Misawa F-4C Phantom II: A Veitnam vet still serving

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An F-4C Phantom II static display sits at Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2018. The aircraft downed the second MiG-17 of the Vietnam War on July 10, 1965. The F-4 arrived at Misawa AB as a battle-damage repair training air frame but once its history was understood, the aircraft was quickly accessioned into the United States Air Force Museum system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)
An F-4C Phantom II static display sits at Risner Circle at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2018. The aircraft downed the second MiG-17 of the Vietnam War on July 10, 1965. The F-4 arrived at Misawa AB as a battle-damage repair training air frame but once its history was understood, the aircraft was quickly accessioned into the United States Air Force Museum system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Misawa F-4C Phantom II: A Veitnam vet still serving

by: Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
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published: January 04, 2019

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- During the Vietnam War, the F-4C Phantom II, 64-0679, downed the second MiG aircraft on July 10, 1965. The first MiG-killer was later shot down over the demilitarized zone on July 30, 1967, making this aircraft the sole survivor of the July 10, 1965, conflict. The F-4C made it to Misawa Air Base, Japan, in August 1988, and was restored and displayed in September 1992.

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