Today in History – September 14, 1966 – Gary W. Findlay ejects from F-100 #553640

14 September 1966 – Gary Findlay is assigned to the 510th TFS out of Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam. While flying F-100 # 553640 over SVN, the aircraft is hit with 12.7mm AAA in the fuselage.

Gary Findlay - early days
Gary Findlay

Gary is forced to eject and suffers major injuries. He’s rescued by a USAF Helo. For more about Gary see his bio page at

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