2022. Below is a story published by Luke Air Force Base in 2013 highlighting the inspirational life of Lt. Col. Asa Herring, who sadly passed away May 27, 2022. LUKE AIR FORCE
F-100 Restoration; Tribute to Air National Guard Legacy
Published May 31, 2022 By Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot 185th Air Refueling Wing SIOUX CITY, IA — When the U.S. Air Force F-100 Super Sabre that was on static display in Sioux City, Iowa was removed from its prominent position last fall the timing for a much needed makeover
Beware of the Hun in the Sun!
The RAF museum archives tell us the story of the phrase “Beware of the Hun in the Sun!” The archive story describes the origin of the phrase. “One of the most famous phrases in aviation history, and a lesson which is as valid for today’s military pilots as it was
AF Thunderbirds Perform “The Pattillo Pull” in Honor of Two Great Pilots, Buck and Bill Pattillo.
On September 14, 2022, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron flew a unique formation over Arlington National Cemetery to honor the burial of twin brothers Lt. Gen. Charles “Buck” and Maj. Gen. Cuthbert “Bill” Pattillo and their wives. Typically, one F-16 pulls out of the six-aircraft pattern to create
Places at Nellis AFB Named for F-100 Pilots.
You may not know about the places at Nellis AFB, NV that are named for F-100 pilots. Here they are… Boyd Hall is named for Colonel John R. Boyd. While an F-100 gunnery instructor with the Fighter Weapons School 1955-1960, he described and mathematically quantified fighter tactics, developing the Energy-Maneuverability Theory.
The Story of the First, Ill Fated F-100 Super Sabre Combat Mission of the Vietnam War.
Story by Dario Leone, aviationgeeks.com Jan 20, 2020. This story contains links to available purchase. Proceeds DO NOT go to the Super Sabre Society. “The first F-100 combat mission was a disaster — what we used to call a ‘group grope’,” Capt Lloyd Houchin, former F-100 pilot. While the F-105 Thunderchief and F-4
“Herding cattle with a century-series fighter” by Capt. Roland Schultz
“Herding cattle with a century-series fighter” by Capt. Roland Schultz – With permission from Air Facts Journal In the mid-70s, the USAF was looking for new airspace to conduct low level/high speed training. Existing routes were being crowded by urban sprawl, victor airways, airport control zones, and a host of
F100 Power for the Fighting Falcon: F-16/F100 Pilot Awareness Program – Book for sale
Want to buy the book? Found this online… Published by United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney/General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division, West Palm Beach, Florida/Fort Worth, Texas, 1982. This copy was listed for $40 on the Chamblin Bookmine site. Found another copy listed on ABEbooks.com for $135. Don’t delay, the first
Memorial Service for BGen Jon A. Reynolds to be held September 8, 2022, at Arlington Cemetery.
Memorial services for BGen Jon A. Reynolds will be held with full military honors on September 8, 2022, at 11:00 am in Arlington Cemetery. All SSS members and friends of Jon are invited. The arrangements are as follows: 10:30 am, line up at the Administration Building, Arlington Cemetery, VA. 11:00
Video Tribute to Bob Hoover
Shep sent the link to this beautiful tribute to Bob Hoover. “Robert Anderson Hoover (January 24, 1922 – October 25, 2016) was an American fighter pilot, test pilot, flight instructor, and record-setting air show aviator.” “During the 1950s, Hoover visited many active-duty, reserve, and Air National Guard units to demonstrate
Generous Offer of Artwork by George Dubick
George Dubick’s artwork is always engaging, beautifully crafted, and great fun to see. Here’s a recent pen and ink and some bonus illustrations. Click on the illustrations to enlarge them. Caption from George… “Formation flying in these very sophisticated T6A Texan II “Trainers” has got to be a blast! A
The Memorial Service for General Charles “Chuck” Boyd.
The memorial services for General Charles “Chuck” Boyd took place on 14 July at Arlington National Cemetery. Distinguished members of the USAF and USN attended and spoke about Chuck’s illustrious career. Speakers included: Rear Admiral Bob Shumaker, Admiral Mike Mullins, Emilee Reynolds, Chuck’s son Dallas Boyd, General Ron Fogleman (a
D.B. Cooper, Comic Strip aviator Dan Cooper and the F-100.
D.B. Cooper, Comic Strip aviator Dan Cooper and the F-100. All of us know the story of D.B. Cooper, the man who jumped into the night with $200k after hijacking Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, a Boeing 727 aircraft on November 24, 1971. Cooper claimed he had a bomb in his briefcase
F-100 featured in new Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Story – “Speed and the Cold War”
July 10, 2022 – LtCol Robert “Hoppy” Hopkins wrote to tell us of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in DC. “This just in from the Smithsonian. If you click on the link “read more” under the heading “Speed and the Cold War” with the F-14
Ron Standerfer honored in Atlantic City.
Maya Standerfer sent us a notice about the ceremony at Atlantic City for husband Ron. She writes “My husband received many honors for his service. A plaque and a F-100 airplane which now bears his name were dedicated to him and will stay at the New Jersey Air Force base
Ode To A Wingman – by JD Wetterling
Ode To A Wingman by JD Wetterling ODE TO A WINGMAN We both were gung-ho, two young fighter jocks. Our blight was psychotic—a love affair. Belov’d was inert, ferocious and fast. She looked mach one as she sat in the chocks. The Super Sabre, but we called her “hun.” A