"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Major James Ure

I received this note from Kathleen Ure, dated January 31, 2017. Jim was a LTM and Korean War vet. Godspeed, Sir.: To The Headhunters, I regret being so slow to inform you of the passing of my husband, Maj. James F. Ure on 12 April 2016. He very much enjoyed his association with your great group and liked to participate…

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Robert “Bob” Hull

On 1/16/2017 3:29 PM, jhull08293@roadrunner.com wrote: To: 80th Fighter Squadron Headhunters I wanted to inform you that my Father, Major Robert A. Hull, passed away in September 2015. A link to his obituary is attached from the Cortez Journal (Cortez, Colorado). Based on the material that I have, it looks like he was stationed in Japan in 1949-1950 and flew…

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Carl Branstad Has Flown West

I received this in the mail today from Carl’s wife, Lorraine.  Carl was one of our WWII members.  According to my numbers (which are probably not accurate) we are down to 43 WWII Members plus 21 WWII Widows.  Sad news as another generation passes on. June 7, 2016 To Whom It May Concern, I am very sorry to inform you…

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Major Adrian “Ace” Acebedo

I received a note from Ace’s daughter, Patti telling us that Ace flew West in August, 2015. You can read it here: Major Adrian_Ace_Acebedo RIP

Bill “Easy” Reiter

Got a heads up from Driver Mac McNeese and found this article on the Ratnet.  I had the pleasure of having Easy in my pit many times.  Great guy. Great Fighter WSO!   ST. PETERS, Mo. – A 68-year-old man died in an area hospital after he was rear-ended in a crash Wednesday morning. According to a release from the…

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Jeff Dishart

Back in February I posted a short blurb on Jeff Dishart concerning his fight with his MSA disease. I was notified by Captain Sean “Notch” Foote that Jeff flew West on 13 June 2015. I received an email from his brother, Steve skdishart@me.com about a possible wake to be held 8 Aug 2015 in Pittsburgh. I will try to attend…

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Colonel John William Rushfeldt

  Colonel John William Rushfeldt August 2, 1931 to January 8, 2015 Colonel (USAF Ret) John William Rushfeldt, age 83, passed away peacefully at his home in San Antonio TX after a six year multiple myeloma illness. He was a devoted and loving Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather. He was born in Degroat Township, North Dakota, a direct…

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Walter “Kit” Carson

3/18/15: Read in the Las Vegas Review Journal that Walter “Wally” Carson has died on the 16th of March 2015. Funeral is Thursday. Stroker

Dale Rook

It is with deep regret that I inform you of Dale Rook’s passing. He died on June 17th 2014. He is very much missed by family and friends. I am sure that he will be at the Reunion in spirt. Bonnie Rook (beachfrontrentals@cox.net ) Dale was one of our Korean War vets. RIP, Sir. Once again I make my plea:                                  …

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Sidney L. Crank

Sorry for the late notice on Sidney’s passing.  Just recently received this: PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING MEMBER OFF YOUR MAILING LIST AS HE IS DECEASED AS OF DECEMBER 2, 2012: SIDNEY L. CRANK 320 FLAG STREET METAMORA, IL 61548 THANK YOU. ROBERT CRANK

Jesse E. Lloyd

Received this recently from Jesse’s wife, Glenna.  Sad news.  RIP, Jesse. Jesse E Lloyd Notice

Jack Broughton Memorial Service

“Just in case you hadn’t see this.  I’ll be there to represent the Headhunters.” Buster (McGee) Excellent, Buster.  Thanks for stepping up for us. I’ve sent an email to the CA Headhunters. Tex   Jacksel M. Broughton Memorial Invitation Jacksel Broughton Memorial Directions Broughton Family Contact Information “Dear Family and Friends, Please join us on February 27th 2015, as we…

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