LTC Sherman Edward Flanagan, Jr hailed from Westminster Md and served with the 355TFS/37TFW. On this day he ejected from his F-100 aircraft over Laos and was recovered. He had minor injuries. However, on July 21, 1968, the news read ” A Super Sabre and its pilot was lost during a mission to destroy an anti-aircraft
Marcial Sorrel III
“I was flying in the Philippines as an instructor with Lt. Dick Campbell, when we experienced engine failure along with both fire warning lights illuminated. Flight controls were locked up.
We had no choice to make except to bail out, which we accomplished successfully. A base helicopter picked us both up and delivered us to the base hospital, where we were greeted by the Wing Commander along with the Hospital Commander.
After listening to the reason for our bailout, the Wing Commander decided the incident was caused by material failure and not pilot error. Mission Whiskey seemed to be the answer and much to our surprise, we rather enjoyed the entire episode.”