The Storm Before the Calm – October, 1962 Part 2: The ANG RIO School

A pair of Oregon ANG F-89J Scorpion fighter-interceptors ply the skies of the Pacific Northwest in the mid-1960s. These aircraft wear the “ADC Gray” paint that was on the additional F-89J aircraft provided to Portland for the ANG RIO School in 1962. They served at Portland from 1960 to 1966. ADC Gray eventually replaced the natural metal finish of all the Oregon ANG’s original F-89Js. Seen in the distance are Mt. Rainier at the right edge and perhaps Mt. St. Helens beneath the nearest F-89J. (Larry Rea via Chris Rea and Rick Williams, in the 142nd Wing History Archive)

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