F-4E 73-1176/SJ 4TFW
F-4E 73-1176/SJ photographed at Ramstein AB in September 1979 during the years annual 'Crested Cap' deployment.
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TACTICAL AIR COMMAND 1970-1992
Below you will find an index covering the deployments made by Tactical Air Command (TAC) Wings/Squadrons, from 1970 to June 1992. Tactical Air Command was inactivated 1st June 1992 and was replaced by Air Combat Command. Prior to this, on 1st October 1991 TAC gained Wings & Squadrons dropped the word Tactical from there designations. The table below is organized as follows: Wing - Squadron - Aircraft - Base deployed - Deployment name - Date Deployed/re-deployed. To find the relevent entry in the 'Year' pages click the linked 'year'.
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TACTICAL AIR COMMAND
 
1st TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 27 TFS F-15A Gilze-Rijen Coronet SIDEWINDER I May Jun 1982
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# 71 TFS F-15A Soesterberg Coronet SANDPIPER Sep Dec 1978
# F-15A/C/D Soesterberg Coronet SIDEWINDER II Jun Jun 1982
# F-15C Soesterberg Coronet HAWK Jun Jun 1984
# F-15C/D Ålborg ? Aug Sep 1987
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# 94 TFS F-15A Soesterberg Coronet SANDPIPER Sep Dec 1978
# F-15C Waddington Tactical Fighter Meet Jul Aug 1986
# F-15C Bremgarten Coronet MOHAWK Aug Sep 1986
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# 4th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 334 TFS F-4E Spangdahlem ? Sep Sep 1975
# F-4E Bergen - Flesland Coronet MINUTEMAN Sep Sep 1976
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1980
# F-4E Nea Ankhialos Coronet GUN May Jun 1980
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1981
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap May Jun 1984
# F-4E Karup Coronet MARINER Apr May 1987
# F-4E Karup Coronet BULL May Jun 1989
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# 335 TFS F-4E Bodø Coronet VIKING Jun Jun 1974
# F-4E Spangdahlem ? Jul Jul 1975
# F-4E Lahr Coronet TRUMP Sep Sep 1977
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1978
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1979
# F-4E Karup Coronet MUSKET Aug Sep 1982
# F-4E Wittmundhafen Coronet GLADIATOR Jul Jul 1985
# F-4E Wittmundhafen Coronet PIONEER May Jun 1987
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# 336 TFS F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1978
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1979
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1980
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1983
# F-4E Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1985
 
 
# 23rd TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - A-7D Lossiemouth RAF Tactical Bombing Competition Jun Jul 1978
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# 74 TFS A-7D Izmir - Çigli Coronet RACE May May 1979
# A-10A Bandirma Coronet BOOM Sep Oct 1981
# A-10A Yenişehir Coronet SAINT Sep Oct 1984
# A-10A Bandirma Coronet SHASTA ? Oct 1986
# A-10A Bandirma Coronet WINDER Sep Oct 1989
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# 75 TFS A-10A Woodbridge Coronet CROSS May Jun 1983
# A-10A Bentwaters Coronet CHINOOK Apr Apr 1986
# A-10A Sculthorpe Coronet GUN Aug Aug 1990
# A-10A Bentwaters DESERT SHEILD/STORM Jan Feb 1991
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# 76 TFS A-7D Lossiemouth RAF Tactical Bombing Competition Sep Oct 1977
#   A-10A Leck Coronet FOX May May 1986
#   A-10A Leck Coronet ROCK Jul Aug 1989
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# 27th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 522 TFS F-111D Oslo-Gardermoen Coronet KINGFISHER Aug Sep 1978
# F-111D Boscombe Down Coronet HAMMER May Jun 1980
# F-111D Boscombe Down Coronet ARCHER Sep Sep 1983
# F-111D Boscombe Down Coronet COMANCHE Aug Sep 1986
# F-111D Boscombe Down Coronet DIAMOND Jun Jun 1989
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# 31st TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 308 TFS F-16C Ørland Coronet AGENA Mar Apr 1987
# F-16C Bergen - Flesland Coronet ADDER Jun Jun 1989
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# 309 TFS F-16C Bodø Coronet KNIGHT Mar Mar 1988
# F-16A/B Ørland Coronet STALLION Feb Mar 1990
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# 31st FIGHTER WING
# 308 FS F-16C/D Bergen - Flesland ? Mar Mar 1992
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# 33rd TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 58 TFS F-4E Spangdahlem Coronet RINO Aug Aug 1975
# F-15A/B Bremgarten Coronet EAGLE Oct Nov 1980
# F-15A/B Bremgarten Crested Cap Aug Sep 1982
# F-15C/D Lahr Coronet PHASER Sep Oct 1987
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# 59 TFS F-15A/B Baden - Söllingen Crested Cap Sep Sep 1982
# F-15A/D Lahr Crested Cap Aug Sep 1985
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# 60 TFS F-15A/B Bremgarten Coronet BUCCANEER May Jun 1984
# F-15C Lahr Coronet PHASER Sep Oct 1987
# F-15C/D Soesterberg Coronet TRIGGER May Jun 1990
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# 35th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 39 TFS F-4E Nea Ankhialos Coronet MOAT Sep Sep 1983
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# 561 TFS F-105G Spangdahlem Coronet YANKEE Aug Sep 1976
# F-105G Karup Coronet SPARROW Aug Sep 1978
# F-4G Jever Coronet BRONCO Nov Dec 1989
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# 562 TFS F-105G Karup Coronet CLUB Aug Aug 1977
# F-105G Karup Coronet SPARROW Aug Sep 1978
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# 37th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 561 TFS F-4G Jever Coronet JIB Sep Sep 1981
# F-4E/G Jever Crested Cap Jun Jul 1984
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# 563 TFS F-4G Wildenrath Coronet FLEET Sep Sep 1981
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# 49th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 7 TFS F-4D Spangdahlem Crested Cap Sep Oct 1970
# F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1971
# F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Mar Apr 1973
# F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Apr May 1974
# F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Oct Nov 1975
# F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1976
# F-15A/B Lahr Coronet SLOOP Aug Sep 1981
# F-15A/B Lahr Crested Cap Aug Sep 1983
# F-15A/B Gilze-Rijen Coronet MESCALERO May Jun 1986
# F-15A/B Gilze-Rijen Coronet BULLET Jun Jul 1990
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# 8 TFS F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1970
# F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1971
# F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Mar Apr 1973
# F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Sep Oct 1975
# F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1976
# F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1977
# F-15A Lahr Coronet SLOOP Aug Sep 1981
# F-15A/B Gilze-Rijen Coronet SCOUT May Jun 1987
# F-15A Gilze-Rijen Coronet SHOOTER Jun Jul 1990
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# 9 TFS F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Sep Oct 1970
#   F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Sep Oct 1971
#   F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Feb Mar 1973
#   F-4D Bitburg Crested Cap Sep Oct 1975
#   F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Sep Oct 1976
#   F-4D Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1977
#   F-15A/B Ålborg Coronet COMPASS Aug Sep 1981
#   F-15A/B Ålborg Coronet BREAKER Aug Sep 1984
#   F-15A Soesterberg Coronet APACHE May Jun 1986
#   F-15 Soesterberg Coronet HARVEST May Jun 1988
#   F-15A/B Wittmundhafen Coronet FANG May Jun 1989
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  417 TFS F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Sep Oct 1971
    F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Feb Apr 1973
  F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Mar Apr 1974
  F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Oct Nov 1975
  F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Aug Oct 1976
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# 56th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - F-16A/B Hahn F-16 Familiarisation Training Sep Feb 1981
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# 57th TACTICAL TRAINING WING
# ADS F-4E Spangdahlem ? Jun ? 1971
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# 66 FWS A-10A Ramstein Coronet JAY Jan Feb 1978
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# 57th FIGHTER WEAPONS WING
# ADS F-16A Bentwaters Coronet THUNDER Jun ? 1984
#   F-16A Chievres ? Aug Sep 1991
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# 67th TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE WING
# - RF-4C Zweibrücken Salty Bee 78 Jun Jul 1978
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# 12 TRS RF-4C Ramstein Creek Bee III May Jun 1974
# RF-4C Baden - Söllingen Coronet FLUSH Sep Sep 1977
# RF-4C Zweibrücken Salty Bee 81 Jul Aug 1981
# RF-4C Zweibrücken Salty Bee 84 May Jun 1984
# RF-4C Zweibrücken Salty Bee 87 Aug Sep 1987
# RF-4C Zweibrücken Salty Bee 89 May Jun 1989
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# 45 TRS RF-4C Alconbury Creek Bee II Jun Jul 1973
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# 91 TRS RF-4C Aviano Creek Bee I Apr May 1972
# RF-4C Aviano Salty Bee 77 May Jun 1977
# RF-4C Aviano Salty Bee 80 May May 1980
# RF-4C Aviano Salty Bee 83 May Jun 1983
# RF-4C Aviano Salty Bee 85 Apr May 1985
# RF-4C Aviano Salty Bee 88 Feb Feb 1988
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# 417 TFS F-4D Hahn Crested Cap Sep Oct 1970
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# 347th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# 68 TFS F-4E Jever Coronet SHUFFLE May Jun 1977
