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Nachumi, Amir

Brigadier General Amir Nachumi flew over 300 combat missions and is an ace in two different fighter aircraft with 14 aerial victories. Born in 1945, General Nachumi attended high school and college in Jerusalem and at age 17 he joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)....

Newton, Lloyd W.

General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton made many contributions to US aviation history, from flying F-4 Phantoms in Vietnam, to being the first African-American Thunderbird pilot, to commanding the Air Education and Training Command. A native of Ridgeland, South...

Norris, Thomas R.

Thomas Norris was a Navy SEAL and a critical component of the largest rescue mission in the Vietnam conflict – “BAT 21.” Norris was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and later moved with his family to Wisconsin, and then Maryland. He attended University of...
Novosel, Michael J. Jr

Novosel, Michael J. Jr

Mike Novosel, Jr. is the only pilot to fly in the same helicopter unit with his father in combat! Born in 1949 at Eglin AFB, Florida, Novosel grew up around pilots and aircraft. As a teenager, he took every opportunity to be down on the flight line. In 1968, at the...

Novosel, Michael J. Sr

Known as the “Dean of the Dustoff Pilots”, Chief Warrant Officer Michael J. Novosel, at age 48, earned the United States’ highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, by rescuing 29 soldiers during the Vietnam War. Born and raised in Etna, Pennsylvania, Novosel became...