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Check Six – 1960: F-102s in Formation

September 10, 2021
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This undated photograph shows ten Hawaii Air National Guard Deuces flying in formation.

The 199th Fighter Squadron flew Convair F-102 Delta Daggers from 1960 to 1976. This photograph was taken early in the Deuce era because the aircraft side marking are “Hawaii Air Guard”. Hawaii officially became a state on August. 21, 1959. The subsequent repainting of aircraft to “U.S. Air Force” took several months.

Before the side marking change, the Deuces had their first tail flash added to the vertical stabilizer. This earlier Retiree News post shows the tail flash.

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