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Air and Space Friend
F100 Super Sabre Society
Major James O. Icenhour, Jr. (USAF, Retired) was born June 9, 1945 in Concord, NC. Jim graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1967. After pilot training at Laughlin AFB, TX he checked out in the F-100 at Luke AFB, AZ. From May 1969 - April 1970 he was assigned to the 31st TFW/309th TFS at Tuy Hoa AB, South Viet Nam where he flew 195 combat missions. He subsequently flew the F-100 and the F-4 at RAF Lakenheath, England followed by duty as an F-4 Instructor Pilot at both MacDill AFB, FL and Luke AFB, AZ. Between 1979 and 1982 he served as an OV-10 Forward Air Controller at Osan AB, Korea and a staff officer at HQ Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, VA. In 1983 he transitioned into the F-111 flying the F model at RAF Lakenheath, England and the D model at Cannon AFB, NM until his retirement from the Air Force in 1987. His military decorations include two Distinguished Flying Crosses, ten Air Medals and four Meritorious Service Medals.
In 1987 Jim began a second career as an airline pilot, flying for Pan Am and Delta. In 1989 he won the Air Line Pilots Association Superior Airmanship Award, and from 1993 until his retirement in 2005 he served as an elected representative for the Air Line Pilots Association at Delta Air Lines. In 2005 he was elected to the Board of Supervisors of James City County, VA and served in that capacity through 2013.