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|When I got back from F-106 school Col. Adams was just about to take over command of the 144th FIW clinic. Later on he achieved the rank of Maj Gen. Mike took excellent care of all of us pilots at the Guard. He was also an Internal Medicine physician in private practice. All of us airline guys got our FAA medical certificates through him. Mike is now retired and enjoying life.||Change of command ceremony for Bill Neville handing the 144th FIW over to Paul Carrol.||Fresno ANG ramp, 1959.|
|F-86L belonging to the 194th FIS, 15 May 1960.||F-86L, 1961.||At a Dining-In: Mike Adams, John Dawson, George Lake and Don Tolliday. Barry Brannan sitting across the table from Mike.|
|Physician-pilot Mike Adams. As a pilot, Mike was offered the chance to go to medical school, paid for by the AF. He said "Yes," provided that he could continue to fly. That was a great deal! And we benefited as well. We got a great flight surgeon! Mike was flying the T-33 when I arrived on the scene and I got to go on a number of AFTPs around the flagpole and had fun flying with him.||
The pilots of the 194th FIS.
I see Mike right in the center and there's George Sparks third from the right - bottom row. Jim Kilpatrick bottom row far right. Ed Aguiar middle row just left of center and Don Tolliday second to back row second from the right.
The Nose-Pickers of the 194th FIS.
It's a well known fact that pilots are never serious - no matter what generation you're from. :)
|Col. George Sparks. Col. Sparks held down the Safety Office for a long time and retired in the late 80s during our experiment with the F-4s. George was a truly nice guy and an outstanding instrument pilot. He was always available for confabs on the intracacies of squadron life as seen from a young lieutenants' viewpoint. George was a highly decorated pilot from the Korean Conflict.||A Fresno T-33, 1972. Looks like a travel pod instead of chaff dispensers.||A couple of our two favorite One-Stars, Mike Adams and Paul Carroll. Paul was a squadron pilot and wound up as our Wing Commander.|
|Bob Hall.||John Dawson. I have a real soft spot for John. He was part of the management team - BGen Kilpatrick, Col. Dawson - that sent me to pilot training. The first squadron function that I attended when I got back from AMS was John's retirement dinner over at the Outpost.||Barry Brannan and Mike Adams.|
|Capt. Mike Adams.||"C" Flight, Ed Aguiar, Ed Harris, Barry Brannan, Jack Bolt, Mike Adams, John Dawson, Don Tolliday.||
Q.B.s (Quiet Birdmen)
Jack Bolt, Ed Aguiar, Barry Brannan, John Dawson, Mike Adams, Milt Graham
|Barry Brannan, John Dawson, Pierson in 1962.||F-86L, Fresno, 1960.||F-102, 194th FIS|
|F-102, Fresno, 1970s..||F-102, Fresno, 1972||F-102, Fresno|