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77th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Redesignated 77th Fighter Squadron Oct. 1, 1991
77th Tactical Fighter Squadron decal. Submitted by Mike Cahill.

Submitted by Norm Ivins Submitted by Art Sevigny, 77th TFS, asst. NCOIC Aircrew Life Support, July 80 - Sep 87. Currently the 20th FW Association Archivist Patch_20TFW-77TFS_Desert_Storm.jpg 77FS_F-111 Era_RAF_UpperHeyford-thm.jpg Submitted by Rene W. Kleingeerts

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The 1970's


Barracks after everyone arrived - summer 1971. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks after everyone arrived - summer 1971.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

77 TFS Barracks at the time of the move from RAF Wethersfield - 1970. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

77 TFS Barracks at the time of the move from RAF Wethersfield - 1970.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks upon taking my granddaughter to see for her 8th birthday in 2011. Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.

Barracks upon taking my granddaughter to see for her 8th birthday in 2011.

Submitted by Roger Stephens, 77 TFS Loading, 1970-72.


Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983. From page 1 of The Vanguard August 8, 1975

Submitted by Earl Clark, 2168th Comm Squadron, Oct 1974 - Nov 1983.

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'77TFS - 1979'
"A picture of the 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1979; commanded by Lt. Col Frank B. Pyne (Big Guy in middle of front row)." Submitted by Lt. Col. Larry Carter, Commander, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 77TFS and Weapons and Tactics; 1977 - 1981.


The 1980's
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'F-111E - Loaded'
At the time, Capt. Steve Barrett and Capt. Larry Carter.
"We were both assigned to the Wing's Weapons and Tactics shop, and flying with the 77TFS. This picture was taken by Sandia Corp just prior to us flying a weapons compatibility test with the F-111E prior to fielding a new modification to the weapons."

Submitted by Lt. Col. Larry Carter, Commander, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 77TFS and Weapons and Tactics; 1977 - 1981.

Lt. Col. Larry Carter.

Lt. Col. Larry Carter

Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, 77TFS and Weapons and Tactics; 1977 - 1981.

Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 1987

Commander, 79th Fighter Squadron, 1988-1990

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05154 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over snow-covered mountains in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05153 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over snow-covered mountains in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05152 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over a lake in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05144 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft await their turn while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05146 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E Aardvarck aircraft, a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft, a 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron Aardvarck aircraft and a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft flying in formation over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05145 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft stay in close formation while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05143 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft refueling a 79th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E aircraft. A 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron F-111E and a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft await their turn while in flight over the northern part of the English Channel.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05151 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons in formation with a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft over a valley in northern Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

High resolution image. DoD photo DF-ST-88-05148 taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to Public)  Source: www.defenselink.mil. An air-to-air left side view of a 42nd Electronic Countermeasures Squadron EF-111A Raven aircraft leading F-111E aircraft of the 79th, 77th and 55th Tactical Fighter Squadrons over Loch Ness, Scotland.

DoD photo taken on 27 Mar 1987 by SSgt Fernando Serna. (Released to public domain)

Submitted by John Double, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990. From page 6 of the "Welcome To Britain '82 - '83" information packet.

Submitted by John Double, 20th CRS/Automatic Test Stations, Jul 1983 - Sep 1990.

Submitted by David Velez, 20th AGS (WCIN, Red Section -77th) "...a photo of me (I'm on the left) and a pilot before an incentive flight. We were on a training TDY to Zaragoza Spain (from UH) at the time, and I was in the 77th TFS (Red Section 77th AMU).
Submitted by David Velez, 20th AGS (WCIN, Red Section - 77th) 20th EMS (Phase Docks Avionics), 1984 - 1990.

"The pilot in the "autographed" picture is Tim Malone". Mike Thornal, Col., USAF

Submitted by Art Sevigny, SSgt, 77TFS, 1980 - 1987.

"A map of the UH flightline we had up in our shop before we renovated it in 1986".
Submitted by Art Sevigny, SSgt, 77TFS, 1980 - 1987.


The 1990's
Submitted by Rick Dunwell, WCIN, 20th AGS, 77th AMU (FS) 1991 - 1993. Submitted by Rick Dunwell, WCIN, 20th AGS, 77th AMU (FS) 1991 - 1993. Submitted by Rick Dunwell, WCIN, 20th AGS, 77th AMU (FS) 1991 - 1993.

Submitted by Rick Dunwell, WCIN, 20th AGS, 77th AMU (FS) 1991 - 1993.


The 2000's
77th Fighter Squadron Dorm.

