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''The 17th TRS flew RF101C Voodoo's and converted to RF4C's in the summer of 1968.'' Submitted by Terry Horstead. 17th TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON ''The 17th TRS flew RF101C Voodoo's and converted to RF4C's in the summer of 1968.'' Submitted by Terry Horstead.
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17th TRS
Submitted by Jeff Arnold (Duck), 66th A&E,  1967 - 1970. 66th TRW Gate Guardian
"This photo is of a gate guardian that was on the Queen's Highway at the south end of the base. I believe that the picture was taken in 1967."

Submitted by Jeff Arnold (Duck), 66th A&E, 1967 - 1970.

US Pulls out of France and into England

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17TRS Photo Interpreter (PI) 1966 - 1969.

June 17, 1966

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17TRS Photo Interpreter (PI) 1966 - 1969.


Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI), 1966 - 1969.

August 5, 1966

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter.


Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI), 1966 - 1969.
August 5, 1966

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter.

17th Squadron History since 1951

Submitted by Patric L. Powell, Sr., 18th TRW, Jul 1968 - Feb 1970

From the Heyford Observer April 4, 1969

Submitted by Patric L. Powell, Sr., 18th TRW, Jul 1968 - Feb 1970.

Submitted by DeWayne MacFatridge, 17th TRS Air Intelligence (AI), Sep 1966 - Sep 1968. RF-101-C Voodoo
Tail number 56-0202

Submitted by DeWayne MacFatridge, Sgt, 17th TRS Air Intelligence (AI), Sep 1966 - Sep 1968.

Submitted by Dan Lusardi, RF-101 Crew Chief, 17th TRS 1967, 18th TRS 1969. "I found this photo in some military papers my mother had saved. Chief Master Sargent of the Air Force Paul Airey was touring the bases in Europe."

Dan Lusardi, RF-101 Crew Chief, 17th TRS 1967, 18th TRS 1969.

Submitted by Terry Horstead.

Submitted by Terry Horstead.

17th TRS Royal Flush 1967 Squadron. Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI), 1966 - 1969.

17th TRS Royal Flush 1967 Squadron

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI) 1966 - 1969.

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, Jul 1967 - Jan 1970.

Royal Flush XIII Download Competition
17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, Jul 1967 - Jan 1970.

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, Jul 1967 - Jan 1970.

NATO Royal Flush XIII

Submitted by Jeff Arnold, 66th A&E, Jul 1967 - Jan 1970.

RAF Upper Heyford At 9000. Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI), Aug 1966 - Apr 1969. RAF Upper Heyford At 9000.

Submitted by Bob Kerstetter, Sgt, 17th TRS Photo Interpreter (PI), Aug 1966 - Apr 1969.

Don Dill parking the first F-4 at RAF Upper Heyford. First F-4s arrive at RAF Upper Heyford. First F-4s arrive at RAF Upper Heyford

Don Dill parking the first F-4 at RAF Upper Heyford.

Submitted by Don Dill, 17th & 18th TRS, Crew Chief on 101's and RF4C, 1968 - 1970. Don was Crew Chief on the 1st RF4, tail #555, "Triple Nickle".

Newly arrived RF-4Cs of the 66th Tactical Recon Wing - September 1969.  McDonnell RF-4C-31-MC Phantom 66-0430 is in the foreground.  This aircraft served for many years, eventually being retired to AMARC on 8 October 1992. Newly arrived RF-4Cs of the 66th Tactical Recon Wing - September 1969. McDonnell RF-4C-31-MC Phantom 66-0430 is in the foreground. This aircraft served for many years, eventually being retired to AMARC on 8 October 1992.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/66th_Air_Base_Wing

 'The 17th TRS flew RF101C Voodoo's and converted to RF4C's in the summer of 1968.'  Submitted by Terry Horstead.

"The 17th TRS flew RF101C Voodoo's and converted to RF4C's in the summer of 1968."

Submitted by Terry Horstead.

RF101c, 560070, 66TRW, 1959. Submitted Mike. RF101c, 560070, 66TRW, May 1969. Submitted by Mike.

"2 old RF-101C 66TRW with a timespan of 10 years."

Submitted by Mike.


