Wednesday, June 8, 2011

John Alison, RIP

This AM my youngest Brother, John, sent along this obituary from The Wall Street Journal.

It would seem that Mr John Alison lead a full and exciting life.  As an former Air Force fighter pilot I was impressed by his daring and accomplishments.  Both being with the follow-on to the Flying Tigers and with the 1st Air Commando are impressive, and commanding both is even more impressive.

The story is also told over at Wikipedia.

Rest in Peace, John Alison.

Regards  —  Cliff

1 comment:

nealcroz said...

Alison, Hill, Everest, Zemke, and so many others who are the heart and soul of American air power. Each of them were plain spoken men with incredible talents and a certain "something" that made them the best at what they did.

My brother's father-in-law is a Flying Tiger and 92 years old this year. His memories of AVG days are fascinating to hear.....

http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Bio%27s/bio-Jernstedt.htm