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According to the newspaper, the US Air Force Chief of Staff General John McConnell who piloted a F-111A at the French international air show in Le Bourget France of 1967. Aircraft that participated were 65-5701 flying & 65-5702 static display.
Mar 5, 1965 U.S. Air Force's F-111 completes its first supersonic flight at Fort Worth, Texas.

Download sheet showing Air Force Serial Numbers vs General Dynamics Serial Numbers (36Kb zipped pdf)-can be printed out.



1963 Pre Production Models
Type
USAF S/N
Location/Remarks
F-111A
63-9766
First F-111 to fly.
Maiden flight 21 December 1964, crewed by Dick Johnson and Val Prahl (GD Test Pilots). Originally in a white / grey paint scheme.
Preserved at Edwards AFB CA in the AFFTC Museum lot. (Walter Witherspoon)
1st & 2nd images courtesy of Scott White.
3rd image courtesy of Jeff & Doc Servo. 
F-111A
63-9767
Originally bare metal. Test bed for Mk.1 NAV/ATTACK system. First flight 25 February 1965. The first Australian airman to fly in an F-111 was WGCDR J. Fletcher 16 December 1965. WGCDR Fletcher flew with Val Prahl out of GD Carswell. (The Mighty Vark CD-ROM)
In 1966 delivered to Pratt & Whitney to be used as a engine / intake testbed. Led to redesign of translating cowls (Triple Plow I) , then blow in doors (Triple Plow II).
Preserved at Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum Foundation, located at Rantoul MAP, the former Chanute AFB IL (Andy Marden).

F-111A / GF-111A
63-9768
Pre-production F-111A. 'City of Graham'. Used for ground training at Sheppard AFB after flight test.
(GD image via Scott White)

Transported by road to Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk VA, and loaded aboard HMAS Kanimbla for shipping to Australia (1995). Transferred to HMAS Tobruk in Sydney and shipped to Brisbane. Road transport to RAAF Amberley. To be used for ground training.
Undercover, and recently painted overall 'Gunship Grey'. Used for training maintenance personnel in such tasks as fuel tank entry procedures. New 82 Wing Technical Training Section tail flash.

See the 82WG TTS Web page hosted here.
(images courtesy of "Max" Walker of 82WGTTS)

F-111A
63-9769
Originally bare metal. Had spin-recovery parachute fitted during Research Development Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E).
First F-111 with working pivot pylons. Performed a large amount of early aerodynamic and stores compatibility trials. Flew with mock up AIM-54 Phoenix missiles. The aircraft stalled, crashed and was badly damaged on its 229th flight during a low speed flyby during an airshow at Holloman AFB on May 18, 1968. The crew did not attempt ejection and were not injured. (Don Logan from 474thTFWg Roadrunners Reunion). Did not fly again. (Paul Abadesso) (Walter Witherspoon) - Image - Philippe Colin
F-111A / GF-111A
63-9770
Used to test the M61A1 Vulcan 20mm gattling gun and the electronic warfare systems. Ended service career at Sheppard AFB as a ground trainer. Reported as being preserved at McClellan AFB CA (although I don't know where!). Also reported as on a pedestal at Sheppard AFB, but author Andy Marden believes it was disposed from McClellan AFB.
Nose art - City of Duncan

F-111A
63-9771
At one time was in use by NASA. Spent time at the Dryden Flight Research Facility.
Preserved on pedestal at the front gate of Cannon AFB NM as tail number "27-234" in 1976.
In 1997 Ron VanDerWarker reported that the tail code of 27-234 has been removed and replaced with '27FW' only.
Repainted in August 1997 still kept 27th FW on tail but added 63-9771 on rudder finally! (Jeff & Doc Servo)
F-111A
(pre-production)
63-9772

Aircraft involved in weapons testing.
Was on display in 1967 for the Eglin AFB open day

Used for ground training at Sheppard AFB. Seen by author Andy Marden in April 1989, but has been probably destroyed and scrapped in the local dump by 1995. (Keith Snyder)

Rear fuselage section seen whilst 63-9768 was being recovered for the RAAF in 1995.

Forward fuselage section seen by Jim Rotramel at the China Lake Aircraft Survivability Laboratory June 1999.

See images gallery - coutesy of Senior Test Flight Engineer - Herbert C Rose Jr.

63-9772 appears in the - General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark DVD & VHS - see movies page
shows wings loaded with four pylons and missile launcing from bomb bay trapeze.

F-111A / GF-111A
63-9773

Aerial Refuel Test. Used for ground training at Sheppard AFB.
1st image couurtesy of Philippe Collin (FB-111A.net).
Preserved
and on display on G Ave in July 1998 (Andy Marden). (Keith Snyder, Ben Marselis)

Last image - June 1999 - ( 6512th-TW? )

F-111A
63-9774
Crashed and destroyed 19 January 1967 at Edwards AFB. Killed was the pilot only MAJ Herbert F. Brightwell. WSO Donovan I. McCance lived. The aircraft was landed short of runway due to the wings being accidentally swept in the wrong direction. The pilot, MAJ Brightwell was not significantly injured in the crash landing, went around to unfasten the right seater. Tragically, the pilot was standing in a pool of JP4 which subsequently ignited and incinerated him.
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F-111A / GF-111A
63-9775
Was used for ground training at Sheppard AFB. -
The aircraft is stored outside at the US Space and Rocket Centre, Huntsville, Alabama.
Painted with the name - City of Vernnon
1st image courtesy of Wesley Lyons.
2nd image courtesy of Doc & Jeff Hyre
F-111A / RF-111A
63-9776

Prototype and only RF-111A. On display at Mountain Home AFB Idaho as tail number "66-022"
(photo GD)

1st image courtesy of Doc & Jeff Hyre

2nd image courtesy of Jason Curtis

3rd image courtesy of Paul Holmes via Steve Sampson
We received this aircraft off of C-5 delivery at Mountain Home in the late 70's early 80's (cant remember which tour I was on at the time!) with those same crates of wings, stabs, etc. It was cleaned up, a stock A model radome was added and the only compatible A-Burner Cans found was one old TF30-1 Air Force can and a Navy F111 burner can was found to complete the tail section. Next time you see it, look at the cans and you'll see the different nozzle designs. This aircraft had the only RF configuration plus it was the short nose A model, you'll notice the forward bay panels are shorter than the Prod A's and up. Also this was the last F111 with Ejection Seats. It was painted with the tail number of the first F111 lost in Southeast Asia.

Paul Holmes, MSgt Ret
F111 Integrated Avionics Superintendent

F-111A
63-9777
First F-111 fitted with the ejection module. Aircraft involved in weapons testing. AMARC 29 July 1971.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
IMAGES PLEASE
F-111A
63-9778

Spent time at the Dryden Flight Research Facility. NASA Transonic Aircraft Technology (TACT) Test Aircraft 1973
(with supercritical wing and reduced aspect ratio)
(NASA Photo)

Latter as the Advanced Fighter Technology Integration (AFTI) aircraft in 1986
(with variable camber mission adaptive wing) Preserved at Edwards AFB CA.

All images courtesy of NASA - MORE IMAGES - GO TO NASA GALLERY

3rd image via Philippe Colin - www.FB-111A.net

F-111A
63-9779
Once thought to be preserved at McClellan AFB, although also reported to be at AMARC 7 December 1972.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
63-9780
Crashed and destroyed 19 October 67 at Jacksboro TX after a total hydraulics failure made the aircraft uncontrollable .
GD contractor crew survived ejection.
Module on display at Wright Patterson AFB Ohio
F-111A
63-9781
AMARC 29 September 1971.
Author Andy Marden reports that this aircraft was removed from the AMARC inventory on 1 April 97 with fate as 'Fritz Enterprises,Taylor MI'.
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F-111A
63-9782
Delivered to the Air Force on 29 Dec 1966. It was assigned to the USAF Flight Test Center (Air Force Systems Command) , Edwards AFB, CA on 9 Jan 1967. Aircraft involved in weapons testing.
The aircraft was transferred to the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ on 3 March 1970. On 18 March 1975, it was transferred to the Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.. It was dropped from the inventory as salvage on 31 July 1975. It is currently still in use as a test-bed at Rome Lab.

(source: ELECTRONMAGNETICS AND RELIABILITY DIRECTORATE )

Transferred to RADC, GAFB,N.Y. on 18 March 1975. It arrived at GAFB sometime during the March-June 1975 time frame aboard a C-5A Galaxy. Mounted on pedestal at Newport on 18 September 1975.

The airframe originally an F-111A, was reconfigured into an EF-111A (Raven or Sparkvark) shortly after it arrival at Rome Lab. In late 1975, it was reconfigured to an FB-111 through the addition of wing tip extensions, which are used for ferrying over extended ranges. Electronic counter measures Pods and weapon data links have been evaluated using the F-111 test bed. As an EF-111, the test bed was used in the System Improvement Program.

