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Julian Esposito from Levittown NY wrote on January 17, 2017 at 11:03 am
Joe DiPietro,
It been a long time since our days working at Sperry/Loral/Lockheed.
Hoping all is well and welcome to the Tac Missileer Group!
Jules Esposito
Joseph DiPietro from New Hyde Park wrote on January 1, 2017 at 1:40 pm
Kadena May 64-Nov 65, Site #4 Mech.1.
Was good friends with Eddie George, Jim Ringer, Al Joseph.
Launch Officer was Lt Womac. It was really great to see these postings.
George T. Callahan from Cheyenne, WY wrote on December 23, 2016 at 10:31 am
At Bitburg, 67-69, till shutdown. Ops crew, with Geovanni Nozolino as crew chief. Capt Ed Clark was Launch Officer.
Max R. Butler from Eustis,Fl. wrote on November 26, 2016 at 7:15 am
Hi Andrew, I enjoyed the flight conversing with you as well, especially taking the pics out the aircraft window that you were going to show your son as I recall. Take care and if you ever get down around Eustis, Fl. give me a holler. Take care.
Andrew O. from Simpsonville, SC wrote on November 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm
Max, I wanted to drop in and say hey. We flew from Charlotte to Las Vegas together, and I had a great time hearing a few of the stories from you and Joe. I hope you guys had a good time scouting out Vegas!

God Bless all of you guys for your service!
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, CO wrote on July 30, 2016 at 11:35 am
Paul Davis,

My email is I have been in touch with Kent Washburn & Larry Johnson. Thought I would post this so we could communicate.
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, Co wrote on July 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm
Great to hear from Paul Davis. If there was any mischief going on at Lowry, it was perpetrated by either Paul or I.
Randall B Vaughn from Goodlettsville,Tn 37072 wrote on July 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm
Wife,I and 3 children tried to visit the Steinborn ,Det 4,585 C&G last year , July 2015. The roads out of Steinborn were all blocked due to utility work and the only thing there now at the site is windmills. Still beautiful countryside and welcoming Germans .Economy not so good since Bitburg AB closed . Was great when was there 56 to 59 and part of the crew to set up the Steinborn site . Great times we had . Carpenter ,Pelletier Young,Crowbar ,Smiley ,Tosh, Talbot,And give me some time I can remember more . Looking forward to the Las Vegas reunion if I can live that long. That is a long time away guys .couldn't we have it in the spring,maybe May.
David Carmack from Melbourne, FL wrote on July 15, 2016 at 10:41 am
I was at Hahn AB serving at Wueschheim from 1987 to 1990. I provided communications support as a member of the 2141st Communications Squadron. I really enjoyed my time there as I attended Frankfurt American Jr High and High Schools from 1981 - 1985 and was able to visit my old friends and teachers. I do not miss the exercises and chemical warfare gear. Alarm Red was a nightmare. Black out curtains and night sorties of F-16's. Good times!! Thanks for the pictures.
Paul Hederman from Hobe Sound, FL wrote on July 10, 2016 at 11:55 am
Just found your website. It brought back great memories.

Started my AF career as a Mech 1 on a launch crew at Kadena AB, site 3 in 1967. Next assignment was test equipment maintenance in the "Black Shack" at Lowry AFB. Shortly after settling in at Lowry, the Mace program was cancelled...too bad, great bird.

Did a couple of years in air-to-air missiles and then crossed trained. I spent the next 17 years in B-52's as a gunner. I enjoyed flying, but you never forget your first love, the CGM-13B.
Paul Davis Sr. from Woodstock, GA wrote on June 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm
Dear Joe,
I am alive and well living in beautiful Woodstock, Ga.

I remember our time very well at Lowry.
I hope to see you soon so we can catch up and have a beer!

Talk to you soon!
Joe Lindsay from Aurora, Colorado wrote on May 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm
The posting by Tanya Archer prompted me to post this. Paul Davis and I were very good friends. I was an instructor at Lowry & a Crew Chief On crew 7 at Site 1 & later in my career I was a Crew Chief on Site 2. I hope he is still with us.
Russ Reston from Raleigh, NC wrote on April 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm
I have updated the Guestbook. Let me know if you experience any problems when trying to make an entry. Thanks!

Russ 🙂
Roy Giacone wrote on April 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm
Arrived Bitburg 1964 and left in 1966. Launch crew member, Mace B..71st, power mech. Trained at Orlando AFB late 1963. Lived off base as I had my family with me, on my nickel(under 4).Got my E4 promotion day before family arrived in Luxembourg. That helped out for sure. My crew officer was Lt Dave Gross, Crew Chief SGt. Hall, Weapons SGT.King,Missile Tech. Tom Coughlan, Robert Taube, and Jeff Morton. Was a great experience to have been part of something special. I finished out a 4 1/2 years as I had extended to make this tour happen.

