Society of Wild Weasels

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The Story of the Wild Weasels

Historian’s Note: One F-4C Wild Weasel unit, the 67th TFS at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, sent six F-4C Wild Weasels to Korat, Thailand, in September 1972. Used in southern North Vietnam during Linebacker, the F-4C Wild Weasel aircrews effectively supported strikes around Hanoi during Linebacker II, flying 460 sorties in Southeast Asia without loss. General Dick Myer was a Wild Weasel pilot who flew F-4 missions supporting the Linebacker campaigns starting in September 1972. During his career he had an amazing 600 hours of combat time. He would go to be a PACAF Commander, multiple COCOM, and finally Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed two days after 9/11. As the Commandant of the USAF Weapons School he ensured the lessons of Vietnam were taught to the students. His picture following a successful combat mission is show with Don Triplett below.

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Dick Myers display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

Future Gen Dick Myer and Don Triplett following a mission