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3421st StuSqd, Lowery AFB, CO Nov 60-Feb 61 4504 StuSqd, TAC MSL, Orlando AFB FL, Feb 61-Sep 61 498th Missile Maintenance Sqd, Kadena AFB, Okinawa Sep 61-Jul 65
Really great to see everyone in Grapevine, We need to get more 586th people there next year. Marty Dave and Chico all looked great. Someone please help me get a hold of Joe Ellis, he lives in Paliuyup (S) Washington. No Phone # or e-mail address that works. I was the left fielder for the award winning 586th softball team. and occasionally worked at site 6. Most off duty hours were spent in the 'Cave' in kirchburg. Raced micro midgets (#76)
Went from Bitburg to Malmstrom AFB(Minuteman maintenance. Eventually was the Director of Contracting for the MX (Peacekeeper) Development and Deployment.
I went through Guidance School at Lowry late '59 and early '60 then on to the 310th TMS at Osan. Anyone remember the 1960 shots from the old Northwest Air Base on Guam?
How about that, this is great. Found you in the reunion section of today's (8-13-00) Newsday edition (Long Island, NY) placed by Julian Esposito. I was assigned to 589th C&G Sq. and 4504th MTW. Unfortunately I can't make it to Dallas due to other commitments. However, keep me posted for next year in Orlando. Sincerely, Norbert Koenig
Wow, what a site, not to many 498th people but that's OK..... spent time in AGE, maint. and on Crews 26 & 31...... Sites 3 & 4. Been a LONG TIME !!! harrya
I was sent to Sembach in 1957. Relocated to Hahn after only 3/4 Months at Sembach. Was in Africa for 1958 shots. Anybody remember the bird that would not come down??? Was also TDY to Bitburg. Spent most of the time at Hahn with 586 C. & G. Sq. Det. #2 (Idarkoph). Was also north of Hahn back in the woods. After Det. #2 closed was sent back to Hahn and assigned to 586th Group and worked offbase in the underground building next to offbase NCO club. Really enjoyed all of my time in Germany. Any other Crypto Operators out there ?? Donald Rhodd
I was an Instructor in orlando. 1957-60
I was in the last clas to graduate from Orlando. I went to Korea where we deactivated the unit.
My missileer time was spent at Hahn from Mar 60 thru Jul 63 mostly at site V. I have very fond memories of our generator room and the number of times those generators gave us all trouble. I recognized many of the names on the list and would like very much to see you all again. I'm planning to attend the Orlando reunion so put me on the list for two people. My e-mail address is: email@example.com. Thanks Joe and Gary for all your work in this undertaking.
Lots of guys I would like to see. Come to the reunion and lets get together.
Worked launch and maintenance in both long and RFML. Last assigned to Site V Hahn, closed out in Sept 66.
I was at Bitburg from 58 to m61 71TMS was in C flight launch was first crews at steinborn A flight was in Libya when thf missle burned We were awarded the first missle badges in Libya
Hi, GREAT SITE!! I'll be back 🙂 I really LOVE the Mace Missile and Teracruzer. Soon I will built a 1:32 model, based on the old Renwal (1958) kit. I have some information/documentation about this interesting weapon system. For your information. I have a big US Army Modeling Site with the name MIL-MOD: www.mil-mod.nl MIL-MOD has also 10 Newsgroups. Soon there will be on MIL-MOD a big historical article about the Mace/Teracruzer, incl. many photos. I hope you will have a visit. Thanks from Holland, Wim Vink
Guidance Mech at Sembach from June 64 until Oct 66. Was on crew at Grunstadt most of tour. Cochran, Hal Kern, Bob O'hara were crew chiefs. John VanHouten Mech 2. Jim Knapp was a maintenance officer (Lt.). I have seen him here at Peterson AFB, I believe he recently retired here also (O-6). Thanks to J.P. Esposito for letting me in on this site.
Was stationed at Hahn AB from 1960-1964. I was with the 586th unit. I worked at site VI as an AGE Repairman. Would like to hear from fellow workers, please call (843)634-7779. Look forward to hearing from you.
Hahn: Apr60-Jul63 Bitburg: Jan67-Jul69
looking to see some familiar names on the list and see them in the not to distant future. i have seen a few after almost 40 years and it warms my heart.
Hi, Joe, Love the site and the information it contains. Especially love the Editor's Staff. You are doing a good job with this site. Thanks for keeping me informed. Enjoy the reunion! God bless, Ken
I was trained at Lowry AFB and Orlando AFB and served on Taiwan (868thTMS). 1960-1961 My afsc 4333B. I was transfered to Fairchild AFB to be retrained on the Hound Dog but spent the last year of my service as production coordinator for the PMEL supporting service equipment.
I'm really glad I found this website. I have enjoyed seeing all the info and hearing about folks I haven't seen for many years. I was an instructor at Lowry, Orlando and the Cape in addition to crew duty at Hahn, Bitburg, and Kadena. The TAC Missile years were the best of my career. To whomever put this site together - Thanks!!
I was part of 586th at Hahn between 1960 and 1962. Enjoyed surfing in on web sites. Brings back a lot of memories. Keep up good work. Part of first group sent over to assembly and set up TM-76A,picture on cover of Missileer. Would like to hear from anyone there during this time.
Like to get my e-mail address on the roster,I'm already a member
69th Pilotless Bomber Squadron 1953, Patrick ABF. Hahn Air Base. Deployed from PAFB in September 1953 Departed Hahn Sept 1957. Served as Special Weapons Officer. Head of the Munitions Branch at Hahn, initally at Hahn in Butler Building on flight line, then Metro Tango Area when first built. Transferred to the 7382nd Provisional Group, while the 701st Tactical Missile Wing was being activated.Then to the 701st TMW. Served under Maffrey,Zachmann, and then Runyon. Departed for Vandenberg AFB then Camp Cooke.Spent 3 years with the Thor, then Minuteman with the 3901st followed by Headquarters SAC in Minuteman Branch of the Directorate of Maintenance. Air War College,J-4 Logistics of the Joint Staff, MAAG Korea as Senior Liaison Officer to the Korean MND, Joint Staff and Senior Service Colleges. Retire in 1973. Final assignment Andrews Air Force Base,Headquarters Command Military District of Washington, Washington DC