"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows


Rooms are going fast!  Book NOW!  We added 5 more to our block guarantee but they will be gone soon. 623-258-4676.


It’s been brought to my attention that the Wigwam Resort room reservation phone number shown on our reservations link is incorrect. The correct number is 623-258-4676.   Alternatively you can use wigwamreservations@wigwamarizona.com.  Don’t forget to mention our block code HEA06CI. As a reminder, RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY DECEMBER 7, 2021 TO GUARANTEE THE $131 ROOM RATE.

Headhunter Reunion Reservations

JANUARY 2022 HEADHUNTER 80th ANNIVERSARY REUNION REGISTRATION   The much anticipated 80th Fighter Squadron 80th Anniversary Reunion online registration can be accessed by clicking the description above or at the following link:  https://events.eventzilla.net/e/headhunter-80th-anniversary-reunion-2138827289 Call the Wigwam at (623) 258-4676 (phone number updated on 2021-11-19) or use wigwamreservations@wigwamarizona.com if you will be staying at the resort.  Don’t forget to mention our…

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80th Anniversary Reunion Update

We are definitely ON for January 6-9 at Luke AFB and the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, AZ.  You can check out the resort here: www.wigwamarizona.com Your Reunion Committee (myself and “Scar” Pukalo) had a meeting last Sunday to work out the details and prices for the reunion.  All is well and going as planned.  Waiting for confirmation from Luke…

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Colonel Wilbur Tapscott 100th

HEADHUNTER HEADLINES SPECIAL EDITION   80FS HH TAPSCOTT 100th Juvat Lead #26, Colonel Wilbur Tapscott, turns 100 years old on September 25th.  Please join us in sending him Happy 100th Birthday wishes with cards to: Col Wilbur Tapscott, 600 Deer Valley Rd #1F, San Rafael, CA 94903-5617

Headhunter 80th Anniversary Reunion

We are going ahead with plans to hold an 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters Reunion celebrating the squadrons 80th Anniversary. The reunion will be held 6-9 January 2022 at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, AZ near Luke AFB.  Being January in Phoenix, resort room rates can be very high and the Wigwam is no exception.  However, they have agreed to…

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January 2021 Newsletter Re-post

Due to a publishing software (WordPress) glitch, the January 2021 Newsletter was at some point taken down from our website.  I have no idea when this happened but discovered it yesterday while looking for a previous article.  Our IT guru Chris “Lude” Kibble fixed it right away and the Headhunter Headlines is back online for those who missed it in…

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June 2021 Newsletter

Major Tom Slee RIP

We received the following message on our Headhunter Face Book page from Tom Slee’s son. Tom was a long time Association member and attended several reunions.

CMSGT Harold Ramsey RIP

Mike Adcock recently notified us of the passing of Korean War Era Headhunter Harold Ramsey. He joined the USAF at the age of 17 and was an F-80 crew chief in the 8oth FBS. Harold attended several Headhunter Reunions over the years and was also station at both Ramstein and Bitburg Airbases and was a Vietnam War veteran. He received…

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January 2021 Newsletter


Happy 99th Birthday to Korean War Headhunter Commander Colonel Wilbur Tapscott!

Call him at (415) 479-0845 to wish him a Happy Birthday