We read so much about World War II and Vietnam, but the Korean War has been largely forgotten. Indeed, it is often called “The Forgotten War.” Perhaps coming so soon after WWII, the public did not want to know much about it. It was a brutal war. According to Pentagon statistics, there were 33,651 battle deaths, 3,262 non-battle deaths, and 8,176 listed as missing.
Memorial Day weekend brings thousands of visitors to Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia. About 14,000 veterans killed in action, missing in action or who died while on active duty are buried at Anderson, according to cemetery administrator Charles Barr. That includes 12,920 who died during the Civil War while imprisoned at Andersonville and 1,000 prisoners who died after the war.
The Air Force and a group of partners are looking at building an innovation center near Robins Air Force Base where base engineers would work with industry representatives to speed up the time it takes to make parts for decades-old aircraft.
Museum of Aviation restoration specialists are putting back together an F-100D Super Sabre flown in combat during the Vietnam War by retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Rick Goddard, former commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.
The war on terrorism is getting a boost from the efficiency of maintenance workers at Robins Air Force Base. Friday, crews prepared to send off an AC-130U gunship after a world record maintenance stop.