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The Red Stuff

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  1. Tips. http://militaryadvantage.military.com/author/benjamin-krause/
  2. Pat, Start here. http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/compensation/index.htm
  3. Houses one of the nation's largest collections of flyable World War II aircraft and is a treasure trove of memorabilia. Short story with 95 photos and captions. http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110205/NEWS01/102040352/History-takes-flight-Palm-Springs-Air-Museum?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  4. Clap from Angeles. Reminds me of the mandatory clap prevention meeting in the theater at CCK. Don't remember who was conducting it, but, the highlight came when he asked for a show of hands from those who had had it xxxxx times, followed by who had had it xxxx times, followed by....."you guys slow down and let the rest catch up". Brought the house down!
  5. Update: http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110202/NEWS01/110202013/Local-law-firm-offers-defend-balloonists-free?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  6. Mysterious East Valley farm's lawsuits ground nearly all local hot air balloons. The farms owner is suing the FAA, FDA, and countless others. You will not believe this. http://www.mydesert.com/article/20110130/NEWS01/101300311/Mysterious-east-valley-farm-s-lawsuits-ground-nearly-all-local-hot-air-balloons?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
  7. The one incident I'll never forget 1969. I believe it was an AR troop. Phase docks (hanger) CCK he was working on the rudder with all pumps off and tagged. Some yahoo turned them on. When the rudder centered his fingers were in the hinge system. Never did hear how he came out. Anybody remember the incident or who it was? The crap that happened to me was just that compared to what this kid must have gone through.
  8. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Officials here are creating a guardian angel system to help Air Force members who parachute to land safely and softly. "The parachutes are designed for pararescuemen who are going to be landing in austere mountain conditions to rescue personnel." "But GAAPS is also going to take over for a lot of the current parachute systems and potentially be applied across the Air Force and the rest of the military once it's approved." http://www.military.com/news/article/air-force-news/new-chute-system-under-development.html?wh=news
  9. Found this loss record 1960 / 1969. Complete with date, model, tail #, who the bird belonged to, etc: http://www.baaa-acro.com/Pays/V/Vietnam-1960-1969.htm
  10. His job was piloting as well as deputy for operations of the flight crews. Udorn ABCCC - 7/70 - 7/71 http://mofak.com/ABCCC_Flying_in_Vietnam_War.htm
  11. MIL-H-5606, we use to clean the valves and piston tops of flight line vehicles with it. Added through the carburetor and/or added to the fuel. SKYDROL, is some nasty stuff. Worked for Boeing Renton for a while and we were supposed to wear gloves when working with it. Seldom did. It seemed to be harder on some peoples skin than others.
  12. This incident was but a story told when I was in the service. The Internet has certainly changed things. While the sound quality is poor, the story and visuals make it worth the listen. 1964 Boeing test crews experience as told by the pilot of the mission. Included is video of the 52 taken by chase aircraft.
  13. My DD214 is so vacant one would think I had never left basic training. I did the Nam thing as well as a thirty day stint in Korea. I honestly have no idea who was supposed to keep our paperwork up, but they failed. That said, it was my experience if you moved around much while you were overseas. You were simply out of sight and out of mind on just about everything.
  14. A must read. Sadly, Bob passed away August 19, 2010. Take your time navigating the site, or you'll miss something. http://www.nf104.com/index.html .
  15. Name: DeWitt Clinton Morris Email: sripen46 at bellsouth dot net Hometown: Homestead, Fl Date: July 08, 2007 - 01:45 PM (pacific) C-130 Flight engineer ABCCC or 7thACCS Udorn and Korat 1971 1972 (2Tours) 21st Tactical airlift Sqdn. 1973 to 1977 .......................................... Name: Jerry Walker Email: carrabellefl at hotmail dot com Hometown: Panama City, FL Date: February 12, 2007 - 08:36 PM (pacific) I served by flying the C-130 with the 345th Tactical Airlift Squadron from 1972 to 1974. .............................................................................. Name: Dennis L Rogers Email: dennisrog at peoplepc dot com Hometown: New Carlisle, Indiana Date: February 08, 2007 - 01:01 PM (pacific) Hi all, I served in Ubon Thialand from 1966-1967. I was in the 433rd TFS Satans Angels and 374th TAW Blind Bats. I was 46250 bomb loader. I loaded F-4C's and D's Phantoms and C-130 Herkey Birds which I loaded Flairs and also launched them out of back door. Our load crew did a lot of arm and dearm duty for take offs and landings. Would like to here from anyone that was there for those dates. My crew cheif was SSgt Peterson. I attend the Vietnam Veterans reunion every year in Kokomo In. but have never seen anyone of my guys. .............................................................................. Name: Dale Robert MIller Email: rad-dad at sbcglobal dot net Hometown: Corpus Christi, Tx. Date: June 04, 2006 - 12:57 PM (pacific) USAF 1963-64 C-130-creew-chief TONSONNUT .................................................. Name: Sonny Cook Email: Sonny dot C at animail dot net Hometown: Hyattsville, MD Date: January 13, 2006 - 06:51 AM (pacific) 374th TAW, 21st TAS, '67-'68 Asst, Crew Chief C-130A Tail # 56-0489 Flew out of Cam Ranh Bay 1967 Crew Chief C-130A Tail # 56-0533 Blind Bat Flare Mission 1968 Flew out of Ubon,Thailand ........................................................ Name: Thomas C. Talbert Email: ttalbertjr at alltel dot net Hometown: Rockwell, NC Date: December 30, 2005 - 07:14 PM (pacific) 67/68 Sortied from Cam Rahn Bay C-130-A 56-0471 374th TAW 35th TAS. Where are all of you? .................................. Name: franklin D. JONES Email: FBUSTERJ at AOL dot COM Hometown: LOUISVILLE, KY Date: August 08, 2005 - 06:13 PM (pacific) SERVED VEIETNAN 1968-1969 LOAD MASTER C-130 OUT CAM RANH BAY ...................................................................... Name: J C Masura Email: jmasura at foxinternet dot net Hometown: , Washington Date: April 12, 2005 - 07:53 PM (pacific) CCK AB 70 C-130E Loadmaster ........................................................................ Name: David Szczepanik Email: gocounselor at aol dot com Hometown: Buffalo, NY/USA Date: December 29, 2004 - 06:43 PM (pacific) I was a C-130 jet engine mechanic in the 374th CAMS at Tahn Sun Nhut AB in Saigon. Arrived in country on November 7, 1971 and left exactly one year later in 1972, with a month-long TDY (inherent) at CCK in Taipei, Taiwan. ................................................................................
  16. Over a couple of days I've gone through all posts from '04 through Jan. 09, 11. I doubt I found all the C130 entries but, the ones I did find are in the next post........ hope ya find a buddy.
  17. And I thought I had kept a lot of paper work. Pictures. I have nine boxes of slides from back then, and haven't looked at them since they were taken. Perhaps it's time to look at them again.
  18. Chuck, Prisoners. That thought reminded me of a repair I made 68/69? at CRB. The plane had just transported prisoners and one of the charlies (with obvious hopes of bringing the plane down) had some how managed to work on a hydraulic line until it was completely broken in two. Fortunately, it was a drain line. Score one for the good guys. It seems to be general consensus that the hand gun issued was .38 caliber. I had always thought it to be .45 but, when issued to me they were in a holster and I never had the need to remove one (thank goodness). If we were staying with a bird, they issued that and an M16 with a single clip. Kinda silly I thought, but, as soon as I hit the ground I'd get an ammo box of rounds from the army, or. They were always cool with that. JG
  19. Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions 1. Acute and Sub-acute Peripheral Neuropathy 2. Angiosarcoma 3. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma 4. Adult Fibrosarcoma 5. B-Cell Leukemias 6. Bone Pain 7. Chloracne 8. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses 9. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons and Aponeuroses 10. Congenital Fibrosarcoma 11. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans 12. Ectomesenchymoma 13. Epithelioid Malignant Leiomyosarcoma 14. Epithelioid and Grandular Malignant Schwannomas 15. Epithelioid Sarcoma 16. Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma 17. Hemangiosarcoma 18. Hodgkin’s Disease 19. Infantile Fibrosarcoma 20. Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) 21. Leiomyosarcoma 22. Liposarcoma 23. Lymphangiosarcoma 24. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma 25. Malignant Ganglioneuroma 26. Malignant Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath 27. Malignant Glandular Schwannoma 28. Malignant Granular Cell Tumor 29. Malignant Hemangiopericytoma 30. Malignant Leiomyoblastoma 31. Malignant Mesenchymoma 32. Malignant Schwannoma with Rhabdomyoblastic Differentiation 33. Malignant Synovioma 34. Multiple Myeloma 35. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 36. Parkinson's Disease 37. Porphyria Cutanea Tarda 38. Proliferating (systemic) Angiendotheliomatosis 39. Prostate Cancer 40. Respiratory Cancer 41. Rhabdomyosarcoma 42. Synovial Sarcoma 43. Type II Diabetes
  20. Came across this site recently. It's sizable but, it may be worth the effort if you have ever wondered where a buddy disappeared to. There are also posts from family members hoping to get information about loved ones, etc. I have found no one I knew yet but, did find a friend of a friend and hope to link them up for that long overdue reunion. Non vets, if you want to sense the pulse of those who served then. As well as the obvious life long connection they have to a time long ago. This is a good place to experience it. The link provided is to the last page, which is actually where the first posts were made in 2003. Oh, and this too. I've made it through 100 pages and have only come across a couple of pranksters. Always a few. http://www.vwam.com/guestbook/index.php?page=343 good luck JG (mac)
  21. I don't recall ever seeing a Load Moment Indicator. Were they portable or fixed near the ramp?
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