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Posts posted by Spectre623

  1. In the May issue of the Air Force Association magazine in the AF Senior staff changes it reads...Brig. Gen Paul W. Tibbets IV, from Dep. Dir. of Nuclear Ops. STRATCOM, Offutt AFB Nb. to; Commander, 509th BW, AFGSC, Whiteman AFB, Mo....how sweet is that?  Anybody out there get it?????? Bill

  2. Well today we started to paint Ghost Rider in the colors she wore toward the end of her tour in Viet Nam, solid black with red FT and serial number on the vert fin. We are lucky to have a pic of her in these colors while in VN. All other numbers etc. will be in red We at the Marietta Museum of Aviation pressure washed the old gray chalking paint off for these past several weeks and sanded her quite a bit. We had 2 sprayers going and covered a great deal in only 4 hours today. We had a great team working on the old Herk and it shows. Included are a few pics. Will keep the site updated as we gett'er done and put all the lipstick on. Bill

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  3. Lots of luck Warbird pilot. Just an outside chance that the last outfit who owned the bird might still have them but is not likely. When this acft. was taken off the books all records would have been sent with the acft. to the Smithsonian or to the AF museum in Dayton or destroyed by the last military unit that owned it. When we got Ghost Rider, they flew it into Dobbins ARB and the only thing I ended up with was the 781 Forms and binder. Course we were going to display it not fly it...what are you going to do with it?;) Bill

  4. To BRLang. Billy I just saw an article on vietnamairlift.com with the same picture of you standing in front of the damaged Herk with the blown tires. The website owner is Alan Baker. Do you remember him? He says he was the AC on that flight. This may be the contact you need to prove boots on the ground. (Update... , Billy ,just read your last post and it appears you have your proof of VN service. Anyway, funny to see the same pic that you posted on another site.) Bill

  5. Looks like the B-47 wings were sawed off. Might be impossible to rejoin them and be strong enough to support 6 engines, 2 ext. tanks and 2 wingtip outrigger gears, even for static display. Here is a pic of all the stuff hanging on the wing. Not us guys ha ha. Bill

  6. If you could post the dates he was in Okinawa and Ubon, any order number and if you have a picture of him during that time it might jog someone's memory of him. If he has any boxes or files stashed away then dig through them. If you have what is called 'Blanket Orders" there may be names on them someone will remember. Hang in there Donna. Bill

  7. Welcome aboard AC130eng (Charles). And as for your bio John, ours looked ok till you hung your world history on the wall for all to see, ha ha . Just kidding John, it is you that gave me all the unknown details to my post on "245 out the back door" when I was stationed at Pope in 1968. Thanks for your great memory. Bill :)

  8. Glad to see most all you guys are getting your day in court about our service in Vietnam. Good advice given and taken on this thread that has been running over SIX years. We must have hit a nerve with the VA. Keep charging!! Bill :)

  9. This is from a friend whose brother used to fly L-100's. Couldn't get a jack under the jack pad to change a MLG tire so he used this set up to help "Getter Done" ha ha . Anybody out there have a similar story or pic. Bill

  10. Make sure bushings in scissors are good, (both ends of top and bottom link) the pin is screwed in tight and the thread matches on the tires. Check that the air pressure is correct and no large flat spots on the thread area. Also check steering cylinders for leakage. Check wheel bearings for correct torque. Bill

  11. Yep, James I remember Dover's flight line and hated it in the winter. Remember when the whole line was covered with ice which had been blown and frozen in ripples like a scrub board. Pushing powered AGE and stands on it was a killer. Horizontal snow sucked. Matter of fact... I never did like Dover at all or the C-133's. Bill

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