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81st FWA NEWSLETTER

WINTER 1999 EDITION


Purpose Of The 81st Fighter Wing Association &
A Warm Welcome

Bonded by patriotism and honorable service to country, members of the 81st Fighter Wing Association reunite annually to celebrate and remember fifty years of history of the great 81st FIGHTER ORGANIZATIONS. From WW II through the Persian Gulf War, the 81st Fighter banners waved high and strong. We will never forget our comrades, their families and their sacrifices.

The 81st Fighter Wing Association is uniquely structured as a tax exempt, patriotic organization. We keep those who are registered members informed with a QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER and over 17 Scrapbooks\Albums of the 81st from 1942 until disbanded in 1992. A small donation, which is tax deductible, helps defray the cost of mailings and postage. We have no paid staff. Volunteer members do all the work. Join the fellowship and celebrate the liberty and freedom you helped to assure.

Stu Stabley, 81st Organizing Committee and Director f86e51st@hotmail.com.


81st FIGHTER WING ASSOCIATION
EIN-94 3283031

CONSTITUTION

1. NAME: The name of the organization shall be 81ST FIGHTER WING ASSOCIATION, herein after referred to as 81st FWA.

2. MAILING ADDRESS: The mailing address shall be an address in the United States of America.

3. PURPOSE: The purpose of the 81st FWA is to perpetuate the unit's history, to remember the lives of the members, to conduct educational programs for it's members and the public, to help maintain a patriotic spirit in America, and to bring the membership together to renew and create new friendships through reunions and other means of communication.

4. STATUS: A. The 81st FWA shall be organized in the United Stats of America. B. It shall be non-profit exclusively organized witin the meaning of section 501(C)(19) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

5. MEMBERSHIP: A. Eligible for membership shall be personnel or their surviving spouses who were assigned to and served honorably in an organization of the 81st Pursuit Group, Fighter Group, Fighter Group Jet, Fighter Interceptor Group, Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fighter Bomb Wing and Tactical Fighter Wing; B. This membership period spans a time period from WW II activation on February 9, 1942, until inactivated in 1993.

6. OFFICIALS: Elected officials will be a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and directors.

7. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: A. This committee will be chaired by the president and will include the immediate past president, all elected officials and two members selected by the president from the membership; B. The management and direction of the affairs of the association are vested in this committee; C. It shall have the authority to raise funds, budget funds, expend funds, incur liabilities, contract, establish other committees, appoint individuals to conduct authorized events and to attend to other matters as they may occur; D. This committee will prepare and keep current by-laws for the efficient management and operation of the 81st FWA; E. The committee normally will convene when the 81st FWA reunites the membership, By consensus, however the committee may be convenid at other times to consider matters which require timely attention.

8. FINANCES: A. The 81st FWA will use its funds only in support of the CONSTITUTIONAL PURPOSE to include sponsoring or conducting educational, patriotic, recreational and social activities, reunions, and other means of communication. B. Officials who may be elected or appointed will serve without pay from 81st FWA funds. C. There will be no employees. D. The annual accounting period will be calendar year. E. Any net proceeds will not inure to the benefit of any individual. F. An annual information return will be filed with the IRS using form 990EZ or 990.

9. AMENDMENT: This constitution may be amended with consent of 100% of the EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE upon such amendment it must be resubmitted to the Internal Revenue Service for coordination to the address shown on form 8718.

By the organizing committee, May 1, 1999.

(signed by)
Sanford K. Moats
Lt General, USAF Retired  

(signed by)
Benjamin B. Cassiday
B General, USAF, Retired  

(signed by)
Stuart S. Stabley
Lt Colonel, USAF, Retired


81st FIGHTER WING ASSOCIATION
BY-LAWS

1. NAME: The name of the organization is 81st FIGHTER WING ASSOCIATION, herein after known as 81st FWA.

2. MAILING ADDRESS: The mailing address will be in the United States of America and kept current with the Internal Revenue Service.

