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2820) Mark Hagedorn 
Location:
Avon Lake Oh
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I was stationed at Dover AFB (1969) after one year in southeast asia as a weapons mechanic. The venerable C 141 took me to Osan (nov 1969) and six Mos. later brought me back. Korea is a great place to leave! A C141 was a great plane to leave on!
2819) Mark Jasenak 
Location:
United States
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Great site.
Just wanted to add something about acft 7011.
I was assigned to that acft in the lat 80's early 90's. I was a Jet mech but was the crew chief for her (cross utilization) for over a year.
I was on the mission that took President Bush to Mogadishu in 1992. We staged out of Riyadh KSA. It should be known that there were 2 acft designated to provide support. The other was 5269. It was 5269 that actually carried the President and thus was the 1st C-141 to carry the call-sign "Air force One" .

Thanks again. This site brings back great memories.

Chris (Shupe) Hunter Send E-mail Sunday, April 27, 2014 01:25
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Hey, Jazz Man. It's Chris Shupe. But, I changed my last name about twenty years ago...long story, as I told one of my former training students. If you remember I crewed 7011 in name only. Clark (Henry) Warden and ? Zacheryl (Hydraulics troop) kept things rolling since I was supervising. I enjoyed working with you all. If you're in touch with any of the old gang, tell them I said hi. Look for me if you're on FB. Chris Hunter Kingsport. Putting Kingsport after my name will bring my pic< fatter than you remember, to the top. All my best Jas.
2818) Jose Linero 
Location:
Lithia Florida
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I was stationed at McGuire AFB 1980 thru 1988. I was the crew chief on acft 0132.
2817) Michael French 
Location:
Port Jefferson Station, NY
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1981-1984 C141 Crew Chief at Travis AFB, Team Spirit TDY was a highlight of my time there.

1984-1986 39 CAMS Incirlik AB Turkey.
2816) B. Pivar 
Location:
Central Coast, CA
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(2816) Very cool to stumble on this page, Not cool to see the pix of the '82 tornado damage at Altus- where I resided for 1.5 years- my first assignment out of tech school (with the 4th Mob). I was thrilled having C-5's and 141's there ('73 to end of '74). Our TRC-97A microwave vans shared the maintenance hangar with them (where they'd pull in nose-to-nose, doors fitted around fuselages). I got to "fly" the C-5 sim once (crashed it!). I still recall how good the local surrounding terrain and weather abilities of that simulator were for the time. I've been a 141 fan since they came out and was saddened to see them yanked A great aircraft that did so much. Thanks to all who kept them flying and helped out around the planet!
2815) Alan E. Joranlien 
Location:
Madison, WI
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I'm interested in C-141s because I was a flight engineer on them in the 1970s. It was a great old airplane, and it saddens me to see that most of them were scrapped.
2814) Stan Brewer 
Location:
S.C.
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(part 3 of 3)
21st Air Force insisted that they continue to Tehran. It was very tense. The 1st C-141 got to Tehran, it was just getting light out if I recall right. The C-141 called me up and said they could not see any other aircraft on the runway, nor on their radar, so they were going in. I said, "Roger sir, please give Incirlik Airways a call once you land." I did not hear back from them. One by one they went in. I finally called Tehran Base Ops, who confirmed that they had all landed O.K.
That's how I became an Air Traffic Controller for a night. IF any of those air crews read this, I would like to hear from you.
Stan Brewer

Mike Johnson Send E-mail Friday, January 10, 2014 18:30
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I was a loadmaster on one of the crews. 6th MAS. Got out embassy and civilians. Never heard this back story. Thnx. We did go in in civilian clothes though. Guess nobody would see the flag on the tail?

Stan Brewer Send E-mail Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:13
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Mike,
We were so busy at Incirlik the week following the walk out. Just a massive number of 141's and C-5's going to and out of Tehran. Do you know who was flying your C-141 that night? Oh, I found out later that the Iranian F-15 shooting across the bow of the 747 was indicating it to follow him. They were sent up to escort their aircraft, but not ours. That night was the highlight of my AF career, but somebody had to step up to bat. :)

