29 January 1991 – An American F-15C shot down an IRAF MiG-23 fleeing to Iran with an AIM-7 missile. “During the Air War over Iraq, the mighty Eagle proved to be a very robust airframe, bringing back its pilots after suffering serious damages. After the first ten days of the first Gulf Air War, to
Robert C. Crim
Bob Crim served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 – 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia.
(Source: Dunbar Funeral Home obit)