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2950) Brent Allan 
Location:
Travis AFB...now near McChord
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I was the assigned crew chief on 65-0231 from 1972-1975 and was pretty amazed to see the photo and sounds of it on this website. Pretty cool. Thanks !
2949) Art McKinney 
Location:
Stilesville, IN
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Instrument specialist at Norton (78-80) and Travis (81-84). Spent time in Iceland, at Chanute, and Lowry. Retired in 1994. C-141 was one of the best!!
2948) MSGT DAVID MORRELL(Retired) 
Location:
Austin, CO
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This is an awesome site--I loved this aircraft--Was a Hydraulic Tech. at Travis and later at Kadena. Sad to see and believe the C-141's days are over--she was a work house in her day. Lots of good memories of those days.
2947) CLAYTON A BIGBESYS 
Location:
United States
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I LIVE IN SOUTHERN WV AND I SAW 4 EA C130 AIRCRAFT FLYING WEST THIS MONING AND BACK AGAIN THIS AFTER NOON
2946) Steve Murdock 
Location:
NE California
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Thanks to a friend who sent me a picture of a Globemaster III on approach - there where some "globes" visible in the foreground too - I found this site about my beloved Starlifter (A model)!
2945) Darryl Eng 
Location:
Stuart FL
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FE with the Dirty 30 at McGuire from '88-'91. I wish I could do it over again to fully appreciate the great people, great trips/crew rest and great aircraft. Now just memories but some of the best I have.
2944) Wayne Thurman 
Location:
Norton AFB
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1969-1972 53MAW, 63 AMS. Served four years in USAF and left service as an E-4. Auto Pilot Technician on C-141s. Great plane and great assignment.
2943) Lance Albrecht 
Location:
Palm Springs, CA
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Great Site, ran across it by accident and really appreciate all the time and effort it must have taken. I was a loadmaster in the 4th, stationed at McCord AFB from 1969 to 1972, then went on to Norton AFB, for two more years in the reserves. Thanks for all the memories.
2942) Ray Alu 
Location:
wisconsin
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enjoyed my time at Charleston,Travis and McCord, not so at Sheppard. I have both worked flown on and as 82nd jumped from the old girl and miss it.
2941) Dennis DeCorte 
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(2941) 1st qualified as an AECM (Airomedical evacuation crew member) in the A model in 1979. Flew for 10 yrs. I especially loved my missions in the C141 as it always took us to new adventures in exotic places! I'll have to dig up my pictures and slides and forward them to you of my many adventures in the C-141. My youngest son followed in my footsteps and also was qualified as an AECM in the C-141 for many years. And my oldest son has numerous jumps from the C-141 in his 20 years on jump status in SOC. The C-141 is a proud part of our military family tradition.
2940) Tom Tippins 
Location:
Lacey Washington
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Surprised to find this site. I work on c141s at Norton AND as a ART.
2939) Jim 
Location:
Charlotte NC
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Good to see this site, I was a crew chief on 0248 from 79' to 81' in Altus Ok. Have alot of fond memories of watching the ole bird taxi down the runway and literally jump off the ramp!! I have some pics buried in an album somewhere, will see what I can come up with. Thanx Jim
2938) mike zavisho ( STRETCH ) 
Location:
hampton, va
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I was a loadmaster in the 18 mas from feb. 1980 until may of 1987, at McGuire afb nj.
2937) Jan phillips tsgt ret 
Location:
Gillette wy
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Flt eng 7th MA's Travis afb ca. Flt eng c 130 33 arrs. Great web site
2936) James Jones 
Location:
Liberty NC
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Was an Aerial Porter (438 APS) at McGuire from 81-84 and back 87-95. Was on the Rodeo Team (ERO) 82 and 83. In 83 we brought home the (ERO) trophy and was proud to have done so.

