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jack thompson & his F-111 fighter

Jack Thomp Flew this F-111

JACK THOMPSON FLEW 009 FROM JULY OF 1964 TO APRIL OF 1968, WHILE  HE WAS STATIONED WITH THE 55th & 77th TACTICAL FIGHTER SQ. AT 

UPPER HEYFORD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

"DOC" LAMBERT & HIS 0-2 SKYMASTER

  "DOC" LAMBERT WAS A FORWARD AIR COTROLLER [FAC] FLYING 0-2A AIRCRAFT OUT OF NAKHON PHANOM AND UBON RTAFB, THAILAND. HE FLEW 203 COMBAT SORTIES OVER THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL, IN VIETNAM AND LAOS,  RTAFB

JIM HODGSON & HIS F-4 PHANTOM II

JIM HODGSON JOINED THE MARINE CORPS   TO FLY F-4 PHANTOM II. HE FLEW F-4'S WITH MARINE TACTICAL RECONNIAISSANCE SQ. 3  [VMFP-3] AT EL TORO, CALIFORNIA. HE ACCMULATED MORE THAN 200 HOURS  FLYING  IN THE RF-4.






JIM WITTENBERG & HIS F-5 TIGER II FIGHTER

JIM WITTENBERG WAS A CREW CHIEF ON THE MUSEUM'S F-5E TIGER II FIGHTER FROM 1973 - 1979. HE WAS  ASSIGNED TO THE  425th FTS, WILLIAMS AFB, ARIZONA AND  THE 57 AGS, 64 AMU 

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NV.

MIKE AMTOWER & HIS CH-53 SEA STALLION

 MIKE AMTOWER  USMC ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN ASSIGNED TO HMH 463 CH-53 SEA STALLION, FIRST CH-53 SQUADRON ASSIGNED  TO VIETNAM [MARBLE MOUNTAIN] HE FLEW 22 MISSIONS AS A GUNNER IN A CH-53 LIKE THE ONE IN THE MUSEUM.

GARRY GOFF & HIS OV-10

 GARRY GOFF FLEW OV-10'S FROM 1981  TO 1985. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE 704th TACTICL AIR SUPPORT SQ. SEBACH AIR BASE WEST GERMANY AND GEORGE AIR FORCE BASE CALFORNI. HE FLEW THE MUSEUM'S OV-10 # 385 IN 1984.

JIM HODGSON & HIS A-4 TRAINER

Jim Hodgson's first high performance aircraft flight was in the TA-4J.

Jim Hodgson's  first high performance  aircraft flight was in the TA-4J Skyhawk. This was also the aircraft he earned his Naval Aviator Wings  in 1972. 

JAKE & HIS A-7

Jake Jacobson flew the museums A-7 Corsair II in Combat during the Vietnam War. He flew 64 combat mission in Vietnam and Laos of the carrier USS Oriskany [CVA-34].

Display real testimonials

Scott Hines flew a helicopter just like this one. 1999 - 2000 with the 1-145 AR at Fort Rucker, Al. 2000-2001 4/7CAV Korea, 2001-2004 4/3 Ft Carson, Co/IRAQ,, 2004-2007 1-14AR FT Rucker, 2007-2010 6/6 CAV Ft Drum, NY/ IRAQ, 2010-2016 3-143AB Albany, NY

BOB ADAMS & HIS 0-11A CRASH TRUCK

Bob Adams was a firefighter in the Air Force with the 7th Bomb Wing , at Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth Texas. He fought four major fires/crashes in a 0-11A crash truck  just like the one at the museum.

TOM KEMP & HIS OV-10

Tom Kemp flew the OV-10 during the Vietnam War in combat. He was stationed at Nakhon Phanom RTAFB from December 1971 through September 1972. During that period he flew approximately 185 combat sorties in the OV-10 over Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. He flew our display OV-10 aircraft, tail number 835 on 8 different missions.









"Doc" Lambert & his night 02-A Skyhawk

This is the night version of the 02-A Skyhawak. Doc flew combat missions in this during his time in Vietnam at night.