# F-4E Jever Coronet STORK Aug Sep 1978
# F-16A/B Ramstein Crested Cap Sep Oct 1988
# F-16A Ramstein Crested Cap May Jul 1990
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# 69 TFS F-4E Karup Coronet COBRA Jun Jul 1985
# F-16A/B Gioia Del Colle Coronet KRAIT Apr Apr 1989
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# 70 TFS F-4E Bremgarten Coronet CARDINAL Nov Nov 1977
# F-4E Aviano Coronet BRONCO Feb Mar 1979
# F-16A Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1989
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# 354th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - A-10A Hohn Coronet FRONTIER Oct Oct 1981
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# 353 TFS A-10A Leck Coronet MACH Sep Sep 1980
# A-10A Leck Crested Cap Aug Sep 1982
# A-10A Woodbridge Coronet COMET Jul Aug 1985
# A-10A Bentwaters Coronet PYTHON Jun Jul 1989
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# 355 TFS A-10A Nordholz Coronet HOOF Jan Feb 1979
# A-10A Nordholz Coronet BOOT Oct Nov 1981
# A-10A Nordholz Coronet STEELER Aug Sep 1984
# A-10A Bentwaters Coronet DELTA Apr May 1987
# A-10A Verona - Villafranca Coronet RODEO Apr May 1990
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# 356 TFS A-7D Lechfeld Coronet REDCOAT Aug Sep 1976
# A-10A Bentwaters Coronet VENOM Aug Sep 1989
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# 355th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - A-10A Sembach Coronet BANTAM Aug Sep 1977
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# 363rd TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
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# 17 TFS F-16A Bodø Coronet VIKING Oct Nov 1983
#   F-16C/D Bodø ? Mar Mar 1986
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# 19 TFS F-16A Rygge Coronet GAUNTLET Aug Sep 1983
# F-16C Akhisar Coronet VIKING Sep Oct 1987
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# 62 TRS RF-4C Alconbury Salty Bee 82 May Jun 1982
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# 363rd TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE WING
# 16 TRS RF-4C Alconbury Salty Bee 86 Jul Aug 1986
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# 18 TRS RF-4C Erding Coronet KENO Apr Apr 1977
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# 62 TRS RF-4C Alconbury Coronet RALLY Mar Mar 1976
# RF-4C Coltishall Coronet HERON Jun Jun 1978
# RF-4C Alconbury Salty Bee 79 Jul Aug 1979
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# 363rd FIGHTER WING
# 19 FS F-16C/D Ghedi Coronet INDEPENDENCE Apr May 1992
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# 366th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - F-111F Upper Heyford ? Nov Dec 1975
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# 390 ECS EF-111A Boscombe Down Coronet PAPAGO Aug Sep 1986
# EF-111A Upper Heyford DESERT SHEILD/STORM Jan Feb 1991
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# 388th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
# - F-16A Lossiemouth RAF Tactical Bombing Competition May Jun 1981
# - F-16 Ørland Coronet SCORPION Aug Aug 1985
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# 4 TFS F-4D Bergen - Flesland Coronet PONY Sep Oct 1979
  F-16A/B ? (Norway/Denmark) ? Aug ? 1980
# F-16A/B Bergen - Flesland Coronet FALCON Feb Mar 1981
# F-16 Bergen - Flesland Coronet COLT Aug Sep 1984
# F-16 Bergen - Flesland Coronet NIMBUS Sep Oct 1987
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# 16 TFS F-16A Oslo-Gardermoen Coronet JET Sep Oct 1984
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# 34 TFS F-16 Torrejon DESERT SHEILD/STORM Feb Feb 1991
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# 421 TFS F-4D Nordholz Coronet DRUM Aug Aug 1977
# 421 TFS F-16C Ghedi Coronet SABRE Apr May 1990
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# 474th TACTICAL FIGHTER WING
  - F-16A Hahn F-16 Familiarization Training Sep Feb 1981
# - F-16A Waddington Tactical Fighter Meet Jul Aug 1986
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# 428 TFS F-16A Bentwaters Coronet RAIDER Jun Jul 1984
# F-16A Ramstein Crested Cap Aug Sep 1987
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# 429 TFS F-16A/B Bentwaters Coronet WRANGLER Apr May 1982
# F-16A Bentwaters Coronet CRUSADER May Jun 1985
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# 430 TFS F-111A Upper Heyford ? Mar Mar 1976
# F-16A Ghedi Coronet SPIKE Jul Aug 1983
# F-16A/B Ghedi Coronet PAUITE Sep Oct 1986
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# 4450th TACTICAL TRAINING GROUP
# 4451 TS A-7D Woodbridge Coronet SPARK Oct Nov 1984
# A-7D Woodbridge ? May May 1986
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# 602nd TACTICAL AIR CONTROL WING
# 23 TASS OA-10A Bentwaters DESERT SHEILD/STORM Jan Feb 1991
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# TACTICAL AIR WEAPONS CENTER
# - RF--4C Zweibrücken ? Jan Jan 1981
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  4485 TS F-4D/RF-4C Ramstein ? Apr Jun 1972
#   F-4D Zweibrücken Trial Quick Strike Sep Sep 1977
    A-10A Bentwaters ? Jan ? 1988