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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE  BASE, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Anthony Murphy (foreground) and Maj. Chris Vance, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., taxi two F-4 Phantom IIs in Vietnam-era paint schemes in front of base operations July 2. The pilots participated in a four-ship, missing-man formation at retired Brig. Gen. Robin Olds funeral at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 30. General Olds shot down 13 enemy aircraft over Europe and became a triple ace 23 years later during the Vietnam Conflict when he downed 4 MIGS. He flew 152 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom as the wing commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. General Olds' exploits as the creator and mission commander of Operation Bolo, the most successful aerial battle of the Vietnam conflict, has been documented in the recent History Channel Dogfights Special series, entitled "Air Ambush". (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)


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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Anthony Murphy (foreground) and Maj. Chris Vance, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., taxi two F-4 Phantom IIs in Vietnam-era paint schemes in front of base operations July 2. The pilots participated in a four-ship, missing-man formation at retired Brig. Gen. Robin Olds funeral at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 30. General Olds shot down 13 enemy aircraft over Europe and became a triple ace 23 years later during the Vietnam Conflict when he downed 4 MIGS. He flew 152 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom as the wing commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. General Olds' exploits as the creator and mission commander of Operation Bolo, the most successful aerial battle of the Vietnam conflict, has been documented in the recent History Channel Dogfights Special series, entitled "Air Ambush". (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

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