Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
UNKNOWN (Dragon Hammer) Sivrihisar AB (Turkey) ca. APRIL 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
140 TFW/120 TFS
(
Buckley AFB, Colorado ANG)
A-7 (?) CO (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 
Further Info

No aircraft/dates identified

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET KRAIT (Dragon Hammer) Gioia Del Colle AB (Italy) 7 APRIL - ca. APRIL 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/69 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A/B (12) MY (silver)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-16A 80-0547 80-0552 80-0554 80-0571 80-0578 80-0593 81-0735 81-0736 81-0756 82-1016 81-0690[1] F-16B 81-0814
Further Info

[1] Marked '69 TFS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET HOOP RAF Alconbury (United Kingdom) 8 APRIL - 21 APRIL 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
117 TRW/106 TRS
(
Birmingham, Alabama ANG)
RF-4C (12) BH (none)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-1038 64-1041 64-1046 64-1077 64-1082 65-0854 64-1033[1] 64-1044[1] 64-1047[1] 65-0843[1] 65-0866[1] 65-0884[1]
Further Info

6 RF-4C's arrived as Simba 61-66 on 8 April, the rest arrived on 9 April as Simba 51-56. All departed as Carat 51-56, 61-66, supported by Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS.
[1] Arrived on 9 April.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Coronet Hoop' was the last time the 106 TRS visited Europe, as well as the last RF-4C deployment to the
fffffffffffffffffffffffUnited Kingdom. Here 65-0866 heads for the runway and another mission at RAF Alconbury, April 1989.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Chris Knott/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '89 Zweibrücken AB (West Germany) 9 MAY - 7 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/12 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (12) BA (Orange)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0452 67-0452 67-0469 68-0548 68-0562 68-0564 68-0568 68-0571[1] 68-0574 68-0576 69-0352 69-0376
Further Info

Arrived as Oiler 51-56, 61-66, Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 supported the deployment (Landed Mildenhall) Departed as Harp 51-56, 61-66 to Shaw AFB, Command Post being 55-3118 from Mildenhall.
[1] Marked '12 TRS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET FANG Wittmundhafen AB (West Germany) 16 MAY - 13 JUNE 1989
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 77-0070 77-0083 77-0086 77-0095 77-0106(multi)[2] 77-0109[3] 77-0124 77-0065[1] 77-0087[1] 77-0089[1] 77-0102[1] F-15B 77-0157
Further Info

Re-deploy Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 55-3118, departing from RAF Mildenhall.
[1]
Arrived on 17 May. [2] Marked '49 TFW' named 'City of Alamogordo' [3] Marked '9 TFS'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'City of Alamogordo' the 49 TFW's commanders aircraft (F-15A 77-0106) photographed at Wittmundhafen during
fffffffffffffffffffffff'Coronet Fang'. The 'name' theme for this years Coronets was Snakes!!
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PINE (Central Enterprise) RAF Sculthorpe (United Kingdom) 21 MAY - 17 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
180 TFG/112 TFS
(
Toledo, Ohio ANG)
A-7D/K (13) OH (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  A-7D 69-6209[1] 70-0999[1] 70-1003 70-1036[1] 70-1040 70-1042[1] 70-1046[1] 70-1054 71-0304 72-0180[1] 73-1009[1] 74-1746 A-7K 81-0072
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
178 TFG/162 TFS
(
Springfield, Ohio ANG)
A-7D (5) OH (red/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  69-6222[2] 69-6231[1] 69-6233[1] 71-0298[1] 71-0315[1]
Further Info

6 A-7D/K's arrived as Relax 31-36 on 21 May, followed the next day by Relax 11-16 & 21-26 (EC-135K 55-3118 recovered to Mildenhall 21 May and also supported the re-deploy on 17 June from Mildenhall). The A-7's forward deployed to Spangdahlem AB & Bitburg AB, West Germany, those noted at Bitburg were:
Departed 23 May Returned 1 June (96209/00999/01003/01036/01040/01042/01054) & noted 6 June were (96209/01040/01042/01054/10304/31009/41746)
[1] Arrived 22 May. [2] Named 'Scrappy' Also visited RAF Mildenhall for the Air show, 27/28 May.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BULL Karup AB (Denmark) 31 MAY - 28 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/334 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (12) SJ (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 74-1041 72-0162 71-0243 71-1092 73-1196 71-1397[1] 72-1489 74-1626[2] 74-1637 73-1188[3] 74-1039[1] 73-1160
Further Info

