Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 1 APRIL - 17 APRIL 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
107 FIG/136 FIS
(
Niagara Falls, New York ANG)
F-4C (6) - (Multi - Rudder)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7541 63-7566[1] 63-7581 64-0659[1] 64-0660[2] 64-0691[1]
Further Info

Deployed whilst 7 F-4s from the 57 FIS took part in COPPER FLAG at Tyndall AFB.
[1]
Departed 14 April (One report has these leaving 17 April and the others on 14 April?) [2] 3 MiG Kills

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PATRIOT RAF WETHERSFIELD (United Kingdom) 2 APRIL - 13 APRIL 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
103 TFG/118 TFS
(
Bradley Field, Connecticut ANG)
A-10A (12) CT (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0584 78-0613[1] 78-0615 78-0619[1] 78-0625[1] 78-0635[1] 78-0638[1] 78-0639[1] 78-0643[1] 78-0645 79-0103[1] 79-0165
Further Info
All 12 diverted to RAF Mildenhall 1 April. Departed as Ming 51-56, 61-66.
[1]
Went to Sembach AB, West Germany for one week, unknown date (78-0613,625,635,638,639 & 79-0103 noted at Sembach 6 April)
 
ffffffffffffffffff 118 TFS A-10A 78-0635 departing for home from RAF Wethersfield 13 April 1984.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© David Hedge/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 14 APRIL - 28 APRIL 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
119 FIG/178 FIS
(
Hector Field, North Dakota ANG)
F-4D (6) - (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0965/16 64-0968/17 64-0970/21 64-0973/23 64-0975/24 64-0972/22
Further Info

Took over from 136 FIS Deployment and stood alert duties whilst 57 FIS were away at COPPER FLAG at Tyndall AFB. * The two-digit numbers after the serials are NORAD tactical numbers carried on the rudders.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GIANT Lechfeld AB (West Germany) 28 APRIL - 18 MAY 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
128 TFW/176 TFS
(
Madison, Wisconsin ANG)
A-10A (12) WI (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 76-0537 77-0235 77-0236 77-0237 77-0238 77-0241 77-0242 77-0247 77-0250 77-0254 77-0262 77-0263
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
174 TFW/138 TFS
(
Syracuse, New York ANG)
A-10A (12) NY (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0652 78-0658 78-0671 78-0685 78-0692 78-0706 78-0707 78-0708 78-0712
Further Info

3 138 TFS A-10A's remain unidentified. Flew direct from CONUS to West Germany, Command Post EC-135K 55-3118 arrived Mildenhall. Diverted to Ramstein AB due to bad weather, probably arrived Lechfeld next day. According to 176 TFS history "was the largest mission of this type ever undertaken by a guard force". One of the units probably departed on the 11 May.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PACKER Gioia Del Colle AB (Italy) 5 MAY - ca. MAY 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
127 TFW/107 TFS
(
Selfridge ANGB, Michigan ANG)
A-7D/K (?) MI (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-989 72-214 72-0217 A-7K 81-0076
Further Info
Only 4 A-7s identified (these noted overshooting Aviano on 9 May)
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '84 Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 16 MAY - 14 JUNE
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (orange)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 63-7752 63-7758 66-0435 66-0444 67-0432 67-0452(rd)[1] 67-0454(rd/wh)[2] 67-0458[2]
stagger 68-0552 69-0352 69-0357 69-0359 69-0376 69-0379[3] 69-0380 69-0381 71-0259
Further Info

Arrived from Bergstrom as Aorta 11-16, 21-26, 31-36 Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS and departed as Eggs 11-16, 21-26, 31-36.
[1] Diverted to RAF Upper Heyford on 16 May, arrived at Zweibrücken a day or two later. [2] These arrived at Zweibrücken later in the month. [3] Marked 12 TFS/12 AMU

 
ffffffffffffffffff RF-4C 67-0352/BA seen at Zweibrucken during the 12th TRS 'Salty Bee' deployment.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter Doll/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Ramstein AB (West Germany) 22 MAY - 20 JUNE 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (24) SJ (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-1092(bl) 71-1397(bl)[3] 72-0160(bl) 72-0162(bl) 72-1489(bl) 72-1493(bl) 72-1494(bl) 73-1160(bl) 73-1163(bl) 73-1164(bl)
stagger  73-1182(bl)[1] 73-1185(bl) 74-0647(bl) 74-0648(bl)[2] 74-0649(bl)[1] 74-0655(bl) 74-0661(bl) 74-0665(bl)[1] 74-1624(bl)
stagger   74-1627(bl) 72-1479(yl) 73-1187(bl)[2] 74-0646(bl) 74-0666(gn)
Further Info

Support to/from Seymour-Johnson was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS.
[1]
Noted as arriving later, possibly 28 May. [2] These went u/s at Ramstein and departed to RAF Alconbury 9 July, departing to CONUS on 20 July. [3] a/c serial marked as 72-397!