Sanford (Sandy) Lubell USAF/Ret. Send E-mail Sunday, October 12, 2014 12:32
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I also was on that Rodeo team of 1981, and 1982 team.I was part of the maintenance team. We sure had fun, and remember coming home with you guys and the trophy for our wing.
Job well done.
2935) Pascual Puertolas 
Location:
Cobb, California 95426
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I was crew chief of 65-255 at Travis AFB from March 1971 to May 1972. I was SSGT Pascual Puertolas of the 602 OMS.
2934) Vane Hugo, III 
Location:
Salado, TX
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I would really like to stay connected to Starlifter Crewmembers. I had 4 tours and over 5000 C-141 hours as a pilot.
2933) Tony Anholt 
Location:
Mesa, AZ
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Thanks for the site! I'm retired Air Force, but I was a weapons loader. I did more than a few deployments and TDY trips in the 141. My father is also retired AF, and spent time at Wright-Patterson, working on 774 and 775, the first one's built and never stretched. Years later when I was stationed at Holloman in NM, I got to see those planes come in supporting programs at White Sands Missile Range. I won a case of beer from a supervisor who didn't believe me that I knew which they were! I'd like to know if there are any airframes still at the boneyard, or if they've all been cut up? He believes there are, and that they should be restored and converted into firefighting tankers. I agree they'd be great, but I'm not so sure there are any left.

Mike novack Send E-mail Wednesday, October 8, 2014 23:34
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Only ones left are in non-flying condition at all the major airlift bases. There is one here in Tucson at the Pima Air Museum also. Don't know if you ever saw that video of the C-130 that had the wings break off while doing a water drop at a big fire. That's what would have happened to the 141 if they'd ever tried to use it that. Wing cracks and age got the best of them.
2932) David Brouty 
Location:
Evans Mills, NY
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I was stationed at McGuire AFB from 1989-2002. First in the 438th AMS and then 438th AGS, Red AMU as a Comm/Nav Specialist on the 141B.
2931) Cheryl Young 
Location:
Warner Robins, Ga
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smile
I started my career on the 141's in 1985, and worked the next 20 years as an A/C Sheetmetal Mechanic. like working . Thought you might like to know I am a female. I gurantee you I could and would do any job from the cock pit and wind sheld post to the Hell Hole, and T-Tail, tanks included. I was one Girl who didn't mind getting my finger nails dirty.
My heart says one thing, and my body another. I too, just about came un-glued when seeing the pictures of them being cut into pieces.
Of the tweenty years I worked on them, I never got to fly on one, which I think is a shame.
I have a lot of stories,to share , I worked with a lot of men and women , who devoted their time, and lives to those old Birds.
We weren't alowed to take any photo's back then. sure do enjoy the ones you have put together on the site, and will visit many times over.
I always did have pride when I was working on them. Missed the last reunion they had here. Will have to make it a point to attend the next one.
Every one did know me though, all of us senior mechanics. Will stay in touch, and am glad and proud to join up with fellow friends of the "C-141 Heaven"...
God Bless All...
Cheryl Y.
2930) W. A. Smith 
Location:
Michigan
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Great site - took a look of your photos of 63-8088 "The Golden Bear" - Brings back memories - I was assigned to the 19th Casualty Staging Flight USAF Hospital Clark
The Bear was the first 141 to come into Clark and be used for Air Evac back to CONUS - The 141 was a God send for us as our ambulance units could be backed up to
it and patients could be loaded quickly - before the 141 we had to load patients into KC-135s using ramps not the ideal for
litter patients - I most likely wont get to see the Bear again but I do get to Dayton to see the "Hanoi Taxi" often.
I rode back to the states on a 141 in Dec of 66 to get discharged at Travis I have the flight number but not the tail number for that trip. Thanks for saving memories of the Star Lifter.
2929) J, McAlister [ 436 FMS 66-70] 
Location:
Livingston, Al.
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It's strange that there are only 75 entries in the "T-tail Tall Tales" section and they never increase. These 75 cannot be the only stories worthy of being told in this beautiful aircraft's history. There must be more out there that can and should be added ASAP.

