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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

F-105 Pilots Killed in Action

1966 • Korat AB Thailand • 1972

 
 
F-105 Pilots Killed in Action Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. F-105 Pilots Killed in Action Marker
Inscription.

Forty F-105 “Thud” fighter pilots were killed in action while flying combat missions to North Vietnam from May 1966 to December 1972. One of those fighter pilots was Ray Lewis, who was shot down in July 1966. His faithful dog “Roscoe” waited for Ray to return to Korat AB until he passed away in September 1975. Beloved “Roscoe” is once again with his pilots.

 
Location. 39° 46.778′ N, 84° 6.757′ W. Marker is in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker (Memorial Wall #2, 047) is in the Memorial Park of the National Museum of the United States Air Force, with museum access off Springfield Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1100 Spaatz Street, Dayton OH 45433, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 15th Troop Carrier Squadron (here, next to this marker); 13th “Jungle” Air Force (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 49C (here, next to this marker); The EC-47 ARDF Mission (here, next to this marker); USAF Pilot Class 48-C (here, next to this marker); B/G Edward J Hopkins
NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2
(here, next to this marker); 9th Photo Recon Squadron (here, next to this marker); Marvin T. Koerner, P.E. (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. Forgotten F-105 Warriors. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. 100 Missions North in the Thud. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Wild Weasels: "Daredevils of the skies". (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Chronological List of F-105 Losses in SEA. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. NMUSAF Memorial Park Diagram. (Submitted on April 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceAnimalsPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. NMUSAF Memorial Wall #2
NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. NMUSAF Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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