F-4Bs of the 4453rd CCTW in formation.

F4Bs ASSIGNED TO THE 4453RD COMBAT CREW TRAINING SQUADRON

 

BU NO USAF S/N BU NO USAF S/N
150480 62-12170 150486 62-12171
150493 62-12172 150630 62-12173
150634 62-12174 150643 62-12175
150649 62-12176 150651 62-12177
150652 62-12178 150653 62-12179
150994 62-12180 150995 62-12181
150997 62-12182 150999 62-12183
151000 62-12184 151002 62-12185
151003 62-12186 151004 62-12187
151006 62-12188 151007 62-12189
151009 62-12190 151011 62-12191
151014 62-12192 151016 62-12193
151017 62-12194 151020 62-12195
151021 62-12196    

 

Special thanks to Lee R. De Haven for the photo of FJ-172 and a wealth of other information.
(I have gathered these lists from many sources and they may contain some errors or omissions. Pleased e-mail me if you have and additions or corrections)

The F4Bs were painted grey and white and had Air Force tail numbers and the identifier

FJ-170, FJ-171 etc. on the fuselage. Later, when we were fully equipped with "C's", these

aircraft were returned to the Navy. At least some of them saw service in Southeast Asia, one

was a Mig Killer and several were lost there.

 

BU NO USAF S/N REASON FOR LOSS DATE OF LOSS  
150653 62-12178 Landing accident in SVN 19 Jun 1970  
150994 62-12180 Crashed after launch 7 Jun 1968  
150995 62-12181 Shot down over NVN 24 Oct 1967  
150997 62-12182 Hit over NVN, crashed at sea 19 Nov 1967  
151009 62-12190 Hit over NVN, crashed at sea 22 Oct 1966  
151014 62-12192 Shot down over NVN 2 Dec 1966  
151017 62-12194 Stricken from record 17 Sep 1964  
151020 62-12195 Crashed on take off in SVN 30 Sep 1967  
151021 62-12196 Stricken from record 13 Oct 1971  

 


I have attempted to find photographs of all 27 of the F-4Bs which were loaned to the 4453rd.  I have accomplished this, however some are in Air Force colors and others are in Navy or Marine colors.  I have gathered the photos from many locations.  When possible, I have credited the photographer.  Some photos have been found with no photographer credited.  If I have used your photo and have not given you credit,  please contact me and I will give you proper credit.  This web page is for educational purposes and I do not make any money from it so please consider that.

 

             BuNo 150480  AF S/N 62-12170 Paul Minert collection.
 

photo by Curt Burns
 
FJ-170 The first F-4B delivered to the 4453rd at MacDill
 
 
 
                            Newspaper clipping  Original 4453rd Crew Chiefs
 
                                      BuNo  150486   AF S/N 62-12171

 


                                   Bu No 150493  AF S/N 62-12172
 



BuNo 150634  AF S/N 62-12173

                                                  Bu No 150630  AF S/N 12-12173

 


 
                             One of the 4453rd's F4Bs was a Mig Killer.
BuNo 150634, Air Force S/N 62-12174 (FJ-174) shot down a Mig-17 on
06 Oct 1965. It was then assigned to VF-151 of CVA-43 USS Coral Sea. Aircrew was LCDR Dan MacIntyre and LTJG Alan Johnson. Call Sign was "Switch Box" and the weapon used was an AIM-7D.
  

 

                                    Bu No 150643    AF S/N  62-12175

 
                                             BuNo 150649  AF S/N  62-12176
    
                                               BU NO  150651   AF S/N 62-12177
 






                                                  Bu No 150652   AF S/N 62-12178
                       This aircraft was lost in a landing accident at Chu Lai on 19 Jun 1970


 
                                   Bu No 150653  AF S/N 12-12179
                        The aircraft in this photo is said to be this Bu No
 

 
                      BU NO 150994 AF S/N 62-12180 Crashed Jun 7,1968 after launch
                                                  Ken Buchanan photo


                                     Bu No 150995  AF S/N 12-12181
                   This aircraft was shot down over NVN on 24 Oct 1967

  
                                      BU NO 150997  AF 62-121182
               this aircraft was hit Nov 19,1967 over NVN, crashed at sea
 


 
Bu No 150999     AF S/N  62-12183


 
 

BuNo 151000   AF S/N 62-12184


 
BuNo 151002    AF S/N 62-12185


 
photo by S. Miller

on the deck of the Coral Sea

BuNo 151003   AF S/N 62-12186 


                                          BuNo 151004   AF S/N 62-12187
                 FJ-187 with the original Crew Chiefs and GE and McDonnell Douglas Tech Reps



BuNo  151006  AF S/N 62-12188




BuNo 151007   AF S/N 62-12189



BuNo 151009   AF S/N 62-12190



                                        BuNo 151011  AF S/N 62-12191




BuNo 151014   AF S/N 62-12192




  
                                    BuNo 151016   AF S/N 62-12193

BuNo 151017   AF S/N 62-12194
 

 

 

BuNo 151020   AF S/N 62-12195 in Marine colors



 

BuNo 151021  AF S/N 62-12196