Cheryl Young Send E-mail Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:04
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wink
I do have a comment. Way back when , probably in the late 80's. A fellow mechanic and I were working a T.O up in the T-tail. I mean in the top of the Horz. When he was on the inside, he noticed a lot of other Mechanic's at some time or another, had signed their names, as to say I was here at such and such a date and time.
Well, picking as he always did, he signed our names. We were on swings then. Well, I guess when day shift came in and saw it. Who do you think they ran too, but our Branch Cheif. And then as you know, it all goes down hill from there.
Well, when we came in the next evening. We haven't even had roll call, but the Supe. come to us, and said you better get your *&^%$#@! out there, and get it cleaned off NOW!!!. The Jet was at Functional, and the Crew was waiting on us. Big Ya-Hoo's. We went and cleaned our names off, but we said to ourselves, what about all the other's. Well of course, everyone in the 141's knew about it by then. We never did live it down. It wasn't a big deal to us. But we sure caught *%#&$!!!, you know what about it... big grin
God Bless All !!!
Cheryl Y.

mike Send E-mail Wednesday, October 8, 2014 01:57
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In case you didn't see this:

http://c141heaven.info/dotcom/tall_tales/pissed_off.php

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Oh, there are plenty of other stories, depending on how badly the poster wants to incriminate himself... eek!
2928) Mark Cato 
Location:
SHepherdstown WV
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(2928) The C-140A Jetstar flew flight inspection missions in SEA from 1963 to 1975. They were based out of Clark AB PI but flew in Theater out of Korat. I have a Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/USAF.Flight.Check dedicated to telling the UAF Flight Check story./

Paul Brewer Send E-mail Tuesday, September 23, 2014 18:47
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Left McChord in 1970 after 4 years on the C-141A and assigned to the 1867th Facility Checking Squadron at Clark AB, Philippines and assigned as Crew Chief on the C-140A JetStar (acft 95959). The C-140A was/is another fine Lockheed aircraft designed by Kelly Johnson (he also designed the SR-71).
2927) Gabriel Escamilla 
Location:
Vacaville, CA
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To all the MAC animals out there, stop by, say hi, drink a glass of whatever, make mine wine(It's your round). aspecial reminder to 7th and 19th crew members, a reunion is planned for June 20, 2015, to held at Pippo Ranch in Vacaville. Hope to see you there. Fly safe and don't drop that coin!
2926) Valerie O'Brien 
Location:
United States
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I was a C 141 flight engineer with the 732 nd MAS from McGuire NJ
2925) M/Sgt Gerald Van Boxtel 
Location:
Iola, Wi
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Flew the C-141 Starlifter as a flight engineer from 1964 to 1968 and 1969 to 1975
Stationed at Travis AFB Ca and Mc Guire AFB NJ.
2924) Martin Levy 
Location:
Palm Beach Gardens
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Any one fly missions to Vietnam, from Kadena, from Norton AFB 1970-73?

jack morren Send E-mail Wednesday, September 17, 2014 18:29
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sure did from 1967-1974 I was in the 14 mas and then in the sim.then too altus for a good many years.

Terry Fox Send E-mail Monday, October 27, 2014 22:35
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15th MAS and 53rd MAS april 70-Sept 73. flew 1500 hrs in A MODELS
2923) Dareld D "Duke" Warner 
Location:
Universal City, TX 78148 USA
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C 141A Factory school, Test Team, First crew chief Acft tail # 63-8078 The Spirit of Oklahoma City. 1963-1966.
2922) Don Russell 
Location:
Ocala, FL
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I played Crew Chief on 141's at Norton 74,5 & 6. Worked on 60176 & 60177 bicentennial &(Hanoi Taxi), I wish I had pic's, I did have the honor/pleasure to be a flying Crew Chief on a few missions, mostly to Alaska and a few locals. Cool finding this page, see-ya DR
2921) Nick Olson 
Location:
Washington St
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(2921) C-141 A/B
McChord AFB
1971-73 1975-84ish
8MAS assigned or attached
ALCE
TALO
2920) Howard A. Dawson 
Location:
Mountain City TN
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Wonderful website Sir. I was Crewchief on 66-0187 from 72-74 Charleston SC.
2919) Ron Simon 
Location:
King of Prussia PA
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I flew as a C-141 Navigator in the 18th MAS at WRI June 1975 toApril 1980. Was originally scheduled on the aircraft that crashed at Sondy - schedulers pulled me off at the last minute and substituted a new Nav for his dollar ride - my college classmate Rich Moken (now retired) went along as the IN and was the only survivor of the crew. I went out on a special mission that turned into Henry Kissinger's 1976 "African Peace Shuttle".
2918) Tony Leneis 
Location:
Sacramento, CA
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I'm a former C-141 Navigator stationed at Travis AFB, CA. I transitioned to the C-141 from the C-130. The thing I remember most was the power & smoothness on takeoff of the 141 as compared to the 130. The around the world embassy flights were fun too since we wore our class A uniforms & not out normal coveralls AKA flight suits. The downside of the 141 was we seldom went to HNL anymore, we'd fly direct to AWK. Flying low level routes was better however as the wings flexed while the 130s wings were rigid & made for a bumpier ride.
2917) Paul W.Carter 
Location:
Chicago IL.
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Was A Laodmaster at Charleston in the 300th and 701st from 1981 to 1989
2916) Vern Moore 
Location:
Altus, Ok
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Like the website. Lots of memories from my days at McChord 8th MAS//Altus AFb, 443rd & 97 AMW and MAC ALCE.