77th Fighter Squadron Dorm

Submitted by Marty Bindloss & I. Halford on 08/09/01

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77th Fighter Squadron Commanders at RAF Upper Heyford
Note: Rank shown on this page represents that which was held at that time.
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RankNameDates
Lieutenant ColonelRobert L. Burns20 Jun 69 - 6 Nov 70
Lieutenant ColonelJude R. McNamara6 Nov 70 - 16 Dec 71
Lieutenant ColonelFrank L. Yow, Jr.16 Dec 71 - 11 Jan 72
Lieutenant ColonelWilliam J. Broomall, Jr.11 Jan 72 - 10 Jun 74
Lieutenant ColonelCharles A. Herning10 Jun 74 - 1 Aug 75
Lieutenant ColonelRonald D. McDonald, Jr1 Aug 75 - 16 Jul 77
Lieutenant ColonelWilliam W. Hopkins, Jr.16 Jul 77 - 18 Aug 78
Lieutenant ColonelFrank B. Pyne18 Aug 78 - 28 Jan 80
MajorLeo J. Lemoine28 Jan - 80 - 1 Apr 80
Lieutenant ColonelRichard R. Riddick1 Apr 80 - 12 Mar 82
Lieutenant ColonelRaymond J. Bartholomew12 Mar 82 - 6 Feb 84
Lieutenant ColonelWilson D. Briley, Jr.6 Feb 84 - 11 Feb 85
Lieutenant ColonelJohn H. Cain11 Feb 85 - 20 Nov 86
Lieutenant ColonelJon G. Safely20 Nov 86 - 6 Jun 88
Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel David F. MacGhee David F. MacGhee 6 Jun 88 - 11 Jun 90
Lieutenant ColonelHarold H. Barton, Jr.11 Jun 90 - 20 Mar 92
Lieutenant ColonelWesley E. Trevett20 Mar 92- 9 Jul 93
Source: Pages 46 and 47 of "History of the 20th Fighter Wing and RAF Upper Heyford" 1 January 1994, submitted by Tom Wetherby, MSgt, (retired) 20th EMS AMMO. Also worked in the Transportation Sq. as a HGV driver during the Gulf War. 1987 - Sept 1989.

Source: http://www.af.mil/news/biographies/macghee_df.html

History of the 77th Fighter Squadron

http://www.au.af.mil/au/afhra/wwwroot/rso/squadrons_flights_pages/0077fs.html



F-111 YouTube Video Links...

General Dynamics F-111 in Irak

The General Dynamics F-111 is a medium-range strategic bomber, reconnaissance, and tactical strike aircraft designed in the 1960s. The United States Air Force (USAF) variants were officially named Aardvark, their longtime nickname, at their ceremony of retirement from service in 1996. The only remaining operator of the F-111 is the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), and in Australian service the F-111 is known as the Pig.


F-111 WINGS Part 1/5

One of the most effective weapons in the US inventory.

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F-111 WINGS Part 2/5

One of the most effective weapons in the US inventory.

Length: 10 minutes, 2 seconds.


F-111 WINGS Part 3/5

One of the most effective weapons in the US inventory.

Length: 10 minutes, 10 seconds.


F-111 WINGS Part 4/5

One of the most effective weapons in the US inventory.

Length: 10 minutes, 5 seconds.


F-111 WINGS Part 5/5

One of the most effective weapons in the US inventory.

Length: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.


F-111 In Profile

A look at the missions and role of the General Dynamics F-111 bomber.

Length: 4 minutes, 39 seconds.


F111 baby!!!!!!!!

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Length: 3 minutes, 4 seconds.


F-111 capsule ejection

F-111 capsule ejection demonstration.

Length: 28 seconds.


F-111 Cockpit

F-111F Crew Escape Module- On Display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. Crew Module restored and able to power up.

Length: 35 seconds.


F-111 F Model Cockpit

A more detailed tour of the F-111F Crew Module on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas, Texas. After 8,000 hours of restoration this cockpit powers up with multiple systems working.

Length: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.


F111's display at Upper Heyford 92

4 x F111E and 2 x EF111A display at Sky Pagent 92.

Length: 3 minutes, 46 seconds.


Memorabilia
Plaque presented to USAF Col. Merrill A. McPeak, who was commander of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing there from February 1980 to June 1981. 77th TAC FTR SQ - RAF UPPER HEYFORD, ENGLAND - Plaque presented to USAF Col. Merrill A. McPeak, who was commander of the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing there from February 1980 to June 1981.

Found at auction on www.ebay.com in the spring of 2008.

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