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F-111E
67-0115

Used by NASA for to test the Integrated Propulsion Control System (IPCS)
(fly by wire engine controls) between 4 Sep 75 and 27 Feb 76.

67-0115 was assigned to Eglin after it's 1975 tests, we received it in early 1976.
- Paul Holmes.
AMARC 17 May 1993.
1st image courtesy Robert Styger - Pave Mover test

2nd image courtesy of Mike Kaplan

3rd image courtesy of Philippe Colin at www.FB-111A.net - Pave Mover test.

F-111E
67-0116
of the 3246th TW crash landed at Eglin AFB on 27 October 1976. (Doc Servo). - Image Scott White
Paul Weber (USAF Major), witnessed this crash from the munitions storage area across the runway from the main base.  Pilot was evidently doing a touch-and-go, and seemed to generated a PIO on touch-down (I could be wrong about this being a PIO...never saw the accident report, but it sure looked like it).  Oscillations increased and airplane fell off on right wing and capsule was fired with the airplane about 60 degrees nose down at 100 feet or less.  Capsule landed on the edge of the fire, popped open and crew   exited at a high rate of speed.  No serious injuries, if I remember correctly.

67-0116 crashed as a result of running out of fuel. The pilot called low fuel over the range, returned for a straight in landing but ran out of fuel on both motors prior to the threshold. He lost hydraulic power just prior to touchdown and bounced high twice before starting to go"nose down. Pilot pulled the handles and left the aircraft. The aircraft then landed on the center of the runway with a collapsed nose gear/section. The aircraft was blocked up in the far east hanger at Eglin in late 1976 and was in relatively good shape due to no fuel on board but the F1 tank area was destroyed from the rocket motor. - Paul Holmes


I can confirm that F-111 67-0116 of the 3246th TW crash landed at Eglin
AFB on 27 October 1976. I was living in Shalimar, immediately south of
the base at the time, and have clippings about the accident.
Best wishes,
Mark Sublette
F-111E
67-0117
Crashed and destroyed 23 April 1971 Mojave Desert CA.
Killed were MAJ James W. Hurt III and MAJ Robert J. Furman (Doc Servo)
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
67-0118
Franken Vark. Repaired on the GD Phoenix line. Extensive rebuild to crew module as a result of high pressure gas bottle explosion. (Antony Vardanega). Eglin AFB.
AMARC 19 September 1994.
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
67-0119
AMARC 25 August 1993.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
67-0120

'The Chief'. (one of two - the other 68-020)(Doc Servo)
RAF Duxford Museum inside the American Memorial. .

(photographed on a wet day in 1998 ) - SEE NOSE ART PAGE
1st image courtesy of Ben Uffen
2nd image Dave Riddel
3rd image via Adriaan de Graaff

Ben Uffen - taken at RAF Upper Heyford on July 9th (F111) and July 10th (EF111) 1992, the day 42nd ECS was disbanded.

The pictures taken on the 9th are 20FW Commander Col.Larry Stellmon, being hosed by his spouse and children after his final flight in F111E 67-0120/UH marked "20FW".
The other one is the Colonel (The Chief) posing in front of "his"aircraft with the Commanders of 55FS (blue tags), 77FS (red tags) and 79FS (yellow tags), who flew with him in his last (4ship formation) sortie.

 

F-111E
67-0121

55th TFS, 28th August -1993 Florennes AFB Belgium during a Tactical Leadership Program course.
1st image - Rob Vogelaar - www.zapp16.com

2nd image - courtesy of Mike Kaplan at Upper Heyford.

AMARC 21 October 1993.

F-111E
67-0122

AMARC 25 August 1993.

Image courtesy of Roy Hole - taken NE end of the runway at Upper Heyford on the morning of August 12 1981

F-111E
67-0123
AMARC 4 November 1993.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image via Philippe Colin
F-111E
67-0124

AMARC

Image via Adriaan de Graaff - taken at Nellis AFB in the 57th WW colours (note Delta Dart in back ground)

F-111E
68-0001

77TFS 20TFW Crashed and destroyed 5 February 1990 off Lincolnshire UK on Wainfleet Range (The Wash) when not leveling off at 200 ft ASL after turning base in the range pattern. Both Capt.Cliff Massengill and 1Lt Tom Dorset killed. (Ben Marselis and Bill McKinnies).

