"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Master Roster and Email Address Update

New Master Roster and Email Addresses are posted on the site. The plan was do update them once a quarter. For you lurkers out there it seems that the Orderly Room failed to update in July. They’ve all been sacked. Instructions: Hover over “Website Roster” then click on the dropdown “MASTER ROSTER” OR CLICK HERE: https://80fsheadhunters.org/master-roster/ Gentle Reminder: If you…

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Correction to August 2017 Newsletter

Darin, et al: Newsletter has been updated with the correction. Sorry for the confusion. Tex and Driver Mac On 9/17/2017 5:32 AM, Darin Pridham wrote: Tex, Thanks for forwarding the article to me. Driver and Gerry did a great job, thanks to them as well! My family and I read it with great interest. Of course it makes me wonder…

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800th Lifetime Member

is Chet “Wink” Martindale. I thought it would be fun to track the career of the 800th Lifetime Member of the 80th Association and bugged him for a recap. Here it is: Quick & Dirty Biography of Chet Martindale, Lt Col (ret.), USAF *ROTC at Auburn University, graduating in 1970 *George RTU *Two Vietnam Tours and 300 combat missions, Korat…

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Senior Airman Lewis Weineke

Joe, forgive the admin delay in publishing this. I’ve put it in the Korean History Photo Section as well as the “News” section and the November 2017 newsletter for better visibility. On 3/11/2017 3:39 PM, Joe Saiia wrote: I ran across your website doing research on my wife’s uncle’s military service. He was Lewis A Wieneke, an “Aircraft Instrument Mechanic”…

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The Loss of Lt William “Bill” Pridham

The Loss of Lt William “Bill” Pridham By Bob “Driver Mac’ McNeese 80FS Association Historian and Gerry Asher Korean War Historian At 1415 on 8 November 1944, 1st Lieutenant William Pridham and his wingman, 2nd Lieutenant Lloyd Johnson, departed the island of Biak in two P-38’s headed to Morotai, a distance of approximately 450 miles. It was the last time…

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2017 Reunion Pictures

Be patient. It’s only been three months since the reunion! I’ll get them posted here soon. Sorry for the wait.

MSGT Keith “Butch” Gestring: Korean War Memoir

Way back in the 2013-2014 time frame, MSGT Butch Gestring contacted me and passed along some of his memories from his service in Korea. Unfortunately, they got filed in my computer and have just now surfaced. Butch, please accept my apologies for taking so long. No excuse, Sir. Butch’s memoir: MSGT Keith Gestring Memoir Butch’s letter about 8oth losses: Very…

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G Suits and Aneurysms

I got this info from the AA Grey Eagle’s website. If you’ve ever used a g-suit, you might want to take a look here: G Suits- and Aneurysms It appears that since most models don’t provide support to the veins behind the knee that the veins in that area may be damaged and spring a catastrophic leak. The sky is…

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Colonel Walt Soboslay

Received an email from Korean War LTM Jerry Minton today: Sorry to tell you that (Col) Walt Soboslay died early last year. We served together in “A” Flt of the 80th in Korea in 1952. Jerry Sad news. Jerry. CAVU and tailwinds, Walt!

Headhunter Headlines May 2017

Tags: A1/C Joseph Clark in Korea, JL March & April newsletters, 6 Headhunters down, lots of “News From Around The World”, welcome to Bob Buhrow, new “Donations” page, “Klinger” Ritchie’s generous donation. May 2017 Newsletter Final

Headhunter Headlines February 2017

Many apologies. The February newsletter went MIA. Here it is again. Tags: Virginia Dyer, Rosie The Riveter, Warren Thompson F-80 article,John Morrissey Linebacker II article “Sully. A General’s Decision”, reunion signup sheet and information. Feb 2017 Newsletter Final

B/Gen Thomas Wood

Major Thomas Wood B/Gen Thomas Wood B/Gen Thomas Wood (Retired) BGen Thomas Burk Wood obit