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Histories for 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing




16 Apr Tour of Duty at Naha (Christopher Konze)
I arrived at Naha AB as an A1C in November 1969. I was assigned to the 51st A&E (Avionics & Electronics) Squadron as a navigation equipment repairman on the F-102. It was officially known as the Delta Dagger, but we called her the "Duece". Had a great time working on this fine A/C. She was... More
27 Sep F102 Intake Duct Corrosion Problems (Nick Wantiez)
During the early 1960s, the 51 fighter interceptor wing at Naha had a serious problem with corrosion on the flat side of the intake duct of their F-102s. Portions of corroded duct panel skins were detaching and going through the engine. SAAMA had designed a temporary repair after being made aware... More
06 May 51st FIW (Naha AB, Okinawa): Apr '63 -Sep '65 (David C. Phillips)
Here's my recollection during active duty tour: After Gulf of Tonkin Crisis (Aug, '64) the 51st Wing [flying F-102s of 16th Ftr Int Sq] formed a Det 1 & deployed to South Vietnam. An 'unknown bogie' was chased back across an [unnamed] border and resulted in three Air Medals for... More
06 May 51st FIW (Naha AB, Okinawa): Apr '63 -Sep '65 (David C. Phillips)
Here's my recollection during active duty tour: After Gulf of Tonkin Crisis (Aug, '64) the 51st Wing [flying F-102s of 16th Ftr Int Sq] formed a Det 1 & deployed to South Vietnam. An 'unknown bogie' was chased back across an [unnamed] border and resulted in three Air Medals for... More
22 Jan 51 st F.I.W. Det 1 K-13 Suwon Air Base Korea (Leo Bentley)
Looking for anyone who was TDY there from 1970 to 1971 from Naha Air Base In Okinawa. I was attached to the unit at a supply point along with Tech.Sgt.Ott we stayed and closed the unit out after the F102s were flown back to Naha and cut up for scrap.I can find very little information in regards to... More
22 Jan 51 st F.I.W. Det 1 K-13 Suwon Air Base Korea (Leo Bentley)
Looking for anyone who was TDY there from 1970 to 1971 from Naha Air Base In Okinawa. I was attached to the unit at a supply point along with Tech.Sgt.Ott we stayed and closed the unit out after the F102s were flown back to Naha and cut up for scrap.I can find very little information in regards to... More
29 Jul 51st FW Osan AB Korea (Neal Mc Cauley)
Searching for Joe Adam, member of the 6148 TCG then at Osan, 1955. Moved to K-14 Kimpo March 1955, Joe Was BASOPS Officer, 1/Lt. @ Kimpo. Joe from Miami FL, father Master Plumber Joe married, last known assignment, Gray AB TX, 1956 Contact Neal Mc C -- nealmcc@yifp.com
24 Mar 82 fis (James Widdecombe)
was assigned to 51st AEMS in Aug '66. worked on the f-102. remember a film , made by the 82 on training the pilots to refuel...Used a VW Bug with boom on it... What a comedy. Looking for anyone remembering the 51st AEMS
04 Jul Deployment of the 82nd FIS (William Walsh)
The 82nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron deployed the entire squadron, personnel and aircraft (an Air Defense Command first) from Travis AFB, Calif., to Naha AB, Okinawa in February 1966. Prior to its' deployment the F102 aircraft were modified with refueling booms for their flight across the... More
31 Jul History of the 51st Fighter Wing
51st Fighter Wing Operations Absorbed resources of 301st Fighter Wing in Aug 1948 and assumed air defense of Ryukyu Islands using F?82 aircraft. Moved to Japan and commenced combat operations over Korea in Sep 1950. Moved to South Korea, in Oct 1950 and continued combat air patrols, close air... More



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