Dutch Holland’s initial MIA report says Major Lawrence T. “Dutch” Holland flight lead of two F100D’s fragged on a Close Air Support mission scramble, during the early Rolling Thunder Air Campaign. After his first few passes in close proximity to special forces camp near Don Luan in Phuoc Long Province, and ejeted after being hit. A parachute was observed in 100-foot trees.
28 February 1941 – The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) proposal for a “day fighter”, the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was plagued by so many structural and engine problems that a 1948