Veterans' Stories​

2017 Flight Statistics

04/1505/1306/1009/0909/3010/21YTD
WWII1512



27
Korea4839



87
WWII & Korea11



2
WWII & Korea & Vietnam1




1
Korea & Vietnam34



7
Vietnam1324



37
Other Era & TLC







Total8180



161

                                                                                                                                                        ^

Counts in red are preliminary, subject to change, and are not included in YTD totals

Flight Partners

Flight Partners

-- Future Flights --

June 10 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Chase
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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September 30 -- Sponsored by Westerville
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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2017 Flight Schedule​

April 15 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- was a tail gunner on a B-29, serving in Japan

- was a sonarman on the USS Waller

- piloted a B-17

- served in Ethiopia

- was a trombonist with the 308 Army Band

- served in Joje-do, North Korea, in an Engineer Construction Battalion

- was stationed on Ellis Island for part of his service

​- was a gunner supporting the Normandy D-Day invasion

- provided security during the first hydrogen bomb test in the Marshall Islands

- was a fighter pilot flying combat missions in the CBI Theater

- provided security with the 121st Seabees north of Da Nang

-- Earlier Flights --

May 13 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Ariel Corporation
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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Looking for information about our flight partners? It's been moved. Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

September 9 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Vance Outdoors Inc.
​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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October 21 -- Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance

Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM
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May 13 Flight - The roster included veterans who

- was a Surveyor

- served on the USS Boston

- was a salvage diver working on engines repair and raising sunken vessels

- served in Gen. George Patton's army in France and Germany

- served in the Aleutian Islands

- was awarded 4 Bronze Stars

- served in North Africa, Sicily, and the Normandy Invasion

​- was a member of the 1st Cav Band

- was a court reporter for Beachmaster Unit #1

- was in the Military Police and CID

- served in Air-Sea Rescue

- built and maintained airstrips​

All flights are on Southwest Charter 737 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

Our senior veterans served in a variety of ways, and each has a unique story to tell. We've listed several here.

April 15 -- Sponsored by donations from proud Americans; major donor Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools

​Flight 8219 Scheduled Arrival 9:15 PM

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