Flew the FJ-3M at the 1958 World Air Show which was held in Leige. Belgium. Staged out of Bitburg, Germany. Returned to USS Essex stopping twice to refuel in Italy, 7/1/58. Ejected on 7/10/58 over the Aegean Sea. In order to cover the Marine landings at Beirut 7/15/58 had to land at the RAF base, Nicosia Crete to refuel. On 7/18/58 escorted Ltjg Deiterich (right in photo) as he filmed roads at low level in the Bakka Valley in Lebanon close to the Syrian border. Next day, 7/19/58, he flew his fatal mission.