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
John Edward Gill
Preferred Name: John
Nickname/Call Sign: Gummy or Corky
Date of Birth: March 18, 1933
Highest Military Grade: E-4 – Buck Sergeant
Hometown: Elmira, NY
John Gill was the crew chief with the Thunderbirds in 1962. In 1966 he flew the F-100 D&F with the 27th Tactical Fighter Wing, out of Cannon AFB, NM.
John and his wife Andrea are the owners of Gill Pottery in Elmira, NY.