Photographed just before turning onto runway 12 for takeoff. Shown in the original 57th FIS markings with the red rear fuselage, small checkers on the rudder and buzz number FC-419. The 57th insignia was on the left side of the fin.
Taxying in from a training flight. The braking parachutes were not jettisoned on the runway. 1341 came to the 57th FIS on September 8, 1962 and left for MASDC on June 28, 1973. Later converted to PQM-102B drone.
My first military action photo. Two 57th FIS Delta Daggers with 56-1403 farther away. Taken with a non reflex Zeiss Ikon 35 mm camera with a 50mm lens. We must have been very close to runway 12 at the Charlie taxiway. I am still amazed by this photograph.