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Stinger Photo 20

"Survivors of
Stinger 41"

Survivors of Stinger 41

Stinger 41 (four one) Survivors - Lucky to be alive after being Shot down near An Loc, RVN on May 2, 1972, the survivors of Stinger 41 pose in front of an Air Force A1E Fighter.

Standing, left to right, Lt. Larry Barbee (NOS/NAV); A1C Craig Corbett (Gunner); SSgt. "Ski" Sledzinski (Lead gunner); Lt. Col. "Tash" Taschioglou (FLIR/Nav)
Bottom row, left to right, SSgt "Yogi" Bare (Flight engineer); SSgt Dale Inman (Gunner); and Lt. Jim Barkalow (Co-pilot).

Killed were Capt. Terry Courtney (pilot); Capt. David Slagle (Navigator) and SSgt Ken Brown, (Illuminator Operator/Scanner). For more on the Shootdown of Stinger 41 see our stories section or click on the Highlighted text.
(Photo courtesy of Tom Milligan, Forward Air controller that aided in the rescue.)

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