Today in History – March 25, 1966/1968 – 2 Notable Achievements for the F-111A

25 March 1966 – Lt. Col. R. C. W. Blessley flew an F-111 A on the longest low-level penetration flight to date (1,201.8 miles). He flew 1,000 feet above terrain ranging from 500 feet to over 10,000 feet.

DAYTON, Ohio — General Dynamics F-111A at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

25 March 1968 – Four F-111As flew the first F-111 combat mission from Takhli AB, Thailand, under radar control to target areas northwest of Doug Hoi, North Vietnam.


Source: Wikipedia Aviation: Anniversaries


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