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Current Commander, Anderson AFB Guam, National Museum of the US Air Force

Please sign this petition to help USAF servicemen/women return F-4E 71-1392 to her original paint scheme at the time of its retirement.

Our goal here is to get her painted back to the colors she wore when she was removed from service.

1392 was assigned to the 3TFW/3TFS at Clark Air Base, Philippines, "PN" tail code.

After Mt. Pinatubo erupted, most of the fighter aircraft from Clark went to the bone-yard in Arizona and were subsequently converted into QF-4 drones and ultimately destroyed as their final sacrifice to their country.

71-1392 was spared this demise and placed of display at Anderson AFB, Guam as tribute to those in the USAF, The 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing and those who served in the Pacific theater.

She has sat there, at Anderson AFB with her original scheme ever since. (photo attached)

Up until recently, she has always been well maintained and painted in her "PN" colors. Notably, with the patriotic stars and stripes tail and PN tail code.

More photos attached of her being maintained.

Recently, it has come to our attention that 1392 was painted in a non-relevant paint scheme with an erroneous tail code "GU" (vs. PN). Tail code GU would indicate Taegu Korea. This paint scheme has also removed the "Sharks teeth" from the nose, which in itself has historical connotation for aircraft serving in the Pacific.

To my knowledge, 1392 never saw service at Taegu or Guam she
was assigned to Clark after Vietnam.
A check of official records confirms this:

F-4E, s/n 71-1392

Manufactured by McDonnell-Douglas Aircraft, St. Louis MO and gained by the USAF on 9 Nov 1972.

Nov 1972 To Ogden Air Logistics Area, Hill AFB UT

Jan 1973 To 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing (Pacific Air Forces), Udorn RTAFB Thailand

Nov 1974 To 432nd Tactical Fighter Wing (PACAF), Udorn RTAFB

Dec 1975 To 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing (PACAF), Clark AB Philippines
Jan 1991 Dropped from inventory

Also of concern is the "Team Anderson" moniker on the tail. It is also well known that Anderson never had any flight activity relating to F-4E aircraft.

In short, the paint scheme is incorrect and a fallacy and disrespectful of 1392's service and those who maintained and flew her, including those who fought with her in Vietnam.

The Plague at the static display in Guam specifically mentions the 3rd TFW yet she sits in a scheme that was conceived of vanity.

Signed,

Chuck Brooks

This petition closed over 3 years ago

How this will help

We are hopeful that this petition will find its way through the proper channels to the commander of Anderson AFB and that we can be proactive on getting 1392 painted back to the original paint
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We are hopeful that this petition will find its way through the proper channels to the commander of Anderson AFB and that we can be proactive on getting 1392 painted back to the original paint
scheme at the time of her last service or at the very least a "historically correct" version of 1392 in her
glory days.
The current paint scheme is a travesty, disrespectful and should be removed.

We respectfully petition the current commander of Anderson AFB Guam, and the National Museum of the US Air Force to return 1392 to her Philippine service colors and to do as soon as humanly possible.

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