RF-101C 60202. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C, tail number 60202.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101C, 17 TRS. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C, 17 TRS.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Royal Flush. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Royal Flush.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

our RF-101C aircraft of the 17th TRS. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Four RF-101C aircraft of the 17th TRS.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

66 TRW, RF-101C, tail number 56-0097. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. 66 TRW, RF-101C, tail number 56-0097.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

First RF-4C at UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. First RF-4C at UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-4C at UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-4C at UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RF-101C at UH, 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RF-101C at UH, 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

RAF Upper Heyford, 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. RAF Upper Heyford, 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

17 TRS, March 1969. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. 17 TRS, March 1969.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

NATO Open Day, UH. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. NATO Open Day, UH.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.

Base Housing. Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr. Base Housing.

Submitted by Joseph W. Brown, Jr.


Air Force Photo by A2C Don Ward, from The Heyford Observer, 1967. RF-101Cs were first assigned to Europe during the spring of 1958 when the 66th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (32nd and 38th TRS) at Laon AB in France converted from RF-84Fs. In May of 1958, the 17th and 18th TRS based at Shaw AFB joined the 66th TRW at Laon. By the end of 1958, 30 RF-101Cs were based overseas. They were stationed at Nouasseur AFB in Morocco and at the Laon and Phalsbourg air bases in France. The 38th TRS moved to Ramstein AB in Germany when Laon grew short of ramp space and facilities. The entire wing moved to RAF Upper Heyford in England. The 66th TRW was inactivated on April 1, 1970.

Source: http://www.icdc.com/~mr_bill/F101info6.html


F-101 (Voodoo) Sets World Speed Record

"In Operation Firewall on December 12, 1957, Major Adrian Drew flew an F-101A to set a world speed record of 1,207.6 mph (1,943 km/h) over the 10-mile record course at Edwards Air Force Base in the US. Major Drew earned himself a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for this feat. In Operation Sun Run in 1957, an RF-101 raced from Los Angeles to New York and back in the record time 6 hours, 46 minutes." (National Archives)

Note: This clip has been added for general informational purposes only.

Length: 1 minute, 48 seconds.


Voodoos Shatter Transcontinental Record

On Nov. 27, 1957, at 6:59 a.m., six USAF pilots took off from Los Angeles and began what would be called Operation Sun Run. On that day, three new transcontinental speed records were established, and the speed and range of the McDonnell RF-101C was showcased.

Note: This clip has been added only for general informational purposes.

Length: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.


Warlocks CF-101 Voodoo Air Demonstration Team

A short clip of the "Warlocks" CF-101 Voodoo Airshow team from 425 Sqn Bagotville 1977. Features some behind the scene footage from the ground and the air.

Note: This clip has been added only for general informational purposes.

Length: 5 minute, 26 seconds.


CF-101 Voodoo 12 Ship

The last CF-101 Voodoo Sqn (416 Chatham NB) takes to the sky with a 12 ship flypast (as seen from the cockpit) 1984.

Note: This clip has been added only for general informational purposes.

Length: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

Miscellaneous

"Here is a very striking and unique coffee mug given to pilots of the 17th Tactical Recon. Squadron flying the RF-101A and RF-101C Voodoo. The first RF-101A was delivered to the 17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Shaw AFB in South Carolina on 6 May 1957 as a replacement for the subsonic RF-84F. In the early, to mid-1960ís, the 17th Tac. Recon. Sqdn. took the newer RF-101C to RAF Base Upper Heyford. Pictured in color drawings on the mug is an RF-101 in flight and the patch of the Squadron."

This item and description was found on www.ebay.com in the summer of 2004.


17th TRS Notes & Quotes
From: w4don@roadrunner.com
To: uhwebguy@hotmail.com
Subject: 17th & 18th RF-101 squadrons
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 16:34:18 -0500

The 17th & 18th RF-101 Recon Squadrons DID NOT arrive at Laon Air Base, France until May 1959, not May 1958 as stated on your web site pages. When I arrived at Laon in Sept. 1958 their were two squadronso f RF-84's, 302nd & 303rd. They remained there until 3rd qtr of 1959.

I was there the day, a Sunday, first flights arrived from Shaw AFB, SC and replaced the RF-84's.

I was assigned to 66 TRW, Base Communications Sqdn, from Sept. 1958 til Oct. 1961.

Some of my photos can be seen on www.laonafb.com. Name is Charles D. Summers

Thank you for web site, pages and history lessons.

formerly A/1C Charles D. Summers
66th Communications Sqdn (Radio Repairman & Operator)
APO 17


This is not a complete representation of the 17th TRS at RAF Upper Heyford, but more information and photos will be posted as they are received from participating personnel.

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