Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Bitburg AB (West Germany) 3 FEBRUARY - 15 MARCH 1973
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (26) HO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0764[1] 66-0276 66-7724[4] 66-7739[2] 66-7754[5] 65-0760[3] 65-0603[6] 65-0617[6] 65-0639[6] 66-7471[6] 66-7476[6]
stagger 66-7580[6] 66-7693[6] 66-7731[6] 64-0960[7] 66-7591[7] 66-7617[7] 66-7687[7] 66-7746[7] 66-8824[7] 64-0952[8]
stagger 65-0791[8] 66-8819[8] 65-0625[9] 65-0679[6] 65-0595[8]
Further Info

Officially attached to 36 TFW/USAFE 4 February – 15 March
I have a note mentioning that all these F-4s (apart from 65-0764) 'diverted to Lakenheath 6/2/73 (BARG) ' & ' Also 24 diverted to Torrejon 5/2/73 (unknown serials)' but now that I have started putting this together, there seems to be some inconstancies with my other info. Anyone with a clearer picture
or copies of BARG FOR 1973?
[1] Departed 14/3/73 [2] Arrived 4/2/73 departed 3/4/73 [3] Arrived 2/2/73 departed 2/4/73 [4] Arrived 4/2/73
[5] Arrived 4/2/73, went to Hahn 9/2/73, departed 14/3/73 [6] Arrived 12/2/73 [7] Arrived 12/2/73 departed 2/4/73
[8] Arrived 12/2/73 departed 3/4/73 [9] Arrived 12/2/73 departed 16/3/73

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Hahn AB (West Germany) 3 FEBRUARY - 2 APRIL 1973
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/417 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (22) HO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0945 64-0975 65-0584 65-0596[1] 65-0638 65-0719[1] 66-0266[1][2] 66-7488 66-7489 66-7614[1] 66-7649[1] 66-7660[1]
stagger 66-7701[1] 66-7710[1] 66-7721 66-7772[1] 66-8808[1] 65-0586 65-0588 66-7650 65-0743[2] 65-0768[3]
Further Info

Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 3 February –14 March.
[1] Departed 14/3/73. [2] Arrived 2/3/73 Departed 14/3/73 [3] Departed 2/4/73
[4] Noted diverting to Lakenheath 6/2/73 (See previous Crested Cap for further info)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Hahn AB (West Germany) 1 MARCH - 2 APRIL 1973
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (23) HO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0953 64-0963 64-0979 65-0585 65-0598 65-0744 66-0270 66-7587 66-7626 66-7641 66-7690 66-7726 66-8701 64-0976[1]
stagger 65-0695[1] 64-0939[1][4] 65-0660[2][4] 66-7469[1][4] 66-7472[1][4] 66-7725[2][4] 66-7745[2][4] 66-7722 66-7582[1][4]
Further Info

Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 3 March –5 April.
[1] Departed 14/3/73 [2] Departed 15/3/73 [3] Arrived 1/3/73 departed 14/3/73 [4] On loan from 35 TFW, noted coded GA.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Bitburg AB (West Germany) 2 MARCH - 2 APRIL 1973
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (25) HO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0629 65-0652 65-0730 65-0740 66-0259 66-7467 66-7749 64-0972 [1] 65-0792 [1] 66-7638 [1] 66-7737 [1] 65-0657[3] 64-0949[4]
stagger 66-7558[4] 66-7734[4] 66-8700[4] 66-7519[5] 66-7640[5] 66-7460[6] 65-0583[5][7] 65-0655[5][7] 66-0244[5][7] 66-7478[4][7]
stagger 66-7589[2][7] 66-7658[5][7]
Further Info

According to USAF official records the 7 TFS was attached to 86 TFW/USAFE between 2 March– 4 April 1973 and deployed to RAMSTEIN!
This I think is a mistake all other references stated Bitburg & Hahn as the CRESTED CAP bases for this year.
[1] Departed 3/4/73 [2] Departed 4/4/73 [3] Departed 5/3/73 [4] Departed 15/3/73 [5] Departed 16/3/73
[6] Arrived 1/3/73 Departed 14/3/73 [7] On loan from 35 TFW, noted as being coded GA

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CREEK BEE II RAF Alconbury (United Kingdom) 13 JUNE - 7 JULY 1973
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/45 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0940 66-0400 66-0408 66-0417 66-0454 66-0474 66-0475 67-0430 67-0431
stagger67-0433 67-0438 67-0450 68-0574 68-0585 69-0357 69-0379 71-0253 72-0146
Further Info

Officially attached to 10 TRW/USAFE 13 June - 7 July.
Arrival Callsigns were Lill 01-06, 11-16, 21-26 & Departing were Mile 01-06, 11-16, 21-26.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed at RAF Alconbury on 23 June 1973 is 66-0408 an RF-4C assigned to the 45 TRS.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
 
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