Name:
ROBERT TRAIL
E_Mail_address:
TRAILS@FTC-I.NET
Date:
27 Jul 2000
Time:
23:03

Comments

I Have Some Picture I Would Like To Send You I Was In The 497th Unit


Name:
Herman
E_Mail_address:
Hermanw3@swbell.net
Date:
30 Jul 2000
Time:
21:02

Comments

Kewel

<a href="http://nosuntzu.homestead.com/index.html"><img src=http://www.zing.com/picture/pc2b01e9c6b65eee9f94312fa7f045d43/ff8c1e52.gif.orig.gif></a>

 


Name:

Chris Somers
E_Mail_address:
Tbirds8046@Aol.com
Date:
31 Jul 2000
Time:
01:19

Comments

My Uncle flew the F-4G's in DS,my father worked on F-4D's out at McConnell AFB,Kansas.The F-4 is a aircraft that I still wished was in service, I used to dream of flying one, but as they say,"Good thing must come to an end!"

Cadet Col. Chris Somers Kansas Civil Air Patrol


Name:
bob coffman
E_Mail_address:
jobobcoffman@hotmail.com
Date:
02 Aug 2000
Time:
15:23

Comments

i was the crew chief on f4d #505 1973/1974 i still have the phantom bites to prove it .i have several poloroids of the last acft leaving ubon in 1974 as we were closing the base.it was a sad time for all knowing an important part of history was coming to an end and i would no longer get to visit the ninth floor of the ubon hotel


Name:
Don McCarthy
E_Mail_address:
LMAC7041@aol.com
Date:
08 Aug 2000
Time:
23:09

Comments

I am a recently retired Det. Lt., with the Waterford, Conn. Police Department. I am presently engaged in a book project wherein I am attempting to locate historically significant F-4 photos. Namely thoes credited with aerial combat victories.

I am attempting to locate photo's of the following F-4C's, most haveing been assigned to the 8th. TFW.

Tail #'s 63-7710 - 64-689 - 64-692 - 64-693 - 64-696 - 64-697 64-720 - 64-739 -64-839

If anyone has photos of these aircraft I would appreciate your help.

Don McCarthy - 860-442-2896


Name:
JOHN RODRIGUEZ
E_Mail_address:
RITMO7@AOL.COM
Date:
12 Aug 2000
Time:
20:55

Comments

WAS THERE IN 67-68 AND AM LOOKING FOR SOME GOOD F4 WALLPAPER FOR COMPUTER. WAS A JET ENGINE MECAHANIC.


Name:
Kristina M Norris
E_Mail_address:
nativemartian@worldnet.att.net
Date:
19 Aug 2000
Time:
01:47

Comments

Hello once again!!! I kast wrote to you when I lived in Las Vegas. I realize you must receive hundreds of E mail messages so I don't expect you to remember me. I helped the 57th FWW historian write their history and was delighted to find a trunk with 433 TFS items inside, including a satan's angels flag and red wooden stars for the MiG kills they made during Vietnam. I have always wondered what happened to the trunk. Lord forbid that someone threw it out!!!! Love your web site! The Wolfpack is my favorite Vietnam era fighter wing.


Name:
William Thomas
E_Mail_address:
Thomaswml@rbid.com
Date:
23 Aug 2000
Time:
01:53

Comments

I was assigned to the 8th FMS egress shop (71-72). I have a few pictures I'd like to share. Got to find them first. It has been a long time. Enjoyed the web site.


Name:
Middleton, Richard A
E_Mail_address:
art82518@yahoo.com
Date:
27 Aug 2000
Time:
20:16

Comments

I was happy to find this Ubon site. I was with 8th FMS 6/70- 6/71 and 7/72-7/73. I now live in Lemon Grove, CA just out side San Diego. I was in the sheetmetal shop back then. Try looking into the Thailand Laos Cambodia - Brotherhood TLC- brotherhood also. I am a member of the TLC.


Name:
Capt Briggs Warner...Pentagon Intel Puke
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
18 Sep 2000
Time:
17:53

Comments

Thanks guys!


Name:
Tony Sarganis
E_Mail_address:
Phantomstrike@prodigy.net
Date:
21 Sep 2000
Time:
23:44

Comments

I was a Phantom Crew Chief and Thuds also,from 69 to 74. 30 years later I'm crewing an F-4C 64-0823 at a museum in Northern Calif. This aircraft was in the 8th as the records show but not sure exactly what action she saw. Anyway, she is 99% and open for public inspection inside and out. WWW. PacificCoastAirMuseum.org Great site, thanks for the memories Tony Sarganis


Name:
Ralph Kresge
E_Mail_address:
kresge@ev1.net
Date:
25 Sep 2000
Time:
22:14

Comments

I was a crew chief with the 433rd, 66 to 67 at Ubon. Glad to meet all of you again. Lots of memories.


Name:
Jim GED Geddes
E_Mail_address:
seavet72@yahoo.com
Date:
28 Sep 2000
Time:
23:46

Comments

Great site Brothers. I'm a tinbender (sheetmetal) from the 432 FMS (LB II) and 308 TFS (LB I) TDY to Udorn RTAFB, guess my rotation Brothers from the 307 TFS ended up at Ubon. Got a few scans from Stars and Stripes one is talking about the bombing raid by the 433 TFS headed by Lt. Col. Hilton showing their "handi work" on the LANG GIAI railway Bridge [raid date Thurs. May 25, 1972 S&S headline Mon. May 29, 1972] - Might make some great chat at your upcoming Oct. reunion. Got another question about a photo I have of a Seymour Johnson (probably from the 334 TFS 4 TFW - TDY to Ubon in spring of 1972) - the (2) laser loaded F-4E [might be (SA) 69-7289 pic only shows 89] is in a revet at Udorn - date on my photo says Jun 1972 - I have a few ideas as to why it's at UDORN, fully loaded, but anyone here know for certain ?

As Rick Middleton [another tinbender and good friend] says check out the TLCB - great bunch of SEA (Brothers & Sisters all Thailand, Laos, Cambodia based service Vets and Civies - Air America etc.) http://www.tlc-brotherhood.org/

Just building my UDORN "EASY FLYER" site - stop by (no guest book "yet" - just drop me an email if you wish) will be uploading some more F-4 pics soon for a few look under my LBI Sector

http://www.geocities.com/seavet72/easyfly.htm

 


Name:
Marie Johnson
E_Mail_address:
M8J27@aol.com
Date:
01 Oct 2000
Time:
13:02

Comments

Thanks for this awesome site. It is still one of my favorites. Thanks for listing my sweetie and his crew. Keep up the great work and thanks for keeping this alive and for remembering...Marie http://www.angelfire.com/al3/ronnie Ronnie Hensley POW/MIA


Name:
Albert L. Farley
E_Mail_address:
nightal@teleport.com
Date:
05 Oct 2000
Time:
03:25

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon RTAFB during 1967-68 with the 1982 Comm Sq. Worked in the TOC building at the comm center. I enjoyed the web site very much. A lot of memories came back.

Thanking you for your efforts so that Ubon RTAFB and those of us who served there are remembered.

Al Farley (Sgt.)


Name:
Aaron Olden
E_Mail_address:
aviatorp51@hotmail.com
Date:
10 Oct 2000
Time:
02:07

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon RTAFB from May 67 to May68...In the 8th CES Crash Station....What memories sunday jam session at the Corsair club,booze and more booze lots of fun, getting the latest movie from the Aussie camp during our shift at the crash station. Memories go on and on................ I'm now in Sacramento Ca. Would like to hear from so of the crash crew. Great site guys.


Name:
Phil Lantz TSGT RET
E_Mail_address:
PHANTOMFIXR@YAHOO.COM
Date:
10 Oct 2000
Time:
10:27

Comments

I am wondering if the 8th T.F.W. would mind a Phellow Phantom Phixer who was stationed on the "ROCK" some comradre? I have started a web page on MILITARY . COM under the 44TH A.M.U banner. You are free to ck it out. They also offer you free E-Mail and a chance to create your own web page. My other E-Mail address is PHANTOMFIXR@MILITARY.COM.

 

Thank you for consideration. GO UGLY EARLY Phil, Crew Chief


Name:
Norm Sherry
E_Mail_address:
siltarius@hotmail.com
Date:
13 Oct 2000
Time:
16:41

Comments

Ever since i was a child the F-4 Phantom II has been my favorite aircraft, I am now a pilot, and wish to thank all involved with the aircraft for enabling me to be a pilot. Growing up with the F-4 made me decide at such a young age, what i wish to do with my life. To all the pilots who've flown it, both in peace time and combat operations....Thanks for the blanket of freedom you have provided for us! Norm


Name:
Rich Sroka
E_Mail_address:
srokahouse@aol.com
Date:
17 Oct 2000
Time:
20:43

Comments

I was one of the "Summer Help" in '72, a GIB with the 334TFS from SJAFB, NC, that wound up staying long after the Christmas bombing and into '73.

Great job on the site!It brings back a lot of memories, most of them very good, considering the circumstances.

 


Name:
Al Bork
E_Mail_address:
mckrob@forspeed.com
Date:
18 Oct 2000
Time:
21:02

Comments

What a great site, spent a few months at Ubon in 1970, TDY from Korat while the runway was repaired. Stayed at the old Aussie camp on the other side of the runway. Keep up the good work. As my grandkids would say, "awesome" Al


Name:
Randy Hill
E_Mail_address:
rwhill@peoplepc.com
Date:
21 Oct 2000
Time:
13:03

Comments

I was on TDY to Ubon and the 8th from Seymour Johnson and the 4th in 72-73. This is a nice site.


Name:
Larry Bolland
E_Mail_address:
lsb48@nauticom.net
Date:
23 Oct 2000
Time:
18:50

Comments

Great site loved the pictures.I went over with the 25th in May of 68, transfered to the 433rd. Spent a lot of time on the end off the runway on Quick check The rest of the time crewed 763 Still can rember alot of great times.


Name:
Arnie Harmon
E_Mail_address:
arniejayne@aol.com
Date:
25 Oct 2000
Time:
01:20

Comments

Great site!!!!!!!! Trying to contact NKP Brothers from 6/67 - 6/68 with 56th SOW Sandies or 606 Air Comandos.


Name:
cleeve sherouse
E_Mail_address:
sherousem@aol.com
Date:
27 Oct 2000
Time:
15:49

Comments

great site,plenty of dedication to some very brave guys,im ex R.A.F crash crew from the 60.70s,and an avid collector of phantom photos and information on the best looking and finest aircraft ever built.thanks again for a great site.


Name:
Joel Bloom
E_Mail_address:
bloomstore@aol.com
Date:
03 Nov 2000
Time:
02:29

Comments

Was assigned to 601 Photo in 72-73. Have photos of Da Nang fuel depot (was there too) after the 8th lead an air stike on it. The Wolf Pack did what the VC couldn't.


Name:
Jim Watson
E_Mail_address:
k9tildy@aol.com
Date:
03 Nov 2000
Time:
03:00

Comments

Was one of the first doghandlers at Ubon.Arrived in March of68 with 20 other handlers and dogs to start the K-9 section of the 8th SPS.What a pleasure it was to watch the F4s take off on ther missions although it was a lttle rough on the ears.My dog Fritz always tried to chase the Phantoms dowm the runway he thought they were just big trucks and all he wanted to do was bite there tires.later on after I left King a642 was KIA while defending the base during a sapper attack 2 other dogs were also WIA.Those dogs were absolutely fearless.There are now two WarDog Memorials established for all the K9s that served in the Vietnam War.One is at March Field Ca.the other at Ft.Benning Ga if you get the chance everybody should try to see them.This is a good site for all the men that served at Ubon Thank you Jim Watson 8thSPS K9 section68-69


Name:
Howard Aubrey
E_Mail_address:
hca@(remove-spam)fuse.net
Date:
04 Nov 2000
Time:
20:09

Comments

Brings back memories. I spent some TDY time at Ubon from Udorn where I worked in 7/13AF Safety, 1970-71.


Name:
Ken Watterson
E_Mail_address:
H2Odog@aol.com
Date:
19 Nov 2000
Time:
19:14

Comments

I was a crew chief in the 13th Bomb Squadron (B-57G's)at Ubon from Sept. 71 until the 13th deactivated in April of 72. I helped deliver the B-57's back to the states and then fininshed my SEA tour at Korat as a member of the 469th TFS (F-4E's). Great site! Would love to hear from anyone who was in the 13th at Ubon or the 469th at Korat.


Name:
James M. Robinson
E_Mail_address:
3965jmr@att.net
Date:
20 Nov 2000
Time:
22:46

Comments

I was on runway check the night the F-4 rolled down the runway fully loaded with 750's, caught on fire, the pilots jumped out as the acft exploded blowing a large hole in the runway in 1967


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
rmcmains1@cinergy.com
Date:
22 Nov 2000
Time:
01:35

Comments

I was working on the flightline the night the 497th F4 blew up on the runway in 1967. I and the crew chief of the plane were waiting for our planes to leave. Mine had already taken off and when the one that blew up started rolling, we saw flames shoot out from underneath.

It wasn't long for them to get it stopped, the pilot jumped out and dived into a bunker that was close to the runway. We kept waiting for the GIB to get out, finally he jumped and I think he broke his ankle. He run and dived into the bunker also.

I and Larry Edmonds took off and jumped into the line truck just as it took off. After the explosion, Larry and I went back to where we were standing on the ramp, and there layed the head of the tail hook, and it knocked a large hole in the concrete. Now that was scary. I think it missed hitting the tail of another F4 by just a few feet.

We found out later that the fire was started when a rotor blade from one of the engines ruptured the centerline fuel tank.

I don't remember when in 1967 this happened, but I do remember seeing it go. Randy McMains, 497th TFS 1966-1967.


Name:
bob sinclair
E_Mail_address:
krystal1@austarnet.com.au
Date:
23 Nov 2000
Time:
08:52

Comments

Was across the strip in Ubon at the Aussie Base


Name:
Forrest A. Blood III
E_Mail_address:
sjbfab@worldnet.att.net
Date:
28 Nov 2000
Time:
14:44

Comments

Yes, I'm a E-7 retiree and was at Holloman in the 7 & 8 TFS in 1976-1979.


Name:
Forrest A. Blood III
E_Mail_address:
sjbfab@worldnet.att.net
Date:
28 Nov 2000
Time:
14:44

Comments

Yes, I'm a E-7 retiree and was at Holloman in the 7 & 8 TFS in 1976-1979.


Name:
Michael E. Decker
E_Mail_address:
Medeck1@aol.com
Date:
28 Nov 2000
Time:
17:49

Comments

Was a crewchief on RF-4C's with 12th AMU, 67th AGS Bergstrom AFB from 79-83, and crewed F-4E's at 21 AMU, 35TFW George AFB from 85-90. Looking to hear from any old buddies.


Name:
Thomas "KID" Rex
E_Mail_address:
kidtlp@hotmail.com
Date:
01 Dec 2000
Time:
09:59

Comments

Great Site, Gentlemen Thanks to all who keep the spirit of the manliest aircraft ever alive. I am a GIB in the 71st FW "Richthofen" in the German Air Force, flying the Phantom now for 9 yrs (IWSO, FWIC). Prsently I,m working at the Tactical Leadership Programme in Florennes, Belgium as the Defensive Ops Specialist. But luckily I still get one week of Phantom Phanatism per month.

Thanks again, Phantoms Phorever !


Name:
Rich Dusek
E_Mail_address:
rdusek1285@aol.com
Date:
03 Dec 2000
Time:
22:22

Comments

Great Site - I worked at McD-D in '69-'70-'71-'72 - in the wind tunnel on E & G slats and then F-15 crew station. Turned down by USAF in '68 for bad knees, so went into industry. I have no way to express love and gratitude and thanks to all of you guys.


Name:
Msgt Walt Chamberlain
E_Mail_address:
maddog2840@webtv.net
Date:
04 Dec 2000
Time:
05:19

Comments

I was assigned to the 8th TFW, 8th EMS, Aero Repair, Kunsan AB, 80-81.

I crewed F-4's for four years, C's,D's,E's,F's and G's, while assigned to the 35th TFW, George AFB. I was the regular crew cheif.

The F-15 was a new boy on the block and the crews were all bragging about "The World's Greatest Fighter". We answered that the F-15 was the world's best trainer because it hasn't fought shit (1979). We crew the F-4 Phantom II. A proven weapon system, responsible for the deaths of thousands women and children in Southeast Asia. A jet we're proud to work on!!!!

Years later, the night we started Desert Storm, my assistant flight cheif was going around asking everybody how their attitude was. I said, "Back off Tommy! We're dropping live bombs on live people. It doesn't get better than this!!


Name:
Jim Herb
E_Mail_address:
jaherb@yahoo.com or jaherb@prodigy.net
Date:
07 Dec 2000
Time:
03:39

Comments

I arrived at Ubon in May of 68 with the 25th TFS from Eglin AFB. Was assigned to the 8th FMS in the Structural Repair at Pad #5.

