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NOVEMBER 2009

ISSUE 96

2010 DUES DUE BY END OF YEAR RETURN ENVELOPE INSIDE ~ MEMBERSHIP ROSTER AND COMPLETE FLOWN WEST LIST 1930—2008 IN THIS ISSUE

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TARPA TOPICS THE MAGAZINE OF THE TWA ACTIVE RETIRED PILOTS ASSOCIATION

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DEPARTMENTS

FEATURES

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NOVEMBER 2009

ISSUE 96

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EDITORIAL STAFF EDITOR Jeff Hill, Sr. 9610 Hidden Lane Woodstock, IL 60098 (815) 338-3551 <Topics_Ed@sbcglobal.net>

EDITOR EMERITUS John P. Gratz 1646 Timberlake Manor Pkwy. Chesterfield, MO 63017-5500 (636) 532-8317 <JPGratz@charter.net>

INTERNET WEBMASTER Marc Brecy 18 Allee de la Tournelle 60128 Mortefontaine, France 33 (0)3 44 54 34 <webmaster@twa seniorsclub.org>

FLOWN WEST COORDINATOR John S. Bybee 2616 Saklan Indian Drive #1 Walnut Creek, CA 94595 (925) 938-3492 <jbybee4@comcast.net>

The TWA Active Retired Pilots Association

OFFICERS/DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT Guy A. Fortier Box 6065 Incline Village, NV 89450 (775) 831-3040 <guy4ta@att.net>

PAST-PRESIDENT Charles L. Wilder 122 Wild Dunes Way Jackson, NJ 08527-4058 (732) 833-2205 <clwilder@optonline.net>

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT William A. Kirschner Box 3596 State Line, NV 89449-3596 (775) 721-4386 <wma1012@msn.com>

DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY Robert W. Dedman 3728 Lynfield Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 463-2032 <rwded@cox.net>

EDITOR SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Jeff Hill, Sr. Dusty West 9610 Hidden Lane 4700 Pinnacle Drive Woodstock, IL 60098 Bradenton, FL 34208-8497 (815) 338-3551 (941) 538-0729 <Topics_Ed@sbcglobal.net> <DustyGator@TampaBay.rr.com> SECRETARY/TREASURER Ed Madigan P.O. Box3565 Incline Village, NV 89450 (775) 831-1265 <edmadigan@charter.net>

EDITOR EMERITUS John P. Gratz 1646 Timberlake Manor Pky., Chesterfield, MO 63017-5500 (636) 532-8317 <jpgratz@charter.net

SENIOR DIRECTOR Robert C. Sherman 21145 Cardinal Pond Terrace MT-222 Ashburn, VA 20147 (571) 291-2760 <rcsherm2@comcast.net>

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The TWA Active Retired Pilots Association PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE It's Bon Voyage time for all who have signed up for the fall Color Cruise to New England and Canada, but by the time all read this, we will be back on dry land, with nothing but great memories. We'll include some pictures in the next issue of TOPICS. After our spring Board of Directors meeting, we were surprised at the renewed offers from the Scottsdale hotels. As a result, we changed our choice for the 2010 Convention to the COTTONWOODS RESORT & SUITES ( http://scottsdalecottonwoods.com/ ). This is a delightful property of all separate Casita suites with living room and one bedroom , plus a private patio with hot tub at each. It is centrally located on North Scottsdale Road, with two large upscale retail centers close by. In addition to a $94.00 room rate, they offer the following amenities...daily complimentary full cooked breakfast, complimentary hi-speed internet in guest rooms, daily complimentary one hour cocktail reception, in different locations, such as a party corral, or on a pool patio overlooking their huge swimming pool area, and complimentary welcome amenities. In addition they will furnish complimentary airport shuttles, both coming and going, which is a savings of $80 per couple. But the real prize will be "La Hacienda House," a ranch house in the center of the grounds, with it's own pool patio, which will be our 24 hour gathering spot, and site of our daily hospitality gatherings...I don't believe we've ever had anything like this. What we are trying to do is furnish a true GUEST RANCH setting for our convention goers, with the beautiful grassed grounds, pools and casitas...plus a large, enjoyable convention hall for our final night banquet. All this, plus tours to such locations as Falcon Field, with a double hangar of vintage airplanes, the Heard museum of Indian artifacts, the Botanical Gardens, and possibly the Frank Lloyd Wright "Talisman West" museum. Vicki McGowen will have full details on these when they are finalized. All in all, this should be one of our best conventions, in a location known and enjoyed by virtually every TWA'er, with amenities and tours, and at prices that are truly outstanding. I hope I've whetted your appetites, and will see you all there. Best Regards,

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The TWA Active Retired Pilots Association SECRETARY/TREASURER REPORT July 31, 2009 As of July 31, 2009 the membership is as follows:

(R) Retired: Active: (E) Eagle: (H) Honorary: TOTAL:

492 14 336 160 1,002

There are also 25 subscribers to Topics and 11 who receive complimentary copies. We have added five new members since the last Topics. They are listed later in this issue. Following is the financial report for the period from January 1, 2009 thru July 31, 2009: 1/1/2009: Opening Balance Income Expenses Cash Flow

$66,338.88 $23,345.64* $29,433.08 ($6,087.44)

Balance 7/31/2009:

$58,219.88

As mentioned above we have five new members, but would like more. Please contact your TWA pilot friends and ask that they join us in future events. They can contact me or go on the web site at www.tarpa.com to get an application. *The income above includes the registration fees collected for the 2009 Convention. Respectfully Submitted,

Ed Madigan

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(',725œ6127( There are two things we would like to see in the hands of every TARPA member; the MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY and the IN REMEMBERANCE (FLOWN WEST) list. The Directory can be made available to members only, as many of our members do not want their phone numbers and email addresses, or sometimes, even street addresses, made public. The Directory is available to members in WKUHHZD\V¹RQRXUwww.tarpa.comZHEVLWH¹IURP6HF7UHV(G0DGLJDQDVDQ$GREH3')ILOH YLDHPDLORU¹DSULQWRXWRIWKHEHIRUHPHQWLRQHd file which Ed will mail to anyone unable to receive DQGSULQWWKH³HOHFWURQLF´copy. For many purposes, a simple membership roster containing only first and last names is adequate. Beginning on P. 61 of this issue you will find such a list. It is quite short at slightly over six pages. If this is favorably received, perhaps we could include it in each November issue? The IN REMEMBERANCE list is also included in this issue beginning on P. 67. Although it is long standing TARPA policy to print only memorials submitted by family or friends of deceased TARPA members, we have always included ALL TWA FLIGHT DECK CREWMEMBERS on this list. It simply would be wrong to ignore the passing of dear friends based solely on their TARPA membership status. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Bob Sherman and John Bybee for acquiring and tabulating WKLVGDWD²DOVRWR-RKQ*UDW]IRUHGLWLQJthe Flown West section in each issue. <RX ZLOO QRWH IURP (G 0DGLJDQœV UHSRUW 3   that our paid membership has now dropped below 1,000. What with a membership with a median age of well over sixty, probably about the middle seventies, and no new blood coming in, we are a dying orJDQL]DWLRQ:HDUHSUHVHQWO\ORVLQJDERXWRQH hundred members per year. What to do? There are many eligible potential members out there; we are going to reach out to them and you can KHOS$IWHUWKHPHPEHUVKLSKDVUHFHLYHGLWœV1RYHPEHUTOPICS we plan to post the electronic edition, the Adobe PDF file from which the paper edition is printed, on our www.tarpa.com web site, just this one time. We will also email it to the membership and ask that they forward it to their friends who do not belong to TARPA. You will be able to check membership status by referring to the TARPA roster beginning on P. 61. The membership application on the last page (P. 83) can be printed out, filled out DQGUHWXUQHGWR6HF7UHV(G0DGLJDQ 3OHDVHKHOSXVZLWKWKLVPHPEHUVKLSGULYH/HWœVNeep our association alive for as long as possible so that we can record and preserve our legacy by disseminating it as widely as possible. We already have HYHU\ 723,&6 LVVXH GLJLWL]HG DQG ZH KRSH WR KDve the TARPA TOPICS archives available on the Internet soon. ³7KHSXUSRVHRI7$53$LVVRFLDOrecreational and non-profit, with a primary goal of helping its members to maintain the friendships and associations formed before retirement, to make retirement a more SURGXFWLYHDQGUHZDUGLQJH[SHULHQFH´Article II, TARPA bylaws Erratum: On P. 26 of the July issue, the caption below the photo stated Category I minimums as an MDA, it should have been DH HYHQWKRXJK7:$2SV6SHFVWUHDWHGD³UDZ GDWD´,/6DVDQRQSUHFLVLRQDSSURDFK<RXZLOOrecall, in the jets, we needed a coupled approach or at least one flight director to use 200-1/2 minimums.

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The TWA Active Retired Pilots Association NEW MEMBERS CAPT. JAMES LIDDELL 3737 SPY GLASS HILL RD. SARASOTA, FL 34238 &DSW/LGGHOO¶VQDPHZDVPLVVSHOOHGLQWKH-XO\LVVXH:H UHJUHWWKHHUURU²(G

JOHN E. DUNNE (LEI) PO BOX 1746 KAILUA, - KONA, HI DAVID B. LEHR (JOYCE) 204 LOGGERHEAD DR. MELBOURNE, FL 32951

JACK C. PATERNO, JR. 58 STACY HAINES RD. LUMBERTON, NJ 08048 DARREL THOMSSEN (LINDA) 6170 N. MATTOX RD. KANSAS CITY, MO 64152 ROBERT A. SCHUR 34 PHEASANT LANE LAMOINE, ME 04605

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Scottsdale 2010 Join us for the TARPA 2010 Annual Convention September 6-10, 2010 at the Scottsdale Cottonwood Resort http://scottsdalecottonwoods.com/

We were able to negotiate very favorable rates! See the March 723,&6for details and registration forms

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ARCHIVES PRESERVATION UPDATE BY ONA GIESCHEN

Earlier this month we delivered the 1,834 pages of the 1960s decade to Western Blue for digitization. They are now on our web site, the University of Missouri (KC) Western Historical Manuscripts collection at www.umkc.edu/whmckc or, to go directly to the Skyliner archives: http://www.umkc.edu/ whmckc/twa/twaskyliner.htm We had the earliest years, as well as the last years, of the publication FRPSOHWHGLQWKHVSULQJDQG,IHOWWKDWQH[WWKH¶s were appropriate. It was an extraordinary period of achievement. We moved into the jet age, inaugurated around the world service, tripled our size, diversified our activities and helped place men on the moon. Over half of those 1960s employees were hired during that decade. We are ready to do all the rest of the years, all we need is the money. We do still need that one issue, Feb. 1940 Volume #4 issue #53ULRUWRSD\LQJIRUWKH¶Vour donations totaled $7,540 but the FRVWRIWKH¶VVKRXOGUXQWRDERXWQRWPXFKleft in the till. Then I attended the TWA Seniors Reunion in Kansas City and was given a $500.00 check by the Heart of America Alumni Club. I would like to point out that a number of local groups have contributed substantial moneys to the project. The IAM Seniors Club of &RPSWRQ &DOLI 7:$ /DNH RI WKH 2]DUNV &KDSWHU 7:$ &OLSSHG :LQJV 0&, 7:$ '&6 $OXPQL $VVRFLDWLRQ WKH 7:$+HDUWRI$PHULFD$OXPQL&OXEDQGWKH7:$ Seniors Club at the AGMs of 2007 and 2009. We thank you all very much. Many of you have contributed funds in memory of loved ones who have Flown West, a fitting way to keep memories alive. All issues have been microfilmed and the film is available to be borrowed on interlibrary loan. The digitized issues on the web site are searchable, click: Search the TWA Skyliners PDF files at the WRSRIWKH³6N\OLQHU´RSHQLQJSDJH The cost to digitize is $2/page, $12 for a typical six page issue. If you are willing to help, please send any size contribution to: Ona Gieschen TWA Seniors Club Historian P.O. Box 901439 Kansas City, MO 64190 Make checks payable to: WHMC-KC

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THE SECOND OLDEST FLYING AIRPLANE IN THE WORLD

It was my honor to fly this original 1909 Bleriot this week. It is the oldest flying airplane in the country, second oldest in the world. Its sister ship was the first airplane to cross the English Channel, also in 1909. It has an original Anzani engine, which has been powering it for 100 years. Since it has no flying instruments, I have no idea how fast it flies, but would guess something around 30mph. By Hugh Schoelzel It uses wing warping for roll control, which is 7:$続 marginally effective at such slow speeds. The rudder is small, but produces adequate yaw, albeit somewhat delayed after control input. Pitch control is similar to modern light airplanes when flown at absolute minimum speeds. The 35 hp engine starts and runs well, but having only three cylinders fires every 240 degrees of rotation, which is to say it is not the smoothest. Who knows how much horsepower it still produces? There are neither brakes nor any way to steer it effectively on the ground, so wing walkers are necessary. It barely makes enough speed to takeoff, and with its highly cambered airfoil seems to levitate as much as fly. In flight it feels like I imagine a butterfly would, affected by the slightest wind change. The margin between stall and level flight is only a couple of knots. Drag is very high, so it descends quickly with either less than full power or minor excess pitch. It lands nicely, but with little control at such minimal speeds. Built just six years after the Wright brothers first flew, it is an amazing accomplishment for Louis Bleriot to have flown across the English Channel in an identical airplane. Sitting in its wicker seat, surrounded by an incredible century of history and patina, and flying with the same sense of anticipation of the unknown as Louis Bleriot, was humbling and an honor.

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[When asked what THE oldest flying plane was, Hugh responded, “Another Bleriot owned by the Shuttleworth collection in Great Britain. Theirs is slightly older, but they only fly it on rare occasions. We fly ours at Old Rhinebeck Air Shows every decent weekend during the season.” Hugh is President of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Air Shows. See their site at www.oldrhinebeck.org—Ed.]

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BLACK SEPTEMBER, 1970 It was September 6, 1970, the 13th and last day of a westbound around the world trip when we (Captain Carroll Woods*DND³&'´)($O.LEXULV** and ,  PHW RXU QHZ FDELQ FUHZ LQ )UDQNIXUW 2SHUDWLRQV 6RPH RI WKH FDELQ FUHZ (Purser Rudy Swinkels, Student Purser )UDQN$OOHQDQG)$V%HWW\0F&DUWK\ 5RVHPDU\0HW]QHU9LFN\0F9HLJK-XQH+DVVOHUDQG/LQGD-HQVHQ KDGEHHQ WR D ODWH )DVFKLQJ >*HUPDQ 0DUGL *UDV²(G@ SDUW\ WKH QLJKW EHIRUH DQG DS SHDUHGVRPHZKDWZHDU\WRXV+RZHYHUwe were finally on our way home and By Jim Majer, QRWKLQJFRXOGGDPSHQRXUVSLULWV TWA 1965-1992 :LWK HYHU\ VHDW RFFXSLHG SOXV VHYHQ EDELHV  &' WRRN RII KHDGHG ZHVW LQ RXU  %$ and had just finished a "passiQJ RYHU %UXVVHOV 3$ ZKHQ the cockpit door flew open and %HWW\ 0F&DUWK\ VFUHDPHG KLMDFN %RWK KLMDFNHUV VLPXOWDQHRXVO\ HQWHUHG WKH FRFNSLW 7KH PDQKHOGDSLVWRODQGDJUHQDGH7KHZRPDQheld an armed detonatiQJGHYLFH$IWHUDIHZ DQ[LRXVPLQXWHVZHPDQDJHGWRFDOPWKHPGRZQ7KHLUKLJKO\DJLWDWHGVWDWHEHFDPHVOLJKWO\ more subdued, which pleased me to no end, asWKHVKLQ\EDUUHORIWKHZDVSRLQWHGDWPH IRUPRVWRIWKHUHPDLQLQJIOLJKW+HPXVWKDYHNQRZQZHFRSLORWVZHUHH[SHQGDEOH 7KHKLMDFNHUVZHUHZHOOSUHSDUHGZLWKDOPRVWFXUUHQW-HSSHVRQFKDUWVDFFXUDWHLQIRUPDWLRQ on our fuel load and reams of paper which incl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eat at a time like this?" He cheerfully replied,+H\-LP\RXGRQ WNQRZZKHQWKHQH[WPHDO PD\EHFRPLQJ+RZZLVHKHSURYHGWREH :HZHUHQRWDOORZHGWRXVHRXU7:$FDOOVLJQEXW*D]D6WULSLQVWHDG7KHIHPDOHKL MDFNHUJDYHSHULRGLF3)/3SURSDJDQGDVSHHFKHVWRDQHZFRQWUROOHU,WZDVGDUNE\WKHWLPH ZHDUULYHGRYHU$PPDQ-RUGDQ1RRQHVHHPHGto know where this airfield was supposed to EH:HREH\HGLQVWUXFWLRQVZKLOHDOOILYHRIXVlooked out for an airfield which was definitely QRWRQDQ\RIRXU-HSSHVRQV)LQDOO\DIHZOLJKts were spotted by the hijackers who insisted WKDWWKLVZDVLQGHHGWKHVSRWWRODQG%XWZHRQO\VDZDIHZKHDGOLJKWVDQGGHILQLWHO\QRWDQ DLUILHOG We decided to jettison down to OEV,VHWXSWKH'RSSOHUVVRZHFRXOGDJDLQILQGWKLV WLQ\DLUILHOG:HWKHQSURFHHGHGWRGXPSIXHOFDUHIXOO\WRDYRLGRXUIXHOVSUD\SDWWHUQ%\ WKLV WLPH WKH RQO\ VPRNLQJ DOORZHG RQ ERDUG ZDV LQ WKH FRFNSLW :H IRXQG WKH DLUILHOG KHDGOLJKWVRQFRPSOHWLRQRIWKHMHWWLVRQLQJ &DUUROO':RRGV7:$³(G $OIUHG$.LEXULV7:$³(G

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Wikipedia

C.D. dragged the field to get a better look. The headlights illuminated only about a thousand feet or so. I told Betty McCarthy to prepare the cabin for a possible crash landing. On downwind the landing gear was extended. The nose gear did not extend. Al cranked the nose gear down as per checklist. Now we had to convince the once again highly anxious hijackers to get out of their ACM chairs to allow Al to descend to the lower 41 to visually confirm the insertion of the nose gear locking pin. Google Images

When Al returned and all checklists were finally completed the hijackers refused to buckle in for landing. They were still holding the unpinned grenade, pistol and an armed (hand held, spring-activated) detonating device when C.D. landed. He made a smooth touchdown and used immediate full reverse to use up almost all of the now suddenly lit 3,000 to 4,000 visible feet of "runway". We stopped and parked off the "runway" exactly as ordered and secured the cockpit. We were told to immediately leave the cockpit, but not before Al turned off the battery. We still had a good battery, a 3,000 lb. air bottle and 30,000 lbs. of fuel for a quick exit if the opportunity ever presented itself.

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Our reception party was comprised of singing and dancing PFLP commandos firing their weapons into the air. Many PFLP now entered the plane to guard us all. A woman known to us only as Sister Halah Joseph was now in charge of our guards. The male hijacker then disarmed the detonating device and hand grenade. Our jubilant hijackers departed to receive WKHLU KHURÂśV UHZDUGV 7ZR SDVVHQJHUV D VOHQGHr man and young girl were also led off and JLYHQ D KHUR V ZHOFRPH 6WUDQJH²$O DQG , VXUPised that these two may well have been the back up to blow up the aircraft in case the initial hijack attempt failed. Little did we know at the time that later research would bear this out. About 45 minutes later a Swissair DC-8 slammed down hard and threw all four engines into ORXGFRPSUHVVRUVWDOOV)RUWXQDWHO\LWVWRSSHGQRWIDUIURPXVDQGGLGQRWFUDVK The next morning we realized that we had actually landed on a very small portion of dried up ZDGL DERXW  IHHW ORQJ ,W KDG EHHQ HDUOLHr used by the Brits (during the dry seasons) who called it Dawson's Field+RZHYHULWZDVQRZWREHNQRZQDVRevolution Airport. A few days later a BOAC VC-10 was also hijacked but had trouble finding us. The excited PFLP guards ordered me to enter the cockpit to guidH WKH 9& SLORWV WR RXU SRVLWLRQ , FDOOHG Speedbird on their assigned frequency. Arabic YRLFHV SUREDEO\ WKH KLMDFNHUV  UHVSRQGHG , TXLFNO\UHSOLHGRQFXH6SHHGELUGWKLVLVRevolution Airport *&$FDOOLQJ²VWHHUÂ&#x192;RIIWKH $PPDQ%HDFRQ²WKH925LVXQVHUYLFHDEOH²DQGSUoceed about 11 miles. Look for a TWA 707 and a Swissair DC-8. Please land after these twRDLUFUDIW7KHUHVKRXOGEHDERXWIHHW UHPDLQLQJ RI UXQZD\ DYDLODEOH 1RW ORQJ DIWHU 6SHHGELUG ODQGHG DQG ZH DJDLQ VHFXUHG WKH cockpit. 2Q WKH ILUVW QLJKW SDVVSRUWV ZHUH FROOHFWHG and six male passengers were taken off the airFUDIWQHYHUWREHVHHQE\XVDJDLQ,QWHUURJDWLRQV RIPRVWO\PDOHSDVVHQJHUVWRRNSODFHGXULQJWKH nights. We spent seven hot days and cold nights on the aircraft and acted as intermediaries between the guards and our mostly terrified passengers; 101 of them whose flight had originated from Tel Aviv. ,Q IDFW DW OHDVW WZR SDssengers were holocaust VXUYLYRUV ,  GLVFRYHUHG WKis five days later when RQHZRPDQWULHGWRPDNHDEUHDNIRULW$V,KHOG KHUEDFNIURPUXQQLQJDZD\VKHWROGPHWKDWVKH KDG EHHQ LQ $XVFKZLW] DQG IHDUHG IRU KHU OLIH , did my best to reassure her but my main concern was to prevent her from creating panic among the others by drawing fire in a fruitless attempt to escape from the well guarded aircraft perimeter. Two men in plain clothes were later brought on board. One gave me his calling card which said he ZDV D 0LGGOH (DVW $LUOLQHV &DSWDLQ DQG ,)$/3$ UHSUHVHQWDWLYH 1RWH,ODWHUJDYHWKDWFDOOLQJFDUG to the then very much interested ALPA President J. J. O'Donnell at the ALPA Safety Conference in :DVKLQJWRQ '& LQ $SULO  +H NHSW LW  :H ZHUHDJDLQEULHIO\DOORZHGLQWKHFRFNSLW:KDW

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nine were young men of high school and college age. I tried my best to console the distraught mother whose firstborn 17 year-old had just been taken away. She alone had four more younger children on board. On another night a very young unaccompanied girl had a dangerously high, raging fever. We stayed up all night with her to hold, comfort and spoon feed her the necessary medications to lower the fever. We were surrounded by ever increasing rings of opposing forces. The PFLP surrounding the perimeter of the three aircraft had their weapons directed toward the Jordanian Army which encircled them. The Jordanians aimed their weapons inward toward the PFLP and outward toward two other groups of Syrians and Iraqis. It looked to us like a classic stand-off with each group daring the other to shoot first. Heavily armed men from each of these opposing forces were now invited by the PFLP to come aboard to view their hostages. We negotiated with our guards to restrict these "visitors" from bringing their various automatic weapons aboard as many of the passengers were absolutely terrified that one of them might go berserk and kill them all. We pleaded with the PFLP to send the women and children home and to keep only the men as they were having a difficult time providing for all of us. It seemed like our pleas were falling on deaf ears. Our situation was deteriorating. Many were now sick. Late on the seventh night, all of the remaining men were taken off the aircraft and taken to a secret and heavily guarded location in Zarka. I was allowed to get my uniform coat from the cockpit before departing. On the following morning all women (except six) and children were released to safety. The three aircraft were then blown up almost simultaneously. We were later shown the pictures in Zarka.

