Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Hahn AB (West Germany) 6 MARCH - 5 APRIL 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/417 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (26) HO (Unknown - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0617[4] 65-0625 65-0679[4] 65-0695 65-0716[4] 65-0719[4] 65-0730 65-0743 65-0791 66-0226 66-0259 66-0270[1] 66-7519(bl)[3][4]
stagger 66-7577 66-7617 66-7649(multi)[3][4] 66-7710[3] 66-7721 66-7730[1] 66-7737[4] 66-7745[4] 66-7754[3] 66-8824[3] 66-7465
stagger 66-7701[2] 66-7724[2]
Further Info

Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 5 March – 5 April.
[1]
Departed 18/3/74 [2] Arrived 17/3/74 [3] transferred to 50 TFW.
[4] These diverted to Lakenheath 6 March along with two unidentified others. 4 more were reported diverting to Lajes AB, Azores, with 10 successfully arriving at Hahn.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Bitburg AB (West Germany) 2 APRIL - 3 MAY 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (27) HO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0949 65-0585 65-0598 65-0603 65-0629 65-0638 65-0639 65-0768 66-0257 66-0266 66-0276 66-7464 66-7470 66-7488
stagger 66-7558[1] 66-7580 66-7582 66-7614[1] 66-7650 66-7660 66-7693 66-7726 66-7739 66-7772 66-7699[2] 66-0251 66-7728
Further Info

Officially attached to 36 TFW/USAFE 2 April –3 May.
[1] Transferred to 50 TFW, departed 6 April (Presumably to Hahn) [2] Transferred from 50 TFW, arrived 5 April (Presumably from Hahn)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CREEK BEE III Ramstein AB (West Germany) 6 MAY - 4 JUNE 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (Unknown - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0408 66-0453 66-0454 67-0431 67-0432 67-0433 67-0434 67-0435 67-0436(wh)
stagger 67-0438 67-0452 68-0548 68-0583 68-0587 69-0359 71-0250 71-0253 72-0148
Further Info
Officially attached 86 TFW/USAFE 5 May - 4 June.
Arrived using Sense 01-06, 11-16, 21-26 Callsigns. Some possibly detached to Zweibrücken AB during deployment.
 
ffffffffffffffffff Getting it's 'Last Chance' checks at Ramstein AB, May 1974 is 67 TRW RF-4C 67-0436. This was the last fffffffffffffffffffffff'Creek Bee' exercise,by 1975 it had been renamed 'Salty Bee'.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VIKING Bodø (Norway) 7 JUNE -14 JUNE 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/335 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (22) SJ (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0126 72-0134 72-0136 72-0140[1] 72-0142[1] 72-0144 72-0160 72-0161 72-0162 72-0165 72-0166
stagger 72-1407 72-1477 72-1478[1] 72-1479 72-1482 72-1483 72-1484 72-1485 72-1486 72-1489 72-1490
Further Info
[1] Departed to CONUS 9 June.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 30 AUGUST - 23 OCTOBER 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/17 DSES
(
Malmstrom AFB , Air Defense Command)
EB-57E (5) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 55-4263 55-4278 55-4288 55-4293 55-4295
Further Info
Officially attached to 52 TFW/USAFE. Arrived via Keflavik and RAF Upper Heyford as Bimbo 21-25 on 29 August . Departed via RAF Lossiemouth.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED Ramstein AB* (West Germany) ca. SEPTEMBER 1974
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
Joint Test Force/MDD
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
TF-15A (1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0291
Further Info

* Was noted here 22 September. It was also present at RAE Farnborough from 1-8 September.

 
ffffffffffffffffff TF-15A 71-0291 photographed at Ramstein AB, 22 September. This was the first visit by 71-0291 but by no
fffffffffffffFFFfffff
means the last, it visited Europe on at least three more occasions, 1975, 1976 & 1980.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Gerhard W Joos/Via Peter Steinemann/Peter Greengrass Collection.
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