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F-111F
70-2362

One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)

1st image courtesy of Alan Gayler
2nd image copyright Bart Hoesktra
AMARC 21 August 1996.(?)

F-111F
70-2363
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign ELTON 43.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2364

During DESERT STORM, was painted with "Tennesse Miss" on gear door, and had a scantily clad women (painted!!) on aft corner of gear doors. (source - Ken "Camelhead" Johnson)

70-2364 marked 72-364 is now labelled as "The City of Portales"
1996 was put "on a stick" on the south side of Portales, New Mexico in the median of US 70. It is a nice display. (J.Zeitvogel)
(aircraft photo Ron VanDerwarker)
(plaque photo Doc Servo)

72364
F-111F
70-2365
AMARC 13 November 1995.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2366
Crashed and destroyed 21 December 1983 in the North Sea near Scarborough, Yorkshire (UK) (Ben Marselis).
Pilot. 1LT James Marcoulliar and WSO 1LT Terry Taterfield ejected and survived. (Richard Elliott)

Image taken at Langley AFB, Virginia in March 1976. 366 Tactical Fighter Wing, Mountain Home AFB,Idaho.
F-111F
70-2367
Crashed and destroyed 20 April 1979 in the Tain ranges Scotland (Ben Marselis).
F-111F's 70-2367 and 73-0714 Crashed into the Dornock Firth, Scotland after a mid-air collision, both crews ejected and survived, thier names are given as CAPT Stephen Ruttman, CAPT Timothy Schlitt, CAPT Roger Webb and CAPT Joseph Peluso.  All survived. (Richard Elliott)
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F-111F
70-2368
'LN' 492TFS 48TFW Crashed and destroyed 2 May 1990 at Binham Norfolk. Both crew survived ejection. (Ben Marselis). 5 February 1990 Soulthorpe UK. (Doc Servo).  Cause of the engine fire which brought down the aircraft was first stage fan disk failure.
October 2001 edition of AirForces Monthly
via Julian Gray Moffatt.
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F-111F
70-2369
AMARC 1 January 1996.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image Henry Busch - http://www.topflightimaging.com
F-111F
70-2370

'CC' 524FS 27FW Nellis AFB, NV.
Ground Trainer. Written-off due to weapons bay fire whilst visiting Nellis July? 1994. Now a practice target on the Red Flag ranges - OUTRAGE!! (Ron VanDerWarker).
70-2370 / LN (cn 9) This F-111F was operated by the 48th FW out of RAF Lakenheath and was still wearing Gulf War kill markings when this photo was taken on June 13 1992 Air Tournament International at Boscombe Down. She subsequently transferred to the 27th FW but suffered a weapons bay fire in 1994 and became a ground trainer. Some sources state that she is now a practice target on the Red Flag ranges in Nevada.

1st image via Philippe Colin - www.FB-111A.net
2nd image copyright Michael Baldock

F-111F
70-2371
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign JEWEL 61. (Doc Servo).
1st image courtesy of Don Gilham
2nd image courtesy of Aeroslides.com
Ron Carlson writes - July 1991 Tail # 70-2371 on a training Deployement to Zaragoza Spain - this aircraft had a Major Birdstike (Chicken Hawk)  that came through the right windshield  injuring the WSO (Blind in right eye). After several months of repair this aircraft flew again
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AMARC 11 January 1996.
F-111F
70-2372
AMARC 8 January 1996.
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F-111F
70-2373
AMARC 23 January 1996.
1st image, blue tail fin , 492d FTS 48th TFW, RAF Lakenheath
2nd image, blue-tail-6-1979
F-111F
70-2374
AMARC 18 October 1985.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2375
Crashed and destroyed 28 July 1987 near Lauder UK. Both killed. (Ben Marselis).
WSO attempted ejection, but out of limits for survival. (Michael Brockman).
Killed were CAPT Thomas F. "Chip" Stem and CAPT Philip D. "Phil" Baldwin. (Doc Servo).
image - 494 TFS May 1981
F-111F
70-2376
Damaged in mid-air 20 April 1979.
AMARC 9 January 1996.
 