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small rooms. There was a small kitchen and a toilet. We again organized duty rosters and activities. Various card games were introduced; poker, hearts, rummy and the infamous VPRNH ³6PRNH´ EHFDPH D JUHDW GLVWUDFWLRQ HVpecially when the shelOV EHJDQ IO\LQJ RYHU KHDG 6RPHRIXVIRUPHU0DULQHDQG1DY\SLORWVPD\UHPHPEHUSOD\LQJVPRNHDQGKRZ LQWHQVHLWFDQEH  $6FUDEEOHJDPHIURPDFDUGERDUGVDUGLQHER[ZDVPDGHIURPPHPRU\E\\HDUROG-HIIUH\ 1HZWRQ &KHFNHUV KDQJPDQ DQG RWKHU JDPHV ZHre inventively devised and played. Fran ³)RR]LH´ &KHVOHU DQG RWKHUV VDQJ VRQJV DQG LQYHnted some new topical lyrics for some old VRQJV0RUDOHZDVDJDLQLPSURYLQJ Then the war came to Amman. King Hussein shut oIIDOOHOHFWULFLW\DQGZDWHU:DWHUKDGWREH UDWLRQHGWRWZRVPDOOFXSVDGD\$O.LEXULVGLscovered the old hot water heater still had water LQLW:HQHYHUWROGRXUJXDUGVDERXWWKLVQHZIRXQGZDWHUVRXUFHEXWXVHGLWVSDULQJO\DVD reserve. Al also suggested we use the old sardinHFDQVDQGRLOIRUODPSVXVLQJSLHFHVRIEXUODS for wicks. What a man, our Al. I suggested we VRPHGD\JRLQWRWKHODPSPDNLQJEXVLQHVVWR JHWKHU1LQHWHHQ\HDUROG6DUDK0DONDYROXQWHHUHGWRFRRNPRVWPHDOVIRUXV6KHQHYHUOHW on to us that she herself kept kosher during WKHVHGD\V6KHZDVUDLVHGLQWKH6XGDQDQGFRXOG XQGHUVWDQG DQG VSHDN DUDELF 6DUDK ZDV RXU KLGGHn "mole" to tell us what our guards were WDONLQJDERXW One night watching the flares and tracers flying overhead from our tiny kitchen window Al MRNLQJO\VDLG-LPZHFDQ WJRKRPHIRUDWOHDVWDQRWKHUZHHNRUWZR%\WKDWWLPHZHVKRXOG KDYHHQRXJK FUHGLW WLPHWRKDYH&KULVWPDVRII:HKDGEHHQRQGXW\WLPH RUIOLJKWKRXU credit for each 3.5 hours away from domicile  VLQFH WKH EHJLQQLQJ RI RXU -). GHSDUWXUH RQ $XJXVW'RQ WIRUJHWWKHFHQWVSHUKRXUH[SHQVHPRQH\$OZH OOEHULFK,ODXJKLQJO\ UHVSRQGHG&'MXVWVKRRNKLVKHDGDWRXUVLFNKXPRU :HZHUHVLWXDWHGLQDEXLOGLQJRQWKHOHHVLGHof a hill. The PFLP had rocket launchers and an DUWLOOHU\ SLHFH ZKLFK DSSHDUHG WR EH D  PP +RZLW]HU ORFDWHG WR WKH UHDU RI RXU EXLOGLQJ 3)/3ILUHGUHZ-RUGDQLDQILUHVRZHVSHQWPDQ\H[FLWLQJPRPHQWVSOD\LQJLQFRPLQJRURXW going". One night we were ordered to all get LQWR RQH URRP DQG PDLQWDLQ DEVROXWH VLOHQFH 7ZR JXDUGV ZLWK DQWLWDQN ZHDSRQV  RQH D  \HDUROG QDPHG -DPDO  ZHQW RXW WR VWRS WZR QHDUE\ -RUGDQLDQ $UP\ WDQNV ZKLFK WKUHDWHQHG XV all. We were all of YDULRXV UHOLJLRQV EXW praying to the same God for the success of these two. As an old naval chaplain once said, 7KHUHDUHQRDWKHLVWVLQIR[KROHV)RUWXQDWHO\ the tanks were somehow stopped that night. :DWHUZDVEHFRPLQJDYHU\FULWLFDOLVVXH:HKDGEHHQGRZQWRRQHFXSSHUGD\DQGQRZZH ZHUHFRPSOHWHO\GHSOHWHG0RVWof us were seriously dehydrated and many were ill. We were QRZ GHVSHUDWH 7KH URWDWLQJ 3)/3 JXDUGV ZHUH EHJLQQLQJ WR ORRN KDJJDUGO\ DQG VHHPHG WR KDYH ORVW WKHLU XVXDO VZDJJHU DQG EUDYDGR 7KH ZDU PXVW KDYH EHHQ JRLQJ EDGO\ IRU WKHP They now refused to go out looking for water for us. I angrily picked up our empty 5 gallon MHUU\FDQDQGGHPDQGHGWREHOHWRXWVLGHWRORRNIRUZDWHU6XUSULVLQJO\, they let me go. And they shamefully joined me a few minutes later to get us our much needed water. One early morning a man arrived claiming to helpXV+HZRXOGDUUDQJHIRU&'WREHWDNHQ out of uniform and driven through the opposing lines to somehow arrange for our release. &'SXWRQDEOXHVKLUWZLWKKLVFDSWDLQ VZLngs pinned on and we all wished him good luck. Each hour slowly passed with no news. Late that afternoon an Egyptian diplomat arrived FODLPLQJKHFRXOGOHDGXVWRWKH5HG&URVVZKich would take us through the opposing lines. Al and I decided to go with him. We formed DFROXPQRIWZRV5DEEL-RQDWKDQ'DYLGZDVRQ

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my right arm and Al brought up the rear with Rabbi Issac Hutner on his right arm. All 31 of us began our long walk to the other side of Amman and hopefully freedom. At every alleyway and intersection we were delayed and challenged by AK-47 wielding youth. Our Egyptian diplomat was able to talk us through most of these without too much trouble. He kept promising us the Red Cross would be around the next corner or be meeting us in just 5 more minutes. The Red Cross kept failing to show. After a few more hours with nightfall looming we came to the Jordanian Tobacco Factory. Here we had running water and were protected by three meters of concrete. I called a halt and we all quenched our desperate thirsts. During this time a PFLP commando promised to lead us all to a nearby safe place. I refused to move our group, but reluctantly agreed to go with him to briefly inspect it. My fears were confirmed. It looked like an aid station for wounded commandos situated with large windows which could easily be blown out by tank fire. I quickly returned. Al was enjoying his first cigar of the trip. The tobacco factory owner's son, who was educated in the UK, now offered to attempt to arrange for the Jordanian Army to come and rescue us. I gratefully thanked this brave young man. It was tempting to go along with his idea but I decided to wait in this well protected spot for the Red Cross to show. Getting this slow moving group caught in the crossfire of Jordanian and Palestinian forces was just too awful to contemplate. Later, as tracers and flares illuminated the night sky, the Red Cross finally made their appearance in a convoy of four cars. Machine gun fire suddenly opened up nearby. We repeatedly shouted, "MOVE"! and quickly crammed every last one of us into these small cars before speeding toward the hospital on the other side of Amman. We arrived at the Amman hospital which was well marked with the scars of earlier battle yet controlled by the Jordanians. Free at last! Low and behold, we met C.D. and had a joyous reunion. He told us of his long ride to freedom earlier that day on a Jordanian tank. It was now very, very late and we were all exhausted. The adrenaline flow finally stopped. Those of us who were able, collapsed on cots into a fitful and disturbed sleep. Early the next morning we were offered a Red Cross DC-6 flight out of Amman that was scheduled to leave ASAP. We quickly got ready and were taken to the airport. There were still a few hostages who needed additional reassurance from us to board the plane because the dreadful fear of being hijacked again was on their minds. The Red Cross pilots had originally filed for Beirut, but told us they planned to refile in the air for Nicosia. All went as they planned and we landed in Nicosia.

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The US Consul met us in Nicosia and we were sped through immigration. Members of several major media sources had press booths set up and requested interviews with any or all of the hostages. I bypassed them all until I saw a very lonely local Nicosia station requesting an interview with anybody but had no takers. It quickly dawned on me that my wife's cousin was still stationed here in the RAF. He had previously traveled all the way to Glenview, IL from Nicosia via military transport to attend our wedding (Note, Lt. CDR Peter Head aka TWA Captain Pete Head had flown him from JFK to NAS Glenview and back). I negotiated a brief one sentence interview, "We're all fine and hello6JW0DUWLQ&ODULGJHZKHUHYHU\RXDUH´+H got the message. That would be both my first and last interview with the press. We arrived at the Hilton Hotel without incident. I met old friend Geoff Manning (BOAC engineer) and wife Linda in the elevator. They were coming to the room Al and I were to share. We finally had the opportunity to shower and shave for the first time in many weeks. Al won the toss and showered first. He kindly offered to take my one and only shirt to wash it with his own. When he came out he apologetically said, "I really tried, Jim". My shirt had turned a sickening yellow. We laughed. Fortunately, a passing BOAC F/O gave me one of his to wear home. Just then our phone rang. Al answered. He said, "Jim, one of the networks wants to fly six of the young hostages to Rome for an interview. C.D. thinks we should escort them but we'll have to leave right away´ 0\ ORQJ DZDLWHG VKRZHU DQG shave had to wait a few hours longer. En route to Rome I spoke specifically to one fairly liberal minded young man who was a student of a most progressive university. I told him, "Mitch, remember you will be speaking for WKHHQWLUHJURXSQRWMXVWIRU\RXUVHOI´$OFDlled his wife, Pascal, from FCO. She told him she had heard nothing for weeks from TWA. He said she sounded "on the verge" (of hysteria) and felt he had better return directly to CDG beforeVKHJRHVURXQGWKHEHQG´,WROGKLPWRJR immediately and that I would look after our six in Rome. He left me a note which read "First Officer Jim Majer. Lots of OXFN-LPEDE\¹FRXOGQœWKDYHGRQHLWZLWKRXW\RX7:$ZDV VSDUVH RQ LQIRUPDWLRQ WR P\ ZLIH DQG WR 5XVVœV ZLIH 0LQH LV RQWKHYHUJHEXWVKHœOOEHRND\*LYH¾HPKHOO)$,7+¹$O .LEXULV´ ZHKDGMRNLQJO\XVHGWKLVH[SUHVVLRQDVDQDFURQ\P for Forsaken Americans in the Holy Land). That note meant a great deal to me for the feeling was definitely mutual. Later that night, I observed their collective interview and could not have been prouder of all of them, especially Mitch. As the interview concluded, the narrator commented to the camera "this sounds like a love in". How right he was. We now had six deliriously happy young Americans eager to have their long promised kosher meals. However, by the time the interview was over the kosher restaurant was closed. The six were then escorted to their hotel and looked after by a TWA rep with assurances they would all be on our return flight the next day to JFK. I was then driven to the Satellite Hotel in Ostia where I was met by a TWA rep who came with me to my room. I tried to call my wife but repeatedly got no answer. I then decided to have that long overdue cleanup and settled into a huge bath. It was after my third full tub that the dirty water finally Jim Majer in Rome, Sep. 29

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began to clear. Just then the tub side phone rang and I picked it up and flippantly said, "pronto". To my amazement it was my wife, Roz Majer (a former TWA flight attendant). She immediately asked how I felt. Then she asked if I had shaved off my beard. I told her that I planned to do so immediately after I got out of the bathtub. Then she said, "I know you'll have to shave it off for TWA but would you please keep it until you get home? I've never seen you in a beard". What husband in his right mind could refuse such a request, eh? She then explained that she had been staying with my best friend Capt. Peter Head and his wife Sheilah (nee Curley) in their East Atlantic beach apartment to be nearer to any breaking news, and that they would be on hand at JFK to pick me up on my return. Early the next morning, I ate breakfast with JFK Chief Pilot Marv Horstman who was flying a chartered 747 for President Nixon's press corps. I explained to him the phone call from my wife and that I had every intention of dutifully shaving off the beard immediately after she had seen it. No more was said about it during the rest of the breakfast. We parted after breakfast and I was then driven to FCO. Our chartered TWA 707 -331 arrived from Nicosia to refuel and get us. The six young hostages were quickly boarded. I reported to FCO operations and walked out to the aircraft. I was sudGHQO\MRLQHGE\0DUY+RUVWPDQ,WKRXJKW³6WUange...why didn't we share the same transport WR)&2"´:HFKDWWHGDPLDEO\XQWLOKHILQDOO\VDLGDWWKHIRRWRIWKHDLUFUDIWVWHSV³3OHDVHGRQ W have your picture taken with a beard." What little cool diplomacy I had in reserve just suddenly deserted me. Fighting back the tears I removed my epaulets and captain's wings (which he had presented me in his office 15 months earlier after completing the 727 Captain checkout). I put them in my pocket and said, "Don't worry, Capt. Horstman, nobody will ever know I work for TWA" and then walked up the steps. On boarding, I went straight to the rear and slumped down dejectedly in an empty row. Not much later a huge crowd of people were on the tarmac surrounding President Nixon. Like glue next to him was his aide, a Marine Major in his dress blues with wings and ribbons a mile high. I quickly ran up to the top of the stairsDQGVKRXWHG6HPSHU)L0DF´7KH0DULQHGLG his very best to hold back the broad grin now fully forming on his face. "Semper Fi" from one Marine to another (usually of equal rank) often has another connotation. That really made my day and I could once again smile. I quickly dashed back to the rear before I could be noticed and pictures were taken and remained silent there while president Nixon shook hands and interviewed those former hostages up front; strange, in that I had voted for him yet many who did not were now allowed to shake his hand. C'est la vie! All the passengers gave out a mighty cheer when we pulled up the TWA jetway at JFK. Manager of Pilots, Billy Wiliams, spoke for the TWA contingent of President F.C. Wiser, VP Ed Frankum, etc. and said, "All of you who wish to speak to the press and meet your families may H[LWQRZ´+HDGGHG7KRVHRI\RXZKRZRXOGOLke to avoid the press and meet directly with your families remain on board". C.D., Frank Allen and I remained on board (Frank was a Japanese POW as a young boy, joined TWA to see the world, missed his own wedding due to Flight 741, and later got furloughed). Then Billy Williams said, "You've been through a lot. Take one, two, three or more months off until you feel well enough to come back to work." We were then whisked down to a lower room where our wives, Frank's fiancÊ and my mother were waiting to meet us. What a great reunion. Some photographs were taken by our flight attendants in that room. I had gone from a trim 190 lbs. to very thin 162 lbs. in less than a month. The following morning we reported (clean shaven, I might add) to Hanger 12 for an FBI debrief in the conference room. I submitted a written debrief report to Pat Cook who tearfully

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typed it. She mentioned that Capt. Horstman would like me to come into his office for a moment. When I was admitted he was busy on the teOHSKRQHVD\LQJ<HVVLU²RIFRXUVHVLU², OO get on it right away". He then put the phone down and informed me that VP Capt. Frankum did not want to set a precedent by granting us time off thus we were to bid as normal for next PRQWK+HWKHQVKHHSLVKO\DGGHG<RX OODOOEHSD\DVVLJQHGRIFRXUVH,WILQDOO\GDZQHGRQ me what a difficult job this man really had and what a gentleman he really was. After six weeks, I regained much of the weight I had lost and returned to work. I had a recurring dream for months about water. It was always the same nonsensical dream: We were still in Amman and the water was turned on in the middle of the night. All the other hostages were asleep and I put my mouth to the faucet and continued to drink guiltily until my ballooned body defied gravity and reached the ceiling. Now my shame was there for all the others to see. Sigmund Freud definitely would have something to say about that dream, eh? It made waking up and drinking a glass of water a real pleasure. A short time later Pat Cook said that VP of Flight Operations, Captain Ed Frankum (aka The Black Knight) would like to see me in his office at 605 E. Third. My wife and I made this trip into Manhattan together. She had planned to wait for me outside his office. Seeing her waiting he invited us both to his office. He began the conversation by asking, "Well Jim, how do you find commuting from Bermuda?" His dislike of commuters was well known. I might mention that C.D. commuted from Overland Park, KS and Al commuted from Paris. I guess he just could not resist the barb before getting to the main point of this audience. He then explained the reason for this meeting: President Wiser and TWA had hired a famous writer to author a book * showing how TWA pulled together to bring about the return of all WKHKRVWDJHV³3OHDVH sign this waiver now to any rights and give your interview to the author in the next office right DZD\´+HWRRNP\ZLIHDVLGHRQWKHZD\RXWDQd said something quietly to her. Not long after we were excused I asked her what he had said. $SSDUHQWO\KHVDLG'RQ WZRUU\0UV0DMHU ZH OOPDNHKHURHVRXWRIPHQOLNH your husband." She tersely replLHGLQDQLF\YRLFH7KH\¶UH heroes already." I began to wonder on the way down from the 42nd floor if I would still have a job. Hell hath no fury like a VP of Flight Operations scorned, and by a former TWA flight attendant no less! A dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria was held for a large group of TWA employees who were involved in aiding our return. President Wiser, down to those who managed the telephone help lines, were all invited. C.D. and I brought our wives as TWA was paying for our rooms. Al flew in from Paris on an ACM (He still needed two more years to earn his 20-year term pass). Shortly before we were advised that President Wiser felt it would be too unwieldy a group to invite our wives to the dinner. C.D. and I were not happy about this new development but our wives insisted they would be OK and have dinner on their own that evening. We all went down together in the same elevator. When it stopped at the banquet floor President Wiser, VP Ed Frankum and others were there to greet us. Once they noticed our wives they somewhat abashedly invited them in for a drink. June :RRGVFKXFNOHGDQGVDLG1RWKDQN\RXZH UH just non-revs going down for our dinner." The crew was presented with engraved clocks from 7LIIDQ\ V0\FORFNZDVLQVFULEHG72-$0,Q$Spreciation Flight 741 Sept 6-30, 1970. After * See TARPA TOPICS, November 2007, P. 52. Then Editor, John Gratz, quoted extHQVLYHO\ SDJHV IURP´7KH %RRNµ 7:$6HSWHPEHU³ by Rodney C. Campbell, formerly a foreign correspondent of the London Sunday Times and associate editor of Time PDJD]LQH´0U&DPSEHOOWRRNJUHDWpains to recognize the efforts of all the TWA personnel involved, from the Flight Deck and Cabin Crew to the TWA officials sent to Jordan, the reservations agents who kept constant contact with families and the hostages and finally the Corporate Officers at 7:$+HDGTXDUWHUVµ)RUVRPHUHDVRQ 7:$ VHQLRU management had a change of heart and disposed of most of the books but a few copies did get out. Claude Girard, TWA VP International Flight Operations, had one which he FDOOHG´DUHDOFROOHFWRU·VLWHPµ7KLVLVWKHFRS\WKDW&DSWDLQ*UDW]XVHGWRGRWKHDUWLFOH³(G

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A few months later about 30 former passengers sued TWA for "mental anguish". I was requested to join our TWA lawyers at a hotel near the Westchester County Courthouse. The trial was soon to begin and they wanted my comments on 30 depositions and to testify if necessary. It was an interesting experience for me. After days of legal work and the first day of trial, our attorneys decided it would be far cheaper to settle out of court and offer $10,000 each for "nuisance value". When I later told Al Kiburis about the settlement he said, "Good! They deserved every penny". I was arrested twice in my first few months back on duty. Once at ORD for two hours after flying from LHR-IND-ORD and again at Tel Aviv. TWA had reported all of our passports as having been stolen by Palestinian terrorists (Mine had been in my uniform coat all the time, which I was allowed to take with me hours before they blew up the aircraft.) TWA's interpretation of our contract was that we were "POWs of a foreign country" hence not entitled to duty pay or expenses for the hijacked period. It could well have been argued that the PFLP was never a "foreign country" but then I had spent enough time with attorneys. Final Note: For those of you interested in both a more detailed account of the actual diplomatic and military activities of the various nations involved in this saga I highly recommend David Raab's recent book, "Terror in Black September". David was a very brave 17 year old hostage in Black September. He later did extensive research in the archives of these nations. I found it fascinating (and sometimes humbling) to learn what actually was going on "behind the scenes" at that time. My deepest thanks for those of you who kept us in your thoughts and prayers.

Captain James A. Majer (TWA 1965-1992) with wife Roz in a recent photo.

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ON THE ROAD (SEA) AGAIN After returning from our South American journey, we enjoyed the traditional holidays. We stayed home for the Yule festivities, caught up with local news and, unfortunately, went to funerals of some old friends. Made us really think about how lucky we are to have good health and to be ableWRWUDYHOVRÂąJXHVVZKDW? We found a voyage that was repositioning a cruise ship to Europe for the summer and then we would visit the Baltic Capitals. After looking over the itinerary and the length of the cruise, we decided to try it one more time. So, Indiana Bob and brave spouse Ilse, started to pack bags and get ready.

By Bob Dedman

The cruise originated in Miami so we had to fly down from Dulles and stay one night in Miami, on the cruise ticket! Stayed at the airport Hilton which is quite nice and close (10 minutes) from the terminal. Also, a small shopping mall with liquor store so we could stock up on some snake bite medicine, after all, one does not know what beasts roam the Atlantic Ocean so we HAD to be prepared. The cruise line that our tour company (Vantage Deluxe World Travel) had selected was Norwegian Cruise Line. The previous trips we wrote about were booked through Vantage. Try them and if you mention my name, you will get $50 per person to spend on board and I get $50 off my ticket. Good deal. When we got to dockside at Miami and saw the ship for the first time, we were really impressed. Our ship was the Jewel, four years old, painted with flowers on the hull and featured what they call ³)UHHVW\OH´FUXLVLQJ,WLVDODUJHVKLSWRQVFUHZDQGSDVVHQJHUV$FWXDOO\LWZDV too large for my taste, but more about that later.7KH³)UHHVW\OH´PHDQVWKDWWKHUHDUHQRVHWGLQQLQJ hours, you may sit anywhere, whenever you like, within limits of course, and the big plus was that there were eight separate restaurants on board ranging from Chinese, MongoliaQ,WDOLDQWR)UHQFKDQG Mexican. Nice idea, but you had to pay a small surcharge, and you could have anything on the menu. I ORYHGWKH)UHQFKUHVWDXUDQWDV,had double escargots (snails), steak au poivre (pepper steak) and crepe suzettes that were very good. All wines and alcoholic drinks were extra and pricey plus 15% added to each item. The main dinning room, the Tsar was very attractive and large. Connected to it with the kitchen in the middle was the forward smaller dinning room. Service was efficient and quite fast. Throughout the ship, there were advisory boards indicating the waiting times, if any, at all the venues. Nice touch. Reservations could be made for the pay restaurants and they honored them for 15 minutes. The ship had fourteen decks, the top being, of course, the pools and open areas, running track and exercise rooms, spas, etc. We were on Deck Nine in what they call a balcony suite. It looked big on the virtual TV guide but it was rather small. It had a very nice bathroom, queen size bed, desk, table and two chairs and a balcony with a table and two chairs. Good TV with several movie channels. The bow had the three story theater which held 1,100 and was very nice. Good lighting and sound and the pitch was such that no one had a blocked view. The shows the first eight nights were very good with one spectacular Circus act; as good as Ve7KH-HZHO³R.W.D JDV±KDUGZRUNLQJ\RXQJSHRSOH The crossing of the Atlantic to the first stop in the Azores, was very smooth and the weather was clear but I did not see one vessel the whole time and I sat outside a lot. San MiJXHO,VODQG¶VSRUWRI3RQWD 'HOJDGDZDVRXUILUVWVWRS)RUXVROG7:$GULYHUs, the port was right near the airport famous for its crosswinds. It is still a clean and beautiful island and the city is the largest in the Azores group. RePHPEHU VHHLQJ 3LFR WKH YROFDQR DV \RX FDPH E\" ± 6WLOO LPSUHVVLYH 7:$ GLG ZHOO WKHUH DV PDQ\ 3RUWXJXHVHZHQWWR%RVWRQDQGWKDWwas the route we flew. The port is man made and quite active. After a pleasant hike around town, a tour through old fort, a brewski, then back aboard for the next two

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days en route to Spain. Again, the weather was perfect. In previous articles, I have tried to give some history of the places we visited but with the amount of history from the places we were to visit, it is impossible, so I will just write a few tidbits. Arrival at Vigo was early Sunday morning. Vigo is in Galicia province and its largest city. It reminded us of Madrid LQ WKH ÂľV FOHDQ well kept. It borders Portugal and has a deep harbor. During WWII, the German U-boats would come off patrol and go into 3RQWD'HOJDGDÂłR.W.D. the harbor and since Spain was allied more to the Axis and Portugal was neutral, it was a great spot until American and British intelligence got wind of it and stationed a few destroyers off the coast and caught a few subs trying to get away. The water was not deep enough to evade the depth charges. We had a wonderful time watching the city come alive. After church, people came out for coffee, walks and good conversation. We enjoyed a wonderful fresh fish lunch, good Spanish wine and for our final trip to Spain, a shot of that wonderful Cardinal Mendoza brandy. Ah, what memories as we spent a lot of time in Spain, even owned a lot down on the Costa del Sol but things went sour with TWA so we sold out. Upon leaving Vigo, we headed for Dover, two days away. Now the shipping started showing up so we sat on the balcony and watched them. One unforgettable sight was a bulk carrier with four huge container un-loaders on the deck, they must have been fifty feet tall, the ship looked like it would roll over any minute but seas were calm and the ship was going slow. We wondered where they were going. Many tankers, container ships and a couple of cruise liners kept us busy. Our arrival at Dover was early in the morning, as this was the repositioning place to start the Baltic cruise. The dock is far removed from the small city and we had to walk in. Once there, you are immediately impressed with the Dover Castle that overlooks the whole DUHD 'RYHU GDWHV EDFN  \HDUs [and attacked by] every enemy you can think of and the white cliffs adorn the area and are very beautiful. We decided to go to the Castle and discover the Secret Caves where much of thH 'GD\ SODQV ZHUH FRQFHLYHG amazing halls that house hospitals, mess halls, telecommunications stations and planning rooms. If you ever go there, do the tour! When you come out, the view of the harbor and distant France is wonderful. 'RYHU&DVWOHÂłR.W.D. 1RZWKHUHDOWRXUVWDUWVZHDUHWR go to the major capitals of the Baltic Sea. Unfortunately, upon leaving Dover, the second day of sailing, there was an outbreak of Norfolk virus, a respiratory illness. The VKLSÂśVFUHZWRRNLPPHGLDWHPHDVXUHVWRHQVXUHWKDW it would not spread. Some people were quarantined and that ended the freestyle dining. Every thing from then on was first, sterilize your hands, pick up everything from the crew in gloves, point to what you wanted and never even touch a salt or pepper shaker. The crew did a great job because the ship could have been quarantined from any port and that would have been awful. Not allowed to leave the ship after coming this far, WOW! We were lucky and the crew should be complimented for the extra jobs they had to do. The third day, we were at our first Capital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen*, as the song says. We did not know that this city is very much like Amsterdam Holland (they copied many things) because it has so many canals. They are like streets *From Hans Christian Andersen, 1952, Danny Kaye

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with boats as homes, floating markets and city tours by water which we took and enjoyed. We asked the boat driver about a good place for a sandwich or such and he recommended one that his crew often goes to, so we went, ordered a medium pizza with artichoke hearts and olives, small beer and bottle of water, it came to $28 US dollars so I told Ilse, that is the most expensive pizza we have HYHU KDG :RZ %HHU LV 9(5< H[SHQVLYH LQ WKH 6FDQGLQDYLDQ FRXQWULHV ± DQG two beers will get you a DUI! We now sailed toward Germany and Warnemünde; who ever heard of that place?! Well, it is a major seaport (about 150 miles north of Berlin) on an inlet Mermaid, Copenhagen from the Baltic Sea and is a big ship building area. During WWII many war ships were built and launched here. Now they build cargo container ships. The old city is charming, again, clean and good food abounds. We walked to the city and church, shopped a wee bit and then had a real German lunch. Bratwurst with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and a good beer. After lunch, we found that Rostock (a near by ancient city) on the inlet, was the place to see so we joined a group on a launch and went there. Along the way, we saw the massive ship building yards. The main cathedral in Rostock is known for its astronomical clock behind the altar. We saw it and it is amazing. It has GDWHVXSWR±DQGZDVEXLOWLQNHHSVYHU\accurate time, moon phaseVZLIH¶VEDGPRRGV DQGWKHULVHDQGGHFOLQHRISLORW¶VVWRFNSODQV How does it know? Really something to see but my stock plan still stinks. We rode the train back to Warnemünde but had a weird experience. A bunch of youths got on the train yelling and chanting, they were going to a football game. We thought they had ZRQEXWWKHJDPHZDVKRXUVDZD\±DQ\ZD\WKH\ZHre breaking the headboards on the train, kicking LQWKHSDQHOV±EDGVFHQH±ZKHQWKH\JRWoff, we all felt better. Nice train though. We now sailed on to what I wanted to see so much, Estonia. This is one of the three Soviet Satellite Republics that were of great interest to the United States Intelligence. Oh, the other two are Lithuania and Latvia. They were pretty secret places but also very historic places. Not much information ever came out of there during the Iron Curtain regime but if you like history, go to the internet and find tomes of information. We arrived at day break with a beautiful sunrise over the city. There are two parts to Tallinn, the Capital, the old and the very modern. The old is a walled city (as were most in those days) and there are still forty nine turrets and walls still in good repair with gated entries. The town reminded me of 'LVQH\ W\SH VHWWLQJV  7KH ³ROGH VKRSSHV´ WKH FREEOH VWRQH streets, beautiful churches, city hall, museums and of course, the main square.

