32nd Fighter Squadron the Wolfhounds
Canal Zone – Soesterberg / Camp New Amsterdam – Ramstein
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|›||Brief History 32nd Fighter Squadron|
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|WWII Canal Zone|
|›||6th Air Force|
|›||The Caribbean Breeze|
|›||Battle of the Caribbean|
|›||The Beginning, 1954|
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|›||End of an Era|
|›||17th Air Force|
|›||Gomer Wolfhound Mascot|
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|›||32nd Base Commanders|
|›||Alpha-Scramble on 1989 July 4th|
|›||CF-15C - Convertible|
|›||F-100 Super Sabre|
|›||T-33 Shooting star|
|›||F-102 Delta Dagger|
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F-100c Super Sabre
F-100c Super Sabre at Soesterberg Air Base
In November 1956, the first F-100c Super Sabre’s arrived at Soesterberg AB, to replace the F-86 Sabre. For the transition, the 32nd Pilots where trained for 120 days at Sidi Slimane USAF Air Base in Morocco. Meanwhile seventeen highly trained Crew Chiefs ( training took place in Amarillo, TX ) were picked to be stationed in Holland (Soesterberg AB). And went from Soesterberg AB to Sidi Slimane to help the transition pilots and the planes to Soesterberg AB, Holland.
The F-100 Super Sabre remained in service with the 32nd, until 1960 when it was replaced for the F-102 Delta Dagger.
After the single-seat, supersonic F-100 fighter entered service with the USAF in 1954, it developed a high accident rate, in part due to pilot inexperience with the Super Sabre. In response North American built a two-seat training version, the F-100F, to train new Super Sabre pilots.
When F-100 units deployed to Southeast Asia, they included a mix of one- and two-seat F-100s, and both types participated in traditional bombing missions in support of ground forces.
Developed as a follow-on to the F-86 Sabre used in the Korean War, the F-100 was the world's first production airplane capable of flying faster than the speed of sound in level flight (760 mph). The prototype, the YF-100, made its first flight on May 25, 1953 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Of the 2,294 F-100s built before production ended in 1959, 1,274 were Ds, more than all the other series combined. The D, which made its first flight on Jan. 24, 1956, was the most advanced production version. Its features included the first autopilot designed for a supersonic jet and a low-altitude bombing system. The Super Sabre had its combat debut in Vietnam where it was used extensively as a fighter-bomber in ground-support missions such as attacking bridges, road junctions, and troop concentrations.