North American F-100 Super Sabre - (scan - 1997)

The F-100 First USAF supersonic operational fighter. 63440 was in last block of Ds and accepted 19 Dec 57. After over 20 years of service with 5 different wings of active AF--including 5-year combat tour in VN--and 6 years with Michigan ANG, "440" transferred 1978. Sustained at least 6 hits in SEA, flown through tops of trees on a strafing pass, and had right main landing gear collapse on landing at Itazuke AFB. At one time, assigned to Maj (later B/G) Robbie Risner, first winner of Air Force Cross in SEA and a senior POW in North VN. Unit assignments:

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