Tag: 555th Fighter Squadron

Starfighter 4 Eagle 0: that time two F-104s scored four simulated kills against an F-15B in a single training mission
The debriefing was a hoot. I especially liked the part where the Eagle guy played his recorder and we heard the backseater say "Break, we just got gunned again"! The Lockheed F-104 was the first operational fighter capable of sustaining speeds above Mach 2. Thanks to this ability the...
F-16 down: Scott O'Grady explains how he was shot down over Bosnia
"The missile had blindsided me, coming up through cloud cover be-low. It had struck the plane's underbelly, hitting one of the fuel tanks and cutting my F-16 in two," Capt. Scott O'Grady On Jun. 2, 1995 U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot Scott O'Grady (callsign Basher Five-Two) was flying a standard "two-ship" formation with Bob "Wilbur" Wright (callsign Basher Five-One)...