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Timeless Voices - Dan Cherry
Brigadier General Dan Cherry served in the United States Air Force from 1959 to 1988. He flew two combat tours during the Vietnam War: the first in F-105s and the second in F-4s for a total of 285 combat missions. He is credited with one MiG-21.
Timeless Voices - Steve Ritchie
Brig. Gen. (USAF Ret.) Steve Ritchie made history as the only United States Air Force pilot ace of the Vietnam War, flying an F-4 Phantom II and shooting down five MiG-21 fighters between May and August of 1972.
Timeless Voices - Les Smith
Les Smith enlisted in the Army Air Corps in November 1941. He joined the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group as one of the group's original P-47 pilots. He flew 138 combat missions during WWII and was credited with 7 aerial victories.
Timeless Voices - Don McKibben
Don McKibben was one of the original cadre of pilots with the 352nd Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during World War II. He flew 80 combat missions with the 486th Fighter Squadron in P-47s and P-51s until September 1944.
Timeless Voices - Randy Haskin
As a F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Randy Haskin flew over 100 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this interview he describes the types of missions flown by the F-15E and a memorable close air support mission that he flew.
Timeless Voices - William Hartshorn
William Hartshorn was a P-47 pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group - the famed "Zemke's Wolfpack." He was shot down on his 26th mission on Sept. 18, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.
Timeless Voices - C.E. "Bud" Anderson
C.E. "Bud" Anderson flew P-51 Mustangs with the 363rd Fighter Squadron of the 357th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force during WWII. Over the couse of two combat tours and 116 combat missions, Bud became an ace credited with 16.25 aerial victories.
Timeless Voices - Lawrence Alley
Lawrence Alley was a USMC dive bomber pilot during World War II, but the war ended before he saw combat. Recalled to active duty during the Korean War, Lawrence flew 100 combat missions as an AD Skyraider pilot with Marine attack squadron VMA-121.
Timeless Voices - Frank McCauley
Frank McCauley flew P-47s with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. He flew 45 combat missions between April and November of 1943 and was credited with 5.5 aerial victories during his combat tour, making him an ace.
Timeless Voices - Wayne Mark
Wayne Mark was part of the original cadre of personnel that formed the 486th Fighter Squadron of the 352nd Fighter Group, where he served as one of the squadron's three Operations Officers during World War II.
Timeless Voices - Les Eash
Les Eash worked for McDonnell (later McDonnell Douglas and now Boeing) as a mechanical engineer for many years. One of his most unique projects was working on the XF-85 Goblin parasite fighter between 1947 and 1949.
Timeless Voices - Alexander Jefferson
Alexander Jefferson was a Tuskegee Airman during World War II. As a P-51 pilot with the 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group he flew 18 missions before being shot down on Aug. 12, 1944. He spent 9 months as a POW in Stalag Luft 3.
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