USAF serial 69-7203, msn 3856. RAAF F-4E one of 24 McDonnell F-4s leased from the USAF due to delays in delivery of the F-111. The following sourced from the adf serials group, delivered to RAAF Base Amberley in 1970. Crashed June 1971 of Evans Head, New South Wales. Australia.
Dedicated to Col. Richard 'Pop' Keirn, Lt.Col. Roscoe 'Ross' Fobair and SMSgt O.J. Neal. Keirn and Fobair were the first victims of a SAM-missile during the Vietnam War, when their F-4C-20-MC 63-7599 was shot down on 24/07/1965. Fobair was unfortunately not able to eject, and died when the F-4C crashed. Keirn managed to eject, but was captured. He spent 7,5 years at the 'Hanoi Hilton', before being released during Operation Homecoming on 12/02/1973.
157293 is often misidentified as MiG-killer: Cdr. Samuel C. Flynn Jr and Lt. William H. John scored a kill against a MiG-21 on June 21st, 1972 flying F-4J BuNo 157307. Shortly after, BuNo 157293 became Cdr. Flynn's assigned aircraft and the MiG-kill marking was transferred to 157293.
Painted as 63-487, in colors Alabama ANG 117th TRW / 106th TRS 'Recce Rebels'. Dedicated to Maj. Barry K. Henderson and Lt.Col. Stephen G. Schramm who died while on deployment to Sheika Isa Airbase in Bahrain during Desert Shield : their RF-4C-22-MC 64-1044 crashed on October 8th, 1990