F-84 Photo from Pennsylvania ANG from the collection of Bob Staaf

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Crew-chief Robert (Bob) Staaf on the left, Pilot Major Peter Phillipy on the right. If you look closely at the pilot's name under the cockpit you will see under Major Phillipy's name, the lettering c/c R. Staaf. Under that is the symbol showing a spacecraft creature in a straight wing jet. If my memory serves correctly, that is Omichron, a character created by Regis Cordic, longtime radio morning host on KDKA in Pittsburgh. Rege later moved to L.A. where he had a daily radio program and did bit roles in many movies. Also, this aircraft is now on display at the entrance to the Pa. A.N.G. base at the Pittsburgh airport. Bob Staaf.


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