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#61 Post by Boac » Sun May 19, 2024 8:54 pm

Commander 'Sharkey' ward, DFC, AFC, 'Mr Sea Harrier' to the RN. Died aged 80 at home on the island of Grenada. A real icon in the Harrier world. RIP, Sir.

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#62 Post by PHXPhlyer » Mon May 20, 2024 6:59 pm

Ivan Boesky, famed trader in 1980s insider trading scandal, dies at 87

https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/20/investin ... index.html

Ivan Boesky, the infamous insider trader whose name became synonymous with financial greed and helped inspire the fictional character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film “Wall Street,” has died. He was 87.

His daughter, Marianne Boesky, confirmed to CNN on Monday that he died in his sleep.

“A dedicated and loving father above all else. A beautiful soul who inspired me to work hard, care harder, and always remain curious,” read a caption on a Monday Instagram post by the account associated with Marianne Boesky’s art gallery.

Boesky famously said in a 1986 commencement speech at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, that “greed is healthy,” inspiring in part to Gekko’s “greed is good” speech.

Nicknamed “Ivan the Terrible” on a 1986 Time Magazine cover, Boesky profited from the corporate takeover boom in the 1980s, using insider information to receive advanced information on pending deals.

When investigators began catching whiff of his activities, along with that of “junk bond king” Michael Milken, he agreed to cooperate with the federal government as they investigated insider trading on Wall Street, which had become a concern for the SEC by the early 1980s.

He recorded calls and meetings, including with Milken, and taught investigators about stock manipulation, takeover bids and corporate raids, according to the SEC Historical Society.

He pleaded guilty in 1986 to insider trading and was sentenced to three years of prison and fined $100 million, half of which went to returning the profits he made from insider trading and the other half as a civil penalty.

Boesky was barred from securities trading for the rest of his life.

He is survived by his wife Ana, his five children and four grandchildren.

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#63 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat May 25, 2024 11:23 pm

Richard M. Sherman, who co-wrote 'It's a Small World' and memorable songs for 'Mary Poppins,' dies at 95
“Generations of moviegoers and theme park guests have been introduced to the world of Disney through the Sherman brothers’ magnificent and timeless songs," Disney said in a remembrance.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries ... rcna154089

Richard M. Sherman, one half of the prolific, award-winning pair of brothers who helped form millions of childhoods by penning the instantly memorable songs for “Mary Poppins,” “The Jungle Book” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” — as well as the most-played tune on Earth, “It’s a Small World (After All)” — has died. He was 95.

The Walt Disney Co. announced that Sherman died Saturday due to age-related illness.

“Generations of moviegoers and theme park guests have been introduced to the world of Disney through the Sherman brothers’ magnificent and timeless songs. Even today, the duo’s work remains the quintessential lyrical voice of Walt Disney,” the company said in a remembrance posted on its website.

Sherman, together with his late brother Robert, won two Academy Awards for Walt Disney’s 1964 smash “Mary Poppins” — best score and best song, “Chim Chim Cher-ee.” They also picked up a Grammy for best movie or TV score. Robert Sherman died in London at age 86 in 2012.

Their hundreds of credits as joint lyricist and composer also include the films “Winnie the Pooh,” “The Slipper and the Rose,” “Snoopy Come Home,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Magic of Lassie.” Their Broadway musicals included 1974’s “Over Here!” and stagings of “Mary Poppins” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in the mid-2000s.

“Something good happens when we sit down together and work,” Richard Sherman told The Associated Press in a 2005 joint interview. “We’ve been doing it all our lives. Practically since college we’ve been working together.”

Their awards include 23 gold and platinum albums and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They became the only Americans ever to win first prize at the Moscow Film Festival for “Tom Sawyer” in 1973 and were inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2005.

President George W. Bush awarded them the National Medal of Arts in 2008, commended for music that “has helped bring joy to millions.”

Most of the songs the Shermans wrote — in addition to being catchy and playful — work on multiple levels for different ages, something they learned from Disney.

