During this period only one 34th member completed 200 missions:
William A. Thomas
During this era the 34th had two MiG killers:
Dave Waldrop with two MiG 17's
Ken Blank with one MiG 17
The 34th TFS Thud Era had five Air Force Cross recipients.
Click the name to read their citation.
Howard Plunkett was was an F-105 maintenance officer at McConnell AFB, Kansas; Yokota AB, Japan; and in 1964-66 at Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. He has compiled a comprehensive history of the 34th TFS air operations over the North from 1966 to 1969. Howard spent numerous hours of research at Maxwell AFB and has interviewed many who flew the missions. This 350 page history is a tribute to those who flew the Thud and is a "must have" item for all 34th TFS members. Also included is a selection of 34th pilot F-105 histories (most are on this web site under the individual’s name).
It’s in pdf format on a 600 meg USB flash drive for $10.00 postpaid.
Order your copy directly from Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.