 

 

F-111A
63-9783

Used as pre-production FB-111A.
First flew 30 July 1967. AAR test aircraft.
AMARC 15 December 1971. (Ron VanDerWarker)
"MASDC II AMARC" (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
1st image via USAF Museum website.

2nd image Eric-Hourant- http://www.ehourant.gotdns.org
3rd image via Philippe Colin / FB-111A.net

   

   
1965 Test Models
1965 Models were test aircraft - including 66-0011 (assigned for FB-111 testing, although not a FB)

F-111A
65-5701
First flew 12 February 1968 with 65-5702. Handed over to USAF in April 1968. While on its 84 flight, over the Edwards AFB Gunnery range on January 2, 1968, the aircraft experienced a weapons bay gun fire. The crew was forced to eject, with one crew member receiving back injuries. This was the first time the ejection module was used, other than during unmanned tests. (Don Logan from 474thTFWg Roadrunners Reunion). The airframe crashed approx. 25 mi. southeast of Edwards AFB. Under TAC ownership at the time.
Mentioned in both AFFTC records and local media but coverage very poor, no details apart from location and statement that crew ejected successfully.(Walter Witherspoon)(Jeff & Doc Servo)

65-5701 was in the flying display and 65-5702 was in the static, at the 1967/ 8 French International Air Show.
Reported to be one of two aircraft that were the first to leave the USA. -CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS ??
F-111A
65-5702

AMARC 6 October 1970. Hulk mounted on a engine test rig at FAA Atlantic City NJ (Ron VanDerWarker and Robert Styger).
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65-5701 was in the flying display and 65-5702 was in the static, at the 1967/ 8 French International Air Show.
Reported to be one of two aircraft that were the first to leave the USA.


Click here
to see a short article and photos of 65-5702 as it rests today.

F-111A
65-5703

Crashed and destroyed 11 September 1972 at Edwards AFB during spin tests. (Ron VanDerWarker).
Spin chute failed, aircraft could not be recovered to controlled flight before it passed the altitude safety limit. Crew ejected with aircraft in vertical dive, aircraft remained in 90 degree vertical dive for further 10 seconds until impact, crashed approx. 10 mi. North of Edwards AFB. Crew survived. (Walter Witherspoon)  Piloted by Major Charles P. Winters. Video of spin, ejection and crash still used in aircrew training.
Below link will take you to the website written by Walter Witherspoon . Some small fragments shown of what remained
http://www.xb-70.com/wmaa/f111/

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F-111A
65-5704
AMARC 11 March 1971.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
65-5705
AMARC 7 January 1971.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
65-5706
AMARC 20 March 1971. The forward half of the aircraft was used to rebuild 68-0082.
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F-111A
65-5707
AMARC 5 January 1972.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
65-5708
AMARC 30 March 1971.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
65-5709

AMARC 5 January 1972. Remains nearly unidentifiable. Note the capsule is missing.
(photo Jeff & Doc Servo)
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.

F-111A
65-5710
AMARC 27 June 1975.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.

Image by David F Brown

   
NOTE - Test aircraft - 1965 models plus 66-0011 (assigned for FB-111 testing, although not a FB) 66-0012 training aircraft, but didn't fly after 1969 due to a fire. 66-0013 onwards - operational
 
PRODUCTION F-111A
F-111A
66-0011
AMARC 30 November 1970.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft was removed from the AMARC inventory on 2 January 1986 and moved to Calverton NY.
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F-111A
66-0012

On display at Battle Mountain Aviation Park, T NV (Ron VanDerWarker).

First image courtesy of Philippe Colin
Second image - Keith Bass - 2002.


F-111A / EF-111A
66-0013

Did not go on COMBAT LANCER. When it was assigned to the 474th at Nellis AFB, it went to the 4520th CCTS (Combat Crew Training Squadron)429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
"Yankee Air Pirate"

1st & 2nd images by Mike Kaplan
This aircraft was flow to AMARC by LtC. Doug Couture with the 429th's Chief Master Sergeant Greg Weigl on-board.(Greg Weigl)

AMARC photo by Peter Fleming.
AMARC 26 May 98.

FOR MORE IMAGES GO TO IMAGES GALLERY PAGES

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0014
F-111A 66-014 was heavily modified for use of testing out
the EF-111 ECM package while in the 57th FWW at Nellis AFB.  (Michael Hoover)
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 19 May 1998.
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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0015
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC directly from SM-ALC PDM. - AMARC 9 April 1998.
Kept in storage for RAAF.
F-111A / EF-111A
66-0016

Assigned to 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER jet. COMBAT LANCER aircraft. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Assigned 442nd TFTS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
Credited for a Iraqi Mirage F1 kill on 17 January 1991, after flying at an altitude caused the chasing Mirage to impact the ground (trapped him in the 6 o'clock !).
This aircraft is on display at Cannon.

Image1 - Bill Lassiter.

Image 2 - Steve Toby.

Image 3 - Bill Spidle.

F-111A
66-0017
The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 28 November 1967.
It was modified to HARVEST REAPER configuration and assigned to 4480th TFS. Later assigned to 428th TFS. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1).
Crashed and destroyed 30 March 1968 during COMBAT LANCER. Sandy Marquardt and Joe Hodges ejected and landed safely. The crew thought they were under enemy fire when the M61 ammo in the wreck 'cooked off' . Believing they were in Laos, the crew began escape and evasion tactics. They were found later in Thailand, only a short distance from the module!! Stabiliser actuator failure. The cause of the aircraft loss was believed to be foreign object (a capsule of solidified sealant) which became lodged in the pitch/roll mixer assembly of the flight controls. This rendered the aircraft uncontrollable under certain conditions. Callsign: HOTROD 76.
Shortly afterwards, on 8 May 1968(???), a F-111A at Nellis had the identical failure.
Second combat related F-111 loss. Reference: F-111 Success in Action)
The aircraft wreckage was recovered and was buried near 'the big hanger' an Takhli RTAFB. (474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0018

Assigned to 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER jet. COMBAT LANCER aircraft. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Flew the first F-111 combat mission on the night of 25 March 1968 piloted by COL Ivan Dethman (Commander, Det 1 428th TFS COMBAT LANCER) with PWSO Capt Rick Matteis, while based at Takhli RTAFB Thailand. The target was Vung Chau Truck Park and storage area.
(source: 428th History log from Doc Servo via Gator) F-111A tail number 66-018 made a belly in landing at Mtn Home AFB when the main gear failed to extend. (Michael Hoover) AMARC 11 June 1998.
March Field Museum is attempting to acquire this aircraft. (Steve Bosang and Ivan Dethman) Assigned 442nd TFTS & modified to EF-111A.
Vale - Col Ivan Dethman - March 24, at 4:45 PM  - http://www.f-111.net/remembrances.htm

Desert Storm veteran, 429ECS Cannon AFB NM.This aircraft was flow to AMARC by Col.(S)
Allen Wickman with the 429th's exchange RAAF engineer, WGCDR Anker Brodersen on-board. (Greg Weigl)

