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  1. Another possibility if all fails. Contact Military Personnal Center and request copies of all his APRs, surely a reporting official would make mention of trips to Vietnam. When I retired I got all my old APRs and still have them. I'm glad I did because I attended a school and no record existed except for one of these reports. The office took this information and a diploma was issued.
  2. Since reading this post, I've been more interested in others profiles. Some of the profiles are very interesting and well traveled.
  3. Just looking at the weather a couple places I was stationed Dover and Langley. Looking at the lows near zero and highs in the teens and twenties, sure am glad I'm not in that weather now. just don't know how all of us adapted.
  4. Casey - this may have already been answered but here is a link to some A-IIs http://www.7406supportsquadron.com/history/c130aii.asp
  5. Bob - thanks that's the rotation. Best I remember he was a major at that time - could be wrong.
  6. Bob if I'm not mistaken he was on the rotation to Mildenhall earlier in the year Feb 69 - June 69. I don't remember a lot these days but I'm sure he was the AC on a flight out of Souda Bay in about May 69. Certainly a personable individual.
  7. If you don't mind where was the Nov 69 - Feb 70 rotation?
  8. A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him. He asked, "What are all those clocks?" St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move." “Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?" "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie." "Incredible," said the man." And whose clock is that one?" St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life." "Do you have one for President Obama?" asked the man. "Jesus has it in his office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."
  9. Larry - you're correct about the fuel, I remember this for a fact. Really seems like I should remember you from Langley - but it has been a long time.
  10. Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?" "Nothing important, sir," the airman replied, "I'm just here to hook up your telephone."
  11. Larry - Thanks!!!! I don't know if its in the gallery or not, just did a google search. Looks like we crossed paths several times, I also stayed two years at Incirlik - not my favorite assignment. You was in the 7406th before my time, and it was a great assignment until they consolidated all the shops with the main base. On the main base we got to work on every piece of junk ever made - on a clear cold night, if you would listen real good you could hear them old C-118s leaking oil. When I got assigned to the 36th Jerry Grainger was our shop chief, he passed away a couple years ago. Lot of good people in the36th and 7406th.
  12. Laurent - try this link: http://www.7406suppron.com/gallery/gallery.asp?action=viewimage&categoryid=26&text=&imageid=174&box=&shownew= If this doesn't work I'll post a picture, I know these 130s was in and out of EFAB and maybe assigned there - but that was before my time.
  13. Gizzard - what was Julius last name? I worked ECS at Langley 68-69, assigned to 36th. Of my three career fields ECS was my favorite, lots of TDYs.
  14. Don - if my memory serves me, you are correct about the Es. They was based at Ramstein and around 72 Rhein-Main picked up that mission. Their configuration was not like the AIIs or BIIs.
  15. james


    Rhein-Main got C-130Bs from Yakota starting in November 1971. Following is a list of tail numbers and dates of arrival at Rhein-Main: Nov 1971 aircraft 59-1537 Dec 1971 aircraft 59-1535 Dec 1971 aircraft 59-1524 Dec 1971 aircraft 59-1528 Dec 1971 aircraft 59-1530 Jan 1972 aircraft 59-1527 Apr 1972 aircraft 59-1533 May 1972 aircraft 59-1532 Jun 1972 aircraft 59-1531 Maybe this site has pictures of all the A/C or here is a link that may have pictures: http://www.7406suppron.com/main.asp
  16. When I was a young airman, rumor was that the pilot had to be over 35 years old to fly this. Has anyone else heard this story?
  17. Dutch - Got them for you, will be in touch for shipping address. Or if you want email me your address to [email protected] and when they come in I'll put them in the mail. Sorry had to buy the pair, seller won't split.
  18. Dutch - if you don't find any, a set on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-U-S-AIR-FORCE-EMBROIDERED-MASTER-SERGEANT-CHEVRONS-/370674462385?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564deb6eb1
  19. Short story about a crew from WG. In 1967, I was a young 2 striper stationed at Dover, and contacted Hong Kong Flu while TDY to Hickam. When the hospital released me I went on convalescent leave to Tennessee. When returning to Dover, I was at the airport in Memphis and noticed a flight crew walking through the terminal, one of the guys ask where I was going, I told him Dover, he said cash in your ticket we're are going to Willow Grove and we'll give you a lift. Well we loaded on that old C-97 and departed Memphis, while enroute we all talked and told them I was on convasescent leave. Guess they felt sorry for me, landed at Dover and dropped me off - nobody knows how grateful I was for that act of kindness. I do know the AC flew C-133s at Dover and was released from active duty and went ANG. Going from 133s to 97s, in my mind, was a move up.
  20. Did Willow Grove have C-97s at one time?
  21. james

    Who is it ?

    Could this be the next photo of the week?????????????
  22. Wasn't K.I. was a wonderfual assignment, was stationed there 79 and 80. Talk about snow, they had it. Knew this wasn't going to be an assignment like Hickam, especially when they said I needed a half track license to pick up crew members.
  23. If I am not mistaken, I think this is the same plane that was parked on a semi trailer in my hometown. I ask the driver and he said it was going to Maryland, this was about 4-6 months ago. All I remember is it had a female L/C name on the side of the A/C. I looked up her name, and If memory is still good, she was the Chief of Maintenance, or at least in the maintenance organization at Little Rock.
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