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  • Spads Honor Fallen POW, F-16 Program Founder

    F-16 pilots assigned to the 457th Fighter Squadron, 301st Fighter Wing, performed a "missing man" formation memorial flyover at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery to honor POW and F-16 program founder, Brigadier General Lyle Cameron on August 7. One of the six prototypes Cameron initiated was the lightweight General Dynamics fighter YF-16, which progressed into development as the F-16 Air Combat Fighter/Fighting Falcon Weapon System. Cameron efforts would result in him being named as a program founder of the F-16. **See link at bottom of article for direction on how to check eligibility/start process of memorial flyover request.**
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