This entry was posted on November 13, 2013 by jetpilotoverseas. It was filed under 1960's, Douglas, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom, Republic, USAF .
23rd TFS, 36th TFW, 23rd TFS Pilots, Anderson, Doyle, Evans, Dadisman, Baxter 22TFS, Harris, Finn, Wright, Craig 22TFS, Johnston, DeBock
November 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm
could it be at MacDill AFB, the first location of the Phantom in the TAC inventory and those pilots be the 36TFW personnel converting from the Thud along with others from the command going to Bitburg. Great collection of Photos.
January 25, 2014 at 1:26 pm
I worked for McDonnell as a Tech Rep in 66 . No Phantoms @ McConnell ever to my knowledge. Wikipedia ( Not always accurate ) says 36 TFW was at Bitburg Germany. Pretty sure that’s correct.
November 14, 2013 at 11:03 am
Thanks Jeff, I’ll make that change, I was a little unsure myself and as usual when for the wrong one!
All the best
November 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm
The 36th TFW received the F-4D (the first in USAFE of this model) in March 1966. To the best of my knowledge, F-4 conversion training took place at Davis-Monthan, under the auspices of the 4453rd CCTW. The TAC emblem on the fin of the jet in the background makes it likely that the picture was taken in the U.S. Jeff is right in that McConnell housed the replacement training wing for the F-105 in 1966 (the 23rd TFW). Many of the F-105s that the 36th flew prior to the F-4 went there. Keep up the excellent work. Best wishes, Gerhard
November 15, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Dont be too hard on yourself . Love the site and pic’s .
November 25, 2013 at 3:57 am
I don’t see any 22nd TFS patches but I do see one wearing a 53rd TFS. And a lot of 23rd TFS and F 105 arrowhead patches
November 19, 2013 at 6:00 am
I take that back it looks one guy is wearing a 22nd TFS nametag
November 19, 2013 at 6:05 am
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