Open Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th: 9am-5pm

Operations Barrel Roll & Steel Tiger: USAF and Air America in Laos during the Vietnam War

Jan 25, 2019 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet the pilots who flew the aircraft and learn what it was like to fly “out-country” and “in-country” in Southeast Asia from 1964 to 1975.

 

  • Lee Gossett and Terry Olson, members of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor: many years of Air America missions in various fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. 
  • Gregg Swanson, Geff McCarthy, and Fred Wilhelm (USAF): close air support, interdiction, and air superiority missions in the F-4C and F-4E Phantom II, F-100 Super Sabre, and F-105 Thunderchief (“Thud”) 
  • Larry Wood (U.S. Marine Corps): 295 A-4 missions from Chu Lai and Danang, Vietnam, including “fast FAC” missions.  Larry is also a museum docent.

 

Meet the pilots who flew the aircraft and learn what it was like to fly “out-country” and “in-country” in Southeast Asia from 1964 to 1975.   Lee Gossett and Terry Olson, members of the Oregon Aviation Hall of Honor: many years of Air America missions in various fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.  Gregg Swanson, Geff McCarthy, and Fred Wilhelm (USAF): close ...
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