Air Force Military Veterans


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Picture of Al Amatuzio
Al
Amatuzio

Passed away in 2017 at the age of 93.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Innovator

 
 
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Edwin (Tex)
Arnold

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1957 to 1977


Driver / Professional

 
 
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Ade
Butler

Passed away in 2014.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


Midget

 
 



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Robert (Red)
Byron

Passed away in 1960 at the age of 45.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


NASCAR - Cup Car Series
USAC - Stock Car


Stock Car

 
 
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Jack
Conely

Passed away in 2017 at the age of 87.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional

 
 



James
Doolittle

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


Aviation

 
 



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John Cooper
Fitch

Passed away in 2012 at the age of 95.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1941 to 1945


Car Builder
Innovator


Sports Car

 
During WW II, Fitch flew a P-51 over Nazi Germany for the Army Air Corps, which is now call the Air Force.  Flying for the 15th Bombardment, Fitch flew missions to bomb German supply routes before flying B-17s over Germany.  
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Picture of Bill Hill
Bill
Hill

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1950 to 1953


Official / Promoter

 
 
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Picture of Harvey Hughes
Harvey
Hughes

Passed away in 2000 at the age of 94.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional


Aviation

 
He was a top competitor in National Air Races and finished sixth place in one of the early coast-to-coast Bendix Trophy races in 1946. During World War II he taught military cadet pilot training, including the art of aerobatics as well as special cross country flying.  



Walt
James

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Professional

 
 
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Don
Peabody

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran

 
 
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Connie
Swingle

Passed away in 2007 at the age of 72.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran
1954


Builder Chassis

 
While serving in France and North Africa, Connie met Don Cook.  
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Picture of A.J. Watson
A.J.
Watson

United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Builder Chassis
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional


USAC - IndyCar

 
 



Company
VETMotorsports
Title
President
 
 



Jerry
Wimbish

Passed away in 1998.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Driver / Sportsman
Track Announcer
Track Flagman

 
Flying 27 missions over Germany during World War II as a Bombardier pilot.  
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Picture of Henry (Smokey) Yunick
Henry (Smokey)
Yunick

Passed away in 2001 at the age of 78.
United States Air Force
Air Force Veteran


Builder Engines
Car Owner
Crew Chief
Driver / Professional
Tuner


IRL - IndyCar
NASCAR - Cup Car Series

 
Flew B-17s for the Army Air Force in WWII Flew for the Flying Tigers Car owner, mechanic, crew chief for stock cars in 1950s and 1960s Won two Grand National (Winston Cup today) Championships Won Indy in 1960  
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