Republic Production No: D-560
Production Sequence No; 640
Some of the names were:
Blinky lll- 388 TFW July 68
Mary Bee-34 TFS 388 TFW March 1969
Bonnie lll-44 TFS 388 TFW May 1969
Oscar Meyer-44 TFS 388 TFW July 1969
War Wagon-44 TFS 388 TFW August 1969
Prudi's Pride-Capt Bob Nesbitt 44th TFS 388 Sept 69
Christie-44th TFS 355th TFW Jan 1970
Yankee Peddler 127th TFS KANG April 1971
Highlights from the operational history and transfers of the aircraft
30 Aug 1963-USAF acceptance from Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, NY
30 Aug 1963-Delivered to 8th TFW, Itazuke AB, Japan
27 Nov 1965- At Air Asia, Tainan, Taiwan, for contract depot work 16 Dec 1965- At Osan AB, Korea, for nuclear weapon alert with the 6441 TFW
16 Mar 1966-At Takhli RTAB, Thailand, with the 6441 TFW
16 Jun 1966-Transferred to the 388th TFW Korat, RTAB Thailand
31 Oct 1968-Aircraft had accumulated 2479 flying hours while assigned to the 388 TFW Korat, Thailand
2 Feb 1968-At Takhli RTAB during runway repairs at Korat
2 Mar 1969-Returned from Takhli to Korat Thailand
26 May 1969-During a combat mission over Laos from the 388 TFW, the aircraft received combat damage that required 300 labor hours to repair.
10 Oct 1969-Transferred with the 44 TFS to the 355 TFW at Takhli Thailand
27 Oct 1970-Transferred to the 23 TFW, McConnell
4 Nov 1970-Placed in flyable storage at 23 TFW McConnell, KS
20 Mar 1971-Transferred to the 184 TFG, ANG McConnell AFB KS
17 Oct 1979- At 184 TFG ANG for student and combat crew training McConnell AFB KS 5684 flying hours.
1 Oct 1980-Transferred to the 466 TFS AFRES Hill AFB, UT 5842.3 flying hours 1984-Flown by 419 TFW from Hill AFB UT to Port Columbus Airport, Ohio and towed to Defense Construction Supply Center Columbus Ohio for display.
16 Jun 1996- Tail removed and aircraft towed to Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus Ohio for display by 121st refueling wing. Repainted in Vietnam era colors.
2002 - Display and restoration at American Airpower Museum - on loan from Air Force Museum