“He once told us, early on in our career, ‘Don’t insult the kid — don’t write down to the kid. And don’t write just for the adult.’ So we write for grandpa and the 4-year-old — and everyone in between — and all see it on a different level,” Richard Sherman said.

The Shermans began a decade-long partnership with Disney during the 1960s after having written hit pop songs like “Tall Paul” for ex-Mouseketeer Annette Funicello and “You’re Sixteen,” later recorded by Ringo Starr.

They wrote over 150 songs at Disney, including the soundtracks for such films as “The Sword and the Stone,” “The Parent Trap,” “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Aristocrats” and “The Tigger Movie.”

“It’s a Small World” — which accompanies visitors to Disney theme parks’ boat ride sung by animatronic dolls representing world cultures — is believed to be the most performed composition in the world. It was first debuted at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair pavilion ride.

The two brothers credited their father, composer Al Sherman, with challenging them to write songs and for their love of wordsmithing. His legacy of songs includes “You Gotta Be a Football Hero,” “(What Do We Do On a) Dew-Dew-Dewy Day” and “On the Beach at Bali-Bali.” His sons went on to popularize the terms “fantasmagorical” and “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

The Shermans teased songs out of each other, brainstorming titles and then trying to top each other with improvements. “Being brothers, we sort of short-cut each other,” Richard Sherman said. “We can almost look at each other and know, ‘Hey, you’re onto something, kiddo.’”

Away from the piano, the two raised families and pursued their own interests, yet still lived close to each other in Beverly Hills and continued working well into their 70s. When “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” came to Broadway in 2005, they added new lyrics and four new songs.

Though they were estranged for a number of years, the brothers largely avoided sibling rivalry. When asked about that, Richard Sherman was philosophical, touching and jokey all at the same time — much like the trunkful of songs he wrote with his brother.

“We’re human. We have frailties and weaknesses. But we love each other very much, respect each other,” he said. “I’m happy that he’s a successful guy. That makes me a successful guy.”

Richard Sherman is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children: Gregory and Victoria. He also is survived by a daughter, Lynda, from a previous marriage.

A private funeral will be held on Friday. Disney said a celebration of life service will be announced later.

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#64 Post by PHXPhlyer » Mon May 27, 2024 2:47 pm

Doug Ingle, Iron Butterfly founder who sang ‘In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida,’ dies at 78
Ingle was the last surviving member of the original lineup, which was formed in San Diego in 1966.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/do ... rcna154149

Doug Ingle, who co-founded the heavy rock band Iron Butterfly and was the singer and organist on songs including their signature hit, “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida,” died Friday at age 78. He was the last surviving member of the classic lineup from the late 1960s.

Most of Iron Butterfly’s success came with the 17-minute FM radio smash “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida.” The 1968 sophomore album named after the hit single spent 81 weeks in the top 10 in the U.S.; for a while it stood as the bestselling album in Atlantic Records’ history. The LP went on to be certified quadruple-platinum.

Ingle’s family announced the passing on social media and did not give a cause of death. “It’s with a heavy heart & great sadness to announce the passing of my Father Doug Ingle,” posted Doug Ingle Jr. “Dad passed away peacefully this evening in the presence of family. Thank You Dad for being a father, teacher and friend. Cherished loving memories I will carry the rest of my days moving forward in this journey of life. Love you Dad.”

Ingle was the last surviving member of the original lineup, which was formed in San Diego in 1966, and also the only survivor of the so-called classic edition of the group that recorded “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” two years later, at which point the band had undergone a total turnover except for him.

An edit of “In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida” that lasted only two minutes and 52 seconds went up the charts to land at No. 30 on the Billboard Hot 100, although that is little indication of just how thoroughly the song infiltrated the culture. It was the 17-minute album track that became legendary — and something of an affectionate running joke in rock circles, as either a symbol of excessive length or just something a late-night FM disc jockey could put a needle down on for a smoking or bathroom break.

Beyond the epic length, the biggest piece of lore surrounding the song had to do with its willfully silly title, which was basically a slurred version of “in the garden of eden,” as allegedly misheard by drummer Ron Bushy when Ingle was first presenting the song to the band.

