Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN or NOT ASSIGNED RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) ca. JANUARY 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
TAWC/4485 TS
(
Eglin AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
A-10A (2) OT (black/white?)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0599 79-0166
Further Info

Departed to Sembach AB, West Germany 20 January. Not known when the originally arrived at Bentwaters or when they finally departed home.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '88 Aviano AB (Italy) 2 FEBRUARY - 27 FEBRUARY 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/91 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (17) BA (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 65-0927 66-0393 66-0408 66-0464 67-0433 67-0435 67-0458[1] 67-0469 68-0579 69-0356 69-0358 69-0380 69-0384 72-0147 72-0149 72-0150 72-0156[2]
Further Info

Diverted to Torrejon AB, Spain 1 February, arrived Aviano as Bono 51-56, 61-66 & 71-76 (18 RF-4Cs set out from Bergstrom but one RF-4C had to divert and did not make the crossing).
[1] Arrived with orange tail stripe (12 TRS) but repainted during deployment [2] Marked '91 TRS/AMU'

 
ffffffffffffffffff Ex 12 TRS (see text) RF-4C 67-0458 recovers to Aviano after another training mission during 'Salty Bee 88'
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET KNIGHT (Arrowhead Express) Bodø AB (Norway) 2 MARCH - 24 MARCH 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
31 TFW/309 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Louisiana ANG)
F-16A (12) HS (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0543 80-0544 80-0575 81-0758 80-0612 81-0737 81-0757
Further Info

5 F-16's remain unidentified. Command Post for the re-deploy was EC-135K 55-3118 (arrived RAF Mildenhall 22 March)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GAUNTLET Akhisar AB (Turkey) 4 MAY - 15 MAY 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
149 TFG/182 TFS
(
Kelly AFB, Texas ANG)
F-16A (12) SA (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0560[1][2] 81-0774[1]
Further Info

10 remain unidentified.
[1] Diverted to Bitburg AB 15 May, departed for home 20 May. [2] Marked '149 TFG'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MOAT Hohn AB (West Germany) 9 MAY - 20 MAY 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
175 TFG/104 TFS
(
Baltimore Airport, Maryland ANG)
A-10A (12) MD (Various - See serials)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0682(yl/wh)[2] 79-0088(bl/wh)[1]
Further Info

10 A-10A's remain unidentified. Only 10 A-10A's arrived on 9 May, the other two arriving the next day. Deployed/re-deployed via Lajes.
[1]
Arrived at RAF Woodbridge 17 May but went u/s. It was moved to RAF Bentwaters & departed with 79-0682 31 May. [2] Arrived at Bentwaters 20 May to join up with 79-0082, departed 31 May.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Seen at RAF Bentwaters on the 22 May is 79-0088 which 'broke' after arriving for a visit on 17 May. This plus
fffffffffffffffffffffff78-0682 which arrived to accompany '088' home, are the only two aircraft so far identified from this deployment.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Peter R Foster/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CASTLE Skrydstrup AB (Denmark) 14 MAY - 11 JUNE 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
419 TFG/466 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-16A (8) HI (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No aircraft identified. 5 F-16A's arrived a day late after diverting to Goose Bay.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SHIELD Rheine - Hopsten AB (West Germany) 28 MAY - 11 JUNE 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
131 TFG/110 TFS
(
St. Louis, Missouri ANG)
F-4E (12) SL (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0370 67-0381 67-0382 68-0303 68-0337 68-0338[1] 68-0385 68-0403 68-0410 68-0498 68-0528 69-0307
Further Info

Command Post for the re-deploy was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which was at Mildenhall 11 June.
[1] Marked 'THIRTY YEARS PHABULOUS PHANTOM' with 2 MiG Kill stars.

 
ffffffffffffffffff Missouri Guard F-4E 68-0385/SL, photographed at Hopsten in June 1988 during 'Coronet Shield'.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Timm Ziegenthaler/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET KING RAF Wittering (United Kingdom) 4 JUNE - 18 JUNE 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
138 TFG/125 TFS
(Tulsa, Oklahoma ANG
)
A-7D (12) OK (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-6239 70-0981 71-0366 69-6218 70-1037 70-0976 71-0297 69-6221 70-1000 74-1751 70-0983 69-6229
Further Info

 

 
ffffffffffffffffff 69-6229 one of twelve Oklahoma ANG Corsair II's which deployed to England during the height of summer!
fffffffffffffffffffffffPhotographed attending the RAF 'Families Day' at RAF Cottesmore, 11 June.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Ashley Annis/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
NATO TIGER MEET Cameri AB (Italy) ca. JULY 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
108 TFG/141 TFS
(
McGuire AFB, New jersey ANG)
F-4E (2) NJ (Low-Viz)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 68-0459 68-0533
Further Info