Image courtesy of Steve Tobey - Upper Heyford May 1989 - Red tail cap = 79th TFS Tigers

F-111E
68-0002
AMARC 16 December 1992.
Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett
F-111E
68-0003
Crashed and destroyed 19 December 1979 at Glen Trool (North of Newton Stewart),Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Ben Marselis, Richard Elliott). Killed were CAPT Richard A. Hetzner and CAPT Raymond C. Spaulding (Doc Servo)
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
68-0004

AMARC 28 October 1993.

Image courtesy of Peter Flemming

F-111E
68-0005

AMARC 28 October 1993.

Image courtesy of  www.Airshots.com

F-111E
68-0006
AMARC 3 November 1993.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0007
AMARC 28 October 1993.
Image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0008
Crashed and destroyed 15 May 1973 in western Scotland near Skipness, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland. 15/5/73. Pilot Capt. Andrew J. Peloquin and WSO. Major Ariel Alvarez ejected. Both survived. (Ben Marselis, Doc Servo, Richard Elliott).20thTFW aircraft at time of loss.
A large bird was ingested into the stbd engine, resulting in an inflight fire and ejection. (info W. John Richardson)
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
68-0009
AMARC 11 May 1992.- prior to shipment to CT (via Dick Evans)
The Connecticut Air and Space Center will be receiving F-111E (68-009) from AMARC shortly. If there are any folks out there who would like to work on this bird and restore it to museum condition, let me know.
Please visit NEW PAGE - BALLS-9 -
http://ctairandspace.org/
The last duty station on the bird was Heyford. It will be located at the old Chance Vought plant in Stratford, CT. Our intent was to set up a display of the F-111E in a squadron/base environment, i.e. probably surrounded by display walls which would show pictures, patches, day-to-day items used in flying and maintaining the bird. Uniforms and/or flight suits of actual folks who worked on or supported the birds' mission would be great. Also, memoirs, stories and day-to-day rememberances would be ideal. Depending on what is available, the possibilities are endless. Since the birds last days were at UH, that would probably be the best display. Again, the display will greatly depend on what we can get donated from folks or can borrow. In either case all items will be diplayed with a by-line giving credit to the individual. Thanks,
Dick Evans  revans@ctairandspace.org
1st image - "Robs Kawasaki" web site on UK air shows - huge listing of images.
2nd image - at AMARC by Dick Evans
F-111E
68-0010
RAF Upper Heyford
AMARC 16 November 1992.
   
F-111E
68-0011
RAF Lakenheath.
The aircraft is marked up as the wing commander's aircraft from the 48th TFW and is mounted on a plinth alongside an F-4 and an F-15A. (Daniel Beeden) 1st image courtesy of Adriaan de Graaff
Note the fictitious tail number of 72-448. (photographed on a wet day in 1998 by the webmaster)
F-111E
68-0012
Crashed and destroyed 30 October 1979 in a wood at Harlton, Cambrigeshire, (about five miles from Cambridge). Pilot. Capt. Eugene S.Ogilvie and WSO. Capt. Albert P. Manzo, ejected and survived. (Doc Servo, Richard Elliott).
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
68-0013
AMARC 12 November 1992.
Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett - RIAT-July-1991.
F-111E
68-0014
AMARC 26 June 1992.
Image courtesy of H Cariou
F-111E
68-0015
AMARC 2 April 1993.
1st image via Adrian de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of Eric Hourant - Cambrai-1981
F-111E
68-0016

AMARC 2 April 1993.

