"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

K-13 (Suwon) December 1953

80th FS F-105 pilot/POW Colonel Murphy Neal Jones, RIP

Colonel Murphy Neal Jones

January 2019 Headhunter Headlines

The State of the Association, The end of WWII and the Bataan Escort, Major Charles Loring, Colonel Wilbur Tapscott, Colonel E. Grant Stephens, Juvats, 2020 Headhunter Reunion, Finance Report. January 2019 Newsletter    

Merry Christmas!

‘Twas the night before Christmas, 80th Fighter Squadron “Headhunters,” 1976. The Juvats spent Christmas Eve 1976 with our Korean friends in the Officer’s Club with Christmas dinner for the kids and choir from a local orphanage. Marcia and I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas 2018  and a Happy New Year 2019! Muskrat

1Lt Saul Nova, RIP

  One of our last Headhunter P-38 pilots, Saul Nova, passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.  Saul was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 24, 1924, and was 94 years old.  He was preceded in death by his son Melvin in 1974, and wife Pansy in 2002.  His graveside service was held at the Fairmount Cemetery…

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James W. “Tex” Ritter, RIP

Headhunters, As mentioned in the last newsletter, our President Emeritus Tex Ritter was diagnosed with and had surgery to remove a glioblastoma brain tumor in May of this year.  I was just informed that he passed away suddenly on Monday, September 17, 2018.  Tex’s obituary is attached below.  Rest in Peace my friend and fellow JUVAT. Muskrat James W. “Tex”…

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September 2018 Newsletter

Juvat Membership Drive, Headhunters Association History, Hurtin’ Headhunter Tex Ritter, Rabaul, Korean War F-80’s, 1976 Juvats, 2020 Reunion. September 2018 Newsletter

P-38 White Lightning Video (retry)


P-38 White Lightning and Lefty Gardner – YouTube

Headhunter Headlines May 2018

New Roster, Lt Bob Damon and “Tatay,” Lt English, Juvat Updates, New Dues, membership, and recruiting drive information. 1 May 2018 Newsletter  

The First Fighters in New Guinea 1942-1944

Thanks to Headhunters Association Member Buster McGee for sending this rare National Archives color video of the 8th Fighter Group in PNG.  Two parts recorded and narrated by Engineering Officer Lt Col Ken Gerrish.  An article from the National Archives is also attached as background to the film. Home Movies from the War Front: The First Fighters in New Guinea Posted…

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Leonard Ezra “Ma” Cason, Jr. RIP

WWII 80th Fighter Squadron member Leonard Ezra “Ma” Cason, Jr. RIP Once again we received sad news.  This email came to us from Lois Cason Eldridge, daughter of WWII Headhunter Armament Specialist MSgt Ezra “Ma” Cason.  Ezra was a long time and active Headhunters Association member.  He attended several reunions, the last being in 2010 in Colorado Springs.  You can…

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