U.S., Japanese airmen rescue F-16 pilot

October 1998
Airman;Oct98, Vol. 42 Issue 10, p14
Reports that one American and five Japanese service members have rescued F-16 pilot 1st Lt. Melvin Simpson from Misawa Air Force Base, Japan's 14th Fighter Squadron, after his aircraft crashed on the east of the base's runway. Injuries suffered by Simpson; Members of the rescue party; Rescue efforts.


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