Image courtesy of Roy Hole - NE end of the runway at Upper Heyford on the morning of August 12 1981

F-111E
68-0017
AMARC 16 December 1992. - No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
Image taken at RAF Upper Heyford in 1992 by Ray Lewis - 55th TFS - 1986-92
F-111E
68-0018
Crashed and destroyed 18 January 1972 in Scotland (Ben Marselis) RAF Leuchars (Doc Servo). Killed were LT COL Floyd B. Sweet and LT COL Kenneth T. Blank (Doc Servo).
55th TFS, 20th TFW, tail code "JS".
A member of the board of investigation states that weather was not a factor, and that eyewitnesses saw the aircraft from over a mile away.   He says the accident occurred because the crew failed to extend the wings forward to the landing configuration following a high altitude navigation mission. The wings were at the 35 degree sweep when the aircraft entered the GCA pattern and when the base leg to final turn was initiated, the aircraft stalled and was too low to the ground to permit recovery.  It was determined that the aircraft's stall speed in that configuration was approximately 235 knots. (WK)
Crashed whilst on a routine ground controlled approach to RAF Leuchars, crashed approximately 975 ft on a snow covered 1,050 ft high mountain in the Hallyburton forrest area, near Burrelton, Perthshire, Scotland. approximately 3 1/2 miles south of Coupar Angus, 15 miles north west of Leuchars. Ordanance Survey map "Blairgowrie" sheet 49. one inch to a mile, m722 series edition 1-gsgs, map reference 345233, in the Sidlaw Hill's (map now not produced). (Richard J. Elliott)
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F-111E
68-0019
Crashed and destroyed 9 August 1984 in a Barley field beside Lock Eye, near Fearn,  Ross-shire, Scotland.
The aircraft was using the nearby "Tain" bombing range. The crew ejected and survived.(Richard Elliott) Kinloss UK. (Doc Servo)
The aircraft went down after striking a large bird (probably a seagull) during a low-level run. The bird shattered the radome which shed pieces into both intakes. Although the engines were chugging badly, they were still producing thrust. The aircraft was lost because the alpha and beta probes had also been wiped out and the aircraft was porpoising severely at low altitude. The crew wisely elected to get out of it.(Rob Swigert). - News paper clipping image - Mike Kaplan
Capsule was used for egress training at UH, then was acquired by the 8AF Museum and refurbished to display first class standard by Mike Kaplan as a FB-111A.
F-111E
68-0020

'The Chief' (one of two - the other 67-120)
Last F-111E from Upper Heyford.  Flew to Hill AFB, Utah and placed on display. (Ben Marselis, Randy Gorman)
Rob Swigert adds:  When we were first given permission to place nose art (actually only allowed on the nose gear doors to begin with) the aircraft was named "My Lucky Blonde" and was the aircraft of the Wing Commander, Colonel (later LtG) Dale W. Thompson, III. He named the bird after his wife. He'd used the same name on the F-105 and F-111A aircraft that he'd flown in the Vietnam War and they'd always brought him home.

1st image courtesy of George Matteson, taken at Cannon AFB open show 73 / 74 period.

2nd image courtesy of Robs Kawasaki web site - huge listing of UK air shows.

3rd image from Hill AFB museum web site. - SEE MUSEUMS PAGE on this web site, for details.

F-111E
68-0021
AMARC 6 July 1993
1st image Mike Kaplan 20th TFW UH
2d image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0022

Cannon AFB NM. Trainer. AMARC 15 December 1995.

20TFW USAF - Woodbridge 7.8.76

Image courtesy of Robs Kawasaki web site.

F-111E
68-0023
AMARC 13 October 1993.
Image courtesy off Steve Bartlett - UH-Mar-1993.
F-111E
68-0024
Crashed and destroyed 11 January 1973 near Crawley UK (Ben Marselis) Upper Heyford (Doc Servo).
20th TFW Upper Heyford. Callsign Sewn 11. Crewed by pilot Major Bob Kroos and WSO Capt Roger A Beck. The main body of the aircraft fell near in North Crawley, in Buckinghamshire. An engine caught fire just after takeoff at 08:56, melted the rudder linkage so that it froze hard over, and the crew ended up flying around in circles trying to get back to Upper Heyford. The fuel dumping procedure gave rise to several UFO sightings that morning! The crew abandoned the aircraft at 09:47 after Kroos lost control of the aircraft. The capsule came down in a farm, and the startled owner came out and plied the crew with brandy, which rather messed up the USAF's mandatory blood-alcohol test! They were exonerated from blame. (Tony Thornborough - author of many great books- SEE BOOKS PAGES
F-111E
68-0025
AMARC 13 October1993.
Image courtesy off Steve Bartlett - UH-May-1992

