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  1. Lets not forget our heroes of Desert One. 37 Years ago.. Frank
  2. What does CT have ? H1's ? I believe that they have 8 airframes including the high time flyer. Could be wrong..
  3. Once again it's time to set aside a moment and honor those we lost at Desert One 35 years ago. Lest we never forget that the "Had The Guts To Try" Frank C
  4. ====================================================== Argh, she was a long time "friend".. I remember how beautiful she was wearing the initial gloss grey and yellow rescue scheme waaay back when she was with the 54th ARRS. I guess after 45 years she deserves a rest.. Money well spent.. Frank
  5. _________________________________________________________________________________________ Is 69-5820 still tooling around down there ? I remember her from her short lived days up a Pease AFB in the 54th ARRS before going over to the 67th. Just wondering if she's still amongst us. Frank
  6. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Lest we never forget. They Had The Guts To Try Frank Carberry Honorary Member, 8th SOS
  7. Thud105


    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I agree fully with the not lowering of the flag. Mandela was not a US citizen: member of our armed forces: or head of State. My flag stays firm at full mast and it in no way is it meant to dis-respect the man. I will avoid the politics. And BTW, I didn't lower it for Whitney Houston either... THAT was the ultimate insult to me.... Stand tall Frank C.
  8. Dave was a fixture at Pope/Fort Bragg for many years as were is cartoons. I heard a few years ago that that Dave passed away from cancer but I cannot confirm that. Hopefully some one here can confirm/deny that fact He was an outstanding funny guy ! Frank C.
  9. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yes, that's the bird that I was referring to. I knew that she was a shake & bake of C-130 parts all her life. I guess that the ole memory banks are 50% functional. I knew that someone would "come to the rescue" with solid data. Regards Frank C
  10. I believe that it was NACA/NASA that modified a B model with 2 J-85's suck and blows mounted out board of # 1 & 4 providing BLC/bleed air over the wings in a effort to test lower landing speeds. I believe also that it was retained by NASA/NACA after the test program for many years and flown sporting a non-standard round bulbouse nose. I'm sure that some more versed prop head will straighten all this out soon. I'm working from an ole memory bank here.. Frank C.
  11. The weaker sex is the stronger sex because of the stronger sex's weakness (or is it fear) for the weaker sex. Yup. Frank C.
  12. Well it's got 4 power levers and two yokes. Frank C.
  13. It's Hollywood. Need we say more ??  
  14. May we once again take a moment to remember those that gave it all at Desert One 33 years ago. My we never forget those we lost and all those who participated. I thank you all and will never forget those "Who Had The Guts To Try".. Thank You Frank Carberry Honorary Member, 8th SOS.
  15. As an FYI to those who would be interested: There are 2 "new" copies of this puppy for sale on Ebay for [email protected] Just passing along this intel to those who might be looking for Jerry Thigpen's outstanding publication.. The link is not op so just type in PS on the search engine, and they'll pop. I have NO connection with this offering.. Regards Frank C.
  16. As always, let's take a moment to pay homage to our hero's that we lost at Desert One so long ago. With the Herky site being inop this week, I missed the actual date. Non the less, lest we remember that they "gave it all". Frank C.
  17. Bill, I shot allot of military aviation photography back then, and the Hill flight line had one of the most BEAUTIFUL backdrops I've ever seen. The sunlit gleaming snow covered mountains were truly awesome.. Yep, Gods' country (and ours) . Chamber a round, it's worth fighting for.. Frank
  18. Giz, Pease is just a few miles inland from the coast and was a busy jump off point for many of the pond crossings. One of it's greatest assets was the POL pipeline that fed the base pol farm. fro Delaware (?) The 54ARRS was only there a few years as I mentioned and covered the east/west transits until the Keflavik based contingent picked em up or handed em off for the rest of the legs. They closed Pease in early although the 54th was long gone by that time. Bill, I'm glad that you enjoyed Hill, but the only thing that you gained in Utah was the Dune buggying and you missed out on some great deep sea fishing ! Frank
  19. Giz, Yep, it was either the 54th or 53rd ARRS (????). I remember they had a brand new HC-130N 69-5820 (overall ARRS grey) on the ramp, and she was factory fresh without a speck of "work dirt" on her. If my memory serves me correctly, the sq. didn't last all that long up there. Maybe a few years or so, and 5820 went on to the 676th ARRS at Woodbridge in the UK where she spent most if her future life. I wonder where she is now ?? At the time, Pease was home to the509th BW(M) with FB-111's and 135's. Pease was closed during the first round of BRAC chops and was turned into Pease Industrial Trade Port with the NH ANG maintaining a 135R op there. Regards Frank C.
  20. Dave Davenport indeed. Haven't been in touch with him for many years, but the word was that he wasn't doing very well with health issues. That was about 2 years ago. A pretty gifted and generous fella.. Frank
  21. Gang, Let us not forget the Desert One / Eagle Claw Op.. So long ago, but we still need to take a moment and appreciate all those that were involved. They are truly American heroes. Lest we never forget those that we lost. They all had the Guts to Try. Thank you all. Frank Carberry
  22. I hope that you notified all the proper officials and obtained the proper permits before starting this project.. You know, state and fed EPA: state hazmat gurus: state & federal beautification & historical preservation committees: and of course the "local" landmark preservation officials (aka little ole ladies with wide brim flowered hats). I trust that you also have the required 5 bulk containers for proper material sort and disposal: wood, plaster, plastic (if any), heavy metals, plus all the reconstruction material waste that your generating. Oh, and don't forget the local building inspectors' payoff (smack ?)... Just kidding..... Frank C.
  23. Tiny, I'm sure that he's happily making music inside the "Pearly gates" and loving it.. Take it slow, and above all, take care of yourself as well.. Frank C..
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