29 November 1970 – It was a very bad day. For the 3rd time in two days, there was an accident with a U.S. Air Force Fairchild C-123K Provider transport. On November 29th, 3 F-100 pilotS: 1Lt Elmon C. “Mike” Caudill (615TFS), 1Lt Charles Louis Kollenberg (352TFS), and 1Lt Jon Marc King (615TFS) along with
Douglas Fletcher Harrington, Sr.
Doug Harrington graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Laredo, TX, in Class 61G, only to find no F-100 assignment available. Instead, he was assigned with many others to B-47s in the Strategic Air Command (SAC). After three years in SAC, he trained as an F-100 Pilot at Luke AFB, and was first assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach AFB, S,C., and went to Korea during the Pueblo Crisis. Next he was assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England, to round out his F-100 days. Some of his F-100 buddies were Jack Handy, Al Holtz, Brad Telshaw and Nick Nixon.
Doug later served in combat with 7th AF units in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star. After retiring from the Air Force Doug had second career with the State of MS as a Social Security hearing officer until 2003.