1st image by Bill Lassiter 428th TFS

2nd image from 'F-111 Aardvark' by Davies and Thornborough

3rd image by Steve Bosang

4th image via A de Graaff

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0019
Assigned 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER jet. COMBAT LANCER aircraft. First combat ground abort (due hydraulics).(ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Assigned 442nd TFTS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM. - - 430th-429th-ECS-units "read note pad" - MS Word format also
AMARC 14 April 1998
F-111A / EF-111A
66-0020
Assigned 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER jet. COMBAT LANCER aircraft.
(ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Assigned 442nd TFTS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 28 April 1998.
F-111A / EF-111A
66-0021
Assigned 428th TFS. Assigned 442nd TFTS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
Was static aircraft on display at USAF 50th Anniversary Airshow at Nellis on 25&26 April 1997.
AMARC 21 April 1998.
1st image - D.M.Vieger - EJECT web site
2nd image - copyright Stephano Caporelli.
F-111A
66-0022
Assigned 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER jet. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Destroyed 28 March 1968 three days after COMBAT LANCER operations started.
Killed were MAJ Henry Elmer (Hank) MacCann and Capt Dennis Lee Graham (PWSO).
POW/MIA REFERENCE #’S---1107-0-02 / 1107-0-01.
Mission target was Chan Hao Truck park at N17 32 11 E 106 29 12. - link to detailed notes
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0023
Assigned 428th TFS. Assigned 442nd TFTS. Assigned 390th ECS.(info JD Hass)
Participated in Operation DESERT SHIELD. Crashed and destroyed 13 February 1991 in Saudi Arabia after believed to be avoiding threat indications upon entering Iraqi airspace during an operational mission.
Pilot, Capt. Douglas L. Bradt, 29 of Houston and WSO, Capt. Paul R. Eichenlaub, 29 of Bentonville, Arkansas were killed.
Callsign: RATCHET 75.
An ejection was attempted.
Both Capt. Douglas L. Bradt & Capt. Paul R. Eichenlaub received Distinguished Flying Crosses and Purple Hearts for "their gallantry in combat".  (DFC citation)
The EF-111 (66-0016) on static display at Cannon AFB has the names  Capt. Douglas L. Bradt (Aircraft Commander) and Capt. Paul R. Eichenlaub (EWO) adorning the cockpit as a memorial to their heroism (see photos )(Jeff Ferguson)
Mentioned briefly in Tom Clancy's and Gen C Honer (Ret) non-fictional "Every Man A Tiger".------ Image taken by Rob Vogler-zapp16.com, UH 42nd ECS-09 June 1990 at Leeuwarden AB- Netherlands
F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0024
Assigned 428th TFS. HARVEST REAPER replacement jet. In theatre 1 April 1968. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1) Crashed and destroyed 22 April 1968 during Operation COMBAT LANCER, becoming the third and last jet lost during that operation. Neither the aircraft nor crew, (Commander David "Spade" Cooley USN, and Lt. Col. Ed Palmgren), were ever found. Some Combat Lancer crews believed the loss was due to failure of the horizontal stabiliser weld failure (same as the cause of the loss of 66-0032). (Don Logan from 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
Other crews believe that 024 was flown into the ground as the crew of 024 believed they could fly lower at night using 'manual TF' instead of the auto TF.   Although 200 feet is the lowest TFR setting, anecdotal evidence suggests that attempts were made to manual TF at 50 feet by interpreting the TF E Scope.
Callsign: TAILBONE 78 (Jeff & Doc Servo)

Loss co-ordinates: 17 28N 106 37E. POW/MIA Reference # 1139-0-01 / -02 Presumptive finding of death. (Library of Congress POW/MIA)

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F-111A
66-0025
Handed over to the USAF 13 February 1968.
Assigned 428th TFS (474th TFW) 15 February 1968.
HARVEST REAPER avionics upgrade jet. COMBAT LANCER replacement jet. In theatre 1 April 1968.
Was in the final cell of the 474th TFW deployed aircraft returning from RTAFB Korat with the DETCO from the deployment as pilot 22 November 1968. Pilot COL William F. Palmer. WSO LT COL Robert L. Tidwell. (ref: Official 474th COMBAT LANCER History Vol 1)
Assigned either 442nd TFTS or 4527 CCTS.
First Cold Proof wing box failure 25 January 1971.
Crashed and destroyed 20 June 1975 on the runway at Nellis AFB when third stage fan blade failed causing inflight fire. (Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0026
Crashed and destroyed 13 March 1984 at Mountain Home AFB.
This tail number erroneously appears in the EF tech. orders as an EF-111A.
Killed were CAPT David K. Peth and CAPT Steven F. Locke (Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0027

366th TFW Mtn Home AFB - Yellow tail ( TFS ? )
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 19 June 1998.

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff - F-111A

2nd image taken in Saudi Arabia - Desert Storm - image by ? - EF-111A

F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0028
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 20 March 1998.
Image contributed by email ?
NA tail code - 428th TFS 474 TFW
F-111A
66-0029
Crashed and destroyed 2:35 PM MDT, 1 September 1971  Van Horn TX.  (Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0030

After a mishap on 24 March 1978, was repaired.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 5 May 1998.

Image 1 - ?
Image 2- S Van Aken - "Mild-n-Bitter-Home-Brew" - Link to nose art gallery page
Image 3- ROBS-KAWASAKI Web Site

F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0031

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 7 April 1998.

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff.

F-111A
66-0032
Assigned either 442nd TFTS or 4527 CCTS.
Crashed and destroyed 8 May 1968, 60 miles NNE of Nellis.
(This could be the Nellis tail actuator failure jet?)
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0033

Second EF-111A to the boneyard. Flew with respect and good wishes with the call sign "HARPO 73" (Libya Raider) to honour Maj. Fernando-Ribas Dominnici (posthumous promotion) and Capt. Paul Lorence from the Libya Raid 70-2389 (see Memorial page).
..thanks to Jeff & Doc Servo again.
AMARC 8 August 1997.

1st & 2nd image via Adriaan de Graaff

3rd image by Mike Kaplan

F-111A
66-0034
Crashed and destroyed 6 June 1975 at Peach Spring AZ.
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F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0035
85TES.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 16 September 1997.
Flew with the call sign BARTENDER 201 as a memorial to the loss of F-111B tail # 151971 which had a fatal crash 11 September 1968 killing crew members Mr Barton Warren and Mr Anthony Byland. (Jeff & Doc Servo).
1st Image Mike Neil

F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0036
366th TFW Mountain Home AFB
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 5 May 1998.
F-111A/ EF-111A
66-0037

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 20 May 1998.

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.Images taken at McClellan AFB after the decision was made to retire the EF-111. At that time 66-037 was then taken off the PDM line and unceremoniously stored outside before shipment to AMARC.

No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

1st image by Roy Shilam at Upper Heyford
2nd image by Mike Shaw.

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0038

Suffered a catastrophic failure to the wing carry through box during a Cold Proof Load Test (ground testing) in Dec 1991 at SM-ALC, McClellan AFB.
Remnants transported by flatbed truck to AMARC on 3 October 1997. (Cedric Mitchell)

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff.

2nd image by Mike Kaplan at Upper Heyford

AMARC images via Cedric Mitchell
Note the Desert Storm mission markings.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0039
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 10 March 1998.
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F-111A
66-0040
Crashed and destroyed 23 September 1968.
First flew 17 April 1968, and delivered to the USAF on 1 August 1968.  Crashed while assigned to the 474th TFW after only 16 flights and 35.6 hours total.  The centre of gravity went aft out of limits and pitch authority was lost after a failure of the Foward/Aft pointers on the fuel guage which controls the CofG when the engine feed fuel switch is left in AUTO.  The aircrew of USN Lt. John Nash and RAAF FLTLT Neal Pollock ejected successfully on late finals to Nellis AFB.
(info from Don Logan's F-111 Aardvark reference book.)

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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0041
Second F-111A modified to EF-111A.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 16 September 1997.
Flew with the call sign Grumman 67 as a memorial to the loss of
F-111B tail # 151973 which was fatal 21 April 1967 killing crew members Mr Ralph Donnell and Mr Charles E. Wangeman. (Jeff & Doc Servo)
F-111A
66-0042
Crashed and destroyed 12 February 1969. 442 CCTS/TFTS aircraft. Crew Capt Robert Jobe and Capt William Fuchlow (IP) were killed after ground impact. (source - 474th Reunion) Callsign FRUITY.
Impacted Mt Pequop, NV which was covered in deep snow. The snow deceived the Terrain Following Radar, by absorbing the TF radar energy, and hence making the mountain invisible to the system. It was a number of months until the crashed aircraft was found
In mid 1998, 29 years after the loss of 66-042 and the two crew, Mark Howes and some dirt biking friends rediscovered the crash site. For some reason or other, the USAF had not followed its normal practise in clearing the crash site. 66-042 still lies on the green and peaceful mountain top that claimed it so many years before. See newspaper articles of the 'rediscovery' of 66-00 42 here

F-111A
66-0043
Crashed and destroyed 4 March 1969, 60 miles north of Nellis AFB.
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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0044

Originally not planned to be modified to EF-111A, until 66-026 crashed.

1st image taken at Randolph AFB (RND / KRND)Texas, May 18, 1981-courtesy Don Gilham


"Last Roll of the Dice" 2nd & 3rd images by Mike Kaplan

429th ECS. Crashed and destroyed 18 June 1996 onto a farm at Tucumcari, near Cannon AFB, New Mexico. Pilot CAPT James D. Wingo jr and EWO CAPT Donald R. Watson ejected and survived.(Richard Elliott)
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F-111A
66-0045
Crashed and Destroyed 13 May 1982 at Saylor Creek. (Ron VanDerWarker).
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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0046
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 2 June 1998.
Kept in storage for RAAF
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F-111A / EF-111A /
GEF-111A
66-0047

This jet was a testbed for the System Improvement Program (SIP), an upgrade to the aircraft's jamming subsystem. From 1993-1996 it was stationed at Eglin AFB where it underwent extensive flight testing to validate the program. Although the upgrades significantly enhanced the aircraft's jamming capabilities, the program was scrapped when the announcement came that the EFs would be retired. The last time it flew was in June 1996 from Eglin to Cannon. It was used exclusively as a trainer for maintenance personnel. (Jeff Sloan) -
‘OT’ USAF / 85th TES Aircraft became a GEF-111A ground instruction airframe. October 2001 edition of AirForces Monthly via Julian Gray Moffatt
Click here to see article and photos of 66-0047 at rests today in a Majove desert scrap yard.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2d image courtesy of Wally T Van WInkle
3d
image Jeff Zeitvogel

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0048

429ECS Cannon AFB NM & also 366th TFW Mtn Home AFB
AMARC 1 April 1998

Image courtesy of Doc & Jeff Hyre

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0049
First EF-111A prototype. Test fly 10 March 1977.
Went back to Grumman in mid-1980 for full upgrade and became the first production Raven. 
Left factory on 19 June1981.
(MSGT Michael Dugre  366WG Historian)

429ECS Cannon AFB NM. & also the 366th TFW Mtn Home AFB.
AMARC

Returned to Mountain Home AFB May 98 to be placed on display in the bases' heritage park.

