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  1. Dan, the external fuel tanks where outboard the engines on the A models. Mike
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    Viet A

    I was flying on AC 130 A gunships at Karot when this took place we got task to move 9 SVAF C 130A models to Anderson AFB Guam we had 24 hours to get them out of Thialand, went to Clark AFB, PI spent one night then to Anderson AFB, Guam where ram team took them over and did their thing, about 2 months later we took them to depots in the states. The door was replaced at Utopia. As to who or how many fell out is unknown to me I heard several tales but no proof to any of them. My crew drew 56-0500 both trips, was a good plane once we got bleed air leak in # 4 horse collar fixed, and a couple of radios, flew a loose formation using radios in survivial vest to talk to lead. We took 500 I beleive to Hays' depot at Brimingham, AL It later went to Tn Air Guard. only been 37 years ago damn how time flys. Mike
  3. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nwfdailynews/obituary.aspx?n=jerry-wayne-garrett&pid=156516817
  4. George, I understand where you coming from, my "whiz wheel" didn't have that on it. LOL
  5. Just found this on the net. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1135032--fire-breaks-out-on-military-aircraft-all-nine-crew-evacuate-safely?bn=1
  6. Lived under the airway between Dallas & Texarkana VORTAC, would hear a herky with a prop out of sync. and say something about it to the wife, she got to where she could hear what I was talking about and say ok fuss at the engineer. Drank many cups of coffee at Tye truck stop. Dyess was originally call Tye Army Air Field.
  7. Geroge, As far as I know there was not any missions in North Vietnam. Laos, SVN and Cambodia was the target areas. There was a total of 16 A's and 11 E/H's (The E's where upgraded with the -15 engines and a few other things and called H's). converted to AC's. I think there were 3 of each at the school at Hurlbert which got swapped out with depot imputs. Loses where 6 A's and 1 E . Mike Thompson
  8. If I posted this in wrong place sorry. Mike Thompson
  9. You mean Jeanie? LOL and I thought I had CRS Mike
  10. Bob, I was in 773rd late 73 to late 74, I don't remember him.
  11. I know this is the wrong thread for this so maybe Casey will move it to the right place. Was at the VA clinic today and was ask if I had Diabetes, it is now consideed a disability for some Vets exposed to Agent Orange. Mike Thompson
  12. For you "older" ones who have turned 65 don't forget you need to renew your ID card, it become indef. at 65. I have been using Navy Corpus without a problem since I turned 65 a few years ago, like not got onto Barksdale AFB, had to make Pass & ID my first stop, was escorted there by the air cops. Mike Thompson
  13. I think 129 had the Roman nose at that time. Mike
  14. KC 97G KC 135A EC 135C B 52F and too many transits to post. wurk Trans Maint at Hickam and Bergstrom T 38A (after I retired) Mike
  15. Pulled this off Yahoo Mike LONDON – British military planes entered Libyan air space to rescue oil workers and others from desert locations Saturday in a daring and secret mission meant to save those unable to flee escalating violence. The C-130 Hercules planes, carrying Britons and other nationals, safely landed in Malta after picking up the civilians south of the eastern Libyan port of Benghazi, Defense Secretary Liam Fox said. The rescue mission was bold because few planes have been able to fly through Libyan air space. It was not immediately clear if it was a British special forces mission, but the government has not ruled out using the SAS to evacuate Libyan oil fields and rescue trapped Britons. The mission apparently took place with great secrecy. Rescued oil worker, Peter Dingle, told the BBC that workers were told to stay quiet. "We knew this morning that the military was coming to pick us up, but we weren't allowed to phone home — there were no lines anyway — because when you inform the families it gets out in the media, and the British military need to keep this as quiet as possible," Dingle said
  16. The "Big Hump" was an IO in the 16 SOS for many years. He passed away Sat. Feb. 19, arrangments are pending. Mike Thompson
  17. I agree with you George, and beleive they still need to know systems. I guess if they have a power failure and can't use the "their computers " they go on coffee break, LOL If I remember right the C 5 had a built in computer that could be used in troubleshooting a few systems.. Mike
  18. When I was flying Gunships in Thialand we carried a 38 in the survial vest, checked it out at PE when we got our helmet,radios etc. When I got back to MAC in 1977 the FE and Load carried 38 cal. S & W "anti hi jack devices" which we checked out at the air cops armory [Yokota and Dyess], with the 3 hollow point and the 3 red rounds which where supposed to be loaded first, supposely they wouldn't go through the aircraft skin and then the 3 hollow points. Had to wear the shoulder hostler under the flight suit, who on the crew had the weapons, the 2 EM's with the big left tits. Mike
  19. Hope everyone has a safe and Merry Christmas. Mike & Ann Thompson
  20. I left a nlg pin in we change acft went to the spare got in a hurry forgot about it, Squadron ops officer was the AC, guess what I was presented at the next ops meeting, yep my personal nlg pin with streamer, still have it. Mike
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