Join Undercover Greg this Monday 11 November at 1:00 PM CST when he covers Veterans Day on KOOP's Pilot Show. There will be a "Guess the Theme" set followed by a dedication to the members of the 510th Fighter Squadron. I will be playing the soundtrack to a video put together by the Squadron's Historian that highlights their Viet Nam experience, honors their service and pays tribute to their sacrifice. Tune in at 91.7 FM or over the world wide web at KOOP.ORG
Twenty-nine F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were recognized as the top in their field during the Aviano Dedicated Crew Chief Ceremony held here Aug. 31.
During the 2007 510th Fighter Squadron Association reunion at Hampton Virginia, the 510th hired a camera crew to capture the memories of various members. Here is a compilation of WWII P-47 Fighter Ace Charlie Mohrle, who recounts numerous stories about the P-47 and his time in the European Theater during WWII.
While flying to an Operation Northern Watch mission on July 18, 2001, an engine failure brought the aircraft down. Captain Michael A. Nelson Jr. ejected safely at 10:09 hours at 11 miles east of Batman, Turkey at 2,000 feet. Rescue was by a HH-60G from 305th RQS. The pilot heared a loud bang followed by a buzzing noise only 35 minutes after take-off. RPM decreased and FTIT increased. He attempted 9 airstarts without success. The cause of the crash was a failure of the number 4 bearing assembly.