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Ubon F-4 Flightline Ramp 1967-72 (1)

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 66-601
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
They had 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
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F-4 Crew Chief Les Herman, 25th TFS

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Photo by Dan Cullen
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F-4 parking ramp

Photo by Dan Cullen
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F-4D (FO 66-7601) Note the Red Stars (3 MIG Kills) on the engine intake *See Note Above

Photo by Dan Cullen
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F-4 (FY 67-554) Crew Chiefs taking a rare break! L-R Ken Meier - Dale Gunn - ??

Photo by Dan Cullen
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Thanksgiving flyer

Photo by Dan Cullen
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Bob Hope Christmas Show

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Dan Keeton standing near a guard bunker

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Photo of a typical room layout with GI lockers as partitions. Note those thick matresses!

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Dan Keeton at work! Looks like a Welding job on an Jet Engine afterburner section

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Performing maintenance on the aft end of an F-4, tail code FA

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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F-4 parking revetment. Note the folded up wing tips

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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F-4 in for maintenance. Tail code FA

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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F-4 on the parking ramp. Tail code FP

Photo by Dan Cullen
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F-4 (FY 67-554)

Photo by Dan Cullen
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F-4 on the Engine Run Test area. Note the hold-down cable.

Photo by George Knowles Ubon 1967-68
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15 F-4s of the 433rd TFS. Photo taken in early 1968, before revetments were extended to Charlie area

Photo by George Knowles Ubon 1967-68
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Aircraft of the 497th TFS ("Night Owls") parked in Able area (late 1967)

This photo was taken from the doorway of Maintenance Debriefing in the late afternoon. During the time I served at Ubon, this was the official parking area of the 497th TFS. Later, after the flightline was extended westward, the 497th TFS aircraft moved into the revetments and Able area became a transient parking ramp.

Photo by Dan Cullen
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A Christmas Dinner Menu

Photo by Dan Cullen
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Bob Hope Show - Raquel Welch

Photo by Dan Cullen
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Corsair Club business card

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Dan Keeton with a typical hootch living quarters in the background

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Dan Keeton in one those rare monents when not at work. Note the modern furniture!

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Dan Keeton shopping for a teak wood carving. Note the Sincere Jewelers Shop in the background

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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Vehicle wash day. That's a collectors car these days!

Photo by Dan Keeton Ubon 1967-68
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O-2 parking ramp

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