Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RALLY RAF Alconbury (United Kingdom) 7 MARCH - 24 MARCH 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
363 TRW/62 TRS
(
Shaw AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (17) JO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0936(bl) 65-0937(rd) 65-0938(wh)[1] 65-0942(bl) 66-0419(bl) 66-0427(bl) 66-0455(wh) 66-0460(wh) 66-0461(rd)
stagger 67-0430(wh) 67-0456(bl) 67-0457(wh) 67-0461(bl) 68-0576(rd) 72-0145(rd/wh/bl/yl) 72-0147(rd/wh/bl/yl)[1] 72-0149(bl)
Further Info
Callsigns on Arrival were Fewer 11-15,21-26,31-36. ex 10th TRW RF-4C 64-1075 departed with deployment.
[1] carried US Bicentennial emblem on white square below squadron badge
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED RAF Upper Heyford (United Kingdom) 7 MARCH - 24 MARCH 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/430 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-111A (4) NA (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0058 67-0062 67-0076 67-0084
Further Info
Support was provided by EC-135K 55-3118 which also landed at Upper Heyford.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SPRINT Ramstein AB (West Germany) 19 MARCH - 1 APRIL 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
117 TRW/106 TRS
(
Birmingham, Alabama ANG)
RF-4C (18) - (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7753(bl)[1] 64-1055(bl)[2] 64-1056(bl) 64-1058(bl) 64-1080(bl) 65-0837(bl) 65-0852(bl) 65-0854(bl) 65-0884(bl)
stagger 65-0893(bl) 64-1036(rd) 64-1038(rd) 64-1044(rd) 64-1049(rd) 64-1051(rd) 64-1053(rd) 65-0866(rd) 65-0822(u)[1]
Further Info
Command Post for the re-deploy to CONUS was (probably) EC-135K 62-3536 8 TDCS which arrived Mildenhall on 30 March.
[1]
On loan from the 160 TRS/AL ANG. [2] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 1 April. Departed to CONUS 4 April.
 
ffffffffffffffffff Two Alabama Guard RF-4Cs photographed at 'Last Chance' area at Ramstein AB during the units Coronet Sprint fffffffffffffffffffffffdeployment. During the two-week deployment, the 106th flew 137 sorties over West Germany and surrounding fffffffffffffffffffffffNATO countries for a total of 537 hours. The aircraft carry the ANG's Bicentennial shield on the noses.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Bitburg AB (West Germany) 15 APRIL - 13 MAY 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
24 AD/17 DSES
(
Malmstrom AFB, Air Defense Command)
EB-57E (4) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 55-4240 55-4242 55-4253 55-4295
Further Info
Stopped at RAF Upper Heyford (en route to Bitburg from Keflavik) for fuel on the 15th April. They returned to CONUS via RAF Mildenhall 13 May, departing 14 May.
 
ffffffffffffffffff EB-57E 55-4253 photographed taxi-ing during May at RAF Bentwaters(?)
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PRIZE RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) 22 APRIL - 6 MAY 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
181 TFG/113 TFS
(
Hulman Field, Indiana ANG)
F-100D/F (9) - (red/white/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-3552 56-3110  56-3179  56-3220  56-3307  56-3331 56-3361 F-100F  56-3746  56-3795
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
122 TFW /163 TFS
(
Ft. Wayne MAP, Indiana ANG)
F-100D/F (8) - (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-2863 55-2917  55-2949  56-3024  56-3028  56-2959  56-3303 F-100F 56-3837
Further Info
24 (18 + 6 Airspares) F-100s departed Indiana, after the airspares had returned to base one of the F-100s developed electrical problems and diverted to Loring AFB. Support was provided by 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-2536. All departed 6 May except F-100D 56-3028 which went unserviceable. This eventually departed to Aviano on 10 May & departed to CONUS with the CORONET CURVE deployment (see below).
 
