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About Mt.crewchief

  • Birthday 02/09/1946

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    Ken
  • Last Name
    Carlson
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    Hunting,fishing,4-wheeling,etc.etc. anything outdoors

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    USAF 1/4/67--1/4/71 Naha AB Okinawa(Sept.1967-Mar.1969)--CCK AB Taiwan(Mar.1969-June 1970. Dover AFB Delaware(July 1970-Jan.1971
    Married 1972, (still married-same woman) 3 kids & 3grandchildren
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    Columbus Montana
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    Quality Control Director & Gunsmith Now retired

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  1. Sonny, thanks. I found a place today that knows just what I want, and what they would cost each. Of course they haven't seen the booklet yet! The best part is there is no minimum order. I will let you know when I see them again. Probably next week. There is some funny but true things that I had forgotten about in that booklet. I remember now that I should have read the book before I ever went down town!😀 Bug me if you think I am dragging my feet! I do have a developing case of CRS. Ken
  2. Hope all of you have a nice Thanksgiving Day. And many more! Ken
  3. I remember when that happened. By that time I was at CCK but I think I was on a CRB input when I heard about it. It brings back old memories doesn't it? Makes me remember the 40 missions I was on the year before at that same month, and not even worrying about one of those 37's or 57's ever hitting us. Almost nightly. Being young and dumb helped though.😀 That old bird lived a long time and flew a lot of miles/hours before that night though. Ken
  4. Sonny, I will see what can be done to make more copies. You know, it can be done, but the question is the minimum number of copies! And at what cost. Don't be afraid to remind me, I have a bad habit of thinking I can do anything----now! Have a nice Thanksgiving, Ken
  5. I know, I know, I have mentioned this booklet several or more times over the years. Anyway, I finally found it and made a copy of the front and back covers. I am not able to copy the inside pages without taking all of it apart. So, here is what it looked like, and I guess I must have bought it at a BX on base. Probably the Flightline BX. All of the book doesn't pertain to all of us, but I am willing to bet it will bring back memories. If any of you guys have a good way of putting together some more books, let me know. The two pictures I am posting are just the front and back of the book. I have been calling it the Naminoue Capers incorrectly! Let me know if you have one of these. I Can't be the only one can I? Thanks for looking, Ken
  6. Now wait a minute! I served my time (18 months) at Naha, before I got a consecutive overseas tour to CCK (15 months.) Without a leave also.! Thirty three months of "you numbah ten GI" . Barry (f4enut) knows what he is talking about---The 21st. was okay, but the 35th had superior personnel. Although I am still jealous of Sonny for being able to go AWOL in South Viet Nam with the Navy. And he got away with it!!! Sonny, if you get the time, re-tell that story. With pictures! You know I wish we had all known each other when we were there! Oh well, it looks like we all still have our memories and are able to share them. I do know I would do it all over again. Take care , Ken
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    Our Blind Bat birds had a 400mm starlight night vision scope mounted on a chair in the right para-troop door. One of us was always sitting in that chair looking for trucks and other activity on the Ho Chi Minh trail. If enemy activity was spotted we called in air strikes and stayed on station and flared the targets so the fighters could see them. This picture is one I took through the scope of a fire ? on a river.
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    Ronnie Hensley, a good friend from West Virginia that was stationed with me at Naha. He was killed while flying as crew member on an AC-130 Gunship flying out of Ubon Thailand in 1970. He and all but one of the crew members died in Laos. May you rest in peace Ron
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    An armed F4 on its way North from Ubon .
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    My two partners of 40 missions on BlindBat posing while we were performing an ADS check before crossing into enemy territory. This was done nightly to make sure we could jettison the flares in case of fire. Chris Carter on the left and Paul Henning (real loadmaster) on right. Missions were long and boring unless something happened, then they were far from boring. Sometimes you got the shit scared out of you!
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    John Chase changing brakes at CRB
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    This John Chase my assistant and good friend changing brakes at CRB on 62-1804.
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    Back in Korea refueling on a mission on my plane.
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    I served a 90 day, 40 mission tour at Ubon Thailand as a Loadmaster/Flare-kicker in 1968. I was taking my turn pre-flighting the flares and the dual rails before flight time that night. This was the mission named Blind Bat . We always flew in the dark with no lights on. All missions were flown over North Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.
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    It fit in the Cargo comp!
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