F-111E
68-0026
AMARC 21 October 1993.
1st image Alistair Bridges
2nd image by Mike Kaplan
F-111E / GF-111E
68-0027
Sheppard AFB, TX. Ground Trainer.
Dan Parks, who works for Raytheon Aerospace who has the contract to maintain the Training Aircraft at Sheppard AFB. Dan is currently "Demiling"  F-111E 68-027. After it is demilled this aircraft will be taken by the Confederate Air Force for display in their museum at Midland-Odessa Tx. Dan says that the last thing he will do to this aircraft is paint the name of Lt. Col. Ronald Jack Ward on the Canopy sill. His F-111 was shot down 18 December 1972  over North Vietnam. He and Maj. James R. McElvain were never found.
Update!!!   Today F-111E 68-027 left for her new home at the Confederate Air Force at Midland/Odessa Texas.
She left with her wings swept and an America Flag flying from her tail; her trip will take two days. They used a tractor trailer with her nose gear chained on to the trailer and her main gear rolling down the road. (Friday 13 August 1999, Dan Parks)
F-111E
68-0028

Painted US Bicentennial markings 'Spirit of 76'. - AMARC 2 September 1993.

1st iamge

2nd image courtesy of Ray Pettit, Bicentenial paint work - 3 July 76.

3rd image by Mike Kaplan

F-111E
68-0029
AMARC 18 November 1993.
F-111E
68-0030
AMARC 3 November 1993.
Images via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0031
AMARC 12 August 1993.
Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett - 68-0031-UH-April-1993
F-111E
68-0032
AMARC 11 October 1995.
Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett - UH-March -1993
F-111E
68-0033
AMARC 26 April 1993, then Pima Air and Space Museum (PASM). Sits next to 390th Museum hangar with wings swept. The jet was from the 77th Fighter Squadron, RAF Upper Heyford, UK. Painted with the Upper Heyford markings and has 28 bombing runs annotated. Crew names annotated are; Pilot Capt Larry Alicz, WSO Lt Steve Samaniego, DCC Sgt Robert Armijo, ADCC A1C Vincent Vigar. (Thanks to Paul Simpson)
In poor display condition. AMARC number FV-162.
See complete walk around gallery of 68-0033 at Pima - courtesy of Fotios Rouch
F-111E
68-0034

AMARC 17 November 1993.

Image courtesy of Mike Neil, see more of Mikes images.

F-111E
68-0035
Incident Upper Heyford 12 September 1970?? (Doc Servo).
AMARC 26 April 1993.
20TFW/79TFS attended Air Show - Leeuwarden, KLu Open Day - 27 September 1975
Image courtesy of Roy Hole - NE end of the runway at Upper Heyford on the morning of August 12 1981
F-111E
68-0036
AMARC 16 December 1992.
1st images courtesy of Mike Kaplan, Adriaan de Graaff
   

Lieuwe Hofstra

Koksijde, Belgium, July 9, 1987

F-111E
68-0037
Crashed, but repaired. - AMARC 4 November 1993.
F-111E
68-0038

AMARC 6 July 1993

1st image by - Rob Vogler-"zapp16.com" - 01 September 1984 at Soesterberg AB - Netherlands.

2nd image courtesy of Mike Kaplan

F-111E
68-0039
AMARC 25 August 1992.
1st image courtesy of ?? - 77th TFS 20th TFW Upper Heyford
F-111E
68-0040
Crashed and destroyed 16 February 1995 (Ben Marselis) on final Cannon AFB NM after engine failure.
The crew, Pilot Capt James E. Newton 2nd and WSO. 1stLT. Randolf L. Wnge. Ejected and survived. (Richard Elliott)

Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett -UH-Feb-1992.
F-111E
68-0041

AMARC 22 September 1994.

79thFS-20thTFW

a side view image with aircraftslides
F-111E
68-0042
Crashed and destroyed 24/25 July 1979 in the North Sea off Tunstall, Humberside UK (Ben Marselis, Richard Elliott) FATAL.. Killed were CAPT David W. Powell and CAPT Douglas A. Pearce (Doc Servo)

Image courtesy of Henk Scharringa
F-111E
68-0043
AMARC 13 October 1993.
Image coiurtesy of Steve Bartlett - UH-July-1993
F-111E
68-0044

AMARC 11 October 1995.

