Honor Our Veterans
Join Us On Sunday, November 11, 2012
To Honor All Veteran's.
Heaven On Earth Will be hosting complimentary desserts and beverages at the historical KC-97 located at the Medford Air Service, 4002 Cirius Dr., Medford OR. 10am-2pm
History of the KC-97
The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is home to this unique historic aircraft. The plane can be rented out for meetings, events, or parties.
The Boeing KC-97 was part of the Strategic Air Command and its versatility as a multi-purpose aircraft allowed it to be used as a troop transport/cargo carrier/hospital ship and in-air refueler. As a cargo carrier it moved heavy equipment carrying light tanks, ambulances, artillery or a combination of these.
Some early models were called the “flying ambulance” and were used to bring Korean War causalities back to the west coast from Japan.
The quick convertibility of the KC-97 from basic freighter to in-air refueler was made possible by the unique packaging of the tanker equipment and flying boom.
This particular aircraft was built in 1952 and was delivered to the 306th Bombardment at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida in September, 1953. Over the years it has been deployed to Germany, Morocco, Newfoundland, and Lajes Ab Zores in support of unit movements and special operations.
This aircraft continued its service with a number of Strategic Air Command units before its retirement in 1978 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.
Her final flight was made in November of 1990 to what was then the Medford-Jackson County Airport. Here she was lovingly restored to be enjoyed by future generations.
Heaven On Earth has a Significant Amount of Interest and Motivation to Honor Our Veterans.
Heaven On Earth Association will be hosting a Veteran's Day Golf Tournament November 11th, 2011. If you would like to sponsor a veteran to play in this golf tournament, please go to the catalog page and click on Heaven On Earth Association where you may sponsor a veteran for the tournament. Tournament entry fee includes: green fees, continental breakfast, awards banquet and tee prizes.
Featured Heaven On Earth Veteran
George is 95 years old. His birthday is December 5th. He served in WWII from 1942-1945. He had a short break, possibly 2 years, and then he served until 1966 when her retired from the Airforce.
George was a Crew Chief for the 381st Bomb Group. He was a part of the 533 Squad Run and was the B17 Bomber Crew Chief. He served in Ridgwell, England.
George Cathcart attends the 381st Bomber Group Reunion. If he is not able to attend the reunion his daughters make sure to represent their father. This Year the Reunion will be in August from the 11th to the 15th in Nashville, TN.
**If you or your loved one served in the 381st Bomber Group and are interested in more information regarding the 381st BG Memorial Association check out this website: www.381st.org
George and his wife, Magdalena, established a Veteran's Fishing Program in Lakewood, Washington at the American Lake Veteran's Hospital. This program has been operating for approximately 22 years. Veterans are taken out to the dock to fish one day a week from May to September.
Click for information on the American Lake Veteran's Hospital: http://www1.va.gov/pugetsound/page.cfm?pg=13.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE GEORGE W. CATHCART