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Nose Gunners and Bears

To survive and complete their missions, pilots (nicknamed "nose gunners") and EWOs (nicknamed "bears") had to work together as one. So, a special relationship existed between individual Wild Weasel crews. Paired up early in their training, they usually deployed and flew combat tours together.

The experience of Maj. John Revak, pilot, and Maj. Stan Goldstein, EWO, represents the closeness and teamwork shared by Wild Weasel aircrews.

Majs. Revak and Goldstein flew their 100th mission on Nov. 25, 1968. Remarkably, they flew all 100 of their missions "up North" together (Wild Weasel crews typically flew most, but not all, of their missions together).

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