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John W. Alfieri wrote on February 12, 2013 at 7:56 pm
Lowry Training 1956 class 11076B, Bitburg - 1957-1960, 585th Support Squadron Weapons Maintenance.
Mike (Paul) Goshay wrote on February 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm
Sembach 587th tms 1962/1964 Gruenstad site 3
Robert J. Henke wrote on January 27, 2013 at 10:33 pm
Hahn AB 54-56, Rhein Main AB 56 to 58. Served as a Radio maintenance Chief at Hahn, maintaining radio contact with several of our outlying units. Moved to Rhein Main as Chief Radio Maintenance for Det 1, 69th Pilotless Bomber Squadron. Some of my friends that I remember names of were George Gehres, and a short fellow whose last name was Bernzweig (not sure of the spelling) who lived in New York city after his discharge. Been searching for anyone I knew back then, but having really bad luck finding them. They would be like me, someshere in their upper 70\'s or early 80\'s, if they are still alive.
Ivan Fairfield wrote on January 27, 2013 at 10:50 am
I am looking for members of the Rader Maintinance crew that were in korea from 1958 to 1960 that also took there traing in Orlando Fl. 1957/58.
Bob Bruins wrote on January 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm
Weapons mech trained at Orlando was statione from 1962/1964 at Hahn worked for a Sms Melinaro left to go to Eod school when sites closedqwmeq
Terrance Bennett wrote on January 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm
Okinawa Jan \'65- Jun \'67
Mech 1 Crew 38 Site 4B

I notice Danny Grossman recently posted site locations on Oki. You can see a recent photo of Site 4 via Google Maps at the following coordinates:
26Deg 27min 44sec N
127Deg 49min 28.59sec E
Eye at 955 Ft

Good Hunting
Bob Paretti wrote on January 10, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Hi all! Flt Controls tech school at Lowry Dec \'55 to Jun\'56, Orlando \'til \'57 Xfer to Pinecastle AFB (SAC), 321st Bombardment Wing, Orlando, Fla in support of Bell\'s RASCAL Pgm. Pinecastle was renamed McCoy AFB after Col. McCoy was killed in a air disaster. The RASCAL Pgm was cancelled and I got orders to Sembach 11th TAC Missile Sq. in Sep \'57. Next to Hahn AB and the 822nd TAC Missile Sq in mid \'58. Each time on a launch crew until rotation to states. Then to Lowry once more and 451st Strategic Missile Wing (Titan I) to oversee build and installation of first Titan I\'s and part of 451st Missile Maint Sq. In Jun \'63 PCS to Vandenberg AFB and 576 Strat. Missile Sq. in support of classified Thor pgm. I have the \'57 yearbook published for the 11 TAC Missile Sq at Sembach is anyone is interested in a copy (pdf). Also an official photo of Matador on Launcher at Patrick AFB, Fla and the launch team I was on, I believe Flt \'B\', taken 8-5-1959. Team traveled from Hahn to Patrick for launch.
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GORDON FISK wrote on January 3, 2013 at 11:35 pm
55to66 Orlando Patrick Canaveral Taiwan Hahn happy new to all you missileers I just got a computer and am learning how to use it my email is: FISKY531@YAHOO.COM Hows the Duece?
Kenneth White wrote on December 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm
I was stationed at Bitburg from January 1962 through August 1964 and assigned to the 71st. Tac Msl Sq with duty at Rittersdorf
Al Soboleski wrote on December 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm
1963 - 65 Mech. 2 Crew 9 Site 1A 873TMS
Danny Grossman wrote on December 13, 2012 at 7:23 pm
I was a 498TMG (Kadena AB Okinawa) launch officer at site 2B from late 1967 to closing Dec69. Thought you\'d be interested in viewing this Google Maps of the 4 Mace-B missile sites (what\'s left of them) on Okinawa. Pls pass this on to others. Thanx and Happy Christmas,Danny Grossman Chantilly VA 
Bryan Ruth wrote on November 10, 2012 at 2:46 am
My dad, T/Sgt James M Ruth (deceased) was stationed at Hahn AFB from 1959/1963. Thanks for hosting this site as I recognize some of the names of men dad served with!
Don Kendrick wrote on November 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Okie,11-63to 11-65.I remember some of these names.I was a mech 2 at site 1,mech 1 wa Poist,mech 3 was Border,mech 4 williams,mech 5 La Gree,Lt.Suhan was launch officer.
Clarence A. Bowers wrote on November 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm
In 1958-59 I was in the 58th Tactical Missile Group at Osan AFB, Korea. Our mission was to assemble and the operation of the TM-61 tactical missile. In September 1958 I got orders to go TDY Tainan, Taiwan for 90 days.Our job to support the TM-61 missile Gp. there.
wallace peco wrote on October 29, 2012 at 2:57 pm
was at hahn from the end of 1955 to 1956 then transfered to bitburg untill oct 1958 was in 69th tms at hahn then 36th field mant. then to vandenberg afb for atlas missle then open 565thtms at fe warren afb wyo 1959 helped build the sites there untill we closed the sites down in 1965 then went to plattsburg ny to help closed those sites down. was there 1 yr then to castle afb calf untill i got outoct 1966
jim gooch wrote on October 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm
Fifty years ago this week OAFB was busy supporting our military build up in response to the Cuban Missile Crisis.The TAC unit 4504MTW was sending drivers, trucks and equipment to Opa-Locka near Homestead AFB as well as around the clock support personnel to McCoy AFB to assist the large Air Force and Army presence there. Were any of you involved in these endeavors during those 13 days in Oct. 1962? Jim Gooch 4504MTW
Samuel Sam Allen wrote on October 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm
Lowry AFB and Orlando AFB, 1964. 498th Tactical Missile Group (CGM-13B Mace), Kadena Air Base, Okinawa-Jan 65 to Jul 66. Minuteman School, Chanute AFB, IL 1/67-3/67. 44th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota-Aug 66-Jan 68 (44350G Minuteman)
Jerry Krzmarzick wrote on October 5, 2012 at 11:41 pm
Sembach - 1963/66 I was a H-19 Helicopter Crew Chief/Flight Engineer with the 38th missile maintance squadron. Transferred to Davis-Monthan AFB 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing to CH-3C Helicopter Maintance. Reconnaissance Drone Mid-Air Retrieval was our job. TDY to DaNang AB Jan. to May 1967. Loved every minute at Sembach AB.
Glen Gillette wrote on September 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Matador school @ Lowry - 1959
Martin Co. factory training (Mace) - 1960
Lowry AFB - 1959-1961, Instructor
Guidance Systems, Kadena, Okinawa 1961-1964 (FTD911L)
Launch Crew Instructor, Orlando AFB 1964-1966
George Deuce Demko wrote on September 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm
I would like to find out if any missileers recieved the Mace missile tie tac. I recieved mine in early 1958. I think it was during the TDY trips to White Sands Proving Grounds on the development of the Mace or before the scheduled trip to the California State Fair.