F-111F
70-2377
Crashed and destroyed 7 December 1982 on "Sgurr na Stri" a high peak in the Cullin mountains in the southern part of the Isle of Skye. (Richard Elliott) off the Isle of Syke Scotland (Ben Marselis).
Sandozer writes in Oct 2002...
On climbing on Sgurr na Stri, a 1600 foot mountain in Skye, Scotland, was amazed at the wreckage that still lies near the summit. Found what looks like a wing hinge approx 500 meters from the probable impact site. Piece weighs about 150 pounds made of steel, and looks like the fuselage to wing box joint. Took several photos, also found what looks like a starter motor further down the mountain.
Had unusually good weather to look around, must have been a very tragic incident, understand it happened in 1982, an F-111F from Lakenheath in a two ship formation.
Happened in December at night, presumably using TFR.
Further information here:
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gboote/GlenSligachan.html
Hill walker Ian Paterson with wreakage (2002).
British OS co-ords: E 49847.155 N 19495.179 (via GPS)
Killed were MAJ Burnley L. Rudiger and 1LT Steven J. Pitt (Jeff and Doc Servo)
1st image via the brother of Major Rudiger

2nd image couresy of - ??? my apology
3rd image couresy of Eric Hoiurant - http://ehourant.gotdns.org
F-111F
70-2378
AMARC 8 May 1996.
Image courtesy of Philippe Colin - See his excellent FB-111A website. - http://www.FB-111A.net
F-111F
70-2379
Eglin AFB
AMARC 18 October 1995.

1st image via Philippe Colin
F-111F
70-2380
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Crashed and destroyed 15 December 1977 near Scaltback Estate, Newmarket, Suffolk. 48thTFW
Pilot Jerry L. Kemp and WSO. Capt Thomas E. Bergam. Ejected and survived.(Richard Elliott)
(possibly May/Jun 77 - Phil Dunlop). Module at China Lake.

Phil Dunlop (ex LINEBACKER II) says: "It was at China Lake, they were doing 30 degree dive ..., had just come off a toss bomb (ingress 540KIAS, wings 45) and the AC had forgot the wings on roll in to the 30 degree (still at 45) that's why he lost control. Bird impacted unscorable at 12, and capsule unscorable at 6, I may have those two reversed, based on heresay from other airplanes, but anyhow, I guess the capsule is indeed still there. "

