The Original photo-Crusader (Buno 141363) at Davis Monthan Bone Yard (no longer there---perhaps being restored?).
Built as an F8U-1 (fighter), it was cut apart by Vought Aircraft, new sections fabricated and the very first photo Crusader emerged.
VFP-62 CO, Mo Hayes, loved it, took it to the Med and said it was our best aircraft.----Cdr. Norm Green


Death without Dignity

RF-8s or F8's at Davis Monthan AFB "Bone Yard"
Updated: September 29, 2014

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"I recall with sadness the flight when I delivered the last F-8 to D/M [Davis Monthan] from NAF China Lake,
the last time I ever flew the F-8." --Dick Partridge



"It really was an eerie feeling taxing through all of that history, and knowing that when I brought the throttle around the horn, she would never "breathe" again."


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Created on ... May 19, 2006