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Mt.crewchief

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  1. The mystery of the missing external fuel tank has been solved. My fellow CCK buddies both informed me that the tanks were removed due to cracks in either the mount, or the wing caused by too many hard landings in RVN. I kind of remember that now. Ken
  2. I kind of think the three bladed props were faster on the probably lighter A Model . But noisier for sure! I did quite a few Assault Landings & Take Offs on the A-model and 40 approx. 8 hr. Blind Bat missions, so I could tell the difference when cruising around in the Cadillac (E Model). I only was on my E Model for a few Assault landings etc. and they were just as fun as my A-model. I remember while at Naha, you could always tell when an E Model was on the ground being quieter and especially with Low Speed Ground Idle. You know, I have forgotten all of the not so fun times over
  3. You know, I hadn't thought of or even paid any attention to the missing external tanks on 62-1804. Now, I am confused! All of the pics I have in my gallery show external tanks on my plane. Also they are on the plane later on in the pics of it at Little Rock. I think I remember the external tanks being removed from the A models at Naha due to bullet holes! I am going to have to check with Steve Mudge or Dennis Guinane who were good friends (and still are) while at CCK. I think they would know. 62-1804 was the only plane at CCK I ever flew with (lived on it), & you would think I would reme
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    Sitting on a table behind Bks. 336 CCKAB Taiwan 1969 Dennis Guinane, Ken Carlson. Peter McPheters & ??
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    1804 ready to go-----as usual
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    Nav. Table on 62-1804
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    1804 parked in with other birds.
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    My old bird 62-1804 at Little Rock
  9. Msgt Andrew Haskell 35th flight chief..Ssgt Bromley left and behind. Sgt Dan Lafferty right rear
  10. Jeff, I remember that big move well. I was at CRB with my plane and the big swap was going to take place in typical military order with a little class. All of our E's were getting ready to start up and leave in a controlled order. It might have been a cool thing, but I missed it! We were ready to go and I was on the ground cord and we were going through the checklist and when it came to checking the props neither my #2 or #3 would feather! Anyway, 62-1804, along with me and my assistant, John Chase got left behind. While we were waiting for new E-Model props, the A's had returned. It was lik
  11. Dennis, welcome to the forum. I kind of figured there were no new "old " guys left. Your dates kind of coincide with my idea when Herky Hill was built! Now, another question. I spent many days and nights living at Herky Hill through June 1970. First with A models from Naha and then with E models from CCK. For some reason, I can't remember when the Herky Hootch (the bar) was built. Also, how about the officers quarters and club? It seemed like almost every time I returned to CRB and the Hill, there was something new and different, Also, the chow hall appeared during my time there. I do
  12. I guess nobody noticed the rat running up the crew steps!๐Ÿ˜ Just sayin, Ken
  13. Bill, I just experienced an "I didn't know that" moment. I didn't know that there were E-model gunships ever! I guess I just assumed they were all A's at Ubon until the war ended! The last time I was at Ubon was while I was stationed at CCK and was at Ubon for a "down & back" in 1970 . I had a good friend die when Warlord was shot down in 1970. That was an "A model wasn't it? Anyway, now I know something I didn't know before today! Thanks for the info, Ken
  14. Glad to hear you guys are doing well. So far my county in Montana hasn't had any cases, but my wife and I (both elderly)๐Ÿ˜ƒ, are playing by the rules and getting to know each other! We are painting the whole interior of the house and getting ready for a new floor. I hope this virus is over by gardening season.Usually mid-May. Ken
  15. Just a short Welcome Home guys. Ken
  16. Thanks, Jeff & Sonny, I am always happy to hear from you old guys. So far it appears our memories are intact. I think! Sonny, I was really looking forward to one of your birthday cakes. Oh well, maybe next year!๐Ÿ™‚ I do think we still need a " This day's/month's birthdays" posting like in the old days-----remember them? Thanks again for remembering, Ken
  17. That's a good one Sonny. I had never heard of a Lexophile. Ken
  18. Hey Lee, thanks for remembering. I hope you are doing well! Am I forgetting your birthday? It seems to me your birthday is the same day as Chris(tinwhistle)! So-----Happy Birthday Lee! Feb. 8!! Ken
  19. I remember being in awe of you Loadmasters hustling around all over the cargo compartment putting on and tightening straps while I was thinking I was helping you while trying to make one strap work! I got better as time went on, but I learned to stay out of your way when in-country and time was of essence! I have been wanting to say that for a long time! Ken
  20. Neat Christmas Card, Sonny. and I hope all of you C-130 guys and gals have a Merry Christmas . Ken
  21. Sonny, thanks. I found a place today that knows just what I want, and what they would cost each. Of course they haven't seen the booklet yet! The best part is there is no minimum order. I will let you know when I see them again. Probably next week. There is some funny but true things that I had forgotten about in that booklet. I remember now that I should have read the book before I ever went down town!๐Ÿ˜€ Bug me if you think I am dragging my feet! I do have a developing case of CRS. Ken
  22. Hope all of you have a nice Thanksgiving Day. And many more! Ken
  23. I remember when that happened. By that time I was at CCK but I think I was on a CRB input when I heard about it. It brings back old memories doesn't it? Makes me remember the 40 missions I was on the year before at that same month, and not even worrying about one of those 37's or 57's ever hitting us. Almost nightly. Being young and dumb helped though.๐Ÿ˜€ That old bird lived a long time and flew a lot of miles/hours before that night though. Ken
  24. Sonny, I will see what can be done to make more copies. You know, it can be done, but the question is the minimum number of copies! And at what cost. Don't be afraid to remind me, I have a bad habit of thinking I can do anything----now! Have a nice Thanksgiving, Ken
  25. I know, I know, I have mentioned this booklet several or more times over the years. Anyway, I finally found it and made a copy of the front and back covers. I am not able to copy the inside pages without taking all of it apart. So, here is what it looked like, and I guess I must have bought it at a BX on base. Probably the Flightline BX. All of the book doesn't pertain to all of us, but I am willing to bet it will bring back memories. If any of you guys have a good way of putting together some more books, let me know. The two pictures I am posting are just the front and back
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