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F-111F
70-2381
AMARC 19 October 1995.
493-TFS-1979
F-111F
70-2382
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign REMIT 34.
AMARC 4 January 1996.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2383
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign JEWEL 62.
Image courtesy of Alan Gayler - 522nd TFS
AMARC 26 October 1995.
F-111F
70-2384
Mid air collision with tanker.  Survived. Wing and vertical stab damaged.
(source - Ken "Camelhead" Johnson)
AMARC 17 January 1996.
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F-111F
70-2385
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
AMARC 13 November 1995.
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F-111F
70-2386
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign JEWEL 64. - Image courtsey of Joe Sadler
AMARC 8 January 1996.
F-111F
70-2387
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign LUJAC 23.
This aircraft from the 495 TFS/48 TFW released GBU-28 Paveway III "Deep Throat" laser guided bomb and a direct hit on a bunker at Taji Air Base Iraq on 27 February 1991 and after the lead aircraft, 70-2391 missed.. (Jim Rotramel) The GBU-28 is a 5000lbs class bomb constructed from a 15 inch howitzer barrel with the nose and tail attachments welded to take the standard GBU-27 Pave Way III computer control group and aerofoil section. Only four days earlier, the GBU-28 was released for the first time.
AMARC 4 December 1995.
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F-111F
70-2388
Crashed and destroyed 16 March 1976 Mountain Home AFB.
Crashed on runway after a stuck throttle in MIL.  Crew ejected safely.
(Source: F-111 Aardvark by Don Logan)
"The Mighty Vark"CD-ROM ... Doc
The module was "most probably" used as flight sim trainer at RAFLakenheath.
F-111F
70-2389
Crashed and destroyed during Libyan Raid 14/15 April 1986. This F-111F was piloted by Major Fernando Ribas Dominici (AC) and Capt. Paul Lorence (WSO). Pilots who flew on the mission (EL DORADO CANYON) reported seeing a fireball fall into the sea during the raid, and in the light of a lack of any other evidence, the USAF concluded that the plane was lost to a SAM or AAA. After years of denying that they had the bodies of the two crew members, the Libyan authorities returned the remains of Fernando on request from the Pope. He was identified by dental records. Paul Lorence has never been returned. (source: Steve Davies). Callsign KARMA 52. In respect for the crew, the last F-111F flown to AMARC was with the same callsign. http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/about/winghistory80s.htm
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image Joop de Groot - Leeuwarden (LWR / EHLW) Netherlands, April 15, 1982
F-111F
70-2390
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign REMIT 31. Lead aircraft for attack on Al Azziziyah Barracks Compound 14 April 1986.(495th TFS Lakenheath AB)
Lead F-111F deployed to Taif, Saudia Arabia on first day of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD August 1990.
Completed 29 combat sorties during DESERT STORM, destroying 58 targets.
Wing aircraft during DESERT STORM. (Replacing 72-1448).

Flown to USAF Museum Wright-Patterson by Lt.Col. Bob Brewster and Maj. Fred Cheney 14 May 1996.
Callsign KARMA 52 in respect to the crew of F-111F 70-2389 who were lost on Operation EL DORADO CANYON.
On display USAF museum, Dayton, Ohio. 48th Tail-flash and put Col Lennons name on it at Wright Patterson. Although flown to the museum with the markings of CC and 523, it has been repainted with the 48th TFW tailflash. (source - Ken "Camelhead" Johnson -  the last crew chief on '390 and helped de-pyro it at the museum)
F-111F
70-2391

One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
This aircraft from the 495 TFS/48 TFW released the first GBU-28 Paveway III "Deep Throat" laser guided bomb and missed a bunker at Taji Air Base Iraq on 27 February 1991. (Thierry Van Pevenaeyge)(Jim Rotramel) The second aircraft, 70-2387 then released and scored the hit. The GBU-28 is a 5000lbs class bomb constructed from a 155inch howitzer barrel with the nose and tail attachments welded to take the standard GBU-27 Pave Way III computer control group and aerofoil section. Only four days earlier, the GBU-28 was released for the first time. The test aircraft was 74-00186.AMARC 25 January 1996.Image via Adriaan de Graaff

Leuchars (St. Andrews) - Scotland, September 17, 1988, 495th TFS, 48th TFW, Copy right Derek Fergason

3rd image - 70-2391 of the 495TFS 48TFW seen at RAF Lakenheath open day 25/08/91 - image courtesy of Mike Neil

F-111F
70-2392
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign PUFFY 11.
Involved in Operation DESERT STORM.
AMARC 17 January 1996.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2393
Crashed and destroyed Mountain Home AFB.
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F-111F
70-2394
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign PUFFY 13.
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F-111F
70-2395

The 400th F-111 delivered, January 21, 1972 to the 347th TFW / 4590th TFS at Mtn Home AFB, Idaho. 347th & the 4590th renumbered to the 366th TFW & 390th TFS "Boars" July, 1972.
        Fatal Crash: September 11, 1974 near Mtn Home AFB, on the Saylor Creek Range, 44 NM south west of Mtn Home at the 145 degree radial. The aircraft crashed short of the target on a night practice (RLD) bombing run at 11:23 pm MST (on the second pass). Air traffic controllers at the base saw a fireball shortly after they lost radio contact with the aircraft crew.
Pilot Captain William Authur Kennedy & WSO Lt David C McKennon, call sign - CHOMP 81 accumulated 264 flights and 744.2 flight hours prior to the crash - (Doc Servo).

