Missing Man Flyover Arlington National Cemetery as seen from an F-15E Strike Eagle

Jan 27 2014 - 5 Comments

Four F-15E Strike Eagle attack planes from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base conducted a missing man formation flyover during a funeral in honor of retired pilot.

Brig. Gen. Robinson Risner, was a veteran of three wars.

He became an ace in the Korean War, and commanded a squadron of F-105 Thunderchiefs during Operation Rolling Thunder over North Vietnam in 1965. He flew 163 combat missions, was shot down twice, and was credited with eight MiG-15 kills.

And he was also a member of the 336th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, currently known as 336th Fighter Squadron. That’s why the 336th FS honored their former member with a flyover of four F-15E Strike Eagles from Seymour Johnson AFB, during the ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 23, 2014.

The following video shows from an unusual point of view: the backseat of the leader plane of the missing man flyover.

 

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