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Colonel (Retired) Budd H Butcher passed away January 21, 2019 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Budd enlisted as an aviation cadet in 1943, flew 142 combat missions in Korea in the F-80C and F-84E in 1950-51. He retired in 1973 after a tour as Commander, Air Forces, lceland.
He then began a second career as a corporate and air taxi pilot. He retired from flying in 1992, accruing 15,000 hours in 35 different aircraft.
Jack Wolf passed away on January 13 from ALS. He was born in Andover and graduated from the University of Wichita with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and later earned a Master’s Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
A Vietnam veteran, he was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. On one mission, he was able to successfully crash land his heavily damaged C-123 and enable his crew’s subsequent rescue by Army helicopters. After his retirement, he worked as a Safety Manager at Boeing for 18 years.