I am building a model of Col Robin Oldsâ€™ F-4C, SCAT XXVII, AF40-829. On this aircraft the names of his WO and Crew Chief are listed as 1 LT Laferty and SSG Jarman. In my research I cannot find 1 LT Laferty anywhere, but I do find info for 1 LT Daniel L. Lafferty (with two â€œfâ€™s) who was at Ubon at the same time as Robin. My question is, does anyone know who 1 LT Laferty (with one â€œfâ€) was and did he fly back seat for any of Robinâ€™s MiG kills or was his name on the aircraft from a prior crew assignment? On the 8th TFW web site ( http://www.8tfw.org)the listing of MiG Kills shows 1 LT Lafferty (with two â€œfâ€™sâ€) as having flown with Maj Combies on May 20, 1967, but no entries for 1 LT Laferty!
Could the ground crew have mis-spelled his name, or is he not found anywhere on the Internet because he did not exist? And, if it was a spelling error, why is 1 LT Lafferty not listed as the back seat for any of Robinâ€™s killls?
Any information of this person will be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.