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#1 walt323

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

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Anyone ever see one of these? I was trying to figure out if they were given to all pilots who qualified in the F-101 or just some of the earlier ones.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 04:40 PM

I will have to ask my Dad, because his cousin used to fly these. I think he might have had one.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:24 PM

Normally these certicates were given to the first pilots/crews. This one seems to be given only to the first 101 Voodoo pilots. See the top of the certificate. It's a great doc. More interesting if you know the personal history of the owner.

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Edited by Bebel, 22 July 2011 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2011 - 03:28 PM

Looks like you've got Voodoo pilot #35's certificate. Great piece of history there!

#7 walt323

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:53 PM

Thanks for the reply. I have quite a few other items from this pilots estate. He set the world speed record in 1957 in the F-101 in Operation Firewall. Here is a video clip on youtube of it. I will post some more pics when I can get my scanner running.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

My Father flew the F-101 during the early 1960ís, 437th FIS, 414th FG, out of Oxnard AFB. This is the first certificate I have seen and Iím sure that if my Dad would have been issued one he would have kept it. By the looks of your post, it appears that McDonnell Aircraft Corporation issued the certificate. Of note, 1955 is a real early date in the life of the Voodoo; its first flight was on September 29, 1954.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 01:45 PM

It looks like these certificates were only issued to the first 101 Voodoo drivers.

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:40 PM

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 12:42 PM

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

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This F-80 transition certificate was one of the more interesting papers I found. It is signed by Col. Robert Scott .

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:01 AM

drewwll.jpg Here is a photo of the Major after his record breaking flight. Note the DFC pinned on the jacket.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 07:18 PM

drewwll.jpg Here is a photo of the Major after his record breaking flight. Note the DFC pinned on the jacket.



really like the big 27th Fighter-Bomber Wing / 27th Tactical Fighter Wing Patch on the flight jacket. The 27th flew F-101's from 1957 to 1958 out of Bergstrom AFB, TX

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Edited by Mark1, 08 August 2011 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:58 PM

Walt, are you still around on the forum? I have some info -




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