"FIRST BLOOD"F-4B Phantom of VF-96 "Fighting Falcons". First USNAVY MiG killer of the Vietnam war. The fight took place on Apr. 9th, 1965. VF-96 was a part of CVW-9 and was deployed aboard USS Ranger(CVA 61) from Aug. 5th,1964 to Jun. 21st 1966
"NIGHT INTERCEPT"F-4J Phantom of VF-103 "Sluggers" shortly before scoring the Navys first and only night MIG Kill. on Aug. 10th, 1972, Lt Cdr Robert E. Tucker , Jr and Lt(jg) Stanley B. Edens fired two AIM-7E Sparrows at a MIG-21 while performing MIGCAP during an Alphastrike. The first and only Phantom crews in the US NAVY to claim a night kill.