Thursday, May 17th – Noon to 1pm
Former Liberal resident, Jim Madden, will be the speaker at our next Lunch and Learn at the Mid-America Air Museum, Thursday, May 17th, noon-1pm. Bring your lunch and join us for this fantastic opportunity. It is a free event.
Capt. Jim Madden graduated from Liberal High School in 1962 and then Kansas State University in 1966. He then received his commission into the United States Air Force thru the Air Force ROTC program, attending undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force base in Enid , Oklahoma. He graduated pilot training in 1967 and was assigned to F-100 Super Sabre training at Cannon Air Force Base, outside Clovis New Mexico.
Later assignments include the following:
• 353rd Tac Fighter Squardron, Torrejon Air Base in Madrid, Spain from 1968-1970
• A-1 Skyraider training at Hurlburt Air Force Base, Destin, FL
• Assigned 1st Special Operations Squadron, Nakom Phanom,
Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand 1970- 1971
Missions flown- Day and night ground attack missions
Primary A-1 mission SAR’s (search and rescue) call sign,
After leaving the Air Force in 1972, he returned to his hometown of Liberal, KS.
Madden will focus his presentation on the A-1 aircraft and the purpose and history of the Sandy mission. You will not want to miss it!