I just met with a buddy I was stationed with there and hadn't seen or talked to him in 32 years. WAS GREAT! He has the pictures I took on the flight line, but will forward some of the as soon as I can get them back.

Sure enjoyed the F4 Phantom.. was really shocked upon arriving back to Castle AFB (SAC) and working on those old B-52's. Hard to believe they are still the "backbone" of the US.

Would love to hear from others over there during this time.


Name:
Torsten Radtke
E_Mail_address:
TrRadt@aol.com
Date:
09 Dec 2000
Time:
10:30

Comments

Hey I´m from Germany. I´m from the 72FW from Hopsten Air Base.I´m a F-4F crew chief. I send greeting to all people who work and worked on Phantom´s.

 


Name:
Mike Collins
E_Mail_address:
mocollins2000@hotmail.com
Date:
14 Dec 2000
Time:
23:25

Comments

Spent all evening checking out the site. Wish I could have had my dad, William Oneil Collins (Bill), here to share it with, he served with the 8th TFW at Ubon. He died two years ago this month.

Would like to hear from anyone who knew him.

Mike Collins


Name:
TIM
E_Mail_address:
TIM@SNAKEPIT42.FSNET.CO.UK
Date:
16 Dec 2000
Time:
21:05

Comments

GREAT SITE, THANK YOU. DOES ANYONE KNOW IF ROBIN OLDS IS STILL ALIVE? I WOULD LOVE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS MAN, I THINK HE WAS A COLONEL IN THE SATANS ANGELS, CAN ANYONE HELP ME FIND MORE PICCIES AND OR INFO ON HIM? THANKS TIM


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
rmcmains1@cinergy.com
Date:
18 Dec 2000
Time:
19:19

Comments

In reference to Robin Olds, yes he is very much alive. Retired BG. He was at the 8th TFW reunion in Arizona in October of 2000.


Name:
WARREN D. PEGUES
E_Mail_address:
Ddanpegues@aol.com
Date:
23 Dec 2000
Time:
20:38

Comments

Stationed at Ubon Mar 68-69. Worked in weapons and assigned to 497th TAC Fighter Sq.(Squadron Concept). Worked mostly nights due to Sq. night mission.


Name:
Frank Kiers
E_Mail_address:
Frank1Ret@aol.com
Date:
25 Dec 2000
Time:
16:30

Comments

Excellent site .Been following it for a couple of years.I was at Ubon from June '67 to June '68 in the 1982 Comm Sq.Maintained the TACAN and VOR ground sites,and helped GEEIA install a new VORTAC while I was there.We also trained Thai AF to maintain the equipment.Would love to here from other Comm Sq members who were there ,especially guys I worked with in NAVAIDS Maint.


Name:
Frank Kiers
E_Mail_address:
Frank1Ret@aol.com
Date:
25 Dec 2000
Time:
16:44

Comments

Excellent site.I have been following it for a couple of years.I was at Ubon from June 67 to June 68 in the 1982 Comm Sq.I maintained the TACAN and VOR ground sites.I also helped GEEIA intall a new VORTAC site while I was there.In addition we trained RTAF troops to maintain the equipment.Would love to here from any Comm Sq members and especially the guys I was with in NAVAIDS Maint.


Name:
Steve Knutson
E_Mail_address:
malcom@ptialaska.net
Date:
06 Jan 2001
Time:
01:47

Comments

An outstanding web site! I was with the 37th TFW at Phu Cat AB, RVN from 6-68 through 1-70. Phu Cat became the 12th TFW sometime after I left in '70. I was with the 421st MMS which became the the 412th MMS.


Name:
Henk de Ridder
E_Mail_address:
hipi@wxs.nl
Date:
09 Jan 2001
Time:
17:47

Comments

Great site, brings back a lot of memories of smoke trails and jet noise!!!!!


Name:
Tony
E_Mail_address:
A_Clarkson@msn.com
Date:
13 Jan 2001
Time:
21:13

Comments

I went to Ubon from Eglin in 67 and became a greese monkey in 435's phase dock. Went to Udorn in 69 and crewed 66-7554 with 555th. I found this site while trying to see what became of her . Last location I've found is Wright-Pat. Any info would be much appreciated.


Name:
Bob Mabie
E_Mail_address:
kb2uad@aol.com
Date:
15 Jan 2001
Time:
23:16

Comments

crew chief 25thTFS '68-'69 0792 Great website sure brings back memories


Name:
SCOTT BAIRD
E_Mail_address:
SALANBAIRD@AOL
Date:
19 Jan 2001
Time:
18:51

Comments

GREAT SITE...HAVE READ ALOT ABOUT YOUR EXPLOITS OVER VIETNAM. GREAT JOB TO ALL OF YOU.


Name:
BRYAN PHILLIPS
E_Mail_address:
bryanphillips@btinternet.com
Date:
21 Jan 2001
Time:
17:01

Comments

THIS SITE IS A TRUE INSIGHT INTO ALL THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE USA.IN VIETNAM.A GREAT DEAL WAS ACHIEVED BY ALL WHO FOUGHT THERE AT GREAT COST,THEY ALL COMMAND MY CONGRATULATIONS.WELL DONE.I AM AN ONLOOKER FROM THE UK AND A STAUNCH U.S.SUPPORTER.


Name:
Frederick F. Nyc, III
E_Mail_address:
lomaalta@flash.net
Date:
24 Jan 2001
Time:
22:56

Comments

Thought that you 8th TFW guys (especially the 497th TFS) might like to know that a book was published this past year that would probably interest you. The book "Blind Bat" concerns night FACs out on the trail. In addition to working you fast movers, we also worked A-1s, B-26s, and B-57s. The Blind Bat mission was stationed at Ubon for 3 or 4 years. The book makes interesting reading. Just thought you'd like to know. It is available at Barnes & Nobel, Amazo9n.Com & Book Buyers Outlet.


Name:
Bill Hanes
E_Mail_address:
waretc@yahoo.com
Date:
30 Jan 2001
Time:
22:17

Comments

Great site phor a great bird! Phor some reason the Phantom has always been one of my favorites. If any of you guys need a really great hand carved (not Phillipine) replica of your aircraft, check out soldontheinternet.com/war or e-mail me and I will send back a digital pic. You guys deserve more recognition than you have ever gotten for the great work you have done with what is probably the greatest aircraft ever built in the US!


Name:
Buzz Hodges
E_Mail_address:
buzzhodges@att.net
Date:
31 Jan 2001
Time:
19:01

Comments

I was a radar mechanic on the f4-d and was looking for a good picture of one for wallpaper.


Name:
Mike Ritchie
E_Mail_address:
MWRCAR@HOTMAIL.COM
Date:
05 Feb 2001
Time:
15:25

Comments

I was assigned to the 8th FMS egress shop (nov.72-nov73). would like to hear from some of the guys that were there with me.I really enjoyed the web site.It brings back alot of memories.


Name:
F4-D 66-7554
E_Mail_address:
jaherb@yahoo.com
Date:
05 Feb 2001
Time:
22:55

Comments

Tony.... the information I can find on 44-7554 is that it is now on display at WrightPatterson AFB in Ohio...

Nice to know it made it through heh?

Take care...

Jim


Name:
ALAN HENRY
E_Mail_address:
BRAINDAD47@AOL.COM
Date:
06 Feb 2001
Time:
12:20

Comments

Really enjoyed browsing this site. I was a Phantom crewchief with the 49thTFW, worked for 8th OMS @ Holloman and Takhli from 72-73. Later @ Udorn RTAFB w/ 432nd from 73-75. Great ol' Bird. Seeing pics brings back lots of good memories, Keep Up the Good Work!


Name:
David A. Ratcliffe, 1Lt., USAF
E_Mail_address:
david.ratcliffe@kunsan.af.mil
Date:
07 Feb 2001
Time:
19:29

Comments

Gentlemen, Sierra Hotel web site! I am currently the Chief of Wing Targets at Kunsan and proud to be a modern day member of the "Wolf Pack". We work hard to live up to the reputation. Thank you for this website which gives us some insight into our wing's past. Your site will become mandetory reading for the new punks in the flight.


Name:
Roger Holmes
E_Mail_address:
rholmes@nwol.net
Date:
10 Feb 2001
Time:
23:25

Comments

Was Crew Chief on RF-4C 67-437 with the 15th TRS at Kadena AB, Okinawa and Kwang Ju S. Korea in 69 & 70. Does anyone have any info on this particular Phantom? Would be nice to see her again!!


Name:
Philip Peters
E_Mail_address:
PetersPhilip@MSN.com
Date:
19 Feb 2001
Time:
20:41

Comments

great site. Makes me wish I wasn't a ground pounder walking all over I corp back in the day


Name:
Bill Hanes
E_Mail_address:
waretc@yahoo.com
Date:
23 Feb 2001
Time:
23:51

Comments

Just a note to tell you guys what a great job you did. Today I asked for some information on weapons loads for a particular F-4C replicas I am making (hand carved from naturally olive green wood) and got a tremendous response. Even pictures!! If I can ever be of service to any of you guys, just let me know. I make special deals for Veterans. Bill Hanes Wooden Aircraft Replicas, etc Arlington, Texas


Name:
LtCol Rayford K. Brown
E_Mail_address:
krkprod@vvm.com
Date:
24 Feb 2001
Time:
23:42

Comments

LtCol Joseph F. Tuso, Ubon 68, died after letting melanoma get to his 6. He jinked and juked for 2.5 years, but the bastard put a vital hit on him Feb 4th. He is survived by his wife Jean, five daughters (shot the balls off all of them), and twelve grandkids.

Rayford Ubon 434TFS Jul73-Jul74 Wg Loran Officer


Name:
Troy Dill
E_Mail_address:
tygmc@aol.com
Date:
01 Mar 2001
Time:
12:40

Comments

1966 to 1967 433TFW Crewchief F4C Satan's Angels (Ubon)


Name:
C. E. Buttrill
E_Mail_address:
cebdab@airmail.net
Date:
03 Mar 2001
Time:
00:27

Comments

I was in Ubon RTAFB from 01/72 to 01/73 with the 408th MMS Weapons Release. This is a neat site. I now live in Fairfield, TX. I did work on the F4-C's, but it was at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. The F4D and F4E's were their at the time. The F4-E's were TDY from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.

Went back to Davis-Monthan to the A-10 Warthogs.

Again, this a great site.


Name:
Ernie Snodgrass
E_Mail_address:
sesonadams@cs.com
Date:
11 Mar 2001
Time:
22:29

Comments

This site was truly a joy to visit I visited Ubon several times in the early 70's but I was stationed at Korat for 15 months if you have any Korat info please let me know. I had several friends with the c-130 gunships some I still have contact with today Again thankyou very very much for your site


Name:
Askew, Wes
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
12 Mar 2001
Time:
09:59

Comments

C-5/C-141 Loadmaster. Aviation history is my hobby. Thanks for your website and the sacrifices the 8th and other airmen made for freedom lovers around the world.


Name:
George Noe
E_Mail_address:
aldaris@earthlink.net
Date:
15 Mar 2001
Time:
00:26

Comments

Ubon 1973-74 FMS Egress Shop... "Black 3 Control "... sheesh! 12 on and 12 off...with a box lunch :)


Name:
George Marrett
E_Mail_address:
jmarrett@tcsn.net
Date:
15 Mar 2001
Time:
14:44

Comments

On January 24, 1969, I was Sandy One (A-1 Skyraider from the 602nd Fighter Squadron/NKP/Thailand) in the rescue of Honda 03A & B. Pilot: NASH and Gib: CLEMENT were rescued from a F-4D. How could I get the first names, rank and present location of these aircrew from the 433 TFS/ 8TFW ? THANKS George Marrett (805) 466-7640


Name:
Mike Goeden
E_Mail_address:
juvat@netwurx.net
Date:
16 Mar 2001
Time:
16:03

Comments

To the men who served in Vietnam: Thank you. To the officers and enlisted I feel so close! I have studied the war since I was a boy and ended up joining the USAF before college(87-91) and served at George AFB, CA and the "Famous" 8th TFW in Kunsan Korea. There is so much history to still be looked at and I enjoy the opportunity. I saw the F-4 take off for almost 3 yrs. before going to the F-16 at Kunsan. I feel attached to you all in a special way!!!!! Mike

 


Name:
Don Woolley
E_Mail_address:
dwbuff-1349@mindspring.com
Date:
16 Mar 2001
Time:
23:01

Comments

Great site, lot of memories, who said war was hell!? I am proud to have served with all of you in a noble cause, and I salute every one of you, officers and enlisted, well done!


Name:
Daniel J. Hollingsworth, Captm USAF, Ret.
E_Mail_address:
compilot@msn.com
Date:
19 Mar 2001
Time:
15:15

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon Oct 66-67. I was a Ssgt in Det 3, 621 TCS, also known as Lion (I was Lion 100) the local radar site that primarialy hooked up fighters to tankers in 3 "Anchors". This site brought back many memories. I volunteer at Champlin Fighter Aircraft Museum in Mesa, Arizona and we have a photo of Col Olds displayed in our photo gallery. I have some interesting photos including some of a fully loaded F4 on the Ubon flightline and some refueling photos and weapons release photos. A friend of mine (Joel Wilson) and I ran the Photo hobby shop on base for some time, so I have some copies of photos that crews took on missions.


Name:
Mike Hood
E_Mail_address:
mhood@hartness.com
Date:
20 Mar 2001
Time:
09:45

Comments

This is a great site.I have always been interested in your unit. I was stationed at Phan-Rang South Vientam in 1971-1972,then at Utapao in Thailand in 1972 for a while. My father was at Hon-Tre island in 1967-1968 at the radar site. Is it possible to get a autographed photo of Robin Olds??


Name:
Robert Krumnow
E_Mail_address:
wkrumnow@hotmail.com
Date:
20 Mar 2001
Time:
19:07

Comments

My father belonged to the 433rd from January 1968 to January 1969. He was an aircraft mechanic on several different airplanes, specifically FG 823. He would like to possibly hear from some others that were in his squadron, or get some information on how to find them. He also has pictures he would like to share. He patiently awaits your response. Thank you, his daughter, D Krumnow.


Name:
Jacinto Gonzalez, Jr.
E_Mail_address:
jacinto75@hotmail.com
Date:
24 Mar 2001
Time:
19:20

Comments

First off I want to say that I really enjoyed your web site. I grew up reading I much as I could about Robin Olds and the famed 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. I must say that reading all of the units exploits made me want to have been a pilot at that time. I'm currently under going flight training in Arizona and chasing my dream of becoming a professional pilot. I'm also looking into the possibility of joining the Air Force Reserve. I do have a question that I hope that someone can answer. I used to work with a gentleman by the name of Dan Macauly...I think that's the way he spelled his last name. Any way he was a fighter pilot with the 8th I believe back in 1967-8. I had the great honor of meeting him at the job where I used to be at. A soft spoken man, I never knew that he was a former fighter pilot in the 8th until one day I asked him if he was a pilot. He went on to share some relly great stories about his experiences in Thailand during the war in Southeast Asia. I looked at your roster but I didn't find him there. Well, I just wanted to thank you for your site and for keeping that spirit alive in which camraderie, honor and great pilots came together to form a cohesive fighting force that was the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing.


Name:
Jacinto Gonzalez, Jr.
E_Mail_address:
jacinto75@hotmail.com
Date:
24 Mar 2001
Time:
19:22

Comments

First off I want to say that I really enjoyed your web site. I grew up reading I much as I could about Robin Olds and the famed 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. I must say that reading all of the units exploits made me want to have been a pilot at that time. I'm currently under going flight training in Arizona and chasing my dream of becoming a professional pilot. I'm also looking into the possibility of joining the Air Force Reserve. I do have a question that I hope that someone can answer. I used to work with a gentleman by the name of Dan Macauly...I think that's the way he spelled his last name. Any way he was a fighter pilot with the 8th I believe back in 1967-8. I had the great honor of meeting him at the job where I used to be at. A soft spoken man, I never knew that he was a former fighter pilot in the 8th until one day I asked him if he was a pilot. He went on to share some relly great stories about his experiences in Thailand during the war in Southeast Asia. I looked at your roster but I didn't find him there. Does any one know him? I wan to thank you for your site!!


Name:
Jacinto Gonzalez, Jr.
E_Mail_address:
jacinto75@hotmail.com
Date:
24 Mar 2001
Time:
19:24

Comments

First off I want to say that I really enjoyed your web site. I grew up reading I much as I could about Robin Olds and the famed 8th Tactical Fighter Wing. I must say that reading all of the units exploits made me want to have been a pilot at that time. I'm currently under going flight training in Arizona and chasing my dream of becoming a professional pilot. I'm also looking into the possibility of joining the Air Force Reserve. I do have a question that I hope that someone can answer. I used to work with a gentleman by the name of Dan Macauly...I think that's the way he spelled his last name. Any way he was a fighter pilot with the 8th I believe back in 1967-8. I had the great honor of meeting him at the job where I used to be at. A soft spoken man, I never knew that he was a former fighter pilot in the 8th until one day I asked him if he was a pilot. He went on to share some relly great stories about his experiences in Thailand during the war in Southeast Asia. I looked at your roster but I didn't find him there. Does any one know him? I want to thank you for your site once again!!


