29 September 1954 – The North American F-100 Super Sabre entered service with the United States Air Force‘s 479th Fighter Wing. Initially, the new wing maintained tactical proficiency with the World War II-era F-51Ds inherited from the Air National Guard, then in February 1953 upgrading to the North American F-86H Sabre jet aircraft. The wing
James Robert Smith
Jim Smith flew the F-100 D and F models from 8/1966-11/1968 with the 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron/27th Tactical Fighter Wing out of Cannon AFB, NM, and from 11/1968-12/1969 with the 531st Tactical Fighter Squadron/3rd Tactical Fighter Wing out of Bien Hoa AB, RVN.