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Excerpt from Julie's book:
We were flying in a 9 ship formation and concentrating as usual...we were about 90 miles away from Oshkosh when I had an emergency in my T-28. I knew it was bad. Smoke pouring from a round engine is very bad. The chip light came on and I started losing power. I radioed "Mayday" and immediately pulled up and out of the formation. I'd lost all of my oil. My engine had failed. I asked Lead, "where the hell are we?" He said, "turn left to a heading of 220 degrees, you're eleven miles from Kenosha."
I said, "eleven miles? I'll never make it." ....
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SkyDoc (far left in blue shirt) and Julie at Kenosha, WI 1999
Photo courtesy of SkyDoc
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Photo's 2013 T-28 Formation Clinic Sheboygan, WI