Also on the Museum page.


4th image courtesy of Jason Curtis

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0050
66-0050 NA 428 TFS 474 TFW Nellis AFB August 1973
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.

2nd image via Adriaan de Graaff
3rd image 27TFW EF-111A-66-0050 Aviano AVB, Italy August 14 1995 LIPA BOSNIA.
- copyright Sergio Gava.
AMARC 1 April 1998.

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0051
First production EF-111A to arrive at Mountain Home AFB (5 Nov 81) (Mike Dugre)
Mtn Home for the 1st official flight by EF-111A 66-051? Call Sign Voodo 51 Piloted by Col. Ernest Coleman 366th Wing CC / EWO LTC - "Doc"

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 26 May 1998.
Kept in storage for RAAF.
EF-111A 66-0051 429th ECS Commanders aircraft shortly before departure to AMARC 1998.
1st image courtesy of Don Logan

F-111A
66-0052
Crashed and destroyed 31 July 1979 Mountain Home AFB.(Ron VanDerWarker).
Killed were 2LT Larry E. McFarland and Captain Myles D. Hammon (Jeff & Doc Servo)

My older brother, Maj. (not Capt., promoted June, '79, listed as such on grave marker at Ft. Sam in San Antonio, Sect.6 Site 1072) Myles D. Hammon was killed in the F-111 crash 31, July, 1979 at Mt. Home AFB while serving as an I.P. (Tail # 66-0052). ( Notes from David Hammon, the brother of the late Maj M.D.Hammon
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F-111A
66-0053

First flew 16 June 1968, and delivered to the USAF on 28 June 1968. During 1969 the aircraft was used for flight testing of the AN/AAR-34 and APS-109A/ALR-41 ECM receiver systems. The aircraft was attached to Eglin AFB's Tactical Air Warfare Center. The aircraft was later used as a test bed for the Grumman / Norden Pave Mover battlefield surveillance radar, flying in this configuration during 1982. When retired to AMARC, the aircraft had a total of 1039 flights and 2020.5 hours. (info from Don Logan's F-111 Aardvark reference book.)
AMARC 19 September 1990.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

1st Image courtesy of Edwards AFB Historians Office - Ray Puffer
2nd image-Mike Kaplan
3rd image - via Philippe Colin

F-111A
66-0054
Crashed and destroyed 13 April 1983 at Mountain Home AFB.
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F-111A / EF-111A
66-0055
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 12 May 1998.
F-111A / EF-111A
66-0056
20FW 42nd ECS. 'UH' Crashed and destroyed 2 April 1992 at Barton Hartshorn near Finmere Buckinghamshire UK due to a fuel duct failure. (Doc Servo). No casualties. Pilot. CAPT Jeff Coombe and WSO. CAPT David Gevenish ejected and survived.(Richard Elliott)
1st Image - Kevin Wheeler

2nd photo taken by Tony Rogers at RAF Wyton near Cambridge (UK) on 7 Jul 84.

F-111A / EF-111A
66-0057

First F-111 to under go Cold Proof Load Test.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
1st & 2nd image courtesy of CMSgt Jim Rusch (Ret.) via www.FB-111A.net
3 nd image via Adriaan de Graaff
See 66-0057 images gallery - On display as EF-111A at the USAF Museum Dayton Ohio

F-111A
66-0058
Assigned either 428thTFTS, 474thTFW.
Crashed and destroyed 7 October 1975 in Nellis ranges, near Indian Springs. (Ron VanDerWarker)( 474th - Reunion).
Killed were MAJ Merle E. Kenney and CAPT Ralph D. Bowles (Jeff & Doc Servo) Callsign TASTY 16.
(Deborah Bowles, sister of Ralph Bowles)
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F-111A / EF-111A
67-0032

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 19 May 1998.

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image by Mike Kaplan
(3rd image on file-F-111A-MO)

F-111A / EF-111A
67-0033
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 14 April 1998.
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F-111A / EF-111A
67-0034

429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 28 May 1998.

Robs Kawasaki Web Site 67-0034-42 ECS - RAF MIDDLEHALL 24th May 1985

F-111A / EF-111A
67-0035
366th TFW Mountain Home AFB 1980
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 28 April 1998.
F-111A
67-0036
Assigned either 442nd TFTS or 4527 CCTS.
Crashed and destroyed 24 April 1972 Nellis AFB. (Ron VanDerWarker).
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F-111A / EF-111A
67-0037
Assigned to 474 TFW - 428th TFS. NA tail code - blue tail fin pictured
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 1 April 1998.2nd image - Air2air
Image couresy of Henk Scharringa - original photographer ( possibly Don Logan ? )
F-111A / EF-111A
67-0038
Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 21 April 1998.
Kept in storage for RAAF.
(image Cedric Mitchell)
F-111A / EF-111A
67-0039
Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 19 June 1998.

image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111A
67-0040
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 11 July 1973 Zion National Park, 5 miles N of Springdale UT. (Ron VanDerWarker - 474th - Reunion).
A small bird penetrated the right windscreen.  The crew ejected; landed on a steep slope. (info W. John Richardson)
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F-111A / EF-111A
67-0041
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Assigned to 429th ECS.
First EF-111A to the boneyard. (30 July 1997) ...went with Call sign "My input" HARPO 71... since it was a Libya Raider on 14-15 April 1986 (info source Jeff & Doc Servo)
F-111A / EF-111A
67-0042
Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 10 March 1998.
F-111A
67-0043
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 22 May 1969 50 miles NE of Tuba City AZ (474th - Reunion).
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F-111A / EF-111A
67-0044
Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 12 May 1998.
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F-111A
67-0045
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Image via Philippe Colin

AMARC 21 June 1991
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
F-111A / GF-111A
67-0046
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Ground Trainer. Sheppard AFB
Now sent to Brownwood Regional Airport, Texas for display. - 2nd image Ron Strong 2004.

Myartn Swann,  author of MASDC II AMARC (www.go.to/AMARC) saw this aircraft at Brownwood Regional Airport, Texas on 2nd May 1998.  It still wears the 'MO' tail-code and yellow fin stripe.  It is simply parked on the ground next to F-4E 67-0249/GA (black fin stripe) in a fenced off compound.
F-111A / GF-111A
67-0047
Assigned to 428th TFS. and then the 366th TFW Mtn Home AFB, Idaho..
Ground Trainer. Preserved at Sheppard AFB
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of Jeff Zeitvogal
F-111A / EF-111A
67-0048
Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 7 April 1998
F-111A
67-0049
Assigned to 428th TFS, 474th TFW.
Crashed and destroyed 22 December 1969. Was destroyed on Nellis ranges during a rocket delivery recovery, due to a wing carry through box (WCTB) failure causing a wing to completely detach in flight. With the aircraft rapidly rolling out of control close to the ground, the attempted ejection was out of module limits.
The highly experienced crew of Maj Thomas Mack and Maj James Anthony (IP) (one with three DFC) were killed on module ground impact. Callsign ADVICE 2. - LINK TO MORE DETAILED NOTES
F-111A
67-0050
Assigned to 428th TFS.
AMARC 28 July 1994.
F-111A / GF-111A
67-0051

Assigned to 428th TFS. & then the 366th TFW Mtn Home.
Ground Trainer. Preserved at Sheppard AFB

Due to be scrapped in 2003 ( plans for restoration pending -Jeff Zeitvogal )

Has been moved to The Tyler Historical Aviation Museum
- see images gallery at museum
- see gallery of demilled 67-0051 before leaving Sheppard AFB

F-111A / EF-111A
67-0052

Assigned to 428th TFS.
429ECS Cannon AFB NM.
AMARC 1 April 1998.

