Under the arch of a late afternoon rainbow Jul 30 at the U.S. Air Force Academy, is B-52D "Diamond Lil." She's one of two B-52D's credited with a confirmed MIG kill during the Vietnam conflict. Flying out of U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Airfield in southern Thailand, the crew of "Diamond Lil" shot down a MiG northeast of Hanoi during Operation LINEBACKER II on Christmas Eve, 1972. Diamond Lil was flown from 1957-1983 and ended its career with over 15,000 flying hours
Aunty Ehu's hula music to bloom at school fund-raiser
Everywhere Ehulani Enoka Lum went in California, from Mill Valley to San Jose, she sowed seeds of her native Hawaiian culture, teaching hula, promoting outrigger canoeing, supporting musicians. With her United Airlines connections, Aunty Ehu flew out stars in the Hawaiian music scene to the Bay Area, in some cases introducing them to mainland audiences. Iz, the lead singer who went on to posthumous fame a few years ago with his haunting version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," was sick and…
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