Operation Bolo

3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod

3 reasons why Legendary Ace Robin Olds hated F-4 Phantom II gun pod

Operation Bolo In late 1966, the USAF was not permitted to bomb North Vietnamese airfields and could only destroy enemy… Read More

2 months ago

Operation Bolo: how Robin Olds F-4s disguised as F-105s shot down 7 North Vietnamese MiG-21s in 12 minutes

The F-4 Phantom II The F-4 Phantom II is one of the most important fighter aircraft of the jet era.… Read More

3 months 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

USAF Academy unveils Air Warrior Combat Memorial honoring ace pilot Robin Olds and air power

Robin Olds was a “triple ace" with 17 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War and commandant of… Read More

3 years ago

The Unknown Role Played by the F-104 Starfighter During Operation Bolo

The F-104s were therefore given CAP role, although their radar cross section was actually more like that of a Thunderchief,… Read More

4 years ago

New Pensacola Bay bridge could be named after Operation Bolo Hero Gen. Daniel Chappie James

In Southeast Asia, Gen. Chappie James served as deputy commander for operations and later vice wing commander of the 8th… Read More

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

6 years ago