Mike McGrath, Paul Galanti, Dick Stratton, Ken Cordier, and a bunch of other "ex-cons" from
These guys are true heroes, great Americans, and a valuable source of information for this project.
Chuck & Mary Schantag with the
Mary is always there to help out and has supplied an enormous amount of research for this project.
Our friend Chuck Schantag passed away on February 23, 2012. We will miss his friendship and support.
Doug Sterner with
Home of Heroes & the Military Times Hall of Valor
Doug's web site is a great source of information on our military heroes and he helped supply a lot of the medal citations.
Steve Blake & Kelly Kalcheim with the
P-38 National Association
Steve & Kelly help out with research on aces and pilots that flew the P-38 Lightning.
Robert H. Powell, Marc Hamel, and Sam Sox with the
352nd Fighter Group Association
These guys have supplied valuable information on members of the 352nd FG in WWII.
Joe Noah with the
Preddy Memorial Foundation
Joe helped supply information on George & Bill Preddy, and also with some 352nd FG tributes.
Byron Hukee with the
Official A-1 Skyraider Site
Byron helps out with information related to pilots that flew the A-1 Skyraider.
Todd Joyce with the
Doolittle Tokyo Raiders
Todd helps out with research relating to the 80 Doolittle Raiders.
Heath Robison with
HR Graphics Photography &
Heath supplied many of the wonderful ribbon images you see on the tributes.
Walt Cross with
Walt Cross Books
Walt is a military historian and writer that supplies a lot of historical information for this project.
The Base Historians that supplied me with information and photos:
The Historian for the 305th Air Mobility Wing and McGuire AFB, New Jersey
The Historian for the 81st Training Wing and Keesler AFB, Mississippi
The following websites are great sources of information for our Veterans. Also listed are some Veteran-Owned Companies and other links of interest:
8th Air Force Fighter Command
9th Fighter Squadron of the 49th Fighter Group
A-1 Skyraider Association
A-4 Skyhawk Association
Aircraft Serial Number Search
Air Force Association
Air Force Historical Research Agency
Air Force Security Forces Association
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Ex-Prisoners of War
American Fighter Aces Association
American Veterans Center
Arlington National Cemetery
Army Air Crews
Army Aviation Association
Bob Certain's Unchained Eagle Website
Bud Anderson's Website
Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Department of Defense
Dick Rutan's Website
F-86 Sabre Pilots Association
Force Logistics Command
Forward Air Controllers Association
Guy Gruters' Web Site
Korean War Project
Lone Survivor Foundation
Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach, VA
Night Stalker Association
On Eternal Patrol
Preddy Memorial Foundation
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
The Society of Wild Weasels
Ted Guy's Hanoi Hilton Site
The Eagle Still Flies
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Alumni Association
U.S. Army Ranger Association
U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association
U.S. Navy Blue Angels
Virtual Wall - Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Warbirds Resource Group
West Point Association of Graduates