LTC. Robert L. Dunham, Jr. (1945-2014)
LTC. Dunham was better known as Ranger Bob to his friends. Bob was born in Montgomery, AL and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1966 with a Civil Engineering degree.
After graduation he attended pilot training at Reese AFB, TX and earned an F-100 slot in the 481st TFS at Cannon AFB, NM. After one year he was assigned to the 90 TFS in Bien Hoa, RVN. Upon returning from Vietnam, he flew the T-38, F-111 and O-2. In 1977 he got back into the F-100 flying with the 12AF/IG. His final F-100 assignment was at Tyndall AFB, FL flying the F/QF-100. This makes him one of the last active duty Super Sabre pilots. He retired from the Air Force in 1990 after 24 years of service.
He next joined TWA and American Airlines and flew the four different aircraft. It was during this time that he met Pam who he later married.
Bob was very active in the Super Sabre Society and readily accepted Anne Coleman’s vision to preserve the history of the F-100 Super Sabre and organizing the Friends of the Super Sabre. The organization would not be where it is today without Bob’s tremendous effort and dedication to the organization.
Bob coined the phrase “Remembered in Time – Not Lost in Time” as a goal and motto in preserving the history of the F-100 Super Sabre.