| ||After years of research, I have found the fate of my beloved USAF F100D 56-3248.|
I was the Crew Chief of this aircraft during my tour at Ramstein AFB in Germany.
Born in Inglewood, California in May 1958, this fighter spent most of its lifespan
in Europe. It did crash once severely damaging the aft section, and I took it over after it was repaired and returned to Ramstein. 248 was a fine aircraft.
After newer aircraft replaced the aging F100 fleet, 248 spent some time with the Colorado and Iowa Air National Guards. I even have a picture of 248 in Iowa.
I lost track of 248 after it was shipped to storage at Davis Monthann AFB
in September of 1977. I have been hunting for it for years.
I just received a life history of this F100 and I am sad to know its fate.
248 was sent to Mojave, California in September 1985 for drone modification.
Then sent to Tyndall AFB for drone checkout. Then sent to Holloman AFB.
248 gave its life training others to help keep us free.
F100D 56-3248 was killed on March 27th, 1988 over White Sands Testing Range.
I am sad.