Bob Bongiovanni Send E-mail Saturday, February 1, 2014 11:15
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I remember flying into Tehran when the Shaw was in power. Don't remember what we took into Tehran. I remember going by myself to a large Bazaar in the City. Remember buying pistachio nuts and found a hand carved copy of the Air Force Seal copper table top in a little shop near our hotel. It had about a 2 foot radius. I paid $5.00 for it. I still have my passport with stamp in it when we landed.
2813) Stan Brewer 
Location:
S.C.
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(part 2 of 3)
I figured if they were at different flight levels, at least they would not run into each other. They wanted to turn back, but 21st Air Force at McGuire insisted they continue to Teheran. They contacted an Iranian 747 on UHF and started relaying me his position as well. Later that night, the lead aircraft called me up and said they were talking to the Iranian 747 and he had been intercepted by an Iranian F-15. The last thing they heard from the 747, when he had the mic open, was the sound of the F-15 firing it's gun towards the 747. They lost contact with the 747.
2812) Stan Brewer 
Location:
S.C.
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It was late December 1978 or early Jan 1979, perhaps 1 Jan 79. I was working the night shift at Incirlik Airways. We had 3 C-141's in Iranian airspace when the Iranian Air Traffic Controllers walked out on strike against the Shah of Iran. The lead C-141 asked that Ankara (Turkey) take responsibility for them. Ankara refused. So I broke out the flight charts, got the 3 aircraft to different flight levels and started charting their position reports.
(part 1 of 3)
2811) Dan Klein 
Location:
Ca
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McChord AFB. 77-81. ..62nd FMS ..was up near mt. St. Helens the day before it erupted with guys from the A/R shop...John Wilsco,Vern Benson,Kim Schwanz among others....
2810) Henry Kohn 
Location:
Three Rivers, Mich.
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Wishing everyone of my C-141 people a MERRY CHRISTMAS
2809) Robert Waggonner 
Location:
Travis Air Force Base
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Worked as a Air Reserve Technician in the Repair/Reclamation Shop in the 349th FMS & EMS from 1970-1985 working heavy maintenance on C-141 and C-5 Aircraft. I was eventually the 349 AGS Superintendent (C-141 aircraft) until 1995 then was transferred to the 945 AGS Superintendent position as the C-141 aircraft were phased out. It was a sad day when they started the retirement of the C-141s, I loved the aircraft and worked with some of the Air Forces best technicians.

Tony Ellis Send E-mail Wednesday, December 25, 2013 04:52
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Hey Bob, Tony Ellis and my wife enjoying life in southern Oregon. Good to see you on this site with many good folks and memories. Merry Christmas to all. Tony

Tony A. Ellis Send E-mail Thursday, December 26, 2013 16:31
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Welcome to this fantastic site, Bob. My wife and I are enjoying retired life up here in southern Oregon.

Robert Waggonner Send E-mail Tuesday, December 31, 2013 03:44
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Tony it was great seeing your post! Lots of names and events on this site bring back good memories. When I think of all of the crew chiefs I worked with you are at the top of the list. Hope you and your family have a great New Year! I also moved to southern Oregon when I retired. I live in Rogue River and chase fish every chance I get.
2808) Walter Manahan 
Location:
Penn Valley Ca
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I was a flight engineer at Travis AFB on C141.
Sorry to see all of them in the bone yard.
Never checked out on the B model retired instead.
Great air craft.
2807) Rick Thomas, CMSgt (Ret) 
Location:
Southwestern Wisconsin
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Ex-crew chief 66-0186 at CAFB 67-72
Quality control, Danang, RVN 72-73
Ex-crew chief, 60-0062, (B52H), Minot, 73-74
Line chief, KC-135, Grissom, 74-80
Maintenance Control, C/HC130, Elmendorf 80-84
Prod Super, F15, Holloman, 84-86
Maintenance Superintendent, EC/RC/KC135, Eielson, 86-90
2806) Patrick Bodin 
Location:
Rio Rancho NM
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Just dropped in to have a looksee. Nav from 41st MAS KCHS 1975-79. 2200 hours in those 4 years. Got SACumcised when nav's were ousted by INS. Good years at Charleston and some really great flying to some interesting places. 5500 hours total in 16 years. The other four were enlisted working on nav equipment. Enjoying retirement in the Land of Enchantment.
2805) Mike Anderson 
Location:
Spring Lake Park, MN
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(2805) Photo of the C-141 that took some of MCB-22 Seabees to Viet Nam on August 31, 1968. Route was from Gulfport,MS to Anchorage, AK to Yakota, Japan to DaNang, RSVN. Can anyone identify to markings on the tail?
Thank you.

robert meier Send E-mail Sunday, December 22, 2013 17:45
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hi, mike...looks like tail number is 40624. look up a/c 64-0624 and see it's sad history..was at charleston afb 437 maw..lots of pictures and history...bob
2804) Lanny Copeland MD 
Location:
Brentwood, TN
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I was operated on at Kue Army hospital in September, 1972. Six days later was flown to Clark AFB and then after three days was loaded on a MedEvac C 141 Starlifter. I had a long leg cast on and thus rode on a gurney, 2nd from the bottom on the "rack". We refueled in Guam and again in Honolulu, and finally landed at Travis AFB where I spent the night. The next day was spent on a smaller plane and I ended up at the hospital at NAS Millington.