On a 1995 episode of “The Simpsons,” “Bart Sells His Soul,” Bart snuck a version of the organ-driven song into his church’s worship service under the de-slurred title “In the Garden of Eden,” credited to I. Ron Butterfly. “Hey, Marge, remember when we used to make out to this hymn?” whispered Homer.

Besides being covered by Bart Simpson’s church congregation, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” was covered by Slayer (on the soundtrack for the film “Less Than Zero”), the Residents, Boney M and the Incredible Bongo Band, whose version was twice-sampled by the rapper Nas. It also appeared memorably in Michael Mann’s thriller “Manhunter.”

Part of the reason the track ended up being 17 minutes long is that, when Iron Butterly arrived at the recording studio, engineer Don Casale asked the group to play through the song so he could set his levels. They jammed through the extended version heard on LP as a practice run, unaware that Casale had hit “record”; that epic jam, of course, ended up being the master take.

Iron Butterfly has not remained as ubiquitous a name in counterculture nostalgia as other groups of its era have, partly because the group broke up rather soon after its biggest successes — in 1971 — and did not enjoy the extended reunions that some others did.

But Ingle did take part in a short reunion in the late ’70s, two more in the 1980s and, finally, a longer stint in the late 1990s, which ended when Ingle retired from performing altogether in 1999.

Among the other band members from the classic “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” era of the band, guitarist Erik Brann died in 2003, bassist Lee Dornan in 2012 and drummer Ron Bushy in 2021.

A Wikipedia entry for the group lists 60 musicians who have been part of the group in its various incarnations over the decades — on top of the four musicians who tour as Iron Butterfly today, none of whom go further back with the band than 1995.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1995, when the group was beginning a reunion tour, Ingle talked about his regrets about how things had gone down with the group in the ’70s, with plenty of problems brought about by debt.

“It all came so fast and easy,” Ingle told the Times, describing how he had become a multi-millionaire in his early 20s, then got hit hard by unpaid tax debt and lost a 600-acre ranch, apartment building and even his grand piano, before he resolved his tax problems in 1986.

“I was a child among men,” said Ingle, looking back at 48. “I was dealing with people who were competent but not necessarily (working) in my interest. I took the luxury of playing ostrich. I didn’t involve myself at the business level at all. I just went out and performed. It was, ‘Isn’t life great?’ Then everything crashed down. I still maintain life is great, but now I base it on something (real) rather than wishful thinking.”

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#65 Post by llondel » Tue May 28, 2024 2:49 am

Bette Nash, the world's longest-serving flight attendant, has died aged 88 after nearly 70 years of airborne service.

The news was broken by her employer, American Airlines, which mourned her death in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

"She started in 1957 and held the Guinness World Record for longest-serving flight attendant," the airline said.

"Bette inspired generations of flight attendants. Fly high, Bette."

Ms Nash began her career at the age of 21 with Eastern Airlines, the forerunner of American Airlines, working on its shuttle flight between Washington DC, where she lived, and Boston. She preferred the route because it allowed her to spend every night at home.

She had intended to move on after a few years, but ended up staying, becoming a familiar sight to frequent flyers on the route. She never officially retired from her post.
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#67 Post by Hydromet » Sun Jun 02, 2024 11:07 pm

I'd never heard of Rob Burrow, but having lost a couple of close friends and, last week, a former colleague, to MND, I support all efforts to find a cure for this insidious disease. In Oz, every year at this time we have the 'Big Freeze' campaign, where you can buy a beanie at Bunnings or Coles, with proceeds to support research into this disease. I'd urge all greater antipodeans here to go out and get one.

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#68 Post by Wodrick » Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:38 am

Robert Geoffrey Burrow CBE was an English professional rugby league footballer who played as a scrum-half or hooker.
An England and Great Britain representative, Burrow spent his entire 16-year professional career with Leeds Rhinos in the Super League, making nearly 500 appearances between 2001 and 2017.
Born: September 26, 1982, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Died: June 2, 2024 (age 41 years), Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Spouse: Lindsey Burrow
Children: Jackson Burrow, Maya Burrow, Macy Burrow
Height: 1.65 m
Position: Scrum-half, Hooker.

