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Check Six: November 20, 1963

November 22, 2014

From the This Day in Aviation website

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20 November 1963: The U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Command accepted its first two production McDonnell F-4C Phantom II jet fighters, F-4C-15-MC 63-7415 and F-4C-15-MC 63-7416. They were flown to MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, by Brigadier General Gilbert L. Meyers, commanding the 836th Air Division, and Colonel Frank K. (“Pete”) Everest, a world-famous test pilot, commanding the 4453rd Combat Crew Training Squadron. Lieutenant General Charles B. Westover, Vice Commander, Tactical Air Command, formally accepted the new fighters on behalf of TAC.

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The website article shows two photographs of aircraft 63-7415 with 199th Fighter Squadron markings.

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