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The following volunteer Jumpers have donated their time and expertise to travel to Topeka, Kansas for the inaugural Gathering of Warbirds and Legends, 2013. Together, these talented jump teams have come together under the direction of Jil Launay, Cael Kooken, and Bob Mathews to produce the first C-47 three-ship mass parachute drop completed since WWII.

The following individuals are qualified and competent as specialty Static line WWII re-enactors to complete this mission. We hope that you take the time to pat these guys on the back, shake their hands, and thank them for their efforts to honor the men and women of greatest generation in creating this never before seen event for you!

The Gathering of Warbirds and Legends offers its highest honor and appreciation to these individuals that have worked tirelessly to make this possible:

Dalton Patronek                  
Don Whitson                      
Mark Durviage              
Jay Elliot              
Matt Jones                          
Phil Moffet                            
Dean Hanshew                    
Mark Cook                          
Jason Wolcott                
Cael Kooken                   
Josh Martin                        
Jan Pattronek                  
Robert Yarberry    
Kevin Chawk               

David Accetta                   
Richard Arnold.                
Shannon Cash.             
John Danielsen              
Dennie Darnell              
Patrick Dennis                   
Dave DeSoucy                     
Butch Garner            
Eric Halberstadt                
Karl Johnson             
Tom Lupu                          
Michael McKee                  
Guy Moody                   
Michael Rohey        
Jeff Salard               
Steve Smith               
Tom Wood                    
Jil Launay                      
Carol Mathews                 
Robert Mathews                   
Jeff Lear                          
Joshua Manning                
Gerald Timoney               
Graham Jones                
Duane Linford              
James Dalueg                  
Sharon Kitzmiller            
Marthinus Schoor                
Thomas Mathews              
Kent MacRae            


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