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Posts posted by RonDickson

  1. I can relate to the maintenance guys flying on Blind Bat missions because I was one of them.  I was in the Prop shop tdy out of Naha.  I flew at least once a month and my last flight was on 56-0477. May 2, 1968 I flew and then rotated back to Naha.  I only knew the crew because of that one flight but I will never forget them.  On a side note, I came across photos of the recovery process where 0477 was found but can't get back to the link.  If anyone has these I would like to see them again.  It's an touching process the MIA teams do.


  2. Sonny,

    i'll remember this joke next time I see a parking ticket. Funny!

    BTY I'm going to try to email you about a flight we were on together at Ubon on 56-0533. Something I'm working on.

    thanks Ron

  3. Fellow Herks,

    It's been a long time, but my experience with leaflets is as follows. In 1967 I was a Prop repairmen in Naha, and after some time I was sent to Ubon RTAFB in early 1968 to replace another Airman in support of the 'Blind Bat' flare planes. It was a chance to get some 'Air' time. I flew on every plane that would let me join as an extra crewman. I repaired the planes during the day and flew every night I could. it was exciting for a 21 year old. One plane came through to drop leaflets. My time with that plane was very brief but I did save a couple of leaflets. I'll try to attach them. They are also posted on My photos.


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