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    Headquarters Chatter Spring 2020

    Headquarters Chatter Spring 2020

    Greetings from the Chairman’s cockpit. As we “spring” into the time of year when winter bound pilots look forward to getting airborne prior to the hot days of summer so also does the VAHS. The process to nominate and select the 2020 inductees into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame is off the runway. The

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    Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula (NN-MP) VAHS Chapter Quarterly Report

    Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula (NN-MP) VAHS Chapter Quarterly Report

    Northern Neck-Middle Peninsula (NN-MP) VAHS Chapter —Quarterly Report—First Quarter, 2020 Nancy Miller, NN-MP Chapter Program Coordinator & VAHS Board Member The Chapter’s January/February/March 2020 presentations featured: “3rd Annual NN-MP Chapter Show & Tell”—Attendees brought fascinating books, keepsakes, memorabilia and aeronautical antiques and shared their related compelling stories—from gliders to aviation tomes the sky was the

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    One Of The Last Remaining Female WWII Vets Turns 104

    One Of The Last Remaining Female WWII Vets Turns 104

    BY MATTHEW RUSSELL Article and photo credit: theveteranssite.com Ruth “Buttercup” Sparks is one of the last living female veterans of World War II. Looking back at her nearly 104 years of life, she shared her story, and the globe-crossing journey that eventually landed her in the U.S. Waves (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Originally

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    William E. Stucker has passed away

    William E. Stucker has passed away

    William E. Stucker, gunner on SDB Dauntlesses and SB2C Helldivers, has passed away Another of our Greatest Generation gone west. One of our fans, Jeff Stucker, shared with us the loss of his grandfather, William E. Stucker in March. William was a rear gunner on SDB Dauntlesses and SB2C Helldivers. He had already been in

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    Making history at Warrenton Air Park

    Making history at Warrenton Air Park

    By John Toler Associate Editor Mar 17, 2019 Article and photo credit to: fauquier.com The early history of aviation in the Warrenton area is most closely tied to the airfield situated along Green and Green Meadows roads. Known today as Warrenton Air Park, the property has had only three owners over the past 80-plus years;

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    NASA Astronaut Alfred “Al” Worden Has Died

    NASA Astronaut Alfred “Al” Worden Has Died

    Apollo Astronaut Al Worden, one of the few who orbited the moon, dies EMRE KELLY / FLORIDA TODAY Photo Credit Florida Today: Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden speaks with attendees during an Apollo 8 celebration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in December 2018. NASA Astronaut Alfred “Al” Worden, command module pilot for Apollo

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