In the last year or so his TV appearances have been distressing to say the least.

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#69 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 08, 2024 1:58 am

William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut who took iconic 'Earthrise' photo, dies in plane crash in Washington
Anders, 90, was on the mission that circled the moon in 1968 ahead of the lunar landing in 1969. He was on a small plane that crashed Friday between two islands north of Seattle.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries ... rcna156149

William Anders, an astronaut who was one of the first three people to orbit the moon, and who took the famous "Earthrise" photo, died Friday after a small plane he was in crashed in the water north of Seattle, according to NASA, local officials and his family. He was 90.

The Coast Guard for the Pacific Northwest said just before 1 p.m. local time that it and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office were responding to a plane crash between Orcas and Jones islands, which are around 80 miles north of Seattle.

The sheriff’s office said its dive team was on the scene, and a second boat was also responding.

Anders’ son, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Greg Anders, confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

“The family is devastated,” Greg Anders said, according to the news agency. “He was a great pilot and we will miss him terribly.”

NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson offered his condolences.

"In 1968, during Apollo 8, Bill Anders offered to humanity among the deepest of gifts an astronaut can give. He traveled to the threshold of the Moon and helped all of us see something else: ourselves. He embodied the lessons and the purpose of exploration. We will miss him," Nelson wrote on X.

A woman who answered a phone number listed for Nelson who did not give her name said the astronaut was believed to have been on the plane, and declined to make a further comment.

The Apollo 8 mission was launched 55 years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, to circle the moon and return to earth in preparation for the Apollo 11 lunar landing the following year.

Anders was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 8 mission. Also on the mission were Frank Borman, who was the commander, and James Lovell Jr.

Anders took the famous "Earthrise" photo that showed our world with the lunar horizon in the foreground.

Taken aboard Apollo 8 by Bill Anders, this iconic picture shows Earth peeking out from beyond the lunar surface as the first crewed spacecraft circumnavigated the Moon.Bill Anders / NASA file
The first report of the plane crash came into the San Juan Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at around 11:40 a.m. Friday, Sheriff Eric Peter said, and authorities responded.

The report was that an older model plane was flying north to south and went into the water and sunk. It was not known if anyone but the pilot was on board, the sheriff said in a statement after the incident.

Anders was born in Hong Kong on Oct. 17, 1933. He had four sons and two daughters.

He was also the backup pilot for the Gemini XI mission and Apollo 11 mission in which the first humans actually landed on the moon on July 24, 1969.

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Arizona, who is a former astronaut, wrote on X that Anders was an inspiration.

“Bill Anders forever changed our perspective of our planet and ourselves with his famous Earthrise photo on Apollo 8. He inspired me and generations of astronauts and explorers. My thoughts are with his family and friends,” Kelly wrote.

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#70 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:06 am

More in depth bio.
Nothing about aircraft he was flying.

FORMER ASTRONAUT BILL ANDERS PLANE BELIEVED TO HAVE CRASHED BETWEEN ORCAS AND JOHNS ISLANDS FRIDAY, JUNE 7; TOOK FAMOUS EARTHRISE PHOTO


https://sanjuanislander.com/news-articl ... rise-photo

William Anders, former astronaut famous for the Earthrise photo, is believed to have been in the vintage plane that crashed into San Juan Channel between Johns and Orcas Islands Friday, June 7, 2024.

He was living in Anacortes, having moved their from Orcas Island. He and his wife also had a home in San Diego.

The following information is from the Heritage Flight Museum website

William Anders was born in Hong Kong, China on October 17, 1933. His father, Lt. Arthur Anders, was an American Naval officer assigned to the USS Panay, which was protecting American personnel and interests on the Yangtze River in China. When the Panay’s Captain was incapacitated by the first bombs, a wounded Arthur Anders was the first American Naval Officer to order “Open Fire” on the Japanese Imperial Army on 12 December, 1937 as his crew turned to defend the Panay from Japanese attack. Arthur Anders was awarded the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for bravery during the event that became known as “The Panay Incident.” A young William Anders, on shore with his mother Muriel, still remembers the bombs being dropped on the town of Nanking by Japanese aircraft.

