F-8 Crusaders

Click on links below the pictures to read to Youthly Puresome stories about flying F-8 Crusaders with the NAS Dallas Reserves in the 1970s. Each story is in pdf format and will open in a new window. When you’re finished reading one, close the window and you’re ready to read the next one.


VF-201 F-8H Crusader is directed onto the catapult for launch.



LCDR Pursome, Crusader Hero. VF-201, Navy Dallas Reserves.


Delta Airlines pilots in the Navy Reserve. LCDR Puresome, kneeling, second from left.


Puresome and Tank brief on the flightline as to what happens after the “kick the tires and light the fires” part of the mission.


Keeper of the Flame

 Dances With Wimmins

Youthly Takes on the Thunderboomers