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About Mt.crewchief

  • Birthday 02/09/1946

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  • First Name
    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. 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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    Loading a small FAC chopper at Tan Son Nhut Viet Nam (Saigon)
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    The load being squeezed into my bird at Cubi Point. Not a fun mission!
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    Our load now hooked to back of truck at Osan Korea. Load was very heavy and just barely fit in the cargo compartment.
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    Another taken on the way to Osan
  15. Taken on way from Cubi Point to Osan Korea.
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