First Six F-100C Picked Up from North American Aviation, Los Angeles, July 14th 1955

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    Lt. Col. Herbert Ross, Lt ? 451st FDS, Maj. Charles C. Jones 452nd FDS, Col. Carlos M. Talbott 322d FDG, Lt William Leggett 450th FDS & Lt Jack Bryant

    April 30, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    • Greg Bryant

      Actually that is my father, then Lt. Jack Bryant on far upper right. He was the flight leader of three F100s in thier record setting nonstop London to Los Angeles flight in 1957. He is also pictured in a photo on ths site after the flight in which he broke his canopy during a inflight refuel over TX.

      November 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      • Hi Greg,
        Thank you for your comments and the identification of your father, Hope you enjoy the site.

        All the best
        stu

        November 28, 2012 at 12:42 am

      • Lauri Virkkunen

        Greg, please contact me. I am writing a story of the flight and have quite a bit information available, specifically of the LA group, Bryant, Engle and Workman. Lots of great pictures, even one from the KB-50 tanker. I would love to share this information with anyone related to these 6 pilots. Only Talbot is still with us, at age of 94. I am tracking the planes, stories and history of this flight.

        August 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

  2. This is not the group that made the record setting flight.
    My father is Jake Engle (Alan B Engle), and he’s not pictured here.
    Also, not all 6 pilots flew to LA. The primaries landed in Jamestown – it was a flight planned to commemorate the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Jamestown, Massachussetts. Captain Bryant, Captain Engle and Lt. Workman were flying as backups to insure that 3 planes landed in Jamestown. They continued on to LA after the first three landed.
    They would have made the flight in shorter time if they hadn’t had the refueling incident with Bryant’s canopy. They flew at low altitude from Lackland to LA so Bryant could breathe. He must have been frozen.

    May 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    • Lauri Virkkunen

      Suzi, please contact me, I am writing a story of the flight and have quite a bit information available, specifically of the LA group, Bryant, Engle and Workman. Lots of great pictures, even one from the KB-50 tanker. I would love to share this information with anyone related to these 6 pilots. I am tracking the planes, stories and history of this flight.

      August 7, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      • Sorry I didn’t see this until now – Hope you’re not done with the story – I have some great background information.

        September 24, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      • Lauri – I have some more stuff coming to you from dads personal info – with send soon.
        Thanks again!

        Great site stu – LOVE IT!!

        Chuck Jones #3 – (Maj. Charles C. Jones)
        cjonesuk55@knology.net

        February 27, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      • Vanessa Craig

        Sadly, my father Carlos Talbott, passed away last month. If I can provide any additional information, I’d love to help out!

        March 27, 2015 at 2:36 am

  3. Sorry, this is Suzi McAllister, Jake Engle’s daughter – changed my profile because I started a blog.

    September 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

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