First Blue – The Story of World War II Ace Butch Voris and the Creation of the Blue Angels
by Robert K. Wilcox, Introduction by James Lovell
The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels are the most famous flight demonstration team in the world. Millions of aviation enthusiasts see their show every year. Yet the story of the man who formed them has never been told. He is Roy Marlin “Butch” Voris, a World War II Ace and the first man to command the Blue Angels twice.Read More
Roy Marlin “Butch” Voris (1919-2005)
Capt. (Retired) Roy Marlin “Butch” Voris, creator of the famed Navy Blue Angels air demonstration team and a World War II flying ace from the Pacific War, died Tuesday at his home in Monterey, CA. Voris, 86, had been ill for several years but was still drawing huge crowds at air shows whenever he attended. The 2004 California Air Show at Salinas, CA had been dedicated in his honor.Read More
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