3. PURPOSE: The constitutional purpose is to: A. Perpetuate the unit's history; B. Remember members' lives; C. Conduct educational programs for members and the public; D. Help maintain a patriotic spitit in America; E. Bring the membership together to renew and create new friendships through reunions ( approximatley every two years) and other means of communication. 4. STATUS: The 81st FWA is organized as nonprofit under paragraph 501(c)(19) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

5. MEMBERSHIP: Eligible for membership shall be personnel or their surviving spouses who were assigned to and served honorably in an organization of the 81st PURSUIT GROUP, FIGHTER GGROUP, FIGHTER GROUP (JET), FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR GROUP, FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR WING, FIGHTER BOMB WING and TACTICAL FIGHTER WING. 6. ELECTED OFFICIALS: Elected from the membership will be a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and directors. As practicable, directors will be elected to represent fighter unit eras as shown in paragraph 5. A director may represent more than one fighter unit era. Conversly, more than one director may represent a single fighter unit era. All officials will serve from one reunion to the next, which occurs approximatly every two years. Maximum number of terms is two.

7. MANAGEMENT: Management is vested in an EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Chaired by the president it will include the immediate past president all elected officials and two members selected by the president from the membership. Voting within this committee will be as in paragraph 9. The committee has the authority to: A. Establish dues, raise funds, budget funds, expend funds, incur liabilities, and to contract; B. Establish other committees and appoint induviduals to conduct authorized events; C. Keep the by-laws current and attend to other matters as they may occur. The committee will convene normally when the 81st FWA reunites the membership approxiately every two years. By consensus, however, the committee may be convened at other times to consider matters which require timely attention.

8. FINANCES: Funds only be used only in support of the constitutional purpose. Officials who are elected or appointed will serve without pay. There will be no employees. The annual accounting period will be calandar year. Any net proceeds will not inure to the benefit of any individual. An annual information return will be filed with the IRS using form 990EZ or 990.

9. VOTING: The members present at any reunion or meeting will constitute a quorum and each will have one vote. A majority vote of 51 per cent will carry the question. There will be no cumulative voting. Method of voting will be at the descretion of the president.

10. LIABILITY: No one of the membership shall become liable to the association for any amount other than that which was legally or willfully contracted. Elected officials, committee members or appointees will not be liable to the association or to any of its members except in cases that may be prosecuted by law as criminal or fraudulent.

11. AMMENDMENTS: The by-laws may be amended only by vote of the membership. See paragraph #9.

12. DISSOLUTION: The 81st FWA may be dissolved only by vote of the membership. See paragraph #9. Assets will be dispersed to Air Force Charities as identified by the membership.


'REMEMBER DECEMBER
7th'


SEATTLE REUNION

Frank & Sharon Palmer with Edwin Stricker, retired AF NCO, aka "The Cookie Man," at the Seattle 81st Reunion, October 6-9th, 1999. The Palmers HOSTED this very successful Reunion and look forward to assisting Davy & Joanne Crocker for the next REUNION IN SAN ANTONIO, TX. Dates to be announced.

MEMBERS ATTENDING

     
Abrams, Arne
Abrams, Lois
Blood, Arlie
Blood, Lucille
Bouwhuis, Chris
Brinker, Robert
Brinker, Joanne
Barnes, Robert
Barnes, Joan
Burns, William
Burns, Marlys
Cassiday, Ben
Collins, Richard
Colyard, Judy
Crocker, Grover
Crocker, Joanne
Carter, Doug
Davenport, Grady
Davenport, Isobel
Fraley, Alton
Fraley, Shirley
Gates, Yvonne
Garrisgan, Robert
Garrian Barbara
Hall, Wilson
Hoffman, Julie
Horvath, Matthew
Horvath, Dottie
Harlan, Ron

Harlan, Olive
Hicks, Robert
Hicks, Sue Ann
Hoye, John
Hoye, Bette
Herring, Asa
Herring, Honor
Houstalins, Claude
Houstaling, Ora
Holmes, Donald
Holmes, Darlene
Hanto, Don
Hanto, Anne
Jurgensen, Elmer
Jurgensen, Liv
Kirk, Leland
Kirk, June
Krisle, Shirley
Kurtz, Donald
Leimbach, Gil
Leimbach, Gwyn
Lyons, Lawrence
Lyons, Gloria
McDonald, Leroy
Moats, Sandy
Moats, Doreen
Moore, Samuel
Moore, Helen
Mikler, Donald

Moeller, Ronald
Nichols, Dorothy
Pattenaude, Avril
Parr, George
Pile, Selden
Pile, Phyllis
Pytel, Stanley
Pytel, Clara
Palmer, Gerald
Palmer, Bethel
Palmer, Frank
Palmer, Sharon
Rice, Donald
Rice, Marchi
Roestal, Ray
Roestal, Judy
Roll, Fred
Roll Marilyn
Reynolds, Harold
Reynolds, Terry
Scharf, Harvey
Searl, Robert
Stabley, Stewart
Stabley, Nancy
Stricker, Edwin
Stewart, Gary
Stewart, B.J.
Spillman, Jay
Stewart, B.J.

