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Beautiful shot of an F-4E Phantom II at sunrise, heading North crossing the DMZ into North Vietnam.
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The 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron was assigned to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing on
the 8th April 1966 at Korat Royal Thailand Air Force Base (RTAFB), Thailand. Originally
flying
F-105D/F
Thunderchiefs, in November 1968 the 40 TFS deployed to Korat from Eglin with F-4E Phantom II's and on arrival redesignated as the 469th TFS (The 40 TFS designation returned to the 33 TFW at Eglin). The 469th TFS inactivated in October 1972, the 388th TFW reassigned to Hill AFB on 23rd December 1975 and operated F-4D's (4/34/421 TFS) until converting to F-16A/B's during January 1979.

During their time in theatre the 469th along with its fellow Squadrons of the 388th TFW accounted for 17 MiG's (388th aircrew flew whichever a/c were available, therefore squadron assignments in the table below relate to the aircrews not the aircraft)

F-4E 67-0379/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 67-0392/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 67-0287/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 69-7267/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 66-0313/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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An F-4E from one of the 469th sister squadrons 67-0284/JJ 34 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 67-0283/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 67-0316/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW on a chaff mission into the DMZ on April 7 1972. Don nearly got shot down on this mission!!
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F-4E 67-0316 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 67-0379/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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F-4E 69-7551/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW tanking before heading North.
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F-4E 67-0301/JV 469 TFS,388 TFW
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Date
Squadron
Aircraft
Serial
Pilot
WSO
Weapon
Shot Down
29Jun66
421 TFS
F-105D
58-1156
Tracy
 
20mm
MiG-17
18Aug66
34 TFS
F-105D
unknown
Blank
 
20mm
MiG-17
21Sep66
421 TFS
F-105D
59-1766
Richter
 
20mm
MiG-17
4Dec66
469 TFS
F-105D
60-0451
Dickey 
 
20mm
MiG-17 
13May67
44 TFS
F-105D
unknown
Seaver Jr.
 
20mm
MiG-17 
3Jun67
13 TFS
F-105D
59-1728
Kuster Jr.
 
20mm 
MiG-17
3Jun67
469 TFS
F-105D
unknown
Wiggins
 
AIM-9
MiG-17
23Aug67
34 TFS
F-105D
61-0132
Waldrop III
 
unknown
MiG-17
6Jun72
469 TFS
F-4E
67-0296
Christiansen
Harden
AIM-9
MiG-21
2Sep72
34 TFS
F-4E 
67-0392
Lucas
Malloy
AIM-7
MiG-19
12Sep72
35 TFS
F-4E
67-0275
Beckers
Griffen
AIM-9/20mm
MiG-21
12Sep72
35 TFS
F-4E
68-0468
Retterbush
Autrey
20mm
MiG-21 
12Sep72
469 TFS
F-4D1
65-0608
Mahaffey
Shields
AIM-9
MiG-21 
5Oct72
34 TFS
F-4E
68-0493
Coe
Webb
AIM-7
MiG-21
6Oct72
34 TFS
F-4E
66-0313
Clouser
Brunson
Ground Kill? shared
MiG-19
6Oct72
34 TFS
F-4E
67-0392
Barton
Watson
Ground Kill? shared
MiG-19
8Oct72
35 TFS
F-4E
67-0283
Retterbush
Jasperson
20mm
MiG-21
15Oct72
34 TFS
F-4E
67-0301
Holtz
Diehl
unknown
MiG-21
388 Tactical Fighter Wing, PACAF - Korat RTAFB 1968-1975
ZB 6010 WWS F-105F/G 1/11/70 to 1/12/71  
JB 17 WWS F-105G 1/12/71 to 29/10/74 Activated from aircraft of the 6010 WWS. Though officially changed earlier, the ZB tail codes remained on some 17 WWS F-105G aircraft through mid May 1972
JC 7 ACCS EC-130E 30/4/72 to 22/5/74 Transferred to 375 TAW, remained at Korat until 31/3/75
JE 44 TFS F-105D/F 25/4/67 to 10/10/69 Assigned from 18 TFW
JH 3 TFS A-7D 15/3/73 to 22/12/75 Was also noted with MB tail codes (a/c came from 354 TFW)
JJ 34 TFS F-105D/F 15/1/68 to 7/5/69 Attached from 347 TFW
    F-4E 7/5/69 to 1/10/74 Deployed from Eglin as 40 TFS redesignated on arrival
    F-4D 1/10/74 to 23/12/75  
JV 469 TFS F-105D/F 8/4/66 to 11/68  
    F-4E 11/68 to 31/10/72 Deployed from Eglin as 40 TFS redesignated on arrival
JW 42 TEWS EB-66C/E 23/9/70 to 17/1/74 Transferred from 355 TFW (RH) at Takhli RTAFB
WW Det 1, 561 TFS F-105G 1/2/73 to 5/9/73 Attached from 35 TFW. 561 TFS F-105G WW arrived at Korat in mid April 1972 and wore MD tail codes

The majority of MiG Kill info was compiled from Colors & Markings MiG Kill Markings from the Vietnam War by Kinzey/Leader and various other sources.

Also thanks goes to Gary Retterbush, who cleared up the unknown weapon for his kill on the 8th Oct 1972 -
'...the weapon for my second kill on 8 Oct 72 was also 20mm (96 rounds total including the exciter/test burst)'

Most of the other info came from two excellent books...

The 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Korat RTAFB 1972 by Don Logan

Tailcode by Pat Martin.

Both these books are available from their respective authors, Click on the books to go to their Websites

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1 35th TFS jet deployed from the 3rd TFW, Kunsan AB, RoK
Report:Peter Greengrass
Photos:Don Logan

Photo Info
Don took all these photos with either a Pentax Spotmatic II with a 50mm lens or a Petri pocket 35mm full frame camera with a 45mm lens that cranked out to photo taking position using a roller wheel on the top of the case. The camera was about the size of a cigarette package and he always carried it in the lower leg pocket of his flight suit. (He then transferred it to his g-suit).