Robert L. Kanaga – Instrumental in the Creation of the USAF Thunderbirds!

September 12, 2010 0

Robert L. Kanaga is a native Kansan, born in Winfield in 1925. He grew up in a family of three brothers and two sisters in Derby, Kansas, graduating from Derby High School in 1941. Being raised in the shadow of Wichita Aircraft Companies, he would often watch the flights of the BI-winged Stearman and Beech Model 17 Staggerwing, and wished he could be a pilot, too. […]

Milburn G. Apt

September 6, 2010 0

Milburn G. “Mel” Apt (April 9, 1924 – September 27, 1956) was a US test pilot. He was killed in the destruction of the Bell X-2 during a test flight. […]