Francis Belinne


Preferred Name: Frank

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Date of Birth: October 24, 1934

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Hometown: La Louviere, Belgium

Biography

I flew the F-100A at Nellis in 1957 for transition prior to going to Etain AB in the F-100D.

I recall during an ACM training mission I experienced a compressor stall starting at 30,000 ft Multiple attempts to clear failed. When we reached 8000 my instructor advised me to try one more time and if unsuccessful to eject. Guess it was my lucky day because the engine finally cleared and I made it back to base.

Units Assigned

  • RTU Nellis AFB,NV (F-100A)
  • 1957-1959 56th Tactical Fighter Squadron/388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Étain-Rouvres AB, France
  • 1959-1961 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/9thTactical Fighter Squadron/49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahem, Germany
  • 1966-1968 Holloman AFB

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 A/D

Military Education

Civilian Education

Biography

Biography

I flew the F-100A at Nellis in 1957 for transition prior to going to Etain AB in the F-100D.

I recall during an ACM training mission I experienced a compressor stall starting at 30,000 ft Multiple attempts to clear failed. When we reached 8000 my instructor advised me to try one more time and if unsuccessful to eject. Guess it was my lucky day because the engine finally cleared and I made it back to base.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • RTU Nellis AFB,NV (F-100A)
  • 1957-1959 56th Tactical Fighter Squadron/388th Tactical Fighter Wing, Étain-Rouvres AB, France
  • 1959-1961 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron/9thTactical Fighter Squadron/49th Tactical Fighter Wing, Spangdahem, Germany
  • 1966-1968 Holloman AFB

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100 A/D

Military Education

Civilian Education

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