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4E 73-1164 wearing new Euro One scheme at Ramstein in June 1984.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via George Van Der Schoor/Peter Greengrass Collection

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BUCCANEER Bremgarten AB (West Germany) 28 MAY - 27 JUNE 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/60 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (12) EG (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 74-0123(multi)[2] 75-0037 75-0053[1] 75-0073 76-0010 76-0015 76-0020[3] 76-0042[2] 76-0044 76-0045 76-0124 F-15B 76-0126
Further Info

Command Post for the return to USA was EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS.
[1]
Arrived 2 June [2] 33 TFW Commanders a/c [3] 60 TFS Commanders a/c.

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-15A 76-0044/EG at the 'Last Chance' area, Bremgarten AB.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter Doll/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP Jever AB (West Germany) 1 JUNE - 2 JULY 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
37 TFW/561 TFS
(George AFB, Tactical Air Command
)
F-4E/G (26) WW (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-4E 66-0301[1] 66-0303 67-0226 67-0269 67-0271[2] 67-0321[1] 67-0328 67-0331 68-0350 F-4G 69-0238 69-0246 69-0267 69-0297[4]
stagger 69-7201[1] 69-7209 69-7223[2] 69-7257 69-7298 69-7301 69-7560 69-7561 69-7571 69-7572 69-7588[1] 69-7251[3] 69-7290[1]
Further Info

EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDC was support for the return to George AFB.
[1]
Arrived either 7 June or 8 June [2] Collided on approach to Jever, 1 June (crashed in River Elbe), Crews unharmed. [3] Could be 69-0251 [4] Aborted on departure, departed to CONUS later (unknown date)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET HAWK Soesterberg AB (Netherlands) 1 JUNE - 29 JUNE 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
1 TFW/71 TFS
(
Langley AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15C (12) FF (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0040[1] 80-0043 80-0048 80-0049 80-0050 80-0051[2] 81-0020 81-0021 81-0026[2] 81-0029 81-0032 81-0053
Further Info

Deployment diverted to RAF Lakenheath on 31 May (apart from 80-0051/81-0026 see below). Command Post for return to CONUS was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118.
[1] 71 TFS Commanders a/c. [2] Diverted to NAS Keflavik en route to Soesterberg, arrived 2 June.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Taxi-ing at Soesterberg on 20 June is 71 TFS 'Commanders bird' is F-15C 80-0040.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Rolf H Flinzner/Via Doug Slowiak/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET RAIDER RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 6 JUNE - 6 JULY 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/428 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) NA (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0335 79-0339 79-0348 79-0349 79-0358 79-0360 79-0361 79-0365 79-0367[1] 79-0368 79-0373[1] 79-0376
Further Info

EC-135K Command Post's were, arrival 55-3118 (arrived Fairford) and departure 59-1518 (arrived Mildenhall on 4 July) both 8 TDCS.
[1]
Arrived 12 June.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Heading for home on 6 July 1984 are 428 TFS F-16A's 79-0373 & 79-0339. Of note are the different style
ffffffffffffffffffffffftailbands. The deployment had arrived on the 6 June along with 8 F-16A's of the Thunderbirds.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET THUNDER RAF Bentwaters* (United Kingdom) 6 JUNE - ca. July 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
57 FWW/ADS 'Thunderbirds'
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (8) - (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 81-0663/1 81-0667/2 81-0670/3[1] 81-0676/4 81-0677/5 81-0679/6 81-0678/7 81-0687/8
Further Info
Arrived with CORONET RAIDER. Displayed at various locations in Europe (including Upper Heyford 9 June, Mildenhall 10 June, Aviano 1 July). Reported departing via Torrejon AB possibly on 6 July for home.
[1] Another report includes 81-0683 instead of 81-0670
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CARD Nörvenich AB (West Germany) 21 JULY - 2 AUGUST 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
442 TFW/303 TFS
(Richards Gebaur AFB
, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (12) KC (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0605 79-0091 79-0093 79-0109 79-0110 79-0113 79-0114 79-0118 79-0119 79-0120 79-0122 79-0164
Further Info

