On April 19, 1967, Major Leo K. Thorsness and his Electronic Warfare
Officer, Captain Harold E. Johnson, flying F-105F AF Ser. No. 63-
8301, led Kingfish flight on a Wild Weasel SAM suppression mission.
The days' deadly events led to Major Thorsness saving several Airmen
and eventually being awarded the Medal of Honor. Two weeks after his
heroic actions, he and Maj. Johnson were shot down and spent the rest
of the war as prisoners in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”.