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ang012

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    I was in the airforce from 1966 to 1970. I was a c-130 crew chief type stationed at McGuire afb nj 1967-1968 went to cck ab taiwan in march 68 then in sept 68 went naha ab in to the 35 sq and was assigned a/c 55-046 blind bat bird. I did tdys to ubon and cam ron bay. In the spring of 69 all blind bat a/c went to the 21. I was in the 21 until feb. of 70 then went to Pope. and got out of the AF in nov 70 Then in 1973 went to the wv ang as a full maint type and was a crew chief ret. 2002
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  1. How can I get a copy of Lars Olausson Lockheed Hercules production list
  2. I was there at that time as night shift maintenance. I was off that night and they came back to the bks early that night looking for the crew chief. I flew with that crew right several nights before that night.
  3. ang012

    Blind Bat

    I did Blind Bat tdys at Ubon from Sept 68 to Jan 70. The Blind Bat commander had to go to Tan Son Nhut several times a month for meetings. As a crew chief I made several trips down there with them. We had to down load the flair kit so we could park at base ops.
  4. In 1968 when I was at CCK they had a problem with wing cracks. We had a lockheed team in phase that was doing NDI inspection on the wings. They where cracking on the inboard corners of #2 & 3 dry bay. They had cracks at all four corners on the center dry bay and all around the aux tank filler caps. They were starting to take the tanks off when I left. They said the tanks were not needed in vietnam and were the cause of the cracks by hard landings on dirt strips. Later on they reskined the top of the center wing they done away with aux tank filler caps and #2 & 3 and the center drybays were round.
  5. The lox cart vent was just aft of the left w/w area. The tube came out fwd of the lt. air deflector door
  6. They were putting in wing tip taxi lights and stall warning system. They put probe out on the wing. They had to pull the c/b on the wing tip taxi lights because of the compass system in the left wing tip. They did all the c-130 in that area.
  7. Any more on CMS Humphey. I worked for him in at Naha as his asst crew chief in 68-69. Thanks
  8. I can help you with the 39th TCS was OA and the 40th TCS was OB. Hope this will help.
  9. My book said the FB was 47 TAS/ 48TAS/ 313 TAW at Forbes AFB KS. The FL was listed as the 301 RQS/939RQW at Patrick AFB FL. Hope this helps
  10. I was the a/c/c on 55-046 and was on flying status. On several night I was there to launch my A/C and they would bring out a vest and gun and said they were short a loadmaster, have fun. Loaded the flairs out of the boxes on to the chute on many nights
  11. I came up from CCK to Naha in Sept of 68. Brock and Collins sounds familiar because I came up from CCK in Sept of 68. I may be wrong but I thank there was about 100 of us that came up.
  12. When I was in the 35 & 21 I was the a/c/c and c/c on 55-046, 1968-1970
  13. 56-512 was part of "E" flight 21 at Naha
  14. I sent you some info by pm. Iam loading it on my computer now and could sent me your e-mail address i will send you what I have.
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