Bailey, John Edward, Maj

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Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1115A, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1959 - 1966
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CMSgt Walter M. Stolpa, Jr. (Bud) to remember Bailey, John Edward, Maj.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 10, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Snelling National Cemetery - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07E 044

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 1965-1966, F-105G Wild Weasel
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 F-105G Wild Weasel Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
The F-105 was initially designed as a supersonic fighter bomber to replace the F-84F. The first flight was on October 22, 1955, but the first production aircraft, an F-105B, was not delivered to the USAF until 1958. In all, 833 aircraft were built before production ended in 1964.

The "G" models were modified versions of the "F" model. The "G" models were configured for antiaircraft suppression and were used by the "Wild Weasels". Any sane pilot did his utmost to avoid air-defense sites, however the Weasels would go in to attract the attention of the defenses and then launch their missiles to destroy the controlling radar. They were fitted with improved avionics and advanced (for their day!) ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) and RHAW (Radar Homing and Warning) systems that allowed them to engage the air defense systems with devastating effectiveness.

Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon and over 12,000 lbs. of ordnance
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust
Maximum speed: 1,386 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph
Range: 1,500 miles
Ceiling: 50,000 ft.
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. maximum

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2009
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  28 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Christenson, Howard, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Cunningham, Stephen, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Fry, Jim, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Gossman, Rod, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Grunseich, Vincent, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Johnson, Delbert, CMSgt, (1954-1981)
  • Julich, Joe, TSgt, (1956-1979)
  • Lamb, Allen T., Lt Col, (1958-1978)
  • Mitchell, Eldred, A1C, (1963-1967)
  • Qualls, Robert, A2C, (1962-1966)
  • Scungio Jr., Vincent A.
  • Sheehan, Garrett, A2C, (1962-1966)
  • Shepherd, Robert, CMSgt, (1959-1985)
  • Vallance, Daniel, SSgt, (1963-1972)
  • Wilt, Benjamin, SSgt, (1966-1974)
  • Yancey, Carlton, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Zellers, Steven
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