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OLD CROW
BJORN FJALLSTAM PASSES

AOC is mourning Bjorn M. Fjallstam, Swedish-born engineer and Old Crow
who passed away in September. Bjorn may be most famous for his architectural design contributions to the development of the DV Mk III, the first RWR
processor to be based on the use of Large Scale Integration technology for the
microprocessor-based miniaturized signal analysis computer that was to become the basis for the AN/APR-39A Radar Warning System, arguably the largest
and longest production run in the history of the art.
However, more important was Bjorn’s innovative leadership of the “Mongoose” team at Dalmo Victor in the early 1970s that designed, developed and
produced the circuit boards, embedded firmware and ground-breaking source
code which led to the production of the processor for the AN/ALR-46A, the first
software-reprogrammable, real-time digital signal processor to be used by our
industry. This seminal accomplishment was later documented by Mr. Fjallstam
as co-author of the book, “Threat Warning for Tactical Aircraft, A Technical
History of the Evolution from Analog to Digital Systems,” published by Xlibris.
Fjallstam is survived by his wife Ingela and his sons Pontius, Jonas and
Thomas. Messages of appreciation and condolence may be forwarded to his family via fjallstam@gmail.com.

DIXIE CROW ICON
JOHN WAYNE CARTER PASSES

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Long-time Dixie Crow member John Wayne Carter passed away in September.
John was a member of the Association of Old Crows for many years during his
Air Force career and a member of the Dixie Crows since he moved to Warner
Robins from Omaha, Nebraska in 1980. John Wayne was considered the chapter’s President Emeritus having held most every office in the Dixie Crows from
President on down. John Wayne, for many years, was the chair of the Dixie
Crow Social Committee until resigning a few years ago due to his health. John
Wayne always noted that if “having fun” was involved, then he was in charge!
Upon retiring from the Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant of 27 years, John
Wayne decided to move to Warner Robins in 1980 and work for Northrop Grumman in the Avionics Complex on Robins AFB. After a year on base, he decided
it was time for a change and moved to the newly erected Northrop Grumman
Complex on Highway 247, where he was one of their first employees in the new
building. John worked out of that complex for another 20 years before retiring
once again.
Over the years, he was a wealth of information and knowledge not only to the
Dixie Crows but to the avionics community as a whole; his connections with the
EW and local community were recognized by this chapter and AOC headquarters.
John Wayne left behind his lovely bride of 50 years, Shirley Ann, a daughter,
three sons and many grandchildren. John Wayne introduced their oldest son
Greg to the Dixie Crows upon his retirement from the Air Force. Greg has been a
continuous board member of the Dixie Crow chapter since 2000 and now has taken over the legacy established by his pops as the Chair of the Social Committee.
Per John Wayne and Ann’s wishes, there will not be a memorial service or
funeral. John Wayne donated his organs, and his body was taken to Mercer
University Hospital for doctor’s to conduct research into the complex issues of,
and find a cure for, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. John Wayne’s memory will
forever live on in all of us! a

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The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
Letters
The Monitor
Washington Report
Growing AOC’s EW Advocacy Program
World Report
Beyond CREW: Army EW Fights for a Bigger Spectrum
US Army Electronic Warfare in the Post- Global War on Terrorism World
RF Decoys for Fighter Aircraft
New Products
EW 101
AOC News
AOC 50th Annual International Symposium and Convention Guide
AOC 2013 Award Winners
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - October 2013 - From the President
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JED - October 2013 - Letters
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