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We did a couple of museums and then were treated  WR D ³PHGLHYDO WLPHV OXQFK´ ZH SDLG  DQG WKH place inside is all candle lit, including the loos, and outVLGHLWZDVOLNHEULQJRQWKH³+DUSLHV´ORDGXV up with another beer. The food was rather on the sweetish side as was the beer and our waiter told us that was the way things were back then. The new part of Tallinn is modern, skyscrapers, banking, shipping and such and after only about sixteen years of freedom, which they love. A great spot to visit. They do not accept euros, dollars or anything but their own currency so we changed a few dollars to cover minor stuff and yes, they accept credit cards. Our next stop was really the main thrust of our voyage. We have never been to Russia, always wanted to go to Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, visit the Hermitage museum, and see a ballet and a castle or two. We arrived with a very serene and calm sunrise. I took video but really, everything is pretty flat and not much to take video of; a distant nuclear power plant and the unfinished docking facility that we used. It is very new and eventually will accommodate six major cruise ships and I think it will be great.

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River, it consists of five buildings with thematic areas, sculptures, period artifacts and really, so much more. We would have loved to spend a few more days there to absorb the culture, beauty and the historical significance to it all. Back to reality, back on the bus and back to the ship and now we look forward to another Capital, Helsinki. We set sail into a beautiful sunset. We have been so lucky with weather. It was a 7KH+HUPLWDJH6W3HWHUVEXUJ³Google Images dream with twenty days of no rain or clouds; this is springtime when we would expect a lot of rain and wind. The Good Guy was watching over us. Helsinki, as you can imagine, is a thriving city, clean, polished and very up to date. We can take a lot of lessons from the Finlanders. Wind power is evident and I think very pretty, it reminds me of gentle birds in the swamps, slowly flapping their wings. The towers are not at all ugly. Graceful spires, I would call them. We docked, again, at a cargo terminal because of the size of the ship, so had to walk about ž mile to catch a bus that took us to town. Busses are very modern, articulated doubles by Mercedes Benz. When we reached the city center, another group +HOVLQNL&DWKHGUDO³R.W.D. which we had not met, gathered asking directions. A city guide asked us, as a group, if we would we like a private guide at five euros per person per hour. We said yes and what a great deal that was. The lady had to be in her late seventies, spoke six languages and said, ³IROORZPH´6KHKDGDOLPSEXWZHKDGWRUHDOO\KXVtle to keep up with her. What a doll she was and we made sure that she got more than she negotiated for. We saw things tourists would never see. We HQWHUHGWKHVWRFNH[FKDQJHQRWOLNH:DOO6WUHHWFDOPbeautiful interior, restaurant, flowers and really quiet! We strolled down to the dock area where we saw the oldest statute in Finland. Our new group had made snacks on the ship and invited us to lunch at a coffee tent. It was wonderful. We then went by many churches; the largest had the bell towers housed in a building along side the main building. 1H[WZHZHQWWRWKH³5RFN&KXUFK´ This church is really carved out of the rock and very solemn, big, and, unseen by the eye, a bomb shelter below that had a 2,500 person capacity. We found Helsinki a very nice, hospitable city. Expensive, yes, but they have such wonderful transportation, clean streets, wonderful cafes and such and a very strong economy. The ferry boats, as we call them, are large cruise vessels with capacity for semis, buses, cars etc. and move in and out of the harbor like airplanes. Not many roads in this part of the world so water is their ³URDGV´%ULJKWO\FRORUHGFOHDQYHssels make it fun to watch the harbor. These large ships would back into their slots, quite a feat that, alone. Then the tail gate would come down and the traffic would start out. As soon as all were off, on came the waiting vehicles and up went the gate and off they went; very efficient to say the least. Have no idea what the costs would be but you could see regular cabins for folks who were just traveling. PAGE 33 ... TARPA TOPICS


Our next and last Capital was Stockholm, only a short distance away. We left late at night and when we woke up, we were docked. I was up early so videoed the arrival. The dock area is very modern with condos/townhouses along the banks. Many statutes with water fountains made the view very nice. After we got off, we had to walk a kilometer plus to get on the city bus. There was a kiosk where you could buy a bus ticket. Credit cards OK, so I put in my card, got a senior rate, and a ticket for Ilse. 1RZLWœVP\WXUQ,GLGWKHVDPHWKLQJ¹PDFKLQHVDLG³LQYDOLG FDUG´ , WULHG IRXU RU ILYH WLPHV, no ticket, so when the bus ar´4XHHQ,OVH¾DW6WRFNKROP3DODFH5:' rived, I told the driver that I had one ticket but could not get the VHFRQGRQH+HVDLG³*HWRQ´:HGLGDQGURGHLQto the center of town. Stockholm, as you can imagine is a very progressive city, again, clean, efficient and well laid out. We were told to go to the Royal Palace, 680 rooms and still inhabited, see the changing of the guard and admire the waterfront. We did and it was very nice. We were in time for the Palace band and guards to come by us and their blue and white uniforms were very nice and showy! The palace is located on an inlet; cruise and tour boats are in abundance. Since we were limited in time, we walked around and passed the very ornate Royal Theater and the upper class shops. Nicely tree lined streets make for a very nice view and a comfortable amble. It was lunch time so we went into a side street that was totally blocked off with restaurants, bistros and cafes and enjoyed a fish lunch. The place was packed and the tables were arranged like sardines in a can. You had to squeeze in by hook or crook to get a seat or a table but it was still a nice leisurely lunch. They know how to do lunch and UHOD[DQGZKDWGRZHGRKHUH"¹0DF'RQDOGœV:H have to learn what they have done for years, stop, have lunch, talk, enjoy and then back to work. Nice afternoon but we had to be back on the ship for the WKUHHGD\OHJEDFNWR'RYHU$JDLQKDGDSUREOHP with the tickets but finally printed out two but, really, no one looks. The honor system really works there and it can here. Again, we were blessed with lovely weather so back WRWKHVKLSœVURXWLQHSince we had now been on the ship over two weeks and counting, the shows were repeats, the meals were the same and the things to do disappeared. The library was a joke; I have more books in my study than they do in their ³OLEUDU\´,I\RXGRQœWSOD\ELQJRJDmble or drink, you sit in your cabin or balcony and, read, watch old movies, do crossword puzzles or sleep. I do puzzles and sit on the balcony. My Ilse catches up on old, but good movies. We were off the coast of Norway, Oslo being the only Capital in that area that we were not scheduled for, and at a distance about 20 miles off the coast, I counted over 49 wind mills in the water. We need to do that here! %DFNLQ'RYHUZHELGDIRQGDGLHXWRRXUKRPHour ship, nice, but price\'LVHPEDUNLQJFRXOGQRW KDYHEHHQHDVLHU¹ZHJRWDFRORUWDJDQGPHHWLQJSOace, they call our color, we retrieve our bags and off we go. We boarded a charter bus from our tour compaQ\ DQG KDG D ZRQGHUIXO GULYH WR /RQGRQ ZLWK ³ORR´ stops afforded. Vantage Tours had booked a guide and since we were not allowed into our rooms until three PM he gave us a royal tour of London with great narratives of war, peace, rebirth and the modern economy. Very enlightening and well received by our people. Our hotel was quite new and one EORFN DZD\ IURP /RQGRQœV IDPRXV ³H\H´ /RRNV OLNH D ELJ )HUULV wheel (which basically it is) with large gondolas that carry 30 persons. The complete revolution takes 30 minutes so one has ample time to get some wonderful photographs of the cit\'LUHFWO\DFURVVIURP Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Cathedral madeIRUVRPHQLFHYLHZLQJ7KH³H\H´LVQRWDFKHDS

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THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE One change that many of you may find interesting was brought to my attention by our editor. He sent me an article from USA Today [Aug. 3, 2009] that described the demise of our Military 2IILFHUVœ&OXEVLQDOOEUDQFKHVRI our armed forces. He asked me to work with that news and compose something for TOPICS. 0DQ\ 2IILFHUVœ &OXEV ZHUH constructed in the 19th &HQWXU\ DQG were an important part of military life throughout the 20th&HQ tury when many TARPA Members who served spent many KDSS\ KRXUV LQ WKRVH ³2´ &OXEV 7KH 0DULQH &RUSV KDV JRQH NAS Pensacola, FL from having dozens of clubs in the 80s, to only ten today. The Air Force has only nine, down from twenty seven in 2003. The Navy is down to twenty. The Army has only seven clubs today, down from a hundred in the 1970s. We were surprised by that news and consider it another one of the good things in life that have changed or become extinct. Several factors are cited as causes of this shift, and include changing demographics, cultural shifts, economic realities, wider choices for dining, but finally, and perhaps most importantly, the deglamorization of alcoholic consumption. There has been a cultural shift to more family oriented services, since many service members come into the forces already married. )RU WKHP LPSRUWDQW VHUYLFHV QRZ DUH FKLOGFDUH libraries and other activities for the family when WKH VSRXVH LV GHSOR\HG %DVH FORVXUHV XQLW UH alignments also contributed. Funds for clubs was reduced and they had to become self sufficient. Finally outside competition from family oriented Ft. Benning, GA and quick service restaurants, both on and off base impacted the use of the clubs. Fort Bliss, Texas wLOOFORVHLWV2œ&OXEDIWHUQLQHW\\HDUVDQG)RUW%HQ ning, Georgia now has an internet FDIpDEUHZSXEZLWKSRROWDEOHVDQGZLGHVFUHHQ79VVL[J\PQDVL ums and a dog wash! What Fort Benning does QRWKDYHDQ\PRUHLVDQ2IILFHUVœ&OXE

Nellis AFB, NV

7KH$LU)RUFH2Âś&OXEVLWXDWLRQLVIROORZLQJWKHVDPHSDWK For example, the club at DaYLV0RQWKDQ $)% DW 7XFVRQ was subject of an article in the Arizona Daily Star about the decline in their club. The story repeats the tale of a shift in personnel from mostly single to mostly married. In its heyday, the club was the place to party. Today the party is over. There are a few OfILFHUVÂś &OXEV OLPSLQJ DORQJ VRPHRSHQIRURQO\RQHRUWZRGD\VDZHHN5HWLUHG2IIL cers and Reservists provide some support, but not nearly enough.

Surveys of current service members seem to support the changes, but there are no doubt many who UHPHPEHUHYHQWVOLNHWKRVHSRUWUD\HGLQ³7KH*UHDW6DQWLQL´ZLWKQRVWDOJLD)RUPHUPLOLWDU\SLORWVLQ TARPA, starting with those from the greatest generationZLOOVHHWKLVDVMXVWDQRWKHURQHRIWKHFRQ stant changes in life. Good times remembered, good times gone²JPG

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FLOWN WEST

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN LEONARD T. IRLACHER -8/<²-8/< 7:$² Len passed away on the morning of July 7th, one day after celebrating his 75th Birthday with his family. After 4 months in hospital battling AML Leukemia, he decided enough was enough and elected to come home. He spent the next 3 weeks at home, sitting on the deck, with a martini and a cigar, viewing the water from our home on Lake Norman, N.C. Len received his Aviator wings with the US Navy at Pensacola Florida in 1956 after graduating St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota. He was honorably discharged in 1966 and continued flying for the Navy in the Reserves for another 10 years out of Alameda NAS, California. He joined TWA in April 1967 and retired in July 1989. We spent the first 10 years in the San Francisco Bay area, and another 12 years in the Chicago area. We have always felt very fortunate and thankful for the years Len spent with TWA. Fishing and hunting and community work kept him busy for another 16 years before we retired to Lake Norman, Mooresville, N.C. He fished here year round with many a striped bass on the grill for dinner. Len is survived by his wife of 45 years, Judy, sons Paul (Michele) and Michael, daughters Lisa (Larry) and Linda, two grandchildren, Brooke and Luke Irlacher A loving husband, father and "Papa"; he will truly be missed.

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By Judy Irlacher


IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN LEONARD FITZGERALD -81(²-81( 7:$²

IN MEMORY OF &$37$,152%(57:³%2%´752-$1 -81(²-81( 7:$² Bob Trojan flew west on June 5, 2009 at his home in Reno, NV. He would have been 79 June 25. Bob was born on June 25, 1930 in Chicago, IL. He had his first flight in 1946 in a J-3 Cub, and was hooked on flight. He attended the University of Illinois, working his way through school as a machinLVW¶VDSSUHQWLFH+HMRLQed the Navy in 1948, to be eligible for the GI Bill. He was released to the Navy Reserve at Glenview, IL. and resumed his studies only to be recalled to DFWLYHGXW\LQ6HSWHPEHU%REVSHQWa year on aircraft carrier CV 42, the Franklin D. Roosevelt, DQGWKHQZDVSOHDVHGWRILQGKLPVelf based at Barbers Point NAS, Hawaii. There he flew on the PBY6A as flight engineer on search and rescue missions. After 3 years, both he and the PBY's were released from active duty. Bob went to work at American Airlines in 1953 as a junior mechanic. He attended school after work and received his A & P certifiFDWH+HFRPSOHWHGKLVIOLJKWWUDLQLQJZLWKDFRPPHrcial license and looked foUDQDLUOLQHKLULQJSLORWV but none were at the time. He was hired by TWA in 1954 and was trained as a flight engineer on the Lockheed Constellation and flew International. %REHYHQWXDOO\FKHFNHGRXWDVDSLORWDQGIOHZ&DSWDLQRQWKHL-1011 and 747 with TWA, retiring from International at JFK June 25, 1990. He was also involved in ALPA work at various domiciles during his career at SFO, LAX and JFK. In addition to his airline flying, %RERZQHGDQGRSHUDWHGDIO\LQJVHUYice during the 1960's at Torrance. &$DQGWUDLQHGPDQ\SLORWVwho later became TWA'ers. Bob is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lonna, son Dan and wife Sandy, daughter Joyce Pitts and her husband Bill, and sister Elizabeth Scesniak. There are 5 grandchildren that brightened his life. Bob was a good fellow and a good friend.

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By Guy Fortier


IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN DAVID BYL '(&(0%(5²-81( 7:$² David Byl, 94, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away Monday, June 8, in Provena Saint Anne Center. Born Dec. 23, 1914, in Capa, S.D., David married Winifred Mulder; she predeceased him. He was a commercial pilot for TWA and retired after 33 years of service. David was a member of Roselle Methodist Church. Survivors include son, David (Marilyn); grandson, Michael (Bridgit) Carthy; granddaughter, Melissa Russell; four great-grandchildren; sister, Joanne Greene of Grand Rapids. Predeceased by wife and daughter, Carol. Submitted by Jean Urbas/Porter

IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN DEAN L. PHILLIPS 0$<²-81( 7:$² Dean was born in Nephi, Utah May 11, 1918. He died June 29th, 2009. He graduated from West High School in Salt Lake City and then attended LDS Business College. Dean earned a mall salary doing odd jobs after school to take flying lessons. When World War II started, Dean went to Phoenix to become a Thunderbird Civilian Flight Instructor. Thunderbird was an Army Air Corps training base in Glendale, Arizona. He then joined TWA as a pilot, but flew as a Navigator for the Air Transport Command (ICD) before becoming a Captain. During his time with TWA Dean was very active with ALPA and TARPA. He was finally honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1945. 'HDQ¶VDPELWLRQZDVDOZD\VWREHDSURIHVVLRQDOSLORt; which he was.

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By Barbara R. Phillips


IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN CHARLES R. REYHER -8/<²0$< 7:$² Chuck won a flight scholarship under the Civilian Pilot Training Program after his senior year of high school in Chicago. He entered the U S Army Air Corp as an Aviation Cadet in Pilot Class 43-D. [He saw] three and one half years of service on duty as a bomb approach pilot, B-17 crew instructor and a combat B-29 Aircraft Commander in the Air Offensive-Japan. Chuck thoroughly enjoyed his 35 years with TWA. He enjoyed sailing on Lake Michigan and Florida waters, tennis, ancient and WWII history and published a book in 2008 tLWOHG³0HPRLUVRID%3L ORW´DYDLODEOHDWhttp://www.merriam-press.com/ or from any of the large booksellers. Chuck is survived by his best friend and wife, Sally, a son Charles, 2 grandchildren, one great grandson, a brother and sister. By Sally Reyher [The photos on this page and the IROORZLQJWH[WDUHIURP&KXFN¶VERRN³0HPRLUV2I$%3LORW´ which was reviewed in the July 2008 7$53$723,&6²Ed.] About the Author Former Major Charles R. Reyher was an Aircraft Commander of a B-29B Superfortress with the Guam-based 315th Very Heavy Bomb Wing of the 20th Air Force. The 315th Wing consisted of 125 B-29Bs. The Wing arrived on Guam in June 1945 with 12,000 support personnel, and saw constant action in the "Air Offensive-Japan", until Japan's surrender by radio on 15 August 1945. The B-29Bs were special aircraft, stripped of all guns except for a tail cannon, but with a top secret radar bombing system aboard. Shortage of fuel had caused the rapid collapse of Germany, and the Wing's mission, which was the destruction of the Japanese oil refineries and storage facilities, would help bring Japan to her knees. This is the story of one pilot's experience as a part of the 315th that flew only at night, and not in formation, and bombed by single precision attacks. This Wing flew the last and longest mission of World War II and became the subject of a book and a TV documentary.

Chuck Reyer, age 22

After the war, the author capitalized on his three and a half year World War I1 experience by serving as an airline captain with Trans World Airlines for 35 years. He was qualified on all of TWA's routes, domestic, international and around the world. He retired as Captain on the world's largest airliner, the Jumbo B-747, in 1982.

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IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY V. GATTY 0$<²-$18$5< 7:$² A Daughter Remembers Anthony V. Gatty, Tony to his friends at T.W.A., was my dad. He passed away on January 27, 2009 from complications after a fall in October. Tony was born in New Jersey on May 4, 1920. His sisters talk about his boyhood love of airplanes. In our house that Dad built, where I grew up, and where he lived for 55 years, there is a kitchen table decorated with knife marks where he made model airplanes as a boy. It is not surprising that when he was old enough to work, he got a job with TWA washing airplanes at Newark airport. He was nineteen years old. He attended Seton Hall University and later Casey Jones School of Aeronautics near LaGuardia Airport. MoVWRIGDGœVZRUNGXULQJhis 50 year tenure at TWA was as a flight engineer. During World War II when the government took over the operation of commercial airlines Dad flew litter cases in England, Europe and North Africa. After the war he went to Dayton, Ohio and soon after that he moved to Washington, D.C. flying ICD (Inter-Continental Division). It was there that he met my mother, Marjorie Hoeltzel, who was in the first class of international hostesses for T.W.A. They were married for 62 years. For most of my life at home and in college my dad was the Chief Flight Engineer in New York with offices at LaGuardia and JFK. Young men (and they were all men at that time) who wanted to have careers as pilots were first hired in the company as flight engineers. Tony was likely their first supervisor. His knowledge, skill, confidence, commitment and love for his work made him a good role model for many young men. During his career, from my perspective as a girl, he had many glamorous advenWXURXV WULSV VXFK DV ¾URXQGWKHworld press flights accompanying Air Force I with Presidents Nixon and Johnson and a flight that transported Pope John Paul II back to Rome after his first visit to the U.S. in 1979. He also worked in management at the corporate offices at 605 Third Avenue in New York City. His first love, however, was flying, flight operations and the people who were responsible for making commercial travel safe and timely. Tony was hired by TWA in 1939 and retired in 1989 as a flight engineer. At 70 years of age he was the oldest employee at the time of retirement and the oldest professional flight engineerLQ7:$œVKLVWRU\ He is survived and will be missed by his wife, Marjorie, his son Christopher and wife Stacey Tisdale, his grandson and me. Dr. Janice C. Gatty

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IN MEMORY OF &$37$,1:,//,$0$³%,//´',;21 -$18$5<±$8*867 7:$² Born in Nevada, Missouri, a small town of about 8000, which is 100 miles southeast of Kansas City. Bill graduated from high school there in 1935, as did his wife to be. He was not much of an athlete, but he was a voracious reader. It was not unusual for him to read three to five books a week out of the public library. He met his wife, June Fischer, in the 9th grade. We were together in high school plays from the 10th through 12th grade as the love interest , and started going steady in that last year. We were married in 1939 and enjoyed 62 glorious years, until June died of cancer in January, 2002. After finishing high school in 1935, Bill enrolled in a Junior College in Ft. Scott, Kansas, 20 miles away, with three other fellows from Nevada. They drove over each school day. He said that he learned more there in one and one-half years than in all of high school. Bill liked to write and has ever since high school. He wrote President Franklin D. Roosevelt three times, and received an answer once from him and twice from his chief of staff. Unfortunately, he lost them somewhere along the way. He wrote once about an interest in going to West Point. The local newspaper editor offered to help him get an appointment, but he lost interest in a military career. In the summer between my freshman and sophomore years Bill became interested in working for TWA in Kansas City. He wrote President Jack Frye and luckily was given an interview with the district sales manager the next time he came though Nevada. On December 28, 1936, at age 18, he was offered a job as a ticket agent in downtown Kansas City at $90 per month. He was called on December 24, and was told the job was open. For the first several months he stayed with friends of his folks until getting a furnished room for $15 a month, plus twenty-five cents for breakfast. He said that he got so lonesome at first that he almost wished the street car he rode to work six days a week, would have a little accident, so he would break an arm, quit the job and go back home to Nevada. He soon got over that. Incidentally, he was told initially that he had to learn shorthand to get the ticket agent job, as it required taking five or six letters a week from the district sales manager. Our office was in the Muehlebach Hotel. TWA at that time had 1100 employees nationwide, and 37,000 when he retired. TWA has since been absorbed into American Airlines.

