Category : WAR STORIES

Walker Bunch – Prologue
Walker Bunch – Prologue

Writing my family’s story, from my perspective, I realized that I jumped ahead some.  For sure I should have put something about what my grandparents meant to me as well as their influence which was considerable.  If you have already read Part One/Two/Three you know that I was born lucky!.

Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds
Rich Sugden from delivering babies to flyin’ warbirds

I have a friend of over a half century that shares my abiding love of aviation.  I’ve known him since he had dark hair and I had hair. His life is more complicated than mine.   My life has been just about airplanes.  His, is as a successful surgeon along.

The Chu Lai Incident
The Chu Lai Incident

THE CHU LAI INCIDENT by Billy Walker and Arv Schultz One fateful morning in February 1970, the usual radio chatter heard over the Gulf of Tonkin was interrupted by frantic Mayday calls from a crippled F-4 Phantom based out of Phu Cat, South Vietnam. Colonel Don Sorlie and his backseater,.

Cambodia Air Adventure
Cambodia Air Adventure

CAMBODIAN AIR ADVENTURE   By Billy Walker        Air America – Ponchetong Air Base, Cambodia Here is a story from our 1971-72 SE Asia War Games adventure that might be of interest. This story didn’t have an ending until 2001! HH Red Dawson hired me to fly for Air.

Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)
Asian Air Adventure from Cheryl’s diary (1971-1972)

The following story was taken from Cheryl’s diary, kept during our leaves-of-absence from Frontier Airlines, in late 1971 thru late in 1972. “I was a stewardess with the historic Frontier Airlines.   Billy, my husband of just 9 months, was a Frontier pilot.  Our adventure began when Billy noticed a.

Larry Duthie KIA ’67
Larry Duthie KIA ’67

Larry Duthie is a long-time friend from college/fraternity days at Arizona State University in the early 60’s. I recently discovered him alive and well after spending the past 40 years believing him shot down and KIA. Fortunately, the KIA part was incorrect! I found Chuck Walling on The Wall, but.

Pancho
Pancho

Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist . HOME /AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE / Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist Pancho Barnes – Aviatrix & Behaviorist December 30 , 2014 By : Carly Courtney Category : AVIATION HISTORY PEOPLE, EARLY AVIATION Comment : 0 Pancho Barnes: The Most Unladylike Aviatrix in History “Flying makes me feel like a sex.

Female Combat Pilots of WWII
Female Combat Pilots of WWII

Much of the following is a compilation of the history of some amazing women from WWII.   My immediate supervisor, Cheryl, who often fills numerous rolls, within the Walker Bunch, such as “Mom,” “Wife,” “Grammie,” etc., researched much of what you will read herein.  She wrote a paper for English.

Col. O.C. “Ole” Griffith
Col. O.C. “Ole” Griffith

Ole Griffith, born in Pittsburg, spent his early years in and around Pennsylvania, his military years all over the world, and his last three and a half decades based in Phoenix, Arizona. Fascinated by and engaged in aviation throughout his life, Griffith has been privileged to meet many of his.

Cactus Fly In 2009 (Part 1) by Alan Ripa