September 22, 2012
Lou Myers and Bob Mauger are trying to locate a Mace or Matador missile that could be put on display at the March Field Air Museum (located at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California). If you know of a Mace or Matador that may be looking for a “home”, please contact Lou or Bob.
From: Lou Myers
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012
To: TAC Missileers
Cc: George Mindling
Subject: Mace or Matador
I just spoke with Bob Mauger today. He has been volunteering at the March Air Museum, near Riverside, California, for over ten years and worked on the A bird in Sembach 1964-1966. He and I are interested in finding a MACE or MATADOR missile for the museum here. we already have a B52, SR71 Blackbird, and various other planes and missiles. If you know of any available missiles we are interested in putting one at the March Air Museum, which is located on the March Air Force Base, now called the March Air Reserve Base.
Pass this message on to other members that might know how to find one.
Joseph W. Hoover (Commander of Post 452, Mildred, PA)has verbally agreed to donate the MACE A to March Field Air Museum. And March Field Air Museum Curator (Jeff Houlihan) has agreed to accept the MACE A missile. The only issue is a shortage of funds at this time. We are working to find outside funding. I will try to keep you informed of our progress. Thank You all for your combined effort to help me with this project.
I thought this effort was put to bed when I looked into this. Last year March Field did not have funds to relocate the Mildred Missile. Has this changed?
TO GEORGE DEUCE DEMKO:
TO ED BRADISH:
We talked with the curator of the March Field Air Museum and he said he was very interested in the Mace missile. If you are in the area and could check up on the status of the Mace Missile in Mildred, PA that would be greatly appreciated. Jeff Houlihan is the curator at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org . If the American Legion in Mildred, PA wants to get rid of their Mace Missile, they can contact me at 4THECALIFORNIAKID@GMAIL.COM OR JEFF HOULIHAN at the March Field Air Museum at email@example.com .
GEORGE, I hope you have a nice time at your hunting cabin next week.
ED, if you get a chance to check on the Mildred, PA missile, that would also be greatly appreciated, as George may already be at his hunting cabin and missed this email.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.
To Russ : I’ll be going up to my hunting cabin the week of Oct. 22. which is near Mildred, Pa. Two years ago, the Legion wanted to send it back to Wright Patterson. They showed me the papers. I have pictures from seven years ago and two years ago. They could not afford the repainting and maintenance. At the time I was looking for a static display for our VFW Post. I also talked with Ed Bradish on Oct. 2.
I normally make a stop there when I’m in the area.I can also find out if they still have it,condition and etc. Let me know if you men need any information
reguarding the Mace Missile.
TO GARLAND FRANCE AND ED BRADISH;
WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A MACE OR MATADOR FOR THE MARCH FIELD MUSEUM IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA. SEE http://WWW.MARCHFIELD.ORG
WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP OR INFO ON ANY AVAILABLE MISSILES. I UNDERSTAND THERE IS A TM76A MACE IN MILDRED, PA AT THE AMERICAN LEGION. IF THERE IS A TM61 MATADOR IN DENVER, THAT WOULD BE A LOT CLOSER TO US THAN PA.
TO RUSS AND MAX;
I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE RESTORATION OF “MISS L”. I KNOW IT INVOLVED A LOT OF MAN HOURS AND AND HARD WORK PLUS THE SKILLS REQUIRED. YOU ALL RESERVE A LOT OF CREDIT. I ONLY WISH I WERE ABLE TO BE THERE TOMORROW FOR THE DEDICATION.
On google earth at 41 28 27 56 N and 76 22 38 32 W there is a Matador. I believe it belongs to an American Legion. If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll check it out to see if it is available. I don’t live too far away from it.
I wonder what happened to the B-61 that sat in front of Bld. 901 at Lowry for many years. Harold Elliot still lives in Aurora, he might know the location of it.