January through March, 2012

We met Buddy at a party at his daughter's home in Bridger Canyon. Recalling there is a hangar at the Bozeman Yellowstone Airport housing a number of vintage aircraft, Gary got the idea that it would be fun to take Buddy to see aircraft of the types he had flown and see if he they sparked his memory with more stories to tell. The owner of the hangar is a vintage aircraft buff and was quite happy to host Buddy. In addition to the F-86 pictured above, we saw a BT-13 (pictured here) of the type he used to train new pilots early in the war. Buddy enjoyed the outing but, at 92, he admits his memory is getting a bit hazy.