2nd image - Robs Kawasaki Web Site 42ECS-Middlehall-24th-May-1985

3rd image by Mike Kaplan taken at Upper Heyford

F-111A
67-0053
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Image - 366th TFW Mountain Home AFB
AMARC 24 July 1991.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
Image courtesy of the USAF Defence Visual Iinformation Centre website- DF-ST-85-03469
F-111A
67-0054
Assigned to 428th TFS.
AMARC 19 June 1991.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0055
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Crashed after mid-air collision with an Aero Commander on 12 November 1974 @ 1804 MST 180NM Northeast of Nellis AFB, wreckage pattern approx. 2NM long, 8 NM NW of Kingston Utah. Sigma flight were joining KC-135A (tail number 58-110 callsign Toft 51 from Grand Forks 319th BW)
67-055 callsign sigma 71
66-058 callsign sigma 72, returned to Nellis AFB unscathed.
Aero Commander N40MP (from Butte, Montana), crashed with all on board killed.
The KC-135 observed the collision and fireball from 22 nm.
(Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A / GF-111A
67-0056

Assigned to 428th TFS. & then the 366th TFW Mtn Home
Ground Trainer. Preserved at Sheppard AFB
Due for scapping 2003 ( unless it can be saved for restoration )

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff - 366th TFW 389-TFS
2nd image courtesy of Jeff Zeitvogal
3d image courtesy of ? - Mtn Home 1983

F-111A / GF-111A
67-0057
Assigned to 428th TFS.
Ground Trainer. Ex-Sheppard AFB, now Dyees AFB (Feb 2000). Don Logan (F-111 Aardvark), writes..."67-0057 (A1-102) The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on Nov 13, 1968. On Nov 6, 1969, while assigned to the 474th TFW, 67-0057 experienced a nacelle ejector duct failure. The aircraft was repaired and returned to flying status. Photographed here (sic) in April 1979, the aircraft wore the yellow tail stripe of the 389th TFS. 67-0057 was retired from the 366th TFW at Mountain Home AFB on Aug 31, 1990, having accumulated 2130 flights and 4975.9 flight hours. It was used as a ground trainer at Sheppard AFB."
Recently demiled. (2000)
Demiling is removing all of the items from an aircraft that make it offensive. Such as weapons pylons, black boxes and control boxes for weapons delivery, IFF, chaff and flare, and ECM. The engines are also removed. (Dan Parks)
Updated!! 13 August 1999. The aircraft will be going to Dyees Air Force Base at Abilene Texas for static display.
Updated!! 8 February 2000. 67-0057 left Sheppard AFB, Tx Friday Feb. 4, 2000 for her new home at Dyees AFB, Abilene TX to be put on static display. 0057 came close to being sold for scrap, but thanks to some hard work from the people at Dyees, she now has a new home. Sheppard still has 3 F-111A's/GF-111A's. (67-0047, 67-0051, 67-0056)(Dan Parks)
Updated!! 16 July 2000. 67-0057 to be dedicated an display at Dyees AFB. see http://www.fb-111a.net/ for details.

1st image coresy of Curt Lenz
2nd image cortesy of Ed Hollyfield.
3rd image via Henk Scharringa

F-111A
67-0058

Assigned to 429th TFS.
Aardvark on a stick. American Legion Blvd, near Mountain Home AFB Idaho.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of Bill Hamilton, former 366th TFW pilot.

Scott D Souva wrote
67-0058 ended up on "stick" because the capsule O2 bottle exploded while sitting on the ramp of Mountain Home AFB, ID. I was on duty the night it happened. Fortunately, nobody was hurt!
This aircraft was assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron/Aircraft Maintenance Unit. The aircraft was towed to a hangar and declared unserviceable by the Depot engineers. At this point, practically everything serviceable was raped and pillaged by the three aircraft maintenance units.
Business as usual in the F-111 world.

F-111A
67-0059
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 4 January 1979 near Murphy Idaho.(Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A
67-0060

The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 26 November 1968.
The 429th TFS Constant Guard V/Linebacker aircraft arrived in the first phase of the deployment.
It crashed and was destroyed on 7 April 1976, near Wendover, Utah, while assigned to the 474th TFW. Following a left engine explosion and fire, aircraft control was lost.
The crew ejected successfully with no injuries. (Don Logan from 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
In some books listed as crashed 16 October 1972, although this is confused with 67-0066.
347th TFW Comander, COL Mo Seaver preparing to depart Korat - image via Mo's son Will

F-111A
67-0061
Assigned to 429th TFS.
AMARC 21 June 1991.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
F-111A
67-0062
Assigned to 429th TFS.
COMBAT LANCER aircraft.
Michael Dell (an ex-USAF Electro-environmental specialist at MHAFB) says; 67-0062 I remember that it landed one time with it's main gear up. After that, it was a real pain in the ass to install engines on it. All the frame parts were "tweaked" a bit. I'm not sure when that happened but I think it was 1985 or 1986.That airplane was also know as the best flyer in the 391stTFS "bold tigers" as it would fly "code one" ( no defects) about 90% of the time.
Appeared at the George AFB, Open House air show on the 30th October 1988 with the 366th TFW MO tail.( Ian Powell )
AMARC 24 August 1990.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0063
Assigned to 429th TFS destroyed 7 November 1972 in South East Asia.
Third CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft lost. (Ron VanDerWarker).
Callsign WHALER 57 (Jeff & Doc Servo) Crew MAJ Robert M. Brown and CAPT Robert D. Morrissey killed.(Reference: memorial 68-140) - Loss co-ordinates: 17 08 52N 106 45 57E . POW/MIA Reference # 1945-0-01 / -02 Presumptive finding of death.
(Library of Congress POW/MIA)

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F-111A
67-0064
Assigned to 429th TFS.
AMARC
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
67-0065

Assigned to 429th TFS.
CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft.
AMARC 19 July 1991. (Ron VanDerWarker).
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

1st image via Adriaan de Graaff

2nd image courtesy of Randall McCaffey via John Tinkler.

F-111A
67-0066
Delivered 6 February 1968.
Assigned to 429th TFS, 474th TFW Nellis AFB.
Transferred to the 57th FWW aircraft had "WA" tail code in 1970-1971.
Reassigned to 429th TFS. Destroyed 16 October 1972 in South East Asia.
Deployed to RTAFB Takhli Thailand for CONSTANT GUARD V phase two, cell one 27 September 1972.
Assigned to the 347th TFW tail code "HG" at Takhli.
7 October 1972 had an engine flameout and diverted to RTAFB Udorn.
On 16 October 1972, became the second CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft lost.
Callsign COACH 33 Crew CAPT James A. Hockridge and 1LT Allen U. Graham POW/MIA reference # 1939-0-01 / -02 (Library of Congress POW/MIA) (although incorrectly also assigned ref # 1107 in some documents found in the US Library of Congress)
(Reference: memorial
68-140)
Possibly hit by a SA-2 Guideline SAMs after being acquired by Fansong radars due to necessary climb to MSRH for Mk-84 LDGP delivery whilst attacking the Phuc Yen airfield.Reported as having been found dead in module by NVN. (Reference:
F-111 Aardvark )
Loss co-ordinates: 21 15 26N  105 41 35E . POW/MIA Reference # 1939-0-01 / -02 Remains returned 30 September 1977.(Library of Congress POW/MIA)
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F-111A
67-0067
Assigned to 429th TFS.
USAF Museum Wright Patterson AFB Ohio.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of Gary Chambers
3d image courtesy of ? - Mnt Home 391st TFS
F-111A
67-0068
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Destroyed 22 December 1972 in South East Asia. Sixth CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft lost. (Ron VanDerWarker). Target in vicinity of Hanoi.  Shot down after an assumed lucky shot to an engine gearbox. After a valiant escape and evasion lasting a few days, including a near rescue by a HH-53C
(tail # 69-5788, call sign Jolly Green 73, from the 40th ARRS, NKP, Thailand--info via Chuck Rouhier http://www.jollygreen.org/), under heavy ground fire, the crew CAPT Bill Wilson and Bob Sponeybarger become P.O.Ws. (POW REF# 1966-0-01 / -02).  They were repatriated on 29 March 1973 (Library of Congress POW/MIA).Callsign: JACKEL 33 (Jeff & Doc Servo) 
Module of this aircraft is reported to be in a research institute in Moscow. 
See also the COMBAT page.
F-111A / GF-111A
67-0069
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Was then a Ground Trainer at Indian Head MD?? Michael Dell (an ex-USAF Electro-environmental specialist at MHAFB) says; 67-069 That aircraft had a painting of a playboy bunny in the weapons bay as long as I worked at MHAFB. As far as I know, when we sent it away it still had that behind the ballast that was installed in there.
Rob Hanson reports that the motif was still there in 1981.
Spotted in early 2001 at the Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama (thanks Doug Loeffler)
Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama
Marked up with: Pilot Col D. Andrews (the letter D is not clear)
CC TSgt Gill WSO name is blacked out
ACC Sgt Holland
Photos Mark Neville thru Mike Kaplan Sept 2001
F-111A
67-0070
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Battle Damage Repair aircraft. McClellan AFB CA
Image courtesy of ?
F-111A
67-0071
This 429th TFS Constant Guard V/Linebacker aircraft arrived in the second phase of the deployment. 67-0071 was involved in a mid-air collision with F-111A 67-0098 on 17 February 1973. The collision occurred during a formation position change on a pathfinder bombing mission. 67-0071, callsign IGLOO 47, recovered to Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base. They were repaired and returned to service. (Doc Servo)(Don Logan from 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
AMARC 20 June 1990.
Image - Cedric Mitchell - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
F-111A
67-0072
The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 14 March 1969.
A 429th TFS Constant Guard V/Linebacker aircraft arrived in the first phase of the deployment. It crashed and was destroyed on 20 February 1973 at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. The main landing gear pin failed during takeoff causing the aircraft to depart the end of the runway and burn. 24 bombs 'cooked off'. Some startled ground crew believed that the base was under ground attack from communist guerrillas. The crew egressed successfully. (Ron VanDerWarker)(Don Logan from 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
Eye witness account at Dick Williams's Takhli Web Site http://www.sky.net/~rjw/takhli/traywick/jtthereiwas.htm
F-111A
67-0073
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 19 January 1982 at Cannon AFB. (Ron VanDerWarker).
F-111A
67-0074
Assigned to 429th TFS. - CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft.
67-0074 at Takhli image by Bert Marshall
Michael Dell (an ex-USAF Electro-environmental specialist at MHAFB) says;
"67-074 was known as " Little orphan Annie " because it couldn't keep a crew chief for more then a week.. Every time someone got their name painted on the nose gear door as the crew chief, he would get orders to some other base, or get in trouble and get kicked out of the USAF... In one case, the new crew chief got killed in a car accident ... Nobody wanted that one as their own.."
AMARC 19 July 1991.
F-111A
67-0075

