• Creator
  • Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. 1988-ca. 1993; Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. 6/21/1979-9/30/1985; Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1996-10-01
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: An informal portrait of Staff Sergeant Paul Irwin, an F-15 crew chief from the 18th Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, shows the effects of the Australian heat as he launches his aircraft. He is participating in Australia's largest air defense exercise, PITCH BLACK '96, held at RAAF bases at Darwin, and Tindal in the Northern Territory and RAAFB Curtain in West... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: An informal portrait of Staff Sergeant Paul Irwin, an F-15 crew chief from the 18th Fighter Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, shows the effects of the Australian heat as he launches his aircraft. He is participating in Australia's largest air defense exercise, PITCH BLACK '96, held at RAAF bases at Darwin, and Tindal in the Northern Territory and RAAFB Curtain in Western Australia. U.S. forces including Air Force F-16 and F-15 fighters, B-52 bombers, KC-10 tankers, C-141 transports and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. Marine and Army troops teamed up with troops from Australia and Singapore during 15 July to 2 August 1996.Published in Airman Magazine November 1996.Exact Date Shot Unknown Subject Operation/Series: PITCH BLACK '96 Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Val Gempis Release Status: Released to Public. less
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  • Unrestricted