63-8353 F-105F-1-RE WILD WEASEL
A former Crew Chief of 63-8353 from May 1967 - May 1968, Sgt. Jeff Puras,  commissioned me
to do this for him. His responsibility was launch, recovery, maintenance and overall well being of
this aircraft.

63-8353 was lost on 15 July 1968 flying with the 44 TFS, 388 TFW, Korat. A raid on a suspected
SAM site, Maj. G. James and Cpt. L. Martin were hit by 37mm AAA while pulling up from their
first attack. Maj. James ejected but was captured. He was unsure if Cpt. Martin's seat left the
aircraft before it crashed. Maj. James was eventually release on 14 March 1973. On 8 November
1989 the remains of Cpt. Martin were returned by the Vietnamese.

Eduard Cockpit Set and Seamless Sucker Ejection Seats were used. Model finished with Model
Master enamels.
1/48 Scale Monogram
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388 TFW, 44 TFS, Korat RTAFB May 67 - May 68
Eduard Cockpit Set and Seamless Sucker resin seats.
I was not happy with the way the Speed Brake Petals looked so I did them over.