Image courtesy of Dennis Lefebvre


F-111E
68-0045
Crashed and destroyed 12 December 1979 in "The Wash" near Boston Lincolshire UK (Ben Marselis, Richard Elliott). FATAL. Killed were CAPT Randolph P. Gaspard and MAJ Frank B. Slusher.   (Doc Servo, Richard Elliott)
Callsign: LAY 40*note: Capt. Gaspard was on exchange to the 79th TFS from the 380th BMW,  Plattsburgh AFB NY when he was killed.
2nd image courtesy of Dennis Lefebvre

F-111E
68-0046

AMARC 12 August 1993.

1st image courtesy of Mike Neil

2nd image courtesy of Markus Hass - www.jetshow.de

3rd image courtesy of Mike Kaplan

F-111E
68-0047

68-047 was the third F-111E to arrive and be assigned to the 20 TFW, USAF. It was the 1st F-111 assigned to C flight, 79th TFS. I was the first crew chief of 68-047 in the 20th TFW (79th TFS) I am sending you a Stars & Stripes article of the first F-111 to arrive at the 20th TFW. I am on the right and Paul Day is parking the F-111.

Msgt Lamar Terry, USAF/ ret
AMARC 13 December 1995.

F-111E
68-0048
AMARC 11 October 1995.
F-111E
68-0049
Alistair Bridges
Philippe Colin
Rob Vogler - "zapp 16.com
Kleine Brogel EBBL-Sept 1991
Richard Spake
F-111E
68-0050
Reported by Dean Van Der Noord as being the first AMP F-111E delivered to the USAF. It was delivered to the 77FS at RAF Upper Heyford.  It was also the only AMP jet to fly in Desert Storm.  (info: Batman)
AMARC 11 October 1995 marked as 68-8050.

Rob Swigert adds: - Memory is failing me in my old age, pretty sure it was 052 (or 051). (Ken Wealot corrects the above to tail number 68-050).This aircraft had a Class B mishap, on the ground, in Apr/May '86 when the LOX bottle exploded while parked inside a hardened shelter. The crew chief that was present at the time was nearly killed (he heard a hissing sound coming from the aircraft and about ten seconds after he left the side of the aircraft to call in the problem the bottle blew). The aircraft was all but cut in two by the explosion. I was the investigating MO on the board and found that it was a fluke accident (although preventable) - literally a one-in-a-million occurrence. The aircraft was disassembled and shipped to GD Ft. Worth for repair.)
Mentioned in GD F-111 Restoration pamphlet (download pdf here).Jim Genger provided this 1st image of -050 post restoration by GD Fort Worth.

2nd & 3rd images courtesy of Mike Kaplan.

F-111E
68-0051

AMARC 12 August 1993.
1st image courtesy of Aeroslides.com

2nd image - 79th TFS ( yellow tail ) 20th FW Upper Heyord UK

F-111E
68-0052
Crashed and destroyed 17 September 1992. Crashed on landing RAF Upper Heyford Rwy 09. Unsuccessful ejection attempted after ground impact short of the threshold. The module had been damaged in the initial ground impact, and subsequently did not achieve sufficient altitude to permit proper parachute deployment.    (info from Don Logan's F-111 Aardvark reference book.) FATAL. (Ben Marselis).
CAPT Jerry C. Lindh and MAJ D. Michael McGuire did not survive.
2nd image Ian Howat - Upper Heyford June 1971
F-111E
68-0053
AMARC 26 June 1992.
F-111E
68-0054
AMARC 19 December 1995. -
1st image Mick Bajcar - Greenham Common, June 24, 1979
2nd image Todd Merrill
F-111E
68-0055

On display Robins AFB, Georgia. - also view HEART BREAKER nose art.

1st & 2nd images - Jens Jensen.

