The Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame will induct three new members, all Vietnam pilots, at its annual Enshrinement Banquet to be held April 18.
According to a release, this year’s inductees are:
Willis M. “Buster” Boshears, of Augusta, who joined the Air Force and flew 340 combat missions in the F-4 and F-105. He was a four-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.
John M. Bailey Jr., of Coalwood, West Virginia, who flew more than 30 years for Delta Air Lines. He previously served in the Air Force and flew 120 combat missions in the EC-47. He also has worked to help minorities and women become pilots.
Edward Daniel “Dan” Cherry, a graduate of South Cobb High School, flew 295 combat missions and is credited with shooting down a MiG-21 fighter. He received the Silver Star and later became a brigadier general and commander of the Thunderbirds. He also authored “My Enemy ... My Friend,” a story of reconciliation from Vietnam.
Tickets to the banquet are $75 per person and by advanced reservation only. For more information, contact Nicole Bissettee at 478-328-0704 or visit www.gaaviationhalloffame.com.