Name:
Jim McKay
E_Mail_address:
jimm@resourcemkting.com
Date:
25 Mar 2001
Time:
19:44

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon in 1969. Was an AF Weatherman, did on base observing as well as upper air observing. I left Ubon and went to Dalat AAF in Viet Nam, supported Army operations in the Central Highlands. Put a Web Site together about Dalat www.resourcemkting.com/dalat. Dalat was not as nice as Ubon, we had no pool, no mess hall, no NCO club, in fact why Did I ever leave Ubon?? Ubon RTAFB Was a great duty station and I am damn proud of the mission. God Bless America.


Name:
Brian Teter
E_Mail_address:
bdteter@ucdavis.edu
Date:
30 Mar 2001
Time:
22:17

Comments

Does anybody happen to remember a WSO/Nav by the name of Mike Teter? He was my father (he died in 1983 after a lenghty bout with Multiple Sclerosis). I believe he was in country in 1969-1971 or thereabouts. I only recently found out that he was in the 433rd. Anyway, if you happened to serve with him, it would be nice to know someone who did. I am currently applying to become an Air Force judge advocate, so I have become more interested in the operational aspects of my father's service (we never really had a chance to discuss them).

Thank you for your time, and your nation thanks you for your service as a member of the best TFW in the vietnam war!


Name:
Dave Cook
E_Mail_address:
ThePhantomTwo@aol.com
Date:
11 Apr 2001
Time:
09:50

Comments

I am currently researching F-4C 63-7623,this aircraft was assigned to my unit(181st TFG,Indiana ANG)and my former flight chief was it's crew chief when it flew with us.I am currently constructing a model of 623 and the markings are to be when it flew in Vietnam.The decals I have show portions of the tailcode and aircraft number are in a light grey and other portions white,I want the model to be absolutly correct.Any pictures,desciptions,ect. would be great.

 


Name:
Robert C  Hitpas
E_Mail_address:
yodeler07@yahoo.com
Date:
11 Apr 2001
Time:
14:46

Comments

1966 came to ubon, was an electrician in CIVIL Eengineering Squadron. About the 6 day there i was at the pool drinking a heinikin. A large black gentelman asked if he could share the table. He sat ,asked where i worked ,how long in country,the regular get aquainted stuff. VISE BASE COMMANDER CHAPPIE JAMES JUST ONE OF THE GREAT MEN AND WOMEN WHO WERE THERE. R.C.HITPAS


Name:
Mark Marder
E_Mail_address:
mamarder@law.com
Date:
14 Apr 2001
Time:
12:23

Comments

I was in the 408 MMS 12/69-70, missile shop. Haven't located any names I recognize. If anyone recognizes my name, I'd love to hear from you. It was a great year, and 8TFW was the best of the best.


Name:
Ralph Kresge
E_Mail_address:
kresge@ev1.net
Date:
16 Apr 2001
Time:
22:22

Comments

was there 67 - 68, and i was there the 555th arrived in ubon, 433TFS, ssgt.


Name:
Oliver Gutsche
E_Mail_address:
Oliver.Gutsche@t-online.de
Date:
25 Apr 2001
Time:
16:46

Comments

Hey Guys, thanks for the show, keep on running the page(s)!! I´m a WSO at Neuburg Air Base (Germany), still flying and enjoying the mighty Phantom.

Thanks a lot!!

OLI


Name:
"MIKIE"
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
26 Apr 2001
Time:
02:55

Comments

HAVE JUST BEEN TO YOUR SITE, AND IT IS ONE FINE SITE. I AM AN OLD NAVY F-4 DRIVER, THIS SITE IS HEART BREAKING. IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF MISSIONS FLOWN, TONNAGE DROPED, AND MOST OF ALL OF FRIENDS LOST. THANKS FOR LETTING ME FLY AGAIN, AND TO REMEMBER OLDS FRIENDS. REST IN PEACE BROTHERS, FOR YOU STILL LIVE.


Name:
R.THOMAS FENWICK
E_Mail_address:
rtfenwick@webtv.com
Date:
29 Apr 2001
Time:
08:37

Comments

A great site but P51-F80-Itazuke-Korea days are not here. I submit my address in the hopes not all the boys from those days aret dead of old age.I was enlisted Crew Chief at MIHO AB {35th DS [Detached Service to you young whippersnappers] and Itazuke 1948-1951] I was commissioned 195 and flew F-102s and the B-58 HUSTLER. Retired l968.Would enjoy contact with that era. RGDS THE OLD SOLDIER


Name:
Tyrome Garris
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
15:02

Comments

 


Name:
tyrome garrison
E_Mail_address:
tyrogarr@pacbell.net
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
15:05

Comments

I too served in the 8th TFW some years later as a nineteen year old in the 8th SPS, 8TFW in Kunsan, ROK (8/76-8/77). I am proud to have been part of your legacy! I salute you all.


Name:
tyrome garrison
E_Mail_address:
tyrogarr@pacbell.net
Date:
01 May 2001
Time:
15:06

Comments

I too served in the 8th TFW some years later as a nineteen year old in the 8th SPS, 8TFW in Kunsan, ROK (8/76-8/77). I am proud to have been part of your legacy! I salute you all.


Name:
Cpl. Moore
E_Mail_address:
bradmoore@usmc.net
Date:
08 May 2001
Time:
11:28

Comments

Outstanding site. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

Semper Fi

Support American Troops - http://www.homestead.com/MooreSemper_Fi/other.html


Name:
Khai Nguyen Cao (Jingo)
E_Mail_address:
nguyencaokhai@yahoo.com
Date:
10 May 2001
Time:
02:08

Comments

I am Nguyen Cao Khai, I am living Phan Rang - Viet Nam, now Can you help contact old friend at Capt.Hayes, Col.Long, all people had been served for Unit :17th SOS "Shadows" Squadron USAF at the Air Base of Phan Rang (Thap Cham) APO.96321 Viet Nam.

OR any one who was there or knew members unit 17th SOS "Shadows" Squadron USAF at the Air Base of Phan Rang (Thap Cham) APO.96321 please E-Mail me.

_____________________________________________________ Capt Hayes, who trained me and was my close friend and Mr.Long (leader of the aircrew )

All members unit memmories : The filight missions : 61,62,63 often operated in the targets such as KHE SANH, DAKTO, MO VET three border zone, bordering Campodia, and other targets flight missions in the South VIETNAM territory. Before the flight mission taking off there wer bricfings on target flight roate, weather, taking rool call, control to remind the flight team's safety, all of these had been recorded : - Flight team leader (U.S.A) - Pilot " - Observation Officer (2) " - Air Gunner (2) " - IO " - And I "Symbol JINGO" . Rank NCO (First class) All members had usually call me "JINGO" name After finishing the flight mission to return to the base. (>100 fly mission with they)

Please contact me at my email address. If you have photo about members 17th SOS at air base Phan rang with have vietnamese on photo (perhaps this myself) , can you sent to me. please, I thanks you verry much. waiting...you Jingo Khai _______________________


Name:
Scott Buffaloe
E_Mail_address:
sbuffaloe@telocity,com
Date:
13 May 2001
Time:
05:10

Comments

Was assigned to 8th Tactical Dispensary, 8/68-9/69 worked nights mostly running the ER and ward- Remember the sapper raid where Gary Clarkson,Mike Maher,and Jim Watson were involved in the skirmish. Anybody seen any of these guys


Name:
Barry Sanders
E_Mail_address:
brjtsanders@msn.com
Date:
16 May 2001
Time:
20:59

Comments

Was at Ubon in 68 with Blind Bat operations loved the F-4's and the Aussie F-86's after my tour in Okinawa with 130's I went to Da Nang (1969)with F-4D's and the first in county F4-E's I was a Maintenance Officer with the #90th TFS, 421st TFW and the Gunfighters The 366th TFW. The F-4 remains my favorite off all the aircraft that I worked with my most favorite ride in any Air Force aircraft was the ride in F-4D 775 out of Da Nang RVN. Phantom Phanatic forever. Must have over twenty different F-4 models in my collection the largest being a 1/8 scale F-4E RC Ducted Fan flying model.

Thanks for the memories of the parties and poker games at Ubon Officers Club in 1968.


Name:
Bill Mack
E_Mail_address:
wbmack@msn.com
Date:
18 May 2001
Time:
15:13

Comments

This is beautiful! Thanks

497th may-sept 1997.


Name:
Dennis A. Jenkins
E_Mail_address:
denjinks72@hotmail.com
Date:
20 May 2001
Time:
14:43

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon AFB, Thiland from October 1968 to Nov 1969 with 433 TFS, SATANS ANGLES. I have been curious since that time, since the Vietnam war ended what the status of the squadron was and if there is ever reunions of the personnel of that era??? I was CREW CHIEF of an F4D tail number 817, equippped with, at that time the first ever LAZER GUIDED PRECISION BOMBING SYSTEM. I was 19 years old at the time and had hardly ever been out of my home state of IOWA so I met some real characters and had some experiences that I still can remember vividly. I had no idea that I would find this website!!! This great to know that I'm not the only one who wonders what has happend to all of us who were there. I'm terrable at names so I didn't recognize any of those who had submitted comments. One person I do remmember the most was a fellow named Paul Hill, I thinks the was from Alabama. We had a lot of good times over there, if your out there Paul, give a shout?? Unless they've got you locked up somewhere, Ha.


Name:
janis a. rush
E_Mail_address:
janismajor1@aol.com
Date:
20 May 2001
Time:
21:29

Comments

I was stationed there in 1968-69. It was a difficult year for me however, I did enjoy the photos. I dig around to see if I can find any to help add to the collection


Name:
Ronald G. Hester
E_Mail_address:
triplenickle67@earthlink.net
Date:
25 May 2001
Time:
17:05

Comments

I enjoyed the presentation. I just wish that more pictures from 1966 to 1967 would surface. I was there 10-66 thru 09-67. This was my second ture in the vietnam theater.

Thanks, Ron Hester ( the e-mail address says it...)


Name:
Tom Land
E_Mail_address:
TeLand@AOL.com
Date:
26 May 2001
Time:
09:56

Comments

Well done ..............


Name:
Buz Olson
E_Mail_address:
bolson27@home.com
Date:
27 May 2001
Time:
12:25

Comments

REF Project Bolo. Too bad you don't have an item on the intel that went into Bolo. e.g. eletronically changing the type acft being flown which urged the VN to scramble and the effort the USAFSS provided in locating the MIGs. Too bad the Navy F'4s weren't flying high enough to get the data. Guess it never dawned on anyone that the antennas were below the acft. Understand Col Olds cried (or almost cried) when he found out what the US could have done to the VN air force. Understand the VN ran when they found out they were facing F4s. Interesting site. Will pass the site info on to several F4 jocks in the local area.


Name:
james rowland
E_Mail_address:
rowland26@hotmail.com
Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
22:44

Comments

hello wolfpack! I was stationed at ubon from april 1969-1970 and july 1972-1973. I was a nondestructive tester(ndi)and presently a retired msgt living in the travis afb area. thanks for the memories!


Name:
james rowland
E_Mail_address:
rowland26@hotmail.com
Date:
29 May 2001
Time:
22:44

Comments

hello wolfpack! I was stationed at ubon from april 1969-1970 and july 1972-1973. I was a nondestructive tester(ndi)and presently a retired msgt living in the travis afb area. thanks for the memories!


Name:
HARRY FENSTAD
E_Mail_address:
hfenstad@cfl.rr.com
Date:
31 May 2001
Time:
07:59

Comments

I was in the 433rd TFS, 1966-1967.


Name:
SMSgt Ret Wes St.Clair
E_Mail_address:
wess@intplsrv.net
Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
15:02

Comments

I am glad to see there is an interest in preserving the history and memorabilia from the Kunsan Korea years.

I arrived as a SSgt in October 1977 and was assigned to the 80TF Squadron Operations in Operations Administration. In February I was selected to accompany Lt Col Douglas F. Shane to Taegu to activate the 80TFW FOL and form a F-4 fighter unit maintained by Koreans and USAF personnel. The FOL was latter changed to the 497TFS. The whole 12 months particularly those last 9 months at Taegu were some of the best times I had During my 27 year career. I was lucky enough to work with some very professional officers and enlisted personnel. As a Juvat I would like to see that history in writing.

 

Should you have any questions for that time please ask and I will try to answer to the best of my ability.

Wes St.Clair, SMSgt Ret Veteran Representative Oklahoma State Employment Security Commission P.O. Box 551 1115 N. Spurgeon Altus, Ok 73521 (580) 482-3262 wes.stclair@oesc.state.ok.us Home e-mail wess@intplsrv.net


Name:
SMSgt Ret Wes St.Clair
E_Mail_address:
wess@intplsrv.net
Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
15:02

Comments

I am glad to see there is an interest in preserving the history and memorabilia from the Kunsan Korea years.

I arrived as a SSgt in October 1977 and was assigned to the 80TF Squadron Operations in Operations Administration. In February I was selected to accompany Lt Col Douglas F. Shane to Taegu to activate the 80TFW FOL and form a F-4 fighter unit maintained by Koreans and USAF personnel. The FOL was latter changed to the 497TFS. The whole 12 months particularly those last 9 months at Taegu were some of the best times I had During my 27 year career. I was lucky enough to work with some very professional officers and enlisted personnel. As a Juvat I would like to see that history in writing.

 

Should you have any questions for that time please ask and I will try to answer to the best of my ability.

Wes St.Clair, SMSgt Ret Veteran Representative Oklahoma State Employment Security Commission P.O. Box 551 1115 N. Spurgeon Altus, Ok 73521 (580) 482-3262 wes.stclair@oesc.state.ok.us Home e-mail wess@intplsrv.net


Name:
Ed Honeycutt
E_Mail_address:
ehoneycu@bellsouth.net
Date:
05 Jun 2001
Time:
21:54

Comments

This website is one of, if not the finest, I have ever seen. my hats off to all those who had input. Most of all, a big thank you to all those who answered the call in such a grand way.


Name:
Darin "Derwood" Moulton
E_Mail_address:
darinm16@yahoo.com
Date:
09 Jun 2001
Time:
05:56

Comments

Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed looking around your site. It's always nice to be able to learn about one's unit's history. I love being a Juvat and a member of the WolfPack. Keep up the great work that you are doing.

Juvat Life Support

 


Name:
Stu Boyd
E_Mail_address:
sboyd@pdqnet.net
Date:
11 Jun 2001
Time:
13:55

Comments

I wonder if anyone out there remebers the 497th attempts in 1967 to make low level attacks with only the moon and a very scared GIB to get the job done. It was a good idea for a couple of missions--but the bad guys were nearly as dumb as many would think. The same guys that ran the B-52 effort (same TOT, same route, etc) from 7th also had a big hand in this one. Unfortunately Headquarters didn't see the "light" until we lost some fine pilots.


Name:
Henk Pool
E_Mail_address:
hmpool@wxs.nl
Date:
13 Jun 2001
Time:
12:03

Comments

I hope that you don't mind this rather unnusual request,but i,am looking for a helping hand I think this is a better way than writing each and every one on this My hobby since teh late 1960,is the USAF ,and i try to collect Squadron and Wing patches both Fighter and Recce ralated. However,its almost impossible to do this without any help,so if you think you can help me with this.Please,Please send me a EMAIL<< Thanks, Henk.


Name:
Don McCarthy
E_Mail_address:
LMAC7041@aol.com
Date:
20 Jun 2001
Time:
13:08

Comments

I am a former member of the 3rd. TFW, Bien Hoa, Vietnam, 66-67. I am presently working on a book project wherein I am attempting to locate photos of historically significant F-4's from the Vietnam era. Namely those credited with aerial combat victories during the Vietnam War.

I am in need of photographs of the following F-4's all of which at one time were part of the 8th. TFW.

F-4C's - Tail 's: 64-697 - 64-696 - 64-739 - 63-7652 - 66-0247 - 66-7581 - 66-870

If you may have photos of any of these Phantoms I would appreciate your help very much.


Name:
David Mellon
E_Mail_address:
david.mellon@psir.ie
Date:
20 Jun 2001
Time:
15:25

Comments

Great site!!


Name:
David Mellon
E_Mail_address:
david.mellon@psir.ie
Date:
20 Jun 2001
Time:
15:25

Comments

Great site!!


Name:
David Tucker
E_Mail_address:
datucker@innercite.com
Date:
22 Jun 2001
Time:
13:10

Comments

I was assigned to the 8TFW at Itazuke AB, Japan (mid-62 through mid-64), George AFB, Calif (mid-64 to Dec 65), and Ubon RTAFB, Thailand (Dec 65 to Nov 66). I was with the 8th A&E Squadron at Itazuke and with the 8th TFW (Quality Control) at George and Ubon. Aircraft were F-100s, F-105s and F4Cs. I retired from active duty in 1982 and just recently found out about this site. Sure brings back a lot memories. Thanks.


