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Francis Allen

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Hello:

I am a new member, I would like to know if there are any old timers that may have served in the 29th TCS from late 65 to mid 67, also people who may have served at Lajes fied in the late 60's early 70's. I was a crew chief at both locations and am intrested in knowing what has become of some of the old timers.

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I guess I'am a old timer went through Lajes many a time going to Mildenhall if I remember it was quite pretty there I was in the 61stTAS at Sewart 66-69

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I was a very young/green A3C electrican in the 4505th ARS out of Langely, VA. We were a TAC aerial refueling wing. We were equiped with KB50J & KB50K Tankers. Four 4360 Radial's and two J47 Jets. Our aircraft were set up to refuel 3 aircraft of the era simultaneously The Radial engines would run out of oil before we ran out of fuel. We had a 30 day rotation to Lajes and Bermuda.

I wasn't in long before the 463rd TCW from Steward TN moved to Langely and the KB50's were deactivated. Lajes wasn't much, and that's about all I remember after 48 years.

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Your are so right that Lajes wasn't much , I was in the 57 th Air Sea Rescue so we were gone most of the time, In support of the Apollo Missions or normal TDY, we went to Denmark quite a bit which was hard to take but we survived.

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I was there as a kid, my father was stationed there from 69-72, I remeber the HC-130's well. If you haven't been there lately the place has changed alot.

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Lajes had a good chow hall open 24/7 I beleave.

Had slots in the crew quarters.

well two out of three ain`t bad.

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Lajes did have a good chow hall I won my first jackpot on a slot mach. in the transit barracks The best chow hall I eat in was where the Gunnie. birds was I think it was Middway maybe not Lajes was pretty from the air

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