F-111F
70-2396
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign ELTON 42.
AMARC 3 January 1996.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of USAF website

-for download of full size image - - http://www.af.mil/media/photodb/photos/020905-o-9999r-051.jpg
F-111F
70-2397
'LN' 494TFS 48TFW Crashed and destroyed 5 April 1989 Nellis RED FLAG. FATAL. Callsign GREEBIE 54.
Killed were 1LT Bob Boland and CAPT James A. Gleason. (Doc Servo).The loss was due to the aircraft hitting the crest of a ridge near Tonapah, Nevada.

October 2001 edition of AirForces Monthly via Julian Gray Moffatt.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image Joop de Groot, Enschede - Twenthe (ENS / EHTW) Netherlands, July 4, 1987
F-111F
70-2398
AMARC 9 January 1996.
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F-111F
70-2399
AMARC 19 June 1996.
Image Erik Frikke
F-111F
70-2400
First Pacer Strike aircraft received at McClellan - Vincent Brown, MSGT

AMARC 19 October 1995.

1st image John P Stewart
2nd image Cedric Mitchell
3rd image - 70-2400 - 40FTS, 46TW ELGIN AFB-20th March 1995
F-111F
70-2401
AMARC 9 January 1996

Image courtesy of Don Gilham
F-111F
70-2402
AMARC 8 January 1996.
RAF Lakenheath
1st image Derek Ferguson, Leuchars (St. Andrews)UK - Scotland, September 17, 1988
F-111F
70-2403
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign ELTON 41.
AMARC 23 January 1996.
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F-111F
70-2404
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign ELTON 44.
Nicknamed 'Christine' (re Stephen King novel!! ) -
(Peston P2 Plous and Pat 'Moon' Mullen crewed in 90/91)
AMARC 26 October 1995.---------------------------------------------small linked image only - "large image still needed"
F-111F
70-2405
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign LUJAC 24.
AMARC 7 August 1996.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
70-2406
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
AMARC 19 October 1995.
F-111F
70-2407
Crashed 2 February 1972 (March).
Aft fixed 68-127. (Doc Servo).
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F-111F
70-2408
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Santa Fe New Mexico Airport on display. (Doc Servo). "City of Santa Fe"
Last entry in the 781A forms was a brief Historical BIO of this aircraft.  Doc prepared the info and written by Msgt "Butch" Crawford ,USAF, Deceased.  The forms were placed on the left glare-shield and sealed as a Time-Capsule by 429th ECS Sheet-Metal for the future to find. Thanks Butch...you cared enough to think of the future ! (Butch....Legends continue and this one's true....."Doc")
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
3d image - Dave Riddel
F-111F
70-2409
AMARC 9 January 1996.
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F-111F
70-2410
Crashed and destroyed (October 1973) 15 June 1972 Fallon Nevada. (Doc Servo).
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F-111F
70-2411

AMARC 10 July 1996.

 

Copy right Joop de Groot

F-111F
70-2412
'CC' 522FS 27FW Delivered to the USAF on 23 March 1972.  While assigned to the 522nd TFS, the aircraft crashed and was destroyed 22 September 1993 on Melrose Range near Cannon AFB. (Doc Servo).
The aircraft had a right engine failure over the range and was turned back to Cannon.   A resulting fire started to affect the control of the aircraft, so the crew zoomed to 12 000ft and ejected.  The pilot, Major Robby Kyorauc and WSO, Captain Gregory Wilson survived.
(Source: F-111 Aardvark by Don Logan)
Module now in the possesion of Chris Woodul, who is currently reconditioning it for use as a civilian simulator.
See another of Chris's modules F-111D 68-125.
1st Image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image Chris Woodul
F-111F
70-2413
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign KARMA 51.
AMARC 8 January 1996. - Dereck Ferguson - Airliners
F-111F
70-2414
AMARC 10 July 1996.
F-111F
70-2415

Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign KARMA 54.
AMARC 19 October 1995.