Bill was promoted to the TWA News Bureau in January, 1939, from the ticket office, and edited the company house organ for three years. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in January 1943, learned to be a pilot, and rejoined TWA in September, 1945, as a copilot. When he enlisted he had the dream of someday becoming a TWA pilot and the dream came true. When Bill retired in January, 1978, he was general manager - flying (chief pilot) for TWA at its New York

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base at JFK Airport, which included all its international flights. In the interim he had served as Director of Flying on staff in Kansas City, and chief pilot in San Francisco. Bill moved from SFO to New York, and surprisingly enjoyed working there. He and his wife, June enjoyed all my different jobs. He also made special trips to China and Moscow, carrying the White House press, with President Nixon, and to Europe and Asia with President Ford. Bill flew as Captain on TWA about everything from the DC-3 to the Boeing 747. Of all the airplanes I ever flew, I enjoyed the 4-engine Lockheed Constellation the most, even more than the Convair 880 and the 707 DQGMHWV:ULWLQJOHWWHUVRUDUWLFOHVZHUHLQYROYHGLQDOORI%LOOÂśVSURPRWLRQV On retiring, TWA had promised to move me back to the San Francisco area, and we chose The Villages, an adult community in San Jose, and until her death June and Bill enjoyed every minute of it. Bill always said he was lucky to work for TWA for 41 years and doubly blessed to be married to June. By Bill Dixon ca. 1999 ***

William (Bill) Arnold Dixon was born in Nevada, Missouri on January 9, 1918 and passed away in Chandler, Arizona on August 18, 2009. He was married to June Eileen Fischer, (deceased) formerly of Nevada, Missouri and they had two children, Stuart (deceased) and Leslie. Bill worked for over 40 years with Trans World Airlines (TWA) where his employment began as a ticket agent in December, 1936. He also worked in the public relations department for TWA before learning to fly in World War II. Upon return from overseas service in Europe during the war, he was hired as a pilot in 1945 for TWA. His flying experiences began in the DC-3 and ended with the Boeing 747. In 1957 he left the flight line as a Captain and went to Special Flight Operations Projects and was named Director of Flying in 1959 in Kansas City and later in New York. In 1965, he was appointed as Chief Pilot in San Francisco and became General Manager of FlyLQJ±1HZ<RUNLQXQWLOKHUHWLUHGIURPIO\LQJLQ-DQXDU\%LOOKDGPDQ\VWHOODUPRPHQWVLQKLV career. In 1972, Bill was one of the pilots who flew the first U. S. commercial plane into China since the Communist takeover in 1947. He flew the network engineers and their equipment into China in preparation IRU3UHVLGHQW1L[RQ¶VYLVLWWKHUHDQGWKHQZHQWEDFNWRUHWULHYHWKHPDIWHU3UHVLGHQW1L[RQ¶VYLVLW+HDOVR SLORWHGWKH:KLWH+RXVHSUHVVFRUSVRQDQXPEHURIWULSVLQFOXGLQJ1L[RQ¶VWULSWR0RVFRZDQG3UHVLGHQW )RUG¶VYLVLWVWR-DSDQ.RUHDDQG9ODGLYRVWRN5XVVLDZKLFKRQFHDJDLQZDVWKHILUVWIOLJKWHYHUE\DQRQ Communist nation commercial plane into Vladivostok. During his career he served as President and Trustee of the Airport Sound Abatement Center in San Francisco; trustee of Aviation Program at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and a member of the Operations Committee at Kennedy Airport in New York. After retirement from TWA, Bill moved to San Jose, CA wherHKHZDVDFWLYHLQWKHIRUPDWLRQRIWKH7:$5H WLUHG3LORW2UJDQL]DWLRQ 7$53$ ZDVSDVWSUHVLGHQWRI the TWA Seniors Club; a past Big Sir for Sons in 5HWLUHPHQWDPHPEHURI4XLHW%LUGPHQDOD\ERDUGPHPEHUIRUWKH9LOODJHV&RPPXQLW\&KDSHOZRUNHG SDUWWLPHIRU1$6$¶V$YLDWLRQ6DIHW\5HSRUWLQJ6HUYLFHDQGZDVDIUHHODQFH writer and an occasional contributor to the Letters of the Editor page of the San -RVH0HUFXU\ 1HZV ,Q KH ZRQ WKH 6HQLRU¶V'LYLVLRQ)LUVW 3ODFH DZDUG IRU1RUWKHUQ&DOLIRUQLDLQD%LOORI5LJKWVHVVD\FRQWHVWDQGZRQD³6LOYHU3HQ´ award from the San Jose Mercury News in 1998 for a letter to the editor on ³7KH+D]DUGVRI3URORQJLQJ/LIH´+LVKREELHVZKLOHLQ6DQ-RVHZHUHZULWLQJ reading, travel, golf and walking. After the death of his wife, June, in 2002, Bill moved to Chandler, Arizona in 2004 to be near family. He was active in the ORFDOUHWLUHG7:$SLORWV¶FKDSWHUEHIRUH dementia limited his ability to participate. He is survived by his daughter, Leslie Fullen of Council Bluffs, IA and his daughter-in-law, Janet Dixon of Chandler, AZ, five grand-children (Kristi Dixon, McKenna Dixon, Jeffrey Leal, Megan Fullen and William Fullen) and his greatBill Dixon in 1948 grandchildren. By Jan Dixon

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IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN THOMAS S. KROSCHEL )(%58$5<²0$5&+ 7:$² Born in Medford, Oregon on February 2nd, 1925, Tom took his last flight to "The Promised Land" on March 24th, 2009. Tom graduated from San Diego High School in 1943 and entered the U.S. Army Air Corps as a private, then became an Aviator Cadet, was trained as a Bombardier and Navigator, he graduated and was given the rank of Flight Officer. In Walawala Air Force Base he received training in high-altitude bombing and his crew was selected as one of the best. Tom volunteered for pilot training and was sent to Vance Air Force Base as a 2nd Lieutenant. He also went to Enid, Oklahoma and was checked out on B-29 bombers. He then went to Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas to fly B-29's. His active service during World War II included ferrying B-24's to Hawaii and New Guinea. He served in the United States Air Force for the duration of the war and participated in the battle of Okinawa and bombing runs over Japan. When Tom was demobilized from the Air Force he received the Asiatic Pacific service medal, World War" Victory medal, the American Campaign medal, the Philippine Liberation medal, the Army Occupation medal (Japan) and the Philippine Independence ribbon. Tom studied at the University of Southern California, majored in Commercial Aviation and minored in Accounting. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Public Accounting license. At age 25, Tom came on board with TWA as a Dispatch Clerk. His career "took off" when he became an airline pilot, flying the midnight run (8 stops) between Kansas City and LaGuardia. He checked out as Captain on B-707's and B-727's (International flights out of New York with a lot less stops!!) His passion for flying continued while living his dream and residing in Freeport, Bahamas where he met his wife, Carol. His experiences included a two-year stint with Saudi Arabian Airlines under lease from TWA. His last seven years were spent flying as Captain on 747's. In 1985 Tom retired and started a new chapter in his life. He played golf, liked skiing, reading, visiting with family and friends and dinning in fine restaurants. Tom leaves a legacy of love, friendship and dedication and will be forever remembered for his gentle demeanor, his warm smile and for his faith which never wavered. He is survived by his wife, Carol, his 5 children with his first wife, Mary Feltgen and his two Grandsons. They are Christopher Kroschel, Tommy Kroschel, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Mary Elizabeth Cossentino, Maureen Johnson and Grandsons, Kyle Johnson and Jeffrey Johnson. By Carol Kroschel [See a picture of Tom and Carol at the Nashville convention in the March 2009 TOPICSS²(G@ PAGE 44 ... TARPA TOPICS


IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN BILLY M. TATE '(&(0%(5²-81( 7:$² Billy was born and grew up in Decaturville, Tennessee. After graduating from high school, he went to college on a football scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Martin. Following graduation, he joined the Army Air Corps in 1940 and served for five years. During World War II, Billy flew the first troop carrier to England. He also flew the first C-47 troop carrier in the invasion of North Africa and Italy. He was given the honor ofIO\LQJ3UHVLGHQW7LWR¶VIDPLO\ on a secret mission out of former Yugoslavia. He retired from the service with the rank of Major. In 1945, Billy was hired as a pilot for TWA, where he worked for 34 years. During his career he flew the DC-3, Martin 202A and 404, all models of Constellations, Convair 880, Boeing 707 and 747. In addition, he served as Manager of Flight Training and also Director and Manager of the 747 training program for all TWA pilots. He was selected pilot of the year in 1977. He often said after retiring that there was never a day that he did not LOVE to go to work! %LOO\¶VKREELHVLQFOXGHGEXLOGLQJJROIDQGVQRZVNLLng, but he will be remembered most as a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather and dedicated friend. His family will always remember their wonderful trips to exciting places around the world. Today, their time spent together provides many lasting memories and stories of joys and mishaps encountered on their adventures. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Jane Cox, three daughters, Linda, Lydia and Annette, five grandchildren, Ellen, Lindsey, Jennifer, David and Anna; and one great-granddaughter, Hallie Jane. By Lydia Tate Belot

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IN MEMORY OF CAPTAIN THOMAS E. VOGEL 129(0%(5²-8/< 7:$² Tom passed away from complications due to heart problems. He was born and grew up in Bloomington, Illinois and attended Bloomington schools. He attended and graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. After graduating he joined the US Air Force, and after receiving his wings and commission he was sent to Korea where he flew the F-86 in combat and had one confirmed Mig kill. He was a graduate of the Top Gun School at Nellis Air Force base and a member of the Mach Busters Club. In August of 1956 Tom joined TWA. He was based in Boston, New York, San Francisco and Saudi Arabia. In 1977 during his time with Saudia, Tom received several commendations for an emergency landing in Kuwait on a flight from Damascus to Riyadh with 177 passengers on board after his 707 had a serious engine fire. The event was published through Reuters World News to US newspapers. Tom retired from TWA on May 1,1996 [after nearly]40 years as Captain, First Officer and Flight Engineer. Tom was a member of the TWA Active Retired Pilots Association and the TWA Seniors Northwest Ambassadors Chapter. He was also a member of the quiet birdmen San Francisco Hangar. Tom owned a Stearman that he enjoyed flying with his son Mark. He also enjoyed tennis and ballroom dancing, especially the Argentine Tango with his wife Margaux. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed a good laugh. Tom will be missed by his many friends and family. Tom is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Margaux, daughters Michelle, Wendy and son Mark. He is also survived by two grandsons Teddy and Henry. Submitted by Herb Wheeler [For a picture of Tom with his Stearman, see the July 2009 TARPA TOPICS 3²(G@

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LOOKING BACK ON TWA R. C. Sherman Silas Moorhouse was number 1 on the first Pilots seniority list, with a 4-1-27 date of hire. He lived to be 91. Eddie Bellande, #2 was 89, and #3, Lew Goss, was one month short of 96. Jack Frye and Paul Richter, #4 & 5 did not do as well; they expired at ages 43 & 53. Managing an airline may have been more stressful than flying for one. Daniel (Tommy) Tomlinson (#14) at 96 is our oldest living pilot. Hamilton Lee of UAL is 101. About 9500 pilots followed on TWA. Less than 2800 are active today [1993]; ergo 6700 came and left over the years. About 4000 retired, but less than 3000 were classed as seniors; age + service = 75 minimum. 2225 of which are still living. There are 12,500 living TWA seniors. The fortunes of the airline, the government, wars, and attitudes, have altered both the average age of the pilots, and their age at retirement. AVERAGE AGE OF PILOTS ¶¶¶¶¶¶ ¶¶¶¶¶µ 35 31 33 34 37 38 39 43 46 49 45 47 The large hiring program from 1942 thru 1948, and 1951 thru 1957 kept the average age low. No one was hired from 1/23/70 thru 10/5/78, which accounts for the jump in age from '70 - '75. It hits a high in 1984 due to stagnation and a number of those over 60 continuing. The addition of OZA brought the age down for 1990. Many younger pilots were among the retirees in the last several years, thus the average age increased again. Of the 324 who died while employed, 130 were killed in aircraft accidents in the following categories: NUMBER (INCIDENTS) 7:$23(5$7,216²75$,1,1*²,&'²0,/,7$5<²35,9$7( 68 (29) 18 (4) 18 (6) 15 (15) 8 (7) Plus 2 instructors assigned to other airlines, and 1 Chief Pilot in a Boeing B307 factory demonstration flight; wing failed. [P.1 of 3. According to the A.T.A., in the U6$QRZPHGLDQDJHLVDYHUDJHDJHLV²(G@

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TWA CAPT. JOE GRANT, 101 VISITS AIRVENTURE 2009 AT OSH From the Saudi Commission For Tourism web site: http://www.scta.gov.sa/sites/english/Pages/default.aspx Today, [Jul. 30, 2009] debut of thH ERRN ³.LQJ $EGXOD]L] +LV 3ODQHDQG+LV3LORW´LQ:LVFRQVLQ6WDWH

In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Salman, President of SCTA, the legendary American pilot Captain Joe Grant, 101-year-old will debut WKH ERRN ³.LQJ $EGXOD]L] «+LV Plane and His Pilot" at the Oshkosh Air Show, Wisconsin State, USA. In the book Captain Joe Grant recalls his experiences as pilot to the DC-3 aircraft for the Saudi Royal family during the 1940s. The book, which will be released as DVSHFLDOFROOHFWRU¶VHGLWLRQDWWKe air show, was written by Dr. MiFKDHO 6DED ZKLFK FKURQLFOHV &DSW *UDQW¶V H[SHULences flying the DC-3 for the Saudi Royal family during the 1940s. The book also features a special foreword written by Prince Sultan bin Salman. The book highlights the historical meetLQJEHWZHHQ+5+.LQJ$EGXOD]L]%Ln Saud and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in February of 1945. Just two days after the death of President Roosevelt in April of &RORQHO:LOOLDP(GG\SUHVHQWHGWKH.LQJZLWKWKe DC-3 aircraft, a gift from President Roosevelt himself. Captain Joe Grant, a World War II veteran and piloWIRU7:$DFFHSWHGWKHMREDVWKH.LQJ¶VSLORWVRRQ afterwards. Grant, who recently celebrated his 101st birthday, recalls thDWIO\LQJIRUWKH.LQJLQ6DXGL $UDELDUHPLQGHGKLPRIKLV³ROGEDUQVWRUPLQJGD\V´with few air strips and fewer navigational tools. &DSW*UDQWZKRHDUQHGWKHQLFNQDPH³&UD]\3LORW´RQ0RQGD\HYHQLQJWK-XO\KDVUHYLHZHGKLV experiences with the DC-3 and the Saudi Royal family, at the opening of the ³7KHDWHULQWKH:RRGV´ presentation, which features historical figures in the field of aviation. On Thursday afternoon, July 30, Capt. Grant, SaEDWKHJUDQGVRQRI.LQJ$EGXOD]L]+5+3ULQFH6XO tan bin Salman, and the grandson of President Franklin Roosevelt, Delano Roosevelt, will recreate history when they fly into Center Stage at Oshkosh in a replica of the original DC-3. That evening the men will also be featured at the VKRZ¶V *UDQG %DQTXHW WKH ³*DWKHULQJ RI (DJOHV´ DQ DQQXDO HYHQW sponsored by Cessna Aircraft that focuses on aviation youth and humanitarian efforts. / WR 5  &DSW -RH *UDQW +DUULVRQ )RUG 0LFKDHO *UDQW (GZDUG *UDQW [0U )RUG LV WKH ($$ <RXQJ (DJOHV &KDLUPDQ For more color photos and WH[WVHHWKH6WDPIRUG&7 -RH¶VKRPH town) site at: www.stamfordplus.com/ the exact page is: http://www.stamfordplus.com/stm/ information/nws1/publish/News_1/ New-book-details-early-barnstormingGD\VRI6DXGLDYLDWLRQVKWPO The book is available from ZZZDPD]RQFRP²(G@

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FROM DAVE HAASE

I was truly saddened to learn that Steve Parrella had passed away. We flew together to Rome on a Christmas eve layover trip in '98. Found a nice mom and pop restaurant and had a delightful dinner with most of the crew. He had just received a substantial sum from some kind of a settlement and insisted that he pay for dinner for all of us. When I learned a couple of years ago about the skydiving accident of 2006, I was able to track him down and we talked at length on the phone. We also traded e-mails for a period of time. In spite of his circumstances, it was good to talk to him again and reminisce about some of the trips we flew together including that evening in Rome. I was under the impression that, although his mobility and his spirits were impaired, otherwise he was managing to cope quite well. So, it came as more than a bit of a shock when I saw the Topics article. Whoever wrote the article about Steve, all I can say is that person performed a difficult task and did a beautiful job of reminding all of a fine and thoughtful individual with whom we were fortunate to have been associated.. I wholeheartedly endorse every word of that author's description of who and what Parrella was. I commend him for taking the time to write it as well as your decision to put it print. x

THE GRANT NELSON, 1940-2008 (OZ/TW 1966-2000) AWARD

The 2008 GRANT NELSON AWARD for lifetime achievement as a TWA Check Airman was awarded to Captain John Zaeske. Congratulations to John as our first recipient! Captains Doug Elmore, Jim Hammonds and Dave McLaren were the other finalists for 2008. More than 80 of you took the time to vote last year, nominating a large number of deserving candidates. Thanks for your participation. TWA had many dedicated Check Airmen over its long and storied history. But there was no person more vocal in his pride and respect for the Check Airman of TWA than Captain Grant Nelson. We believe this annual award is an appropriate testament to honor Grant, as well asHDFK\HDUÂśVZLQQHUIRUWKHLU\HDUVRI dedication and excellence to training and standards. It will continue to be given annually to the Check Airmen that have, in your eyes, devoted themselves to making the pilots of TWA thHEHVWLQWKHLQGXVWU\ÂŤ

John Zaeske

Ron Biller, Jim Georgen, Hugh Schoelzel and Tom Tillett When asked for background on Grant Nelson, Hugh SchoelzHOZURWH³0\UHFROOHFWLRQLVRIDTXLQWHV sential airline pilot, a competent, people person, great sense of humor, intelligent, handsome fellow, natty dresser, and within his mature aura of professionalism, a lurking liWWOHER\KDYLQJDJUHDWWLPH´ ³*UDQWFDPHWRXVDVDQ Ozark check airman, soon checking out in the 727 as a TWA Flight Manager. My first flying experience with him was to check him out as an international 727 captain, in the Caribbean, across the Atlantic via Bangor, Keflavik and Paris, and throughout our narrow body route system in Europe and the Middle East. He was a superior pilot, leader and man in every respect. Unfortunately he succumbed to sickness and passing not long after his retirement. He was an exemplary person and it ZDVP\KRQRUWRNQRZKLP´ [This year, former TWA Line, Simulator and Flight Engineer Check Airmen, and their Spouse or Significant Other, will gather in STL on October 3 & 4. We are hoping for a report from one of the attendees for our March 723,&6²Ed.]

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SEARCHING FOR CLOSURE, KANSAS CITY MAN ATTENDS 1959 ITALIAN PLANE CRASH REMEMBRANCE By BRIAN BURNES The Kansas City Star Posted Fri, Jun. 26, 2009

On Friday, Don Lueke said one last goodbye. It had been 50 years in coming. Lueke was among hundreds who gathered for ceremonies near Milan, Italy, commemorating the June 26, 1959, crash of a 7:$ &RQVWHOODWLRQ /XHNHœV IDWKHU 'RQDOG $ /XHNH >7:$  ¹ (G@ D IOLJKW HQJLQHHU IRU Trans World Airlines, was one of 68 who died. Lueke believes his trip to Italy represented a final opportunity to reconcile the complicated emotions KHœVZUHVWOHGZLWKRYHUWKHSDVWyears. He believes much of his SURIHVVLRQDOOLIH²ZKLFKLQFOXGHG 31 years with TWA, some as a flight engineer on inWHUQDWLRQDOURXWHV²KDVEeen a tribute to his faWKHU %XW WKLVZHHNœVWULSLVDOso acknowledgment of his mother, Virginia. She reared Lueke and his three younger siblings after her husEDQGœVGHDWKEXWVWUXJJOHGZLWKWKHORVVXQWLOKHUGHDWKLQ³, GRQœWNQRZZKDWFORVXUHLV´/XHNHVDLGHDUOLHUWKLVZHHNDWKLVKRPHLQ.DQVDV&LW\1RUWK³%XW, NQRZP\PRWKHUQHYHUKDGLW´ On Friday, he joined a procession to the crash site in Olgiate Olona, the small community near Milan where the plane crashed in 1959. 7KHFHUHPRQLHV²VFKHGXOHGDWWKHVDPHWLPH RIWKHFUDVK\HDUVDJR²LQFOXGHGDIRUPDO reading of the names of all who perished.

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³7KHFUDVKZDVDWUDXPDWLFHYHQWIRUWKLVFRPPXQLW\´/XHNHVDLGE\WHOHSKRQH)ULGD\³,œPKHUHQRZ in the Olgiate Olona city hall, which in 1959 was anRUSKDQDJH³7KHSODQHIOHZULJKWRYHUWKHRUSKDQ DJHEHIRUHFUDVKLQJ´ The 1959 tragedy remains of interest to aviation historians in part because it was one of the few commercial airline disasters in which the probable cause was thought to be a lightning strike, said Bob Woodling, a Kansas City native who today is a retired aeronautical engiQHHUQHDU6HDWWOH³7KDWLVD YHU\UDUHHYHQW´:RRGOLQJVDLG,WDOVRLQYROYHGthe Lockheed Constellation, an iconic propeller aircraft with a triple-fin tail. The plane still recalls the era of passenger airliner service of the late 1940s DQGV³,WZDVWKHXOWLPDWHLQSURSHOOHUDLUOLQHUVDWWKHWLPH´:RRGOLQJVDLG Lueke said he was pleased to represent the still-active community of TWA veterans. Company representatives, eager to help the Lueke family after the accident, hired him as a ticket agent after he graduated from the University of Kansas in 1964. Litigation following the crash resulted in a $3,000 payment, which Lueke invested in pilot training. He served several years DVD7:$IOLJKWHQJLQHHU²MXVW like his father. PAGE 56 ... TARPA TOPICS


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of the 70 victims, followed by ecumenical prayers read by the clergy of various religious faiths. At precisely 17.33, the bells of the nearby parish church tolled, as if to remind all present of the caducity of human life. A sense of deep emotion ran through the cortege, with all attention fixed on this striking and solemn commemoration. At that very moment, and quite unexpectedly, loud peals of thunder were heard and flashes of lightning were seen approaching the area, threatening bad weather--an appropriate reminder of the terrible weather conditions that prevailed on that fatal day. Fortunately enough, it was only a reminder; we were spared. At the completion of the religious ceremony, the marble plaque, on which are inscribed the names of the 70 victims, was unveiled; a laurel wreath was laid down by the Mayor along with a bouquet of flowers in the name of TWA International Seniors Club. The final touch was the dedication of a new street that skirts the area where the memorial monument is located and which from that day on will be called "26 June 1959 Street." It was an event of great emotion. We reserve a reverent token of gratitude to the community of this small town of Olgiate Olona for honoring the memory of the persons involved in the accident that cost them their lives. Fabrizio Forleo, president, TWA Seniors Northern Italy Chapter ~~~ Want to join, or learn more about the TWA Seniors Club? Visit their excellent web site at: http://twaseniorsclub.org/

TWA flight 891 memorial site. Flowers (second bouquet from the right) courtesy of TWA Seniors Club, Northern Italy Chapter. Photo by Fabrizio Forleo

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7+(5(,:$6$7¡ "Your blood will boil in an explosive decompression above 40,000 feet!" "Without oxygen, you will be unconscious in ten seconds!" So spoke our USAF altitude chamber specialists in the Great State of Texas back in 1953 as I was going thru basic fighter pilot training. After that lurid briefing we entered the huge airtight vault and began to learn more about ourselves as we 'climbed' to a simulated altitude of 25,000 feet. A few By Jim Schmitt minutes of experimentation there (we had seldom exceeded 8000 feet in our previous aircraft, the old AT-6 Texan) and then with a 'whoosh' we rose to 35,000 feet with a simulated explosive decompression. There we learned even more about our bodily functions, eventually removed our oxygen masks under close supervision, and promptly passed out.

NJ ANG F-86 over Cape Cod

Hooray! We were now qualified to begin training in the TBird, the Lockheed T33, which introduced real jet flying to thousands of eager fighter pilot trainees.

It was ten years and many jet hours later, in the T-Bird, the F-86E Sabrejet, the Boeing 707, the F-84F (World's Fastest Tricycle) and then the F-86H with the New Jersey Air National Guard, where I learned my blood would not boil in a high altitude explosive decompression. Yes, I probably lost a few brain cells in that fraction of a second and it gives me at least a mental excuse for subsequent lapses. There was no 'whoosh', just a 'bang' as the cannon shell a couple feet behind me facilitated the ejection. It was October 5th, a very pleasant weekday, and I had checked in to the Atlantic City Air Base to earn a day's pay while keeping proficient in our newest acquisition, the F-86H. This edition of the Sabrejet had a brand new hot engine, made in Canada, and practically guaranteed to get us a mile high as we passed the end of our takeoff runway. There was no one else to play with that day so it seemed like a good time to check out its flying characteristics at the service ceiling of 45,000 feet. I was not destined to reach the service ceiling that day, as the 'bang' was the cannon shell doing its job and flipping the canopy into the Atlantic Ocean 43,000 feet below me. I thought it was the engine blowing up but in a few seconds realized I was now in an open cockpit doing 500 MPH with an air temperature of minus 80 degrees F. Of course I still had the windscreen keeping out the major air blast, kind of like being in a convertible with WKHWRSGRZQRQDFKLOO\GD\²\RXVFUXQFKGRZQLQWKH front seat! In a few more seconds I realized the 'gravity' of my situation. My left armrest was pulled up, which HMHFWHGWKHFDQRS\ KRZZHQHYHUNQHZ²SHUKDSVP\EXOky winter flying suit, and the F-86 cockpit is pretty cramped anyway). The board never did come up with a reason, except that during taxi-out a few

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weeks prior, this plane had the explosive shell go off with no damage because the canopy was already open. When I picked up the plane it was 'all systems normal'. We had damn good mechanics in the Air *XDUG²PDQ\FDUHHUSHRSOH²DQGWKLVMXVWFDPHXSDVDQRWKHUJOLWFK 6RWKHFDQQRQVKHOOGLGLWVMREDQGmy canopy was in the Atlantic about 45 miles east of Atlantic City. The next troubling item was the very-much-exposed trigger on the armrest, so placed for the pilot's QH[WPRYHZKLFKZRXOGEHVHDWHMHFWLRQZLWKDVHFond cannon shell. Back in the real wars this saved lots of lives or at least let the pilot down gently into enemy territory. But that would be from maybe 20,000 feet. I was almost five miles higher and would have died of oxygen starvation almost immediately prior to being flash frozen and then plummeting into the ocean, still attached to the seat and parachute pack. Today's fighter planes have considered all that, will send you out of the cockpit with a decent supply of oxygen, will separate you from the seat at a reasonable altitude, and will then open your parachute at even a more reasonable altitude so you may waft into whatever and still have lots of survival gear in your seat pack. I thought about other things while I was very cautiously turning back west toward Atlantic City. I thought about the canopy maybe hitting the tail of my aircraft (old WWII cannon shells losing their strength). I pulled the power back slowly, not wanting to stir things up back there but getting very cold very quickly. I worried about the exposed trigger sitting a few inches away, knowing that even at best the October Atlantic was too cold for much survival. I thought about pushing the armrest back down to its proper position buWZRUULHGWKDWPLJKWFDXVHDVHDWHMHFWLRQ After working out most of my immediate concerns it was time to call 'Mother', so I advised the USAF of my situation. Their first questioQ²EHOLHYHLWRUQRW²ZDV:KHUHGLGWKHFDQRS\JR",VDLGVRPH WKLQJOLNH³ #WKHFDQRS\´²OHWVJHWPHVDIHO\RQWKHJURXQGVRPHZKHUH,QDPRPHQWWKH\VXJ gested McGuire AFB, as it had much better crash facilities. Real encouraging. So I aimed toward McGuire, continued my descent, and was feeling pretty good by the time I reached 20,000 feet. HooUD\,FDQMXPSIURPKHUH0F*XLUHSLFNHGPHXSRQUDGDUDQGHYHU\WKLQJZDVORRNLQJJRRG²XQWLO, got down to a few thousand feet from the ground, over the Ocean County stunted pine trees. Then anRWKHUFRQFHUQ,GRQ WZDQWWRMXPSfrom here as I didn't have those IDQF\OLWWOHURFNHWVRQP\HMHFWLRQ VHDWZKLFKSHUPLWDVDIHHMHFWLRQDQGFDQRS\RSHQLQJIURPDOPRVWJURXQGOHYHO,IP\VHDWHMHFWHGDW 2000 feet above ground there would be no time or space enough to deploy the chute...so, 40,000 feet or 2,000 feet, dead either way. Anyway, I kept on course, got three nice green lights on the landing gear, and made one of my better touchdowns (we always do, in scary situations, don't we?). The fire engines gave me a good rollout escort and we secured systems very quickly. No medical checkup to see if my blood boiled. No fisherPDQKLWE\DVWUD\FDQRS\0\EXGG\SLORWVSUREDEO\VDLGVRPHWKLQJOLNH³6FKPLWWGLGLWDJDLQDFWX ally, that was the only aircraft ,GDPDJHGLQP\IO\LQJFDUHHU It would be interesting to learn of other pilots who had really high level explosive decompressions. Maybe we could call it the 'Nine Mile High' club...with a slightly different twist....

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The TWA Active Retired Pilots Association

MEMBERS/SUBSCRIBERS IN GOOD STANDING AS OF AUGUST 31, 2009 MEMBERS CAN VIEW THE COMPLETE DIRECTORY AT WWW.TARPA.COM READ DOWN ADAMS, C. EDWARD ADAMS, GERALD T. ADAMS, JAMES W. ADICKES, ROBERT AHR, WARREN J. AIRLINE HISTORY MUSEUM AKIN, RICHARD E. ALEXANDER, GEORGE T. ALLARDYCE, ROBERT W. AMAN, WILLIAM B. AMENT, WESTON H. AMUNDSEN, DAVID A. AMUNDSON, DAVID O. ANDEREGG, BARTLING P. ANDERSON, CAROLYN ANDRIJESKI, VINCE ANTES, JOHN H. ANTON, GEORGE T. ANUNSON, JOHN APPLEBY, HUGH T. ARDIGO, JEROME R. ARENAS, FRED ARMANI, JEAN ARNOLD, DAVID L. ARNOLD, JEFF ARNOLD, MICHAEL E. ASHCRAFT, LARRY ASKEGARD, VERN ATKINS, RICHARD E. AUSTIN, JOYCE AYLWARD, Jr., JAMES J. BAAR, LUCIENNE BACH, PETER BAGNALL, HAROLD BAILEY, CHARLES M. BAILEY, STANLEY E. BAINBRIDGE, Jr., WILLIAM BAKER, CHARLES R. BAKER, DONNA BAKER, RICHARD S. BALDWIN, FRANK BALL, SUEKO BALSER, BOB G. BANKS, BILLIE BARBIER, PHIL BARNARD, BERNADETTE BARR, LOUIS BARRETT, JOHN E.

BARRON, ROBERT D. BARTLING, J. H. BATCHELOR, RICHARD L. BEAULIEU, ROBERT J. BEBEE, DALE R. BECK, ROBERT W. BECKER, MARSHALL K. BECKNER, RICHARD R. BEDKER II, JOHN L. BELISLE, PHILLIP M. BELL, RICHARD A. BENHAM, MYRON G. BENNETT, RICHARD BERGDAHL, PAUL J. BERGER, JIM BERRY, JAMES L. BERTLES, RAYMOND G. BEUERLEIN, EDWARD W. BEVAN, LEWIS BIELOT, RICHARD BIERMANN, ALLAN H. BILLIE, L. CLARK BINNS, THOMAS L. BJORK, JAUNITA BLANEY, FORD BLASER, DONALD L. BLESCH, BARBARA BLEVINS, GLEN D. BLOCHOWITZ, DONNA BOBZIN","LYLE D." BOGATKO, R. C. BOGGS, MORTON N. BOLINE, LOREN C. BONEY, MARVIN D. BOSTWICK, IRVING W. BOTTIERI, HENRY F. BOTTOM, RON BOULANGER, C. "CHUCK" BOWEN, VIVEN BOWERS, JAMES S. BOYCE, JOHN R. BOYD, WAYNE C. BRADY, DONALD F. BRADY, W. BERTE BRAFFORD, WALTER G. BRANAGAN, DEWITT BRAWN, HOWARD BRENNAN, MIKE

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BRESLIN, JAMES R. BROUGHTON, ARTHUR L. BROWN, JACQULYN BROWN, FLOYD V. BROWN, FREDRICK BROWN, TOM BROWN, HOMER T. BUCHANAN, MARY BUCHANAN, KATHERINE L. BUCK, ROBERT O. BUDZIEN, WARD C. BULLOTTA, TONY BURGESS, JUDY BURGNER, HUGUETTE BURKE, E. PAUL BURNS, LOU BURTON, ROLAND J. BUSHEY, LILLIAN BYARD, WILLIAM K. BYBEE, JOHN S. BYL, DAVID A. CACACE, CYRIL R. CADY, RICHARD W. CALKINS, DON R. CALLAMARO, JOHN CAMPBELL, Jr., V. R. CANAVAN, BILL CANNON, ANNMARIE. CARLSON, RICHARD M. CARLUCCI, RAYMOND CARR, DONALD E. CARR, Jr., EDWARD C. CARSTEN, DON W. CARTER, NICK CARTER, RICHARD W. CARTWRIGHT, PETE CASSEN, MARK CASSETTY, C. FRANK CATRON, ROBERT E. CHAMBERLIN, ROY W. CHICHESTER, STANLEY R. CHITTENDEN, HOWARD CHRISMAN, GARY CHRISTOPHER, TOM CHURCHILL, JOHN W. CICCONE, RONALD G. CLARE, GORDON K. CLARK, CHRIS J.


CLARK, MARY CLARK, LEE CLARKE, HAROLD B. CLARKE, INGE CLAY, JOSEPHINE CLEAVELAND, JOHN CLEGG, Jr., WILLIAM E. CLEMENS, WILLIAM H. CLEMENTS, GEORGE E. CLIFF, WILLIAM R. COAKLEY, ALICE LEE COFFIN, E. KEITH COHEE, DOUGLAS G. COLBURN, GEORGIA COLE, NANCY COLE, WILLARD A. COLEMAN, JOHN S. COLLING, EDWIN L. COLLINS, RALPH COLLINS, GLORIA COMPTON, WILLIAM CONLEY, COLLEEN M. CONVERSE, VIRGINIA CONWAY, ANNEMARIE COOK, NORMAN COOK, ROBERT L. COOK, DONALD J. JR. COOPER, RICHARD B. COOPERSMITH, JAMES M. CORBETT, KAYE CORCORAN, JR, EUGENE F. COREY, HOWARD CORLEY, DONALD F. COTTRELL, WILLIAM R. COUGHLIN, LELE CRAFT, RAY W. CRAIG, BARRY G. CRAIG, SPENCER D. CRISS, EDWARD M. CRONKITE, FRANK CROOK, BILL CROWE, WM. R. CROWLEY, DENNIS M. CRUICKSHANK, RICHARD A. CULPEPPER, JAMES C. CULVER, ART CUMMINGS, TERENCE R. CUNNINGHAM, RONALD B. CUSHMAN, JAMES E. DALIN, ROBERT G. DAMITZ, THOMAS DARBY, DAVID A. DAVID, ROGER E. DAVID, WALTER R. DAVIDSON, JAMES R. DAVIES, LUCILLE DAVIS, DALE E. DAVIS, JAMES H. DAVIS, JEAN

DAVIS, RICHARD A. DAVIS, RUFUS DAVIS, THEODORE A. DAWKINS, HEIBERT C.JR DAY, P. RUSSELL DAY, Jr., CHARLES E. DEBETTENCOURT, JOE DEDMAN, ROBERT W. DEGLER, KENNETH R. DELANEY, GEORGE DENNISON, WARREN C. DENSIESKI, BENJAMIN R. DERICKSON, RICHARD DERRICK, DON DeVALLIERE, LEE R. DI GERNONIMO, DOMINICK DICKEY,J ANICE DIETRICH, DORIS DIXON, ROBERT E. DIXON, TOM DOLLARHIDE, ROCKNEY DOMVILLE, TOM DOUGHERTY, L. A. DOUGHERTY, WILLIAM V. DOUGLASS, FRANCIS R. DOWLING, MARGUERITE DOWNING, PATRICIA DRAKE, RICHARD E. DRAPER, DONALD N. DROSENDAHL, RUSSELL E. DUFAULT, A. DAVID DUFRESNE, NORMAN J. DUHIG, JOHN H. DUNCAN, IAN DUNCAN, ROBERT W. DUNFIELD, GERALD C. DUNNE, JOHN EAGLESTON, LEONARD J. EARHART, LARRY EATON, PEGGY EATON, ROBERT G. EBERT, WILLIAM J. EDDY III, JOHN E. EDGAR, JEFFREY R. EDWARDS, EVERETT C. EDWARDS, GAIL ELDER, ROBERT E. ELKAN, JAMES M. ELLINGTON, HAROLD F. ELLIOTT, WENDELL A. ELLIOTT, BILLIE ELLIS, JAMES EMMERTON, JOHN A. ERICKSEN, NEIL L. ERICKSON, WALLY ESCOLA, RICHARD D. EVANS, DIANA EVANS, Jr., FLOYD L. EVERLY, JOHN D.

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FABRE, ARTHUR W. FAIRCHILD, KEN FALK, BEATRICE FAUCI, LARRY J. FEIL, JIM FELLOWS, DAVID FELTHAM, G. EVERETT FERGUSON, GARY FERRIS, ERWIN S. FERTAL, RICHARD V. FETHERMAN, BETTY JO FINDLAY, JAMES FISHBAUGH, H. RICHARD FISHER, GILBERT W. FITZGERALD, ANDREE FLEER, RUSS FLIGGE, DON W. FLINIAU, MICHAEL M. FLISHER, ED FLORENCE, DAVID L. FLORENTINE, PAT FLYNN, EDWARD S. FORD, ROSEMARY A. FORESMAN, JERROD FORSYTH, M.G. MIKE FORTIER, GUY A. FOSTER, CHARLES J. FOWLER, NATTIE FOX, D. RONALD FRANCIS, RAE FRANK, GENE FRAWLEY, ALMA FRAZIER, DONALD E. FRAZIER, ROBERT FREELAND, HANK FREY, SR., MAUREEN FRISCHE, HOWARD J. FULLER , EDWARD M. FULTON, DALE GALANTICH, DOMINIC J. GALLAGHER, JR, JOSEPH V. GANSE, LARRY R. GARRIOTT, LLOYD B. GARRITY, CHUCK GASHEL, WILLIAM J. GATSCHET, CHARLES W. GAUGHAN, ROBERT W. GAY,T ESS GEITHER, ED GENEBACH, CARLETON G. GENTILE,RAYMOND V. GENTRY, RUSS GEORG, PETER GEORGE, WARREN M. GERONIMO, STEPHEN J. GHEE, ROBERT H. GIFFORD, EUGENE F. GILENO,J OHN GILLIGAN, TOM


GILMAN, JOHN K. GINSBERG, RANDY GIPPLE, JOHN GIRARD, PHYLLIS GIRTMAN, TOM GLAZIER, MARJORIE GORDON, DAVID S. GORDON, WILLIAM H. GORDON, WILLIAM J. GRAHAM, DAVID W GRANT, BOB GRANT, JOSEPH W. GRATZ, DAVID R. GRATZ, JOHN P. GRAVES, CURTIS A. GRAY, NORMAN GREEN, BETTY GREEN, EVERETT R. GREENE, R. NATHAN GREENWOOD, TOM GREGORY, DONALD GRIGG, DAVID E. GRIMM, DERWIN GROD,RICHARD A. GRUBER,EVERETT E. GUILLAN,RICHARD M. GUNN,TERRY GURSKY,BOB GUTHRIE,MARK H. GUTHRIE,MARK H. GWIN,SHARON HAAKE,LAWRENCE T. HAASE,DAVID HADFIELD, ERNIE HAGER, CHRIS HAGGARD, WAYNE L. HAHN, EUGENE G. HAIR, WILLIAM H. HALL, HOWARD F. HALVERSON, DON HAMILTON, DONALD L. HAMILTON, ROBERT S. HAMMON, EUGENE N. HAMMONDS, JR., JAMES W. HANDLY, JOHN G. HANDY, RUSS HANKINS, JAMES A. HANLIN, ROBERT L. HANSON, GLEN W. HAPPY, JOHN T. HARGIS, PHILLIP HARRINGTON, MAUDE M. HARRIS, JOESPH W. HART, BRET S. HARTMAN, DONALD HARVEY, JR., EDWARD HASSLER, VERNON M. HATCHER, JOHN W. HAWES, A.R. (Dick)

HAY, HARVEY R. HAYES, ROBERT S. HEAD, PETER S. HEADSTROM, ALVIN L. HEALD, ROBERT W. HEDRICK, JERRY HEILESEN, FRANK HEINE, THOMAS C. HEINISCH, RICHARD HENDRICKSON, JOHN L. HENDRICKSON, MELVIN B. HENNESSEY, HENRY J. HENRICKS, ERIC HERD, GUENTER E. HERMAN, ADAM T. HERNDON JR., ALBERT HERRERA, JOHN M. HERRMAN, KAYE JUHL HESTERMAN, CLIFFORD A. HIATT, GENE L. HIGGINS, JAMES E. HILDEBRAND, RICHARD A. HILDEBRAND, RICHARD A. HILL, KEN HILL, STEVEN HILL, SR, JEFFRY J. HILL, JR., JEFFRY J. HILLEBRAND, WILLIAM J. HINCHMAN, HOWARD R. HINTON, AMY HIPPNER, RICHARD C. HITZEL, JOSEPH M. HOAR, J. W. HODGES, DON HODGES, JAN HOFFMAN, BARRY E. HOFFMAN, Jr., VIRGIL J. HOFMEISTER, HOWARD F. HOLCOMB, ALBERT HOLDEN, HELEN RUTH TEDDY HOLDEN, RUTH RICHTER HOMES, DAVID HOPPE,TOM HORNER, IM HORNER, KEVIN S. HORTON, ROBERT L. HOWARD, JEAN HOYT, DICK HUFF, RONALD HUGHES, HARRY M. HUMPHREY, WALTER H. HUMPHREYS, GEORGE HUNT, DORIS HUNT, JOHN HUNTLEY, LYLE E. HUTCHISON, JOSEPH B. HYDORN, MARSHALL HYLTON, FRANCIS S. IMMEL, RICHARD T.

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INGLIS, JEANNE IRLACHER, JUDY IRWIN, JACK ISGER, A. A. (TONY) JACOB, PAUL E. JACOBS, CARL JACOBSEN, JEAN JACOBSON, WESLEY L. JAHAASKI, RONALD JENNINGS, DOUG JESPERSEN, HOWARD D. JOHNSON, BETTY JOHNSON, GENE C. JOHNSON, NORMAN L. JOHNSON, SANDY JONES, BEN JONES, G. C. BUTCH JONES, LOUIS J. JONES, VICTOR N. JONES, WARD L. JONES, MILTON D. (DOC) JOOSTEN, BOB JUDA, Jr., JANICE JUDD, VICKI JUERGENS, KENNETH C. KADOCH, ROSEMARY KADONSKY, FRANCIS J. KALJIAN, DAN KALOSKI, DAN KANE, DOROTHY KANTRA, GEORGE A. KARAMITIS, GEORGE KARLSON, MARY KAVULA, ROBERT F. KEHOE, ROBERT J. KELLY, PAUL J. KEMPER,C.J. (JOHN) KENDALL, JAMES KENDALL, NICHOLAS KENNEDY, JOHN P. KENNEDY, RAY KENNEDY, THOMAS J. KERBEL,KENT KERN, Sr., C. R. DUKE KERNS, DWIGHT T. KIDD, RAE KING, KEITH A. KING, JR., TRUMBULL (SANDY) KINKEAD, WILLIAM R. KIRCHHOFF, RICHARD T. KIRSCHNER, WILLIAM A. KIRSHTNER, ERNEST. R. KIRST, BETTY KISLING, HENRIK KISTLER, MURIEL M. KLIMT, H. LES KLOMPUS, E. STUART KLOPFER, BERND KNIGHTON, JR., EARL


KOHRS, PERRY W. KOLB, FRANK J. KRAFT, DONALD L. KREIDER, KEITH KRITZLER, ROBERT KROSCHEL, CAROL KRUEGER, NELSON L. KRUMBACH, JEAN KUBALL, EDWARD D. LACHENMAIER, DOROTHY LAHR, JEROME LAMPHEAR, GIL LANCASTER, CHARLES R. LANE, ALFRED J. LANG, ROBERT R. LANSING, DONALD E. LAPE, F. BRUCE LARSEN, BARBARA LARSON, DAVID L. LARSON, GORDON LAWLER, JERRY LEACH, M. ROGER LEBRECHT, CHARLES E. LEE, GREGORY LEGG, JOHN C. LEHR, DAVID B. LEIGH, MARILYN LENGEL, CONSTANCE LEONARD, ARTHUR H. LEVITT, ROBERT LIDDELL, JAMES A. LINCOLN, JAMES F. LINDEN, PETE LINGENFELSER, FRED C. LIVENGOOD, PHILLIP A. LIVINGSTON, BARBARA LOCKE, G. BRUCE LOCKE, LESLIE LOESCHNER, DON G. LOKEY, YOLANDA LONG, JR., DAVID A. LONGLEY, RUSS LOOMIS, RICHARD C. LOOSEN, JAMES LORD, RICHARD W. LORENTZ, ARTHUR LOVELESS, CHARLES C. LOVELESS, KIM M. LOWE, Jr., SIMEON D. LUCKEY, MAJORIE LUDWICK, BOYD LUDWIG, HUNTER LUEDTKE, H. H. G. TEX LUKEFAHR, STEPHEN J. LYNN, JOSEPH C. MACDONALD, BRUCE M. MADDEN, THOMAS G. MADDEN, VINCENT J. MADIGAN, ED

MADORY, JOHN L. MAGNUSON, LEE C. MAHLER, GWENDOLYN MAIER, RICHARD L. MAJER, JIM MALANDRO JR., JOHN W. MALANDRO SR., JOHN W. MALONE MALY, STAN MANDEL, CYNTHIA C. MANDEL, PHILIP N. MANELSKI, FRANK MANLEY, GEORGE L. MANNING, EUGENE P. MARCHANT, HAROLD M. MARCHIONE, ANGELO MARIANI, LINA MARINELLI, LARRY MARK, JACK MARR , BOB MARTIN, FLOYD E. MARTIN, HOLLIS W. MARTINEZ, MANUAL MATEER, JOHN C. MATRANGA, DOMINICK MAUREL, MILO E. MAURER, WILLIAM H. MAY, JANET MAYR, WILLIAM McARTHUR, JAMES B. McCARTHY, ANDREW J. McCASLAND, CARROLL E. McCLURE, EARLENE McCLURE, EUGENE L. McCLURE, BETTY McCORMACK, ROBERT M. McCORMICK, GERARD W. McCREA, MICHAEL McCULLOUGH, E. WESLEY MCELROY, JIM McFARLAND, JUNE McFARLAND, MICHAEL McGAULY, DAVID J. MCGOWEN,VICKI McINTYRE, ANNA MCINTYRE, DAN McKEE, FRANK E. McKENZIE, VERNON C. McLEAN, PERRY D. MCLLVAINE, ED McLOSKEY, BOB McMILLIN, JERRY McMILLON, MILDRED McMONIGAL, JAMES C. McNEACE, CLARKE McQUADE, RAYMOND F. McWHORTER, CAROLE McWILLIAMS, MARY MELAND, QUINTEN

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MERRIGAN, WILLIAM F. METCALF, EDNA MEYER, ERNEST R. MEYER, MARKT MEYER, WILLIAM J. MICHAELS, HENRY A. MILAM, NANCY MILBURN, DALA MILES, WARD MILLER, ALICE MILLER, DOROTHEE MILLER, EUGENE S. MILLER, HAROLD N. MILLER, JAMES D. MILLER, MARVIN B. MILLER, FRANCIS MILLER, ROYLEE MILLHAM, ROBERT L. MINSHALL, SALLY MISSELWITZ, THEODORE F. MITCHELL, ALBERT E. MITCHELL, CLARENCE T. MOCK, JAMES A. MOLINARIO, RICHARD T. MONTANARO, JOE A. MONTEMURRO, FRANK MONTGOMERY, BETTY MOONEY, JOHN P. MOORHEAD, BARBARA MOOTHAM, BARRIE F. MORAN, WALLY MORGAN, PHILIP J. MORRIS, WILLIAM K. MORSE, FRED A. MOSELY, RUFUS MOSER, J. B. MOSS, JACK C. MOTZ, WILLIAM K. MUELLER, PAMELA MUNDO, ALBERT J. MURCHAN, BETTY MURDOCK, JESSIE MURPHY, TOM MURRAY, PAUL MURRAY, GRETCHEN MURRAY, RICHARD W. MURRAY, LLOYD MUSICK, Jr., MATT O. MYERS, ORA E. MYERS, PAUL L. MYERS, ED MYSEN, NORMAN NAIL, ROGER NEALIS, JOSIE NELSON, JAMES A. NELSON, STUART F. NEUBURGER, ERNEST NEUBURGER, RICHARD NEVINS, CAROL


NEWMAN, WILLIAM I. NICHOL, NORMAN A. NICHOLLS, WILLIAM B. NICHOLSON, GEORGE W. NICKERSON, DICK NICKLAS, RICHARD T. NICOLAIS, MARIO A. NISHTI, Jr., MICHAEL NISWENDER, ARDEN NIXON, ARLIE J. NIXON, C. CLYDE NOREM, JAMES E. O'CONNELL, MORRIS J. O'CONNOR, THOMAS P. O'DONNELL, JAMES P. O'GRADY, ARTHUR J. O'MALLEY, Jr., EDWARD P. OLLIVER, EPHE A. OLSON, GRAHAM G. OLSON,J OHN E. OLSON, PAUL C. PADDOCK, ROBERT L. PAINTER, ANN B. PALMER, DON D. PARK, KENNETH A. PARKER, JAMES G. PARKER, JOHN W. PARKER, DEANE PASKETT, ROBERT A. PASTORE, BOB PATERNO, JACK C. PATTERSON, ROBERT A. PAXSON, JOHN L. PEEK, VICKIE PEIL, RICHARD L. PELLETIER, LOUIS PENDERGAST, RICHARD PENNEY, Jr., VIRGINA PERRY, DAVID A. PERRYMAN, WEBB PETERSEN, DANIEL L. PETERSON, BROCK A. PETERSON, JOSEPH L. PETSCHAUER, KEN PETTIJOHN, JAMES H. PEW, JOHN F. PEW, BARBARA PHAIL, GORDON A. PHELPS, IRMA PHILLIPS, GEORGE B. PHILLIPS, DAVID PIERONI, Jr., VERDY J. PIKE, Jr., JOSEPH S. PILOT, GERALD N. PINE, ROLAND E. PITTS, REX A. PLATTNER, R. DAVID PLUMB, KENNETH M. POCHAPSKY, GREG

POHL, RENATE POLEY, CHARLES R. POPE, LLOYD P. PORTER, JEAN PRATT, HORACE B. PRICE, TED N. PRINCE, CARROLL O. PROCTOR, BILL W. PROCTOR, JON PROCTOR, WILLIAM H. PUE, CHARLES L. PUERTA, RICHARD L. PYLE, STEPHEN E. QUERY, CHARLES J. RAGER, BETTY RAU, ORSON A. REARDON, III, MATTHEW F. REAVIS, PAUL T. REDGATE, LAWRENCE T. REHBOCK, ALAN R. REHNSTROM, STUART Y. REIFERT, WILLIAM P. REKART, JERRY REUTER, NORMAN REX, RON REYHER, SALLY RHODES, CHARLOTTE RIANI, JEAN RICHARDS, GENE. RICHARDS, L. ROGER RICHARDSON, RENA RICHARDSON, JAMES K. RICHARDSON, RANDY RICHEY, JOHN E. RICHTER, DAN RICHWINE, DAVID W. RIDGWAY, PHILLIP E. RIEBELING, HERBERT A. RIEBELING, KARL RIMMLER, PHILIPP M. ROACH, PAUL B. ROBERTSON, PHYLLIS ROBILLARD, MALCOLM R. ROBINSON, ROBBIE ROBISON, C. PETE RODAMMER, GENE RODRIGUEZ, FRANK D. ROE, JAMES E. ROECKEL, EDWARD J. ROGERS, FRANCES ROGERS, JOHN ROHLFING, JOHN A. ROLLISON, BETTY ROMAN, DOROTHY ROMINE, WILLIAM W. RONE, WENDELL H. RONHOLM, P. L. ROOD, KLETUS W. ROSE JR., HERBERT C.

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ROSENSWEET, RON ROSENTHAL, DONALD M. ROTGE, RAY ROUNDY, STEVE RUBLE, RICHARD M. RUBLER, RONALD S. RUDBERG, GEORGE E. RUEGE JR, FRANK RUFF, RICHARD RUHANEN, ARTHUR U. RUHE, H.J. SKIP RUSSELL, RAYMOND L. RUSSELL, ROBERT F. SAILER, JR., MARTIN W. SAILORS, ROGER W. SALMONSON (WALKER), ANITA SALTZMAN, RICHARD SAUDER, RICHARD M. SAUGSTAD, DENNIS L. SAUNDERS, CLIFFORD E. SAVAGE , JAN L. SCAHILL, SR., FRANK J. SCANLAN, GERARD P. SCARBOROUGH, JOHN SCHAAR, BERT C. SCHAEFER, ART SCHEMEL, PEGGY SCHENCK, STEWART H. SCHEU, BOB SCHIFF, BARRY SCHLIEP, MARVIN L. SCHLINGMAN, DAVE SCHMIDT, CARL M. SCHMIDT, DOROTHY SCHMIDT, JAY A. SCHMIDT, RAY A. SCHMIDT, ROGER W. SCHMITT, JAMES A. SCHMITZ, CHARLES L. SCHMUTZ, LEON SCHOELZEL, HUGH SCHOONEJANS, EMIL SCHRIBER, LEE SCHULZ, DAN SCHULZ, ROBERT J. SCHUR, ROBERT A. SCHWEDLER, ARTHUR F. SCOTT, WILLIAM T. SEIDENSPINNER, PAT SELLS, JOHN E. SENDELBACH, EDWARD C. SEPTER, CHARLES K. SEVERSON, WAYNE E. SHAUGHNESSY, STANLEY J. SHAW,BILL L. SHERMAN, ROBERT C. SHERWIN, PETER SHIELDS, JOHN A. SHILLING, WILLIAM M.


SHIREY, LAWRENCE R. SIBBALD, DAVID M.H. SIDWAY, PETER SIMMONS, ROBERT M. SINGER, MO SKADBERG, CHRIS SKARTVEDT, DAVID SKOMRA, RAYMOND SLATEN, KENNETH R. SLOCUM, WILLIAM H. SMITH, BETTY SMITH, CAROL SMITH, PATRICIA SMITH, JAMES L. SMITH, KEITH SMITH, LLOYD H. SMITH, ORSON T. SMITH, ROBERT B. SMITH, ROBERT D. SMITH, THOMAS A. SMITH, WiILLIAM W. SMITH , AMES L. SNARSKI, JIM SOBEL, MARTIN SOLOMON, FRANCIS SOLOMON, JASPER S. SOLOMON, JOHN SOUTHARD, Jr., DANIEL B. SPAIN, H. D. DUSTY SPARROW, CLIFFORD V. SPASIANO, LOUIS F. SPEAR, CHARLES A. SPEDDING, FRANK S. SPENCE, JOAN SPRANG, JOHN SQUIRES, DONALD E. STAMP, MARILYN STANDIFUR, TOM A. STANTON, JAMES E. STEINBIS, RAYMOND E. STEVENS, WILLIAM STEWART, NAOMI STIMMEL, MANFRED H STITELER, D. GEORGE STITT, BEVERLY R. STOFFEL, HANK STONSKAS, JOSEPH J. STROSCHEIN, EDWARD J. STUFFINGS, ROBERT W. STURTEVANT, HENRY SULLIVAN, ARTHUR J. SULLIVAN, CAROL SUTORKA, JOHN S. SWANSON, CHARLES D. SWEARINGEN, JIM SWIFT, MIKE SYVERSRUD, EARL T. TANTAU, WILLIAM M. TANZOLA, JAMES A.

TARBOX, JOAN TATE, JANE TATE, DON TAYLOR, JON K. TAYLOR, PAUL TAYLOR, W. KEITH TAYLOR, WAYNE S. TEASDALE, JOAN THAYER, THAYERELKE THERWHANGER, PEGGY THOMAS, CLAUDE A. THOMAS, JOHN B. THOMAS, LOUIS F. THOMAS, RICHARD E. THOMPSON, JEAN THOMPSON, JIM THOMSSEN, DARREL THORGEIRSSON, INGIMAR THORNTON, ELWOOD F. TITTINGER, GEORGE J. TOBIN, LARRY TOMLINSON, HOBART C. TOMS, BILL TONERY, DAVID P. TRAINER, LEO F. TRIMBLE, WILLIAM TROJAN, LONNA TROVINGER, KARL F. TRUMPOLT, ROBERT H. TSCHIRGI, CHARLES H. TUCCI, DOROTHY TURNER, DAVID C. TURNER, IVAN L. TYNAN, CRAIG C. ULRICH, KURT J. UNDERWOOD, G. P. URBAIN, DONALD E. URBAN, ROY J. USIS I I I, FELIX M. VAN GOOR, JOHN C. VAN HOOSEN, FRED R. VAN PELT, VINCENT R. VAN TREASE, CHARLES Y. VAN WORMER, WILLARD D. VANDERMEER, HANS M. VANDEVELDE, MARY VODRA, LARRY VOGEL, MARGARITA VOIGTS, BUSCH VOVOLKA, EVELYN WADSWORTH, MURIEL WAESCHLE, CLIFF WAGGONER, EARL R. WAGGONER, WILLIAM C. WAGNER, REES R. WAGNER, ANNA WAHL, MARY WALDO, WALTER J. WALGREN, PAUL

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WALKER, ROBERT T. WALL, ALLAN W. WALLACE, DORIS WALTER, ROBERT .A. WANAMAKER, ROGER WARREN, LARRY WASHBURN, LYNN WASSON, DREW C. WATERHOUSE, A. D. PUCK WATKINS, CHARLES R. WATSON, JAMES F. WAYBRIGHT, GERALD WEAVER, CLAUDE M. WEAVER, LYNN WEEKS, COOPER WEGG, JOHN WEILAND, JR., BARBARA WEILER, RICHARD A. WEIR, VANCE WEISS, EDWIN K. WEITZEL, THOMAS R. WELTON, LARRY WERNER, FREDERICK L. WEST, S. R. WESTON, HOWARD H. WETMORE, STAN WHEELER, HERBERT K. WHITE, ALBERT DAVE WHITE, DAVID M. WHITE, FRED S. WHITE, ROSEMARIE WHITE, SONIA WHITE, VERNAL G. WICKE, FRED M. WIDHOLM, FAY WIDMAYER, MARY JANE WIESE, STEPHEN R. WIGGINS, THOMAS P. WILCOX, DICK WILDER, CHARLES L. WILDMAN, EVERETT L. WILKEN, AL WILLCUTTS, ROBERT S. WILLIAMS, DOROTHY WILLIAMS, EVERETT H. WILMOT, JOHN L. WILSON, HUGH WILSON, JIMMY L. WILSON, PATTY WILSON, WESLEY F. WIND, M. MICHAEL WIRTH, LILLIAN WIRTH, RALEIGH WISE, ANTHONY J. WISE, RICK WITTMAN, CLEM A. WOLF, VICTOR P. WOLFE, E. E. BUD WOLFE, LARRY J.


WOLLF, MARVIN H. WOODEN, Jr., JOHN C. WOODFILL, THOMAS R. WOODRUFF III, HENRY S. WOOLLEY, ROBERT WOOLSEY, BARBARA WORMWOOD, CURTIS WOTIPKA, SYLVIA WRIGHT, JOHN E.

YARKE, M. C. MAL YATES, MARJORIE YOUNG, DIDI YOUNG, FRANK E. YOUNG, ROBERT YOUNG, Jr., HARRY E. YOUNGBLOOD, HENRIETTA YOUNGDAHL, K. B. SKIP ZACHEM, JON N.

ZAMOLYI, LASLO L. ZASIO, ARTHUR R. ZESIGER, KERRY ZIMMERMAN, LUTHER D. ZIMMERS, JOSEPH L. ZINK, JOHN C. ZOLLMANN,J OSEPH J. ZUDIS, RICHARD

IN REMEMBERANCE FLOWN WEST LIST ALL TWA FLIGHT DECK CREW0(0%(56²

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IN REMEMBERANCE IN REMEMBRANCE In the over 70 year history of TWA, flight deck crew members have made, and are still making, a meritorious contribution to TWA. The crewmembers listed hereafter, Captains, First Officers, Flight Engineers, Navigators and Flight Radio Operators were part of this passing parade but are no longer with us. Starting with 1931, they are named in annual groups by the year of their passing. Some had relatively long careers ending with normal retirement or early retirement. For others, it was a very brief career. Note that up to 1952 all deaths were while employed. Dates to the left of the name indicate the years each was on the seniority list. Please advise the TARPA Secretary of any omissions or corrections. . The year of death is uncertain for the 10 listed below. Please help us identify the correct year. YEAR OF DEATH UNCERTAIN 30-40 40-58 30-49 42-51 34-37 31-54 40-57 42-47 28-39 42-44

Ashford, Theodore H. Collier, Clair B. Seyerle, Walter W. Tansey, Herbert W. Thornburg, Jack W. Wade, Joseph R. Wardlaw, Thomas L. Wassenberg, Leo L. Whitney, Fredrick "Doc" Wynn, Edward J.

1931 31-31 Fry, Robert G. 30-31 Mathias, Jesse 1932 30-32 Bowen, John E. 32-32 George, Hal 29-32 Montee, Ralph 1933 31-33 Barcus, W. Glen 31-33 Morgan, Howard K. 30-33 Noe, Earl J. 1935 32-35 Bolton, Harvey F. 31-35 Church, Floyd F. 33-35 Greeson, Kenneth H. 1936 32-36 Burford, Dean W. 32-36 Ferguson Otto 33-36 Lewis Harry C. 1937 32-37 Bohnet, Lawrence F. 35-37 Warwick, Howard E.

36-38 Salisbury, Harry M. 30-38 Snead, Harold B. 36-38 Wallace, Clyde W. 1939 35-37 Cable, John W. 29-39 Hull, Harlan C. 1940 31-32 Berkencamp, Lynn 1941 39-41 Jamison, Walter A. 35-41 Kimball, Wilson F. 33-41 Scott, Percy T.W. 1942 42-42 42-42 40-42 40-42 40-42 35-41 30-42 40-42 39-42 42-42 42-42 42-42 31-42

Brown Arthur M. Currier Clifford Gillette, Morgan A. Hennigh, Glen Roy Jackson, Walter Kimball, Wilson "Skip" Parker, Alton N. Peterson, Warren C. Roscoe, Thomas M. Schultz, John Walter, James W. Wasil, Nick A. Williams, Wayne C.

1943 42-43 35-43 40-43 40-43 40-43 39-43 42-43 36-43 41-43 29-43

Bacon, Everett L. Dally, Benjamin H. Gambee, Harley T. Hedenquist, W. R. "Bill" Howell, Paul P. Knudsen, Max S. Quisenberry, Clyde E. Shafer, George "Hal" Wagner, Theodore M. Zimmerman, Henry J.

1938 29-38 Graves, John D.

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1944 44-44 41-44 42-44 ??-44 29-44 42-44 42-44 35-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 42-44 40-44 ??-44

Bamberger, Thomas L. Bethel, Alford T. Blosom, Kieth M. Byard, N. R. Chiappino, Lawrence J. Curry, A. A. Darst, Rayburn O. Diltz, Henry C. Funkhouser, Robert W. Garber, Charles S. Gill, Disbrow N. Holstom, Albert E. Inman, Roger Latimer, Howard "Lick" Shelton, George E. Smith, George E. Snowden, John P. Welliver, Royce T.

1945 29-45 ??-45 40-45 42-45

Campbell, Milo H. Jahn, Raymond W. Sarles, George A. Schmitz, George

1946 45-46 45-46 42-46 34-46 40-46 45-46 42-46 39-46

Amthor, William E. Herrien, Douglas L. McBride, Walter R Moser, James M. Nilson, Norman A. Semola, Charles C. Staufer, John J. Thompson, J. J.

1947 40-47 40-47 45-47 42-47 42-47 40-47 43-47

Christensen, Emery L. Decampo, Richard R. Heller, Melvin W. Kennedy, Virgil G. McKeirman, Patrick S. Merrick, Richard C. Vollack, Luke J.


IN REMEMBERANCE 42-47 Weeks, Robert E. 42-47 Winkler, Francis K. 1948 31-48 Brill, George W. 1949 27-47 Richter, Paul E. 41-49 Selby, James S. 1950 45-50 46-50 45-50 35-50 35-40 45-50 40-50

Fletcher, David B. Hammitt, Halden J. House, Melvin C. Johnson, Harold A. Pope, Francis Rodecker, Clifford C. Webb, Walton B.

1951 42-51 Boyd, James W. 46-51 Carmichael, Glenn F. 29-51 Welsh, St.Clair "Steve" 1952 43-52 Herndon, Hugh W. 37-47 Mckissack, Thomas 40-52 Strait, Robert G. 1954 53-54 43-54 44-54 47-54 40-54

Atkins, Frederick Dulin, Edward F. Marshall, Edward R. O'Conner, John C. Read, John R.

1955 54-55 51-55 45-55 31-55 45-55 55-55 42-55

Childress Robert, K. Creason, Jesse J. Eubanks, Charles H. Mesker, Douglas "Doc" Quinn, James W. Remple, Sam Hoyt Spong, Ivan R.

1956 52-56 45-56 39-56 42-56 52-56

Allen, Harry H. Breyfogle, Forrest D. Gandy, Jack S. Monckton, Robert F. Ritner, James H.

1957 53-57 Armstrong, Richard P. 48-57 Brune, Arnold A. 34-57 Fredrickson, Paul S.

40-57 Hale, Horton

1964 48-64 63-64 52-64 56-64 45-64

Lowery, Howard W. Nelson, John O. Pakenham, Edward J. Peterson, Morgan M. Slaughter, William A.

1958 53-58 45-58 54-58 1959 55-59 42-59 55-59 27-47 40-59 45-59 33-58 48-59 46-59 48-59 57-59 41-59 48-59 45-59 52-59 33-59

Auge, Aerion L. Davis, Jack Ellis, Frank W. Frye, William "Jack" Grade, Paul S. Helwig, Claude W. Klose, Eugene O. Lee, Russell E. Lueke, Donald A. Lugano, Dante J. McClellan, C. E. Mcmains, Wren M. Powell, John V. Stanton, Harry L. Watters, Delmas E. Williams, Maurice "Mc"

1965 56-65 Barr, Denzel D. 42-65 Shelton, C. "Connie" 33-63 Williams, Lawrence "LM" 1966 35-36 36-66 51-66 42-66 44-65 30-35 46-66 52-66 56-66 66-66

Browne, Levergne W. Dunahoo, Roscoe A. Hepp, Frank H. Howard, William C. Leppert, Newell H. Leroy, Robert S. Leroy, Sidney J. Lotina, Thomas J. Moyer, Francis A. Steele, Thomas E.

1960 53-60 53-60 53-60 56-60 45-60

Bowen, Dean. T. Hensley, Robert R. Luczak, Edwin C. Rosenthal, Leroy L. Wollam, David A.

1961 45-61 40-59 40-46 48-61 42-61 53-61 45-61 55-61

Bonham, Edward D. Bratton, Raymond R. Gailbraith, Claude O. Gregory, John V. . Naletko, Archie A. Newlin, James. C. Sanders, James M. Tarrant, Dale

1962 41-62 55-62 40-60 48-62 57-62 44-62 47-62

Calder, John M. Crist, Francis G. Kenney, William E Kenny, Charles J. Varney, George R. Vinzen, Joseph R. Watson, George B.

1967 65-67 52-67 66-67 56-67 55-67 54-67 40-67 36-67 64-67 64-67 53-67 66-67 45-58 46-67 64-67 36-61 40-67

Binder, Donald N. Cochran, Charles L. Dunlop, Keneth B. Kohlsaat, Karl B. Love, Bernard D. McCarthy, William J. Miller, Harold M. Miller, Chester O. Moyers, Robert P. O'Hearn, John D. Richter, Delmar A. Roades, Jerry L. Roegner, Harold F. Satchell, Norman E. Smith, Thomas E. Southworth, Bernard B. Swartzell, Charles W.

1963 52-63 42-63 28-57 53-63 29-45

Henshal, Robert V. Park, Joseph E. Rice, George K. Sgourakes, Constantine Smith, Ernest

1968 44-66 53-68 64-68 42-68 36-64 40-66 65-68 29-66 42-66 52-68 55-68

Androus, S. "Andy" Baker, Raymond W. Best, David E. Chandler, Edmond T. Cockcroft, Thomas C. Eddington, Harold H. Gorton, Donald J. Gove, Ormand M. Jaekel, Robert G. Lawrence, James M. McCarthy, Robert D.

Coons, John T. Frost, Wayne E. Gleason, Marvin C.

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IN REMEMBERANCE 40-68 Nichols, Grant S. 56-68 Weigle, Wallace F. 66-68 Wesson, William F. 1969 45-69 67-69 45-69 40-69 45-69 68-69 40-67 40-69 40-69 40-69 40-69 45-69 42-69 56-69 64-69

Armstrong, Raymond Baird, Donald B. Bavis, Elwyn J. Gaines, Harry D. Gustavson, John B. Jonke, Frank J. Leohner, Ralph R. Lewis, John W. Lynch, Thomas McFarland, Harry F. Philbin, James J. Sellers, William L. Sigman, Frederick "Sig" Sklarin, Donald O. Wyker, Donald C.

1970 70-70 28-36 44-70 53-70 30-58 53-70 40-63 40-68 60-70 65-70 69-70 45-70 42-69 30-42 36-69 34-59 29-59 38-70

Bullock, Robert E. Burns, Arthur C. Carrington, Warren D. Donnelly, George T. Dowling, William H. Evans, Robert. H. Ford, William H. Myers, Dale M. Oriol, John A. Schmidt, Ronald E. Shaw, Harvey J. Shively, Herbert C. Smith, Myron M. Smith, Albert D. Southard, Jack S. Terry, Donald R. Walsh, John G. White, Bronson

1971 56-71 28-59 65-71 42-71 39-63 40-65 65-71 34-45 44-71 52-71 55-71 42-72 66-71

Burkhardt, Lewis C. Collings, John A. Cullen, Bernard F. Danielson, Leland J. Ewers, Robert E. Foster, Arthur F. “Red” Geren, Michael A. Houle, George L. McConnell, Charles R. Neitzke, Werner K. O'Neill, John H. Sohm, Eugene D. Taylor, Charles B.

1972 45-72 45-69 53-72 57-72 29-53 46-70 53-69 34-47 52-72 43-72 42-72 42-70 43-48 64-72 40-68 55-72 51-72 66-72 47-63 63-72 45-72 40-70 65-72 36-66

Anderson, Ralph G. Armstrong, Raymond Beaudoin, Gerald L. Bentley, William E. Collins, Amos W. Comstock, Andrew H. Cosgriff, Edward J. Devries, William H. Ganek, Edmund J. Henry, Paul R. Holm, Warren G. Kampe, Harry E. Loomis, Robert C. Lugg, Charles M. Nichols, Grant S. Nicholson, John M. Oskirko, Steven Putman, Clifford W. Schubert, James R. Skinner, Howard W. Strake, Frederick R. Thrush, Roy L. Wolfe, David B. Woolsey, Kenneth A.

1973 56-68 42-71 44-73 47-73 42-65 66-73 53-73 35-70 67-73 64-73 45-73 47-73 53-73 43-68 42-68 34-64 65-73 42-73 42-73

Barnum, Earl F. Bast, Orlin W. Baumgartner, William H. Bishop, Gordon H. Dombrowski, Clifford L. Fowler, Jack L. French, Romaine "Larry" Gaughen, Thomas J. Grove, Arthur M. Hanson, Harlan M. Kilgore, Edward E. Larsen, Robert A. Lovelette, Louis H. Lunde, Clarence A. Nichols, Joseph J. Niswander, Francis E. Pierini, Robert F. Rowe, Raymond F. Shurtleff, Merrill A.

1974 53-74 64-69 66-74 55-74 65-74 32-66 42-77 45-74

Bankhead, L. D. Blum, Ronald J. Bosh, Ralph H. Brock, Richard I. Cheshire, Jon L. Hanson, Richard G. Helwig, George F. Holliday, Donald H.

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39-72 56-74 36-63 51-74 66-74 64-74 40-73 29-34 35-67 67-74 35-61 64-74 40-73

Hortman, Norman A. Kalinowskji, James F. Kasper, Stanley M. Keyser, Herbert Kresheck, Leonard W. McCravy, Albert E. Michelson, John A. Rach, Carl W. Robey, Clarence C. Safranek, Thomas C. Stanton, Stanley T. Trainor, John F. Vreeland, Edward J.

1975 52-75 40-67 56-75 40-73 45-75 42-75 53-75 40-70 68-75 31-64 42-66 51-75 67-75 54-75 29-42 58-75 47-74 35-68 52-75 28-54

Allen, Robert S. Bashioum, Jacob C. Bishop, Russell R. Chakerian, Vahrm Chambers, Carl P. Evans, Hugh L. Fitzgerald, Joseph C. Gigstad, Benjamin L. Guneau, Leonard C. Hoblit, Marion L. Kelly, Joseph B. Korn, Seymour Mancini, Louis J. Maxey, Lynold Nelson, Carlyle L. Robertson, Norman W. Southey, Lloyd J. Talbott, Robert H. Wolfel, Kenneth G. Young, Franklin O.

1976 40-74 68-76 27-42 42-76 66-76 60-76 35-48 42-73 40-68 42-68 46-76 70-76 66-76 68-76 68-76 46-76 68-76 46-71 67-76

Adams, Charles H. Baggs, John T. Bellande, Edward A. Brozick, George W. Coleman, John G. Connelly, Robert J. Fairchild, Kenneth C. Feazel, Ernest A. Grant, William H. Hart, Eugene A. Hass, Milton R. Henderson, Edward P. Hensarling, Jack F. Krause, Bryan F. Lagan, Robert E. Lentz, Athol E. Liparulo, Anthony Mrencso, Theodore W. Plattis, Michael L.


IN REMEMBERANCE 40-73 45-65 53-76 66-76 32-33

Pryor, Walter R. Rayn, Walter E. Snyder, William H. Walner, Dennis M. Waterman, Waldo O.

1977 29-46 53-77 49-74 40-67 56-77 46-77 66-77 39-73 64-77 53-77 65-77 45-77 65-77 67-77 53-77 36-47 42-74 29-54 33-45 40-77 51-71 45-72

Andrews, Henry G. Baker, Edwin C. Bone, Robert L. Boyce, Edwin S. Burke, Daniel M. Carter, Sidney R. Crockett, Ernest D. Cushing, Leroy R. Henderson, Donald E. Houk, Marvin E. Hubbell, Richard B. Jones, James M. Kent, Edwin M. Maneilly, David P. McG hee, John G. Meinard, Kenneth R. Morders, Raymond T. Preeg, Felix F. Redpath, Peter H. Schrader, Horace S. Schroeder, William H. Smith, Watrus O.

1978 42-66 54-78 65-78 44-78 47-78 32-74 42-61 29-29 41-63 55-78 48-78 39-74 53-68 48-78 52-78 65-78 53-78 68-78 53-75 45-72

Betz, John A. Bidgood, Wesley C. Block, George W. Butler, Wm. (Tex) Darrow, Joseph C. Doty, William Gates, George "Sy" Guglielmetti, John A. Kinney, Clair R. Leggett, Hubert T. Lichtenberg, Alan S. Lundin, Andrew P. Mitchell, Browning H. Mrensco, Ernest R. Mullinix, John S. Notson, Samuel E. Robison, Hulet L. Terry, John P. Wnuk, Edward J. Yuska, Victor A.

1979 31-62 Campbell, William M. 48-75 Chetwood, Harold W. 40-72 Converse, Lawrence F.

66-79 40-72 30-56 39-68 45-79 42-78 45-79 35-62 42-71 55-79 46-78 45-72 44-79 47-79

Daley, Robert F. Dyer, Thomas W. Eischeid, James O. Gandy, Robert P. Hull, Earle T. Johnson, Charles "Co" Keller, Robert O. Medler, Daniel M. Rimpau, Wallace T. Rodgers, Kenneth A. Sommers, Stanley O. Stanton, Ira "Bud" Suskiewich, Sigmund J. Tuch, George F.

1980 47-79 56-80 42-74 45-75 29-40 57-80 45-79 30-66 35-69 54-80 42-80 47-79 57-80 67-80 43-59 39-72 67-80 42-72 41-70 65-80 30-41

Broderick, Herbert R. Burton, James L. Clark, Rupert .E Copenhaver, Gayle C. Coyle, Orlin W. Fitzsimmons, Robert T. Flathers, George W. Golien, Waldon "Swede" Grabill, W. Fletcher. Gray, Charles R. Guss, Robert G. Hupe, Dale C. Maddox, John W. Meintzer, William C. Rife, Vernon L. Sargent, Frank G. Thomson, William H. Vance, Norton "Mick" Voris, Franklin D. Watkins, Jere E. Wilkins, Ardell M.

1981 45-73 28-63 45-72 53-71 44-69 44-71 52-67 46-72 66-81 29-60 29-60 35-64 53-81 38-71 35-70 45-76 40-73

Bennett, Randall M. Bowen, Melvin O. Brandes, William C. Bretch, Fred L. Carpenter, Miller L. Church, Charles O. Edwards, Ralph D. Elmiger, George A. Fitzgerald, John F. Fleet, Earl W. Gallup, Hylas "Pat" Hess, Harold G. Hunter, Wilbert V. Johnsen, George E. Kruse, Roger H. Malone, John H. Morris, Russell L.

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45-68 40-51 "Pop" 42-68 68-81 45-81 45-71 45-77

Moser, Frederick J. Noftsinger, William Smith,Donald J. "Snuffy" Therrien, Richard F. Timoshik, Frank Williams, Howard C. Williams, Melvin J.

1982 45-79 53-82 64-82 41-73 42-72 40-66 65-82 42-76 53-82 42-64 54-81 38-74 47-79 29-63 64-80 55-82 64-76 40-71 64-82 45-79 56-80 47-72 35-65 42-73 40-67 63-71 56-82 39-71 51-77 42-81 54-82 40-76

Aagesen, Donald C. Burbank, Elliot W. Clark, Robert M. Donaldson, William C. Elliott, Virgil R. Frazey, John L. French, Russell W. Graybill, Thomas R. Hawkings, William R. Hermann, Jack Karn, Carl E. Kassing, Melvin H. Leduc, Donald W. Moffitt, Theodore M. Morgan, James S. Morgan, Robert L. Morgan, Rodger F. Parent, Francis A. Patterson, Robert F. Phillips, John M. Pickett, Daniel Rice, Robert "Bud" Roe, James H. Schrack, Morgan Shields, Robert E. Smith, Wallace E. Tulloch, Donald C. Walker, James M. Welker, Walter C. West, Robert J. Wiley, John N. Zell, Parker R.

1983 55-75 35-65 45-83 53-72 47-81 37-71 41-75 35-64 45-78 39-75 56-83 40-67

Ash,William A. Black, Louis "Russ" Boxberger, Jerome D. Clark, William B. Daehlin, Joseph O. Duncan, Adward D. Finch, Harrison George, John F. Hastings, Richard Hawes, Stephen G. Jones, Charles L. Kennedy, John J.


IN REMEMBERANCE 51-81 Kissick, Paul C. 56-79 Leibengood, William D. 29-64 Lewis, Evan L. 45-83 Lovell, John E. 55-83 Mallano, Leonard J. 40-69 McNaughton, Earl J. 56-83 Overmeir, Herman L. 39-69 Parkinson, A. Max "Parky" 48-78 Raffaniel, Alexander 67-83 Reed, Francis A. 67083 Repak, Harry J. 55-83 Roberts, Raoul "Frank" 47-72 Snyder, Richard E. 58-79 Stevenson, William K. 43-45 Tiburzi, August R. 58-79 Timmons, Jimmie W. 55-83 Werner, Walter J. 53-80 Whisenhunt, Gene L. 53-83 Whitehead, James R. 47-73 Wright, John B. 47-79 Zajicek, Louis F. 1984 65-82 40-69 49-78 52-84 47-84 47-84 53-61 39-71 43-?? 26-64 56-81 64-84 42-79 67-84 45-78 43-81 53-80 46-84 38-70 53-82 35-67 53-83 70-80 39-64 53-?? 29-59 53-82

Beucher, Terence E. Bras, Glenn E. Brodecky, Albin A. Demello, Manuel S. Dubbs, Frank L. Dunn, Bernard M. Duvall, Arthur R. Felt, George S. Fitch, Russell J. Flanagin, Lee Flum, William H. Hoffman, Aloysius J. Jones, Paul J. Kvidera, Michael L. Lansdell, Grenville A. Maguire, George H. Mathews, Wallace C. McGregor, Frank B. Officer, James D. Roach, Henry K. Smith, Donald W. Stoll, Donald R. Updegraff, Billy P. Vance, Aaron "Deacon" Watkins, William N. Weaver, Goodwin "Ted" Whiting, George L.

1985 29-57 Abbott, Clifford V. 40-73 Brubaker, Harley L. 48-79 Buchanan, Dean C.

51-84 64-85 35-65 40-50 48-72 45-78 39-67 35-56 53-83 57-79 68-85 51-83 35-65 45-69 47-79 45-73 47-82 52-84 42-69 41-66

Dalbora, John B. Grote, Gerald A. Grow, Harlow B. Harrington, John E. House, Robert W. Hunt, Joseph B. Imeson, Joseph H. Jacques, Stanley W. Kuester, Kent E. Lundstrom, Russell A. MacDonald, George C. McCallion, John Miller, Wilton B. Murray, Gates N. Saenz, Nelson E. Smith, Francis A. Stahlberg, Paul J. Stuhmer, Donald G. Updike, Stuart F. Vestal, Leon H.

1986 65-86 64-86 34-64 29-64 47-84 45-79 40-72 45-79 39-71 28-56 55-86 53-86 40-72 49-82 55-85 40-66 43-71 40-66 69-86 40-71 45-76 40-60 53-82 52-82 43-71 45-84 33-61 53-84 48-69 53-85 48-70 64-86 45-78 53-83

Anderson, Jerry G. Blais, Richard A. Boqua, Edward Z. Campbell, Harry E. DeSteuben, Edgar R. Duffy, Thomas P. Dunlop, Arthur V. Durham, John C. Heath, Alford D. Holloway, H. H. "Dutch" Hooper, Thomas A. Hoskins, James R. Hylton, Leonard I. Johnson, Warren H. Kaczynski, John E. Kiefer, Orrin "Dixie" Konitz, Harold A. Kreyssler, John D. Long, Robert J. Lundberg, Arnold C. Marvin, Donald Mollineau, C. "Pierre" Nelson. Jesse V. Osborne, James B. Outhwaite, Mark W. Perraud, Lewis "Al" Peterson, Wendell F. Porter, James S. Proctor, Harry D. Renfrew, Luther J. Robaugh, John W. Ruff, James R. Ryan, Lyle T. Schulte, Joseph G.

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64-72 44-76 42-77 56-82 45-79 40-71 42-72

Seal, Adler B. Sharpe, Earl S. Sherwood, Harold W. Siebenaler, Donovan A. Vallee, James H. Vance, Arthur "Babe" Weisheit, Edward R.

1987 47-76 45-71 42-75 51-82 45-71 52-82 42-78 47-72 66-82 40-75 47-84 47-84 40-71 44-72 66-87 38-71 42-66 46-76 68-87 48-59 66-87 40-67 52-85 38-73 70-87 41-76 38-71 66-87 44-83 45-74

Alpers, Lowell R. Billman, Louis E. Dobberteen, John L. Dollens, Kirtley B. Doty, Mahlon J. Dougherty, Paul "Doc" Doyle, John R. Durlin, Gordon H. Griffin, John H. Halperin, David Helphingstine, Ralph Hrstka, Virgil J. Hulburd, John B. James, Virgil C. Jesse, Tamarh S. Kalman, Irwin Keele, Lyman W. Kidd, Klayton H. McNamara, John P. Mielke, Kenneth W. Overman, Robert E. Perrin, William A. Perry, Jack W. Polizzi, James J. Scott, Patrick R. Shoemaker, William B. Smith, Louis J. Jesse, Tamarh S. Trischler, Richard C. Woodall, Charles C.

1988 42-79 29-65 54-76 45-82 35-70 56-88 38-47 34-65 56-87 56-85 45-76 42-80 66-83 27-46 38-74

Albertson, Robert S. Bartles, Joe S. Blase, Eugene P. Clay, Alfia J. Dunn, Raymond A. Ghiorsi, Walter J. Graham, James "Dee" Heideman, Richard A. Jackson, Mederith H, Jones, Davie W. Lindsly, Earl McPherson, Joseph Miller, Paul W. Morehouse, Silas A. Nelson, Arthur


IN REMEMBERANCE 45-78 36-70 56-74 33-61 47-84 64-86 40-46 56-86 44-71 88-88

Runkle, Billy B. Saunders, William I. Smearman, Daniel J. Smiley, Walton H. Stout, Walter B. Thudium, John D. Vaughan, Everett H. Vovolka, John O. Watts, Leroy J. Zaeske, Todd A.

1989 66-89 32-33 46-76 45-82 35-63 47-83 63-89 29-48 40-68 55-85 42-80 65-80 53-85 40-68 65-87 56-85 33-64 40-77 43-77 45-77 40-82 66-83 ??-?? 40-71 45-76 41-65 47-78 45-78 56-85 66-83 45-82 53-88 51-84 45-58 53-85 44-80 42-70 41-71 42-67 45-75 40-72 42-44 47-81

Altman, Ronald M. Ballard, Walter R. Bartlett, Robert D. Bennett, Julian B. Blackburn, Harold F. Blakemore, William H. Boyter, Henry J. Bryan, Otis F. Buchanan, James D. Burke, Joseph L. Burnham, Jack E. Conley, Richard L. Conley, Thomas A. Cowan, Maynard L. Dando, Victor W. Daubs, Jack G. Dick, Russell J. Eberts, Byron A. Gracy, Salvatore J. Grimes, Dudley G. Hansen, Howard A. Hood, John A. Hosak, Edgar R. Kachner, Harold J. Kallina, Edmund F. Knudsen, Wilbur M. Lehto, Arnold A. Little, Jesse W. McCollum, Lloyd L. Oliver, James T. Olson, Vernon J. Regan, Leo A. Rider, Charles M. Rigdon, Melvin Ryan, William L. Schaeffer, Norman E. Stone, Burdick Storck, Gale A. Swayne, Howard M. Thomson, Donald E. Weaver, Ross C. Ward, Thomas A. Whitney, Clayton L.

1990 45-78 45-78 55-89 74-90 48-75 40-67 29-31 47-73 48-72 51-80 48-84 53-84 48-79 44-56 42-84 64-87 42-70 52-63 38-67 27-45 65-90 53-85 45-84 47-82 42-69 45-78 53-83 66-90 52-89 53-86 65-90 47-70 45-79 45-73 51-83 53-87 53-78 55-84 42-76 47-83 67-90 45-81 45-75 46-82 45-85 51-81 44-71 38-66 42-68 49-78 45-74 43-59 45-69 45-75

Adams, John O. Adams, Julian R. Anderson, Coleman W. Atkins, Terry D. Atkinson, Bateman Berry, Elmer L. Blaney, Kenneth Buchholz, Walter F. Carey, James E. Carraher, Joseph F. Cooper, Robert G. Craw, Clifford C. Daltow, Joe A. Eggiman, Arthur J. Evans, John R. Gaines, Walter "Dan" Garrett, Ruby D. Glover, Bernard L. Gorman, Elmer G. Goss, Lewis W. Hagen, Robert A. Hutchins, Thomas Huttenberg, Allen J. Johnson, William H. Jones, Frank L. Kiefer, John A. King, Donald E. Leno, Raymond R. Lokey, Charles M. Longwish, Robert D. Mansfield, John W. McCaul, Frank L. McKenzie, Donald E. McMills, Charles R. Mehrman, John M. Minesci, John Naveaux, Clifford B. Norris, Richard S. Powk, John E. Rapattoni, James P. Reitz, Edward R. Rhodes, John F. Smith, Orville B. Strickland, Edgar L. Thompson, Paul Troup, Quincy A. Walker, Jake C. Welch, Lawrence K. Wells, Edward L. Westfall, Kennedy G. Williams, Billy N. Williams, Hubert F. Wooley, Charles B. Yokel, Ralph F.

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1991 55-89 48-81 44-45 63-87 42-74 89-91 46-65 46-68 55-87 40-81 39-71 36-65 53-84 40-76 67-85 47-82 64-81 42-72 35-64 42-72 36-67 33-67 42-83 53-83 58-89 36-65 68-91 56-86 42-72 42-72 65-90 45-77 47-81 37-69 51-82 42-77 56-90 45-75 55-84 45-75 39-70 66-85 53-84 53-82 65-89

Bettinger, Claude M. Boland, Edward R. Bohsen, Victor P. Burke, John J. Conner, Jack B. Czeskleba, Thomas C. Edwards, Floyd D. Frank, Joseph J. Glazier, Francis M. Gwin, Robert H. Hawkins, Walter M. Heath, Delbert W. Hefflinger George W. Hendrix, James M. Heywood, Richard J. Holmes, James L. Jensen, Wesley E. Kirkpatrick, Melvin E. Klotz, Alexis A. Kohman, Gordon A. Kuhn, David B. Larson, Robert M. Lattimore, John Lewis, Carleton L. Linzay, Robert E. Magden, John L. Manelski, Lee F. Michel, Robert W. Middlekauf, Robert H. Moughler, Virgil L. Norton, James E. Obertino, James A. Ownby, Roy K. Rae, Roger D. Ramey, Harold E. Ressegger, William J. Schroeder, Wilbur "Red" Smith, Criswell C. Smitke, Matthew R. Stahl, Adrian "Tony" Strachan, Seth S. Vondohren, Dave O. Wells, Fred W. Williams, Aubrey P. Woods, William J.

1992 45-81 53-84 47-83 40-69 39-69 40-77

Alexander, James L. Bliss, Lewis L. Bramscher, Kenneth A. Brick, Albert A. Cooper, Bertrand M. Cummings, Robert H.


IN REMEMBERANCE 64-89 42-80 64-92 42-68 47-67 42-78 55-80 45-72 45-82 64-88 51-74 45-70 52-83 45-82 42-79 33-66 58-87 64-92 45-81 42-75 65-92 57-87 40-71 42-80 90-?? 52-82 45-81 47-82 54-80 44-72 42-78 48-78 36-70 48-83 64-86 68-92 59-86 53-84 40-72 45-71 68-92 45-78 52-80 42-72 51-86 67-92 64-92 53-82

Cushing, Paul R. Eaton, Edward E. Edgar, Ronald N. Edwards, Eddie A. Edwards, Marc W. Everhart, Thomas G. Faber, Frederick C. Fisher, Jacob Flournoy, Richard C. Ford, Richard A. Gilbertson, John J. Glaeser, Ernest H. Graver, John T. Hancock , Robert E. Hanson, Willard M. Harlin, John E. Hudgins, Donald W. Hutchinson, Charles R. Jekel, Harold "Lee" Johnston, Alva L. Lane, Daniel N. Mackey, Joseph T. McCarty, Paul T. McCombs, Joseph S. Meadows, Robert J. Mitchell, John E. Morris, Meade "Max" Murray, John R. Page, Roy D. Painter, Myron R. Petry, Loren V. Pierce, Hugh O. Piper, William F. Pugh, Robert F. Renfro, Thorne C. Rezek, William V. Robey, Douglas E. Seiwert, Herbert C. Selby, David C. Shade, Carl H. Shields, Byron F. St Lawrence, Mitchell Stapler, John B. Stewart, Cyrus E. Stitt, Donald K. Twitt, William H. Webb, Robert E. Williams, John G.

1993 42-75 47-77 64-91 42-76 44-75 36-67

Akin, Harold W. Audette, Robert J. Baker, Roger D. Barrett, William G. Beucher, Charles L. Billings, Edwin O.

45-81 47-80 46-79 42-79 67-93 42-74 58-86 47-81 39-89 51-76 66-85 47-77 44-80 45-78 41-79 53-82 43-79 42-81 44-79 53-76 60-90 45-76 34-66 41-74 35-65 51-74 45-76 40-70 69-92 39-69 68-85 48-81 42-76 46-79 51-83 47-81 53-84 67-93 42-75

Bissonette, Riley F. Bonn, Francis W. Brubaker, Robert E. Buehler, Wilbert F. Burke, William J. Connick, Charles "Spud" Delano, Robert L. Dill, Charles S. Dunlop, William C. Ewing, Daniel F. Fordon, Jerome R. Frey, William R. Hempel, Richard L. Jones, Cecil L. Kline, Willis E. Larson, Robert W. Lore, Eugene Ludwig, Richard E. McConaghy, Burton L. Moeller, William A. Nickerson, Robert M. Nunn, John E. Olson, Lloyd W. Orr, H. Dayton Overman, Robert E. Phelps, Leroy L. Prather, Vernon L. Pusey, Ralph L. Quinn, William J. Schnaubelt, John I. Smart, Loran L. Smith, Roland O. Smith, Leroy N. Spencer, Lyle A. Thompson, Lewis W. Twohy, William H. Volin, Robert J. Wagner, Robert J. Wright, Harold L.

1994 42-75 45-73 53-88 45-80 89-94 66-91 66-92 45-82 37-74 51-76 45-72 45-76 42-75 53-73 64-91

Archer, John B. Bassford, Stephen A. Blesch, William F. Burrell, William E. Bury, Carl D. Carlson, Bill L. Coleman, Grant O. England, George W. Evans, John L. Friday, Charles R. Fritts, Amos E. Gay, George H. Granger, Stanley Gulick, Armand W. Heald, William K.

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Henderson, Gerald O. Herendeen, Bob D. Herman, William R. Hodges, Marvin L. Hollar, Phil S. Hood, Braymer C. Howell, Gail A. Jackson, George E. Johnson, Rickard L. Koltvet, Bernard Kulp, Clarence E. Kutner, Morton Lehrer, David G. Lloyd, Bernard M. Lyon, Ivan D. Malvick, Warren G. Maris., John M. McFerren, Phares Milford, Robert F. Motil, John Oswald, James R. Phillips, Arthur B. Philpott, James A. Quinlivan, Donald J. Schemel, Gerhard M. Sonnemann, William R. Specht, Leonard J. Stites, Jack E. Sumerwell, Frederick R. Thomas, David W. Vail, Ernest D. Venable, Charles O. Waltz, Paul R. Wells, Ray G. Ziman, Steve A.

1995 64-92 45-80 53-83 47-65 46-87 59-90 54-70 51-85 53-83 51-77 66-92 45-80 43-84 48-80 67-95 67-95 40-?? 43-77 29-62

Barnes, Richard M. Bickett, Kenneth R. Brandt, Lowell D. Branson, Richard R. Bushey, William J. Carlson, Kenneth S. Carr, John P Carl, Joseph W. Cherry, Robert J. Cook, Carlas Cook, Kenneth W. Cook, Louis G. Davis, Ray W. Davis, William R. Fraenckel, Alan B. Gattis, Bobbie L. Gilson, Herbert E. Gurney, Karol J. Hall, Howard E.


IN REMEMBERANCE 67-91 53-83 53-78 52-84 45-76 46-76 42-79 53-85 51-92 64-87 40-68 56-85 63-92 45-83 66-95 67-90 44-74 89-90 68-95 67-83 52-80 44-74 36-66 46-78 45-81 65-84 52-86 45-75 49-85 45-75 45-76 45-78 55-88 45-85 51-84 42-77 45-77 48-81 60-92 66-95 45-78 38-78

Hayes, John R. Hildebrand, John C. Hill, Claude E. Horn, Clarence R. Huntsinger, Richard A. Johnson, Weldon S. Jury, Elmer F. Kaltenbach, William A. Kiburis, Alfred A. Kruger, Robert H. Lambert, Gordon W. Lavelle, Wayne F. Lincoln, Edward F. Long, George W. Lunceford, Disque D. Mandigo, James A. Manning, Robert F. Maxwell, James A. McCormick, John M. Miller, Roland R. Miller, Joseph C. Montgomery, John M. Neumann. Harold E. Perrotta, Michael W. Reed, Victor Richards, Donald C. Rollison, James R. Sessi, Arthur R. Solomon, Phillip Spence, Seborn J. Straw, Eugene W. Street, William J. Taylor, Golden "Jay" Thompson, Van H. Thoralsen, Alden J. Townsend, Willis B. Van Etten, Roy W. Van Ausdell, Robert C. Willard, Gordon G. Williams, Robert E. Woods, Carroll "Cd" Zimmerman, William A.

1996 56-78 44-75 56-87 47-82 46-80 64-86 40-76 58-91 65-91 35-64 56-89 66-96

Arbon, Edwin R Barnard, John W. Baxter, Ferrell L. Beighlie, "Richey" Bixby, Rex V. Boege, William R. Borges, John N. Bradin, Richard E. Brown, Stanford L. Busch, Frank E. Caba, James R. Campbell, Richard G.

45-80 40-82 65-96 54-87 48-73 66-96 40-62 42-77 44-77 67-96 90-96 55-90 53-74 65-96 52-91 53-84 47-84 45-76 53-82 42-78 42-83 64-92 58-84 44-78 41-71 65-96 54-80 53-80 96-96 56-83 42-78 88-91 42-78 45-80 45-76 55-72 45-86 65-96 44-76 44-76 53-82 64-91 53-79 51-81 65-90 42-62 44-76 43-48 67-96 63-96 65-92 56-81 53-82 51-84 42-76 53-78

Cavanaugh, Edward L. Chianese, Herbert A. Chituk, Jon Clarke, Robert C. Corey, Stanley B. Croft, Bert C. Davenport, "Jack" C. Davis, Charles E. Drew, George E. Ekleberry, William D. Eshleman, Douglas A. Fiser, Jesse A. Forrest, Robert V. Gough, Donald E. Greco, Michael R. Guzik, Roman G. Hall, Ernest V. Hansen, Raymond A. Harkins, William J. Henline, Henry H. Higgins, William G. Jennings, Gordon A. Jewett, James B. Justman, Louis Kadoch, Robert A. Kevorkian, Ralph G. Kieper, Robert H. Kobylack, John A. Krick, Oliver Lakin, John B. Landes, Jack Leming, William K. Leonardo, Joseph Lewelling, Alfred .B Mangus, James E. McDonald, Joseph R. McGreevy, Wallace F. Miller, Gid Minske, Donald H. Montgomery, Robert T. Moore, Cyril J. Morrisey, James F. Opel, Frederick N. Parker, Blakeslee B. Parsons, Gary L. Pennock, Edward G. Phippen, Melvin C. Ramsey,Eugene S. Rapp, Michael W. Reichardt, Ronald G. Reinwald, Neal O. Richardson, Wayne W. Risting, Melvin D. Schaefer, Richard P. Scribner, Maxwell M. Smith, Leo M.

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Snyder, Steven E. Sollmann, Robert E. Stott, John W. Stuart, Donald C. Testrake, John L. Tomlinson, Daniel W. Trimble, William L. Verhaeghe, Rick L. Weber, Phillip M.

1997 45-68 51-83 32-73 40-74 45-78 64-90 40-65 66-79 39-72 41-74 51-81 56-78 40-76 65-91 53-86 67-97 45-78 46-75 45-74 56-76 53-77 66-97 42-69 39-74 45-74 53-83 52-82 46-57 67-92 42-71 46-85 39-71 53-83 55-90 69-92 40-76 67-89 40-77 64-81 64-87 36-65 45-77 43-68 42-76 49-74

Artz, Ernest H. Ball, Stuart E. Beaton, Andrew O. Beck, Richard H. Berlette, Leland G. Bernal, Daniel A. Bracken, Paul Brush, Edward B. Carper, Norwood G. Chapman, Ivan M. Chrisman, Edmund W . Close, Roy G. Colburn, Richard R. Collins, John Corbett, James E. Crobarger, John C. Deitchman, William C. Dietrich, Harrison S. Dyer, J. W. "Chick" Gallup, Roger H. Gardner, Mervin E. Glover, Bobby W. Graham, John L. Hagins, John C. Hendricks, Earle L. Hoveland, Willard G. Huss, Thomas Jarvis, William R. Joos, Walter C. Kidd, Kenneth M. Lusk, Alvin M. Mackrille, Alfred E. McClure, Robert L. McGinnis, Charles W McSherry, Douglas K. Metro, Frank A. Moir, Douglas S. Mueller, Robert B. Noah, Kendall L. Ottmann, James K. Pastorius, Fred R. Payne, Paul H. Pettigrew, Bruce C. Rea, William Reynolds, Ivan G.


IN REMEMBERANCE 44-72 56-91 51-84 56-92 67-97 42-75 42-80 54-83 67-90 85-97 41-78 41-73 48-73

Roddy, Casimir A. Schnebelt, Eugene L. Schriber, Raymond J. Seward, John A. Shade, Philip D. Spain, David S. Strickler, Charles D. Thune, Robert Watkins, Richard C. Watson, Mark D. Wirth, Howard Wolf, Everett C. Wood, John E.

