Col Griffith's favorite plane was the B-25.


Order of Daedalians
P.O. Box 11261
Chandler, Arizona 85248


Lt Ole Griffith in his B-25.

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NEXT MEETING
Thursday, 8 Feb 18
1800: Social Hour
1900: Dinner
Speaker:

Col Ole Griffith
USAF Retired
(biography)
Topic:
Flying the B-25 & others.
Location:
Dobson's Restaurant
at the Dobson Ranch
Golf Course,
2155 South Dobson Rd, Mesa (480-644-2600).
(click for map)

Menu:
Pork Tenderloin,
Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo or Fish & Chips.
(they all come with
vegetables, rolls, coffee
or tea, and dessert).
Price:
$25 per person
(includes toasting wine)
Recommended Dress:
Dressy Casual
(collared shirt & slacks)

CALENDAR:
8 Feb: Meeting
12 Feb: Staff Mtg
8 Mar: Meeting
12 Mar: Staff Mtg
12 Apr: Meeting
16 Apr: Staff Mtg
10 May: Meeting
14 May: Staff Mtg
Summer Break
13 Sep: Meeting
17 Sep: Staff Mtg
11 Oct: Meeting
15 Oct: Staff Mtg
8 Nov: Meeting
12 Nov: Staff Mtg
13 Dec: Meeting
17 Dec: Staff Mtg

Page updated: 15 Jan 2018

Click for info on the Daedalians' seal.The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all WW I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on 11 November 1918. It perpetuates their names as the first to fly our country’s airplanes in time of war. The Daedalian’s membership of commissioned, warrant and flight officer military pilots and WASPs, with its worldwide network of Daedalian Flights and its comprehensive awards program, supports the military services and other aerospace activities. The Awards and Scholarship Programs of the Daedalian’s and Foundation encourage patriotism, integrity, and good character in our nation’s youth; military careers as commissioned pilots; safety of flight, and excellence in the performance of military duties. The Daedalian Foundation’s scholarship program also promotes study in aerospace disciplines.  For more, visit their web site: www.daedalians.org. (Note: Willie Flight 82 is a tax exempt 501(c)(19) organization.)
RELATED NEWS:
The B-25 "Mitchell: Bomber
The North American B-25 Mitchell, a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied air forces in World War II, was perhaps the most versatile aircraft of the war. It became the most heavily armed airplane in the world, was used for high- and low-level bombing, strafing, photoreconnaissance, submarine patrol, and even as a fighter and was distinguished as the aircraft that completed the historic raid over Tokyo in 1942.  It required 8,500 original drawings and 195,000 engineering man-hours to produce the first one, but nearly 10,000 were produced from late 1939, when the contract was awarded to North American Aviation, through 1945.  Named for famed airpower pioneer Brigadier General William “Billy” Mitchell, it was a twin-tail, mid-wing land monoplane powered by two 1,700-horsepower Wright Cyclone engines. Normal bomb capacity was 5,000 pounds.  Click here for more.
2018 OFFICERS & STAFF:


Ron Diedrichs, Bill Follette, Art Stark, and Frank Stookey.

      Elected Officers:  
          Flight Captain: Frank Stookey, USA Retired (biography)
          Vice Flight Captain & Audio-Visual: Art Stark USAF Retired
          Treasurer: Bill Follette, USAF Retired
          Scholarships Chairman: Gary Zettl, USAF Retired
          Provost Marshal: Ron Diedrichs, USAF Retired
      Appointed Staff:  
          Flight Adjutant: Jim Adkins, USA Retired
          Elements Coordinator & Chaplain: Tom Waldron, USAF Retired
         Assistant Treasurer: Jim Vanedeventer, USAF Retired
         Assistant Scholarships Chairman: Gerry Homewood, USAF Retired
          Assistant Scholarships Chairman: Joe Abel, USAF Retired
          Assistant Audio-Visual: Kurt Gearhart, USAF Retired
          Biographies: Gary Klein, USMC Retired
          Web Site, Newsletter & Membership: Pat Dooley, USAF Retired

FLIGHT MEETINGS:
Normally, Willie Flight 82 meets monthly, September through May, on the second Thursday of the month, but the date can change (see calendar left).  The dinner meeting social hour starts at 1800, with dinner served about 1900, followed by a speaker -- we're usually finished by about 2100. Meeting location and other information are shown in the left column
Reservations are made by contacting the appropriate Element Leader listed in the monthly newsletter.

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