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LTC George Larson (USAF ret) writes (9-2-17) that the new book is now printed and available.  Also

(8-5-17):  “I am working on five books at various publishers at this time. I am getting ready for an October release on my book Whiteman Air Force Base with Arcadia Publishing.  I am moving to national marketing, even on South Dakota books, which on the east and west coasts are selling my books.”  Arcadia specializes in books on the histories of US Air Force bases


See our own "Spooky" AC-47 gunner Robert Schilling(USAF ret) featured in two new articles, one by LTC George Larson, the other by the Department of Defense for his participation in the Airman Leadership School at Ellsworth Air Force Base.


Ken Delfino, who fought with the US Navy's riverine force in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War reminds us that online period photos can trigger vivid memories.  more

 

Author of several books on piloting WW2 B-17s and the Berlin Airlift, LTC Chuck Childs is back on the front page, this time in Tracy, Minnesota, where he and Grace now live.  read article now


"I was [earlier] honored and spoke on June 22" [2017] writes WWII B-17 pilot Chuck Childs (note new email address) from his new home in southwestern Minnesota with wife Grace.  He was one of the "Voices of Valor" at the Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow in Granite Falls on that date. health update

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LTC Larson also has a new book on Ellsworth Air Force Base's The 54th Fighter Interceptor Squadron:

Synopsis: " During the height of the Cold War, the United States started to develop and expand its air defense capabilities to knock down Russian Air Force nuclear-armed bombers flying over the North Pole, across Canada, and into the northern United States to attack US military targets and major cities. The Air Defense Command created air command centers, radar stations, ground observer corps, and fighter-interceptor squadrons. The 54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron (54th FIS), based at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, protected the Strategic Air Command’s assets at Ellsworth AFB (nuclear alert bombers and tankers and intercontinental ballistic missiles). From 1951 to 1960, the men of the 54th FIS protected North America from possible air attack by long-range Russian Air Force bombers. The threat was deemed real at the time, only later shown to be less serious as the CIA overflew the Soviet Union with high-flying Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft."

Jeffrey A. Nord (SFC SDANG ret) of Pierre served
in Desert Storm and show
how publish
ing your military story online can p
rovide an exciting new format--and bring out the creative in
you.  "The book talks about many of the unique things that happened during my 33 years in the military."   more

Iwo Jima remembered. Cpt. Jerry Yellen, now 91, of Fairfield, Iowa flew P-51s during the Battle of Iwo Jima (February 19 to March 26). watch video