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Published July 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Capt. Bill Hosmer during his stint wth the Thunderbirds

Then Capt. Bill Hosmer (second from left) stands at the top of an access ladder for an F-100 with the rest of his fellow pilots during his stint with the Thunderbirds. Hosmer flew two and a half years with the Thunderbirds from 1961 to 1963. Bill Hosmer / Special to The Forum
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