Brenda Falconer Harris wrote on March 6, 2016 at 4:18 pm
My father, James E. Falconer, was at Sembach 1960. Were you in this group?
Captain James E. Falconer, USAF
Officer in charge of Armament Section,
589th Missile Maintenance Squadron,
589th Missile Group,
38th Tactical Missile Wing,
Sembach Air Base, Germany 1960.

I have a picture of the Squadron with a missile (?) TM-76A MACE with the above information on it. I\'m trying to locate others in the picture.
Thank you,
Brenda Falconer Harris
David L George wrote on February 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm
Bittburg 1960 Sembach 1961-1963Please send me info on July reunion at Dayton Thanks Dave
Chris McGatha wrote on February 19, 2016 at 6:36 pm
My Dad, James Rodney of the 454th. Airborne Missile Maint. Sq., Has passed away. I know he enjoyed staying in touch with friends he made in the Air Force on this site. 3 years ago, he purchased a model kit of a Mace missile for us to build together, but sadly his parkinsons left him unable to participate in the actual construction of it. Still, when I would show up to work on it in the garage, he would pull up a stool and we would shoot the breeze while I worked on it. Fond memories of that summer that I will cherish. If you have any questions, feel free to email me, or if you want to leave condolences the web site is:!/TributeWall . Thanks- Chris McGatha
Rick Slater wrote on January 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm
Looking for US Army personnel that served at Tainan AS, Taiwan in 1961-1963. You can message me on FB (Rick Slater/ I am seated at my drawing board, sketching an F-5E Taiwan fighter jet). Or you can email me at
David Beebe wrote on January 21, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Bitburg Air Base, Germany from 25 Jul 1964 to 18 May 1967. GSC at MSA. Barracks 104. My classmates included the following:
Truman A. Bass, III
James E. Witcher
John C. McHaney, IV
Roger D. Ford
Hayward McKinney
William (Bill) Maraffio
Charles Holubiak
Robert S. Lambert
John Dulaney wrote on January 18, 2016 at 2:34 pm
Stationed at Hahn, 1960-1963, worked sat asll three sites as they opened. I jusdt learned that my former Launch Officer, Major Charles Zauzig passed away last month, December 2015.
Chuck Reustle wrote on January 18, 2016 at 12:08 am
Just checking familiar names again. Joined USAF Aug 1960..OAFB teck school Jan 61 thru Aug 61 then to Oki thru Feb 63 as Mech 2 Site 1..B Complex.. Feb 63 assigned to Launch Training back to OAFB. Closed the Squadron then went to Bitburg thru 69 as Sq training and eval. Mace now done but crosstrained to R&D at Holloman AFB thru 71. Old Mace friend, Bob Holloway, said Recruiting would be good for me...so71 thru 84 I was recruiting in Fla. Retired Chief Msg Oct 84. Now living in Myrtle Beach. Recently lost my best friend from Oki..Dan Parsley..Much 2.Hope some of you may have also known him. I am on Face Book and email Judy also on FB. Good to see some familiar names. Just finished reading \"The Pioneers\" that my wife got me on Amazon. Fun read. Best of luck to all. Chuck Reustle
Norbert Mai wrote on January 17, 2016 at 12:43 am
Hahn 65/66 586th MMS MEMS Section. Worked with Dave Derain, Randy Doi, Gerald Johnson and others
Gary Renfrew wrote on January 12, 2016 at 2:34 pm
Bitburg AFB 3/54 to 8/57. One of the original members of the 1st PBS..we were trained in Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Base, beside Kirtland AFB where they had the B36 3-pusher engine bombers that shook the ground when taking off. Many memories of Bitburg and the great crew I worked with as a Weapons Fusing Systems Specialist, though I am among the few remaining today, and my wife and I are buying a home in Wasilla, Alaska to move this April.
Hermann Engel wrote on January 11, 2016 at 5:16 am
I was in Sembach from 64-66 till they shipped the Mace back to the US.I was one of the last to be in the 38MMS-Nov.66. I am looking for Jim Dutcher ( he changed his Email addresse) and Sewell-in 65 A1C-the man that saved us from going to war.
I wish all of you a healthy 2016.
Regards H.Engel
George Chenarides wrote on December 28, 2015 at 4:32 pm
Korea OSAN AFB K55 1960-61 310th TMS (We closed the 310th active squadron and then were transferred to Kadena where we met a dozen of our previous classmates from Chanute AFB Training School in Illinois).

Okinawa Kadena AFB 1961-62 498th TMG