Assigned to 429th TFS. & then the 366th TFW Mtn Home AFB

Image via Adriaan de Graaff


AMARC 15 July 1992.

F-111A
67-0076
Assigned to 429th TFS. - AMARC 31 July 1991.
F-111A
67-0077
Assigned to 429th TFS. - AMARC 19 Jun 1991.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

tail of 67-0077 can be seen in this image of 67-0112 image courtesy of Michael Hopper http://.www.airshots.com 
F-111A
67-0078
Assigned to 429th TFS.
First CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft loss. Crashed and destroyed 28 September 1972 in South East Asia. Callsign: RANGER 23
Crew Maj. William Clare "Bill" Coltman and 1LT Robert Arthur "Lefty" Brett Jr (Reference: memorial
68-140).
Aircraft lost on the first night of F-111 operations , only hours after deploying to SEA. Target was in Route Pack 1.
Major Coltman was promoted twice to the rank of Colonel whilst listed as missing before being pronounced presumed killed in action.
SOURCE--(Jeff & Doc Servo - 474th history)(474th Reunion)
Loss co-ordinates: 21 35 51N  104 59 21E . POW/MIA Reference # 1929-0-01 / -02 Presumptive finding of death.
(Library of Congress POW/MIA) Aircraft wreckage found in Laos?  See Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Image courtey of Major Bill Coltams daughter, Major Kimberley Coltamn
F-111A
67-0079

Assigned to 429th TFS.
AMARC - Author Andy Marden reports that this aircraft was removed from the AMARC inventory on 1 April 97 with fate as 'Fritz Enterprises,Taylor MI'.
Serial Number 67-0079 was nicknamed early at Mountain Home in the 389 TFS/AMU as "Arnold Ziffell" for the intelligent pig on the TV series Green Acres. This aircraft "bellied" in twice and was rebuilt twice (once I believe for hydraulics and the other for a fire). Part of the effect of this was strange problems especially with the capsule electrical disconnects. I know we rerouted quite a few of those on the flight line due to shorts and opens in the mating pins. There was other items like panels fighting just so. Even though it always had strange problems all the time, it always brought the crew back and was an honest jet to fix, i.e. if the crew said there was a write-up, duplication was easy!! 67-0079 was Arnie..had a few fire but never crashed.

Paul Holmes, MSgt (ret.) Integrated Avionics, 347th, 366th (twice), 48th, 27th and Eglin.

Image via Adriaan de Graaff,
2nd & 3rd image courtesy - Crew Chief SSGT Donald Knauber (retired)

F-111A
67-0080
Assigned to 429th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 11 March 1976 Nellis AFB.
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F-111A
67-0081
Assigned to 429th TFS. - AMARC 21 June 1991.
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F-111A
67-0082
Assigned to 430th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 18 June 1972 (Ron VanDerWarker) three miles away from Eglin AFB into Choctawtchee Bay shortly after takeoff. Aircraft lost control after an external fuel fire and explosion . Unsuccessful ejection. FATAL. Crew were 474th Wing. Col Keith E Brown and LtCol James A Black. Callsign Flick 79 (Jeff & Doc Servo).
67-0082 The Ejection system did not work because, somehow, the
deployment chute was still in shrink wrapped and placed in the chute
bay, not hooked up. The capsule came off but never slowed down.

Comments by Paul Holmes, MSgt (ret.)
Integrated Avionics, 347th, 366th (twice), 48th, 27th and Eglin.
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F-111A
67-0083
Assigned to 430th TFS. Fatal crash, November 30, 1977 on the Nellis AFB range. The mission was a c fit day VMC high speed, aircraft skip hit after loft recovery, with no ejection attempt.
CREW
PILOT - CAPT ARTHUR V. STOWE
WSO - CAPT LORELEY O. WAGNER
CALL SIGN—see mighty vark cd / book.
1ST MTN HOME F-111A LOSS: - Reference - Doc Hyre
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F-111A
67-0084
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 17 July 1991.
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0085
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 21 June 1990. No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0086
Assigned to 430th TFS.
First CONSTANT GUARD V aircraft in theatre, 27 Sep 1972.
AMARC 19 June 1991.No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
67-0086 -view from the Takhli tower - image via Knox Bishop
F-111A
67-0087
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 24 July 1991. No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
Image courtesy of Philippe Colin - www.FB-111A.net
F-111A
67-0088
429th TFS CONSTANT GUARD V/ LINEBACKER arrived in the second phase of the deployment.
(Assigned to 430th TFS.)
Retired from 366th TFS Mountain Home AFB (MO) and flew to AMARC on 19 June 1991. Had a total of 2271 sorties and 5203 hours.
(info from Don Logan's F-111 Aardvark reference book.)
(image courtesy of Cedric Mitchell)
Remains at AMARC - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
F-111A
67-0089
Assigned to 430th TFS.
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
67-0090
Assigned originally to 430th TFS.
AMARC- In this image it is aasigned to the 390th TFS of the 366th TFW Mtn Home

19 July 1991. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111A
67-0091
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 24 July 1991. - Kept in storage for RAAF.
F-111A
67-0092
Assigned to 430th TFS.
Fourth Operational / Combat  Loss in Operation CONSTANT GUARD V.
The aircraft Crashed and was destroyed on November 21, 1972, post target, going "Feet Wet" into the Gulf of Tonkin, off the N. Vietnamese coast, Crew lost and never recovered.(as of Feb 2000) Callsign: BURGER 54...."RIP"...F-111 Memorial Combat Crew : Capt. Donald Dean Stafford and Capt Charles Joseph Cafferrelli (Jeffery Hyre & Doc Servo) (Reference: Mighty Vark CD Rom and the F-111 Memorial 68-140)
Loss co-ordinates: 16 24 42N 107 51 55E. POW/MIA Reference # 1948-0-01 / -02 Reported KIA, bodies not recovered.
Three witnesses described 'shooting down' of F-111 aircraft which crashed off coast near Hai Trach village.
Reel: 472, Reference Number: 1948-0-01, Page: 596-600, Type of Document: Miscellaneous, Date of Report: 98 08 04, Date of Information: 97 05 28

(Library of Congress POW/MIA)
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F-111A
67-0093
Assigned to 430th TFS.
Destroyed in ground fire 9 November 1982 at Mountain Home AFB after a servicing mishap with the oxygen system. (info Michael Dell) The following info from Doc...
The part that was changed was a gaseous oxygen (GOX) servicing core, which was a supply system 'suitable substitute'. It was somehow mistakenly linked and placed in the ECS Back-Shop benchstock in bldg. 1224. The core installed was for a main tire, the correct part should have been bronze in color and an "H" stamped on the stem that is exposed when viewed at the bottom of the Center Suit Mask Panel servicing point. Aircrew recognize this as a silver cap with nylon string attached directly above the ECS Air Cond Control Panel on an F-111A aircraft.
The old procedure did not say to purge the oxy hose, dump the charge in the hose, connect to the filler valve then slowly build-up pressure. Instead common practice was to raise hose pressure from the GOX cart to final service pressure, then go up in the cockpit and turn on the hose valve and fill it. Releasing 1800 psi of GOX created heat. Inside the final connection there were dust particles. The fire triangle of material/heat/oxy was formed. The resulting GOX explosion went through the capsule /fuel tank bulkheads into the F-1 tank and also downwards collapsing the nose wheel gear, the spilling fuel. The fuel gravity fed the fire, engulfing the cockpit and fwd equipment bays. As the fire progressed, it caused the 15 litre Liquid Oxygen (LOX) Converter located under panel 1116 to explode. This further intensified the fire and eventually consumed 24 Mk 82 bombs which detonated in low-order fashion (melt the steel case/ cook contents and then explode).
The aircraft was a molten puddle of metal that smoldered for three days. Parts from the Pitot Tube back to the engine/intake connecting seal (including an O2 regulator), were found 4600' away on what is now the back nine of the base golf course. As a finding and recommendation by investigating authority, changed tech data procedures for servicing, mandatory two man job, and correct GOX core installation procedures were implemented. (source Doc's "Mighty Vark")


