Today in Military History: Jan. 2, 1967, Col. Robin Olds becomes ace in WWII & Vietnam

Wolfpack pilots of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing sweep Colonel Robin Olds away from his F-4 Phantom II aircraft following his return from his 100th combat mission over North Vietnam. Olds led the Wolfpack through the year as it amassed 24 MiG victories, the greatest aerial combat record of an F-4 Wing in the Vietnam war. USAF, 1967.

On January 2, 1967, in a major air battle, Col. Robin Olds, the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing Commander, downs a MiG-21 over North Vietnam, becoming the only Air Force ace with aerial victories in World War II and the Vietnam War.

 

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