I recall the C 141 had racks down the middle for gurney patients, and seats that faced backward for ambulatory evacuees.
2803) Steve Procter 
Location:
Leeds, UK
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Found some old photos of a Caribbean holiday from November 1990, staying at the Jolly Beach Hotel, Antigua. Got chatting with the crew of a C-141 that had gone tech at the airport so they had to stay there for a few days until repairs were done. I recall when they departed they did a (very) low fly by along the beach in front of the hotel. Came across this site and wondered if anyone posting on here were on that crew.
2802) Eddy John Van Beeck 
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I was a flight engineer with the 729 MAS and the 312 MAS always proud to fly with the starlifter and represent the USA wherever we went. I miss the good times and the 141.
2801) John Scott 
Location:
Port Orchard, Washington
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Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for the new year!

Msgt John Scott 1970-1992 C141 Loadmaster/ALCE
2800) DAN O'BRIEN 
Location:
Westover AFB MA.
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905th APF and later 42nd MAPS. Air Cargo and rigger for airdrop. Worked C-141's at McGuire.
2799) Robert Stinnette 
Location:
Springfield, WV
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I was a Loadmaster on the C-141A with the 20th MAS at Dover then Charleston from 1970-1974. She always came through to do her job.
2798) Phillip Hunt 
Location:
Marietta, Georgia
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The following info on the web site is not correct.
(66-0186 was the first C-141 at the Marietta museum.
It was later replaced by 65-0248 because they did not have room to display both aircraft.
Source: Submitted by Jack Cooney
Former C141 Hydraulic Tech/Flt Eng
514 MAW McGuire/Andrews AFB (1972-1997))
I am a former pilot and a volunteer At the Marietta Museum's Aviation wing Museum. I am a tour guided. The C141B #66-0186 is still at the museum and it is the only C141 that we have. We have it open to the public and it is one of the main points of interest for our museum visitors.

Barry Geier Send E-mail Friday, December 20, 2013 18:24
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So if 66-0186 is still at Marietta, where is 65-0248?

dave Send E-mail Sunday, December 22, 2013 20:37
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65-0248 is at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA. It was the last C-141 to go through PDM. It replaced 66-0180 which had been on display.
2797) James ( Festus) McCullough 
Location:
Springdale Arkansas
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Looking forward to looking at all of this site Thanks for all your work here.

Cliff Casner Send E-mail Tuesday, December 10, 2013 02:08
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Good seeing you're name. Are you still auctioneering? You will really enjoy this site and all that is in it. Cliff
2796) Rocky Crites 
Location:
CA, FL, TX
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C-141s at Travis, 1970-72 and 1973-75. It was a neat aiplane to fly. And a big change from the AC-47 I flew in S.E.A.

Herb Richards Send E-mail Saturday, December 21, 2013 14:43
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Rocky,
You were my pilot when we flew from Clark to Singapore in 1974- We wound up staying there for a week as we had overtemped the engines on landing. I was the FE on the trip. Remember When?
2795) Vic Leavitt 
Location:
Thornville. Ohio
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I was on the phase 2 test team for the Starlifter @ Tinker AFB (443rd). Remember LTF? Went to McGuire (438th)with the aircraft in in 67. Took a brief vacation in 68-69 to work on Herky Birds at CCK, Cam Ranh, and Don Maung 314 TAW&631st CSG). Then did almost 13 years @ Dover (436th). Was part of the CAC Team That won the Airlift Competition. Then said bye bye to the good old Starlifters and worked on C-5 the rest of the time there. Spent lot of Friday/Sat nights @ GG's. Worked part time for Clem's used cars. Raced stock cars @ Little Lincoln and Georgetown (6X).

Bill Mooney Send E-mail Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:08
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Hi Vic, I remember you from Dover. We were on Bill Carnes shift in Jet Dispatch. You were Tech - along with Allen Bowman. Some of the others Jimmie Graham,Hutch and lots of guys who came up from Charleston. Yes indeed I too spent many a weekend at GG's.
2794) marty palm 
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i was a crew chief at mcguire afb nj.worked 2nd & 3rd shift c flight. went on many tdy"s
2793) Richard Coxwell 
Location:
nashville, TN
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My Father Charles Coxwell was a Tech rep for Lockheed, and the 141 and 5a were his birds. We were at Maguire, Norton, Travis, Altus and The plant before I left home. His last base was Lackland before he retired. He always had good stories to tell and really enjoyed his job. He passed away 3 years ago. Its nice to see a web site devoted to the 141.
2792) Squirrel ,AKA Airman Steve Graham 
Location:
Earth
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Hello all, Being a Loadmaster with the 30th MAS was an awsome time. Okay, maybe not all moments were great, but over all, 19 years later, i cant forget the good and bad off it all. If anyone wants to talk about how great we were, post it here for all to see. I know i have a million stories that become beter as I age!!
2791) Jim Parks 
Location:
Concord, CA
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Was at Norton AFB 68-72 as Environmental Systems tech. on 141's. Enjoyed working on the Starlifter, especially LOX an pressurization systems.
Like to say hi to others at Norton during this time.

