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Check Six: F-4 Era Aircrews – 40+ years ago

August 11, 2017

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Retiree News sent this photograph to Richard Hasting to confirm individuals and other information. The photograph shows (L-R) Les Obrien, Gerald Sada, Lawrence Cabrinha, Dick Hastings and Tai Hong. His comments:

That’s Les Obrien on the left. He was one of our Air Force Adviser for Weapon Systems Officers (WSOs). He left around 1980. The picture looks like it was taken at the alert pad but I don’t know why. Les would not be on alert. (because he was an active duty officer)

The then 154th Composite Group flew the F-4C Phantom II from 1976 to 1987. This photograph was taken somewhere between 1976 and 1980. We suspect it is closer to 1976 because Gerry Sada appears to have a “Deuce” patch on his right shoulder.

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