Image via Adriaan de Graaff

F-111F
70-2416
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign PUFFY 12.
AMARC 18 October 1995.
F-111F
70-2417
AMARC 4 January 1996.
F-111F
70-2418
Crashed and destroyed 23 Feburary 1987 near Newmarket UK (Ben Marselis)
T. Acord wrote -
I was the Assistant Crew Chief for the "Gucci Bird". She had been on a three day cross country (air shows) in Europe when on return she crashed. Both crew members did survive, but never flew again. I had the weird experience of retrieving the nose gear door with my name on it.
1st image courtesy of T Acord

Photo of flaming wreck after the crew had 'jettisoned the aircraft from the module!'.- crew OK(via Robert Slentz)
Newspaper Clipping via Jonathan Sayers

F-111F
70-2419

AMARC 17 April 1996.
1st image-Leuchars, St. Andrews UK - Scotland, September 19, 1981, copy right Derek Fergason
2nd image Erik Frikke
3d image taken June 1995, courtesy of Alan Gayler

F-111F
71-0883
AMARC 5 June 1996.
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F-111F
71-0884
Nickname the "EXECUTIONER" before   and after Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM.  Crew Chief was SGT. Scott Stout.
71-0884 had numerous markings for shelter and tank kills. (Info David Black)

AMARC 22 May 1996.
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F-111F
71-0885
AMARC 17 April 1996.
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F-111F
71-0886
AMARC 14 August 1996.
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F-111F
71-0887

Ron Carlson writes: During Operation Desert storm I was a crew chief assigned to the 48th TFW deployed (the statue of liberty wing) from RAF Lakenheath England I was assigned to aircraft 71-0887 which was one of the best F-111F models at Lakenheath. During the month of Febuary 71-0887 dropped 80 tons of ordnance and flew 42 combat sorties and was the High Flyer for that month.
AMARC 12 June 1996.
image courtesy of Roel Reijne - Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB) Netherlands, April 9, 1984

F-111F
71-0888
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign LUJAC 22.
During DESTERT STORM, had gear door art on right gear door, painted by a weapons troop, HUSKER SWEETHEART.  (source - Ken "Camelhead" Johnson)
AMARC 22 May 1996.

Image courtesy of Michael Hopper - www.Airshots.com
F-111F
71-0889
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign KARMA 53.
AMARC 17 July 1996.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
71-0890
 One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
During Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM Nickname "WAR LORD" crew chief was SSgt Andy Cohen
AMARC 15 May 1996. - Image via Philippe Colin
F-111F
71-0891
AMARC 24 July 1996.
F-111F
71-0892
AMARC 10 April 1996.
F-111F
71-0893

Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON.
Attacked Tripoli Airfield and scored hits using high drag MK-82AIR on Soviet built transports.
Callsign PUFFY 11.
1st image - Pavetack footage was released to the media.

2nd image Eric Hourant - Chievres-1987 - http://www.ehourant.gotdns.org

3rd image via Philippe Colin

AMARC 6 November 1995.

F-111F
71-0894
/ 72-364
AMARC 17 January 1996.

