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I'm working on a history project of the old 'A' models which were once assigned to the 118th TAW (Tennessee Air National Gauard) in Nashville.

I can find very little info on 55-0027, other than a few tidbits here and there.

I'd like more info on the operational life of this aircraft for this history project.

Thanks!

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55-0027

3054

C-130A-LM

182-1A

T0 SVAF, Returned,To Mexican AF as FAM 10608 them FAM 3608.

Did you have 56-0523 there at any time?

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Dutch:

Here are the lists of the 'A' models once assigned to the 118th TAW:

Pre-1986:

54-1631 55-0027 55-0045 55-0047 55-0048 56-0484 56-0500 56-0504

56-0512

As of 1986 and departing when the new 'H' models arrived 1989:

54-1460 55-0004 55-0026 55-0028 55-0033 56-0468 56-0471 56-0485

56-0503 56-0517 56-0518 56-0523 56-0529 56-0543 56-0547 57-0464

I have quite a bit of information consolidated thus far, including that which you posted. However, I'll take any information on any of these birds.

Thanks!

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A little info on 56-0500.

I was an FE on A model gunships at Korat RTAFB when South Vietnam fell. We where tasks to fly the SVAF A models to Guam. From my little black book. May 1,1975.We where briefed that we had 24 hours to get the planes out of Thailand or the Thais would have C130s.

I drew 56-500. Since there was no forms we did an extended pre flight and on engine start number 4 fire light came on, found a bleed air leak, that and only having one radio, was the only problems. May 2, flew from Utpio RTAFB, Thailand to Clark AB, R.P. May 3, flew from Clark to Anderson AFB. Sometime later, about 2 months or so, went to Anderson picked up 500 and took it to depot at Birmingham, Al.

I have no idea how many South Vietmanese came in on the plane, but we had to wait on EOD to check the plane before we could preflight and they carried away a 1/2 pickup bed of weapons, ammo, etc.

Mike

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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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A little info on 56-0500.

I was an FE on A model gunships at Korat RTAFB when South Vietnam fell. We where tasks to fly the SVAF A models to Guam. From my little black book. May 1,1975.We where briefed that we had 24 hours to get the planes out of Thailand or the Thais would have C130s.

I drew 56-500. Since there was no forms we did an extended pre flight and on engine start number 4 fire light came on, found a bleed air leak, that and only having one radio, was the only problems. May 2, flew from Utpio RTAFB, Thailand to Clark AB, R.P. May 3, flew from Clark to Anderson AFB. Sometime later, about 2 months or so, went to Anderson picked up 500 and took it to depot at Birmingham, Al.

I have no idea how many South Vietmanese came in on the plane, but we had to wait on EOD to check the plane before we could preflight and they carried away a 1/2 pickup bed of weapons, ammo, etc.

Mike

Was Buddy Adkins a member of your group?

Also an IO named Hasselman?

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Was Buddy Adkins a member of your group?

Also an IO named Hasselman?

Those names don't ring a bell. I'll look back at the yearbook that the 118th published back in 1986 and see if I see them in there anywhere.

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Was Buddy Adkins a member of your group?

Also an IO named Hasselman?

Yes. Buddy was flying H models and Jerry Hasslemann was my IO on this mission.

Mike

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Yes. Buddy was flying H models and Jerry Hasslemann was my IO on this mission.

Mike

Had a couple of beers with Buddy yesterday, he says that was quite a trip.

Flew with Jerry when I first got to the 16th. He left in 81 I think.

PS; 118th AES Retired, Sorry for the threadjack.

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Had a couple of beers with Buddy yesterday, he says that was quite a trip.

Flew with Jerry when I first got to the 16th. He left in 81 I think.

PS; 118th AES Retired, Sorry for the threadjack.

Next time you see Buddy tell him Mike Thompson said hello. I left the 16th in 77.

Mike

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Landon

Do you have the info out of Lars' book on the aircraft you are asking about.

If not when I get back to Dallas maybe I can scan the pages and e mail them to you.

Bob

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Dutch:

Here are the lists of the 'A' models once assigned to the 118th TAW:

Pre-1986:

56-0523

I have quite a bit of information consolidated thus far, including that which you posted. However, I'll take any information on any of these birds.

Thanks!

I for got that I had these.

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