Capt. Robert W. McKittrick
- photo submitted by David Von Brock.
what I know of my great-uncle Capt Robert W. McKittrick. He was a
pilot in WWII and flew B-26s and F-5s (photo recon version of the
P-38). According to the 4th Wing Yearbook of 1952 (pg 43 of the pdf)
he was in E Flight. I'm guessing he might of been the flight commander
since everyone else listed was a Lt." - David Von Brock
first picture is undated. The manufacture date of his flotation vest
is May 1951. The bureau number of the F-86 behind him is either 91-172,
or 91-173. His helmet design matches the helmet worn by Maj Ada (Alsa),
336FS, in the picture on pdf pg 42 of the 1952 yearbook." - David
the back of this picture: "May 1952 Taken in Korea; 100 missions
in a jet; Captain at the time; Major now Dec 12 1960" - photo
submitted by David Von Brock.
appears to have the 336th Rocket emblem on the right side along with
the name "KAY" just behind the nose inlet." - David
This is from
a Edwardsville Ill newspaper article about a Mig "shootdown'
over Pyongyang while Robert was a member of the 4th Interceptor Wing
. "Not sure of the date however the articles on the reverse side
place the newspaper article around May or June -- not sure of the
year but I'm guessing 1952" - photo submitted by David Von Brock.
the newspaper article is more likely from 1951, instead of 52 -- it
looks they used his WWII cadet picture so they might not have had
a Korean photo early on." - David
(4th Fighter Interceptor
Wing yearbook - 1952)