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FIFTY-TWO: Hill Air Force Base executes the mother of all elephant walks with 52 F-35s

| January 7, 2020 | 52 Comments
FIFTY-TWO: Hill Air Force Base executes the mother of all elephant walks with 52 F-35s

‘Completely coincidental’: Air Force launches 52 fighter jets in training exercise GDContractor and Mason send us links about an Air Force display known as an “Elephant Walk” which in this case involved 52 F-35As*. Pretty impressive display, as intended. The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings that call Hill Air Force Base in Utah home have […]

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Don Larsen Passes

| January 6, 2020 | 9 Comments
Don Larsen Passes

  Former MLB player Don Larsen passed away last week, on New Year’s Day.  He was 90. His MLB career was reasonably long, though decidedly not of Hall of Fame caliber.  However, on 8 October 1956, Larsen caught “lightning in a bottle” – making history in the process. On that date, Don Larsen pitched the […]

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Funeral for SFC Riley Burchfield (Korea)

| January 3, 2020 | 5 Comments
Funeral for SFC Riley Burchfield (Korea)

This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for SFC Riley Burchfield, US Army. SFC Burchfield was lost in North Korea on 26 November 1950. Per DPAA’s website, SFC Burchfield will be buried next week – on Friday, 10 January – in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately DPAA does not seem to have posted the specific location […]

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Funerals for Pfc John R. Bayens, Pfc Jack B. Van Zandt, and FC3c Adolph J. Loebach (World War II)

| December 12, 2019 | 14 Comments
Funerals for Pfc John R. Bayens, Pfc Jack B. Van Zandt, and FC3c Adolph J. Loebach (World War II)

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing US personnel recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc John R. Bayens, USMC Reserve. Pfc Bayens was lost on Tarawa on 22 November 1943. Pfc Bayens will be buried next week – on […]

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Funerals for Pfc Robert J. Hatch (World War II) and CPL Joe T. Avant (Korea)

| December 5, 2019 | 8 Comments
Funerals for Pfc Robert J. Hatch (World War II) and CPL Joe T. Avant (Korea)

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc Robert J. Hatch, USMC. Pfc Hatch was lost on Tarawa on 22 November 1943. Pfc Hatch will be buried next week – on Friday, 13 […]

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Funeral for FC3c Victor P. Tumlinson (World War II)

| November 27, 2019 | 8 Comments
Funeral for FC3c Victor P. Tumlinson (World War II)

A funeral will be held next week for the following previously missing individual recently accounted for by DPAA. This March, DPAA announced that it had accounted for FC3c Victor P. Tumlinson, US Navy. FC3c Tumlinson was lost at Pearl Harbor, HI, on 7 December 1941. FC3c Tumlinson will be buried next week – on Saturday, […]

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Funerals for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz and PFC Hulett A. Thompson (World War II); and CPL Earl W. Duncan (Korea)

| November 21, 2019 | 8 Comments
Funerals for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz and PFC Hulett A. Thompson (World War II); and CPL Earl W. Duncan (Korea)

Funerals will be held next week for previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . This October, DPAA announced that it had accounted for Pfc Marley R. Arthurholtz, USMC. Pfc Arthurholtz was lost at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Pfc Arthurholtz will be buried next week – on Saturday, 30 November […]

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Funerals for 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, Pvt Edwin F. Benson, Pvt Channing Whitaker, and TSgt. Max W. Lower (World War II); and SGT William C. Holmes and Pfc Ray P. Fairchild (Korea) – UPDATED

| November 14, 2019 | 7 Comments
Funerals for 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, Pvt Edwin F. Benson, Pvt Channing Whitaker, and TSgt. Max W. Lower (World War II); and SGT William C. Holmes and Pfc Ray P. Fairchild (Korea) – UPDATED

Funerals will be held next week for the following previously missing individuals recently accounted for by DPAA. . . . This September, DPAA announced that it had accounted for 2nd Lt. John F. McTigue, US Army. 2nd Lt. McTigue was lost in Germany on 24 August 1944. 2nd Lt. McTigue will be buried next week […]

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