One month ago today, WarbirdsNews published a story about a Viet Nam War combat veteran F-100D Super Sabre under restoration at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia. We are now happy to update that article with news that the freshly rebuilt fuselage of 56-2995 has just been mated with its new set of wings. As mentioned in the previous article (HERE), the wings have come from another F-100D, 56-2928. Museum employees and volunteers performed the work this morning, and amongst them was retired Air Force General Rick Goddard, who flew almost 200 combat missions in 56-2995 during their time with the 309th TFS operating from Tuy Hoa Air Base in South Viet Nam.
Now that 56-2995 has successfully re-acquired a set of wings, the restoration team will install her undercarriage and wheel the fighter back inside to continue the restoration. WarbirdsNews wishes to express our sincere thanks to Aaron Robinson who sent in the news this afternoon along with these fascinating images. Aaron Robinson, alongside General Goddard, has been the driving force behind this restoration, and we are sure it will be a fabulous representation of their efforts when complete. We look forwards to reporting further on this important project!