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Check Six – 1960s: Dillingham Field Operations

June 22, 2020
Deuces at Dillingham Field – Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

The first F-102 Delta Dagger arrived at Hickam AFB on December 5, 1960. The Deuces replaced the F-86L Sabre Interceptors on 24/7 runway alert the following May. 

Unit training now included operating from bare bases – landing strips with minimum support equipment and facilities. During summer camp periods, Deuces were flown out of Dillingham Field on Oahu’s North Shore. 

The 199th Fighter Squadron flew Deuces until 1976 when the squadron converted to F-4C Phantoms.

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