Rhino Talks and Elephant Walks
Rhino Talks and Elephant Walks

"There's a grief that can't be spoken,                 There's a pain goes on and on,

 Phantom faces at the window,

 Phantom shadows on the floor, 

 Empty chairs and empty tables,

 Where my friends will sing no more."

 (from Les Miserables)


Below are the known Phantom-era "Squids" who have since flown west. With apologies, photos were unavailable for a number. (We greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us find photos of those not pictured and whose names are highlighted in yellow.)


A nickel on the grass for all too many.

Al Reid
Bill Davey
Brad Scott
Doc Slayton
Doug Welch
Ed Rasimus
Gary Lester
Gary Sipple
George Lint

Harvey Kimsey

Hugh McCreary

Jerry Modolo 
Joe Koz
John Andrzejewsici
John Taylor
Ken North
Mark Nickerson
Marv Marshall
Rich Cali
Rob Starrett
Robin Schmidt
Paul Skalyo

Steve Pasecky

Stu Kaufman

Tim Sheehan
Tom Woodcock
Willie Wells




Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air… . Up, up the long, delirious burning blue, I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,  where never lark, or ever eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind, I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God.                                                                   — "High Flight," by John Gillespie Magee, Jr

Click now on the link below and reserve your place at the next Squids reunion in SAT in Nov '17!

613th TFS "Squids"            Association

This is the official web site of the 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) "Squids" Association. The unit was first brought on line in 1943 and deactivated in 1991. The Association was formed in June 2015. The vast majority of its membership served at Torrejon AB, Spain,  throughout the 1970s and early '80s when the F-4 "Phantom" was the unit's weapons system.

Questions, Suggestions, Comments, Photos-- Feedback of any kind to Babymac, 613th TFS Association Secretary. 




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Jim (Babymac) McCormick / Jimccor@Tampabay.rr.com