🇺🇸 “Wolfpack” aviators of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing carry their Commanding Officer, Colonel Robin Olds, following his return from his last combat mission over North Vietnam, on 23 September 1967. This mission was his hundredth “official” combat mission, but his actual combat mission total for his tour was 152! COL Olds boldly led the 8th TFW Wolfpack from September 1966 through September 1967, as it amassed 24 MiG victories, the greatest aerial combat record of an F-4 Wing in the Vietnam war. Following, COL Olds would assume the position of Commandant of Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy on December 1, 1967. Olds had 259 total combat missions included 107 in World War II and 152 in Southeast Asia, 105 of those over North Vietnam. Olds was a “Triple Ace” with 17 officials combat victories in WW2 and Vietnam.
[Source: USAF photo: 23 September 1967, Ubon RTAFB]