If anyone knows the facts,they can contact me.

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Charlie Mills wrote on September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Patrick AB 53, packed everything up ,shipped everything to Bitburg,made S/Sgt in HF Radio operator,good duty, at Bitburg,married in town and also on base 1956,reception at The Albach,our favored place.went back there several times and owners still had our photos. Was with 1st Pilotless,then585th PBS.made one trip to Tripoli,watched the Patient Wife lift off. Was NCO in charge of new commutation equipment delivered to Bremen.Still owe Sgt. In HQ phone shoulder pads. Still looking for William W.Jackson in Louisville. Went back to Bitburg several years ago, visited old Comm building site on base with son-law who was with NATO AWAX.
Chuck Reustle wrote on September 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm
Tech School at Lowry AFB grad Dec 60. On to Orlando AFB for crew training (Mace B) Jan 61-Sep 61 on Launch Crew with Lt. George Blair. (Still in contact with him in Mass.) Went to Kadena in Sep 61 as member of the first launch crews at site 1 when operational. Came back to Orlando AFB as a Mech 2 Launch Instructor. Then on to Bitburg AB from 67 to Squad closing in 69. Had the oppertunity to go back to Kadena but chose cross training to Instrumentation. Retired in 86 after 12 years of recruiting. 26 years 1 month 23 days and loved it all!!! Good to see some names I remember. Chuck Reustl, CMS, USAF (Ret)
Don Ross wrote on September 16, 2012 at 1:27 am
Hi Don Ross here.......Matador Missile Guidance crew chief......PY-Do Korea Dec 60 to Sept 61 and Kimpo AB Korea Sept 61 to Jan 62.
Then into SAC (Radar Bomb Scoring) til retirement June 1979
bob braun wrote on July 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm
Orlando, Sembach, Frankfurt, Dreidorf, Garian, etc - I would like to contact Gene Buckner - appreciate any info on Buck or Tom Clement.
AL Carangelo wrote on June 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm
Picked up this site fromTom Maslow thru the 100AMMS Past Our Prime Squadron (POPS).

I was stationed @ Bitburg as a crew chief from 1964 to 1967. I was also stationed in Tucson with Tom & Sid Couey. 100th AMMS, 100SRW with the Drones AKA: RPV\'s, SPA\'s.

I left DM in 1976 and took the position as Satellite Mechanical System Supervisor until I retired on March 1st, 1980 with 21 years of service. Had another 21 years with Harris Corporation, Government Aerospace Division, as the Quality Assurance Supervisor located in Palm Bay, Florida.

I still have a lot of documents from my time at Bitburg. Hope to search your site @ a later date as I travel frequently and review my folder on Bitburg also.


AL Carangelo