Bogus number - see F-111F 70-2364

F-111F
72-1441
Crashed and destroyed 4 Feburary 1981 eight miles on final approach Lakenheath (Ben Marselis) at East Wretham, near Thetford, Norfolk.
Pilot CAPT Barry E. Horne and WSO CAPT Larry P. Apel ejected and survived. (Richard Elliott)
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F-111F
72-1442
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Eglin AFB. AMARC 19 June 1996.
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F-111F
72-1443
AMARC 7 August 1996.
1st image via Defence Visual Information Centre - image number DFST9207731- image taken during 1991 Gulf war
F-111F
72-1444
Big fire 29 October 1991 (Gidday QUIZMO).
AMARC 9 November 1996.(?)
1st image 494 TFW , 6th 1979
2d image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111F
72-1445
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign REMIT 32.
AMARC 11 September 1996.(? probably 1995)
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F-111F
72-1446
Aircraft that released GBU-15 IR guided bomb on the evening of 27 January 1991 to shut off the manifold at the Al Amadi oil pumping facility that was being used by the Iraqis to pollute the nearby sea. (Doc Servo, Rick Walker, Steve Bosang)(image via Joe Sadler)
3rd image via Philippe Colin
AMARC 14 August 1996.(?)
F-111F
72-1447
Delivered to the USAF 20 July 1973.  (Don Logan) One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)  Pave Tack modified.
While assigned to the 492nd TFS, 48th TFW, the aircraft crashed and was destroyed 23 June 1982 in Scotland near Kinloss while flying a TF mission (Don Logan)(Ben Marselis)   The aircraft began violent pitch and roll oscillations, before the crew ejected.
The crew were Capt Clendenen, and Capt Szybillo, who both survived.  The aircraft had accumulated 771 flights and 2016.1 flight hours when it crashed.
(Source: F-111 Aardvark by Don Logan) - Module being transformed into simulator - see notes
F-111F
72-1448

AMARC 8 January 1996. Wing aircraft (later replaced by 70-2390).  A jinxed aircraft as far as unservicabilities were concerned.  Crew chiefed at one stage by Staff Sgt Dean Kashiwabara.
F-111E 68-011 fictitiously marked 72-448 is on display at RAF Lakenheath. No association to F-111F 72-1448.
1st image courtesy of Lieuwe Hofstra; 2nd image Michael Baldock;
3rd image Ian Robinson Mildenhall - England, June 10, 1984; 4th image Stephen Boreham ; 5th image courtesy of Aerolsides.com

F-111F
72-1449

Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign LUJAC 21.
AMARC 28 August 1996.(?)
72-1449 photographed on 6th Aug 83 by Scott Wilson via Alan Gayler
3rd image courtesy of Lieuwe Hofstra
(Airliners - Lieuwe Hofstra)

F-111F
72-1450
AMARC 18 September 1996.(?)
Kept in storage for RAAF.

Image taken in Belgium 1984-85 by Allen Allard
F-111F
72-1451
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
AMARC 3 January 1996.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image via Collin Norwood
F-111F
72-1452
AMARC 4 January 1996.
F-111F
73-0707
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign PUFFY 14.
AMARC 9 January 1996.
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F-111F
73-0708
AMARC 8 August 1996.(?)
1st image courtesy of Eric Hourant - @ Bierset 1987
2nd image via Adriaan de Graaff
3d image ?