After returning to the States, and following several assignments, the Anders family settled in La Mesa, California where William Anders graduated from Grossmont High School just east of San Diego, California. Anders attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering before commissioning into the U.S. Air Force and earning his pilot’s wings in 1956. He married Valerie Hoard, who was also from San Diego. Anders’ first assignment out of Pilot Training had him flying the F-89 “Scorpion” aircraft armed with the nuclear tipped “Genie” air-to-air missile. He spent a year in Iceland flying this aircraft with several intercepts of Russian Bear Bombers. Back at Hamilton AFB in California, Bill transitioned to the F-101 “Voodoo”.

In 1962, Anders graduated with honors from the USAF Institute of Technology with a degree in Nuclear Engineering (specifically: Space Radiation) and was assigned to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anders was selected in 1963 by NASA from a pool of thousands of applicants for the third group of astronauts and was initially assigned to the backup crew for the Gemini 11 mission. Learning to fly helicopters in his spare time, Anders became one of the first astronauts to pilot the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle, subsequently earning him his spot as the Lunar Module Pilot on the Apollo 8 mission into lunar orbit. Originally, Borman, Lovell and Anders were assigned to the Apollo 9 mission, a medium Earth orbit mission primarily designed to test the Lunar Module docking and crew transfer procedures. Due to development issues with the Lunar Module, and the tightness of the Space Race with the Soviet Union, the Apollo 8 mission was re-tasked to a lunar orbit mission without a Lunar Module and the original crews for Apollo 8 and 9 were switched.

The Apollo 8 mission launched on December 21, 1968 and marked the first manned flight of the Saturn V, the first time that humans had left Earth’s gravity, the first humans to travel to the moon and fall under the gravitational pull of a celestial body other than Earth, and the first humans to see the Earth rise over the horizon of another celestial body. One of the most memorable moments of the flight came on Christmas Eve of 1968 when, in a live broadcast from the moon, the crew read the first verses of the Book of Genesis.

Because of the incredible success of the mission, and because Apollo 8 was one of the very few bright spots that occurred in the very dark year of 1968, Borman, Lovell and Anders were named the Time Magazine’s Men of the Year for 1968. Their Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit won an Emmy Award, and Anders’ famous “Earthrise” image was selected by Life Magazine as one of the “100 Photographs that Changed the World”.

Exercising the traditional rights of explorers through the ages, the crew of Apollo 8 chose three craters that had never been seen by human eyes to carry their names. The craters were right below the spacecraft when they could see the Earth rising above the horizon. The IAU denied the names of these craters, and instead named three craters that were never in view of the crew at any point in their mission.

Following the Apollo 8 mission, Anders was assigned as the backup Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. He was then asked to serve as the Executive Secretary of the National Aeronautics and Space Council in Washington DC. After several successful years in that post, he was appointed a commissioner on the Atomic Energy Commission. In 1975, he was appointed by President Ford to be the first Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was then appointed Ambassador to Norway in 1976. In 1977, upon returning from Norway, Anders stepped away from governmental service, re-acquired his military commission in the Air Force Reserves, and became the Vice President of the General Electric Company serving in several positions in their Nuclear and aircraft divisions. In 1984 he accepted the position of Executive Vice President for Operations at Textron Corporation in charge of several of Textron’s businesses, such as Bell Helicopters. This post allowed him to resume one of his passions: helicopter flying. In 1988, 33 years after his initial commissioning, Major General Anders retired from the Air Force Reserves.

He joined General Dynamics late in 1990 and became the Chairman and CEO of General Dynamics Corporation in 1991. Along with being Chairman and CEO, Anders was also one of the Aircraft Division’s Test Pilots, flying several missions testing new systems on the F-16 Fighting Falcon. In taking on General Dynamics leadership, Anders was tasked with turning around a languishing Defense Contractor. With the support of financial luminaries such as Warren Buffet in his corner, he turned GD around, taking a $19 stock value to over $250/share (non-stock split equivalent) in his short tenure at the company. He retired from General Dynamics in 1993, staying on as Chairman until 1994.

