Above F-15A, S/N 76-0024, was on its way to "boneyard" at Davis Monthan AFB AZ from the 102nd Fighter Wing at Otis ANGB MA, when it broke down here at Peterson AFB in late 1993. For that story, click here. The aircraft was repainted by the local 302nd Airlift Wing to the 5th FIS Minot AFB ND colors when it was discovered that it had been photographed escorting a Soviet Bear while assigned to Minot. For aircraft historian Joe Baugher's webpage on the F-15A, click here and for his menu on the other F-15 variants, click here.
Lineage of F-15A S/N 76-0024
Received 15 Jan 03 from archivist Archie DiFante,
Air Force Historical Research Agency, Maxwell AFB AL
F-15A, S/N 76-0024, was manufactured by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, St. Louis MO and gained by the USAF on 28 Jun 1977.
Jun 1977 - To 36th Tactical Fighter Wing (US Air Forces Europe), Bitburg AB Germany
May 1981 - To 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing (Tactical Air Command), Eglin AFB FL
May 1985 - To 5th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (TAC), Minot AFB ND
Feb 1988 - To 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing (Air National Guard), Otis AFB MA