Another image can be seen on the Don Gilham gallery
F-111F
73-0709
Crashed and destroyed 21 April 1977 at China Lake NAS (Ben Marselis).
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F-111F
73-0710
AMARC 10 July 1996. images by Cedric Mitchell.. Note the signatures.Kept in storage for RAAF
F-111F
73-0711
AMARC 5 September 1996. (Don Logan)
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
image supplied courtesy of www.aeroslides.com
F-111F
73-0712
AMARC 1 January 1996.
F-111F
73-0713
AMARC 13 November 1995.
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F-111F
73-0714
Crashed and destroyed 20 April 1979 in Scotland. Midair. (Ben Marselis).
F-111F's 70-2367 and 73-0714 Crashed into the Dornock Firth, Scotland after a mid-air collision, both crews ejected and survived, thier names are given as CAPT Stephen Ruttman, CAPT Timothy Schlitt, CAPT Roger Webb and CAPT Joseph Peluso.  All survived. (Richard Elliott)
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F-111F
73-0715
Crashed 13(12) December 1979 at Lakenheath UK (Ben Marselis).
See notes courtesy of Greg Coker - Rebuilt.
AMARC 13 November 1995.
Craig, I was in this unit early on (Feb 1979-Aug 1984).It started off as Det3 57TFW,then went to an OT&E oufit and finally the 431st. We originally had 4 E models,then 2 F models,and later 2 D model aircraft.We received the F model 715 at some point for testing,an aircraft that has been immortalised in the song "Why did you leave loose wheel..."a take off of the Kenny Rogers song.Upon takeoff,715 lost a wheel for whatever reason, and when it tried to take the barrier was told to go around even though the aircraft had hooked up to the barrier. It was slammed back to the gound driving the main landing gear into the fuselage. 715 served quite well in DS due to the fact that it was a 70s vintage aircraft with very few flight hours. K Morrison
F-111F
73-0716
Crashed and destroyed 1 November 1982 at Incirlik (Konya) Turkey (Ben Marselis). (Doc Servo).
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F-111F
Crashed and destroyed 29 March 1978 at Lakenheath on approach (Ben Marselis) at Cranwich near Mundford, Norfolk.(Richard Elliott)
Killed were CAPT Charles H. Kitchell and 1LT Jeffery Moore (Jeff and Doc Servo)
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F-111F
Crashed and destroyed 5 October 1977 near Landau Ramstein after flight into terrain during an attempt to get VFR in deteriorating weather.  Exercise Cloudy Chorus sortie. There was no emergency call.  (Chandler Worley)
Killed were CAPT Stephen H. Reid and CAPT Carl T. Poole (Jeff and Doc Servo)

Life, for all it has been, is good. Every encounter, every event worth experiencing.
I believe in my God, my country and my fellow man. I believe in the worth of every individual and that human dignity is worth every sacrifice necessary to maintain it.

I am the soldier of righteousness, I am the warrior of humanity.  I am the goodness of my life.
If I die before my time, if I live beyond my expectation, let it be said that my life was good and that I was true to myself, my god, my country, my fellow man.

There are no regrets.  No petty hatred, only a contentment.  I have lived, I have contributed, I have loved.   This is the essence of my existence, this is the worth of my life.

                        Carl Thomas Poole
                        Captain, United States Air Force 1977

(the above words were written by Carl Poole only two weeks before his death, and read aloud by his widow at the memorial service)

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F-111F
74-0177
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Flew as JEWEL 63 which dropped the GBU's that hit the Frogman training pool during Operation EL DORADO CANYON. (Steve Bosang)74-0177 was the "Ghost Rider" between 89-91 crew chief was SSGT. Tim Kimsey.(info David Black)AMARC 19 October 1995.-
1st image Gareth Horne, Finningley UK, September 22, 1989

F-111F
74-0178
Involved in Operation EL DORADO CANYON callsign REMIT 33.
AMARC 12 June 1996.
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F-111F
74-0179
Crashed and destroyed 16 September 1982 at Leuchars on approach (Ben Marselis). - G Tonelotto

F-111F
74-0180
One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Image 48th TFW RAFLakenheath
AMARC 21 August 1996.(?)
F-111F
74-0181
AMARC 19 October 1995.
1st image 48th TFW RAFL
2nd image 27th TFW
F-111F
74-0182
AMARC 8 May 1996.
F-111F
'LN' 493TFS 48TFW One of 19 F-111F deployed with 12 hours notice after the infamous "Tree Chopping Incident", where North Korean troops murdered an US Army officer on the DMZ 16 August 1976. (Doc Servo)
Crashed and destroyed 10 October 1990 at the Askr Range, Saudi Arabia. FATAL. (Ben Marselis).

The crash occurred at 0130 hrs during a practice loft-bomb maneuver. 
October 2001 edition of AirForces Monthly via Julian Gray Moffatt.

