Source: 54 MISTY’s over North Vietnam
A Norwegian Hobbiest has made a very detail diorama of Misty hitting a target in North Vietnam.
from his site……
This diorama is made to honour the incredible brave crews who flew the Misty’s
There are many reasons why a diorama like this never can be an accurate time-capture of what happened in Vietnam in 1969.
To the Misty community, I apologize for all the faults in this work.
That said, it would have made a lousy diorama with a Super Sabre 1000-2000 feet above ground firing a couple of WP rockets to mark the enemy position.
I needed more drama to make this interesting.
First of all, the Misty needs to be at treetop level – which I know is far too low. To make it realistic, the Hun should have been at least 10 feet above the diorama (!)
Secondly, the Misty’s did not use bombs, but I believe that the rockets from the Misty might have hit a fuel or ammo truck which exploded (that’s possible isn’t?)
I placed the Hun as far away from the explosion as possible (the diorama is only 35 inch long), but whatever I do, it will be unrealistic close. I should probably have made the diorama 6 feet long to get it a little more correct.
To shorten a long story: A diorama like this will never be realistic – but I hope it will be believable and fun to look at – and most of all a tribute to the brave men in the Misty’s
CEDAR FALLS — Nancy Whitford Eger was 11 when her father, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lawrence William Whitford Jr. of Cedar Falls, a reconnaissance pilot, went missing in action
Source: New hope of finding C.F. pilot’s burial site | Local News | wcfcourier.com
After 47 years, the daughter of a pilot killed in action waits for answers | Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News story
It is not easy to write a letter about your dead father to the president.Nancy believes that if the president knows about the sacrifice her father made when his F-100 Super Sabre crashed Nov. 2, 1969, then he’ll be thinking about him when he becomes the first sitting president to visit Laos in September.
Maybe then he’ll make a point of asking the Lao to let more recovery specialists into the country. Maybe then they’ll make it easier to dig up remains of the hundreds more waiting to come home.
Misty Mini Reunion: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2016 in conjunction with induction of Bud Day into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
Detailed Schedule, costs, activities etc. available. Email: Joe Caruso
October 2016 ceremony enshrines first Shuttle pilot, Medal of Honor recipient, NASA pioneer and former EAA leader.
Source: National Aviation Hall of Fame
Capt. Robert L. Crippen, USN (Ret) – Former Naval Aviator who later joined the NASA astronaut corps, piloting first NASA Space Shuttle mission, STS-1, and three others before transitioning to Shuttle mission director roles.
The late Col. George “Bud” Day, USAF (Ret) – Marines Corps combat veteran of WWII who became Air Force fighter pilot in Korea and S.E. Asia; shot down and spent 67 months as Vietnam War POW, earning the Medal of Honor.
Christopher “Chris” Kraft, Jr. – NACA Aeronautical Engineer who became NASA’s first Flight Director, creating, implementing and directing its Mission Control Center for manned space flight programs.
Tom Poberezny – Two-time former aerobatic champion and air show performer who later served as President, Chairman and CEO of the EAA; established the EAA Young Eagles program to encourage youth to become pilots.
Las Vegas, NV – Nov. 18, 2015) Today the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) announced the names of four individuals who have been elected for enshrinement at its annual formal ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2016 in Dayton. Enshrinement Director Ron Kaplan and NAHF Trustee Phil Roberts revealed the names before an audience of nearly 1,000 attendees at a special session of the annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting body comprised of over 120 aviation professionals nationwide, selects a handful of previously nominated air and space pioneers to be recognized for their achievements with enshrinement into the NAHF. Since its founding in 1962, 229 men and women have been so honored.
The NAHF Class of 2016 is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and the manned exploration of space. The four to be formally enshrined on October 1, 2016, are:
The 54th Annual NAHF Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the National Aviation Hall of Fame Learning Center and the adjacent National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. The black-tie ceremony is often referred to as “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation,”
Source: National Aviation Hall of Fame
Don Kilgus took this photo of a wingman’s F-100D Super Sabre (serial no. 55-3712) of the 416th Fighter Squadron at Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam, in 1965. Don Kilgus photo courtesy of Robert F. Dorr
Source: F-100 Versus MiG-17: The Air Battle Nobody Told You About | Defense Media Network
This is an F-100 Super Saber jet that has been refurbished to look like one of the F-100’s that flew Misty Missions in the Vietnam war.
Source: A vintage Sioux City jet was repainted to its previous Vietnam
Here is our first test post/comment/rant….not a very auspicious start, however it a post, or comment and more will be here if you want….but once we get it working, there can be a place for chats, topics of choice, or general rants all in MISTY good taste…which will leave us a lot of leeway.