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2618) Bob Powell, CMSgt, USAF(Ret) 
Location:
Camden, NY
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(2618) Glad to see such a great tribute site for the Starlifter! I was NCOIC of the 514th MAW Flight Medicine Office at McGuire in the mid-1970s and medical crew member. My responsibilities included evaluation of crew morale, TDY quarters, environmental systems, etc. As such, I had access to the flight deck and often sat in the Nav seat during CONUS flights. It was one of the best assignments in my 35 year AF career.

Your article of the crash in GB in 1976 hit home, as I knew almost all of the crew members on that aircraft.

On a lighter note, I saw three C-141s when stationed at Stewart AFB, NY in 1967. I was watching activities on the flight line and they were taxiing for takeoff. It was the first time seeing them and a big thrill. I found out later from my boss that they were were taking West Point cadets home during a break and I often wondered how many chose the AF on graduation and became C-141 pilots.

Keep up the great work!
Thanks for keeping the memories alive of this fantastic bird.
2617) Charles R. Fuller 
Location:
Hooks, Texas
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I was just told about this web site. I hope to locate others that were at McGuire at the same time. I was at McGuire in the 438th FMS from 1969-76.

Mike Ehrhardt Send E-mail Monday, November 12, 2012 17:52
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Hey Charles! Was stationed at McGuire 73 to 77. Worked in the AMS Electric shop... Recently talked to George Levanduski and Dan Everling...I don't remember you but these two guys were quite popular at the time, maybe you remember them! Nice to hear from you! Mike Ehrhardt

Ed Gigliotti Send E-mail Tuesday, April 9, 2013 06:06
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I also was at McGuire 72 to 76 438 FMS Hydraulics.
2616) C. Keith Blakeley 
Location:
Swansea IL
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Just discovered the site. Love it! I see so many names I'd long forgotten. I flew as a Nav in the 76th at CHS from 76 - 84. Some 4200 hours, mostly low and fast. I do miss it.....
2615) Rick Carter 
Location:
Charlotte NC
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I started with the A model in 1978 and spent most of my time in the C-141B. I was in the 41 MAS in Charleston from 1978-1982 and then Altus from 1982-1985. I went to the MAC briefing team for a year and got into the reserves in Charleston from 1986-1999. In 1995 our squadron switched to C17s. The C-141 is still my favorite airplane.

harald roll Send E-mail Thursday, November 15, 2012 18:38
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Hi there Major Carter. Well back then you were a major. We repaired your aircraft in Antiqua back in the day! Bleed down OOL. We spent four days tracking it down. Remember? Retired Harald Roll
2614) Scotty M. McCullough 
Location:
United States
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Assigned to Test Cells, Norton AFB, 1968-1972. Great engine, most over powered A/C untill stretched. Loved this bird.
2613) Dave Marcrander 
Location:
United States - Sammamish, WA
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I look forward to connecting with some of my former C-141 Charleston & McChord teammates.
2612) Billy Joe Canter, Jr. (Joe) 
Location:
Sevierville TN
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Being the son of Tsgt Bill Canter I really appreciate what you are trying to do and have been wanting to head up to the crash site myself. Your info will help me immensely. Thank you very much

Steve Broander 41mas FE. Send E-mail Tuesday, December 4, 2012 19:45
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I flew with you dad several times, He was a great guy and a good friend.

George Liley Send E-mail Friday, July 12, 2013 19:50
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I was your fathers roommate when he went to the Basic C-141 Flight Engineer course in 77-78. He was a very good man with strong family values. I later became stationed at Altus AFB. His memory still goes through my mine every once in while. God Bless You and the rest of his family.
2611) Larry A. Toler 
Location:
KATL
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I was a pallet pusher from '90 to '94 at both MHZ and RMS. I almost got hit by a flying 463L as a result of jet blast from a 141. That was a most exciting shift briefing. I do miss the 141's, though. I saw video of 141's being scrapped and it was pretty sad.
2610) Phyllis Neumann 
Location:
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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I was assigned to the 437th MAW (MAC) at Charleston AFB 1967-1968 in the protocol section passenger service. We had many 141's come through there... my association with them was to greet VIPs and more so 'blue bark' families on the return of their fallen family members.