John Scott Send E-mail Thursday, July 31, 2014 13:22
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How's life in Oklahoma! It was good to see your name come up! Hope to hear from you!
2915) Jose Loredo 
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Worked on this beautiful aircraft at Norton AB
From 1980 to 1993 sure miss them flying around
A lot of memory's.
2914) William B Higinbotham 
Location:
Bellport, NY
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1978-1982, 62nd Accessory Repair Shop, Auxiliary Power Unit Section. McChord AFB is one of the best bases to be at. From the base commander down, just a solid structure of good people. I have to give credit to all the reservists and civilians who worked there. They were the finest and most talented people I met. It seemed to me that the reservists always did a spectacular job on the aircrafts and gave us a bar with which to reach. Thought I got close but never reached it. We lost some good people who just wanted to serve their country before Donít ask, Donít Tell. I pray that all the members are doing well.
2913) Bob Ellison 
Location:
Near Charleston SC
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I was the original Charleston Crew Chief on 63-8079 when it was first transferred to Charleston AFB. It was one of the last of the "A" models to be stretched from Charleston to the C-141B.
When the C-17 airplane came into being, I was joined with core team from Charleston. Later then TDY at Edwards for flight test and more training followed by other TDYs at the assembly plant at Long Beach.
I miss those days perhaps like all who have retired but time is like the ticking clock in the movie Peter Pan.
I do go by to see '079' from time to time but it like so many things is showing its age.
2912) titus arnold 
Location:
el dorado, ar
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I have many memories of flying in the c 141, in 1973 after finishing the aeromedical tech school at Brooks air base, TX. I was assigned to the 2nd air evac squadron located at Rhein Main Germany. we were flying as crew members on the c 9a nightingale during most flights covering most of Europe. we also would be medical crew on the c 141 when we flew to the middle east to Bahrain, Saudi and Iran we would RON (remain over night) in Tehran. we also flew as medical crews from Germany to Andrews Air Force Base, MD. there we would disembark patients to Walter Reed, and Bethesda Naval Hospital. we would then continue to McGuire Air Force Base, NJ we would stay there from Friday to Sunday night and then fly back to Germany. I flew this route for six weeks continuous, I really loved the 141 I remember the tail number of my first flight from Germany it was 0013 I sure didn't enjoy the thought of flying across the Atlantic on a plane with 0013 as a tail number. however having flown many missions on good old 0013 it became my favorite. forgive me for going on and on but the 141 to my thinking was a super plane. its engine I was told was really to much power for the airframe.
Titus Arnold
2911) gary sutton 
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chandler, az
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what a wonderful, educational aviation experience for a young second lieutenant. NAT tracts, Berlin corridor, Firs through the middle east with no clearance, clearance limit fixes, Bravo standby with the bosses car and as many local practice flights as needed to get good. Fond memories but the characters I worked with fueled my desire. Great guys..all positions. Got pretty good at geography as well.
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