ffffffffffffffffff Photographed during the 'Photo Call' held at RAF Lakenheath on 23 April is 163 TFS F-100D 55-2917, one of fffffffffffFFFfffffffseventeen 'Huns' deployed at Lakenheath for Coronet Prize. The ANG Bicentennial shield on the nose was carried
ffffffffffFFFffffffffby the majority of ANG aircraft during 1976. © Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CURVE (Dashing Impact) Aviano AB (Italy) 4 MAY - 13 MAY 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
132 TFW /124 TFS
(
Des Moines, Iowa ANG)
F-100D/F (10) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 55-2834 55-3580 55-3746 56-2977 56-3135 56-3143 56-3253 56-3462[1] F-100F 56-3950 56-3956
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
185 TFG /174 TFS
(
Sioux City, Iowa ANG)
F-100D (2) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-100D 56-3006[2] 55-3663[1]
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
114 TFG /175 TFS
(
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ANG)
F-100D/F (2) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 55-2830 F-100F 56-3766[2]
Further Info
Command Post for this deployment was EC-135K 52-3536 from the 8 TDCS which landed at Mildenhall on 4 May. 163 TFS F-100D 56-3028 from CORONET PRIZE arrived 10 May. The deployment arrived just two days before the Friuli earthquake. The exercise was cancelled and the F-100s left for Ramstein without flying any missions. Deployment relocated to Ramstein AB on 13 May (including 56-3028) & departed to CONUS 15 May.
[1] Not confirmed which unit these belonged to. [2] These could be either 174 TFS or 175 TFS aircraft. The one's not noted are confirmed from slides taken at Ramstein.
 
ffffffffffffffffff F-100D 55-3746 photographed at Ramstein AB in May 1976 after their aborted deployment to Aviano AB.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Peter Doll/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED Paris - Le Bourget (France) ca. JUNE 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
AFFTC/6152 TS or General Dynamics?
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
YF-16A (1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-1567
Further Info
For Paris Air Show. Noted on the 10 June.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED (Cold Fire) Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 21 AUGUST - 14 SEPTEMBER 1976
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 55-4240 55-4242 55-4263 55-4266 55-4295
Further Info
Arrived via Keflavik. Also took part in Exercise OKSBOEL 76
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Hahn AB (West Germany) 21 AUGUST - 21 OCTOBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/417 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (25) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0949(multi)[1] 66-7489(yl) 66-7650(bl)[1] 66-7718(bl) 66-7734(yl)[1] 66-7739(gn) 66-7749(multi)[1] 66-7536(rd)[1] 66-7593(bl)[7] 
stagger 66-7594(bl)[7] 66-7652(gn)[6] 66-7658(bl)[4] 66-7660(rd)[6]66-7663(bl)[6] 66-7668(yl)[5] 66-7706(yl)[3] 66-7725(yl)[3] 66-7737(rd)[3]
stagger 66-7765(gn)[5] 66-7772(gn)[3] 66-8701(yl)[6] 66-8808(rd)[6] 66-7690(rd)[2] 66-7742(?)[1]
Further Info
Officially attached 24 August –26 September to 50 TFW/USAFE
[1]
departed 26/9/76 [2] noted departed 20/10/76 from Ramstein. [3] arrived 25/8/76 [4] arrived 25/8/76 departed 20/10/76
[5]
arrived 25/8/76 departed 24/10/76 [6] arrived 25/8/76 departed 26/9/76 [7] arrived 25/8/76 departed 27/9/76
 
