The photos on this page were provided by Dan Cullen, Ubon 1967-68, 8th
FMS (Field Maintenance Squadron), Les Herman, Ubon 1968-69, 25th TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron) and Dan Keeton, Ubon
1967-68, 8th FMS (Field Maintenance Squadron). Please contact Dan Cullen, Les Herman or Dan Keeton if you have any questions on these photos.
Photo # 3 by Dan Cullen: F-4D
66-7601 (CN 2159)
painted on aircraft: FO
MIG kill #1 Nov. 06th 1967 MIG-17
Pilot Capt. Simmons & WSO 1LT McKinney jr. with their SUU-23/A gunpod. Callsign: sapphire 01
MIG kill #2 Nov. 06th 1967 MIG-17 Pilot Capt. Simmons
& WSO 1LT McKinney jr. with their SUU-23/A gunpod. Callsign: sapphire 01 (Cool, 2 MIG┤s at one day)
MIG kill #3 Dec.19th 1967 MIG-17 Pilot Maj. Moore & WSO 1LT
McKinney jr. (again), also with SUU-23/A gunpod. Callsign was Nash01
to share this 3rd MIG kill with an F-105F 63-8329 of 333 TFS, so actually this F-4D has "only" 2 and a half MIG kills
I hate to tell that this Phantom was shot down
on Feb. 16th 1972 by an SA-2 (SAM). Pilot Capt Schwertfeger and his WSO 1LT Galati bailed out but became POW┤s. They were released in March 28th 1973.
Info provided by Martien Heijman, German Phantom expert.
|Photo by Les Herman, Ubon 1968-69
|F-4 Crew Chief Les Herman, 25th TFS
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