Arrived direct from Pease AFB. Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 from 8 TDCS which landed at Rhein-Main AB.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BREAKER Ålborg AB (Denmark) 11 AUGUST - 10 SEPTEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
49 TFW/9 TFS
(
Holloman AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/B (12) HO (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 77-0061 77-0065 77-0069 77-0071 77-0077 77-0085 77-0087 77-0091 77-0095 77-0103 77-0106 F-15B 77-0153
Further Info
10 arrived followed by 2 F-15's on 15 August (serials not identified). Command Post for the arrival at Ålborg was EC-135K 59-1518 which arrived Mildenhall 11 August.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET STEELER Nordholz AB (West Germany) 26 AUGUST - 24 SEPTEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/355 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0587 78-0591[1] 78-0597 78-0655 78-0672[1] 78-0698 78-0713 78-0714 79-0099 79-0125 79-0139
Further Info
11 arrived 26 August, 1 went u/s en route and finally arrived 11 September (no serial identified). A-10A 81-0979/WR was borrowed from the 81 TFW.
[1] Diverted to RAF Bentwaters 24 September, departed unknown date.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COLT Bergen - Flesland AB (Norway) 27 AUGUST - 24 SEPTEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/4 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) HL (unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No F-16's identified. EC-135K 59-1518 which arrived Mildenhall on 28 August (was the deployment a day late?) might have been the support for this deployment.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET TITAN Bardufoss AB (Norway) 7 SEPTEMBER - 21 SEPTEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
124 TRG/190 TRS
(
Boise, Idaho ANG)
RF-4C (9) - (gold)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0904 65-0924 68-0594 68-0605 68-0606 69-0350
Further Info

3 RF-4C's remain unidentified.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SAINT Yenisehir AB (Turkey) 25 SEPTEMBER - 26 OCTOBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/74 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) EL (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0174 79-0179 79-0180 79-0184 79-0188 79-0192 79-0197 79-0200 79-0210 79-0212
Further Info

2 A-10A' s remain unidentified.(or possibly only 10 deployed?)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET JET Oslo-Gardermoen AB (Norway) 28 SEPTEMBER - 26 OCTOBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW/16 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) HL (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 81-0754(bl)[1] 81-0782(bl)[1] 81-0740 81-0741 81-0717[2] 81-0720[2] 81-0783[2] 81-0784[2] 81-0785[2] 81-0801[2] 81-0803[2] 81-0805[2] 81-0807[2]
Further Info

[1] Arrived RAF Alconbury 28 October (there is a possibility that deployment left this date and not 26 October) and departed to CONUS 29 October. Command Post to Norway was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (arrived Mildenhall).
[2] These are from one source (AIRSHOWS 1984), and the source questions the validity of the serials, as can be seen it didn't list 81-0754/81-0782 which are confirmed visiting Alconbury, and 81-0740/81-0741 which visited Lakenheath 13 August. So I believe that some or all of these are questionable. So eight F-16's still remain unidentified.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET OILER Andøya AB (Norway) 11 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
343 CW/18 TFS
(
Eielson AFB, Alaskan Air Command)
A-10A (12) AK (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0222 81-0997 80-0222[1] 81-0997[1]
Further Info

8 A-10A's remain unidentified. EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS provided support for the deployment to Turkey (arrived Mildenhall 11 October)
[1]
Diverted to RAF Bentwaters 7 November, departed to CONUS 10 November.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SPARK RAF Woodbridge (United Kingdom) 31 OCTOBER - 14 NOVEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4450 TTG/4451 TS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-7D (4) LV (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6198 70-0941 70-0969 70-1020
Further Info

 

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NOT ASSIGNED or UNKNOWN Ramstein AB (West Germany) 2 NOVEMBER - 9 NOVEMBER 1984
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
114 TFG/175 TFS
(
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ANG)
A-7D (2) SD (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6236 70-0964
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
162 TFG/152 TFS
(
Tucson IAP, Arizona ANG)
A-7K (2) AZ (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0460 80-0287
Further Info

Possibly a South Dakota ANG deployment, with the two-seater's being borrowed from the 152 TFS?

 
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