I've been unsuccessful looking for a 437th alumni website where I can try to find some of my coworkers at the 437th. Any leads are greatly appreciated.
2609) Ron Murray 
Location:
Norman, OK
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Great web site!
At the time of the Cam Ranh Bay C-141 crash in 1967 I was a USAF Rescue helicopter pilot stationed at CRB. I was on alert the night of the crash and one of the pilots who rescued one of the two survivors. After searching for several days I picked up the IP who didn't survive. Our PJs used scuba gear to extract the remaining crew members.

The story of the Crew Chief that I picked up that night is extraordinary. His seat belt was torn loose and he was thrown into the galley. The aircraft immediately went straight to the bottom in 65 feet of water and filled up with water, I suppose because the fuselage broke near the tail. The CC swam up to the hatch above the stairs into the cockpit but couldn't get it open so he swam the 70 feet or so back to the rear of the aircraft and then 65 feet to the surface where we found him hanging onto a bucket of some kind. The amazing part of the story is that he was severely injured with a broken sternum, pelvis, arm and other injuries as I remember. Amazing Grace I think!!

In 1969, ironically, I crossed trained into the C-141 and flew that great aircraft as an AC until 1976 when I left the Air Force.

Harold Humphries Send E-mail Friday, November 9, 2012 21:31
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I remember that when that happen,the spoiler handle was in the landing position on take off, spoilers came open. Stalled on take off
Harold Humphries Travis AFB 1966-1970 crew chief 65-0256
2608) jacky goucher 
Location:
billerica ma&now springHill fl
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thanks for a great site brough back a lot of great memories was at travis 65-69 worked on the Golden bear out of dock 1014 if tom and gary are out there hi

Bonnie Falla Send E-mail Tuesday, January 1, 2013 04:13
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Is this John Goucher who was friends with Falla and Molezzo? If yes, please email me for more information.
2607) James Wilder 
Location:
Martinez, Ca.
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I was stationed on C-141A's from 69 to 73 at Mcguire AFB. N.J. I was a Loadmaster at the 30th MAS. Logged 2100 flight hours. Traveled worldwide and Vietnam about 12 missions

Dale Owens Send E-mail Monday, October 8, 2012 23:11
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smile R U the Wilder that US Customs jerked around at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska?? Just wondering also you were involved in a thing that happened in Italy if my memory is correct.
Dale

James Wilder Send E-mail Friday, October 12, 2012 17:24
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Probably not. Don't recall any problems with U.S. Customs and as far as Italy, I was there once for 12 hour stay and had no problems
2606) Rick Bailey 
Location:
United States
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Loadmaster @ The Bully Beef (6th ALS, McGuireAFB), 18th ALS, 30th ALS 438th AIRLIFT WING 90-96; Looking for crews... Look me up.
2605) Jeffery L Reynolds 
Location:
Draper Utah
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I was the crew chief on C-141b 650251 . It was the test aircraft for the new gray paint scheme ! Love this airplane . Miss every minute of working on it. TSGT Jeffery L Reynolds (Retired)

Harold Humphries Send E-mail Saturday, September 29, 2012 19:27
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Jeff, I was crew chief on 65-0256, 251 was in our flight 1966-1970 Travis AFB. 251 came to Nellis AFB in 1997 airshow. I was able to get back into the flight engineer chair one more time. She was in great shape them.

Tony A. Ellis Send E-mail Monday, October 1, 2012 02:37
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Hey Jeff, Tony Ellis here. I crewed 245 and 251 there at Travis. Now retired in Oregon and loving it. Take care.
2604) Coleen L. Flory 
Location:
Wichita, Kansas
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This is my dad- Ronald Jack Flory. He was a mechanic on 63-8075 there at Travis... This is a frame from a 16mm film made by a local TV station.
We have the tool box shown in the photo as well as some other assorted memorabilia from this project.
Dad went on to become a Master Mechanic Instructor and retired from Langley AFB, VA in 1979. When we sold the F-15's to Israel in the mid/late 70's, their mechanics came over here to learn from my Dad.
Sadly, my father passed away this April- he was awesome!
Coleen L. Flory
2603) Bud Van Wie 
Location:
Bakersfield Ca.
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(2603) My firstpost was back in Aug.2006, I was in 438 OMS back in the early 80's.
2602) Floyd D. White Jr. 
Location:
Miramar, Florida
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I spent 10 years as an engineer on the 141. One of the best aircraft ever built. To bad it wasn't kept around.
2601) Mike Freitas 
Location:
Murrieta, CA.
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Was a crew chief on the C141 from 1976 to 1992. Was stationed at Travis, McChord, 2 tours at Yokota AB, Edwards AFB, and 1 final tour at Yokota prior to retiring. At Travis worked on the 141 'A' model, until the first of the 'B' models started to arrive around '79 to '80. At McChord was the crew chief on 66-0145. It was a great aircraft. At Yokota worked enroute maintenance so not only did we have 141's, but C-5's and numerous commercial aircraft. At Edwards we worked on one of the first 3 C-141's converting / testing from hydraulic ailerons to fly by wire. And my last tour before retiring had me working the C-130's and then on the C-9 medevac aircraft. 23 years that I will always remember!!