Dates required

 
ffffffffffffffffff After 141 TFS crews (no aircraft) visited the 1986 Tiger Meet, the New Jersey Guard sent two F-4's for the
ffffffffffffffffffffff1988 meet at Cameri.This was the only time the 141st would attend a Tiger Meet with Phantom's but have
fffffffffffffffffffff brought KC-135's to several meets since. © Giorgio Ciarini/Peter Greengrass Collection.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CREEK CORSAIR Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 16 JULY - 27 AUGUST 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
121 TFW/166 TFS
(
Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio ANG)
A-7D (2) OH (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0294 71-0303
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
150 TFG/188 TFS
(
Kirtland AFB, New Mexico)
A-7D (2) - (None)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0237 72-0245
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
185 TFW/174 TFS
(
Sioux City, Iowa ANG)
A-7D/K (3) HA (None)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-0948 72-0193 A-7K 81-0073[1]
Further Info

[1] Arrived 27 May.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-7D 72-0193/HA, Seen here on 24 July 1988 at Spangdahlem AB. This bi-annual 'Creek Corsair' mini-deployment,
ffffffffffffffffffffffwhich started in 1986 at Wittmundhafen (South Dakota, Iowa & Oklahoma A-7's) would happen again in 1990, but
fffffffffffffffffffff this time with Pittsburgh, Colorado & Virginia Guard A-7's deploying.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
TRIAL EMBOW RAF Brawdy (United Kingdom) 3 AUGUST - 27 AUGUST 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
3246 TW/3247 TS
(
Eglin AFB, Air Force Systems Command)
F-4D (2) AD (white/red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-0929 66-7700
Further Info
Since 1978, NATO Sub Group 2 (SG/2) has conducted a series of EW countermeasures trials. Within a three-year cycle, both an infrared (TRIAL EMBOW) and a radio frequency (TRIAL MACE) test are held. This is an ongoing exercise. The F-4D's flew sorties with various other NATO Fighters. They departed as Retro 11/12.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET WIZARD (Teamwork) NAS Keflavik (Iceland) 10 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
113 TFW/121 TFS
(Andrews AFB, District of Columbia ANG)
F-4D (13) DC (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-7509 66-7588 66-7607 66-7634 66-7661[1] 66-7677 66-7683 66-7688 66-7693 66-7702 66-7712 66-7722 66-8821
Further Info

Also forward deployed to Bardufoss AB, Norway.
[1] MiG Killer

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET STONE Brustem AB (Belgium) 2 SEPTEMBER - 23 SEPTEMBER 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
114 TFG/175 TFS
(
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ANG)
A-7D/K (12) SD (white/black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 69-6236 70-0933 70-0939 70-0960 70-0962 70-0996 70-1014 70-1029 72-0176 72-0195 72-0224 A-7K 80-0292
Further Info

Deployed direct from Sioux Falls, Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118 which landed at RAF Mildenhall, 2 September & 59-1518 which operated from RAF Fairford for the re-deploy.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 7 SEPTEMBER - 7 OCTOBER 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/68 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (24) MY (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-16A 80-0552 80-0553 80-0568 80-0569 80-0570 80-0596 80-0598 81-0675 81-0684 81-0686 81-0708 81-0720
stagger  81-0727 81-0729 81-0735 81-0790 81-0792 81-0798 82-0931 82-0991 82-0996 82-1016 83-1066[1] F-16B 83-1173
Further Info

Supported by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS, which was at RAF Upper Heyford on 7 September & the re-deploy was supported by both EC-135K's (55-3118 being the second one) from Rhein-Main on the 7 October.
[1] Marked '68 TFS/AMU'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PIKE (Teamwork) Rygge AB (Norway) 17 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
169 TFG/157 TFS
(
McEntire ANGB, South Carolina ANG)
F-16A (12) - (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No serials identified. Unidentified number also departed on the 2 October. Command Post EC-135K's were 55-3118, RAF Upper Heyford 17 September & 59-1518 which arrived RAF Fairford 29 September.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET JAVELIN (Display Determination) Eskisehir AB (Turkey) 2 OCTOBER - ca. OCTOBER 1988
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
104 TFG/131 TFS
(
Westfield-Barnes MAP, Massachusetts ANG)
A-10A (12) MA (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0614 78-0642 78-0626 78-0647
Further Info

8 A-10As remain unidentified plus no departure date identified (though there was an EC-135K (59-1518) at Upper Heyford on 1 November, might possibly have been the Command Post for the re-deploy?). Stopped at Torrejon AB 1 October en route to Turkey.

 
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