"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Big Dog visits Kunsan Apr 2002

These 5 photos, which were on a CD given to me by Fowler “Big Dog” Cary at our local airshow on 20 March 2004, are photos of Big Dog’s visit to Kunsan in April 2002.  Big Dog (BD) owns and flies his own pristine vintage T-33 jet trainer at air shows around the Country, and his beautiful bird has the…

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Juvats in 1974

This photo of the 1974 Juvats was originally sent in by Chris “Hannibal” Hayes on 14 September 2004 and identified as follows: (L-R) Rick Blake (I think), Tom Ganger aka Kid Danger, unk, Gerry ?, unk, Dave Perron, Tom Herlihy, John Kraweic(sp), unk, unk, Chris Hayes, unk, Greg Shebest, Bruce Pretorius, unk, unk, Don Payne, Al Aimar, Robert Hibarger (Sq…

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Bruni’s at Kunsan – June 2007

Our Squadron’s social/party/meeting hooch, Brunigan’s, known as Bruni’s for short and used for over 20 years,  was torn down along with the other similar buildings in the vicinity on 9 June 2007 to make way for a new billeting complex at Kunsan.  Many of the historic items & displays were kept to, hopefully, put in a new Bruni’s that will…

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Sweeps and Naming Ceremony – Oct 29, 2007

These four photos, sent in 29 October 2007 by Capt Brian “Deuce” Wilder, show a couple of “Sweeps” and a Naming Ceremony for one of our new Squadron members.  Mr Baughman, shown in the last photo, was finally named “Boar” after much discussion and thought by his fellow Squadron mates. This nickname/callsign will stay with him for the rest of…

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AF Fighter Weapons Meet, Oct 1971

This photo, sent in to us 9 March 2005 by one of our original Juvat LTM’s from 1971–Col John Adler, shows our 80th TFS team that competed in the 5th AF Fighter Weapons Meet on 29 October 1971.  At this time, our Squadron was in the 3rd TFW at Kunsan flying the F-4D. Members of the team are (L-R) Al…

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Clark AB, Jan 1989

MSgt Dave Carlton sent this information to us on 18 January 2010: “I took this picture of our F-16s on the tarmac of Clark AB in the PI in Jan 1989.  We participated in the COPE-T exercise.  It was just before dawn, about 4:30 AM.  We had been up all night working a maintenance problem and had just finished.  I…

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Les Bell

The following is an informal transcript of the combined-forces rescue operation to pick up Headhunter Capt Scott “Hoover” O’Grady after he was shot down over Bosnia on 2 June 1995.  At the time, Hoover was flying Block 40 F-16s with the 555th “Triple Nickel” Fighter Squadron and was known as “Zulu.” His callsign the day he was downed was “Basher…

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Doc Lambert

The following write-up was sent in 20 September 2004 by one of our Juvat LTM’s and reunion regulars, “Doc” Lambert: In Oct 1982 three of us from the 388th FW at Hill were PCSing to Kunsan AB, ROK, and we arrived at General Dynamics in Fort Worth, TX to pick up 4 new F-16s and ferry them to the KUN. …

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Juvats

On 15 February, 1971, the 80th moved from Yokota AB to Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea, and was temporarily assigned to Det 1, 475th TFW. After a few months, the 80th was in the process of being deactivated. Fortunately, former “Headhunter” Lt Gen Jay T. Robbins, who was Vice Commander of TAC at the time, caught the action and rescued…

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