T-28 Trojan Foundation

Unforgotten Hero recounts the life story of 2nd Lt. Jimmy L. Escalle, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who became missing in action during the Korean War.  Jimmy trained in the T-28A at Webb AFB 3560th PTW, the advanced single engine program that was the precursor to jet transition.  For photographs and links, see the new page in this website: Webb AFB 3560th PTW.    

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Warbird Radio featured Jerry Kerby and SkyDoc talking about their vision for the new Trojan Thunder team. 
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Red Bull unveils it's T-28 after being in restoration for years.

They made their formal announcement of the new warbird team at ICAS and were successful in booking airshows for the season.  They'll be flying at this year's EAA Air Venture  as well as participating in the (North American Aviation) Family Birthday Celebration of the T-6 80th anniversary.  Oshkosh July 23-29, 2018.
You can also see the Trojan Thunder perform :

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  • To book Trojan Thunder for 2018, please contact: airshow@trojanthunder.com
"Keep Calm and Trojan On"
Jeff Schroeder, Charlie Oscar Photography
Trojan Phlyers 2015 Bonham Festival of Flight
THE RAVEN CHRONICLES  available at  Amazon.com

The Raven Chronicles, In Our Own Words, is a unique collection of first person accounts by the USAF forward air controllers who flew in the Secret War in Laos.  Restricted by the 1962 Geneva Agreement, they flew in civilian clothes in unmarked light spotter aircraft.  These pilots regularly operated from primitive dirt landing sites, often flying in poor weather, with few navigational aids, under the constant threat of enemy fire, and in the midst of towering mountains and unforgiving karst formations.  According to USAF history, they were one of the success stories of the war.  They built a legend of efficiency and daring in their control of RLAF and USAF strikes in support of Laotian ground units.       kindle edition:  $8.95   and   paperback b/w:  $24.95
In addition to the stories, many of the Raven authors have shared photographs from their personal collection, some never seen by the public before.  For more information see the Raven Chronicles Archives page on this website under "Call Sign Raven." 
This website is best viewed on desktop, it can be viewed on mobile devices but the text and photo's will not appear in the same order as the desktop version.

All Photographs, videos and stories have copyrights.  Reproduction in any manner is prohibited.

T-28 Radial "Round Sounds"
courtesy of David Ramsey
1. T-28 Start  2. Take-off 
3. Fly-bys  4. Returning
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  • T-28 Start3:06
  • T-28 take-off0:40
  • T-28 fly-bys3:47
  • T-28 Returning2:08
For information featuring James E. Parker, Jr and his newly released book, see the new page on this website:  "Mule."
See Jean Barbaud's cartoons at:  http://jeanbarbaud.blogspot.com
Col. (ret) Craig Duehring's memoir from boyhood in Minnesota, to USAF pilot training to flyng as a Raven during the Secret War in Laos.  See also: 

BOOK Corner

50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.  The official commemorative period started in May 2012 and will run through November 2025.
The commemoration honors and thanks the veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as POW's or listed as MIA for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to honor and thank the families of these veterans.   It highlights the service of all the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and other organizations that served with or in support of the Armed Forces.
Helen Murphy © 2009-2018  All Rights Reserved
Welcome to the T-28 Trojan Foundation website; a compilation of T-28 history.  Our goal is to be the central resource on the "living" history of the T-28 aircraft, the people and event's associated with it.

Inside these pages, as you read the stories, view the photographs of times past & present and watch the video's, you will gain a greater appreciation for the T-28, a more profound understanding of it's role in military aviation history, and inspiration from the many pilots who flew the "Mighty Trojan."  

It's legendary tour of duty continues because of all the wonderful pilots who have restored and currently fly their T-28 warbirds for the public to enjoy.  I know you will enjoy, as well, all the information this website has to offer. 
Helen Murphy
email: T28trojans@yahoo.com

Realistic fiction set during the Secret War in Laos whose main character is a helicopter pilot for Air America, his story on how he got there and made a "Full Circle" back to his roots in Louisiana. By Allen Cates, former Air America pilot. 
Trojan Thunder is a new name but you'll recognize many of the pilots:
Diamond Lead #1  Mick Thorensten
Diamond Left Wing #2  Paul Walter
Diamond Right Wing #3  Malte Lorenz
Diamond Slot #4  Doug Hulse
Solo #5  Ralph "Skydoc" Glasser
Solo #6  Jerry Kerby

Skydoc riding in the victory lap car after performing in Trojan Thunder 's debut airshow at Sun n Fun 2018