Bud is a WWII Triple Ace who flew the P-51 Mustang,
"Old Crow" while assigned to the 357th Fighter Group "Yoxford Boys",
8th Air Force, Leiston Field, United Kingdom. The 357th Fighter
Group was credited with shooting down 609 1/2 enemy aircraft in only
15 months, a pace no other fighter group equaled.
The Official web page of the United States Airforce. This site includes
airforce history and general information.
Air Force Link
the official World Wide Web site of the United States Air Force. The
of the U.S. Air Force is to defend the United States through control and
exploitation of air and space
Tactical Fighter Wing
This web page is dedicated to the men and women veterans of the
12th Tactical Fighter Wing. Some of these 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
veterans have formed an independent association which includes
organizations such as bomb groups and other units that once or still
had/have a designation including the number "12" associated with
their unit. While this web page does not sanction organizations and/or
their objectives other than 12th Tactical Fighter Wing entities,
Special Tactics .com
Force Reserve Command Home Page
The Command's home page includes a brief history, information on
joining, and publications.
Force Special Operations Command
Contains general information and images pertaining to this command.
Hunters Home Page
The Hurricane Hunters are actually the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance
Squadron of the Air Force Reserve - the only Department of Defense
organization flying into tropical storms and hurricanes on a routine
basis. Be sure and take the Cyberflight into the Eye of Hurricane Opal,
and check out their photo gallery.
States Air Force Museum
Take a virtual tour of the USAF Museum. There are some really great
pictures available for viewing at this site
Air Force Academy
Home page of the Air Force Academy.
- 381st Bomb Group
- stationed in Ridgewell, England during WWII.
- 390th Bomb Group
Bomb Group Page - pictures and stories of one man's bomber crew flying
B-17 Flying Fortresses in WW II.
- 5th AAF, 43rd BG
- learn about the men and their planes while listening to music from the
Tigers of the 14th Air Force - AVG and CATF that served in WWII under
the direction of Gen.Chennault.
Tigers: American Volunteer Group - about their operations in the defense
of China from Japan.
Bombers - on-line resource and research guide to the USAAF Heavy Bomber
Groups: B-17, B-24, and B-29.
- Lost Squadron - details the story of Glacier Girl, the P-38 recovered from
the Greenland glacier.
Bomb: Decision-archive of documents relating to the atomic bomb project and the decision
to employ it against Japan.
- book by Joseph Albright and Marcia Kunstel that exposes previously unknown
American physicist turned Soviet spy, who now relates how/why he passed
atomic bomb secrets. Download once secret FBI and KGB files. Great Links.
Was it Necessary? - why dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was
probably unnecessary. Includes a bibliography, and the historians' letter to
the Smithsonian on Enola Gay exhibit.