Seal of the National WWII Glider Pilots Association


The SILENT WINGS newsletter, a privately owned publication, served as the Voice of the World War II Combat Glider Pilot for over twenty-eight years.  Sadly, Mr. William K. Horn, the founder and editor, passed away on September 15, 2001.  This ended publication of Mr Horn’s newsletter. As a private newsletter, subscription was separate from the Association dues at an additional cost of $2.00 to members. Association members accepted this publication as the “official” newsletter of all glider pilots and many veterans submitted colorful and serious stories about their experiences in WWII.

The Research Team now brings, to the puplic, the early newsletters with these great stories that first began in 1973. These will be published out of order as we come across them for projects.

1976 November:

Down and Gone: Pick up from Boeing with exstreme results by Doug P. Smith

1977 :

Bastogne December 1944 by Mel Brockman

1977 December:

A Christmas Story: A Sleigh on Silent Wings by John P. Gannon

1982 September:

Dutch Orange Lanyard Award Given to Holland Mission GPs

1988 December:

Margaret: Christmas in July?? — Ho, Yes, it can happen
Down and Gone; Bastogne by Doug P. Smith

1990 June:

D-Day, 6 June 1944 — The Giant Step To Victory

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