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  MSgt. David " Shakey Dave" Willis (Ret.)

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Name MSgt. David Willis (Ret.)
Unit 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Tigers"
Crewing F-16s from 1981 until 1989
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i was sent to 8 tfw kunsan out of tec school f4 D then bone yard davis monthan tusan az (MASDC) F102 /F 100/ EA6 B NAVEY F4 OV-10 THEN TO ZWIBRUCKEN AB GA RF 4 C BITBURG AB GA F 15 A EAGLE THEN to 474 tfw nellas afb nv f 4 d and f 16 a/b then TO TONAPAH test range F117 a retired at holloman afb nm

Current or Favourite assignment

I was asigned to be the verry ferst crew chief on a brand new F-16 B 79-0430 were i flew about 18 hours in back going deferent places and was later STEP premoted to tsgt THIS WAS THE BEST JOB AND MOST FUN I EVER HAD I WOULD NOT TRADE IT FOR ANEYTHING


ittily 2 times with F16 escort for 12 AF gen cunningham itely 3 times with F15 cope thunder on F4 at kunsan ab korea desert storm with F117 85-0835 (the dragen OT@E)

My Jets & Assignments

79430 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 430th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Tigers" [Unit History]
Period 1978 - 1986
Current: 79430   F-16B Block 10 [ pre]
Visitor Comments
Your F-16 is preserved at a museum in Oklahoma
Monica Knutson, Aug 14, 2023 - 04:46 PM

Hi David! Your F-16 is preserved at the Thomas Stafford Air and Space Museum along historic Route 66 in Weatherford Oklahoma. Be sure to stop by and visit it. It misses you.

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