Rick Keyt’s Photos

These are Richard Keyt’s pictures  taken while he was a member of the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron while TYD from Kunsan Air Base, Korea, to Korat Air Base, Thailand in 1972.

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2012-02-05T19:13:38+00:00By |7 Comments

About the Author:

Rick Keyt has practiced law in Arizona since 1980. He flew the F-4 Phantom for five years in the United States Air Force, including combat missions over South Vietnam, North Vietnam and Laos in 1972. For more about Rick's bio including his F-4 bio see his resume on his law website. Connect with Richard at 480-664-7478 or on Google+


  1. Jim Sumner February 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I was flying with Jim that day. I remember that day still with Jim when he “gunned” down that Mig. I saw the Migs below us and told Jim. He told me to keep looking behind us while diving down. Joe was right it was a high angle shot. Jim did not save any 20mm.

    The rumors about the plane not flying again just because we went thru a Mach Tuck is not true. I still have the picture of us sitting on the jet in a hangar later that week. Jim is a true fighter and will be greatly missed by all.

  2. Salvador Campos Jr June 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Pretty cool pictures. Just last week my family (wife and two babies, no more!) were in San Diego and visited the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. I learned how they launch the planes in just 7 minutes. The guide told us that everything he mentioned in those 7 minutes it happens in 45 seconds! They lauched planes every 45 seconds!

  3. James Sellers December 16, 2012 at 1:14 am - Reply

    In the photo of you in front of the F4E with your hand on the Sidewinder… A/C’s tail number is JJ369. Did you happen to know Rusty Sellers? I know he flew JJ369 and supposedly had his name under the front seat canopy.

    • On the Net December 17, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

      I did not know Rusty. At Korat Air Base in 1972 we did not usually fly the same airplane. We flew whatever they told us was armed appropriately and ready to fly.

  4. Ken Hardy November 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Did you ever run into Lt Col John Hardy? He retired in 1976 but one of his last assignments had something to do with F-4s and Iran – when he died I found an old passport of his with an Iranian stamp. I think he helped train the Iranian pilots for the new f-4’s but maybe he only helped ferry planes over.

    • Richard Keyt November 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm - Reply

      I do not remember John Hardy. I ferried two brand new F-4s from the factory in St. Louis to Iran around 1975 – 76. Both times four crews from George AFB took four airplanes to Madrid then Tehran.

  5. Emily Roth January 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Richard, do you remember Bill Jenkins? He flew F-4s at Korat from August 1972 until approximately July of 1973. I was his wife at the time living in Bangkok. In particular I am looking for photgraphs.
    emily roth

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