Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 3 APRIL - ca. JUNE 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
Joint Test Force
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
TF-15A (1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0291
Further Info

Arrived from St. Louis (Involved in AWACS test programme at RAF Mildenhall). Also noted at Paris Air Show 5 - 8 June.

     

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Paris - Le Bourget (France)* ca. JUNE 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
AFFTC/6152 TS
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
YF-16A/RF-4C (1)(1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger YF-16A 72-1567 RF-4C 67-0464
Further Info

* For Paris Air Show 5 - 8 June. Also noted at: Rygge, Norway 14 June; Vaerlose, Denmark 17 June; Florennes, Belgium 21 June; RAF Bentwaters 27 June; RAF Alconbury (Airshow) 28 June. Probably other locations also.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 11 JULY - 25 JULY 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/335 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (19*) SJ (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0364 68-0395 68-0466 69-7258 69-7268 71-1079 72-0139 72-0142 72-0143 72-0162
stagger 72-1407 72-1477 72-1479 72-1485 72-1489[1] 73-1160 73-1163 67-0227 67-0385*
Further Info

Supported by EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS which landed at RAF Mildenhall 11 July and again on the 24 July for the re-deployment to CONUS.
* 19 SERIALS! One must be bogus. (Possibly 67-0385, some sources quote 68-0385 instead and this was present during this time frame at Spangdahlem but assigned to 33 TFW (confirmed) deployed for CORONET RINO, see below.

[1] 4 TFW c/o Aircraft, '4' of serial presented enlarged and white.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 72-1407 one of Eighteen F-4E's of the 4 TFW deployed to Spangdahlem AB between 11-25 July 1975. (As can fffffffffffffffffffffffbe seen from the photo, none of the F-4s carried Squadron colours but they were crewed by 335 TFS personnel)
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RINO Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 8 AUGUST - 22 AUGUST 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/58 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) ED (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0304 66-0318 67-0246 67-0360 68-0307 68-0338 68-0342 68-0366 68-0376 68-0385 68-0423
stagger 68-0451 68-0505 69-7235 69-7251 69-7269 69-7300 69-7579(bk)
Further Info
Command Post's were EC-135K 55-3118 eastbound and 62-3536 for the re-deploy, both 8 TDCS.
 
ffffffffffffffffff 58 TFS F-4E 69-7579 photographed at Spangdahlem's Last Chance area during the 33 TFW's deployment under
ffffffffffffffffffffffthe name Coronet Rino © Peter Doll/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED (Cold Fire) Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 29 AUGUST - 28 OCTOBER 1975
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 55-4278 55-4280 55-4287 55-4290 55-4300
Further Info

The EB-57s night stopped at RAF Upper Heyford 28 August en route to Spangdahlem. They again stopped here on there way back to CONUS 28 October.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED (Cold Fire) Hahn AB (West Germany) 4 SEPTEMBER - 25 SEPTEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/5 FIS
(
Minot AFB, Air Defense Command)
F-106A/B (7) - (yellow/black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-106A 56-0460 59-0005 59-0010 59-0015 59-0019 59-0063 F106B 58-0901
Further Info
 
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Bitburg AB (West Germany) 6 SEPTEMBER - 7 OCTOBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (26) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0953(rd)[1] 66-7587(rd)[6] 66-7701(bl)[5] 66-0259(bl)[5] 64-0963(gn)[2] 66-7529(gn) 66-7687(gn)[5] 66-0270(rd)[1] 66-7536(rd)[1]
stagger 66-7723(rd)[1]66-7749(multi)[1][8] 65-0585(yl)[2] 65-0590(rd)[2] 65-0760(rd)[2] 66-0254(rd)[2] 66-0277(rd)[2] 66-7641(rd)[2] 66-7737(rd)[2]
stagger 66-7544(gn)[3] 65-0584(yl)[4] 66-7515(bl)[1] 66-7589(bl)[1] 66-7699(gn) 65-0719(rd)[7] 66-0244(rd)
[7]
Further Info

Officially attached to 36 TFW/USAFE 6 September –7 October.
EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS arrived at Mildenhall on 7 September and was probably providing Command post duties for this deployment.
[1]
arrived 7/9/75 [2] arrived 7/9/75 departed 6/11/75 [3] arrived 7/9/75 departed 6/10/75 [4] arrived 7/9/75 departed 9/10/75 [5] departed 6/11/75

[6]
departed 7/11/75 [7] On loan from 35 TFW (but coded HO) [8] Marked for 49 TFW c/o

 
ffffffffffffffffff 66-7587 Photographed on a stop-over at RAF Lakenheath during the 1975 series of 'Crested Cap' deployments.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Ashley Annis/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Hahn AB (West Germany) 6 SEPTEMBER - 6 OCTOBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (24) HO (yellow - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0625 65-0629[1] 65-0639 65-0679 65-0768 65-0792(bl) 66-0226 66-7464(gn) 66-7467 66-7476 66-7489 66-7577(gn) 66-7626 66-7638
stagger 66-7658(bl) 66-7690(rd) 66-7705 66-7706 66-7722 66-7724(bl) 66-7725 66-7746 66-7753 66-7755
Further Info

Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 5 September – 6 October.
[1] Whilst deployed was forward moved to CASA Getafe depot, Spain 24 September - 5 November.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 9 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) SJ (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0331 69-0305 69-7217 69-7231 69-7253 69-7265 69-7584 71-0243 71-1397
stagger 72-0125 72-0126 72-0159 72-0168 72-1478 72-1489[1] 72-1490 73-1166 73-1167
Further Info
EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS was the Command Post for the re-deploy back to Seymour-Johnson AFB.
[1]
4 TFW c/o Aircraft, '4' of serial presented enlarged and white.
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4E 73-1166 recovering back at Spangdahlem on 15 September 1975.This was the second deployment by the
fffffffffffffffffffffff4 TFW to Spangdahlem that year © Unknown/Via Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Bitburg AB (West Germany) 2 OCTOBER - 6 NOVEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (24) HO (blue - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0276(gn)[1] 66-7470(gn)[1] 66-7660(rd)[1] 65-0695(yl)[1] 66-7471(gn)[7] 66-7506[2] 66-7693(yl)[2] 65-0596[3] 66-7488[3]
stagger 66-7742[3] 65-0588(rd)[3] 66-8700(yl)[4] 66-8701(yl)[4] 64-0956(rd)[4][10] 64-0976(rd)[3][10] 64-0949(multi)[3] 65-0595(gn)[4]
stagger 65-0598(gn)[5] 64-0975(rd)[3][10] [64-0945(rd)][6] 66-7465 64-0979(rd)[8][10] 65-0603[9]
Further Info

Officially attached to 36 TFW/USAFE 4 October –6 November. Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 62-3536 (arrived Mildenhall 4 October)
[1] Departed 7/10/75 [2] Departed 8/10/75 [3] Arrived 3/10/75 departed 7/10/75 [4] Arrived 3/10/75 departed 6/11/75 [5] Arrived 3/10/75 departed 8/10/75
[6]
Arrived 4/10/75 [7] Departed 8/10/75, returned 16/10/75 [8] Arrived 28/9/75
[9]
Arrived 4/10/75 w/o 17/10/75 (Crashed South west of Wurstberg, West Germany, Crew Killed) [10] On loan from 35 TFW, coded HO

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Hahn AB (West Germany) 3 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/417 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (26) HO (green - except where noted )
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0626(multi) 66-7772 66-7640 66-7685 66-7739 65-0652(bl) 65-0744(bl) 66-0266(bl) 64-0952(bl) 66-7650(bl)[3] 66-7663(bl) 66-7731(bl) 66-7745(bl)
stagger 66-7765(bl) 66-7718(bl) 65-0617(rd) 66-7580(rd) 65-0730(rd) 66-7460(rd)[2] 66-7591(rd) 66-7721(rd) 66-7726(rd) 66-7734(rd)[4] 66-8808(rd) 65-0657[1]
Further Info

Officially attached 50 TFW/USAFE 3 October – 5 November. Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 (arrived Mildenhall 3 October)
The noted aircraft are all officially listed as deployed to George AFB during this same period? Dates are:
[1] 10 October - 8 November [2] 10 October - 10 November [3] 10 - 26 October [4] 11 - 26 October

 
ffffffffffffffffff Landing at Hahn AB after another mission is 49 TFW F-4D 66-7745 part of the annual 'Crested Cap' deployment.
ffffffffffffffffffffffThe Wing took part in the 'Autumn Forge' exercise.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Henk Scharringa/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RAZOR (Cold Fire) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 9 OCTOBER - 25 OCTOBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
121 TFW (178 TFG)/162 TFS
(Springfield, Ohio ANG)
F-100D/F (13) - (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-3771 56-2947 56-3005 56-3019 56-3053 56-3140 56-3232 56-3233 56-3405 56-3406 56-3456 F-100F 56-3805 56-3859
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
121 TFW (180 TFG)/112 TFS
(Toledo, Ohio ANG)
F-100D (5) - (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 56-2942 56-2944 56-3072 56-3259 56-3371
Further Info

EC-135K's 55-3188 (arrived Mildenhall 9 October) & 62-3536 (arrived Mildenhall 24 October) both 8 TDCS were the Command Post's for the deployment/re-deployment.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 162 TFS 'Hun' 56-3859 taxi-ing at Ramstein, one of two F-100F's deployed by the Ohio Guard to Europe for the ffffffffffffffffffffffAutumn Forge/Cold Fire exercises. Of note is the Helicopter Kill mark on the forward fuselage.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Henk Scharringa
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET EAGLE (Cold Fire) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 1 NOVEMBER - 13 NOVEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
127 TFW (103 TFG)/118 TFS
(Bradley Field , Connecticut ANG)
F-100D/F (12) CT (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-3564 55-3623 55-3650 55-3715 56-2917 56-2928 56-3056 56-3093 56-3183 F-100F 56-3732 56-3801 56-4001
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
127 TFW (127 TFG)/107 TFS
(Selfridge ANGB, Michigan ANG)
F-100D/F (6) - (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-3567 56-2920 56-3141 F-100F 56-3752 56-3883 56-3894
Further Info
8 TDCS EC-135K 62-3536 (arrived Mildenhall 1 November) was Command Post for the deployment. EC-135K 55-3118 was noted at Mildenhall on the 11 November and was probably the Command Post for the re-deploy.
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-100D Super Sabre 56-3183 awaiting it's next 'Cold Fire' mission at Ramstein AB during November.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via MilPix Slides

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED RAF Upper Heyford (United Kingdom) 21 NOVEMBER - 5 DECEMBER 1975
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
366 TFW
(
Mountain Home AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-111F (4) MO (Various - See Serials )
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 70-2377(rd) 70-2398(bl) 72-1444(gn) 72-1450(gn)
Further Info

Squadron not identified. Command Post was EC-135K 62-3536 arriving at Mildenhall on 21 November.

 
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