3rd image - copyright Sergio Gava - On-TDY-Dragon-Hammer-92

4th image via Adrian de Graaff

 

F-111E
68-0056
AMARC 21 October 1993.
1st image courtesy of Lieuwe Hofstra - Koksijde (EBFN) Belgium, July 1987
2nd image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0057
77th TFS 20th FW Upper Heyford - Crashed and destroyed 29 April 1980 on Mapperton Farm Estate, near Almer, Dorset UK. FATAL.. Killed were CAPT Jack A. Hines and CAPT Richard J. Franks (Doc Servo, Richard Elliott)
In memory of the crew, remains of vertical stabilizer that was placed on display in the 77th TFS’s 20th TFW bar (“Sweet Floyd’s) at Upper Heyford. - See Memorial page
Image courtesy of Arthur E. Sevigny MSgt USAF (Ret), Air Crew Life Support, 77th TFS July 1980-Sept 1987 
F-111E
68-0058

On display Eglin AFB Air Force Armament Museum.
1st image Elgin AFB test tail code

F-111E
68-0059
AMARC (93301)
image via Adriaan de Graaff
F-111E
68-0060
Crashed and destroyed 5 November 1975 in "the wash" off Freiston shore, Lincolnshire  UK. Pilot CAPT James Stieber and WSO CAPT Robert Gregory ejected and survived. (Ben Marselis, Richard Elliott)
During low-level flight, a bird penetrated right windscreen.  Ejected; one major injury.(info W. John Richardson)
Module at Dumfries UK? See Museums page.

F-111E
68-0061
Named 'Last Roll of the Dice' - AMARC 8 December 1993.Flew from Upper Heyford to AMARC.  Second last F-111E to depart Upper Heyford. 1st image by Mike Kaplan; 2d image submitted by Wayne Dodson via Duane Park -http://www.raf-upper-heyford.org/Final_Departure.html; 3d image as she sits at AMARC
Wayne Dodson
F-111E
68-0062
AMARC 2 September 1993.
Image courtesy of Roy Hole - NE end of the runway at Upper Heyford on the morning of August 12 1981
F-111E
68-0063
AMARC 13 December 1995.
1st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2 nd image via Mike Kaplan
F-111E
68-0064

AMARC 17 November 1993. F-111E - 6000 Hours !

1st image by Mike Kaplan

2nd image

3rd image

 

F-111E
68-0065

AMARC 28 October 1993.

1st image courtesy of - A .Allard
2nd image courtesy of Eric Hourant -

F-111E
68-0066
'UH' 55TFS 20 TFW Crashed and destroyed 20 July 1990 at Incirlik Turkey. Crashed in Turkey after the crew, Captains R Travis and R Basak, encountered smoke in the cockpit. In efforts to remedy the problem they switched off the yaw / pitch dampers and central air data computer system, causing loss of control after the aircraft stalled. October 2001 edition of AirForces Monthly via Julian Gray Moffatt.
Both crew survived ejection. (Ben Marselis).
Image courtesy of Don Gilham
F-111E
68-0067
AMARC 11 October 1995.
1st image courtesy of Roy Hole - taken at Greenham Common during the International Air Tattoo in June or July 1976
2nd image courtesy of Aeroslides.com (77th TFS)
F-111E
68-0068
AMARC 16 October 1995; - Rob Swigert adds - Don't recall the "official" nickname for this bird, but we generally referred to her as "Zero Sick Eight". The aircraft flew like a champ as long as it remained at home station. Without fail, if we ever took it on a deployment it would break (hard break) on the first day and wouldn't fly again until it was time to go home. It's favorite food seemed to be MDAs - this bird went through more of them than all the rest of my aircraft put together. Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett - UH-April-1993
F-111E
68-0069

AMARC 17 November 1993.
Rob Swigert adds:
When we first starting naming the aircraft I told my DCCs that they had to come up with a name that their assigned aircrew would agree with. The pilot for Acft 069 had earned the nickname "Bad Bob" and he convinced the DCC to use the bird logo from the old Fruit Loops cereal and call the aircraft "Tou-Can Chew". I thought this was pretty clever and approved the name. Before we could get it on the nose gear door my superiors found out about it and quashed the idea (the exact phrase used was "Captain, are you out of your f****** mind?"). Don't remember what name finally went on it.
1st image by Steve Tobey - UH The-Wild-Hare - February-1988

2nd image by Mike Kaplan

F-111E
68-0070
Crashed and destroyed 31 October 1977 at Pentre Bach Farm, near Foel, Welshpool, Wales UK (Ben Marselis, Richard Elliott). Killed were CAPT John J. Sweeney and CAPT William W. Smart (Doc Servo)
IMAGES NEEDED
F-111E
68-0071
AMARC 16 May 1996
1st image courtesy of Lieuwe Hofstra
2nd image courtesy of Roy Hole - NE end of the runway at Upper Heyford on the morning of August 12 1981
No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).
F-111E
68-0072
AMARC 11 October 1995.
Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett
F-111E
68-0073
AMARC 16 October 1995.
1 st image via Adriaan de Graaff
2nd image courtesy of Don Gilham
F-111E
68-0074

AMARC 16 October 1995.