Name:
Mike Bulkley
E_Mail_address:
mbulkley@sprynet.com
Date:
24 Jun 2001
Time:
18:56

Comments

Great site. I spent many months in Ubon in support of the Tropic Moon (B-57) and Pave Spike Projects.


Name:
Richard  Colwell
E_Mail_address:
newsboy892000@yahoo.com
Date:
28 Jun 2001
Time:
09:14

Comments

I am aformer member of the 14tac recon squadron udorn thailand crew chief on rf4c aircraft 69-70 71-73. great sight thanks for the memories


Name:
Richard  Colwell
E_Mail_address:
newsboy892000@yahoo.com
Date:
28 Jun 2001
Time:
09:14

Comments

I am aformer member of the 14tac recon squadron udorn thailand crew chief on rf4c aircraft 69-70 71-73. great sight thanks for the memories


Name:
matt matthews
E_Mail_address:
MATTmtthws2aol.com
Date:
28 Jun 2001
Time:
20:09

Comments

 


Name:
matt matthews
E_Mail_address:
MATTmtthws2aol.com
Date:
28 Jun 2001
Time:
20:14

Comments

hey i dont know who isout there but i was a ubon in 67 68 when col olds was wing commander and batman was his wing i was there where he shot down the migs i worked at the transfer point in the 408mms if any of you old duds are still out there give a a e mail i lived off base at the goog luck house across from the golden palm resturant. give me a buss


Name:
matt matthews
E_Mail_address:
MATTmtthws2aol.com
Date:
28 Jun 2001
Time:
20:14

Comments

hey i dont know who isout there but i was a ubon in 67 68 when col olds was wing commander and batman was his wing i was there where he shot down the migs i worked at the transfer point in the 408mms if any of you old duds are still out there give a a e mail i lived off base at the goog luck house across from the golden palm resturant. give me a buss


Name:
Jim Buffett
E_Mail_address:
jbuff61173@email.msn.com
Date:
01 Jul 2001
Time:
14:19

Comments

Stationed there in 1985, jetmech, 80th Juvats. I am looking for jpg's of the "wolfpack" and "juvat" emblems. Any other '85 jetmechs out there? Visited your sight, and I see the Wolfpack continues to kick b--- on garnering multiple awards for excellence, thats the good ole 'Kune' I remember. Any of you "wolf packers" feel free to mail me if you'd like. Adios, JBuff (ret)


Name:
TSgt Carl A. Sisco USAFR (RET)
E_Mail_address:
Asisco@ec.rr.com
Date:
03 Jul 2001
Time:
09:58

Comments

I grew up at Phantom bases like Holloman and George. The sight sand sounds of the F-4 are phorever etched in the memories of my youth. As a boom operator in the AF reserve my first fighter contact was a Alabama Guard F-4 while I was in a KC-10A from Seymour Johnson AFB in NC. I will always remember the F-4 as the best Fighter aircraft of it's time. I had the priviledge of building the Tamiya 1/32 scale aircraft for one of the former Satan's Angels. It was built from the photos of him and his plane while he was in Thailand. I understand he is more than pleased with his model...Phantoms Phorever


Name:
Carl Sisco
E_Mail_address:
Asisco@ec.rr.com
Date:
03 Jul 2001
Time:
11:00

Comments

Just to let you guys know Tamiya makes a large scale model of the F-4C/D in 1/32 scale. DO NOT buy the cheap Monogram model,it is inaccurate and has very little detail. The model is abaout 18 inches long VERY detailed and has markings for Robin Olds A/C. It is a little pricey ( about $90-100.00) but well worth it. It has the pilots in the "correct" flight gear and all the weapons for the F-4 as well. Several companies also make after market upgrades and weapons for this kit (including conversions for the E and G models). I have built 5 or 6 todate for various people. If any of you are interested in having me build one for you I usually charge $100.00 for labor plus the price of the kit. I will also build it to any Photo or paticular Aircraft S/N. Upgrades and conversions are a little more for labor plus the cost of the kit upgrade. Build time is usually 1 - 2 months depending on specifications. Satisfaction guranteed. I also built the F-15E that is on display at the 4th Wing HQ's at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC and the one in the skills center there.


Name:
Charles G Murphy
E_Mail_address:
Fadawhit3@aol.com
Date:
04 Jul 2001
Time:
08:08

Comments

Stationed at Uban June 66 June67 CES.I was reading Day to Day OPS for that time period and found no mention of F4 crashing on runway.It was middle of night during rainy season.Ive lost recolletion of date.It took 48 hours without sleep to repair.We ate on the runway ad pee`d to the side of it.The only aircraft to use it during that time was a Constellation weather aircraft.The back wash from the props in the rain felt like it was riping you skin off,that is not as bad as picking up the peices of the crew .Its the 4th of July 2001,Im home They are not.Lets never forget all those brave young men who make this day possable.


Name:
Charles G Murphy
E_Mail_address:
Fadawhit3@aol.com
Date:
04 Jul 2001
Time:
08:14

Comments

Stationed at Uban June 66 June67 CES.I was reading Day to Day OPS for that time period and found no mention of F4 crashing on runway.It was middle of night during rainy season.Ive lost recolletion of date.It took 48 hours without sleep to repair.We ate on the runway ad pee`d to the side of it.The only aircraft to use it during that time was a Constellation weather aircraft.The back wash from the props in the rain felt like it was riping you skin off,that is not as bad as picking up the peices of the crew .Its the 4th of July 2001,Im home They are not.Lets never forget all those brave young men who make this day possable.


Name:
cliff coffey jr.
E_Mail_address:
clcliff@hotmail.com
Date:
04 Jul 2001
Time:
20:19

Comments

This web site really put a face on the stories I had heard about throughout the years.The 8th T.F.W. surely left its mark in history.I wish you success on the museum.67-68 were my dads yrs there.Ill send a few scanned pictures.


Name:
cliff coffey jr.
E_Mail_address:
clcliff@hotmail.com
Date:
04 Jul 2001
Time:
20:19

Comments

This web site really put a face on the stories I had heard about throughout the years.The 8th T.F.W. surely left its mark in history.I wish you success on the museum.67-68 were my dads yrs there.Ill send a few scanned pictures.


Name:
khai
E_Mail_address:
nguyencaokhai@hcm.vnn.vn
Date:
06 Jul 2001
Time:
06:20

Comments

Name: khai E-mail address: nguyencaokhai@hcm.vnn.vn Comments: I am Khai Nguyen Cao, born 30-Dec-1948. I am living Phan Rang – Viet Nam, now I served at 17th SOS “Shadow” USAF at the air base Phan Rang. APO 96321. during 1969-1971

I want contact Capt.Melvin B.Hayes,who served Unit :17th SOS "Shadows" USAF at the Air Base of Phan Rang (Thap Cham). Capt. Hayes, who is nagirator and my instructor. I "Symbol JINGO" . Rank NCO (First class) (Vietnamese) All members had usually call me "JINGO" name during work. Thank E-mail : nguyencaokhai@yahoo.com or nguyencaokhai@hcm.vnn.vn

 

 


Name:
No (Lai)
E_Mail_address:
nguyencaokhai@hcm.vnn.vn
Date:
06 Jul 2001
Time:
06:21

Comments

My name's No Bui Thi. (Call me : Miss Lai) : Born : 1949 I served NCO CLUB and PX 101st Air borne at Phan Rang Airbase APO 96321 from April, 1965 – Oct, 1970 : - From 1965 – 1966 : I served for IM club of 101st Airborne (APO 96321) My position: Cashier . My supervisor : sergeant Williams - From 1966 – 1967 : I served for NCO club of 101st Airborne (APO 96321) My position: Cashier . My supervisor : sergeant : JINKINS - From 1967 – 1968 : I was transferred to PX 1018-2 of 101st Airborne. My position : Self Clerk . My supervisor : master sergeant : YOUNG - From 1968 – 1970 : I served at the Exchange Office of PX 1018-2 at 101st Airborne. My position : Accounting Clerk . My supervisor : master sergeant : Clyde D.Mott and master sergeant Anderson. I have just access Brother web site. I want to looking for sergeant WOOD and master sergeant YOUNG (supervisor PX.101st Airborne) and all my supervisors. They are my close friends.

Please e-mail to me : nguyencaokhai@hcm.vnn.vn Mailing box : NO BUI THI 170A THONG NHAT – PHAN RANG NINH THUAN – VIETNAM I would like to here from anyone remember me.


Name:
Dick Davis
E_Mail_address:
dickdavis@peoplepc.com
Date:
12 Jul 2001
Time:
21:26

Comments

Great Site! I was in the 433, Satan's Angels. Robin flew my wing when I got my flight lead checkout. (No pressure there!!!) In one week I retire from my current position as a flight instructor with Flight Safety International in Lear 31's and 55's. The highlight of a great aviation career still is, and always will be, my time with the Wolfpack. I plan to attend the next reunion, (being a 'man of leisure' now)


Name:
Dan Walters (Ret, '81)
E_Mail_address:
w8368@ev1.net
Date:
13 Jul 2001
Time:
06:59

Comments

"Back at George ..." Remember that one? When ATC started in filtrating our ranks with new personnel, that line used to really get under their skin (wonder why). I was a crew chief on the F-4C. Started when the 8th reformed at George AFB in early '64 - deployed to Korat in Aug '65, - unit transfered to Ubon in Dec '65 - left in Aug '66. Anyone remember the day General Wilson (PACAF) landed at Ubon, and that night no one knew who the commanders were. For some reason (known only to the officers, probably) we got a new Wing Commander, Base Commander, and probably a new Deputy for Operations. This little action added a new feather to "Whip" Wilson's hat of plenty. I worked with a SSgt Fink, who had a personal experience with "Whip" Wilson, back at the General's home station. While driving the expediter truck, things went poorly during a major launching of aircraft, and the "Whip" pulled him over, chewed him out, and told him he was fired! Sgt Fink turned the truck off (in the middle of the flightline), got out, and started to walk away. The "Whip" yelled at hime to come back, and asked him where he thought he was going. Sgt Fink said, "you told me I was fired, sir." The "Whip" ordered him back into the truck, and then left! I'd like to swap stories with anyone wanting to rehash old times.


Name:
Dan Walters (Ret, '81)
E_Mail_address:
w8368@ev1.net
Date:
13 Jul 2001
Time:
07:49

Comments

"Back at George ..." Remember that one? When ATC started in filtrating our ranks with new personnel, that line used to really get under their skin (wonder why). I was a crew chief on the F-4C. Started when the 8th reformed at George AFB in early '64 - deployed to Korat in Aug '65, - unit transfered to Ubon in Dec '65 - left in Aug '66. Anyone remember the day General Wilson (PACAF) landed at Ubon, and that night no one knew who the commanders were. For some reason (known only to the officers, probably) we got a new Wing Commander, Base Commander, and probably a new Deputy for Operations. This little action added a new feather to "Whip" Wilson's hat of plenty. I worked with a SSgt Fink, who had a personal experience with "Whip" Wilson, back at the General's home station. While driving the expediter truck, things went poorly during a major launching of aircraft, and the "Whip" pulled him over, chewed him out, and told him he was fired! Sgt Fink turned the truck off (in the middle of the flightline), got out, and started to walk away. The "Whip" yelled at hime to come back, and asked him where he thought he was going. Sgt Fink said, "you told me I was fired, sir." The "Whip" ordered him back into the truck, and then left! I'd like to swap stories with anyone wanting to rehash old times.


Name:
Kent Heiderich
E_Mail_address:
kheid4@home.com
Date:
16 Jul 2001
Time:
00:05

Comments

I enjoyed most everything on this site. I was there when the USAF pulled us out to go to Korat in 1974. I remember Able, Baker and Charlie row like it was yesterday. I worked on the flightline in weapons loading. I have a few pictures that I will send before 2001 turns into fall. I had no idea that so many gave it All, from the Wolf Pack. Not something they covered in orientation in 1973. Thanks for the memories and sawatdee. Kent


Name:
David Mellon
E_Mail_address:
david.mellon@psir.ie
Date:
18 Jul 2001
Time:
01:50

Comments

Very informative.


Name:
Les Rawlins
E_Mail_address:
kar.lesrr@btinternet.com
Date:
22 Jul 2001
Time:
05:13

Comments

Hi, great site thanks, However can you help. Currently I am building a model of a F4D Ser No 66-738 and need to know its history so can anyone shed light on this problem I have.

I know she was in Nam with the 497th TFS in sept 1971 butI am having trouble finding information on the rest of its life. I dont think it was scrapped however I belive most of the loran fitted f4's went to the Texas ANG. CAN YOU HELP.

Cheers Les

 

 

 

 

 


Name:
George P Naugle 3rd
E_Mail_address:
Naug4@msn.com
Date:
28 Jul 2001
Time:
00:13

Comments

Great site. I've been trying to find information on the 25tfs ever since I bought my computer.I came over with the 25tfs Assam Dragons, May 30,1968 to may 1969.I was a crew chief and worked on all the Phantoms in A flight one time or another.I was assigned to aircraft 68-784 and 68-777 as crew chief.Would like information on next reunion of the 8th TFW.I have a few pictures I would like to send.Thanks for the memories.Watch your six!


Name:
Frank D. Irizarry
E_Mail_address:
ririzarry@cfl.rr.com
Date:
03 Aug 2001
Time:
18:59

Comments

I was stationed in Ubon from Feb. 66 to Dec. 66. I was a member of the 8th Air Police Squadron. I worked Check Point Charlie for a few months and occassionally the Main Gate amongst other duties over my assignment there. I have some great memories of Ubon. I also remember a very embarassing moment. It was during the water festival when I was working the Main Gate and we had some VIP's on the base. As the staff cars approached the gate, I, was hit by a bucket full of water thrown at me by one of the girls who worked at the NCO Club. I think her name was Mina. I really felt stupid standing there soaking wet throwing a salute as the VIP's went by. They had a good laugh on my account. This is a great site. Great memories.


Name:
Don Greiner
E_Mail_address:
Don.Greiner@Verizon.net
Date:
05 Aug 2001
Time:
23:55

Comments

 


Name:
don.greiner
E_Mail_address:
Don.Greiner@Verizon.net
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
00:11

Comments

For Dennis Jenkins. I certainly do remember T/N 817. As I recall that was one of the first birds we hung a Pave Knife LGBM designator on. Do yoy remember a Tech Rep named Tony D'More? I replaced him with the 433rd. Give me an email. We may have lots of friends in common. I was at Ubon Ratchitani during '73 and '73 and served under Col's Olds, Miller and God help us ...Humphreys.

give me an email and look to see if you have acopy of the Satans Angels song book..You remember: "I'm a son of Satans Angels and I fly the F-4D all way from ubon to the DMZ..." Surely you must have a copy. Mine was destroyed in a fire.

Let me hear from you and all the other Ubon survivors.

PAVE JOSH


Name:
don.greiner
E_Mail_address:
Don.Greiner@Verizon.net
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
00:11

Comments

For Dennis Jenkins. I certainly do remember T/N 817. As I recall that was one of the first birds we hung a Pave Knife LGBM designator on. Do yoy remember a Tech Rep named Tony D'More? I replaced him with the 433rd. Give me an email. We may have lots of friends in common. I was at Ubon Ratchitani during '73 and '73 and served under Col's Olds, Miller and God help us ...Humphreys.

give me an email and look to see if you have acopy of the Satans Angels song book..You remember: "I'm a son of Satans Angels and I fly the F-4D all way from ubon to the DMZ..." Surely you must have a copy. Mine was destroyed in a fire.

Let me hear from you and all the other Ubon survivors.

PAVE JOSH


Name:
Jill Dove Teetor
E_Mail_address:
jdt1rn@home.com
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
16:46

Comments

My father, Capt. Jack P. Dove,Sr. (USAF) was shot down July 1967. He was in the 497th TFS. I am searching for anyone who may have known him during 12/66-7/67. I enjoyed searching this site and if you have any information I can use, I would greatly appreciate it! Any guidance for my search will be appreciated! Thank you.... Sincerely,

JILL DOVE Teetor


Name:
Jill Dove Teetor
E_Mail_address:
jdt1rn@home.com
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
17:15

Comments

This is an excellent site! Thank you ALL for risking your lives for our freedom! My father JACK DOVE was in the USAF...was stationed over there...flying as a "Night OWL". He flew F-4's; but was flying a T28 ...low in enemy territory. He was shot down July 12, 1967 and was shot down by GROUND FIRE!!! Does anyone out there remember Capt. Jack P. Dove, Sr.??? Please contact me if you do! I would greatly appreciate your help!

THANKS!!!


Name:
Jill Dove Teetor
E_Mail_address:
jdt1rn@home.com
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
17:15

Comments

This is an excellent site! Thank you ALL for risking your lives for our freedom! My father JACK DOVE was in the USAF...was stationed over there...flying as a "Night OWL". He flew F-4's; but was flying a T28 ...low in enemy territory. He was shot down July 12, 1967 and was shot down by GROUND FIRE!!! Does anyone out there remember Capt. Jack P. Dove, Sr.??? Please contact me if you do! I would greatly appreciate your help!

THANKS!!!


Name:
Jill Dove Teetor
E_Mail_address:
jdt1rn@home.com
Date:
06 Aug 2001
Time:
17:16

Comments

This is an excellent site! Thank you ALL for risking your lives for our freedom! My father JACK DOVE was in the USAF...was stationed over there...flying as a "Night OWL". He flew F-4's; but was flying a T28 ...low in enemy territory. He was shot down July 12, 1967 and was shot down by GROUND FIRE!!! Does anyone out there remember Capt. Jack P. Dove, Sr.??? Please contact me if you do! I would greatly appreciate your help!

THANKS!!!


Name:
MSGT ROBERT MARQUIS
E_Mail_address:
msgt@FRONTIERNET.NET
Date:
08 Aug 2001
Time:
21:19

Comments

I LOVED ITAZUKE RACED GO KARTS ANY BODY REMEMBER


Name:
ROBERT MARQUIS
E_Mail_address:
msgt@frontiernet.net
Date:
08 Aug 2001
Time:
21:26

Comments

my family loved itazuke we raced go karts lived at brady i was in the 35 wife roberta sons james john michael thank you very much


Name:
R.P. Holley
E_Mail_address:
oldsgt88220@yahoo.com
Date:
15 Aug 2001
Time:
20:19

Comments

I was in udorn Thiland for a year 72 to 73 I was ncoic of townpatrol with the 432 sps


Name:
Shayne Meder
E_Mail_address:
Rtrntoglory@aol.com
Date:
17 Aug 2001
Time:
15:28

Comments

Hi,, I am seeking information about F-4C 63-7693 that I am restoring at March Field Air Museum, Ca. It was assigned to the 8th TFW from May 67-Nov 67. We do not know which squadron it flew in. We would like to restore it historically correct. It left in Nov for the 366th where it lasted until Jan 68 when it bellied in at DaNang. It was sent to depot and stayed stateside until its retirement in 1987. We also have F-4E 68-0382 and RF-4C 63-7746. I have also restored F-4E 66-0289 at Castle Air Museum, and F-4E 66-0294 at Cleveland Ohio. Any info you might have will surely help. You can see our planes at our website www.Marchfield.org thanks,,,Long live the Phantom!!!Shayne Meder, MSgt, USAF, Ret Aircraft Restoration Manager/Painter


Name:
Shayne Meder
E_Mail_address:
Rtrntoglory@aol.com
Date:
17 Aug 2001
Time:
15:28

Comments

Hi,, I am seeking information about F-4C 63-7693 that I am restoring at March Field Air Museum, Ca. It was assigned to the 8th TFW from May 67-Nov 67. We do not know which squadron it flew in. We would like to restore it historically correct. It left in Nov for the 366th where it lasted until Jan 68 when it bellied in at DaNang. It was sent to depot and stayed stateside until its retirement in 1987. We also have F-4E 68-0382 and RF-4C 63-7746. I have also restored F-4E 66-0289 at Castle Air Museum, and F-4E 66-0294 at Cleveland Ohio. Any info you might have will surely help. You can see our planes at our website www.Marchfield.org thanks,,,Long live the Phantom!!!Shayne Meder, MSgt, USAF, Ret Aircraft Restoration Manager/Painter


Name:
American Veteran Search
E_Mail_address:
Rich@veteransearch.com
Date:
18 Aug 2001
Time:
23:44

Comments

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Name:
john l kell msgt ret usaf
E_Mail_address:
j kell 1936@ hot mail. com
Date:
21 Aug 2001
Time:
13:14

Comments

i am looking for kenneth slye was station with him in 1966 1967at seymour johnson afb 4th ces sqdn


Name:
RETIRED msgt cliff coffey sr.
E_Mail_address:
c1l2@hotmail.com
Date:
22 Aug 2001
Time:
00:08

Comments

408th MMS gun services section 67-68 . Anyone recall the night the gun services section inadvertantly fired a 20mm round of a suu-23 gun pod, out the back door of the building hitting a f-4 directly in the radar dome causing multiple man hr. damage repair...? not to mention many people with plenty of heart burn,and severl people with lesser stripes...ha ha.. best job i ever had U.S.A.F. (58-81)


Name:
J. R. 'Chilly' Childers
E_Mail_address:
chilly.childers@halliburton.com
Date:
23 Aug 2001
Time:
12:51

Comments

Love the site--I emailed you some information regarding 47th TFS loses during July - October of 1965. Keep up the great work. Take Care & Check Six!


Name:
J. R. 'Chilly' Childers
E_Mail_address:
chilly.childers@halliburton.com
Date:
23 Aug 2001
Time:
12:51

Comments

Love the site--I emailed you some information regarding 47th TFS loses during July - October of 1965. Keep up the great work. Take Care & Check Six!


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
rmcmains1@cinergy.com
Date:
27 Aug 2001
Time:
21:58

Comments

Since we have started trying to find information on 367-693, now is the time to find something else.

I was at Ubon from Nov. 66 to Nov. 67 as a crew chief on F4C in the 497th. The aircraft number I don't remember, but hopefully someone can remember. The month I'm not sure, but the pilot was Col. Robin Olds, and he was hit with a SAM that went thru the left wing.

This mission was a daytime mission, and most of the 497th were night missions.

It did not explode, but damaged the wing fuel cell. They sent a tanker to tow Col. Olds back to Ubon, and what was strange, they had to go over North Vietnam to pick him up. And I understand that was not something that the tankers did.

What I would like, if someone out there has a picture of the aircraft when it landed. I was there when Col. Olds taxied up to the ramp, and he was sorry that he brought my aircraft back damaged with a hole in it.

I did not take a picture of this aircraft before it left Ubon. I was hoping that there was a picture of this aircraft. I have thought that since Col. Olds was the Wing Cmdr. at the time, that would have caused someone to take a picture of this.

I have talked with Gen. Olds at the 8th TFW reunion in 2000 in Arizona, and he did apologize again for destroying my aircraft, and he did state that he thought it was strange that he was flying in one of the 497th that day, as they were mostly night missions.

If someone out there has a picture of this, I would like to have a copy of it, only for my own use. If there is a copy of this, please email me.

I have spent alot of time going through the 8th TFW web pages, and enjoy it very much. Robert Clinton does an absolutely fantastic job.

Long live the 8th TFW, 497th TFS and the F4 Phantom!


Name:
 
E_Mail_address:
phantom554@peoplepc.com
Date:
27 Aug 2001
Time:
23:32

Comments

 


Name:
 
E_Mail_address:
phantom554@peoplepc.com
Date:
27 Aug 2001
Time:
23:33

Comments

 


Name:
micky baldwin
E_Mail_address:
phantom554@peoplepc.com
Date:
27 Aug 2001
Time:
23:35

Comments

 


Name:
Amy
E_Mail_address:
laughter345@yahoo.com
Date:
28 Aug 2001
Time:
13:48

Comments

I am in a class at my high school where we are builing exhibits for a museum. The students are completly building every exhibit by themselves. My exhibit is Vietnam. We are needing a Vietnamese flag to hand in our exhibit. Do you know where we could find one. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank Amy


Name:
Hank Verbais
E_Mail_address:
hank.verbais@faa.gov
Date:
29 Aug 2001
Time:
14:04

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon from January 1969 to January 1970. I was a WCS mechanic. In retrospect, I can honestly say that I loved every minute of every day that I was there, even though at the time, I did just as much bitching as everyone else. I will never forget the night I sat in the back seat of an F4 we had towed to the trim pad. It had a recurring radar problem that no one could figure out. We decided that running up the WCS on internal power at something more than idle might give us a clue. By the time we go to the trim pad, it was raining really hard. The crew chief got in front to work the engines and I got in back. I lowered the seat as far as it would go, closed the canopy and fired up the radar. I put on my headset so I could talk with the crew chief. The rain was beating against the canopy so hard, I could barely hear. I couldn't see anything outside beyond the edge of the splitter vanes. The soft red glow from the instruments, the smell of hydraulic fluid, slightly burned electronic stuff, Old Spice after shave and doublemint gum - all this mixed together and made an incredible impression on me. If I close my eyes now and concentrate a little bit, I can see, hear, smell and taste it all over again. This is only one of hundreds of vivid memories I have. For me, those were the most exciting and terrifying daaays of my young life. I felt more alive then than I have ever since. To Bob Clinton - thanks for all your hard work, your site helps preserve the memories I have. Oh yea, we did fix the radar - it was a problem with aircraft internal power.

Hank


Name:
Charles Rovell
E_Mail_address:
carovell@netzero.net
Date:
30 Aug 2001
Time:
20:22

Comments

Great site! I'm an old RF-4C pilot from the 11th TRS at Udorn. Served in 69 and 70. Retired in 80.


Name:
Kalani O'Sullivan
E_Mail_address:
kalani@korea.com
Date:
04 Sep 2001
Time:
20:05

Comments

With F-4s a lot of my career and have the phantom bites to prove it. With the 8th at Ubon 71-72 -- and later on at the Kun 87-89. Though long retired, I miss that ugly beast and the JP4 fumes. Incidentally, was with the 35th TTS before I went to the 8th at Kunsan. It was shameful that I kept referring to the F-16s as tinker toys. A good bird, but not even in the same league as a legend like the F-4. Thanks so much for this great site...which I've visited repeatedly from even before you switched the format. Great then...great now...


Name:
Kalani O'Sullivan
E_Mail_address:
kalani@korea.com
Date:
04 Sep 2001
Time:
20:05

Comments

With F-4s a lot of my career and have the phantom bites to prove it. With the 8th at Ubon 71-72 -- and later on at the Kun 87-89. Though long retired, I miss that ugly beast and the JP4 fumes. Incidentally, was with the 35th TTS before I went to the 8th at Kunsan. It was shameful that I kept referring to the F-16s as tinker toys. A good bird, but not even in the same league as a legend like the F-4. Thanks so much for this great site...which I've visited repeatedly from even before you switched the format. Great then...great now...


Name:
William Scott
E_Mail_address:
veterans@gtcom.net
Date:
05 Sep 2001
Time:
12:31

Comments

I was a member of the 25 TFS from 66-68. When they shipped out myself and john Manzer were the only two people left behind.I later went to Danang and Phu-Cat.You have a great site I'm hoping it helps me locate some of my old friends.


Name:
Franklin D. "Doug" Jarman
E_Mail_address:
Foxfour829@aol.com
Date:
02 Feb 2002
Time:
19:29

Comments

Thanks for such a terrific site. Boy, does it bring back memories. I was the assigned crew chief on 64-0829 from Dec 66-August 67. I have never served in an outfit that I reflect on with such pride. The airplanes, the troops, the pilots were all the very best! I have a few pictures of 829. I'll see if I can scan them in and send them to you. Thanks again for a great work. It makes it easier for us old toads to look back on our days with the 433rd with pride. Doug Jarman Foxfour829@aol.com


Name:
Tony Chrestman
E_Mail_address:
tchrestm@ruan.com
Date:
02 Mar 2002
Time:
08:24

Comments

Great! enjoyed going thru the history. I was at Da Nang in 69 as a crew chief on the E model. Again, just outstanding!


Name:
Jim Murphy
E_Mail_address:
jmurphy7@carolina.rr.com
Date:
09 Mar 2002
Time:
20:54

Comments

I was an F-4E crew chief from Seymour Johnson AFB from the 334th "Fighting Eagles" TFS, 4th TFW on TDY to Ubon 12th TFW from Apr 72 off and on until late 1973. In total I spent 13 months at Ubon and was there to send off our last Phantoms back to the states. This was a time I shall never forget. However, a few events stand out from the many exciting and tragic ones of the period. The first was the successful landing at Ubon of a Khorat F-4 with extreme battle damage. This particular aircraft had hit some tree tops which completely demolished the underwing tanks, belly, radome, and stab tips. I remember looking at this heavily damaged aircraft and wondering how it was able to fly at all. It ended up being disassembled and shipped to depot for a rebuild. That was one helluva pilot! The second was the crash landing of a 12th TFW F-4. This night mission aircraft was on the take-off roll with full bomb load and outboard wing tanks when the pilot was hit by something in the cockpit knocking him unconscious. The WSO had to finish the take-off but could not take the throttles out of afterburner mode. He circled the field, dropped his tail hook, and spiked the aircraft onto the runway. The aircraft careened down the runway, still in afterburner, finally catching on fire as the tires failed from heavy braking. The aircraft was heading straight for town towards the main gate (checkpoint "Charley") when the tail hook luckily caught the barrier cable. We watched in horror as the airplane burned with many violent explosions. Later I was relieved to find out both pilots ejected. As I was assigned to the end-of-the-runway "Last Chance" crew I was able to see the hulk of this aircraft close up after the incident. The only thing left was a twisted melted fuselage. I believe this happened in late 1972. On a lighter side a ghost ship returned to Ubon one day in 1973. When we arrived at Ubon our aircraft were designated "SA" for 334th (blue tail), "SB" for 335th (green tail), and "SC" for 335th (red tail) squadrons. Like the 12th and every one else we lost too many aircraft and air crews. One such aircraft didn't return after it's mission and was reported to have been shot down. At some point later our wing brass decided to merge our three squadrons into one. We became the 4th Organizational Maintenance Squadron and red became the tail color. Consequently all of our aircraft were painted with red tails. A few months later, and without warning, a yellow tail "SC" aircraft landed and was seen taxiing in. Of course everyone thought this was the ghost ship returning. In fact, the aircraft had crash landed at Da Nang AFB and was so heavily damaged it took months to repair. Anyway there are, of course, many more "war" stories and others that shouldn't be repeated but it was an awesome time. I wouldn't trade one second of my time with the 12th at Ubon. Thanks for the great web site. Keep up the good work. If you need some photos let me know. I can scan some for your web site. Cheers! ex Sgt. James Murphy


Name:
Jim Murphy
E_Mail_address:
jmurphy7@carolina.rr.com
Date:
10 Mar 2002
Time:
09:21

Comments

I think my post last night kept referring to the 8th TFW as the 12th. Sorry, no harm intended. I guess that's what happens when you turn 50! Thanks, Jim Murphy


Name:
JIM MILCEZNY
E_Mail_address:
JIMIBLUEYES@HOTMAIL.COM
Date:
11 Mar 2002
Time:
21:35

Comments

I SERVED ALL OF "67" IN THE ENGINE SHOP AT UBON. YOUR SITE BRINGS BACK MANY OF THE BEST OF MEMORIES OF AIR FORCE SERVICE. I CHERISH THE TIME I SPENT IN UBON AND THE 8TH. I WAS ALWAYS PROUD TO SAY I SERVED WITH BEST, AND THAT WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE.1967 WAS A BIG YEAR FOR THE 8TH AND I WAS GLAD TO HAVE BEEN THERE. THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS SITE


Name:
Paul Czarapata
E_Mail_address:
pczar3@attbi.com
Date:
14 Mar 2002
Time:
19:28

Comments

A truly great site. I served with the 434th TFS from 67 - 71. Most of my tour was at George AFB in California. I was a 32550A "Autopilot" guy and kept the Phantoms Phlying. I still love the Phantom and was really glad to find your site. If I can find any of my old photo's I'll scan them and send them to you. Best Wishes, Paul


Name:
Robert Lee Scherwitz
E_Mail_address:
director@swmiairport.com
Date:
19 Mar 2002
Time:
11:56

Comments

555TFS 1967-68 Ubon I have the old 555 TFS flag with 21 Mig Stars on it from the day we left Ubon to go to Udorn, where we were met with a new flag. I kept the old one.


Name:
Mike Davis
E_Mail_address:
nobutt48@charter.net
Date:
28 Mar 2002
Time:
14:26

Comments

A1C april 1970- March 1971 J43151C Crew Cheif F-4D 433rd TFS Loved it all, had a great time, Miss Jimmy the house boy on the flight line shack. The carlton had good "Poojacka" steak like stuff.


Name:
Robert E. Williams
E_Mail_address:
rbwlms@surfglobal.net
Date:
20 Apr 2002
Time:
04:59

Comments

Great site>>> I was stationed at Ubon, Thailand and assigned to the 8th Security Police Sq Law Enforcement section. Looking for an ols security policeman Emory Clayton Rice his last known assignment was KR Sawyer where he made sgt in 1973 He had a cleft pallet upper lip. Thanks for your help


Name:
Tony Chrestman
E_Mail_address:
Tchrestm@ruan.com
Date:
20 Apr 2002
Time:
09:54

Comments

366 TFW, 4th TFS. Da Nang AB, SVN. 1969. LA tail letter, F4-E model. Finally got the new Chow hall build. I guess someone have the chow hall zeroed in.


Name:
Harper Goldwire
E_Mail_address:
hgoldwire@hotmail.com
Date:
02 May 2002
Time:
21:28

Comments

Great site, spent too much time today on it, reliving memories I've supressed for over 30 years. When the TET with zappers happen they finally gave out M16s, but with limited ammo to the flight line. I was a Crew Chief in the 433rd TFS 69-70. Wore out 2 green Satan's Angels caps, had Skip - Bronx,NY on the back. After I found your site I dug out the remains of my fake Zippo lighter (vulcan) with the Satan's Angels logo made from a painted penny. I'll send a picture after I take a clear photo. I remember strapping Chappie James in what a thrill. Anybody remember drag racing Coleman's vs bomb loaders?


Name:
Harper Goldwire
E_Mail_address:
hgoldwire@hotmail.com
Date:
02 May 2002
Time:
21:29

Comments

Great site, spent too much time today on it, reliving memories I've supressed for over 30 years. When the TET with zappers happen they finally gave out M16s, but with limited ammo to the flight line. I was a Crew Chief in the 433rd TFS 69-70. Wore out 2 green Satan's Angels caps, had Skip - Bronx,NY on the back. After I found your site I dug out the remains of my fake Zippo lighter (vulcan) with the Satan's Angels logo made from a painted penny. I'll send a picture after I take a clear photo. I remember strapping Chappie James in what a thrill. Anybody remember drag racing Coleman's vs bomb loaders?


Name:
cruit
E_Mail_address:
moy3rd@hotmail.com
Date:
06 May 2002
Time:
15:30

Comments

The message board for The Society of the First Infantry Division At www.bigredone.org is up and running.


Name:
LARRY W THOMAS
E_Mail_address:
lwt27171@msn.com
Date:
27 May 2002
Time:
21:55

Comments

I am interested in locating friends from June 68 to June 69 that worked in the 366 TFW FMS, Da Nang, Hydraulic Shop, "HYDRO COMMANDOS". I am a Manager and Field Service Rep with The Boeing Company living and working at Hickam AFB, HI.


Name:
jarey naruchitparames
E_Mail_address:
jareysak@yahoo.com
Date:
28 May 2002
Time:
16:35

Comments

I was a liaison officer for Royal Thai Air forces in Thailand. I wish I could find my old friend. The site is very excellent and very informative. Thank you.


Name:
Don Scharbach
E_Mail_address:
scharbachb4u@aol.com
Date:
09 Jun 2002
Time:
12:07

Comments

Great site was a crew chief with the 555th at Udorn and Ubon in 1966 and the 497th at Ubon in 1968.


Name:
DAvid Cook
E_Mail_address:
davidtrcc@mindspring.com
Date:
13 Jun 2002
Time:
10:47

Comments

F-4D Crewchief, 8 OMS, 433rd jets and EOR. 73-74. Married Thai girl. Lived at the "SIAN Bungalow", where papa-son owned a bus company full of orange busses. Jimmie was still in the flight shack when I left in 74. Tailcode changed to WP, Osan, Korea. Good times and bad, a great experience!


Name:
Kalani O'Sullivan
E_Mail_address:
kalani@korea.com
Date:
14 Jun 2002
Time:
10:57

Comments

Really love this site and keep coming back for more... Was with the Wolfpack at Ubon RTAFB in the Comm Shop 71-72. Remember F-4 redballs with engines running -- hopping up on the plane and leaning over to GIB, talking my headset earpiece off and asking what's wrong. That's why my left ear has constant ringing...but when you're young, you think you're invincible. Then SSgt with enough rank to be drink like a fish, but not enough sense to keep from falling in the klongs. Miss the loi katong season...smell of JP4...and that ugly beast. Loved it at Ubon as there were no rules -- you just played it by ear -- as long as the bird got off the ground and the pilot/GIB got back...the only two important things in life. Later with the Wolfpack at Kunsan AB, Korea in 1987 with the tinker-toy F-16s, but by then I was a Captain and they didn't trust me near the airplanes. Have a website which covers the history of Kunsan AB (1938-Present) -- and the long history of the 8th FW from its beginnings in detail at http://www.kalaniosullivan.com/KunsanAB


Name:
Jack Inman
E_Mail_address:
joelinman@worldnet.att.net
Date:
17 Jun 2002
Time:
11:45

Comments

I'm a phan of the phabulous phantom and envy anyone who flew or worked on this magnificent hulking, smoking beast! F4s rule!!


Name:
Don Harper
E_Mail_address:
susiedon@earthlink.net
Date:
23 Jun 2002
Time:
05:58

Comments

Msgt Clinton Great job on this web site. We spent many hours on the flightline together, in the shop and bent our elbows many a day after long hours. Thank you friend.


Name:
Don Harper
E_Mail_address:
susiedon@earthlink.net
Date:
23 Jun 2002
Time:
05:58

Comments

Msgt Clinton Great job on this web site. We spent many hours on the flightline together, in the shop and bent our elbows many a day after long hours. Thank you friend.


Name:
Ron Pearl USAF MSgt. RET.
E_Mail_address:
rpearl001@earthlink.net
Date:
23 Jun 2002
Time:
21:10

Comments

I did my time at Ubon 69 to 70 in the 408th MMS as a munitions load crew chief. Probably the most momentious period of my military career. I had a total of 8 years on the F-4, what a work horse it was.


Name:
Robert West
E_Mail_address:
arigizmo1@cs.com
Date:
24 Jun 2002
Time:
20:33

Comments

I wish the 390th (DaNang) had as much pride as you guys do in your squadron. I have been trying to get an image of the squadron patch (390th)as it was in 'Nam (it's different now). Best of Luck Guys .......R West Class of 70-71


Name:
Ed Turney
E_Mail_address:
EJTSR11@aol.com
Date:
06 Jul 2002
Time:
20:24

Comments

 


Name:
 
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
06 Jul 2002
Time:
20:25

Comments

 


Name:
Ed Turney
E_Mail_address:
EJTSR11@aol.com
Date:
06 Jul 2002
Time:
20:39

Comments

I was one of the Crew Chiefs on F-4c 680 in 1966. the 497th nite bombers with spray painted black on the bellies so the flares would not reflect back and lite up the bird like a neon sign. 497th mig killers in the day time and bombers in the nite.


Name:
frank brooks
E_Mail_address:
FBROOKS100@AOL.COM
Date:
08 Jul 2002
Time:
16:19

Comments

I was in ubon from june 69 to june 70. i was an e-4 in the usaf i worked in the jet engine shop and me and a couple of good buddies made a "few trips " downton to the fairlane club. it was the best of tmes and the worst of tmes............


Name:
frank brooks
E_Mail_address:
FBROOKS100@AOL.COM
Date:
08 Jul 2002
Time:
16:20

Comments

TIME TO REMBER TIME TO FORGET


Name:
Jim Grann
E_Mail_address:
jjgrann @aol.com
Date:
12 Jul 2002
Time:
11:01

Comments

Great site. I was assigned to the 8TFW-Intel shop 8/66-8/67, a very rewarding experience. I worked with super group in the shop and the day in and out contact with the crews was awsome, espically for a A3c (lowest ranking on base when I got there). I was speaking with Van Christiansen, Col (Ret) yesterday, he was the A/C of the F4 which burned and blew on takeoff, April 28, '67. He is very interested in locating the 2 "APs" who saved him and Capt Bodahi that night. If anyone knows who they are and how I might locate them please get back to me either by E mail or phone 608-221-2066. Thanks for keeping the site up. Also I have hunders old photos from the above time and will share them.


Name:
 
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
17 Jul 2002
Time:
04:59

Comments

435 th 13 Dec 71 to 13 Dec 72, Owl FAC/Wolf FAC


Name:
Bonnie Templeton
E_Mail_address:
harley@bearkan.com
Date:
24 Jul 2002
Time:
13:08

Comments

I am researching the 32 Kansas MIA. Eugene M. Jewell is one. I am looking for a picture to go on my display. The display has been at the Ft. Riley POW/MIA recognition service, the Traveling Wall sites in Beloit & Salina and Run For The Wall in Salina. He went missing in 1965.


Name:
Ron Green
E_Mail_address:
BarGRanch@aol.com
Date:
26 Jul 2002
Time:
18:46

Comments

I am one that is responsible to set up a 416 NFS (WW-II) - 416 TFS reunion in Vegas in Oct. '03'. Heard the 416 TFS became the 8 TFS in '93'. Also heard that the 417 NFS (WW-II) eventually became the 8 TFS. If so maybe we could have a 416/417 NFS's to the 8 TFS (current day) reunion. Do you know of anybody at Holloman in the 8 TFS with an e-mail address that I could talk to? Appreciate any info you can give me. Ron


Name:
John N Powers
E_Mail_address:
jpowers@netnet.net
Date:
31 Jul 2002
Time:
21:45

Comments

Trying to contact William J. Disalvatore who served as head of wing intelligence shop Phu Cat approx Jun 67 to Jun 68. Anybody know if he is still out there?


Name:
John Singletary
E_Mail_address:
Singletaryprima@aol.com
Date:
02 Aug 2002
Time:
12:16

Comments

I am looking for the name and date that one of my fellow Crew chiefs (an aircraft Maintanance Machanic) was jettision through the Canopy while working on and F4E in the Inspection Hanger. The Year: summer 1972, Location: was Korat RTAFB Thailand.


Name:
Bruce Troxclair
E_Mail_address:
btroxclair3@cox.net
Date:
03 Aug 2002
Time:
15:29

Comments

Enjoyed the site. My cousin Lanny Toups (F-4 weapons system officer) served with the 435 Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS) Fightin Eagles. I am looking for pictures of 335th phantoms so I may make a model of a plane from his squadron. thanks


Name:
Charles White
E_Mail_address:
scwhite9@bellsouth.net
Date:
05 Aug 2002
Time:
08:00

Comments

Served at Ubon as engine mechanic on ac-130 '70-'71.


Name:
John (Jack) Carr
E_Mail_address:
Revmerle@aol.com
Date:
07 Aug 2002
Time:
15:20

Comments

How in the hell to you get your name on the "list" without buying $$ shit I don't want. Also, Some of the more memorable experiences I had was when I was the Dir. of Information 1969-1970, and Sen. Barry Goldwater flew the left seat of a T-39, when he was collecting %100 VA disability. I have my photo of him climbing out of the cockpit. How did he ever pass the flight physical?


Name:
Tony Martini
E_Mail_address:
tntmartini@aol.com
Date:
12 Aug 2002
Time:
08:18

Comments

Great site...although I was in the 25th at Udorn for the finale. Does anybody know what happened to TRIP the dog mascot for the 555th? He was last seen at Udorn in '75 when everybody left the base?


Name:
Joseph Dee
E_Mail_address:
res0hxhe@verizon.net
Date:
14 Aug 2002
Time:
22:03

Comments

Weapons Crew Chief/Lead Crew 408 MMS. 1970 - '71. Loaded mainly Eagle but fragged (Owl, Satan and Dragon) at one time or another. Interesting site with additional info about 8th I didn't know. Lots of memories come flooding back.


Name:
Tommy Rowen
E_Mail_address:
trowe28@attbi.com
Date:
14 Aug 2002
Time:
23:03

Comments

Was a jet eng.mech. on the F4 C&D model at UbonRTAFB. Only for 4 months then rotated back to states. But my short stink on J79's was a memorible experience.


Name:
Tommy Rowen
E_Mail_address:
trowe28@attbi.com
Date:
14 Aug 2002
Time:
23:03

Comments

Was a jet eng.mech. on the F4 C&D model at UbonRTAFB. Only for 4 months then rotated back to states. But my short stink on J79's was a memorible experience.


Name:
Tommy Rowen
E_Mail_address:
trowe28@attbi.com
Date:
14 Aug 2002
Time:
23:05

Comments

Have a few engine pics. and some aircraft with numbers visible,how can i upload to site.


Name:
Bill Blankfield
E_Mail_address:
sob25@earthlink.net
Date:
22 Aug 2002
Time:
00:42

Comments

Commanded 1982d Comm Sq supporting 8TFW 12/66 - 11/67. Would do that tour over again if Olds were Wing CO. Believe he lives in Steamboat Springs, CO. An F-4C done up in his livery is on display at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. If anyone knows about Car Funk, Ops Officer of one of the fighter sqs in '67, would appreciate info.


Name:
John Cahoon
E_Mail_address:
emeraldcst@aol.com
Date:
22 Aug 2002
Time:
20:21

Comments

Great site! I was a proud member of the 8th from Dec 68 to Dec 69, as a Spectre Gunship pilot in the 16th SOS. Your site brings back a flood of memories, some good, some not quite so good. We lost an AC-130A in '69, but I didn't see it listed. Keep up the good work. John


Name:
John Cahoon
E_Mail_address:
emeraldcst@aol.com
Date:
22 Aug 2002
Time:
20:38

Comments

Great site! I was a proud member of the 8th from Dec 68 to Dec 69, as a Spectre Gunship pilot in the 16th SOS. Your site brings back a flood of memories, some good, some not quite so good. We lost an AC-130A in '69, but I didn't see it listed. Keep up the good work. John


Name:
Ron Buchanan
E_Mail_address:
rjbuchanan@designcontainers.com
Date:
27 Aug 2002
Time:
13:36

Comments

Love the site. I spent my time with the 8th TFW as crew chief 8th OMS Wolfpack tail #327 on the the Lorain aircraft at Ubon from September 72 thru September 73 after cease fires of Laos and Cambodia. Lots of memories just relieved today. I have pictures (if I can locate them) during the Linebacker III Christmas of 73. Will try to get them to you for the site.


Name:
Thomas Chilton
E_Mail_address:
tac195@att.net
Date:
28 Aug 2002
Time:
16:44

Comments

I truly enjoyed a visit back to the 8th TFW and my old outfit, the 497th TFS. I was a SSgt F-4C Crew Chief in those days. I arrived at Ubon in Jan '66 and left in Dec '66 just in time to get home for Christmas. I helped buckle in the Col. Robin Olds a couple of times, but the one pilot I remember most was a Maj. Fragg. He was our test pilot. He was qualified on two aircraft. The F4 and the C-47, what a combo. He never took the aircarft forms with him on a flight. He claimed if he went down he wanted someone to hang. In fact I flew the backseat with him once in my aircaraft on a test hop. What a ride!


Name:
Owen Witmer
E_Mail_address:
owitmer@innernet.net
Date:
28 Aug 2002
Time:
21:41

Comments

Was in the 408th MMS,missle shop,6/70to7/71. Really enjoy this fine site,as i am a big Phantom Fhan,and have been hunting for info on Ubon & 8th TFW. I'm glad to say that even though i worked long days & weeks it was an enjoyable year & I've never worked or spent time with a finer group of people before or since!! Thanks for the great site.


Name:
BILL CREAN
E_Mail_address:
WILLIAMCREAN@COMCAST.NET
Date:
03 Sep 2002
Time:
18:52

Comments

AS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF THE 'phantom community" I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SITE. HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF MEETING ROBIN OLDS AT A COUPLE PHAN-CON'S. GOT A CHANCE TO THANK HIM FOR WHAT HE DID FOR FLT. LINE GRUNTS EVERYWHERE. KEEP THE FAITH BILL CREAN c/c 11th TRS, 432ND TRW 68-69


Name:
Frank Kiers
E_Mail_address:
Frank1Ret@aol.com
Date:
05 Oct 2002
Time:
09:17

Comments

I served at Ubon from 6/67 to 6/68 with the 1982 Comm Sq.My job was maintainance of the TACAN and Vor sites.Also trained Thai AF pers.to maintain the sites and I helped install a new VORTAC site,which was to go operational in late 1968.I was also happy to see the guestbook entry by my old CO,Maj.Bill Blankfield.He was a great sq.CO and kept morale at the highest level.


Name:
Dan Croslin
E_Mail_address:
dboygogetum@aol.com
Date:
18 Oct 2002
Time:
23:12

Comments

Was at Phu Cat(1968 TET)37thTFW(Supply)Thank God for the ROK. 2nd tour was 8thTFW(Supply)Jan/1970. Thank God for Spector. You guys really have a nice Web site. I want to get my name on the E-mail list; but don't know which way to go (HELP).

 


Name:
Dan Croslin
E_Mail_address:
dboygogetum@aol.com
Date:
18 Oct 2002
Time:
23:13

Comments

Was at Phu Cat(1968 TET)37thTFW(Supply)Thank God for the ROK. 2nd tour was 8thTFW(Supply)Jan/1970. Thank God for Spector. You guys really have a nice Web site. I want to get my name on the E-mail list; but don't know which way to go (HELP).

 


Name:
Ayolamugumugu
E_Mail_address:
mugu@37.com
Date:
28 Oct 2002
Time:
09:02

Comments

I BI THE FIRST PERSON TO REACH HERE KEEP OFF


Name:
Richard Land
E_Mail_address:
rland6340@aol.com
Date:
01 Nov 2002
Time:
17:51

Comments

TDY with 4TFW, Seymour Johnson AFB to UBON 8 TFW . Spring 1973. 322x1Q Fire Control (AMS)

Poo-yings, Singha... DEE MACH KOP! Can do easy GI. Kill a commie for Christ. Nuke the Gook. F.O.A.D. code 13. Remember? Livin' downtown in a compound. Screen hooches. Jungle Fatigues. The smell of JP-4. The smell of the cockpits.The smell of the klongs. Whew! Mamason. Being young. Wow those were the days. Long live the memories.


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
ramcmains@peoplepc.com
Date:
02 Nov 2002
Time:
10:16

Comments

Reunion time is upon us. The reunion for the 8th TFW is set for Nov. 21-24 at Galveston, TX.

I will be there and hope that there are some more Crew Chiefs at the reunion. There were only 3 at the last one in AZ in 2000.

If interested, contact J.F. (Nails) Knight 281-488-4077 and his email is martinails@aol.com

We will meet at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, TX with a special rate of $89.00/ nite and identify as an 8th TFW reunion member.

This is my 3rd reunion, and I have enjoyed them all. It is great to meet everyone and talk about the good times at Ubon and with the 8th TFW.

Long live the 8th TFW, Ubon & the Wolf Pack. Randy McMains Class of 66-67 497th TFS Nite Owls


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
ramcmains@peoplepc.com
Date:
02 Nov 2002
Time:
10:17

Comments

Reunion time is upon us. The reunion for the 8th TFW is set for Nov. 21-24 at Galveston, TX.

I will be there and hope that there are some more Crew Chiefs at the reunion. There were only 3 at the last one in AZ in 2000.

If interested, contact J.F. (Nails) Knight 281-488-4077 and his email is martinails@aol.com

We will meet at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, TX with a special rate of $89.00/ nite and identify as an 8th TFW reunion member.

This is my 3rd reunion, and I have enjoyed them all. It is great to meet everyone and talk about the good times at Ubon and with the 8th TFW.

Long live the 8th TFW, Ubon & the Wolf Pack. Randy McMains Class of 66-67 497th TFS Nite Owls


Name:
Gary Waddell
E_Mail_address:
Matthew6verse33@yahoo.com
Date:
03 Nov 2002
Time:
11:20

Comments

Hello Looking for Norman Hoester? or Koester? He traded me B-4 bags with me - I gave him my green one and he gave me his blue one. TSgt Ubon Ratchathani around 1972 or late 1971. Thank you and blessings on you all in HIS name. Brother Gary


Name:
Dave Sutton
E_Mail_address:
mndsutton@michonline.net
Date:
04 Nov 2002
Time:
14:45

Comments

I was at urtab from 6-65 to 11-65 with the 47th tfs. Love the site,brings back a lot of memories. I recieved a telegram while on my honeymoon 9-66 to report to Travis for overseas assignment and was back at Ubon until 3-67 in the 8th FMS. I was in the engine shop and ran birds on the trim pad. Keep up the great work, Dave


Name:
paul e. thomas
E_Mail_address:
paulethomas@yahoo.com
Date:
08 Nov 2002
Time:
14:23

Comments

I was with the First Mob out of clark afb in early 1962. we were tdy to Ubon and basically opened the field. lived in squad tents, very spartan, the aussies sent in a squadron of f-86's for a seato exercise.


Name:
Robert Williams
E_Mail_address:
bwlms@surfglobal.net
Date:
18 Nov 2002
Time:
14:56

Comments

Great site... I was stationed at Ubon, Thailand aug 71 to Aug 72 and assigned to the 8th Security Police SQ LE section.


Name:
Francesco "FOX" VOLPE
E_Mail_address:
lightningfox@hotmail.com
Date:
20 Nov 2002
Time:
23:25

Comments

Never forget, FUCK YOU JANE FONDA. Check six Fox


Name:
Jim Watson
E_Mail_address:
k9tildy@aol.com
Date:
26 Nov 2002
Time:
18:52

Comments

I am the unit director for the 8TH SPS K-9 Section of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association.Im in the process of locating former dog handlers that served at Ubon.Any body out there who knows a dog man that served at Ubon please have them contact me at the e-mail address above.Over 350 men served there as dog handlers as of right now we have located about 30.Any help would greatly be appreciated.Especially interested in locating TSGT James E Langley first NCOIC of the K-9 Section Thanks JW


Name:
Jim Watson
E_Mail_address:
k9tildy@aol.com
Date:
26 Nov 2002
Time:
18:53

Comments

I am the unit director for the 8TH SPS K-9 Section of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association.Im in the process of locating former dog handlers that served at Ubon.Any body out there who knows a dog man that served at Ubon please have them contact me at the e-mail address above.Over 350 men served there as dog handlers as of right now we have located about 30.Any help would greatly be appreciated.Especially interested in locating TSGT James E Langley first NCOIC of the K-9 Section Thanks JW


Name:
Jim Watson
E_Mail_address:
k9tildy@aol.com
Date:
26 Nov 2002
Time:
18:54

Comments

I am the unit director for the 8TH SPS K-9 Section of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association.Im in the process of locating former dog handlers that served at Ubon.Any body out there who knows a dog man that served at Ubon please have them contact me at the e-mail address above.Over 350 men served there as dog handlers as of right now we have located about 30.Any help would greatly be appreciated.Especially interested in locating TSGT James E Langley first NCOIC of the K-9 Section Thanks JW


Name:
Jim Watson
E_Mail_address:
k9tildy@aol.com
Date:
26 Nov 2002
Time:
18:55

Comments

I am the unit director for the 8TH SPS K-9 Section of the Vietnam Dog Handlers Association.Im in the process of locating former dog handlers that served at Ubon.Any body out there who knows a dog man that served at Ubon please have them contact me at the e-mail address above.Over 350 men served there as dog handlers as of right now we have located about 30.Any help would greatly be appreciated.Especially interested in locating TSGT James E Langley first NCOIC of the K-9 Section Thanks JW


Name:
sid mcclain
E_Mail_address:
siidmcclain@hotmail.com
Date:
28 Nov 2002
Time:
16:36

Comments

hi there i was at ubon july 1969 to july 1970 in the satan angels the433th


Name:
Michael Wurman
E_Mail_address:
mblwurman@ev1.net
Date:
06 Dec 2002
Time:
06:39

Comments

I was a very young 8 year old boy stationed with my family at Clark Air Base, Philippines in '73 when Operation Homecoming returned our POW's from Vietnam. I had the incredible opportunity to write and meet Cpt. Robert C. Jones and upon his departure from Clark, I gave him a poorly homemade poster and flower. As he was boarding the plane, he turned and waved to the crowd. That moment was caught in time and appeared in the Stars and Stripes shortly afterwards. To this day I cherish that picture and the letter he wrote to me.

If you have any information on Cpt. Robert Jones, it would be greatly appreciated if you could email me and let me know of his whereabouts. He was shot down 1/18/68 and released in March '73.

 


Name:
Joe Gawronski
E_Mail_address:
JerseyJoe83@aol.com
Date:
10 Dec 2002
Time:
16:59

Comments

Just wanted to say i love the site, and wanted to let you guys know how much i both appriciate what you did for our country, and at the same time wish that i could do the same. I dont meet the vision requirements, so i had so settle for maintnance- but it still dosent even compare to what the feeling of combat flight must be. Anyway i've added the site to my favorites, so i can check back, and keep up the good work


Name:
Jack D. Vance
E_Mail_address:
JDVRLM@AOL.COM
Date:
10 Dec 2002
Time:
18:15

Comments

Excellent site. Coveres about everything I remember. Proud to have been a part of it.


Name:
john beier
E_Mail_address:
johnbeier1144@yahoo.com
Date:
11 Dec 2002
Time:
10:34

Comments

Enjoyed your site, and it brought back found memories of your service up north in Dec. 72. We were always happy to have you along as Migcap. Thanks! I was a B-52 gunner that went north in Dec. 72,

 


Name:
SSgt Michael D Engle
E_Mail_address:
wpnssgt@hotmail.com
Date:
16 Dec 2002
Time:
00:12

Comments

Outstanding website! I'm a big fan of Phantoms too bad they were before my time. I'm currently assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan "Wolf Pack". Phantoms are much better than LAWN DARTS!


Name:
David Conder
E_Mail_address:
Assamdragon@attbi.com
Date:
17 Dec 2002
Time:
14:56

Comments

I was stationed at Ubon from 10/69 to 10/70, with the 25th TFS as a crew chief. I have some pictures I'd be willing to share as long as I can get them returned to me.Some 8x10's and some polaroids. some inflight and some on the ground on alert.


Name:
Dave Conder
E_Mail_address:
assamdragon@attbi.com
Date:
17 Dec 2002
Time:
16:09

Comments

Iwas stationed at Ubon from 10/69 to 10/70 as a crew chief with the 25th TFS. "B" flt. I crewed 792 & 777. Got some in action 8x10's and some "on alert" ground photos.I was on the end of the runway with 777 with a hanging CBU. while weapons &EOD tried to figure out what to do, when the 497th had a F4D land too far down the runway, he went by me with hook down ,dragchute deployed, and both engs. in burner, he ended up in the house across the street. That was an attention getter. Still was the best year of my life. peace brothers!


Name:
Dave Conder
E_Mail_address:
assamdragon@attbi.com
Date:
17 Dec 2002
Time:
16:10

Comments

Iwas stationed at Ubon from 10/69 to 10/70 as a crew chief with the 25th TFS. "B" flt. I crewed 792 & 777. Got some in action 8x10's and some "on alert" ground photos.I was on the end of the runway with 777 with a hanging CBU. while weapons &EOD tried to figure out what to do, when the 497th had a F4D land too far down the runway, he went by me with hook down ,dragchute deployed, and both engs. in burner, he ended up in the house across the street. That was an attention getter. Still was the best year of my life. peace brothers!


Name:
Lee Larkin
E_Mail_address:
 
Date:
17 Dec 2002
Time:
23:12

Comments

 


Name:
Gary (Woody) Woodard
E_Mail_address:
Jwood432000@yahoo.com
Date:
19 Dec 2002
Time:
18:10

Comments

I was at Ubon Feb 68-Feb 69 in 8AMS aircraft instrument shop. I have spend 30 years as a Air Guard Technician in the Texas Air National Guard @ Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. I have since retired,but I still am a active member of the Texas Air National Guard. In fact I have been placed on active duty orders since 9-11. I have alot of good memories of my days at Ubon. I am hoping to find some of my Ubon buddies. Great site.

Thanks, Gary D. Woodard CMSgt 147FW Ellington Field


Name:
Randy McMains
E_Mail_address:
rmcmains1@cinergy.com
Date:
24 Dec 2002
Time:
14:03

Comments

This is a message to all Past, Present and Future 8th TFW members. I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Randy McMains 8th TFW 497th TFS Nov 66-Nov 67


Name:
Joe Nolin
E_Mail_address:
jolin74@yahoo.com
Date:
25 Dec 2002
Time:
17:33

Comments

Merry Christmas 2002. We are at home, they are not [MIA & KIA]. Just went through the Ubon pictures taken 69-70 when I was in the 408MMS on a weapons load crew. Have many flightline photos, including: F-4 with "Champayne Flight" and "roach coach" [the pilot just completed 100 missions] with screaming Eagle on side. An F-4 #601 FO, #515 FO "Barb's Delight", #815 FG, #544 FO, #583, #609, #724 FO, #693 FG, and more FO tail numbers too distant to read. At that time we loaded all the squadrons on base, armed and de-armed Navy, Marine, and other base's fighters. Some photos of the clubs: Fairlane, Mustang & Corsair. Photos of downtown Ubon, open-air market. Some of the bungalows we rented, visited with our T-lock. Will upload these when I get this scanner functional. Salute to all who served in the 8th TFW Ubon.


Name:
Joe Nolin
E_Mail_address:
jolin74@yahoo.com
Date:
25 Dec 2002
Time:
17:34

Comments

Merry Christmas 2002. We are at home, they are not [MIA & KIA]. Just went through the Ubon pictures taken 69-70 when I was in the 408MMS on a weapons load crew. Have many flightline photos, including: F-4 with "Champayne Flight" and "roach coach" [the pilot just completed 100 missions] with screaming Eagle on side. An F-4 #601 FO, #515 FO "Barb's Delight", #815 FG, #544 FO, #583, #609, #724 FO, #693 FG, and more FO tail numbers too distant to read. At that time we loaded all the squadrons on base, armed and de-armed Navy, Marine, and other base's fighters. Some photos of the clubs: Fairlane, Mustang & Corsair. Photos of downtown Ubon, open-air market. Some of the bungalows we rented, visited with our T-lock. Will upload these when I get this scanner functional. Salute to all who served in the 8th TFW Ubon.


Name:
arch macpherson
E_Mail_address:
ablesign@zianet.com
Date:
28 Dec 2002
Time:
13:15

Comments

ubon thailand vetlooking for any witness to f4 phantom comming in on emergency, burning and blowing up on runway with full load of bombs, ,at night, late 72, nov or dec can't remember exact date .i was in "d" section near t-28's, open section of . f4's from seymour johnson. also looking for a mike roberts or don landsman also stationed there in ii 1972


Name:
arch macpherson
E_Mail_address:
ablesign@zianet.com
Date:
28 Dec 2002
Time:
13:16

Comments

ubon thailand vetlooking for any witness to f4 phantom comming in on emergency, burning and blowing up on runway with full load of bombs, ,at night, late 72, nov or dec can't remember exact date .i was in "d" section near t-28's, open section of . f4's from seymour johnson. also looking for a mike roberts or don landsman also stationed there in ii 1972


Name:
arch macpherson
E_Mail_address:
ablesign@zianet.com
Date:
28 Dec 2002
Time:
13:17

Comments

ubon thailand vetlooking for any witness to f4 phantom comming in on emergency, burning and blowing up on runway with full load of bombs, ,at night, late 72, nov or dec can't remember exact date .i was in "d" section near t-28's, open section of . f4's from seymour johnson. also looking for a mike roberts or don landsman also stationed there in ii 1972


Name:
Private Citizen
E_Mail_address:
Hcamaro01@aol.com
Date:
04 Jan 2003
Time:
14:58

Comments

4 Jan 2003

Thanks to all who served during that conflict for their personal sacrifices and hardships are appreciated by us all. F4 Yesterday, Today & Forever!

Signed, Former Air Intell Ops Specialist 20470


Name:
Dan Keopke
E_Mail_address:
dkeopke2@yahoo.com
Date:
05 Jan 2003
Time:
05:35

Comments

Hi, I was at Ubon in 73-74 working Barrier Maintenance (Aircraft Arresting Systems)for CES. Would love to find someone who has photos of the Barrier crews .


Name:
Ruben B. Sanchez Msgt, (Ret)
E_Mail_address:
ruben_50@yahoo.com
Date:
07 Jan 2003
Time:
11:03

Comments

Great pictures. I had forgotten what Ubon looked like since 1972. I was in the FMS welding shop. Great job.


Name:
Wayne Claytor
E_Mail_address:
wclaytor@cox.net
Date:
09 Jan 2003
Time:
19:42

Comments

Worked F-4E's & G's as a Weapons loader(Gun Plumber) from '80 thru '91 at Clark, Osan, and George. Absolutely the best website I've seen dedicated to the best USAF airframe ever. I miss the old girl dearly and although I was never in Thailand, this site brought a lot of great memories back. Thanks.


Name:
Tim Morris
E_Mail_address:
tmm946@enter.net
Date:
10 Jan 2003
Time:
10:23

Comments

Great site! I'm glad I found it. I was with the 435th TFS from 7/67 to 7/68. I was a weapons mechanic who worked on the weapons loading crew that loaded the centerline gun on the F4 that shot down 2 Mig's during the same mission in 1967. Hope to here from others who were in the 435th during the same time period. Keep up the good work!


Name:
Tim Morris
E_Mail_address:
tmm946@enter.net
Date:
10 Jan 2003
Time:
10:26

Comments

Great site! I'm glad I found it. I was with the 435th TFS from 7/67 to 7/68. I was a weapons mechanic who worked on the weapons loading crew that loaded the centerline gun on the F4 that shot down 2 Mig's during the same mission in 1967. Hope to here from others who were in the 435th during the same time period. Keep up the good work!


Name:
Dan Cullen
E_Mail_address:
danielcullen@snet.net
Date:
10 Jan 2003
Time:
11:19

Comments

Engine Mechanic 8th FMS 67-68 Great site!..brings back lots of memories


Name:
Bill Thaler
E_Mail_address:
thaler4@cox.net
Date:
10 Jan 2003
Time:
18:32

Comments

I was part of the "Summer Help" that arrived from S-J on April 72. I was in the 334TFS, but I considered myself a part of the 8TFW. After all, I spent more time at Ubon than I did at S-J. My second ride at S-J was 10.5 hours to Hickam enroute to Ubon; 6 weeks after we got back to S-J, I had orders to go to Clark for a second tour. As with most of you, my combat experience is considered the highlight of my career. I remember the good times and the bad ones. It wasn't a game, and I quickly found out it wasn't like a Hollywood movie either. I take great pride in being a member of the Wolfpack, even if it was on a TDY basis.


Name:
Joe Asselin
E_Mail_address:
free48thmil@msn.com
Date:
13 Jan 2003
Time:
11:42

Comments

Spent my time at Ubon "70-71" 408th mms. Mostly loading for the 25th. Was so great finding this site. Lost most of my pics in a house flood. It was great to see the base and my babies (F-4's) again. Thanks for the time you have put in to this site. I will come back!!


Name:
Steve Rowoldt  SSGT  8FMS
E_Mail_address:
smr_spi@yahoo.com
Date:
14 Jan 2003
Time:
20:13

Comments

This is a great site. I was TDY to Ubon with an F-4 depot RAM team out of Hill AFB, UT in May 1972, and worked in the hangar down past the AC-130 pads. I returned PCS November 1972-73. Worked as a TinBender in the 8FMS Airframe Repair shop. Worked the lines out of Black 6 every night. Lots going on at Ubon that last year of the war.... I remember hard work, long hours, and lots of dedicated professionals just doing their jobs. My hat's off to all the guys who came before, and those who carried on. Thanks for honoring the Wolfpack with this excellent site. Would love to hear from any of you who were there Nov 72 to Nov 73. I have lots of photos of the period I can share via the web. Also, has anyone out there re-visited Ubon after all these years?

PHANTOM PHIXERS PHOREVER!


Name:
Vernon S. Icke
E_Mail_address:
vernonicke@cox.net
Date:
19 Jan 2003
Time:
21:31

Comments

I was stationed at ubon 68-69, 8th Supply Sq, your site brought back old memrories, thanks.


Name:
Marty Haynes
E_Mail_address:
frag462@yahoo.com
Date:
20 Jan 2003
Time:
14:21

Comments

I've been to the Wolf Pack on two tours to Korea. I know that it may not be from the Nam era, but I'm proud of the 8th, and in particular the 35th Fighter Squadron PANTONS. I was a Panton on both tours. I'm a bomb loader by trade and still active duty. I'd go again in half a heart beat as long as I got to be a Panton again. Nothing against the Juvats, just that the Pantons Rock the ROC.

I've enjoyed the web site, though of course I wish there were more about the modern day Wolf Pack. I understand though, since my Father was in Thailand, and the modern boys and girls just don't get it. My Dad let me know, once I got back from my tour in Desert Storm, figuring that after that I would understand. I did before, but I appreciate what he was getting at.

My thanks to all of you who served. I'm a member of the Holloman AFB Honor Guard, and I'm always ready to serve Honors.


Name:
Dennis Booth
E_Mail_address:
boothden@hotmail.com
Date:
22 Jan 2003
Time:
13:41

Comments

Great site! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I was assigned to the 8th FMS from 11/70 – 03/72. I credit the attitude of the Wolfpack for giving me a taste of real AF life. Liked it so well I stayed another 22 years after that. The 8th in Ubon was by far the best assignment.


Name:
David McGinnis
E_Mail_address:
DMcGinnis861@aol.com
Date:
23 Jan 2003
Time:
08:14

Comments

Was a member of the 51st CRS sheet metal shop in 82-83, Osan AB Korea. GOOD times with GOOD people. Theres nothing better than working on fighters.


Name:
Roy Ladewig
E_Mail_address:
kampsuni@aol.com
Date:
02 Feb 2003
Time:
17:50

Comments

My brother, 1Lt Melvin Ladewig, went down on 24 Aug 1968. I am doing a research project on his last mission. I woiuld like to talk with anyone who knew my brother, and I would like to get in contact with Maj John Schmidt or 1Lt Roger Pierce, who were the crewmembers of the other plane in my brother's last mission. Any help you can provide would be most appreciated.


Name:
Vernon Icke
E_Mail_address:
vernonicke@cox.net
Date:
04 Feb 2003
Time:
04:28

Comments

I worked in the 8th Supply Sq. May 69-70, Pickup & Delivery Driver. I remember the sappers trying to get at Blind Bat & Spectre. Lot's a work- Lot's a play. Lived just outside Thai POL in the old Aussie bungalows. Also lived across from the Thai Police HQ downtown.


Name:
SGT Thomas Bauer
E_Mail_address:
Chainsaw040575@aol.com
Date:
06 Feb 2003
Time:
01:12

Comments

Hy there im a F-4F Manitance Crew Chief from the 74 Fighter Wing in Neuburg Germany, this is a nice Page just whant to say Phantoms Phorever


Name:
Bill Heinz
E_Mail_address:
heinz57thelaw@yahoo.com
Date:
11 Feb 2003
Time:
10:34

Comments

I was a Weapons LoadCrew Chief for F4's from 73-74 when the base closed.


Name:
Bill Heinz
E_Mail_address:
heinz57thelaw@yahoo.com
Date:
11 Feb 2003
Time:
10:35

Comments

I was a Weapons LoadCrew Chief for F4's from 73-74 when the base closed.


Name:
Rex R. Meyer
E_Mail_address:
rex.meyer@homestead.af.mil
Date:
24 Feb 2003
Time:
15:19

Comments

Great site, I was looking for pictures of F-4's and came across your site. Keep up the good work. I was then (70-71) a SSgt Crew Chief with the 497th. I helped create the "Night Owl" bird and we placed on my aircraft.


Name:
Ray Zeigler  (Zig)
E_Mail_address:
Ray.Zeigler@ImperialSugar.com
Date:
26 Feb 2003
Time:
08:45

Comments

Was there in 1967 408 MMS remember Col Olds and Chappie. Great web site!

Zig


Name:
Dennis Hanley
E_Mail_address:
miamifor2@hotmail.com
Date:
01 Mar 2003
Time:
19:51

Comments

Ubon from 9/70 to 9/71 worked J-79 test cell (nights) until hearing went bad then was transfered to afterburner shop. Had a girl friend named Tasanea (Took). Friends names I can remember are Terry L. McKinstry and Dennis LaChance... Lived downtown. first at a bunglow complex accross from a suzie wong house then in a three bedroom bunglow with above friends.


Name:
Wesley Cardone
E_Mail_address:
wcardone@provide.net
Date:
02 Mar 2003
Time:
20:42

Comments

Was in 601st Photo, Det. 9 at Udorn from July 1970 to May of 1972. Also Da Nang for the month of July, 1971.

Udorn was a truly great assignment. I enjoyed it to the extreme. I have tried to keep up on my spoken Thai (though I have totally forgotten how to read it). You should see the look on friends faces when today we visit a Thai restaurant here in the US and I start whipping out my Thai! Their jaws drop about ten feet. I do have to carefully engineer the conversation, though, because it can very quickly get out of hand and I have to then say, "Mai cau chai." (I don't understand).

Here are some of the words every last GI over there learned: Poo Ying and Sawadee. The rest are too obsene to list here.


Name:
Joseph Dee
E_Mail_address:
res0hxhe@verizon.net
Date:
07 Mar 2003
Time:
15:35

Comments

408 MMS 70-71. Load Crew Chief & and Rat Bastard Lead Crew. Loaded mostly Eagle (25th). Cool site. Lots of memories.


Name:
Joseph Dee
E_Mail_address:
res0hxhe@verizon.net
Date:
07 Mar 2003
Time:
15:42

Comments

Oops. 435th sqdr not the 25th


Name:
Jim Scanlon
E_Mail_address:
jduffda@rtr.net
Date:
25 Mar 2003
Time:
22:00

Comments

I served in the 433rd from Feb 67 to Feb 68. I was a crew chief, worked the phase dock,worked the expidite truck and was training NCO. I well remember Pardo's Push. It was a great day. I also remember the night a Phantom blew up on the runway on takeoff and dug a hole big enough for the bird to fit in. Both of the crew got out on the run. The blast damaged a few birds that weren't in revetments.


Name:
Jim Scanlon
E_Mail_address:
jduffda@rtr.net
Date:
25 Mar 2003
Time:
22:01

Comments

I served in the 433rd from Feb 67 to Feb 68. I was a crew chief, worked the phase dock,worked the expidite truck and was training NCO. I well remember Pardo's Push. It was a great day. I also remember the night a Phantom blew up on the runway on takeoff and dug a hole big enough for the bird to fit in. Both of the crew got out on the run. The blast damaged a few birds that weren't in revetments. There was also the time Col Olds came home with a head sized hole in the wing and got his picture taken looking out of the hole.


Name:
Mark "Froggy" Michaud
E_Mail_address:
mjmichaud1@aol.com
Date:
31 Mar 2003
Time:
08:53

Comments

Great site! I was a member of POL's "Dirty Thirty" at Ubon from Jan. 1969 - Jan. 1970. Would love to hear from other Dirty Thirty members.

Best to all,

"Froggy"


Name:
Jim Holloway
E_Mail_address:
jhollow1@tampabay.rr.com
Date:
11 Apr 2003
Time:
06:21

Comments

Love the page. Was with the 25 TFS in UBON from 1/70 to 1/71. Was a crew chief in B flight. My aircraft was 67-794. Still have pic's


Name:
Reback marc d
E_Mail_address:
rebgear@hotmail.com
Date:
11 Apr 2003
Time:
21:24

Comments

Hey fellas, My father Kim K Reback 1st class airman serced in nam 65' to 66' in the 8th tfw, anyone who might remember "REB" "Reback" give me a shout. Thank you. AND THANK ALL OF YOU!!


Name:
John  "kenn"  Kenneally
E_Mail_address:
ken409@prodigy.net
Date:
15 Apr 2003
Time:
19:14

Comments

I was a crewchief in the 25th Dragons from june 70 -june 71. This sight brings back a lot of memories, most good. I've been a phantom fan forever and enjoyed my time at Ubon. Great pictures on here I didn't take many and i am saving as many as I can from here. My most memorable night was when a load of "trees" went off in the revetment while I was in the back by the tailhook. Great to see some old friends names on here. Good luck everybody.


Name:
Bobby march
E_Mail_address:
bwmarch@aol.com
Date:
17 Apr 2003
Time:
12:05

Comments

Looking for Bobby Price and Warren Ware who was with the 8th A&E F-4D WCS in 66/67.


Name:
Jerry Musialowski
E_Mail_address:
msmusial@aol.com
Date:
28 Apr 2003
Time:
12:15

Comments

 


Name:
Joel Reed
E_Mail_address:
weasel1177@earthlink.net
Date:
09 May 2003
Time:
09:09

Comments

Flew over 250 mission with 435th 72-73 including Linebacker I & Linebacker II. I was a GIB and the squadron scheduler, so flew with most of the pilots in the squadron. Most memorable flights were with Ed Hebner, Bill McGuire, John Fairfield, & Joe Voyer. Other colorful troops included Jay Suggs, Pete McDuff, Steve Roberts, John Menoski (Steve and John punched out on the runway one night after the front canopy blew off right after takeoff. They circled around, dumped fuel but blew both mains on touchdown. I also remember more than one occassion where "hung" daisy cutters fell off when we touched down and slid along under the wing for a few awful seconds before they rolled off the side of the runway. Blew a tire on takeoff one night and took the mid-field barrier. As we climbed out of the Phantom, another fully loaded F-4 took the approach end barrier behind us. Another memory is checking the "pig book" at the squadron duty desk before each flight to see what the backseat configuration would be for the assigned tail number. Seems like each airframe had its own unique rear cockpit layout (EO, LORAN, Pave Knife, etc). Being the only available electronic warfare officer in the 8th (there were only 2, I got to plan the chaff drops for Linebacker II to cover the Buffs from IP to target. Unfortunately, I had to witness one of the B-52s take a SA-2 Guideline missile in the open bomb bay as they did a 180 over downtown Hanoi. Not every mission had a high "pucker factor" but like most other Phantom Phlyers I often wondered "What the hell am I doing here?" while we droned along behind a tanker enroute to Pack 6. Great site. Good contacts.


Name:
JOE FRAGOMELI
E_Mail_address:
JFRAGOMELI@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Date:
11 May 2003
Time:
09:44

Comments

JUST RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM A FELLOW LOADER WHO SERVED WITH ME IN THIS GREAT OUTFIT IN 1966. PHONE CALL REMINDED ME TO CHECK ON MY OLD OUTFIT. GOOD SEEING AGAIN HOW GOOD WE WERE. JOSEPH


Name:
Roy Kiger
E_Mail_address:
caeser5656@aol.com
Date:
17 May 2003
Time:
17:14

Comments

Sort of forgot about a lot of those times for many years. Looking at your site brings back the good and the bad memories and it is enjoyable and painful at the same time. Lost many good friends while stationed with the 555th TFS at Udorn and 8th FMS at Ubon,Thailand February to November,1966.Also had a lot of wonderful times that will never be forgotten. As the years go by some of the memories fade but your site helps to recall them. Excellent site. Thanks.


Name:
Roy Kiger
E_Mail_address:
caeser5656@aol.com
Date:
17 May 2003
Time:
17:16

Comments

Sort of forgot about a lot of those times for many years. Looking at your site brings back the good and the bad memories and it is enjoyable and painful at the same time. Lost many good friends while stationed with the 555th TFS at Udorn and 8th FMS at Ubon,Thailand February to November,1966.Also had a lot of wonderful times that will never be forgotten. As the years go by some of the memories fade but your site helps to recall them. Excellent site. Thanks.


Name:
A1C  WARREN H. WAGNER "WAG"
E_Mail_address:
wchwc@lvcm.com
Date:
20 May 2003
Time:
16:39

Comments

DEAR SIRS: WAS AT UBON 8/66 THRU 8/67 WAS CALL SIGN COBRA "EIGHT" 408MMS,WORKED RUNWAY DUMP,MISSLE SHACK, AND FUSE TRUCK, WAS THERE APRIL 28 '67 FIRE AND EXPLOSION AND MAY 9 67 FIRE ON BOMB DUMP END OF RUNWAY. WAS THERE WHEN COL.OLDS BROUGHT BACK SAM HOLE IN WING AND STAB.DAMAGE. OPERATION BOLO AND RAPID ROGER ETC. A1C JOHN W. FIELDS AND TIMOTHY H.O'BRIEN WERE MY BEST FRIENDS. IF YOU GUYS ARE STILL OUT THERE DROP A LINE. YOU ARE ALL MY BROTHERS OUT THERE "GOD BLESS YOU ALL" A1C WARREN H. WAGNER COBRA"EIGHT" SIGNING OFF.


Name:
arch macpherson
E_Mail_address:
tfw4mac@aol.com
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
20:05

Comments

hey you guys, just got back from tucson where the pima air museum is located.f4, fg 673 is over there. maj. phil combies and 1st lt. dan lafferty shot down a mig in '67 in that bird. she looks great, painted up real nice. i sat on the wing and had someone take my picture like i did in '72 at ubon. soon as i can facilitate upload capabilities will send pics to lair. if you can get over to tucson or traveling near there check out the pima air museum. also take the amarc tour, i did and it was great. there are about 700 phantoms over there and i recognized alot of tail codes and no's from back in 'nam days.later mac 334tfs 72-73


Name:
arch macpherson
E_Mail_address:
tfw4mac@aol.com
Date:
23 May 2003
Time:
20:50

Comments

hey you guys, just got back from pima air museum in tucson. f4, fg 64 673 is over their painted up real pretty. thats the phantom that maj. phil combies anb 1st lt. dan lafferty shot down a mig with in '67. i had someone take a pic of me sitting on the wing like i did at ubon in '72. if ya can get over that way do it. its worth it. also you can take the amarc tour at the boneyard get ticket from museum. there are about 700 phantoms there. i recognized alot of the tail codes and tail no's from 'nam days., later mac 334 tfs ubon '72-73


Name:
Tony Cole
E_Mail_address:
sunsettsm@aol.com
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
18:27

Comments

Went to udorn in 1966-1967, was an aircraft painter, was the first airman taught to cammo the aircraft there. We came from George AFB, victorville calif. how do I get to your sit to see pictures?


Name:
Tony Cole
E_Mail_address:
sunsettsm@aol.com
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
18:28

Comments

Went to udorn in 1966-1967, was an aircraft painter, was the first airman taught to cammo the aircraft there. We came from George AFB, victorville calif. how do I get to your sit to see pictures?


Name:
tony Cole
E_Mail_address:
sunsettsm@aol.com
Date:
29 May 2003
Time:
18:30

Comments

went from george afb, in calif. was with 8th tfw, went 479th. how do I get to view your web site? please email me


Name:
Laurie Mac Farlane
E_Mail_address:
ljm67@att.net
Date:
30 May 2003
Time:
20:49

Comments

I really enjoyed visiting your site, although I was very young during the years of the vietnam war ( born in 1967) I always wanted to know how the pilots that flew the F-4 felt about her, well thanks to your site my questions have been answered. My dad was in the air national guard at Maguire AFB in NJ and I remember seeing the Phantoms all lined up and the loud roar of those awesome engines that make me shudder when I think of them today. The Phantom has always been my favorite fighter. Thank you for your site and Thank you for your service for our Country.