Welcome to the unofficial web site for the 85th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. This site is intended to convey information and a bit of aviation history. It isn't fancy... that will be left to better designers than I. So, pitch in... help is welcomed. And I have only the bit of history that I remember and that was contributed by others to date... inputs are very welcome.
Why this site? This humble contributor, Donald M Condra's, first assignment after pilot training in 1953 was to the 85th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Scott AFB, Illinois flying the F-86D. Many fond memories remain to be shared with you.  85th comrades... please contribute and share your memories here !!!!









Note: To preserve privacy/confidentiality, some of the links below are password protected. Contact ye olde web master at email address for admission.   Email:  dardnoc@aol.com

04-13-2015  The 85th FIS(Scott AFB 1952-1960).    It's time to have one more last get together. Three of us, so far, are planning together at Wright-Patterson AFB some time this year. That would be Jim Vorhies, Robert Smith and Don Condra. Time to be determined by feed back from this email. Let us know if you are interested and what time would be best for you. Sure hoping for many favorable responses so we can "relive", tell stories, etc.
Jim Vorhies          pilot39@me.com 
Don Condra          dardnoc@aol.com

Links in boxes below...

     85th History
     113th History
     85th History by McLaren
Old Orders, Rosters,
             Deceased    Forrest Fenn's    "My war for me" Bulletin 2006 Reunion
2006 Reunion Responses

2006 Attendance List

   Picture Gallery      Articles  

85th FIS Assigned Aircraft

Miscellaneous Articles

          Rosters, Email     Ellis Meeker News


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Be sure to check the links below. Forrest Fenn has a most interesting one. Of course, he's a very  interesting former member of the 85th FIS!

Last updated:      03-24-16


http://www.oldsantafetradingco.com    Forrest's site
                   Pilot training class 53-F
                      "Agony" radar site on Turkey Hill