Bill and his wife, Valerie, moved to Orcas Island in Washington State in 1993, with a second home in their home town of San Diego California. They have six children and 13 grandchildren. Shortly after retiring, Bill & Valerie established the Anders Foundation supporting educational and environmental concerns as a vehicle for supporting several of their interests including Yosemite National Institute, and Olympic Park Institute. The Anders Foundation has been instrumental in many projects.

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#71 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:10 am

BILL ANDERS
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https://sanjuanislander.com/news-articl ... rise-photo

https://heritageflight.org/about/maj-gen-bill-anders/

Bill returned to flying by pursuing an interest in general aviation with emphasis on military warbirds. One of Anders’ early mentors in the general aviation world was none other than his former Apollo 8 crew commander, Frank Borman. Borman was instrumental in Anders’ acquiring several aircraft, including the DH-2 Beaver painted in Air Force Rescue colors, and the P-51 which Anders restored to its current livery: Val-Halla. Along with Frank Borman, Anders is a founding member of the USAF Heritage Flight Team of civilian warbirds that fly in formation with today’s current USAF fighters. He was also a Founding member of the Navy Legacy Flight. He retired from both of those teams in 2006 with Alan a member of the Navy Legacy Flight and Greg a member of the AF Heritage Flight.

In 1996 Bill attended the Reno Air Races and got a behind the scenes look at the world of air racing. Bill got the fever for racing and raced Val-Halla in 1997. Seeing the F-8 Bearcat’s performance at the races, Bill purchased a Bearcat that had raced in the first Reno Air Races (1964), named it “Wampus Cat” and raced it along with Val-Halla in 1998 & 1999. Flying a plane in both the Bronze (Val-Halla) and Silver (Wampus Cat) races made for a challenging but exhilarating experience for Bill and all of his team. Probably his “best” race was the 1997 Silver unlimited final race in which the winds and turbulence were both very bad. Dipping into his Icelandic Interceptor Pilot experience, Bill shook off the bad conditions placing 3rd in the Silvers with fewer aircraft modifications to Val-Halla than several of those he beat.

Bill & Valerie started the Heritage Flight Museum around the P-51 Val-Halla in 1996. It has steadily grown ever since and currently resides at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, Washington. In 1997, Bill flew Val-Halla to the East Coast to participate in the first Gathering of Mustangs and Legends. While on the East Coast, he had the opportunity to fly a 3-ship photo formation with Big Beautiful Doll as the photo ship, and his son Greg in his F-15E. From this photo sortie came the photo that is incorporated in the Heritage Flight Museum’s logo.


As the museum grew, Bill’s two sons who had found a passion for aviation joined him in the Puget Sound area to help run the museum. Bill had the great experience of being able to fly formation with two of his six kids piloting the other aircraft. The museum is home to 14 aircraft, several antique military vehicles, an impressive library, and many great artifacts.

In 2016, the Heritage Flight Museum hosted Frank Borman and Jim Lovell for “An Evening With Apollo 8.” Hosted by David Hartman, this onstage interview provided an opportunity for attendees to listen to the three prime crew members, two Mission Controllers (Gerry Griffin and Milt Windler) and Valerie tell the stories of the Apollo 8 mission. One facet of that event resulted in the Apollo 8 crew taking to the skies together again in three T-6’s.

As the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 approached, the IAU was once again reminded of the slight of the Apollo 8 crew that had happened in 1969. Bill had been pursuing a resolution for most of that time. The IAU stepped up to repair their mistake, renaming two of the craters clearly visible in the iconic Earthrise picture. One was named “Anders’ Earthrise” and the other “8 Homeward.”

Bill and Valerie continue to enjoy their life in San Diego and the Pacific Northwest with their PNW home now in Anacortes.