Callsign COUGAR 41 Crew CAPT Frederick A. Reid and CAPT Thomas R. Caldwell. (Reference: memorial 68-140)
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F-111F
74-0184

AMARC 15 May 1996. -

1st image 494th TFS - 15 June 1987 at Twenthe AB, Netherlands - Rob Vogler - www.zapp16.com
2nd image 493rd TFS

F-111F
74-0185
AMARC 17 July 1996.
F-111F
This aircraft was the first to release the GBU-28 5000lbs class Pave Way III laser guided bomb, when it was tested by the 431st Test and Evaluation Squadron on 23 February 1991 on the Tonopah Test Range near Nellis AZ. Only four days later, and with the tritonal explosive still warm, a pair of GBU-28 were released by 70-2391 onto the Al Taji Air Base in Iraq. The GBU-28 is a 155inch howitzer barrel with the nose and tail attachments welded to take the standard GBU-27 Pave Way III computer control group and aerofoil section.
74-0186 loaded with GBU-15 and Data Link Pod.
Image from "The Mighty Vark" CD-ROM (Doc Servo)
2nd image courtesy of Don Gilham - see his F-111 gallery

AMARC 24 July 1996.
F-111F
74-0187
AMARC 18 September 1996.
Last F-111F to AMARC. Had commemorative nose art designed and applied by Pat Eby.

Crews of last four ship (shown below) were:
#1 Col Gale Larson and Maj Dean Mills
#2 LtCol Dale 'Sledge' Hanner and Capt Jason 'DerFunskta' Funk
#3 Maj Tom 'Rosie' Palmer and Maj Jeff 'Hodgie' Hodgdon
#4 Maj Ken 'Griff' Griffin and Capt Bob 'Jason' Baker

1st image via Philippe Colin

2nd & 3rd images courtesy of Bob Baker

F-111F
74-0188

Last 'Vark.
Whilst participating in A Salty Nations Excersize, 188 crashed and destroyed
(TFR issues) 26 April 1983 in the North Sea off Germany, Borkun Island (Ben Marselis). (Leeuwarden AB Netherlands).
Killed were Captain Charles " Chuck" M. Vidas and WSO 1st LT Steven A. Groark.

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F-111F
71-0895
to
71-0906
Not built as order cancelled.
F-111F
75-0210
to
75-0221
Not built as order cancelled.
Thanks to Don Gilham, Paul Abadesso, Joe Arnold, Steve Davies, Chandler Worley, Phil Dunlop, Doc, Richard Elliot, Ken "Camel Head" Johnson, Steve Kell, Don Logan, Ben Marselis, Raymond Santos, Paul Simpson, Keith Snyder, Bill Hurley, Michael Valcourt, Ron Vanderwaker, Thierry Van Pevenaeyge and Jeff Zeitvogel, Adriaan de Graaff, Alan Gayler, Scott Wilson, Aerolides.com.

All contributions  greatly appreciated

List of images needed "please"
70-2367
70-2380
70-2393
70-2403
71-0883
72-1441
73-0707
74-0178
70-2368
70-2384
70-2394
70-2407
71-0884
72-1442
73-0709
74-0182
70-2372
70-2385
70-2398
70-2409
71-0885
72-1445
73-0713
74-0183
70-2387
70-2410
71-0886
73-0714
70-2413
71-0887
73-0716
 74-0188
 
70-2416 better image needed
71-0894
73-0718
 
70-2418  better image needed 
Steve Casad wrote
some facts at hand for the 492nd TFS/AMU's F-111F's, blue section.
Our OIC made up a poster with our unit's final totals.
- 658 Combat Sorties
- 2560 Combat Hours
- 1.6 million pounds of munitions expended!
Not bad for 18 old Aardvarks flying at night.
No combat losses, no major mishaps.
Justice AMU Desert Storm 91
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/about/winghistory70s.htm  
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/about/winghistory80s.htm  
http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/about/winghistory90s.htm  

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