Col Burnell  William  Adams

Col Burnell William Adams

Burt Adams was born on February 10, 1918, in Chester, Illinois. He enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Army Air Forces on September 4, 1941, and was commissioned a 2d Lt and awarded his pilot wings on June 23, 1942. Lt Adams next went to Orlando AAF,...

SSgt Jamie Fox

War: Afghan War, 2001 – Branch: Air Force Unit: 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron Service Location:  Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; McChord Air Force Base, Washington; Doha, Qatar; Kandahar, Afghanistan Following a childhood spent on the...

Col. Charles McGee (Ret.)

Retired Col. Charles McGee stepped out of the small commercial jet and flashed a smile. Then a thumbs-up. McGee had returned on a round-trip flight Friday morning from Dover Air Force Base, where he served as co-pilot on one of two flights done especially for his...

Col. Charles McGee (Ret.)

Retired Col. Charles McGee stepped out of the small commercial jet and flashed a smile. Then a thumbs-up. McGee had returned on a round-trip flight Friday morning from Dover Air Force Base, where he served as co-pilot on one of two flights done especially for his...

Brig Gen James “Jimmy” Stewart

For all the fans of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and Jimmy Stewart. Just months after winning his 1941 Academy Award for best actor in “The Philadelphia Story,” Jimmy Stewart, one of the best-known actors of the day, left Hollywood and joined the US Army. He was the first...

Lt John “Lucky” Luckadoo

John Luckadoo was just a wide-eyed 21-year-old lieutenant assigned to the Eighth Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group when he manned the controls and took to the sky for his first bombing mission as co-pilot of a famed B-17 Flying Fortress. The aeronautical...