Maj Gen Henderson and the History of Top Gun
Career Major General William Henderson
Maj. Gen. William A. Henderson was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As a Marine pilot he flew 125 combat missions over South Vietnam, Laos and North Vietnam. From 1970-1974, he served as an F-4 check pilot and instructor. He left active duty and then joined the Michigan Air National Guard, flying F-100s and A-7s. He was named commander of the Michigan Air National Guard in 1992 and was promoted to major general in 1996. He also served as the corporate pilot, chief pilot and director of flight operations for General Motor Corp.
Author Zimmerman – The History of Top Gun
DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN is a bestselling and award-winning author, radio show host, producer, and past president of the Military Writers Society of America. A writer of extraordinary scope in genres, he has written everything from comic books to young adult and adult histories and biographies, and more. He has received critical praise for his skill in adapting bestselling adult works into the young adult and graphic novel and graphic biography formats.
Zimmerman’s new book is TOP GUN: 50 YEARS OF NAVAL AIR SUPERIORITY, and was scheduled for a May 2019 release. It is an exciting history of the U.S. Navy’s fighter pilot training program that includes the origin and evolution of aviation combat and the impact of the Tom Cruise “Top Gun” movie.