ffffffffffffffffff Heading for home and Holloman AFB on the 20th October is 417 TFS assigned F-4D 66-7690 which had arrived
fffffffffffffffffffffffback in August at Hahn. It was a common feature of many 'Crested Caps that many of the first wave
fffffffffffffffffffffffwould stay for the full deployment whilst the second wave would return almost immediately.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 24 AUGUST - 25 SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/7 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (24) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0584(yl) 65-0586(rd)[1] 65-0588(rd)[1] 65-0598(gn)[1] 65-0626(multi) 65-0672(rd) 65-0760(rd) 66-0276(gn)[1] 66-7457(bl) 66-7460(rd)
stagger 66-7465(bl)[1] 66-7491(yl)[2] 66-7506(bl)[1] 66-7587(rd)[4] 66-7589(bl)[1] 66-7591(rd) 66-7617(gn)[1] 66-7640(gn)[1] 66-7687(gn)[1]
stagger 66-7723(rd)[1] 66-7731(bl) 66-7745(bl) 66-7760(bl)[3]
Further Info
Officially attached 23 August –25 September to 86 TFW/USAFE.
[1] departed 20/10/76 [2] departed 21/10/76. Loaned from 35 TFW for Deployment [3] departed 26/9/76 [4] departed 27/9/76
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* (Autumn Forge) RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) 25 AUGUST - ca 27 AUGUST 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (7) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0730(or?)[1] 66-0266(bl)[1] 66-7472(yl) 66-7626(yl)[1] 66-7701(bl) 66-7766(yl) 66-8700(yl)[1]
Further Info
*AIRSPARES for CRESTED CAP to Hahn/Ramstein (from 7 & 417 TFS).
[1] Departed to Torrejon AB, Spain 27 August (and then home?) (66-0266 was noted at Ramstein in Sept/Oct)
Dates of departure not known for the remaining 3 F-4Ds
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET REDCOAT (Autumn Forge) Lechfeld AB (West Germany) 30 AUGUST - 20 SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/356 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-7D (18) MB (Green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6206 69-6218 69-6236 69-6239 70-0932 70-0933 70-0939 70-0952 70-0964
stagger 70-0976 70-0980 70-0983 70-0998 70-1004 70-1013 70-1037 71-0338 71-0363
Further Info
Arrived direct from Myrtle Beech AFB
 
ffffffffffffffffff Carrying both the Wing & Squadron shields is A-7D 70-1004 photographed on a stopover at Spangdahlem AB,
ffffffffffffFFFffffff3 September. The 356 TFS was one of several TAC units that deployed to Europe for the 'Autumn Forge' exercise.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Gerhard W Joos/Via Alec Molton/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET YANKEE (Autumn Forge) Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 30 AUGUST - 21 SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
35 TFW/561 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-105G (6) GA (yellow - unless noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-8266 63-8276 63-8306 63-8316 62-4440(gn) 63-8300(gn)
Further Info
Officially attached to 52 TFW/USAFE 30 August – 20 September. Callsigns on arrival at Spangdahlem were Evoke 51-56 & on departure Gale 51-56
 
ffffffffffffffffff Sitting on the ramp at Spangdahlem AB on 3 September 76 is F-105G 56-3300 (actually assigned to the 562 TFS, ffffffffffffffffffffffdenoted by the Green/white tailband, but borrowed by the 561 TFS for the deployment). Also of note is the
ffffffffffffffffffffffBi-Centennial markings on the drop-tanks. © Gerhard W Joos/Via Dick Lohuis/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED RAE Farnborough(United Kingdom) ca. SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
AFFTC or McDonnell Douglas ?
(
Edwards AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
YF-15B (1) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0291
Further Info
For Farnborough Air Show. Bicentennial Red/White/Blue scheme.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MINUTEMAN (Autumn Forge) Bergen - Flesland(Norway) 9 SEPTEMBER - 28 SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (18) SJ (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0128 72-0134 72-0143 72-0144 72-0166 72-1477 72-1482 72-1489 73-1165
stagger 73-1167 73-1171 73-1173 73-1175 73-1180 73-1184 73-1187 73-1193 73-1195
Further Info
Also took part in Exercise TEAMWORK.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Hahn AB (West Germany) 22 SEPTEMBER - 21 OCTOBER 1976
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 66-0254(rd) 66-7476(bl)[7] 66-7771(bl)[5] 64-0938(yl)[2] 64-0965(bk)[2] 64-0968(yl)[3] 65-0583(u)[2][13] 65-0629(bl)[1] 65-0654(rd)[2][11] 
stagger 65-0679(yl)[1]  65-0697(rd)[2][12] 65-0791(rd)[1] 65-0792(bl)[4] 66-7464(gn or yl)[1] 66-7469(yl)[1] 66-7529(gn)[1] 66-7641(rd)[1][14] 
stagger 66-7648(bl)[4] 66-7674(bl)[2]  66-7730(yl)[2] 66-7766(yl)[2] 66-7693(yl)[1][10] 66-7472(yl)[9] 66-7471(rd)[8] 65-0617(rd)[6][10]
Further Info
Officially attached to 50 TFW/USAFE 22 September – 21 October.
[1] arrived 23/9/76 [2] arrived 23/9/76 departed unknown date[3] arrived 23/9/76 departed 22/10/76 [4] arrived 23/9/76 departed 24/10/76 [5] departed 26/9/76
[6]
arrived 25/9/76 departed 22/10/76 [7] departed 27/9/76 [8] arrived 25/9/76 [9]
departed 25/9/76 (Also noted at RAF Lakenheath 25/10/76, see that deployment)
[10]
Diverted to RAF Lakenheath 23/9/76.[11] On loan from 388 TFW, 15-28 Sept [12] On loan from 35 TFW, 15-29 Sept.
[13] Officially assigned to 388 TFW, official records do not list this deployed or on loan to 49 TFW? [14] On loan from 57 FWW, transferred to 49 TFW 21/10/76
 

