On behalf of the Airpower Foundation, we are sad to share the news of the passing of WWII hero, Fiske Hanley at 100 years of age. Fiske served on a B29 bomber flying missions over Japan when his aircraft was shot down. He was taken as a prisoner of war, being held at one of the most brutal camps in Japan. On August 29, 1945 he was released from the camp and able to return home to his family. This year will mark the 75th anniversary of that grateful day he was released from captivity. He continued working to support our nation in many ways throughout his amazing life, always with a smile, and impacting all those he met.
Fisk has always been a dear friend of the Airpower Foundation, and is an honorary board member. We will always be grateful for all the memories and moments we were able to share together with Fiske over the years. He was a true patriot, he will be sincerely missed, and was loved by so many. May he rest in peace, and God Bless the Hanley family during this difficult time.
Chairman, Airpower Foundation
The Heart Behind Sky Ball
Our premier fundraising event, Airpower Foundation Sky Ball, has raised over $24 million since its inception that has funded hundreds of military support programs thanks to our generous sponsors. Sky Ball fundraising gala is the kick-off event for this most Patriotic Weekend. Events over the weekend include educational outreach programs to local area schools, a pep rally and concert for military and families Friday evening, the Commander’s Classic at Globe Life Field where Army takes on AirForce, and Military Appreciation Day at the Cowboy’s game on Sunday. There simply is no other event in the country that matches the size and scope of Sky Ball.