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Have many slides and pictures of Mace at Orlando and Holliman, will be looking forward to the get together in 2001. Am two blocks from former Orlando AFB. Buy the time of reuion, all buildings on base will be gone.
Then continued ob to Atlas, Titan and Saturn V, launch teram for moon landing shot
keep up the good work!
Mech.1 (Guidance System). Crew Chief was Lee Kyser (who conspired with Beryl Ristine on the Wanted Posters on this page. Nuke Weapons guy was Joe Razidlo. Launch Officer was Major Finky. I'd love to hear from anyone who shared the TAC missile experience. My life is good. Still on my first wife and the kids both turned out well.
#1 Mechanic , electronics. Crew chief was John wellbeloved. Some of my best friends were, Chuck Margeson. Frank Maher, Perkster, My whole crew, most of the names I can't remember, Served on all 3 sites. Remember Capt Duffy, Lt Joe Womble, What was that black Capt name?
i was a mech 5 on capt banks crew on my first tour and an instructor at orlando from 1962 until 1966 when i returned to kadena . i also created the squadron ham radio station at kadena and ran many phone patches back to the world for lots of folks.
Joe this is very nice, and the quote may be true, but hope the true vote winds out. Walt
I have just found all these different web sites on the Matador this week and I am reliving some very fond memories of bygone days.
ITINERARY: May,59 - Oct, 59 Lowry, Electronics and Guidance School Nov, 59 - Oct, 60 Orlando, Backlog and crew training Oct, 60 - Nov, 61 Osan, Korea, Launch Team 5, Training and Standboard Crew Dec, 61 - Jul, 64 Orlando, Instructor - Crew Chief Aug, 64 - Aug, 66 Lowry, Instructor - Inertial Guidance and Crew Chief Aug, 66 - Feb, 68 Kadena, Okinawa, Instructor, FTD911L Feb, 68 - Jul 31, 69 Lowry, Instructor - Crew Chief, NCOIC Standboard Crew, Crew Training Section Retired Jul 31, 1969
Matador 58-60 at Lowry and Osan. Mace A 61-63 Lowry. Mace B 69-shutdown Kadena. Also worked on Minuteman II&III (Ellsworth and Vandenberg) and Titan II-Vandenberg.
WENT WITH 11TH TMS TO SEMBACH IN 56...CHANGED TO 587TH THERE ...WAS IN COMM/GUID AS GROUND RADIO REPAIR...DID DUTY IN LYBIA AND LANDSBURG....I WAS AT LAUNCH SITE IN LYBIA WHEN THE BIRD LOST ALL GROUND CONTROL AND WAS DESTROYED OVER THE MED....STILL REMEMBER THE NOMADS GETTING TO THE WHITE HOT BOTTLES PRIOR TO OUR OWN CHASE VEHICLES...RECRUITED PROMISED ME DUTY WITH SAME OUTFIT IN GERMANY...JOINED THE NAVY AND RETIRED .....ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO GET INTO TROUBLE IN THE AF BUT WILL NEVER REGRET THOSE DAYS..
Lots of fond memories. Have heard from Renninger,Ellis,and Balco. Lots more I would like to hear from. Thanks for the site. See you all in Orlando.
Was a Mech #2 on Capt Harms crew with SSgt Provoncher and Bob Arnold. So many memories .. Seeing the many photos of the block houses, the shelters, (and without the shelters!) and trying to stay awake on the night shifts .. Send me a line if you recall me.
I had a convention conflict this year and missed the reunion. Will try hard to make Orlando.
I enjoyed the firs reunion in Las Vegas and am looking forward to the next one in Orlando,Fla. I was one of the guys who built the training site at 'A'flt Sembach and was on the training crews with Capt Neilson,Sgt Painter,and Airman Bond,as well as with the later upgrade of the site with Maj.Robison,Sgt Lischka,A1c Baird,and our Civ.advisor Jack Conniff. We trained the crews and had a great time meeting a lot of great guys in the three years I was stationed at Sembach air patch. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of the guys at the next get together. thanks to Joe Perkins and the rest for the great web site that we can visit. See ya in Oct 2001 Johnny
I received great e-mails from Meine Komeraden von Flugplatz Hahn (somebody want to correct my German?): 'Marty' Martin, 'Zito' Esposito, Dave Maas and Steve Glazer. Joe, this is a great site. I love it but I'm changing from Juno (it stinks) to AOL, so I now have a new address. I hope to hear from other old buddies. I found some great old pictures, but I was using slide film back then, so I've gotta figure something out. Some other names I thought of: Joe Rea, Lou Yacco and Fred Mergle.
887th in Gruenstadt the whole time. Excellent assignment. Crewed with S A Moore, Bob Hagemes, Capt. Wakeman, among others. Good times with Ski, Bob Bolton, Jerry McBride, der Deeker, Robbie and George to name a few. Great friends. Welcome all correspondence! Hope to see you in Orlando.
Enjoyed going back in time
Worked on the 'A' Bird guidance system. Took over as crew chief from Ken Collingwood - remember him, great guy. Also remember SMS Fournier and Tsgt Bill Thomas? My only problem is I can't remember the site number - I think it was 5. While looking through the e-mail notes I saw some great old names - Lyscik, Martin, Esposito, Maas, Wiese, Dahl, Ruiz, Glazer and Renninger (I thought I was the left fielder on that softball team). Anyone heard from Bayliss, Quatrochi, Putnam, Doi or Heymans? Remember Lautzenhausen and all those bars?
Congratulations on having a great website. Since I missed the first two events, I am looking forward to the 2001 reunion in Orlando.
Thanks guys you really made my day. I have a lot of great memories of Germany, Bitburg & Sembach, the Air Force and the guys I was stationed with. I've been looking for a site like this for sometime. Today I received the Missileer News and decided to check the site out.