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Vol 18-2 of SmokeTrails referenced several additional items.
Vol 18-1 of SmokeTrails includes the abbreviated story of the loss of Night Owl 08 in Nov 1971. We promised to provide the full article here online. Here it is.
The proper location of decals and stencils for Navy F4's is covered by NAVAIR 01-245FDB-2-1.2. Below are the appropriate pages in PDF format:
The Air Forces Aircraft Marking layout is contained in TO 1-1-4. This is current as of 1998. We are working on also providing the one from '73 which covers the Vietnam era.
Now out of print, the Office of Air Force History and The Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center produced in 1976 a collection of first hand accounts by USAF aircrews of their air battles over Vietnam. Below is the PDF version of that publication, "aces & aerial victories, The United States Airforce in Southeast Asia 1965-1973".
We get interesting items submitted from time to time...
Bob Kay has provided us two 45 min audio recordings he was given of Roger Locher talking about his rescue, the Oyster1B SAR. Interesting firsthand story of 23 days of escape and evasion in NVN. You should be able to listen to them online. Alas both tapes appear to be missing a few minutes at the end. IF anyone has the full recording please let us know. We also would like to know just when and where these recordings were originally made. They could have been from a presentation he made to a group. (8/1/10)