A few weeks ago, I was granted access by the Missouri ANG to photograph its F-4E gate guard (s/n 68-0465), on display at Jefferson Barracks ANG Base, St. Louis. I'm working up a story on this Phantom for the Missouri Aviation Historical Society's quarterly member newsletter.
According to the base commander, this F-4E on display (on loan from the National Museum of the USAF) last served with the South Dakota ANG until it was damaged in a landing accident and withdrawn from service. Does anyone here on this stie (or anyone they know) have any more info on this Phantom: Specifically, when it was built, what units operated it (including when and where), if it saw any combat or not, and anything to confirm its fate. Any assistance on this matter will be most appreciated, and will be credited in this article.
I'm looking to submit the article in late February, so I don't need this info this instant, but if you can find any information for me in the next couple of weeks, that will be great. I'm also working some other sources for info on this F-4E.
Thank you in advance for your assistance in this project.
St. Louis, MO