**SPECIAL MID-WEEK PROGRAM** "Pardo's Push"--an Extraordinary F-4 Story!
Time: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: William M. Allen Theater
Please join us for a very special visit by Bob Pardo, the USAF pilot behind the famous "Pardo's Push" incident over North Vietnam on March 10, 1967! Just north of Hanoi, both Pardo and his wingman's F-4s were damaged by anti-aircraft fire during an attack on a steel mill; Pardo used his aircraft to actually push his wingman's aircraft--which had lost all power--eighty-eight miles out of enemy territory. Both crews then ejected and were safely recovered. Twenty years later, Pardo and his back-seater finally received silver stars for their heroic actions on that day in 1967--which also happened to be Pardo's birthday! Come hear from Bob and Museum Docent Ken McNair about this amazing story--and some other postwar events linking Pardo and his wingman--at the Museum!
This program is free for Museum members and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight