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Yup...

Duke Cunningham and his RIO Willie Driscoll splashed three MIGs in a single sortie to become the first American Aces of the Vietnam war. On the way back to the boat they were hit by a SAM but managed to stick with the jet until they were over water, where rescue would be possible. They ejected, (Driscoll first, as in the pic) and were picked up by a Navy helicopter.

Awesome painting!
I read a book about him and Robin Olds many years ago.
 

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Well, this sucks AS_...

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Cue the theme to Jaws (or AIRPLANE!)...

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This is *NOT* what I meant to give your server a *BIG TIP*!!!

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I read a book about him and Robin Olds many years ago.
Even more off topic, but a great true yarn of American Fighter Pilot lore

off course, the set up starts with stupid American tactics

The agility of the MiG-21 and the VPAF tactic of high-speed slashing attacks from astern under GCI control posed a challenge to American pilots, who had become predictable by staging large formation strikes from Thailand flying roughly the same routes and times of day allowing the VPAF to challenge them with a relatively small force of 15 or 16 MiG-21 fighters used as point defense interceptors.


Personal note: they also flew the same altitudes and used same radio frequencies.

The rest of the story here
 
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