Re-deploy Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS from Mildenhall.
[1]
Arrived 3 June after diverting to Goose Bay. [2] Marked '334 TFS/AMU' [3] Marked '4 TFW'

 
ffffffffffffffffff F-4E 74-1626 carried 334 AMU (Air Maintenance Unit) markings on the right and 334 TFS on the left side.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via George Van der Schoor/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET DIAMOND (Central Enterprise) A&AEE Boscombe Down (United Kingdom) 1 JUNE - 26 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
27 TFW/522 TFS
(Cannon AFB, Tactical Air Command
)
F-111D (12) CC (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 68-0127[2] 68-0108 68-0122[3] 68-0131 68-0155(bl) 68-0157 68-0174 68-0148 68-0140 68-0099 68-0144[1] 68-0159[1]
Further Info

[1] Arrived 3 June. [2] Marked '27 TFW' [3] Marked 522 TFS/AMU'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ADDER Bergen - Flesland AB (Norway) 6 JUNE - ca. 30 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
31 TFW/308 TFS
(
Homestead AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) HS (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 83-1070 83-1073 83-1085 83-1095 82-0922 83-1081 83-1077 83-1082 83-1091
Further Info

3 F-16's remain unidentified.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COIL Aviano AB (Italy) 11 JUNE - 23 JUNE 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
181 TFG/113 TFS
(
Hulman Field, Indiana ANG)
F-4E (12) HF (white/red/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 67-0350 67-0377 67-0384 68-0343 68-0346 68-0405 68-0412 68-0418 68-0420 68-0463 68-0478 68-0326[1]
Further Info

EC-135K 55-3118 was the support for the deployment, landing/departing RAF Mildenhall.
[1]
Marked '181 TFG'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 113 TFS assigned F-4E 68-0412 returns to Aviano after a mission during 'Coronet Coil' in June 1989.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Glacomo Manzon/Via Sergio Bottaro/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COTTON Ahlhorn AB (West Germany) 19 JUNE - 14 JULY 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
917 TFG/47 TFS
(
Barksdale AFB, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (8) BD (silver/green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0136 79-0142 79-0144 79-0147(gn/bk)[1] 79-0148 79-0150 79-0153(gn/bk) 79-0154
Further Info
Arrived via Pease AFB, 8 TDCS Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 to RAF Mildenhall & from RAF Fairford 14 July.
[1] Marked '47 TFS'
 
ffffffffffffffffff A-10A 79-0148, one of four 47 TFS 'Hog's' that visited RAF Wyton on 23 June for a weekend stopover.
ffffffffffffffffffffff(The others being 79-0144, 0147 & 0153) © Unknown/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PYTHON RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 22 JUNE - 18 JULY 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/353 TFS
(Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (red/black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0589 78-0664 78-0675 78-0677 78-0697 78-0699 78-0722 79-0096[1] 79-0126 79-0127 79-0128 79-0130
Further Info

Arrived via Lajes supported by EC-135K 59-1518 which recovered to RAF Mildenhall 22 June.
[1]
Marked '353 TFS'

 
ffffffffffffffffff 'Coronet Python' was one of two 354 TFW deployments to RAF Bentwaters during 1989 (the other being Coronet
fffffffffffffffffffffffVenom, see below). Seen here on a taxiway at Bentwaters is 353 TFS assigned A-10A 79-0126.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Timm Ziegenthaler/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ROCK Leck AB (West Germany) 13 JULY - 2 AUGUST 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/76 TFS
(
England AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) EL (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0193 79-0197 79-0176[1][2] 80-0223[2] 79-0181 79-0182 79-0198 79-0203 80-0164 80-0188 80-0166 80-0176[1]
Further Info

Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS which arrived RAF Fairford 13 July & departed 2 August.
[1] Marked '76 TFS' [2] Attended IAT 89 at RAF Fairford.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-10A 80-0188 photographed at the 'last chance' area at Leck AB. 1989 was a big year for A-10A deployments,
ffffffffffffffffffffff'Coronet Rock' being one of seven such deployments.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Josef Strerath/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SPITE Unknown (Turkey?) 11 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
162 TFG/152 TFS
(
Tucson IAP, Arizona ANG)
A-7D (8) AZ (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials or location identified. West London Aviation Group's AIR magazine reported the location as 'Lafes Field, Turkey'? and the a/c were present here on 26 August. I have been unable to locate this base (possibly should have been Lajes, Azores?)

