Col. Richard Bushong to Speak to Aero Club

Col. Richard Bushong, USAF (retired), will speak to the Aero Club of Arizona on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Continental Shopping Center Conference Room. Bushong is a 26-mission veteran of World War II who remained in the Air Force and flew the F-4 in Vietnam. He will describe his service career and the 43 types of aircraft he flew.

Bushong enlisted soon after Pearl Harbor and was taught to fly the B-17 Flying Fortress. He was soon sent to Framlingham, England, where he flew combat bombing missions against the Nazi homeland. After the war, he remained in the Air Force in a variety of assignments. He retired after 32 years of service with the rank of colonel.

The Aero Club gathers at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments and Bushong’s program will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited. Contact Col. Don Cassiday at 520-396-3023 for more information. This is a rare opportunity to hear a veteran of “The Greatest Generation,” who has served his country well.