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#72 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:19 am

William Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut, killed in San Juan Islands plane crash
Plane was a t-34 Mentor

https://www.fox13seattle.com/news/willi ... lane-crash

SAN JUAN COUNTY, Wash. - Retired American astronaut William Anders, who was a member of the Apollo 8 crew, was killed in a plane crash just off the San Juan Islands on Friday afternoon.

Anders' son, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Greg Anders, confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

The plane that crashed was a vintage Air Force T-34 Mentor, which is owned by Anders, who is also a San Juan County resident.

Anders was reportedly piloting the plane when it crashed. "The family is devastated," Greg Anders said. "He was a great pilot and we will miss him terribly."

Video shows fiery small plane crash into WA waters near Orcas Island

https://www.fox13seattle.com/news/willi ... lane-crash

Crews responded to a plane crash in the San Juan Islands on Friday afternoon. Officials with the United States Coast Guard Pacific Northwest said the crash happened near Orcas Island before 11:45 a.m.

Early life of William Anders
William Anders was born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Hong Kong, but he grew up in San Diego. In 1955, Anders graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree, and received his master of science degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1962. He completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1979.

Recruited by NASA
In 1964, Anders was selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to be an astronaut with responsibilities for dosimetry, radiation effects and environmental control.

He was a backup pilot for the Gemini XI, Apollo 11 flights, and was lunar module pilot for Apollo 8.

Apollo 8 mission
In 1968, Anders operated the Apollo 8 mission alongside Air Force veteran Frank F. Borman II and Navy veteran James A. Lovell, Jr. In total, he logged more than 6,000 hours of flying time.

During this mission, their command module floated above the lunar surface, and the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the Book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone "on the good Earth."


According to NASA, the mission was also famous for the iconic "Earthrise" image, snapped by Anders, which would give humankind a new perspective on their home planet. Anders has said that despite all the training and preparation for an exploration of the moon, the astronauts ended up discovering Earth.

William Anders' retirement
In 1988, Anders retired from the Air Force Reserves and became the chairman and CEO of General Dynamics Corporation in 1991. After two years, he retired from General Dynamics and stayed as chairman until 1994.

Anders and his wife Valerie moved to Orcas Island in 1993. They have six children and 13 grandchildren.

Shortly after retiring, the couple established the Anders Foundation supporting educational and environmental concerns as a vehicle for supporting several of their interests, including Yosemite National Institute and the Olympic Park Institute.

In 1996, the couple started the Heritage Flight Museum around the P-51 Val-Halla. It has steadily grown ever since and currently resides at Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington. As the museum grew, their two sons found a passion for aviation and joined them in the Puget Sound area to help run the museum.

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Re: Departed During 2024

#73 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Jun 09, 2024 1:39 am

Juan's initial take on Bill Anders' crash.



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#74 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Jun 09, 2024 7:16 am

Oh dear, sounds as if it may have been pilot error.
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#75 Post by Boac » Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:33 am

Its looks possibly to be all about apogee and perigee.

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#76 Post by Boac » Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:56 pm

Without pre-judging Dr Mosley's death, it has to be said viewtopic.php?f=3&t=397&p=392418#p392418

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#77 Post by Karearea » Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:48 pm

Boac wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:56 pm
Without pre-judging Dr Mosley's death, it has to be said viewtopic.php?f=3&t=397&p=392418#p392418
I, personally, am sorry to learn of the untimely death of Dr Moseley.

From what I have seen and read, he was a good man who wanted to make life better, bring better health to people in general, and he did so in a way that was tactful and interesting, and inspired many to make improvements in their health.

I sincerely regret his loss.

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Re: Departed During 2024

#78 Post by Ex-Ascot » Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:42 am

Yes indeed Boac. Difficult terrain, badly sign posted, hot and only a small bottle of water. And, he had no need to go that way he could have just walked back along the road to town. Shows how sometimes the most intelligent can act stupidly.

However, very sad and a great loss to the medical profession.
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#79 Post by Boac » Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:51 am

Indeed - Mrs B said to me

"I bet his wife said why not wait until it is cooler or come back with us, and remember your phone...."

Poor family. Almost qualifying for a Darwin award.

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