North High Hall of Fame Inductee - 1987
Colonel Robert Ray Scott (USAF, ret.)
Class of January, 1939
Bob graduated from Iowa State. Read "100 Missions North" by BG Ken Bell (USAF ret.) to learn about various air skirmishes and missions. Bob Scott was Ken Bell's commanding officer. These Bob Scott episodes are described on pages 32, 36, 38, 162, 163, 166, 167, (40-41), and 106, 110, 124, 150, 193, 211, 212, 213, 216, 234, 254, 278, 281, and 287. Outstanding military career in WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam earning 4 silver stars, 3 Legions of Merit, 6 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals, and 17 other decorations and accolades. Following his transcontinental speed record, he appeared on "What's My Line?" and stumped the panel. After retiring from military service, Bob owned and operated a working cattle ranch in Tehachapi, California. Bob Scott was interned at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, with full military honors on November 23, 2006.
Transcontinental Speed Record
set by Lt. Col. Robert Ray Scott
The F-84F was developed as a powerful all-weather fighter/bomber capable of speeds up to 695 mph. It carried six machines guns, bombs, and rockets and was capable of delivering nuclear weapons. A total of 2711 Thunderstreaks were built between 1952 and 1957.
In March, 1955, an F-84F piloted by Lt. Col. Robert Ray Scott set a trans-continental speed record flying from Los Angeles to Mitchel Field (Long Island, NY) in 3 hours 44 minutes. A reconnaissance version, the RF-84F, featured engine air intakes at the wing roots plus cameras in the nose.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Wingspan 33' 7"
Length 43 '4"
Engine 7200 lb thrust
Wright J-65
Top Speed 695 mph
Weight 17,000 lbs
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Cover of Book (F105)
"Socrates N' Suits"
by Jack "Suitcase' Simpson
Forward in book written by
Col. Robert (Bob) Ray Scott
U.S. Air Force (ret.)
This is a cover picture of an F105
piloted by Colonel Robert (Bob) Scott shooting down a MIG.

Deceased: 10/03/06 in Tehachapi, CA 93561. Music: "Wind Beneath My Wings"
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