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
William R. Hockensmith
Bill says of his USAF career that he had “Great memories of good people, interesting places, fantastic airplanes, and the wonderful flying and good times that went with them.”
After serving in the USAF, Bill worked for Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems, Waco, TX from 1990-1991. From 1991-1998 he was in Tech Operations for Northwest Airlines out of Eagan, MN. Then from 1998-2005, he worked with Aviation Services at Rockwell Collins in Pomona, CA.
In September of 2005, he retired and says “luckily we sold the CA house at the market peak, and moved to Texas [to be] near the grandkids.”