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We have learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate John R. Dill




John trained with 61-Delta at Graham AB, FL, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Laredo AFB, TX.


LtCol John R. Dill, USAF (Ret)

John Dill passed away August 24, 2017.

Obituary
John Richard Dill Retired airline pilot, Air Force lieutenant colonel and B-52 pilot during Cold War, also served in Vietnam War, 79 John Richard Dill, 79, died on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, surrounded by 11 family members.
Born in Rahway, N.J., and reared in Roselle Park, N.J., he and his wife, Marilyn, resided in North Plainfield, N.J., and enjoyed spending their summers in Rangeley, Maine, and winters in St. Augustine, Fla.
Mr. Dill received a BS in biology from Gettysburg College in 1959. After graduating, he was commissioned in the US Air Force and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He became the youngest aircraft commander in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) and was a B-52 pilot during the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
After decommissioning from the USAF, Mr. Dill was a commercial airline pilot for American Airlines for 30 years before retiring.
Mr. Dill was an ordained Episcopal deacon and member of St. Andrew Church in New Providence, N.J. He belonged to the Freemasons and was past master of Loyalty Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Union, N.J. He enjoyed skiing, playing golf, asking WGARA, and sending e-mails (lots) to those he loved.
His generosity, compassion, and sense of humor were known by many.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; his children, Eric and his wife, Karen; Ronald, and Caroline and her husband, Matthew; his sisters, Jane, and Anne and her husband, William. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Evan and his wife, Tiffany, and Andrew; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marge; Marcia and Howard; Jackie (Red) and Ron; and 12 nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project,
or to the Church of the Good Shepherd, PO Box 156, Rangeley, Maine 04970.
Published in Star-Ledger on Aug. 27, 2017

Our belated condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the Dill Family.


We have also learned of the passing of 61-Delta Classmate Michael S. Cox

Major Michael S. Cox, USAF (Ret)



Mike trained with 61-Delta at Bainbridge AB, GA, and earned his USAF Pilot's Wings with Class 61-Delta at Laredo AFB, TX.

Our belated condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with the Cox Family.


F-86 SABRE PILOTS ASSOCIATION

For those in 61-D that flew the F-86 - Here's your link to the definitive F-86 website!

Just click anywhere on the F-86 photo to enjoy browsing the site:

A painting by Wilf Hardy (7 July 1938 - 2016)
Thanks JR


Scientists reveal why smartphone batteries explode

Click on the photo to read the story.

IBT International Business Times


Toshiba's 'breakthrough' battery can charge in six minutes

Click on the photo to read the story.

ROAD/SHOW...by cnet

Amazon Patents Drone to Recharge Electric Cars While Driving

What aerial refueling did for aviation, this Amazon patent could do for electric powered vehicles.

Click on the photo to read the story.

THE/DRIVE


The U.S. has a staggering pilot shortage coming

The need in the next two decades is estimated to be 87 new pilots trained every day!

Click on the Boeing 777 photo to read the story

CNN Money
Photo=Boeing


AUTO RECALLS ARE STILL FRONT PAGE NEWS ALMOST DAILY !
Car companies knew Takata airbags were dangerous, suit alleges


Takata airbags being installed on 70 million cars even while being recalled!
Takata agrees to $1B fine for hiding airbag defect
CBCNews |Business

BUT NOW IT'S NOT JUST DEFECTIVE TAKATA AIRBAGS or VW DIESELS...Find out more by clicking on this photo link:

click anywhere on the photo to read the story

THE CARS AND REASONS FOR RECALLS!

Is your car being recalled?

Find out by clicking on this link: Click here to go to the "safercar.gov" website.

Links to complaints and investigations are also available on this site.

Your vehicle VIN number can be found on your insurance verification document (Security Verification Form)!


PLUS...


MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You:
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine... From the National Institutes of Health,NIH.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations, as well as information on drugs and supplements.

Thanks Frank for recommending this website!


LINKS TO URL's OF GENERAL INTEREST

Here's a link to another website related to the USAF Museum. It includes photos of every aircraft pilots in 61-Delta flew in their careers!
The site includes a total of 215 photos of aircraft ranging from the 1909 "Wright Military Flyer" to the B-2 "Spirit".

Pay no attention to the map of the museum on this site, it is dated 2010!



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