Today in History – September 13, 1965/1966 – Capt Paul E Orf ejects in 1965, 1Lt John P. Skoro ejects in 1966

12 September 1965 – Capt Paul E. Orf bails out of an F-100 for the 2nd time when his aircraft #553631 is hit by gunfire over SVN. He is rescued by a USN helo. Paul E. OrfFor more about Paul’s F-100 days see his bio at

12 September 1966 – 1Lt John Peter Skoro was serving with the 615t TFS out of Phan Rang AB, Vietnam. He was known to friends and fellow pilots as Junior or Animal. Junior was born on February 3, 1942, in Gary, IN. During a strike on an automatic weapon position near Phu Xuan, 20 miles north of Phu Cat, the aircraft was hit by ground fire as it pulled up to 4,000 feet. Skoro was listed as “Died while missing”. He is buried at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado


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