555th Fighter Squadron

US Army OV-1 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 by means of his Mohawk’s rockets and gun

US Army OV-1 pilot explains how he was able to shoot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 by means of his Mohawk’s rockets and gun

The strangest aerial engagement of the Vietnam War In late February 1968, what was perhaps the strangest aerial engagement of… Read More

5 months ago

Aviano F-16 that shot down three Serbian J-21 Jastreb fighters in 1994 Flying Missions to Deter Iran

Aviano F-16 Flying Missions to Deter Iran Taken on Jul. 18, 2023 the photos in this post show a US… Read More

7 months ago

North Vietnamese MiG-21 pilot recalls when his two wingmen were shot down by USAF F-4Cs acting as RF-4Cs in a new tactic devised by Robin Olds four days after Operation Bolo

Col. Robin Olds briefed F-4Cs of the 555th TFS/8th TFW to fly in tight formation along a flightpath regularly used… Read More

8 months ago

Triple Nickel Commander eclipses rare 3,000 flying hour milestone in the F-16 Viper

“Reaching 3,000 hours in the Viper is pretty rare these days so it’s definitely a career highlight. That being said,… Read More

4 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago