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Name: D. R. Goodwin
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From: cedar rapids, iowa
Time: 1997-10-18 19:39:00
CommentsI reallly enjoyed your site. Super Connie's one of my favorite airplanes. SAC 1970-1974 Ellsworth AFB 

Name: Daniel A. Warren
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From: Lancaster, Ca
Time: 1997-10-17 08:05:00
CommentsGreat Page! Brought back many great memories. Served as Radar Operator with 962nd at Otis AFB. from Feb. 1961 to Aug. 1963 with a TDY to Fla. during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Would love to hear from others from that time period. 

Name: Richard Caliendo
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From: Chicago area
Time: 1997-10-12 18:53:00
Comments: Was in VW-14 AEWBARRONPAC, Barber's Point, Hawaii from 1/1/59 to 5/1/62 and flew out of Midway Island as a Radioman during that time. Interested in hearing from anyone from that era. 

Name: Chuck "Smokey" Carlson
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Time: 1997-10-10 21:34:00
Comments: Hi The page is a great find. I was with VW-11 from Aug, 57 to Aug, 59. Worked in the Radar shop and flew with Weaver's Beavers, Cdr Stergis and on the crew for the R7V. Was a third class AT. Remember playing football with Commadore "Jumpin Joe Clifton" in front of the old BJ's Club. Did Argentia deployments and back to homeport at Pax River. 

Name: Edward Penny
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From: Brewster, NY
Time: 1997-10-10 19:46:00
Comments: Flew as a CIM/ACICO with the 553rd (Crew 9) in Korat from Apr'69 to July'70. My fondest memories are from that time...Don"t hesitate to call, E-Mail, or write. Penny 

Name: Dave Crum
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From: Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Time: 1997-10-10 11:12:00
Comments: Great work! How well I remember the WV-3s of VW-4... I remember when we received Buno.141323... Was stationed with the Hurricane Hunters from 1960-64... My brother was an AMH1 who was involved in the addition of the "weather stations." It got pretty crowded with 33 crewmembers plus newsreporters, etc. for a hurricane penetration... Anyone who might recall me...was an AT3/2nd Radio... Brother was AMHC Daniel "Dickybird" Crum... Drop me a line if ya like! :) 

Name: cHARLES l. vANDERsTAAY
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From: WAREHAM mASS
Time: 1997-10-03 18:32:00
Comments: WAS STATIONED AT OTIS AFB FROM 1955 TO 1963 WITH 551 EMS/AMS 

Name: Rich Litton
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From: Mineralwells W.V.
Time: 1997-09-30 16:37:00
Comments: I was at Otis from the fall of 64 through the fall of 66 as a radar operator on 121's, and have many fond memories of that period of time in my life. Thanks for all the work I know went in to this site. Finding it was like a trip back. I started remembering things I hadn't thought about in many years. 

Name: Joe Eno
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From: Martinez CA /Claremont NH
Time: 1997-09-28 20:44:00
Comments: Fley with the 553rd out Korat RTAFB Crew 11 in 1969. A MATS Connie came to town last week and set me to looking for Connies on the net. OH What a find Great memories Any Bat Cat crew who want to swap info welcomed I have some Air Force Docs from a Ron Bogota along with a Squqrden Patch.... 

Name: Benjamin L. Andrus
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From: O'Fallon, IL
Time: 1997-09-28 16:00:00
Comments: I was first a co-pilot and then an Aircraft Commanderf with the 551st and then the 553rd from August, 1969 till Jan. 1971. I was stationed at Korat from April, 70 to Jan 71. I am interested in locating others who served at the same time. 

Name: Mark Hafez
Website: High Voltage Chat
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From: Home
Time: 1997-09-26 02:59:00
Comments: Hey, nicely done page. Check out this one:  - High Voltage 

Name: John Cook
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From: Raleigh N.C.
Time: 1997-09-25 13:20:00
Comments: Was in VW-4 from 67-70. Interested in talking to anyone who was there at that time. Robt. Lisi, I think I remember you, but can't be sure. E-mail or contact me. Thanks. Cammile was the last hurricane I worked. I was on MH-5 or #137896 as plane captian after they were reworked and repainted white and gray. I was floating crewman before then. 

Name: John W. Cook Jr.
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From: Raleigh N.C.
Time: 1997-09-25 12:23:00
Comments: I was in VW-4 as an ADR-2 Plane Capitan, from 1967-1970 

Name: Steve Lonmo
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From: South Carolina
Time: 1997-09-24 15:37:00
Comments: I was searching for Otis AFB and hit this site. My dad used to fly in these back in 67-69 at Otis. He has fond memories of the Super-Connie, though it has to be said they did go down quite regularly.... 

Name: Ted Sullivan
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From: Living in L.A.
Time: 1997-09-24 13:42:00
Comments: I was a "scope dope" with the 963rd AEW&C (552nd) at McClellan AFB from about 3/58 through 3/60 (then to King Salmon AFB, Alaska. Would sure like to hear from any of the guys in the 963rd. 

Name: Russell D. Hulbert, Jr.
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From: Houston - Honolulu
Time: 1997-09-22 10:46:00
Comments: 552 AEW&C Wing, McClellan 1966-1972 4 College Eye tours Radar Operator 552 AWACS 1978-1982 Air Surveillance Officer HQ PACAF (AWACS) 1982-1988 AWACS Staff/Flying Officer 

Name: TOM BURMAN
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From: BUZZARDS BAY MA.
Time: 1997-09-20 03:56:00
Comments: Dean, How the hell have you been? I've been out at Otis since I left AWACS in 1979. I'm now running the Avionics shop in the 102 FW "F-15s". Loved your Paper on the Connies, as they fill a special place in all of us Radar Techs that flew on them. If you have time give me a ring or E-Mail my number is in the book. Take care. Tom Burman 

Name: Robert Ray
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From: Pennsylvania
Time: 1997-09-18 07:26:00
Comments: Was looking for pictures of Connies and found the page.. Nice job.. I was a Nav tech on flying status at Otis from May 63 to Apr 66. bob 

Name: Dan Brimmer
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From: Pensacola, Fl
Time: 1997-09-17 19:03:00
Comments: stopped by to see f any Bat Cats stopped by. Great Site. 

Name: Bruce Blackburn
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From: Sacramento
Time: 1997-09-15 23:16:00
Comments: I was driving down Valencia after leaving Tuscon International when I spot old #554 sitting next to the road. Pima Air Museum, of course. I spent about 2000 hours in Connies between Feb. 61 and Apr. 64, flying out of McClellan and TDY to McCoy and elsewhere. I was a radar tech on #133 when it crashed on takeoff. Crunched a beautiful plane, but the whole crew walked away on shaky knees. BTW, #555 at the McClellan museum isn't the old "triple nickel" we know and love. 

Name: Barry Youngblood
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From: Walland Tn
Time: 1997-09-15 18:30:00
Comments: I Was Stationed In Key West With 671st Radar Sq . I Probably Talked To Some Of You On Radio. Does Brownstone Ring A Bell ? 

Name: Mark Hafez
Website: High Voltage Chat
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From: Home
Time: 1997-09-15 14:49:00
Comments: Hey, nicely done page. Check out this one:  - High Voltage 

Name: George Bletsch
Website: W. P. Bletsch AMS2,Navy,Mar.16,1970 Quang Nam EC121 Crash
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From: Paradise,Texas Rt.1 Bx49
Time: 1997-09-07 21:55:00
Comments: Brother William Pete Bletsch [Billy Pete] Killed March 16,1970 I thought until recently Da Nang, found out may be Quang Nam HE was AMS2 on Navy Willie Victor Atasugi, Japan Need Info to Rt1, Bx 49 Paradise Texas 

Name: Robert R. Rough
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From: Fayetteville, N.C.
Time: 1997-09-06 17:45:00
Comments: I am Robert R Rough from Fayetteville N.C. My air force career ended in C5's at Dover. My most memorable days were in the 966th and 964th AEW&C squadrons as ICT & Radar Crew Chief. Yesterday Sept 6, 1997 and today I Experienced the thrill of a lifetime for a connie lover. I went on Board US Navy EC121K #141292, VAQ33. This aircraft is at the now closed Florence SC Air & Missle museum. She was in perfect shape when she came a few years ago. She was heavily damaged in a grass fire a few years ago. No One attemped to repair the damage. It was sickening to see the once proud lady in suce pitiful condition . The USAF museum and DOver AFB came to the rescue. THis bird is being parted to restore and keep other connies going. I filmed the lift outboard wing panel and tip tank carefully removed, alos the instruments and gear right down to the seats. The thermos jugs are still on board. I went all through the aircraft. She still smells that connie smell. IF you are interested in anymore information please email me at BRough48. I am looking for patches 552nd wg, 966th,964thAEW&C, Gold digger and colledge eye. Former Crew members 1968-1971. God Bless connies and those crazy connie airmen. We were a one of a kind breed. BRough48 

Name: Sam Russell
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From: Sulphur, LA
Time: 1997-08-30 09:57:00
Comments: Great Page. I flew connies from Korat in 69/70. I'm glad us ole BATCAT drivers found each other. Anyone wanting to talk AF, Korat, Connies are welcome to send me mail. sam 

Name: GARY P MILES
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From: Okeechobee, FL 34974-4721
Time: 1997-08-18 13:43:00
Comments: SERVED IN AIRFORCE FROM 1968 T0 1971 AT McCOY AFB AND KORAT AFB 1969-1970 

Name: Mark Killinger
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From: SLC, Ut
Time: 1997-08-14 22:09:00
Comments: I'm fascinated by Constellations, in particular the military versions: WV-2, EC121J,K,M,P, etc. If anyone has any information of where I could lay my hands on a plastic model kit of one, I'd love to hear from them! 

Name: Warren J Van Amringe
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From: Trumbull, Ct.
Time: 1997-08-13 16:16:00
Comments: I was an Inflight Radar Technician with the 552 AMS from January 1970 untill September 1975. Its great to see a site dedicated to the Connie. Keep up the good work. 

Name: Warren Van Amringe
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From: Warner Robins GA.
Time: 1997-08-12 04:53:00
Comments: Nice to see a site for the old time Connie guys. Keep up the good work. 

Name: GARY P. MILES
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From: OKEECHOBEE FL 34974-4721
Time: 1997-08-10 14:39:00
Comments: I SERVED IN THE US AIR FORCE FROM DEC 1967 TO DEC 1971 I WAS A CREW CHEIF ON THE EC 121 AT McCOY AFB 1967-69 AND ON RC121 AT KORAT AFB FROM 1969-70 

Name: Paul Bigelow
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From: Navarre FL
Time: 1997-08-05 23:02:00
Comments: Great Info! Will try to find additional information and forward. Two -121s at Avra Valley AZ. Plus some others which have gone elsewhere. 

Name: Daniel Brimmer
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From: Pensacola Fl
Time: 1997-07-31 20:28:00
Comments: you brought back memories of Korat RTAFB. good times 

Name: Ken Kimbrough
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From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1997-07-29 09:42:00
Comments: This is a great site! My first AF assignment was with the 963rd AEW&C, 1963-1965. I went from there to 5th TAC at Clark and on to Det. 9, 619th TCS at Ban Me Thout, RVN (Pyramid 36) from Aug. 1965 to Aug. 1966. TSgt Tony DeCarlo helped get me transferred back to the 963rd where I stayed until discharged in Sept. 1967. Got to spend one College Eye tour in 1967. I also flew with Smiling Jack Turner, who was the finest officer I knew. I heard he was assasinated in Saudia Arabia after making LC. If anyone knows what really happened, I'd appreciate an email. Thanks, 

Name: Ken Kimbrough
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From: Atlanta, GA
Time: 1997-07-29 09:27:00
Comments: Great page. 963rd AEW&C, 1963-1965 and 1966-1967. College Eye 1967. 

Name: BROWN, JAMES M.
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From: GREENVILLE AL.
Time: 1997-07-20 17:48:00
Comments: TIME AND OLD AGE ARE PLAYING TRICKS ON MY MIND THE Q MODEL AIRCRAFT WERE 542,547,120 AND128. 

Name: BROWN, JAMES M.
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From: GREENVILLE AL.
Time: 1997-07-20 16:52:00
Comments: INFLIGHT RADAR TECH. 1964 TO 1972 AT MCCOY AFB FL. FLEW 5,300 HOURS IN D AND Q MODELS. I BELEIVE THAT THE TAIL NUMBER LISTED FOR ONE OF THE Q MODELS IS WRONG. AIRCRAFT 53-556 SHOULD BE 53-546. UNLESS TIME AND OLD AGE ARE PLAYING TRICKS ON MY MEMORY, I SPENT A GOOD MANY HOURS IN 53-546, A LOT OF IT AT 150 FEET ABOVE THE GULF OF MEXICO. 

Name: Ann Keppel Comes
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From: Bradford PA
Time: 1997-07-19 18:48:00
Comments: This is a great site! My dad--Lt. Col Robert Keppel--flew Connies at Otis (two tours from 59-63 and 67-68) and at Korat in 69-70. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knew him. Keep up the great work on this site! 

Name: Vicenzi Ugo
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From: Milano, ITALY
Time: 1997-07-10 02:38:00
Comments: My compliments and congratulations from a Constellation lover from Italy. 

Name: Earles L. McCaul, ex-USN AT1(AC)
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From: Tucson, AZ
Time: 1997-07-09 12:29:00
Comments: USN 63-71 Aircrewman in EC-121: VW-13, VW-11, VW-1 and PMR; did my part in Viet Nam at Chu Lai. 

Name: Don Borowski
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From: Mashpee, Cape Cod, MA
Time: 1997-07-04 19:16:00
Comments: Pilot of EC-121Hs at Otis from 1965 to 1970. First on scene after disappearance of Homey 64 over Georges Bank. Flew several to D-M. Then flew recips in ANG at Otis till 1984. 

Name: Frank Kluge
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From: Washington, DC now Dallas
Time: 1997-06-26 15:37:00
Comments: Was a member of VW-4 Hurricane Hunters at NAS Jacksonville in the mid 1960's. Any other pix of those fabulous Connies we had there? 

Name: Bob Frasco
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From: Cresskill, NJ
Time: 1997-06-20 16:30:00
Comments: Otis AFB Korat AFB Thailand I hated Connies in the service, but I love them now. 

Name: Barry Hall
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From: Daytona Beach, FLA
Time: 1997-06-11 20:05:00
Comments: What a surprise to surf into this page and find many names from the past, but wish I could find more from there. Radar Red Harren, Dick Hillyard, Phil "Pineapple" Panquites, Ray Hundley, Jeff Owens, most of us were original 551 Otis in the late 60's and moved on to McClellan. I left and returned to be with many others into the AWACS program and retired upon returning from Saudi Arabia after a tour as and RSAF Adviser and contract manager. What a life this has been this site really lite up my life tonite. Hope to hear frpom some old friends. 

Name: James P. Walsh
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From: Houston TX.
Time: 1997-06-11 12:17:00
Comments: I am very happy to have found this page. My father was A1/C William M. Walsh. He went down with "Homey 82" off Nantuckett on April 25, 1967. If any one out there has any info and or stories concerning the crash I would like to here from you. For the last thirty years I have wondered what his last 10 minutes were like. Now I am new to the inter net and still haven"t worked all the bugs out. If you can"t get me at jwalsh@netropolis.net please write to me at 111 E. 25th St. Houston Tx. 77008. Thanks for the site it was really needed in my case. 

Name: Tony Boyle
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From: Warner Robins GA
Time: 1997-06-09 09:46:00
Comments: I flew on the connies from 1964 to 1970 as a Senior Director with the 964th. I also was in Wing Stan Eval. I had seven 179 day TDY tours in SEA with Big Eye than College Eye at one in Saigon, two at Ubon, two at Udorn and two at Korat Thailand . I also flew out of Itazuke Japan and Osan Korea during the Pueblo Crisis. I am retired from the Air Force, retiring in1984, since retiring I have worked for the Northrop Grumman Corp in New York, Florida , and now Warner Robins Ga where I am a Principal Training Analyst on the Joint Stars program. Flying as a crewmember on the Connies was the highlight of my military carreer and I have only fond memories of the plane and the fine crews I flew with. If any body remembers me or just want to talk about Connies drop me a line. Your Web Page is excellent thanks for bringing old memories. 

Name: Gary O. Davis
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From: oak grove mo
Time: 1997-06-04 12:18:00
Comments: I was stationed at McCoy and flew the RC-121 & Goldigger EC-121 missions as a radar tech in the mid 60's. Left the AF & Orlando in 1966 after the Cuban crisis subsided. 

Name: Jim Satterwhite
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From: Albuquerque, NM
Time: 1997-06-01 11:53:00
Comments: CMSgt, ret. Radio Operator . . EC-121R 554 Recon Sq., Otis AFB and Korat RTAFB 1967/6), EC-121C/H 961 AEW&C Sq. Otis AFB 1968/69. EC-121C,D,T 964 AWW&C Sq McCellan AFB 1971/74. Many TDYs to Kef. from both Otis and McCellan. Several Gold Digger Missions from FL augmenting the 966th. Over 2,000 hours of Connie time. 

Name: Wayne Connors Ret USAF
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From: Seattle, Wa.
Time: 1997-05-31 22:58:00
Comments: Former Crew Chief 552nd AEW&C Wing on Acft 54-4051 VC121G. I started crewing the acft from 1972 until it went to the bone yard in late 1975 or early 76. I crewed for Col. Timmermens, Col. Halpenny, Col Knetty and one other Col. I can't remember the name. Its nice to see were not forgotten. Thanks for all the hard work.You've done fine job. Thanks Again 

Name: David Jackson
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From: Coppell, TX
Time: 1997-05-31 19:12:00
Comments: I was a Sonar Tech on the USS Dale (US Navy) when one of our EC-121's was shot down by the North Koreans in April of 1969. Our ship was in Sasebo, Japan for four days of R&R when we were ordered to put to sea ASAP to search for survivors in the Sea of Japan. We were the first US ship to arrive in the vicinity of the shootdown and we spent five or six days on our own in that neighborhood looking for survivors. Unfortunately we did not find any survivors or any trace of the aircraft. All in all we spent over three weeks running search patterns, several which took us within 50 miles or so from the coast of Vladivostok, Russia. I remember the cold lonliness of the search and wishing that we could find somebody or something that we could bring back just to say we accomplished anything. It's difficult to leave a mission incomplete. If anyone has any comments I would appreciate to hear from them. 

Name: Howard K. Murphy
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From: Vacaville, CA
Time: 1997-05-28 23:11:00
Comments: Flew EC-121R in SE Asia 1970 (553rd Recon) then EC-121D/T/Q/G at McClellan AFB (552nd Wg, 963rd/964th Sq) 1971-1974. Had 22 years total (11 active/11 reserve) mostly MAC (C-141/C-5). Currently a B-757/767 Captain for United. But, you know, flying the "super connie" is still one of the highlights of my career! 

Name: Jeff McDonald
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From: Santa Rosa CA
Time: 1997-05-26 17:01:00
Comments: I have to echo all the previous guestbook sign-ins - what a great find! I was in the radar shop at McClellan 70 to 72, and TDY a couple of times to Korat (with a lot of the guys that had been dragged back from SAGE Computer Maintenance). Recently found a couple of other memebrs of the 552AEW&C through the InterNet and will be passing on this site to them! 

Name: A.H. van Veen (Ton )
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From: The netherlands
Time: 1997-05-20 05:36:00
Comments: very nice pictures and documentation!! I am a constellation freak 

Name: Edwin Eiswerth
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From: Peachtree City, Ga.
Time: 1997-05-15 17:25:00
Comments: I was in Iceland during the transfer of the mission to AWACS. In fact I flew the last active scramble of "Connies" from Kef. I also flew as the Mission commander on the next to last bird out of Kef after we gave the mission over to the AWACS crews. I also was on the the last bird to visit Lossie with the Brits. I have great memories of the times in Kef and in Lossiemouth. Your page brought back great memories. I retired from the USAF in 1994 after a successful career in AWACS. I'd love to hear from the old connie crews. 

Name: Scott Saxon
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From: Originally California, but now Hawaii for 18 years
Time: 1997-05-08 13:58:00
Comments: Looks like all the Navy guys say the same thing... can't find much information. I was CIC, flew out of Agana, Guam with AEWRON ONE (VW-1) during 1967. "Typhoon Trackers" we were called, and I remember the wings flapping like a bird going into the eye at times. They told us the plane was chosen for it's flexibility, and would survive 18 feet up and down at the tips. We also acted as the "eyes for the fleet" on station over the Gulf of Tonkin off Viet Nam flying out of Chu Lai. Two engines out on a Connie was pretty intense one night, but we made it back with fifty feet altitude to spare, we were told. Love to hear from other crew members, especially Bob "Pete" Peterson, Roger Reynolds, Pete Sholty, or anyone who recognizes these names or mine for that matter. I now fly radio controlled model airplanes, and am about to start on a large (8 to 12 foot wing span) model of the 121. Does anyone have documentation, pictures etc. of the planes we flew out of Guam? Reward offered! Glad to find this GREAT site! 

Name: john wells
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From: Ft Lauderdale,FL
Time: 1997-04-29 20:46:00
Comments: I enjoy revisting this page often. I was in the 964th 1957- 1959. 

Name: Harry Kooyman
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Time: 1997-04-29 04:19:00
Comments: Flew in EC121K's & C121's out of NAS Barber's Pt,HI as a CIC/ECM operator with AEWBARRONPAC from 63-65. Have seen a few Connies/Willy Victors in museums around the country-some in great shape & some in pathetic shape.Still enjoy seeing the old bird whether on the tarmac,in books &videos, or (as in a few cases) in the air. 

Name: Andy York
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From: OH
Time: 1997-04-26 09:47:00
Comments: Dean, I was at McClellan from 1963-1974. Manay, Many Big Eye and College Eye TDYs, as you know very well, also. May TDYs to Keflavik also. AS well aas the occasional Family Man at McCoy/Homestead. I am now a gvoernment contractractor working as a flight test engineer on Joint STARS here in sunny Melbourne, FL. Lots of ex-AWACERS are here. Great stuff you are doing!! Keep it up! 

Name: Russ Sutcliffe
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From: Hayward, Ca
Time: 1997-04-26 02:03:00
Comments: Good to see these pictures. I worked as a Radar/ Nav equipment repairman on 121's from when I got out of tech school in '69 through '71. Worked on the AEW planes at McClelan and in Bat Cat at Korat. Never got to fly in one but did preflight checks on nearly all and got very intimate with the wiring. If Fellows, Cunning or Aherns find this site, drop a line. Good job!. 

Name: Carl Wenberg
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From: So. Yarmouth , MA. (CAPE COD)
Time: 1997-04-22 15:24:00
Comments: Agreat page !! Was an old Connie man from McClellan 1957-58 spent most of my time in AC&W Mich. Montana , Iceland, Germany, Fla. live on Cape Cod not far from old Otis AFB getting ready to retire from a utility Co. was here when connies went down off Nantucket in fact I know the son of one of the engineers that went down (Chris Nerolich) nice talking to you !! 

Name: Dick Shaner
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From: Md
Time: 1997-04-18 19:39:00
Comments: Just a former Willie Victor crew member from VW-2 

Name: Thomas W. Fauquet
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-04-18 13:03:00
Comments: I served with 963rd from June 1968 until 1970. I was a weapons controller, one of the rovers in Korat. I had 3 179 day tdys. My aircraft commander was Super Jack Turner who was killed in a cab in Iran. 555 nearly killed us twice, once on take off in Korat and once burning three engines off of iceland. By the way, do know where Nelson Starbranch is?? Tom 

Name: Thomas W. Fauquet
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From: North Carolina
Time: 1997-04-18 13:00:00
Comments: I served with 963rd from June 1968 until 1970. I was a weapons controller, one of the rovers in Korat. I had 3 179 day tdys. My aircraft commander was Super Jack Turner who was killed in a cab in Iran. 555 nearly killed us twice, once on take off in Korat and once burning three engines off of iceland. By the way, do know where Nelson Starbranch is?? Tom 

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Name: Frank E. Enterline
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 From: Harrisburg PA.
 Time: 1997-04-13 18:54:00
 Comments: I flew in the EC-121S-- We now fly the EC-130RR out of Middletown PA. It's nice to know some of the old ones are still being preserved!!!!


 Name: Ken Kimbrough
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 From: Currently in Marietta, GA (Atlanta
 Time: 1997-04-10 05:35:00
 Comments: I'm blown away!! I've been browsing for sites related to the connie and/or AEW&C for years. What you've put together here is really awesome. Iwas
 an ICT and have 2200 hours with the 963rd, circa 1963-1967. Did one BigEye/College Eye tour in 1967 (after a year at Pyramid, BanMeThout, RVN). I tried to
 get to the AEW Assoc. home page and got nowhere. I'm very intrested in joining. I've also been toying with the idea of writing a history of the 552nd for a number
 of years. Would really enjoy corresponding with you. Once again, a truly awesome collection. Ken Kimbrough SSgt - 963rd AEW&C


 Name: ROGER H, DAWSON
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 From: formally of 551 AEW & CON 1955-1958
 Time: 1997-04-07 21:44:00
 Comments: ARE THERE ANY OTHER AIR CREW MEMBERS FROM THIS ERA THAT ARE INTERESTED IN GOING OVER THE GOOD OLD
 DAYS?


 Name: ROGER H, DAWSON
 Website:
 Referred by: Net Search
 From: formally of 551 AEW & CON 1955-1958
 Time: 1997-04-07 21:31:00
 Comments: ARE THERE ANY OTHER AIR CREW MEMBERS FROM THIS ERA THAT ARE INTERESTED IN GOING OVER THE GOOD OLD
 DAYS?


 Name: Jeff Glasser
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Columbus, Ohio
 Time: 1997-04-06 22:50:00
 Comments: Great page! I was at Takhli ('72) and Korat ('73), but not with the EC-121s. I always loved to hear those four round engines revving up on take-off;
 it was a real breather from jet engines. I finally got my turn, though, in September '96, as a volunteer aboard the MATS Connie. I wrote a book about the war,
 "The Secret Vietnam War: The United States Air Force in Thailand, 1961-1975," and one of the considerations to go with this publisher was his inclusion of my
 section on the EC-121 (which was cut by a previous publisher).


 Name: William J. Carter
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Golden, Texas
 Time: 1997-03-27 11:02:00
 Comments: Enjoyed your website. I flew EC-121Ms as a "spook" with VQ-2 in the caribbean in early/mid 1970s until wel got rid of the Willy Victors,d and then
 I transitioned to "Whales". Hope VQ-2 gets a homepage like VQ-1 has some day! Thanks


 Name: William D. "Sam" Bass
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: St. Charles, MO 63304
 Time: 1997-03-18 12:57:00
 Comments: Served with AEWBARRONPAC as a Flight Technician from mid- 1963 to November 1964. Great site.


 Name: Michael R. Brown
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Los Gatos, California
 Time: 1997-03-09 14:10:00
 Comments: Worked in 552nd electrical shop from 67 - 71. Went TDY to Keflavic, Korat, Tainan, and Itazui


 Name: John A. Guntrup
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Bremerton, WA
 Time: 1997-03-08 08:35:00
 Comments: I flew the Navy EC-121K as a flight engineer from 1964 to 1967. What a great airplane.


 Name: Robert B. Andersen
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Wallingford, Connecticut
 Time: 1997-02-28 04:53:00
 Comments: I was with the 551st FMS at Otis AFB Mass in 1966.I worked as a reciprocating engine mech. (AFSC 43251). From Otis I was assigned to a
 special project called "Rivet Top" and went to McDill AFB in Tampa Fla. From there we went to Udorn Thailand in the fall of 1967 and then we were moved to
 Korat. We were at Korat along with College Eye and Bat Cat until we were reassigned back to the States in late 1968. Our plane stayed on at Korat with a
 replacement crew until sometime in 1969. If there is anyone who remembers Rivet Top please E-Mail me at RBA USAF @ AOL.COM. I have not found or
 heard from anyone I was over there with and you never read anything about Rivet Top anywhere. I have found many articles on College Eye and Bat Cat, but not
 my outfit. After I left Rivet Top I was stationed at Lockbourne AFB in Columbus Ohio with the 4413th CCTS working on AC-119 gunships and was there until I
 was discharged in Jan. of 1970.


 Name: George Merryman
 Website:
 Referred by: Net Search
 From: New Iberia, Louisiana
 Time: 1997-02-27 19:26:00
 Comments: The best homepage I have seen on the Connie. Congrads. Of course I'm interested in Connies. I have nearly 10,000hrs in the EC121R,D,C,G,H,
 (and what was the last one? I forgot)not the "T" Also several hundred hours in civilian connies. I feel like the 552nd is still my family. All getting old like me. I really
 enjoy the re-unions they have every 2-3 years in Sacramento. I can say enjoyed just about every one of my ten years in connies. Especially the "Gold Digger"
 missions. If you're ever in New Iberia, look me up. We'll either have some crawfish or gumbo. Depending on what time of year. Keep up the good work. We'll
 check here regularly. I pulled down and copied all the pages. Thanks again. Oh Yes, my phone number if you get down this way; 318-365-5884. George P.S. Oh
 yes, I have a few hours in old triple nickel that is now housed in the museumd. I copied a picture of it. Thanks


 Name: George Merryman
 Website:
 Referred by: Net Search
 From: New Iberia, Louisiana
 Time: 1997-02-27 19:19:00
 Comments: The best homepage I have seen on the Connie. Congrads. Of course I'm interested in Connies. I have nearly 10,000hrs in the EC121R,D,C,G,H,
 (and what was the last one? I forgot)not the "T" Also several hundred hours in civilian connies. I feel like the 552nd is still my family. All getting old like me. I really
 enjoy the re-unions they have every 2-3 years in Sacramento. I can say enjoyed just about every one of my ten years in connies. Especially the "Gold Digger"
 missions. If you're ever in New Iberia, look me up. We'll either have some crawfish or gumbo. Depending on what time of year. Keep up the good work. We'll
 check here regularly. I pulled down and copied all the pages. Thanks again. Oh Yes, my phone number if you get down this way; 318-365-5884. George


 Name: Paul Dimon
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Poughkeepsie, New York
 Time: 1997-02-24 22:02:00
 Comments: I flew over the North Atlantic with VW-11 back in the 50's when we were home based in Argentia, Newfoundland. Your page brings back many
 good memories from my youth. So far, I have yet to find some pages on the Navy AEW squadrons and the WV-2, but I'm keeping looking.


 Name: Bob Hill
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Kula Maui Hawaii
 Time: 1997-02-15 22:12:00
 Comments: One of the early group to fly with VW-12 on the "Willie Victors" out of Barbers Point. Manned the pacific barrier from 1957 to 1959 from Midway
 Island.


 Name: Allen Aamold
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Austin, TX
 Time: 1997-02-11 12:45:00
 Comments: Served in the USN. 4400 hours on EC 121 w/ AEWBARRONPAC Barber's Point Hawaii/Midway (1961-64)


 Name: Allen Aamold
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Austin, TX
 Time: 1997-02-11 12:43:00
 Comments: Servedin the USN. 4400 hours on EC 121 w/ AEWBARRONPAC Barber's Point Hawaii/Midway (1961-64)


 Name: Jerry J. Smith, LtCol, USAF, Retired
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Seattle, Washington
 Time: 1997-02-07 15:11:00
 Comments: I reported to Otis AFB, MA in March 1967 to the 553rd Recon Wing. We had no idea what the mission was and the rumors were hot and heavy.
 When we found out what we would be doing, it was more wierd than the rumors. I flew on Bob Coloney's crew, Coloney's Clowns, until the summer of 1968
 when I got my own crew. We took an airplane from Otis to Korat. Out of McClellan we had a prop overspeed which necessitated an engine change. We flagged
 Hickam, spent one night at Wake and flew on to Korat after flagging Guam. I left Korat early October 1968 and went to England for a USAF/RAF Exchange tour
 flying Hercules C.Mk.1 (C-130-K) with the Royal Air Force. Then it was HQ TAC where, among other things, I worked on AWACS. In 1974 I was transferred
 to the Instructional Systems Development Team under LtCol Deryl Sadler. My group developed and produced the training package for the AWACS flight crew.
 In 1976 the team transferred to Tinker AFB, OK to train the initial operational AWACS crews. I retired 1 November 1979 because the USAF had ceased to be
 fun anymore. I can't imagine what it would be like now with sexual harrasment, constant TDYs, etc dogging the troops. For more radial engine info, the KC-97
 was powered by four-Pratt and Whitney R-4360-59B engines, 4 banks of seven-cylinders for a total of 28-cylinders per engine. Each engine was rated at 3250
 horsepower dry or 3500 horsepower wet. Just some gee whiz information for you.


 Name: Jerry J. Smith, LtCol, USAF, Retired
 Website:
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Seattle, Washington
 Time: 1997-02-07 14:59:00
 Comments: The KC-97 was powered by four-Pratt and Whitney R-4360-59B engines, 4 banks of seven-cylinders for a total of 28-cylinders per engine. Each
 engine was rated at 3250 horsepower dry or 3500 horsepower wet. Just some gee whiz information for you.


 Name: ROBERT G. LISI
 Website:
 Referred by: Net Search
 From: EAST GREENWICH,RI
 Time: 1997-02-03 22:24:00
 Comments: From 1968 to 1969 I was stationed at NAS JAX and flew with Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Four (VW4), The Navy Hurricane Hunters. I
 have 850 flight hours on the supper connie and enjoyed every hour. I am also a member of the Quonset Air Museum in Rhode Island. I have one question, I can
 not find any history on VW4 or its planes. Can you help? This is a great Web page. Thanks.


 Name: Dan Christman
 Website: Dan Christman's Home World
 Referred by: Just Surfed On In!
 From: Rochester Indiana
 Time: 1997-01-22 20:00:00
 Comments: Great Page!! I'm going into the Airforce this summer! :-) Your Page really helps me get motivated!!!!!!!!


 Name: Bob Harper
 Website:
 Referred by: Net Search
 From: Dundee, Or but grew up in Paradise, Ca
 Time: 1997-01-20 12:04:00
 Comments: Was looking For reunions for the 552nd & 553rd Batcats. Was with the 553rd from its beginnings and served in SEA Oct 67 to Oct 68. Flew as an
 RO and CIM operator. Was with the 552nd Nov 68 to Feb 70 -964th. Flew as an RO. Was on crew #38 in the 554th in Korat--"Lawton's Losers". Hope some
 of the fellows out there might see this.
 
 

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