We received word from Kelly’s wife Gail that his burial at Arlington National Cemetery would be on February 8, 2021, at 3:00 pm. The information is as follows: Arlington National Cemetery Date: 2/08/21 Time: 3:00p Anyone attending should proceed to the security guards at the gate and notify them they
Stuck indoors, have to stay 6 feet away? Sick of it? Maybe it’s time to join the throngs of radio-controlled flyer enthusiasts. “The earliest examples of electronically guided model aircraft were hydrogen-filled model airships of the late 19th century. They were flown as a music hall act around theater auditoriums
The following comes from the Friends of the Super Sabre website…thank you, FSS. F-100 FIRSTS May 25, 1953 – First operational aircraft to exceed Mach 1 in level flight – YF-100A flown by George Welch. October 26, 1953 – New world speed record – 755.19 mph over the Salton Sea,
CHRISTMAS 2020 T’was Christmas 2020 and throughout the house, Not many were stirring with COVID about. No big family to-do, no gifts in big stacks, Just a few in the house, wearing our masks. We were having a call on the software called Zoom When all of a sudden, we
“A World War II fighter ace and Air Force general, he was, according to Tom Wolfe, “the most righteous of all the possessors of the right stuff.” Chuck Yeager, the most famous test pilot of his generation, who was the first to break the sound barrier and, thanks to Tom
Dear Valued DFC SOCIETY Members – On 2 December 2020, educators, teachers, and leaders will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Korean War hero, Capt. Royce Williams (ret). The interview is part of the Old Guys and Their Airplanes “Debrief” series and brought to the public, free of
The Super Sabre Society Endowment Live! First and foremost, this article is not tax advice. No-one associated with the Super Sabre Society will provide tax advice to you. We urge you to consider all options with your tax professional before you make any decisions regarding the SSS endowment. When Don
Issue 44 of The Intake Coming Soon! The Fall 2020 edition (Issue 44) of our journal went to our printer on 30 NOV and was scheduled to be delivered to our mailing contractor by 9 or 10 NOV. That means Issue 44 is now winding its way through the process
Jan Nugent sent the following email to the SSS “I thought you may like to know that Jim will finally be put to rest at Arlington Cemetery on November 20 this year. It has been so long but my daughters wanted this very much. If any Misty pilot happens to
Milo G. Maahs Receives DFC Posthumously Milo George Maahs was born on May 6, 1937, in Nashua, MN. He was serving as a Captain with the USAF when he began his tour of duty in Vietnam with the 7th Air Force, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron out
This is actually a graph of the popularity of our website. Since 2015 we have increased visitors to our site from 80 per day to over 1100 per day. In one month, 9,121 people visited the site. 70% of these are new visitors and 30% are our own members. We
A recent What’s New post has aided in the sale of the two F-100’s that were up for auction. Darryl Weflen and his wife bought F-100 #N418FS (one of the two Tracor F models) from the auction at Mojave. Darryl says “this acquisition was not one that had a lot
Eddie Bracken and Dick Pietro, who were elected in 2016, are running unopposed for VP and Director-at-Large for the next four years.
We’d like to thank Eddie Bracken and Dick Pietro for their contribution to the Super Sabre Society by serving on the BOD since 2016. Please read the following 2020 election statements for Eddie and Dick. Reminder, voting starts on October 1st. Election Statement for Eddie Bracken to serve as VP
Ready to finally own and restore an F-100? A Popular Mechanics article from August 19, 2020, titled Hey, Wanna Buy a Cold War Fighter Jet? indicates that Two Cold War veteran F-100F Super Sabre fighters are up for auction online, and The fighters, built during the Eisenhower Administration, are reportedly flyable
George Dubick wrote about his latest project, an F-100 simulator he’s set up at home. Here’s What’s New – “The recent creation of my home flight simulator came about when I was informed that a simulation company named “MilViz“, for Military Visualizations, had in its’ inventory of aircraft the North
Ever wonder what the greatest fighter pilots of all time ate? This training film tells us how a restful night’s sleep and a good breakfast is the ticket to being a fighter pilot. Robert Matthew Duncan from the Atomic Cafe narrates a video “They Called It the Hun” about the
Issue 43 of The Intake should be on your doorstep, though with the virus, it’s taking longer in some places.
Medley Gatewood and JJ Schulz have once again produced our favorite publication with news and great stories. The Summer 2020 Issue 43 has a lot to keep you enthralled. The beautiful photo of “Huns Dancing on Puffy Cumulus Clouds” was sent by Gene Bures who said it was taken in
Memorial Day, now the last Monday in May, is a designated federal holiday to honor members of the military who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. With the COVID epidemic, we are reminded that many other Americans are important and deserve recognition – first responders, firemen,
Written to The Wall Street Journal May 24, 1996 I visited with three old friends recently at a park in my town. It seems like only yesterday that we were all together, but actually it had been 28 years. There was a crowd at the park that day, and it
After a bit more than a half-century, I should probably tell you how each Memorial Day, every one of you has been front and center in my heart. As a young single lieutenant, I could not believe that those of you who were married, many with children back home,
1st Annual Golf Tournament for former SSS Charter Member Bobby W. “McDuck” McClinton. Bobby ‘Headed West’ during the summer of 2018. He battled cancer for nearly a decade before his body was broken from the damage done, and God called him home. He is deeply missed by his family. The
The Super Sabre Society received the following information from Bill Fowler, son of F-100 Pilot Mel Fowler. My father, Lt Col Mel Fowler commanded several F-100 squadrons in Europe and Vietnam. His last command was the 531st TFS Ramrods at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam, from 1966-67, where he joined the
The last F-100 left Vietnam for the U.S. Its departure ended the F-100’s combat employment which began in 1964 and produced 360,283 combat sorties with 243 aircraft losses. On 16 April 1961, six Super Sabres were deployed from Clark Air Base in the Philippines to Don Muang Royal Thai Air
With direction from the previous survey of the important factors in choosing a Reunion location, we requested members to recommend a place for the 2021 Reunion. The results are as follows: 341 members voted. Here are the results: Las Vegas – 116 Colorado Springs – 82 Phoenix – 48 Myrtle Beach
Another 4th of July is here and many of us remember that Independence is what we fought for, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances and with great sacrifice. I just spent two wonderful days in Yellowstone National Park with my grandson, and it caused me to reflect on this
The 2019 Super Sabre Society reunion was held on 15 thru 19 May in San Antonio Texas. Home base was the Menger hotel which is a beautiful historic hotel in the Alamo Plaza area. This report is not a compilation of remarks from all attendees but just my personal opinion.
The Menger hotel has a very competent staff. From the time I dropped off my car in the covered valet area the staff was polite, efficient and quick. The lobby Check in counter was also helpful and knowledgeable.
There was a pre-conference meeting set up for us to meet with a member of every hotel department. Management, food service, front desk, garage, room service, banquet set up and others. They each outlined the service they would provide to the SSS and their contact information.
SSS member and former POW Jon Reynolds asked us to find “Al Voegelin”. Jon wanted to reach out to Al because he reached out to his parents during his 6 years as a POW. Al V’s name was easily misspelled and is actually Al Milton Voegelin Jr from Weeki Watchie
The National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor representative has agreed to import about 600 of our most complete SSS website Biographies during the next few months. We currently have about 1000 bio’s online, and this project is expected to continue through 2019. Our SSS biographies are the most visited area of our website with hundreds of visits daily.
The SSS website membership renewal link is not currently working. Hold off on your dues payments for a few days and we’ll have it running again.