Thunder

Flying under radar control with a B-66 Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Viet Nam. June 14, 1966. Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss, USAF. (USIA) NARA FILE #: 306-MVP-15-14 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 417 Photographer's Name: Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss Date Shot: 6/14/1966

Flying under radar control with a B-66 Destroyer, Air Force F-105 Thunderchief pilots bomb a military target through low clouds over the southern panhandle of North Viet Nam. June 14, 1966. Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss, USAF. (USIA) NARA FILE #: 306-MVP-15-14 WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 417 Photographer's Name: Lt. Col. Cecil J. Poss Date Shot: 6/14/1966

Just wishing everyone a happy Flag Day, I’m sure.

Comments

  1. Back during my long haired dope smoking hippy days, while I was dating a girl who believed in reincarnation, I was just about convinced I was reincarnated from a Thunderchief pilot who crashed and died in Vietnam.

    I always had dreams that I was flying those things, even when I was a kid, and I would occasionally crash. I even tried to find out if any pilots were killed in action the day I was born.

    Thankfully, that phase passed. It was probably all just something I remembered from seeing some video footage when I was a child. But I still get a little tingly when I see a pic like that….

  2. The paint jobs on the 105s are interesting. The bottom one looks like it is still in stateside SAC colors while the other 3 all have slightly different variations of the same scheme. I always thought they came up with a camo scheme for each aircraft type and then applied that same pattern to each aircraft.

  3. “But I still get a little tingly when I see a pic like that….”

    jaymaster,

    A little tingly is perfectly normal when looking at a picture of a fine aircraft like the F-105 “Thud”.

    When you start to get an erection then it’s time to worry.

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