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
Ray L. Rider
Ray Rider flew the F-100 from 4/1965-10/1965 with the 4515th Combat Crew Training Squadron out of Luke AFB, AZ. From 11/1965-12/1968 he flew the Hun with the 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of RAF Wethersfeld, UK; then from 1/1969-4/1969 with an F-100 Fighter Weapons Squadron out of Nellis, and from 4/1969 -4/1970with the 35th Tactical Fighter Wing out of Phan Rang, Vietnam.