Chief Dale Hawthorne 1994-1995
Chief Ken Brann 1995 - 1996
Chief Skip Holdredge 1996 - 1997
Chief Michael Barrowman 1997 - 2000
Chief Al Wynne 2000 - 2001
Chief Jerry Akers 2002
Chief Sandy Stacy 2002-2003
Chief Frank A. Chiariello 2016 - 2017
Chief Seth Lininger 2017-Present

During World War 1, American volunteers from all parts of the country filled the newly formed flying squadrons. Some were wealthy scions attending colleges such as Yale and Harvard who quit in mid-term to join the war. In one squadron, a wealthy lieutenant ordered medallions struck in solid bronze and presented them to his unit. One young pilot placed the medallion in a small leather pouch that he wore about his neck.

Final Flight serves as a Memorial for any 509th, 510th, 511th or 405th Member who has died after their call to Duty. If you know of a member who should be added to this Roster, please submit their information to any of the website contacts, and we'll be sure to add them.

We’re here to commemorate the 405th Fighter Group at Langley Field. After the 1952 activation at Godman, KY., the move was made to Langley, and the following year nuclear training began in the Republic F-84F fighter, with a new tactical atomic weapon, the Mark-VII bomb. In 1955, the 405th attained ‘Combat readiness,’ while introducing a new 'Special Weapons Delivery' tactic called ‘Low Altitude Bombing System. In ‘LABS’ the Immelmann maneuver was flown, off the deck, to a high-angle release, 20 degrees past the vertical.

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