1998 46-78 42-74 56-90 52-73 42-73 53-83 66-92 46-77 40-71 55-88 53-83 51-76 68-98 57-86 38-69 60-92 64-86 40-55 42-77 40-71 40-83 52-86 44-74 65-97 45-79 60-81 64-87 49-85 45-74 53-59 40-69 53-85 45-78 66-92 45-76 42-78 52-83 41-72 56-80 40-73 49-76

Allin, Dean L. Allman, Robert O. Anderson, Carl A. Bracy, Robert M. Brandt, Jay E. Bruce, Stanley J. Bullock, Michael E. Bushy, Sellwood C. Carr, Joseph P. Coote, John W. Coughran, James E. Crickman, William B. Cundiff, Olin B. Dorwart, William Duvall, George C. Eckols, James A. Eddleman, Gilbert H. Ericson, Orville L. Firebaugh, Robert C. Flanagan, William M. Gehlert, John C. Geisert, Leroy J. Hanson, Omar L. Herrman, Robert J. Hoffman, James E. Jones, Ralph M. Joseph, Howard R. Kappler, Bernard J. Kistler, Orian J. Lamer, Donald O. Leland, S. Tudor Locke, Lyle N. Lundstrom, Lars B. McConaghy, Rex B. McMahon, Edward J. Miller, John W. Miller, George H. Miller, William Morgan, Gilbert E. Morris, Cecil T. Mueller, James R.

32-72 36-74 55-83 65-91 43-82 40-71 40-70 35-64 52-85 42-72 29-62 45-71 68-91 51-85 45-74 68-98 52-87 48-86 35-60 52-83 68-84 46-81 42-77 53-84 59-89

Munger, Lester D. Newman, Glenn E. Nolen, Cyril L. Norton, Richard D. Obrien, Harry S. Picotte, Robert W. Pinel, Rene C. Proctor, Robert Rager, Terrence R. Richardella, Raymond A. Richardson, Fred G. Ripple, Elton A. Roach, Ronald G. Ross, Carl M. Ruff, Elmus L. Schull, James B. Schultz, Philip S. Sorensen, Norman L. Springer, Charles R. Stamp, Harry L. Stout, Stephen P. Turner, William V. Twyford, George T. Whitford, Paul H. Williams, Clarence T.

1999 42-70 56-89 45-72 42-80 55-88 49-81 47-81 45-81 56-90 44-79 65-98 51-77 55-89 48-77 43-75 56-78 64-86 54-83 43-72 40-82 45-85 88-99 65-99 51-79 44-82 58-81 35-75 64-86 53-79

Benner, John W. Bickett, Joseph L. Brown, George J. Brown, Joseph A. Cain, Richard B. Capin, Guy E. Clark, John L.. Conaway, Roy W. Connell, James B. Cooper, William S. Costello, Thomas J. Crimmins, Thomas L. Curtis, Carlyle K. Davis, Curtis J. Defabry, Arthur G. Delta, Daniel L. Duft, William M. Faulds, Richard W. Gallatin, Harry C. Goldthorpe, Roger Greer, William H. Grimard, Geoffrey T. Hargis, Marsh W. Hastings, Harold T. Heinrich, Harry E. Housewright, Sylvester Hubbard, Lloyd E. Immel, Walter J. Koch, David H.

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Lake, Bryan A. Laurin, Lester H. Laursen, Vernon L. Lydic, John M. Marble, Avery Mesedahl, Melvin A. Minshall, William P. Mooney, Ronald F. Moonly, John L. Moorhead, Leigh S. Myers, Russell P. Nelson, Richard T. Nichols, Horace E. Noland, Ray A. Ottewill, Herbert A. Ramsey, Neuman E. Riani, Gerald J. Ridgway, Kenneth W. Roquemore, Donald V. Rupert, Billy L. Schmidt, Donald R. Shoalts, Allen D. Smith, Charles H. Stettler, Anthony E. Stuessi, Beverly K. Tarbox, William H. Thomas, Lawrence W. Thomas, Thomas Towner, William H. Tracy, Leonard J. Vance, James R. Wagner, Charles W. Ward, Harry H. Waterman, Irving H. Wheeler, James W. Wherley, Richard E. Widholm, Robert W. York, Wayne H.

2000 52-84 Altemus, Robert C. 47-83 Ammann, Donald W. 66-98 Anderson, Gary A. 42-80 Anderson, Richard F. 66-90 Arbogast, Jerry T. 54-83 Barker, Arthur E. 64-87 Belgum, Arnold L. 65-90 Booth, James A. 69-79 Bradley , Steven W. 52-84 Carr, Robert B. 45-84 Carroll, Thomas H 73-00 Chambers, Charlie 45-79 Cole, Robert P 65-92 Coleman, George F 45-78 Conway, Malcolm J 48-86 Conway, Richard E


IN REMEMBERANCE 64-96 Cosgrove, Lawrence 65-92 Cullen, William P 55-71 Dack, Franklin D 39-70 Day, Robert 42-76 Doherty, Kenneth A 45-00 Earley, Robert J 54-83 Edmonds, Milford 67-00 Fox, Franklin J 51-83 Froelich, James M 40-72 Gerow, Eugene 45-74 Hackley, Bert W 45-83 Hammitt, Clare B 52-84 Harter, Ralph D 53-83 Helm, Ralph M 40-77 Hincks, Lyle R 45-83 Host, John L 48-72 Hulme, Ernest 53-83 Hunzeker, Harold R 52-87 Jacobs, West C 47-84 Jones, Elmo D 51-82 Jones, Eugene W 45-77 Kondak , Edward S 42-80 Lowell, Vernon W 69-00 McPartlin, Frederick S 53-85 Milam, William T 56-86 Moorman, William L 51-86 Olson, Russell E 39-71 Pretsch, Ernest 55-88 Ralston, Ronald C 46-78 Rankin, John W 65-92 Rawding, Bruce J 51-86 Sanford , Charles R 61-88 Scherer, Edward D 53-85 Seaborg, George A 55-87 Smith, Adrian R 45-79 Smith, Albert E 67-92 Smith, Dennis W 54-88 Smith, James D 45-77 Stambook, Richard E. 58-86 Sullivan, Dan F. 64-96 Sullivan, Thomas E. 40-72 Thomson, John E. 44-81 Todd , Carlton W. 44-86 Tuttle, Charles 44-80 Wielt, Bud E. 42-83 Wilson Joseph L. 52-86 Yates, Keith E. 2001 45-74 40-76 39-70 45-80 53-82 53-83 56-84

Anderson, John H. Asire, Jack B. Babson, Robert G. Betts, Edward G. Brooks, Darwin G. Brown, William Cooper, David L.

48-89 68-81 65-98 52-85 53-74 53-84 67-91 62-86 65-85 42-82 42-80 53-82 46-73 53-89 53-92 47-82 64-92 51-82 45-85 45-85 35-76 40-79 55-86 40-68 65-95 35-67 67-99 48-75 42-80 67-94 53-87 53-75 40-75 42-74 55-86 47-76 64-92 55-71 64-91 47-70 65-91 48-80 42-83 44-76 53-83 42-75 66-91 42-81 55-86 45-73 68-96 54-92 52-81 48-74 42-80 56-80

Dawson, Richard M. Dengler, Dieter Falluco, Salvatore J. Frawley, Joseph P. Gastrich, Henry E. Gilgin, Francis J. Goff, Ewing P. Hancock, Henry L. Handley, Charles W. Harris, Joseph J. Heckman, Ronald A. Heigle, Raymond F. Hellar, Richard C. Hibbeler, George A. Higgins, Marshall Holden, Verl M. Homer, Albert C. Hough, John J. Humbles, Alfred T. Johnson, Harry W. Judd, William F. Karlson, Marvin H. Kenny, Richard J. Kieffer, John J. Koch, Manfred P. Kratovil, Charles J. Laux, Jerome J. Mansolillo, Louis Marks, Kenneth F. Matthews, Willard P. McIntyre, James A. Moffett, Meredith J. Morrison, John R. Niven, John W. Paulson, George N. Penfield, Roderic K. Petlak, Nestor Poppert, Eddie L. Rast, Jacob P. Rathert, Paul F. Reid, James R. Robertson, Bruce R. Robertson, Jack N. Robertson, John D. Ryan, George F. Schmidt, Arthur R. Schoonover, Russell Shank, George E. Sherard, James R. Smith, David O. Smith, Roland F. Stright, Tracy M. Sullivan, Gordon T. Therwhanger, John N. Toop, George C. Trepas, Stanley R.

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Tunder, Joseph R. Urbas, Adolph M. Valentine, Floyd Webb, Joe M. Weber, Robert G. Weyrich, Jack G. Whitcomb, James W. Widmayer, Theophiel H Willis, Harry H. Wischhusen, John R. Wolfe, William W.

2002 53-83 56-86 45-78 47-80 45-80 53-76 47-83 44-79 47-83 53-81 67-94 64-89 45-77 45-78 47-84 44-76 66-98 30-69 66-95 46-82 44-76 66-92 64-90 57-75 46-83 52-81 45-79 41-70 49-88 69-86 45-88 54-83 45-77 46-86 54-88 46-87 65-99 52-82 57-87 48-81 53-88 42-79

Bauman, William L Berry, Charles A. Bradford, Gerard Brome, Denton E. Budris, Stanley J. Beck, Thomas E. Clark, Jack E. Crede, Joseph T. Dahl, Jack F. Davies, David M. Dorsey, James E. Fausett, Norman L. Gardyan, Edward Gowling, Robert M. Grandsaert, Alphonse Hall, Edward A. Henderson, Brian W. Hereford, Edgar T. Higgins, James T. Hines, Charles E. Ives, Lloyd M. Jackson, Ronald H. Jamieson, Jamie Jenkins, Burris Kostyk, Michael Mankin, Jack C. Mariani, Samuel H. McReynolds, Robert A. Meyer, Elmer W. Muller, Robert P. Nealis, Donald L. Nichols, William Parker, Richard A. Pytel, Stanley Ralston, Donald J. Rice, Charles C. Robinson, R. Ray Scahill, James P. Schneider, Joe N. Schreffler, Perry A. Shotwell, James H. Simpkins, Roy L.


IN REMEMBERANCE 46-82 64-99 46-78 47-82 55-80 42-74 65-94 49-84 55-84 44-74 57-83 42-80 40-77 47-81 42-81

Sinderson, James E. Smiley, Jim D. Smith, Frank C. Smith, Franklin L. Sonne, Ernest H. Sperry, Glenn H. Stedman, Robert W. Stewart, William D. Wallace, Donald E. Wetherbee, Max Wittle, Elwood I. Wolf, Laurence Wollenberg, Albert W. Young, Donald F. Youngblood, Wm. M.

2003 67-79 66-93 39-70 53-86 46-83 53-86 65-91 65-91 42-77 47-82 65-92 69-91 59-90 55-86 45-79 29-33 64-90 63-86 64-99 56-88 45-78 53-83 66-89 48-77 68-02 44-77 51-73 63-00 45-77 42-82 45-82 45-78 53-83 44-76 47-85 45-84 45-78 49-91 45-73

Andreoni, Orlando Ashwood, Thomas M. Austin, Fred L. Ayers, John A. Borghese, Gus Bossard, Clifton A. Bostrom Jr., Frank P. Brattlof, Merrill H. Breen, Edward H. Brickner, Robert H. Brindley, Michael W. Buerckholtz, Edw. A. Carpenter, John W. Casterlin, George R. Chandler, Albert A. Charles, Ralph Cutler, Keith A. Dawe, Thomas L. Dawkins Jr., William L. Denney, Edison L. Derickson, Russell G. Donahue, Donald M. Dorrell, Donald E. Elder, John A. Eversman, Donald R. Exum, E. E. Ferguson, John Floeter, Joseph R. Fowler, Raymond B. Girard, Lawrence A. Grinter, Donald E. Grisamer, William H. Ham, Jr., Meredith Hammonds, James W. Hargis, Gordon W. Hinton, George A. Hogan, Curg H. Holzthum, Karl Hoyt, Harry G.

51-84 52-82 45-81 59-82 48-75 46-85 52-84 45-79 30-72 45-74 45-81 64-97 65-91 66-93 51-89 66-96 44-78 51-80 72-02 54-90 48-80 59-85 45-75 41-75 65-90 56-90 56-88 42-70 54-86 56-73 40-70 66-98 64-89 62-91 56-85 56-86 43-75 51-87 45-75 53-82 42-75

Hunt, Bryce B. Jaynes, Harold Johnson, Carl W. Johnson, Edwin Jonasson, Ernest G. Kagiliery, James Z. Kane, Robert C. Kenley, David C. Korf, Earl Koughran, John P. Lachenmaier, Robt. W. Langley, James N. Lieding, Harold E. McWhorter, Jeffrey T. Moore, James D. Murchland, Gayle J. Murphy, Arthur J. Newton, Jerry L. Paquet, Dale G. Reese, William Reithner, Robert M. Robey,Steven C. Roeder, Gilbert M. Rouge, John Saunders, Peter J. Savicz, Joseph G. Schulte, John B. Schulz, Homer B. Sebolt, Charles E. Sharpe, William L. Soule, John H. Stephan, Charles F. Stevens, Clifford H. Sullivan, Michael D. Thompson, Charles W. Vorgias, Phillip Weibel, Eugene A. Wendel, Robert J. Woodruff, Jasper W. Wulfers, Albert N. Young, Benjamin L.

2004 40-71 42-72 52-82 44-80 55-86 42-74 36-78 55-85 48-73 65-04 51-77 65-93 44-80

Ainsworth, Woodrow L. Arbuthnot, George N. Bastianelli, John M. Bitar, Joseph R Boden, Eugene R. Carlson, John A. Carneal, Walter E. Cochran, James L. Creswell, Joseph A. Dahl, James A. Dowd, Robert E. Doyle, Cyril W. Eads, James R.

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Fitch, Thomas Gawrilow, George Gerling, Robert J. Gosen, Raymond Gough, Robert W. Green, Clarence E. Hall, Clarence Hamilton, Jess G. Hanson, Osborne H. Hemstead, Robert Hippe, Kenneth G. Hoesel, Charles R. Holland, Tommie L. Jacobson, Donald Johnson,William C. Kampsen, Urban J. Krasow, Edward Lamprell, James A. Lawson, charles F. Lee, Otis G. Livingston, Justin W. Lock, Ronald G. Luckey, Samuel M. Lytle, Neal A. Mabrey, Robert E. Manning, Melvin J. Mateychak, John McMillon, Charles P. Meagher, James F. Metcalf, Cony B. Myers, Bernard J. Nielsen, Richard V. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Day, Lawrence Parsley, George R. Phillips, Glen R. Poquette, Theodore S. Quinn, John J. Rawlings, Bernard W. Rideout, John D. Roszyk, Francis X. Routh, Robert W. Schildberg, Cecil W. Smith, Ermon W. Teasdale, Kenneth R. Theriot Jr., Simon Thompson, Charles E. Tilton, Allan P. Vincent, Galen S. Walsh, James F. Zesiger, William J.

Anderson, Thomas W. Applegate, Lawrence H. Baker, Jack L. Beede, John L.


IN REMEMBERANCE 67-00 66-90 68-03 45-82 48-75 66-98 42-72 54-78 58-91 61-79 56-86 56-84 46-73 66-89 47-81 40-41 51-87 67-92 40-78 52-84 67-87 42-84 56-85 69-03 47-92 64-91 66-90 45-80 37-76 40-70 42-76 42-79 60-92 47-83 39-70 56-91 45-79 44-75 53-83 39-70 56-86 47-80 53-86 41-72 65-92 99-05 48-80 53-83 42-75 65-90 47-77 42-80 56-88 44-76 41-72 51-82

Bergeron, Alan A. Blochowitz, Roland A. Borberg, Robert M. Boyd, Benjamin M. Bradley, Norman T. Brenan, Michael H. Brister, Roy E. Cameron, Donald J. Christiansen, Robert -. Christofferson, Melvin C. Crawford, Wilbur D. Crawford, William F. Crow, Lofton D. Cusic, Homer S. Dickey, William E. Dioguardi, Orestes J. Dolan, Eugene J. Eilertsen, Peter K. Falkner, George E. Flaherty, Lloyd W. Floyd, Jerry H. Frier, James A. Garrett, Bobby H. Garrett, Lawrence N. Girard, Claude . Gross, Robert W. Harkins, William F. Harpster, John W. Horstman, Marvin M. Jenkins, Francis E Johnson, Darrel V Johnson, Frank G. Johnson, Scott O. Jones, Frank H. Knudsen, Alvin R. Kropp, Robert E. Krumbach, Otto A. Kuhlman, Douglas E. Kuhlmann, Henrick Laakso, Edward O. Lawson, Robert W. Leach, Joel A. Lengel, Roger I. Leypoldt, Miles K. Malasky, Chester W. Mandel, Andrew A. Matheny, Volney D. Matney, Robert E. McMinn, William D. McWilliams, John A. Mehalick, John V. Miller, Dean W. Myers, Edwin D. Neja, Theodore J. Norris, Robert E. North, Lorren R.

53-82 55-89 46-82 40-75 51-78 56-90 47-81 53-82 46-73 45-81 74-05 44-74 67-90 56-87 80-05 47-85 48-82 42-77 39-76 53-85 45-81 48-78 53-86 42-77 39-75 60-87 65-98

Paxton, James E. Pew, Dale D. Philpot, James A. Plumridge, Reginald A. Porter, George E. Reen, John J. Riche, James C. Rowe, Edmund -. Ruege, Franklin R. Salmonson, Roger N. Simmons, David M. Simons, Edward N. Stevens, Larry M. Talleur, William R. Terp, James A. Tiffany, Wendell E. Tolf, Edward M. Wagner, Rex D. Walker, George B. Wallace, William F. Weiss, John B. Welch, Thomas H. Wilkinson, Thomas G. Williams, Roger H. Wittke, Robert A. Woods, Joseph J. Youschak, William J.

2006 51-88 67-05 56-76 46-66 60-87 63-79 40-83 42-69 45-86 44-80 64-90 55-90 47-84 63-89 40-76 65-96 56-88 48-84 45-76 68-83 60-90 64-99 64-98 51-74 53-83

Andia, Frank R Balcom, Eric P.. Bishop, John E. Bossert, Charles E. Brandom, Kenneth W. Bunnell, Thomas H. Burlin, John T. Carroll, John F. Clark, Harry F. Clark, John E. Callahan, Philip R. Clear, John B. Coakley, Claude Cody, David W. Corwin, Frank H. Crosson, Larry R. Croyle, Samuel B. Deason, Leo E. Dowling, Carl T. Drury, Michael C. Dunn, William H. Ebert, Thomas L. Eikost, Carl W. Ettel, Michael S. Fahey, John J.

64-96 41-81 55-82 88-06 52-83 65-94 64-92 58-89 45-73 56-87 36-65 66-92 36-68 45-81 45-75 66-99 59-87 66-90 56-84 75-06 51-85 42-72 40-81 42-79 42-74 53-78 44-80 39-75 42-73 52-85 57-97 45-77 55-85 53-85 56-88 64-99 47-73 46-76 51-74 66-91 59-85 55-88 65-91 42-73 47-83 45-79 64-02 48-83 40-68 53-85 67-91 53-83 67-97

Fritts, Charles R. Gunn, Walter H. Hara, Joseph A. Hart, Jefferson L. Howard, Ormand L. Hufford, Alvin H. Jeck, Joel R. Johnson, Chester L. Keiner, Edward J. Killian, Donald F. Kravitz, Irving S. Leavy, Walter. W LeClaire, John B. Lee, Richard J. Leigh, Stuart R. Liggett, Terry D. Lochner, Donald E. Lyons, Robert J. Magee, Jack D. Mahaney, John M Mahler, Fredrick P. McClimans, Hillery McLaughlin, Thomas W. McNew, Paul E. Meehan, Edward J. Meek,Robert W. Miller, Beauford G. Milner, John D. Morehead, Clem W. Morgan, James J. Morris, Walter K. Murdock, Burgess W. Myers, Gordon L. Otto, William B. Palsson, Eugene E. Phillips, John J. Pierson, Leon R.. Prestia, Arthur B. Ramey, Richard J. Robey, Jerry L. Rodgers, Melvin L. Roz, Wallace S. Sandercox, Gordon M. Smith, Darrow H. Soukup, Frank W. Stone, Robert A. Sullivan, Walter P. Sutton, Donald A. Townsend, William. Vanwinkle, Charles L. Weibly, Robert L. Weiland, Peter J. Werve, Nicholas J.

2007 52-84 Abbott, Samuel M.

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IN REMEMBERANCE 42-77 53-83 41-73 57-80 48-84 42-76 52-84 47-85 42-73 37-74 46-81 68-90 55-84 42-80 53-83 54-85 53-78 45-79 56-85 38-66 53-82 52-83 66-86 40-78 55-84 56-85 45-81 52-82 47-80 52-83 56-86 42-64 51-53 55-89 47-86 44-85 64-92 86-99 45-76 48-80 63-92 65-92 65-98 51-85 40-78 53-89 56-85 58-94 53-89 51-86 60-88 42-83 44-78 56-86 42-86 45-79

Baar, Rutland F. Banks, Emmet E. Barnard, Corriden D. Barter, Ernest F. Bast, Allan V. Becker, Justin J. Billian, Robert W. Brooks, Donald S. Brower, Robt. W. Buck, Robert N. Burgner, William W. Cannon, William R. Carr, William G. Clegg,George Cook, Walter Coray, Frank M. Crowder, Warren C. Davis, Charles M. Denison, Jack E. Downing, Robert C. Eleson, Robert O. Fitzgibbon, Francis D. Fowler, James I. Fox, John R. Francis, Hugh A. Gallagher, Edward P. Gilbert, Stewart B. Goodspeed, Manley J Graham, Jack L.. Greene, Stewart P. Gwin, Roy F. Harland, Francis A. Hassler, William C. Heckerson, Dennis L. Henderson, Don J. Henslee, Jess E. Hilt, Donald R. Huey, Victor B. Hunter, Clifford Jacobsen, Harry Johnson, Robert G. Joiner, Jerry P. Jordon, Myron G. Judd, Lewis Karshick, Frank Kent, Joseph A. Kidd, John R. Lagle, Johnson R. Lahn, Roger J. Ledet, Hardy M. Leighton, Howard J. Mann, Howard T. Marquart, Richard S. Masker, John W. Massie, Norbert E. May, John Thad

44-77 56-90 42-72 53-83 72-23 56-85 45-78 40-73 53-84 51-76 65-80 47-80 54-81 41-83 47-84 65-95 42-74 55-87 56-86 56-90 45-76 45-89 64-88 43-69 56-85 56-86 55-85

McFarland, Hiram L. McGrath, Thomas L. Miller, Adair Nevins, John F. Olinger, Ronald K. Parker, Robert W. Parkhill, Clifton A. Peek, John T. Penney, James H. Preston, Richard T. Radde, Floyd F. Ray, Hadley N. Reinbold, George L. Rodeberg, Vernard D. Roman, Edwin L. Sandberg, Denzel M Schmidt, Arthur C. Sofianek, Joseph J. Stack, John C. Steele, Jr., Samuel D Terry, Raymond B. Thorpe, Wiliam R. Tucci, Bernard A. Jr. Valazza, Dino G. Wellman, Harlow White, Theodore W. Witten, John J.

2008 65-98 54-80 57-85 63-87 45-78 57-86 54-88 64-91 54-86 57-91 56-84 64-92 53-85 52-84 55-90 44-78 45-82 64-97 45-84 51-77 42-47 45-78 47-67 45-83 64-92 42-84 66-97

Abraham Lawrence E. Ahlberg, Reino, T. Anderson, Norman F. Armani, Ronald T. Ashcraft, Loren (Bill) Buchanan, Glenn G. Buckley, David M. Burdo, Thomas W. Charletta, Edward A. Cocks, Robert L. Cole, John W. Collins, William H. Jr Coughlin, James M. Crase,Leonard W. Croskell, Robert W. Dail, Max W. Debruyn, Richard W. Dennis, Charles F. Doherty, Francis J. Dowd, Robert E. Eck, Carl F. Elliott, Edward J. Faulk, Blaine M Fischer, William C. Fos, Donald J. Frankum, J Ed. Frey, Gregory D.

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Gettings, Albert H. Gwinn, David B. Hager, James S. Hale, John Hampel, George L. Harkin, John K. Harris, William E. Harrison, William L. Hawes, Albert R. Hazlett, Frederick W. Henry, Harley Hohensee, Karl M. Jackson, Delbert W. Jesperson, Harlan V. Jinnett,Francis, E. Johnson, Richard V. Jones, Robert W. Juda, John Jr. Kenley, David C. III Kennedy, Everett J. Jr. Kernodle, Oliver P. Jr. Kirst, Henry J. Knight, Curtis U. Lee, James E. III Leslie, Frazier J. Lovett, Robert J. Ludwig, Richard H. Lupinek, Niles L. McClure, James T. McKenney, C.W. Milburn, Dale Miller, Norman O. Morin, John M. Mueller, Gerard H. Murchan, Lawrence A. Nelson, Grant K. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell, Craig W Olson, Orville R. Parrella, Steven J. Richardson, Delbert L. Salz, Joseph W. Sr. Schaeffer, Asa A. Scown, Lamar M. Scroggins, Stanley H. Stark, John J. Taylor, Dennis J. Teommey, Willard Thorne, George R. Twombly, James H. Valacer, Stanley Vandevelde, Albert C. White, Hamilton R. Wierks, Lowell D Woolsey, Lacelle W. Young, James R.


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