Retired Air Force Col. Ralph “Hoot” Gibson, who shot down five enemy fighters during the Korean War, died Jan. 2 as the result of an accidental fall in Tucson, Ariz., where he lived. According to a bio sketch at the Chanute Air Museum, Gibson joined the Army Air Forces in 1943 and graduated from flying school the following year. He later trained in jet aircraft, flying the F-86 with the 4th Fighter Group during the Korean War. During the Vietnam War, Gibson commanded the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, flying 105 combat missions in the F-4. Here also is an obituary in the Tucson Citizen.
Details Murky as ARRW Falls Short in Second Test
March 24, 2023
The second all-up flight of the AGM-183A ARRW hypersonic missile apparently fell short of expectations, but the AIr Force isn't saying how, reporting only that the test met "several of the objectives" of the test. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control recently said he company is "ready to go" to…