Image courtesy of Steve Bartlett

F-111E
68-0075

AMARC 13 December 1995.

Image courtesy of "Robs Kawasaki" web site - UK Air Shows Images files !!

F-111E
68-0076

AMARC 15 December 1995.

1st & 2nd images courtesy of Mike Kaplan
3d image ?

F-111E
68-0077

AMARC 16 October 1995.

77th AMU - 20th TFW UH

2nd image taken at Upper Heyford on 16.8.86 by "Robs Kawasaki " web site.

SEE NOSE ART PAGE

F-111E
68-0078
McClellan AFB CA. AMARC 11 December 1995.
F-111E
68-0079

AMARC 9 May 1996. No longer appears on AMARC registry and probably destroyed (2001).

1st image by Mike Kaplan

2nd image by Mike Neil

F-111E
68-0080

Crashed 11 March 1976. Repaired.
AMARC 11 December 1995.

Appeared at RAF Greenham Common Air Show on the 31 May 1980

1st image copyright by Don Gilham
2nd image via A.de.Graaff

F-111E
68-0081
Crashed and destroyed 5 March 1975 near RAF Leeming UK. (Doc Servo).
Listed as crashing 5 May 1975 (error in date) near Shap Fell in the Lakes District. Crew Pilot. CAPT Richard A. Wolf and WSO MAJ Tony Miller ejected successfully after birdstrike penetrated canopy, and damaged at least one engine. (from book detailing air crashes in Lakes District - details of book wanted please!!)(info Richard Elliott)
Richard Elliott has researched further and located a Photostat copy of a newspaper story dated Saturday 8th March 1974, giving the crew as Capt. R.A. Wolf and Major J.K. Miller, stating that the accident happened on 5 March 1974. It also gives the location as Mosedale Fell, Shap, Cumbria, U.K. -
Image via Roy Chismar
F-111E
68-0082
Crashed 25 March 1981, on take off from R.A.F. Fairford. Pilot 1LT Timothy Collins and WSO CAPT. Robert N. Miglin. both survived, aircraft sent to U.S.A. for repair. (Richard Elliott)
Franken Vark. Repaired on the GD Phoenix line. The forward section of 65-5706 (ex-F-111A) and aft section of 68-0082 were mated to create 68-0082. (Antony Vardanega)
AMARC 11 December 1995.
F-111E
68-0083

This might have contained the wing carry through box of F-111K #2. (Doc Servo / Don Logan) AMARC 11 December 1995.

1st image - courtesy of Gunter Grandstein - 79th TFS homebase Greenham Common AB USAF Take off during NATO


2nd image courtey of Malcolm Clark

F-111E
68-0084
Last 3 at Heyford January 1971?? (Doc Servo). AMARC 13 December 1995.
Mike Kaplan
   
The last F-111E leaves UH
    F-111E components - image from PDF structural breakdowns manual - This and ALLOT more is available with the www.F-111.net CD

 

Desert Storm
The Upper Heyford Varks flew as part of the 7440th Wing (Provisional) twenty-two F-111E were drawn from all 3 sqds at Upper Heyford but were flown only by crews from the 79TFS,also there was five EF-111's there too from the 42ECS from Upper Heyford....
F-111E; - 67-0120, 67-0121, 68-0004, 68-0005, 68-0013, 68-0015, 68-0016, 68-0017, 68-0026, 68-0029, 68-0031, 68-0039, 68-0040, 68-0046, 68-0049, 68-0050, 68-0061, 68-0068' 68-0069, 68-0072, 68-0074, 68-0076
EF-111A; - - 66-0047, 66-0055, 67-0034, 67-0041,67-0042

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