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Interesting article about possibly finding the C-130 taken by a Crew Chief Paul Meyer RAF Mildenhall

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Yes, it was an interesting article.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm glad he didn't publish the location.

As usual, I found some mistakes in it.  For one, there are/were no fighters based at Mildenhall.  I've read that the fighters scrambled were from Lakenheath.

Don R.

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Your correct Don,  As long as I can remember Mildenhall has always been primarily an airlift/tanker outfit.

At the time the 48th TFW at Lakenheath would have been equipped with F-100Ds. Remember standing on the hardstand at Mildenhall watching those 100s come barreling out of low overcast on final to Lakenheath and thinking those pilots are crazy.  If memory serves about the only nav aid on the 100 was ADF.  

I knew Paul Meyer well as he and I were in the same sqd. at one point.  He was a hard worker and a good flight line troop.  On the other hand, his personal life was a basket case, in part, because he was a very hard drinker.

 

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My last rote to Mildenhall was Apr.1968- July 1968 was in the 61st out of Sewart AFB Tenn.

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