Jim Parks Send E-mail Saturday, September 27, 2014 22:05
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My new email is listed.
Would like to hear from other Environmental Systems technicians during this period. Gary Smith, Rick Browning. You out there?
2790) Greg Perryman 
Location:
Chattanooga TN
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I was at Altus,OK in the early eighties. Was lucky enough to be part of the CINC-MAC ground crew while I was there,67-0166,she flew regular training sorties, but was a pampered girl. One day, troop seats, the next a flying resort, white engines, polished leading edges, cowl rings, we hand waxed everything but the top of the wings! She stood out in a crowd. Absolutely cool memories!

Tim Mulaniff Send E-mail Tuesday, January 14, 2014 21:11
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Was in 443 FMS AR shop in early eighties. Great aircraft to work on.
2789) Frank Shaw 
Location:
Tuolumne, Ca
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Frank Shaw retired September 2007 C-141 8,000 hours C-17 4,500 hours. Teaching Biology and Earth SWcience in Stockton, CA.
4 daughters, 5 Granddaughters. Tina is still making cookies :)
Hope everyone is doing well.
2788) ron flory jr 
Location:
Flintville TN
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(2788) My father was an engine mechanic for the three "Accelerated Flight Test Program" 141s at Travis in 1965. Some of my earliest memories are of the C-141 picture of tail #38075 my dad hung on my bedroom wall, which is one of the planes he worked on. He always spoke well of the C141. They are gone now- my dad died last year in Wichita KS.

Jack McAlister Send E-mail Saturday, November 23, 2013 01:35
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Ron, at Dover in the late 60's we called those "LTFs" or "lead the fleet" aircraft. They had priority over everyone else and were kept in the air constantly. If I remember correctly ours were 8078 and 8079.

Frank Stout Send E-mail Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:29
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I was stationed at Dover from '66-'70 on 141's. The LTF would land there and take off ASAP. Your Father played an important part in the 141 mission. May he rest in peace.
2787) Bruce George 
Location:
Benton, LA
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Worked C-141As at ALtus AFB from 1969-76. Enroute Maintenance Yokota AB,Japan Flight Chief, C-141A/Bs 1979-82. KC-10As Barksdale AFB 1982-89. C-141s were a great Aircraft.
2786) Shelly Hairr 
Location:
Clinton, NC
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Always admired the C-141's. If I had my time back, I would have joined the Air Force instead. High school friend of mine was a 141 driver. Howard Sessoms, Roseboro,NC. Retired I believe in'96.
He was guest speaker at our Veteran's Day Ceremony this past Monday. Resides in Charleston, SC. Excellent site. Thanks for keeping it going.
2785) gary d berry 
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I was the crew chief on c-141 65-0255 in 1969 when it was assigned to Travis AFB. Calif. was extremely sad when I discovered that it had crashed and the crew was lost.[i][/i]

robert meier Send E-mail Tuesday, November 26, 2013 02:08
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hi, gary...go to the 2012 blog on this site and checkout the yearbook for 602 squadron.i was there from 68 to 1971 working ramp...believe it was d flight..i worked a/c 65-264 as crew chief..look at a/c 65-253 and see what happened to it..bob
2784) Hank 
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Worked on 65-9401 Dover AFB. Del. from 1966 to 69. Spent some time in the hospital there after a fire on a C-141 while refueling, can't remember the tail number of the one on fire. Got fire out before much damage.
2783) Hank Kohn 
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Time spent flt. line Dover AFB Del
1966-69. Enjoyed all my time there and all the friends I made while serving my great country.
2782) Todd 
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I remember playing solitaire on top the rear pallet on the last leg from Kuwait City Intl to Kelly AFB going home from operation Southern Watch on a 141. I'll have to dig around and see if I can find any pics that would tell me what tail number it was.

Best Regards
2781) Gary Tuff 
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I am a retired Fire Captain with Emergency Response Services, Gander International Airport. Missed the C141's at the airport when they were phased out.

I remember the steady arrival and departure of the C141's here in December 1985 during the Arrow Air crash repatriation of the soldiers who died in the crash on Dec. 12, 1985.
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