Dahawaiian From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 229 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5394 times:
I recall reading somewhere that a detachment of six F-4E Phantom II's from Clark Airbase, Republic of The Phillipines (tailcode "PN"), were deployed to Incirlik Airbase, Turkey during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The authors of the book were unable to determine if the aircraft took part in combat operations, although they noted that these F-4E's had PGM capabilities. Does anyone know if these F-4E's took part in combat operations over Iraq during the Persian Gulf War No. 1?
USAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5166 times:
Around the time of Desert Shield/Storm, the only active USAF units flying the F-4 were the 35th TFW at George AFB, the 52nd TFW in Germany, and the 3rd TFW at Clark AB in the Philippines. It was the George unit that got all the Phantom glory during that time, but it wasn't the only batch of guys flying the types as the 3rd had dets in Turkey during that time.
As Desert Storm arose, the 90th Fighter Squadron (based at Clark AB after Vietnam) sent six F-4's to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The squadron's involvement in Desert Storm gave the 90th the distinction of being the oldest squadron in Pacific Air Force to participate in all five wars. The squadron joined 11th Air Force in 1991 and moved to Elmendorf AFB, AK. The squadron replaced its F-4's for McDonnell-Douglas F-15E Strike Eagles.
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