The 102nd Fighter Wing &

101st Fighter Squadron

"Omnis Vir Tigris"

Welcome to my site dedicated to the men and woman of the 102nd Fighter Wing / 101st Fighter Squadron....past, present and future. The units have been based in Boston at Logan Airport, and Otis AFB / ANGB on Cape Cod. I felt it was important to document some of the history of these units. With the BRAC 2005 process, Otis ANGB was originally recommended to be closed. However, the base has stayed open, and its mission and F-15s have been transferred to Barnes ANGB in Western Massachusetts.

The 102nd is currently performing its new mission - a ground-based distributed radar installation and air operations center - as the 102nd Intelligence Wing.

I hope you enjoy the site, and please feel free to contact with me comments, suggestions and even content.
Thanks, Ken Middleton

UPDATE on F-15A 77-0102
The Pacific Coast Air Museum in Santa Rosa, California, has obtained the jet on loan for display at their museum.
Here is a video of the jet arriving

F-15A 77-0102 has been saved for a museum! Thanks to all that signed the petition. It is now displayed at Davis Monthan AFB and the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Group


Lynn Spencer has released "Touching History: The Untold Story of the Drama That Unfolded in the Skies Over America on 9/11". It has first-hand accounts of what unfolded on the morning of 11 September 2001, and has many excerpts covering the 102nd FW. I have just started reading it and it is gripping, and hard to put down. I feel as if I am actually in every scene while Lynn's writing visually recreates the drama and emotions of that day. I highly recommend this book.



Massachusetts Air & Space Museum

History Photo Galleries Modeling the 102FW & 101FS Artwork
Patches 253rd CCG Contact Me Credits & Acknowledgements
What's New... Official 102nd IW Website Links  


This site is not an official government, 102nd Fighter Wing, 101st Fighter Squadron, or Massachusetts ANG site.

Copyright Ken Middleton