67-0093 tidbits:
This aircraft was destroyed on the SAC pads (near the end-of-runway). This area of Mountain Home AFB was used for loading of live munitions and subsequent launching of the aircraft. The flightline Production Superintendent that day was Senior Master Sergeant Federhart. He was later promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and was selected as the 391st Aircraft Maintenance Unit NCOIC. I was proud to serve with him!Scott D. Souva
 
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F-111A
67-0094
The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 12 May 1969.
This 430th TFS, Constant Guard Aircraft arrived in the third phase of the deployment.
Survived a mid-air collision with with
67-111 on 16 June 1973. Both aircraft were accomplishing radar bomb runs against the same target over 'plain de jars' in Cambodia. They were vectored together by airborne radar controllers. 67-0111 crashed. 67-0094 lost 4.5 feet of its wing and recovered to Uborn RTAFB, landing at 240 knots. (Korat RTAFB - Jeff & Doc Servo)
'Pathfinder' missions were where the F-111s radar was used to help A-7s and F-4s bomb in bad weather. Due to this accident the practice of having two F-111s doing the pathfinder mission was changed to a single ship by 7th AF, Saigon.
On 14 May 1975, 67-0094, as part of the recovery of the captured U.S. merchant ship SS Mayaguez, dropped MK-84 LDGP (General Purpose Low Drag) bombs on Cambodian gunboats, sinking one. (Don Logan 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion)
AMARC 21 June 1991. No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0095
Assigned to 430th TFS. - AMARC 24 July 1991.

Image taken by the late Major Bill Coltman
Image made available to F-111.net courtesy of Major Kim Coltman USAF, daughter of Major Bill Coltman.
Son of the late Bill Coltman flew F-111F at 48th TFW RAF Lakenheath
F-111A
67-0096
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 24 august 1990. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
image via Philippe Colin - www.FB-111A.net
F-111A
67-0097
Originally assigned to 430th TFS.
390th TFS, 366th TFW in Mountain Home, Idaho from 1979-1981.- ( Wes

Killed were CAPT Joseph G. Raker and CAPT Larry R. Honza (Jeff & Doc Servo
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F-111A
67-0098
The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 11 June 1969.
This 430th TFS Constant Guard V/Linebacker arrived in the third phase of the deployment. 67-0098 was involved in a mid-air collision with F-111A 67-0071 on 17 February 1973. The collision occurred during a formation position change on a pathfinder bombing mission. 67-0098 recovered to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base minus 4 1/2 feet of wing. They were repaired and returned to service. 67-0098's callsign was IGLOO 50. (Doc Servo)
It crashed and was destroyed on 8 October 1982 while assigned to the 390th TFS, 366th TFW, Mountain Home AFB. 67-0098 was on its second flight after having gone through depot maintenance. The AC power leads had not been tightened properly during the depot maintenance. They loosened causing flight control problems. The crew ejected successfully, but the impact attenuation bags failed, severely injuring the spinal cord of the pilot, the Wing Commander Col Ernest Coleman.

WSO on that last flight was
First Luitenant Scott T Springer - writes
When it crashed on Oct 8, 1982, it was assigned not to the 390 TFS but to the 391 TFS. The 390 had only a week prior been renamed and re-missioned as the 390 ECS, flying the first EF-111As. Lt. Col. Gary Hall was the Squadron Commander of the 391st.I was the WSO on the last flight of this aircraft, as a young first lieutenant. It was my last flight in an F-111, as I also broke my back, three compression fractures, but my spine was not severed as was Col. Coleman’s. I spent another four years in the USAF, trying to get a medical clearance to go back to flying fighters, but never received it.
That last flight was rather harrowing, as we lost roll control at 300 feet, still above the runway, and found ourselves upside down with no control. After Col. Coleman turned off the dampers, he recovered just in time, although five minutes later we lost control of the horizontal stabilizer, climbed uncontrollably and stalled. We almost had it landed, just ran out of time.
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F-111A
67-0099
Assigned to 430th TFS.
Fifth CONSTANT GUARD V loss. Crashed and destroyed post target going 'feet wet' 18 December 1972 in South East Asia.
Callsign SNUB 40 (Jeff & Doc Servo) SNUG 40 (Reference: memorial
68-140)
Crew LTCOL Ronald J. Ward and MAJ James R. McElvain killed.
Loss co-ordinates: 20 17N 106 36E. POW/MIA Reference # 1952-0-01 / -02 Presumptive finding of death. (Library of Congress POW/MIA)
(image from "The Mighty Vark" CD-ROM.)
F-111A
67-0100
Assigned to 430th TFS. - Aardvark on a stick. Gate Guard Nellis AFB.

Image courtesy of Michael Evans.
F-111A
67-101

Assigned to 430th TFS.
Franken Vark. Repaired on the GD Phoenix Line. Chris "Switch" Singlewitch, an ex-F-111A/D/E/F/G WSO, with 2200 hrs F-111, adds the following info concerning 67-101 while it was assigned to the 390 TFS at Mountain Home.
On 2 August 1982, while Maj [now Col] William Patton and I [a 1Lt at the time] were returning to Mountain Home after a cross-country, we struck a bird while flying low level. The aircraft's right engine shed blades in all directions, and in the cockpit we had indications of a R ENG BLEED DUCT FAIL and a right engine fire light. Climbed up, shut down the right engine, safely recovered at Idaho Falls Airport in eastern Idaho. When I climbed out of the aircraft, I saw blistered paint all along the right side of the jet, and a 2x4 foot hole on the top of the fuselage in line with the right engine. Maj Patton and I received the Dec 82 Tactical Air Command Aircrew of Distinction. We were very lucky! The blades had also severed enough hydraulic lines that we only had one hydraulic pump operating [instead of the normal four, two per engine]. Maj Patton's quick actions enabled us to fly, rather than walk, to civilization.

AMARC 24 August 1990. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

67-0101 had the bird ingestion problem, was "frankenvarked" at GD and returned to Mountain Home, but it took 7 to 8 years to return. Flew great until they sent it to AMARC, but it had less flight time than
any of the "in-service" A models.

Comments by Paul Holmes, MSgt (ret.) Integrated Avionics, 347th, 366th (twice), 48th, 27th and Eglin.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff.

F-111A
67-0102
Assigned to 430th TFS. CONSTANT GUARD V.
Crashed and destroyed 12 January 1988 near Mountain Home AFB. Crew of CAPT Robert A. Meyer Jr. (student in left seat) and IP CAPT Frederick A. Gerhart both killed. During the takeoff roll, the right canopy was seen popping open. The canopy remained open as the aircraft took off, rolled right and crashed. After that time, an extra check 'the canopy latch jiggle check' was incorporated prior to takeoff. (Bill McKinnies)
67-102 at Takhli - image by Bert Marshall

F-111A
67-0103
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 30 January 1993(?). (Once stored as attrition for Australia).
"MASDC II AMARC" www.go.to/AMARC (by Martyn Swann and Barry Fryer) shows this aircraft sold to Fritz Enterprises, Taylor, Michigan 1 April 97. However the aircraft was scrapped locally at the HVF West yard, Tucson, Arizona.
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F-111A
67-0104
Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 24 august 1990. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
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F-111A
67-0105
Assigned to 430th TFS.
Crashed and destroyed 5 July 1979 Nellis ranges. (Ron VanDerWarker). Killed were MAJ Gary A. Mekash and LT COL Eugene M. Soeder (Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A
67-0106
Assigned to 430th TFS.
ex NA/474th TFW (October 1975; MO/336th TFW October 1977
Identified by RAAF as an attrition aircraft, but failed fatigue test prior to delivery.
Airframe held in reserve in USA for RAAF spares. (Nigel Pittaway)
AMARC 31 July 1991. 67-106 at AMARC image by MS
The RAAF has recently negotiated for purchase of this aircraft for Aircraft and Maritime Research Laboratories (AMRL) in Melbourne.
Ross Spencer, the F-111 NDT Team Leader provided the following...
Just an update on the fate of 67-106 which was purchased by RAAF as the subject for a teardown inspection being undertaken at the Defence Science & Technology Organisation' Aeronautical & Maritime Research Laboratory here in Melbourne, Australia.
The airframe (minus wings & horizontal stabs) was shipped from LA on the 22nd October aboard the 'Kapitan Konev' and arrived in Melbourne on the 6th November. The fuselage is now in its final resting place, on jacks, and the teardown inspection is about to begin. The inspection is designed to help identify fatigue & corrosion problems which may impact on the Australian fleet through to the planned withdrawal date (PWD) of 2020. The teardown will mean dismemberment of the fuselage down to the individual component level with extensive Non Destructive Testing (my department) and fractography on all structurally significant parts and previously identified DADTA control points. It is envisaged to take between 2 to 3 years to complete the project, all parts will then be stored until PWD.

