T.A.S.M.O. – Tactical Support for Maritime Operations
By Antonis Karidis.
The code name was given to the 107th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, mission while flying the A-7D Corsair II. Depicting the training exercise when Capt. Larry ‘Duster’ McKillop flying aircraft tail number 737, encounters a Soviet trawler somewhere over the Mediterranean Sea in May of 1984. In total, the 107th TFW deployed to Gioia Del Colle Air Base in southern Italy a total of 3 times. Each time, the 107th was taking part in NATO exercises supporting the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet.
Proceeds from the sale of prints help us in our restoration efforts.
The Selfridge Military Air Museum is working on a major fund-raising campaign for some long-needed infrastructure improvements, the most important a ‘new home’ for the FG-1D Corsair that is currently undergoing extensive restoration and our beloved T-6 ‘Texan’, which we’d like to get out of our Michigan weather.
The Corsair is currently being restored by our restoration team. Please help, if you can!