ffffffffffffffffff 'Powered by Cherry Vodka' and marked with a 'chalked on' Sharks mouth is 65-0586, a F-4D assigned to the
fffffffffffffffffffffff417 TFS (But deployed to Ramstein with the 7 TFS). It is seen here getting ready to depart on 20 October.
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Michael Beier/Peter Greengrass Collection

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 22 SEPTEMBER - 20 OCTOBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/8 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (24) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0937(bl)[1] 64-0942(rd)[2] 64-0953(rd)[1] 65-0596(bl) 65-0611(yl)[2] 65-0647(rd) 65-0752(rd)[1] 65-0768(yl) 66-0244(rd) 66-0259(bl)[2]
stagger 66-7470(gn)[1] 66-7477(yl) 66-7488(bl) 66-7608(rd)[7] 66-7626(yl)[1] 66-7701(bl)[2][6] 66-7721(rd)[2] 66-7724(bl) 66-7753(yl) 66-7726(rd)
stagger 66-8700(yl)[2][5] 66-8819(bl)[3] 66-0266(bl)[2][4]
Further Info
Officially attached 21 September –20 October to 86 TFW/USAFE.
[1] departed 27/9/76 [2] departed 25/9/76 [3] departed 21/11/76 [4] Also noted at Lakenheath 25/8/76 departed 27/8/76 to Torrejon.
[5] Also noted at Lakenheath 25/8/76 departed unknown date. This a/c also noted at Hahn. [6] Also noted Lakenheath 25/8/76 departed unknown date
[7]
On loan from 33 TFW
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP* (Autumn Forge) RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) 23 SEPTEMBER - ca. SEPTEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4D (8) HO (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0939(rd)[1] 64-0945(yl)[2] 64-0975(yl)[3] 65-0595(bl)[3] 65-0617(rd) 65-0671(rd)[3] 65-0730(rd) 66-7693(yl)
Further Info
*AIRSPARES for CRESTED CAP to Hahn/Ramstein (from 8 & 9 TFS).
[1] on loan from 35 TFW 15-29 Sept (transferred to 388 TFW 29/9/76) [2] Transferred from Ogden AMA 15-29 Sept, transferred to 388 TFW 29/9/76.
[3] On loan from 388 TFW
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FIFE (Autumn Forge) RAF Lakenheath (United Kingdom) 23 OCTOBER - 6 NOVEMBER 1976
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
113 TFW/121 TFS
(
Andrews AFB, District of Columbia ANG)
F-105D/F (6) - ("District of Columbia" in white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-105D 58-1173 59-1774 60-0504 60-0526 61-0093[1] F-105F 62-4413
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
192 TFG/149 TFS
(
Byrd Field, Virginia ANG)
F-105D/F (10) - (yellow/white/black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-105D 59-1731 60-0498 61-0086 61-0164 61-0212[2] 62-4229 62-4365[2] F-105F 62-4414 63-8315 63-8362
Further Info

Deployment should of consisted of 18, 2 aborted on crossing. EC-135K 55-2536, 8 TDCS provided support for return to CONUS.
[1] Incorrect data block stated 61-0099! [2] Returned to Lakenheath with mechanical problems. They departed for home on 18 November.

 

ffffffffffffffffff F-105D 62-4365 undergoing routine maintenance on the line at RAF Lakenheath during 'Coronet Fife'
ffffffffffffffffffffff © Unknown/Via Steve Hill/Peter Greengrass Collection

 
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