Wednesday, December 14, 2016

In Remembrance: John Glenn Photos

JohnGlenn 1 “Today, we remember John Glenn.
He is best known for his orbital space flight in 1962. He was also a fighter pilot.
John served in WWII and Korea and scored three MiG kills in Korea. He was assigned to escort Charles Lindberg during WWII, flying a Vought F4U Corsair.
Lindberg was working for Lockheed to improve the P-38's performance.
His wingman during the Korean War was Ted WIlliams, who went on to become a legend of the baseball diamond. They were both flying Grumman F9F Panthers.
John flew a slew of fighter aircraft in the 1950s and was selected as a member of the original Mercury Seven astronauts in 1959. These men were the first group of aviators that NASA selected for early space flights.

John Glenn was the last of them and his passing closes the book on this chapter of American heroes. “ Credit: The Jean Aker archive collection via the BoxArt Den

Having grown up in the 50’s and 60’s, John Glenn was a special hero of mine. May he RIP.

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zirconic said...

John Glenn:

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