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Tag Archives: 43 Tactical Fighter SQ
Flying the F4 in the North – Alaska
From 1974-1978 I flew intercepts of Soviet bombers off the coast of Alaska in the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter. I had arrived in Alaska fresh from a combat tour in Thailand, where I flew missions over Vietnam, Laos, … Continue reading
F4 Crash in Alaska
In Alaska, December is a bitter month. I have previously written about attending arctic survival school outside of Fairbanks when it was -50F and the techniques I learned to survive. Still it gave me, and every fighter jock I flew with, … Continue reading
Posted in 43 TFS, American History, Anchorage, Anchorage Alaska, F-4 Phantom II, F4 emergency, F4 Phantom II, Fighter Aircraft, Norvell Family History Tagged 43 Tactical Fighter SQ, 43 TFS, Air crashes, Air Force, Alaska, Alaskan Air Command, Elmendorf, Glaciers, Hale Boggs, Lost aircraft in Alaska, Nick Begich 6 Comments