Veterans' Stories​

2019 Flight Schedule​

All flights are on Southwest Charter 737  or American A321 aircraft from John Glenn Columbus International Airport  

Watch this space for times, flight numbers and sponsorships

2019 Flight Statistics


04/0904/2705/1806/0809/0709/28
10/1911/09YTD
WWII6







Korea23







WWII & Korea








WWII & Korea & Vietnam








Korea & Vietnam6







Vietnam85







Other Era & TLC









Total120







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


Honor Flight Columbus has taken 5,912 Senior Veterans to Washington through 2018

Flight Partners

Flight Partners

-- Future Flights --

June 8 - Mission #97 -- Sponsored by the All Life Foundation​

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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April 9 - Mission #94 -- [Tuesday] Sponsored by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) Community Fund and donations from grateful Americans

American Airlines Flight 9472 - Scheduled

Arrival 9:00pm

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September 28 - Mission #99 -- Sponsored by Abbott Laboratories

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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April 9 - Mission #94 - The roster included veterans who

- were awarded the Purple Heart (11 veterans)

- served with 558th Military Police Co. APO 201

- was an RF-101 pilot

- served in I Corps, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, scout sniper

- was an aircraft mechanic, B-29

- served with Mobile Riverene Force Mekong Delta

- was a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator

​- served on USS Taconic LCC-17, USS Guadalcanal LPH-7

- was an illustrator

- served in 1st Marine Div., part of secret "Snatch" Platoon that guarded the UN Negotiators

​- was a Crypto Aide

​- served in Vietnam as Marine mechanic; as a Reservist, in Washington decommissioning the USS Bon Homme Richard

​- performed High Altitude research (Balloons)

​- served in Vietnam and Thailand as aerial combat photographer

- was Ships Boatsmate, Helmsman on USS Forrestal CVA-59

- served at Tan Son Nhut AFB, airborne radio diretion finding flying on a C-47

- was High speed radio operator, 289th Army band member, Camp Otsu, Japan

- served at Da Nang, aerial gunner in helicopter

​- was a track vehicle mechanic in Germany

- served during the Tet Offensive; built roads, airport runways, heli & artillery pads


November 11 - Mission #93 - The roster includes veterans who

- served in Germany, border patrol

- was Aviation Machinist's Mate, USS Cabot CVL-28, Pacific Theater

- served in Vietnam and USA as flight-line Jet Engine Mechanic

- was a Dentist and served in the Panama Canal Zone

- served in top secret USA security office located in SHAPE headquarters, Rocquencourt, France

- was Platoon Sgt, 9th Inf Div, TET Offensive; Purple Heart

​- served in Vietnam as Combat Photographer

- was Army infantryman; 3 X Purple Heart

- served aboard USS Steinaker DDR-863 in Bay of Pigs, Cuba

​- was combat veteran, 11D 20 Recon Scout; Purple Heart

​- served on Swift River Boat; LPH-10 USS Tripoli; Purple Heart

​- was helicopter mechanic, 545th Aviation Unit, Flying Dragons; Purple Heart

​- was a "ratholer" (tunnel rat); also served on the USS Billy Mitchell

- served as Communications Center Specialist, Denver & Alaska

- was a combat soldier, 3rd 216th Artillery, Green Berets

- served at DeNang, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, Commander Security, anti-tank Assault Man

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-- Earlier Flights --

May 18 - Mission #96 -- Sponsored by Vance Outdoors

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm

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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.

November 9 - Mission #101 -- Sponsored by Nationwide

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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Check out our Flight Partners page for information about organizations and individuals who help make each of our trips a success.

September 7 - Mission #98 -- Sponsored by the Westerville Community

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm

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April 27 - Mission #95 -- Sponsored by the Office of the Ohio Attorney General, Gahanna Lincoln High School, and donations from grateful Americans

American Airlines Flight 9472 - Scheduled Arrival 9:05pm

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October 19 - Mission #100-1 and 100-2 - Sponsored by the Davis Foundation and Grateful Americans

Southwest Airlines Flight 8228 - Scheduled Arrival 9:15pm
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American Airlines Flight 9472 - Scheduled Arrival 9:00pm

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