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Edward O'Hare - FU Hero

By Borg on May 29, 2009 in FU Heroes

Edward "Butch" O'Hare. Butch O’Hare’s name graces the second busiest airport in the world located in Chicago. We all know about the Chicago landing strip but for those of us interested in heroes of the past, FU wants to reemphasize why they put this great man’s name on the field.Read More >

Pyotr Nesterov - FU Hero

By Rowdy on May 1, 2009 in FU Heroes

Pyotr Nesterov was born in Russia in February 1887 and became the first man to use his aircraft to destroy an enemy plane.Read More >

James Swett - FU Hero

By Borg on April 17, 2009 in FU Heroes

James Swett is an easy choice to add to our FU heroes. James received the Medal of Honor for knocking down seven Japanese dive bombers in under fifteen minutes during his first tour in WW II; pretty amazing statistics for the young airman to say the least.Read More >

Bob Pardo - FU Hero

By Jolly on April 3, 2009 in FU Heroes

Captain Bob Pardo is famous for what's become known as "Pardo's Push."  I've included a write up from the AF Magazine in 1996 about the incredible bravery and ingenuity of Captain Pardo during a mission over North Vietnam in 1967.Read More >

Leo Thorsness - FU Hero

By Rowdy on March 20, 2009 in FU Heroes

Leo Thorsness was born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota in February, 1932. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 when he was 19.Read More >

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