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET TIMBER Vandel AB (Denmark) 20 AUGUST - 15 SEPTEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
434 TFW (926 TFG)/706 TFS
(
NAS New Orleans, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (8) NO (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  76-0540 77-0271[1] 76-0554
Further Info

Only 3 serials identified. Arrived/departed via Lajes, supported eastbound by EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS (arrived RAF Mildenhall). EC-135K 59-1518 supported the return home on 15 September from RAF Mildenhall.
[1] Noted at RAF Mildenhall 13 September, possibly diverted en route home? Did the deployment leave this date?

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VENOM RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 27 AUGUST - 21 SEPTEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/356 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0587 78-0596 78-0600 82-0660 78-0665 78-0666 78-0669 78-0687 79-0098 79-0125 79-0138 79-0139
Further Info

Via Lajes. Re-deploy Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518 from Mildenhall. Forward deployed to Nörvenich AB, West Germany, the following were noted:
Noted on 1 September (80600/80666)
Noted on the 5 & 6 September (80587/80596/80660/80665/80669/90125/90138/90139)

 
ffffffffffffffffff The 354 TFW's second deployment to the UK brought 12 A-10A's assigned to the 356 TFS to Bentwaters. The
fffffffffffffffffffffffA-10A's also forward deployed on rotation to Nörvenich AB, West Germany during the month long deployment.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© David Hedge/Peter Greengrass Collection.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 29 AUGUST - 25 SEPTEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/70 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (24) MY (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 80-0542 80-0553 80-0570[2] 80-0579 80-0580 80-0594 80-0596 80-0598 81-0684 81-0686 81-0702 81-0704
stagger 81-0708 81-0716 81-0717 81-0718 81-0719 81-0726 81-0736 81-0756[1] 81-0765[1] 81-0776 82-0945 82-1016
Further Info

Officially attached to 86 TFW/USAFE 29 August - 28 September. Departed using Soupy 51-56, 61-66, 71-76 & 81-86 callsigns, supported by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS from RAF Mildenhall.
[1] Diverted to RAF Bentwaters 25 September, departed 1 October [2] Marked '70 TFS'

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GARTER (Autumn Forge) Bodø AB (Norway) 12 SEPTEMBER - 24 SEPTEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
108 TFG/141 TFS
(
McGuire AFB, New Jersey ANG)
F-4E (12) NJ (orange/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  68-0370[1] 67-0343 68-0413 68-0460[2] 68-0494 68-0357 68-0376 68-0377 68-0379 68-0388 68-0401 68-0459
Further Info

Command Post was 8 TDCS EC-135K 59-1518 which landed at RAF Mildenhall 12 September.
[1] Diverted to RAF Lakenheath 24 September, departed home 5 October. [2] Uncoded

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET ANACONDA (Autumn Forge) Evenes AB (Norway) 12 SEPTEMBER - 23 SEPTEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
192 TFG/149 TFS
(
Byrd Field, Virginia ANG)
A-7D (12) VA (gray/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 71-0374 71-0371 71-0333 70-0943 70-0955 70-0979 72-0223 72-0226 72-0228[1][2] 72-0235[1] 73-1010 73-1015
Further Info

Deployment arrived at RAF Lakenheath 9 September (Command Post being EC-135K 55-3118 to Mildenhall) and departed to Norway on 12 September.
[1] Diverted to RAF Lakenheath 23 September, Departed to CONUS 5 October. [2] Noted as ex 188 TFS/New Mexico ANG, did this have VA codes?

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET INDIGO Nordholz AB (West Germany) 13 SEPTEMBER - 22 SEPTEMBER 1989
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 78-0586[1] 79-0108[1]
Further Info

10 A-10A's remain unidentified. Possibly diverted to Eggebek AB, West Germany due to bad weather on 13 September. Via Lajes.
[1] Diverted to RAF Wyton 22 September, departed to Lajes 2 October, used Grout callsigns

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET WINDER Bandirma AB (Turkey) 14 SEPTEMBER - 6 OCTOBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
23 TFW/74 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) EL (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  76-0540 77-0271[1] 76-0554
Further Info

Only 3 serials identified. Arrived/departed via Lajes.
[1] Noted at RAF Mildenhall 13 September, possibly diverted en route home? Did the deployment leave this date?

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BRONCO Jever AB (West Germany) 17 NOVEMBER - 7 DECEMBER 1989
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
35 TFW/561 TFS
(
George AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4G (8) WW (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 69-0251 69-0261[1] 69-7260 69-7287 69-7300 69-7303 69-7550 69-0281
Further Info

Deployment was returning from a BRIGHT STAR exercise in Egypt. One unidentified F-4G arrived on the 15 November which had arrived direct from CONUS. Departed to Wright-Patterson AFB.
[1] Marked '561 TFS/AMU'

 
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