Spillman, Jay
Spillman, Shirley
Shankles, James
Skinner, Dolores
Sawyer, Julian
Shelton, Glenn
Shelton, Joan
Spencer, Brent
Tande, Eugene
Thomas, Darlene
Thomas Jan
Upchurch, George
Upchurch, Mary Lou
Veal, Louis
Whitford, M.G.
Whitford, Elizabeth
Ways, Robert
Williams, Joseph
Williams, Lois
Williams, George
Williams, Lorraine
Winans, Megan
Wrobel, Chuck
Wrobel, Beverly
Walker, Willie
Walker, Sandra
Toyn, Thomas
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DEDICATION OF NEWSLETTER

It is my pleasure to dedicate this FIRST NEWSLETTER of the 81st Fighter Wing Assocation to FRANK AND SHARON PALMER. Frank and Sharon HOSTED the Seattle Reunion and did an OUTSTANDING JOB. They also served as my inspiration to get involved, again, with the 81st, after a 50 year absence. THANKS to their leadership we had a Great Reunion, we have an 81st Web Page, over 18 Scrapbook albums of the 81st from 1942-1992 and our first WINTER EDITION NEWSLETTER of the 81st FWA. Our membership, likewise, has increased dramatically. Thanks to two FINE PEOPLE.

CFW, Secretary to the 81st FWA


FEATURE ARTICLE BY, CHRIS BOUWHUIS
NCO, EARLY 50'S

32 fighter fly-over
(Click for larger image)

'THIRTY-TWO OF THE BEST DAMN FIGHTERS
FLOWN BY THIRTY-TWO OF THE BEST DAMN FIGHTER JOCKS
OF THE BEST DAMN FIGHTER WING OF THE USAF'

81ST FIGHTER INTERCEPTOR WING
RAF STATION BENTWATERS 1951 - 1954

The occassion of this fly-over was a visit to Bentwaters by the Duke of Edinburgh on May 22, 1953. Sixteen F-86's from the 91st were scrambled then joined by sixteen 92nd FIS F-86's from Shepards Grove for a 400 mph pass at 500 feet. Three F86's, two from the 91st and one from the 92nd created a sonic boom from 40,000 feet just as the last of the massed flight cleared the fence.

Pilots from the 91st were Barrett, Courtney, Butterfield, Krisle, Hagarty, Barnes, Eckman, VaMatre, Williams, Hoye, Herring, Perkins, Myers, Stabley, Gathercoal and Fortney.

From the 92nd were Owens, Ashcraft, Davenport, Doty, Fluitt, Leidy, Marsh, Massoni, Murrey, Roll, Watt, Whitford, Adams, Berg, Carney and Cook.

Creating the sonic boom were Pytel and Kirk from the 91st and Pile from the 92nd. Leading the scramble and fly-by was Sandy Moats.



Album Names

(1.0) 81ST, WW2 era, AIRCRAFT,POSTERS...
(1.1) 81st Early Years, 1942 to 1949
(1.2) 81st Moses Lake to UK, 1950-59
(1.3) 81st BENTWATERS - 91st Sqd., 60-92
(1.4) 81st, SHEPHERDS GROVE, 1952-58
(1.5) WOODBRIDGE - 79th, 1959-84
(1.6) 81st ANIMULE SCRAPBOOK
(1.7)81st, MOTORS & BIKES, UK-YANKS
(1.9) 81st ARCHIVES, 42-92
(2) 81st CRAPBOOK, "Section 8" HUMOUR
(2.2) 81ST RAF\USA MILITARY MOTORS, WW2
(2.3) 81st BRIT NOSTALGIA CARS 1942-92
(2.4) 81st UK TOUR by HARVEY & COX
(2.5) 81ST SEARCH FOR CHRISTY
(2.6) East Anglia by Megan W. and Ron B.
(2.7) UK AIR-WAR MUSEUMS, DAVID HARVEY
(3.) 81st, REUNION, SEATTLE, OCT 6TH-9TH
(3.1) 81st SEATTLE REUNION TOUR, Chris B.


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