Johnvan Posted July 30, 2014 Share Posted July 30, 2014 Hello-I was here a few years ago, had an older brother that served at Forbes back in the 70s, actually 70 to 74 roughly. He was working with maintenance on C-130Es I believe. He took ROTC in college, graduated college in 70 and Uncle Sam sent him to Chanute for some type of training. The next I heard from him he was stationed at Forbes in Topeka, I think. Over the years he mentioned traveling to Spain, Germany, Panama, and a hush hush trip to Southeast Asia. I always saw him when he returned for visits home in his blues, never in coveralls. I remember him having some RBF flags on his stereo unit on top of which stood a model of a C-130 Hercules, 1/72 scale I believe. He also had some odd little trinkets, looked like grease fittings or some type of relief valve from a wing fuel tank? I guess he was a packrat. He also mentioned having problems with a plane, having someone crawl into the wing and finding a cot rolled up inside the wing fuel tank? Now to my question, seeing as though he was a maintenance guy, 2nd lieutenant, would he have been in a certain wing or squadron? I am thinking he would have been with the 313th? Like I said I never saw his "work clothes" so I never saw any particular wing or unit. Thank you for your time and patience.---John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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