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Sep 23, 2018

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23 September 1967

September 23, 2018Aviation8th Tactical Fighter Wing, Ace, F-4D-31-MC, Fighter Pilot, McDonnell F-4D Phantom II, Robin Olds, Ubon-Rachitani RTAFB, Vietnam War, World War II

23 September 1967: Colonel Robin Olds, United States Air Force, the Wing Commander, of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing based at Ubon-Rachitani Royal Thai Air Force Base, flew the final combat mission of his military career.

On this last mission, Colonel Olds flew a McDonnell F-4D-31-MC Phantom II, serial number 66-7668.

greg.kittinger
Oct 12, 2018

I just finished his memoirs. Great read!

FFL
Jul 2Edited: Jul 2

 

This is in the Air Force Museum in Dayton.

https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/tag/robin-olds/

To say the least just standing next to this great piece of history was very impressive to me. Also recalling our guest speaker we heard at the library, really added another dimension of appreciation. I am sorry I do not recall his name, please post up with is name.

greg.kittinger
Jul 2

Col. Kris Mineau was the guest speaker - who yanked the patch and knife pouch off of Col. Olds uniform!

FFL
Jul 2

Thanks

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