First six "Able Mabel" pilots from the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan. Front row (left to right): 1Lt Fred Muesegaes, Maj Ken Harbst, Detachment Commander (45tj TRS Ops Officer), 1Lt Jack Weatherby Back row (left to right): Capt Ralph DeLucia, Capt Bill Whitten, 1Lt John Linihan Jack Weatherby - On a later tour was KIA over North Vietnam and was awarded the Air Force Cross (posthumously). Muesegaes, Weatherby, Linihan and Whitten (in chronological order) flew the RT-33A previously on "Field Goal" Picture taken at Don Murang RTAFB, Bankok, Thailand in front of RF-101C, 56

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First six "Able Mabel" pilots from the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan. Front row (left to right): 1Lt Fred Muesegaes, Maj Ken Harbst, Detachment Commander (45tj TRS Ops Officer), 1Lt Jack Weatherby Back row (left to right): Capt Ralph DeLucia, Capt Bill Whitten, 1Lt John Linihan Jack Weatherby - On a later tour was KIA over North Vietnam and was awarded the Air Force Cross (posthumously). Muesegaes, Weatherby, Linihan and Whitten (in chronological order) flew the RT-33A previously on "Field Goal" Picture taken at Don Murang RTAFB, Bankok, Thailand in front of RF-101C, 56-079 "Mary Ann Burns" which was my squadron assigned aircraft. We were less than six weeks into growing our mustaches when the picture was taken - probably around the first week of December 1961.

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