8th Tactical Fighter Wing

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

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

1 year ago

Did you know after Robin Olds shot down his Fourth North Vietnamese MiG, he intentionally avoided shooting down a fifth, letting his wingmen take any kills he set up?

New 8th TFW "Wing King" During the Vietnam War a US Air Force (USAF) “Wing King” was not expected to… Read More

2 years ago

Read the ode Robin Olds wrote to his F-4 Phantom II

"It’s an unusual pilot . . who does not give his bird a private touch of loving gratitude before he… Read More

6 years ago

Col. John “JB” Stone, the pilot who devised Operation Bolo, flies with the Wolf Pack one more time

Over some cheap beers with Olds and critical thought of the resources available, Col. John "JB" Stone devised the plan… Read More

6 years ago

THE LEGENDARY TRIPLE ACE ROBIN OLDS AND MUSTACHE MARCH TRADITION

The act of growing a mustache as a gesture of defiance against dogmatic leadership is attributed to USAF "triple ace"… Read More

6 years ago

PHANTOMS PHOREVER! THE MIGHTY F-4, THE LEGENDARY ACE ROBIN OLDS AND OPERATION BOLO

Celebrating the Phantom retirement As the U.S. Air Force (USAF) bids farewell to its last QF-4s, we celebrate the Phantom… Read More

8 years ago