Anyone interested in the work we do can visit http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/
F-111A
67-0107
Assigned to 430th TFS. - AMARC 17 July 1991.
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F-111A
67-0108
Assigned to 430th TFS.
ex MO/366th TFW 'Spirit of Idaho'
Identified by RAAF as an attrition aircraft, but failed fatigue test prior to delivery. (Nigel Pittaway)
AMARC 24 July 1991. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111A/C
67-0109 /
A8-109

Delivery date to the USAF was 15 July 1969. Assigned to the 430th TFS at Nellis AFB NV.
Served in Vietnam (CONSTANT GUARD V) but not in original 48 ship cadre. Deployed to Takhli RTAFB Thailand as avionics TFR test aircraft 8 December 1972, program under the direction of General Catledge. OT&E program 72a-1820 started 11 December 1972 and completed 19 December 1972. 12-15 December flew with a chase plane which took a well published photo from its Strike Camera of 67-109 flying up over a karst. 67-109 did fly limited number of combat missions. (Jeff & Doc Servo)
Assigned to the 347th TFW "tail code HG " at Takhli.
Returned to the 474th at Nellis AFB NM.
Transferred from Nellis AFB 474th TFW to Mountain Home AFB 366th TFW during Operation READY SWITCH 1977.
[ex NA/474th TFW October 1975; MO/366th TFW October 1978. (Nigel Pittaway)]
Assigned to the 390th TFS "boars" "green section".
Purchased by RAAF in 1982 and modified to F-111C status.
Updated to AUP configuration. 82 Wing RAAF Amberley.

1st Image Lenn Bayliss
2nd & 3rd images RAAF 82nd Wing Amberley.

F-111A
67-0110

Assigned to 430th TFS.
AMARC 24 august 1990. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

67-0110 was Green Section's (390TFS) hanger queen during the Carter
LEAN years of spare parts. If I remember correctly, it was that way for
over a year (up on jacks), when the Aussies bought it. Four aircraft had
to be taken out of service to get it ready to fly.
Comments by Paul Holmes
, MSgt (ret.)
Integrated Avionics, 347th, 366th (twice), 48th, 27th and Eglin.


1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image M Hopper re www.airshots.com

F-111A
67-0111
The aircraft was delivered to the USAF on 18 July 1969.
Assigned to 430th TFS.
This Constant Guard V/Linebacker aircraft replacement aircraft arrived in Southeast Asia on 8 May 1973.
The seventh combat loss under the Constant Guard V/Linebacker deployment, it crashed and was destroyed in South East Asia (Cambodia) on June 16, 1973. The crash was a result of a mid-air collision with
67-0094 on 16 June 1973. Both aircraft were accomplishing radar bomb runs against the same target in Cambodia, and were vectored together by airborne radar controllers. The crew of 67-0111 ejected and were recovered. 67-0094 lost 4.5 feet of its wing, landing at Uborn RTAFB. (Don Logan from 474th TFWg Roadrunner Reunion and Jeff & Doc Servo)
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F-111A /
F-111C
67-112 /
A8-112
Delivered to the USAF on 22 July 1969. Assigned to the 430th TFS at Nellis AFB NV.
Deployed to Takhli RTAFB Thailand for CONSTANT GUARD V phase three, cell four 27 Sep 1972 as a 430 TFS aircraft.Phase three cell four departure time from Nellis was 1215 zulu. Phase three cell four under the command of Maj James H. Hamelmann.
Assigned to the 347th TFW "tail code HG " at Takhli.
On 11 Oct 1972, 67-112 fragged as Coach 44, had to jettison 24 MK-82's whilst taking evasive action to avoid 2 SA-2 SAM launches. The BRU-3A/As caused self damage to the wings. The aircrew used jinking tactics after the first SAM launch, did not use chaff, and had missile guidance indications for 5 seconds. After dropping the first missile guidance, the aircrew received indications of a second SA-2 missile guidance. The aircrew saw the telltale yellow-orange flame and white circle behind them. Survived the engagements.
Returned to the 474th at Nellis AFB NV. NA/474th TFW October 1975. (Nigel Pittaway)
Transferred from Nellis AFB 474th TFW to Mountain Home AFB 366th TFW during Operation READY SWITCH in 1977.
Assigned to the 390th TFS "boars" "green section".
Purchased by RAAF in 1983 as a F-111A and modified to F-111C status.
(1st image courtesy of Air Force Today) 82 Wing RAAF Amberley.
3rd image courtesy of Michael Hopper http://.
www.airshots.com
F-111A /
F-111C
67-113 /
A8-113
Delivered to the USAF on 14 August 1969.
Assigned to the 474th TFW at Nellis AFB NV.
Deployed to Takhli RTAFB Thailand for CONSTANT GUARD V phase three, cell four 27 September 1972. 430 TFS aircraft.
Phase three cell four departure time from Nellis was 1215 zulu. Phase three cell four under the command of Maj James H. Hamelmann.
Assigned to the 347th TFW "tail code HG " at Takhli.
As of 18 November 1972 aircraft had 38 combat missions flown (high flyer 1st two months).
As of 25 November 1972 aircraft had 44 combat missions flown.
Flew last F-111 combat mission of the Vietnam war 17 April 1973. (Jeff & Doc Servo)
(also reported as flying last mission on a Cambodian target on 15 August 1973 - Anthony Thornborough's book)
1st Image of 67-113 on its' final combat mission loaded with 24 Mk-82 LDGP from Anthony Thornborough's collection. The official date on the rear of the photo is 15 August 1973 and was sourced from the US DOD Still Media Depository.
2nd image - Nearly a quarter of a century later...
Image of A8-113 with storm covers on after its' AUP upgrade in 1997. Note the three weapons pylons visible.
1st image sourced from 82WG Photographic Services. - 2nd image F-111.net
Returned to the 474th at Nellis AFB NV.
Transferred from Nellis AFB 474th TFW to Mountain Home AFB 366th TFW during Operation READY SWITCH in 1977.
Assigned to the 390th TFS "boars" "green section".
Landing accident - pilot landed 600 feet short of the runway, bent the jet up enough to make it a cannibalisation jet for 3 years until the 366th wing was ordered to rebuild it around 1980-81.
Purchased by RAAF as an attrition replacement in 1982 and modified to F-111C status.
Now, 25 years to the month after 67-113 first saw combat in Vietnam as a USAF F-111A, the aircraft has completed production test flying as a RAAF AUP (digital) Pave Tack F-111C. (October 1997)
Painted all over grey by 1999. 82 Wing RAAF Amberley.

 

 

F-111A /
F-111C
67-114 /
A8-114
DD 250 date 6 Aug 1969 Assigned to the 474th TFW at Nellis AFB NV.
Deployed to Takhli RTAFB Thailand for CONSTANT GUARD V phase three, cell four 27 Sep 1972. 430 TFS aircraft.
Phase three cell four departure time from Nellis was 1215 zulu.
Phase three cell four under the command of Maj James H. Hamelmann.

Assigned to the 347th TFW "tail code HG " at Takhli.

5 Nov 1972 had an inflight incident when aircraft had the right strake broken off when grazed by a released bomb.
As of 18 Nov 1972 aircraft had 36 combat missions flown.
As of 25 Nov 1972 aircraft had 39 combat missions flown.
Returned to the 474th at Nellis AFB NV.
Transferred from Nellis AFB 474th TFW to Mountain Home AFB 366th TFW during Operation READY SWITCH in 1977. Assigned to the 390th TFS "boars" "green section".

Purchased by RAAF as an attrition replacement in 1982 and modified to F-111C status.
(Image courtesy of Air Force Today) 82 Wing RAAF Amberley.
    When aircraft get scrapped, they are crushed at AMARC and the remains get sold for scrap. Since the terrorist attack in New York on September 11, absolutely no military aircraft parts are allowed to be exported from the USA without strick permission.


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