L.La Magdeleine Send E-mail Monday, October 8, 2012 11:40
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Hey Fritos, still got that mustang? Lamag, MAFB '80-'84.

pat Send E-mail Tuesday, December 4, 2012 06:15
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Hey this is Pat Bettin,myself 85-91 travis.And my neighbor,Brett Stocker,and Joe Maltese all are in central Fl.I remember your name but beyond that memory is fleeting...Hope all is good.Pat

Paul Gaarenstroom Send E-mail Monday, August 5, 2013 21:29
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Hey Mike,
Paul Gaarenstroom, I was a crew chief tail number 0244 at McChord from 1979-1982...Hope all is well with you!
2600) Gordon Potter 
Location:
Roanoke, Virginia
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My ride to Germany, there and back many times. attended the retiring cermony at Charleston AFB for the last C-141 from there to the grave yard. My son David A Potter was Loadmaster on the beautiful ship for almost twenty years. lots of memories.
2599) Jerry Hamann 
Location:
Gresham, Oregon
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Mechanic jet shop and test cell McChord from mar.69 to sept.73 Great web site. Loved that plane. Sad day when the 141 was replaced. Went to the air show this year at McChord, base has changed alot, but they have a 141 in there static display area, along with a 106, T33 and 123 from that time period.
2598) William Kruger 
Location:
Charleston SC
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Great web site. I spent over 10 years on the 141 as a crew chief, FTD Instructor and Flight Engineer.

Thanks for the web site!
2597) Tim Thomas 
Location:
St. Louis, MO
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Flew in the 8th out of McChord from 1977 to 1982. Loved the 141. Will never forget the good times and the people I met, was the best years of my life.
2596) JOHN DUNIGAN 
Location:
Charleston 437th MAW
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The starlifter is my most favorite Air Force plane. I was a crew chief on A models during the mid to late sixties at Charleston's 437th MAW. I was rated to engine run ups, taxi and every other thing a crew chief could be rated for. It was the most exciting time of my life. When ever a C-141 come close to where I live, I always go and see it. Just looking at that plane just brings back so many memories from going around the world to having orders to go to various countries on assignments. I still get a tear in my eye everytime I see one. Too bad they are a thing of the past. They were really one of the great planes.
2595) CMS Michael E. Smalley 
Location:
Sacramento, CA
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Great website. I have a couple of AD photos of some CDX if you're interested.
2594) Woodie Hall 
Location:
Orlando, FL
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(2594) Calling all 57th Alumni to our reunion in Altus, OK October 11th-14th 2012.

In 2013 we will be going to Dayton, OH

Please share your contact information with us so we can update our Alumni rooster. Thanks..W Hall
2593) Dick Reichelt 
Location:
Chino, CA 91710
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My new email address is with msn. The email in T-Tail Tall Tales of sbcglobal is no more.
2592) LUIS ANGEL ALMODOVAR 
Location:
Aguadilla, PR
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Hello fellow c141 crew members, I have 7500 hours on the starlifter. I was whatb you call a clark mommando. The Niput Hut and more.
2591) Frank Showalter 
Location:
North Carolina
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I was a Mechanic who later became Flight Engineer on A's
2590) D Lynn Sexton 
Location:
Tennessee
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437 OMS 780 AMEB CAFB S.C. 1969-1976 The AMEB was the guys that set the jets up for missions, troop drops to airvac. Drove the alpha 12 pu. Worked second shift. Man some of those loadmasters were picky ! The 141 was used in so many ways. GREAT JET

John Dunigan SSGT 437 OMS 1965-1969 Send E-mail Monday, August 27, 2012 20:04
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Was also at Charleston 437th OMS in the mid to late sixties on A model C-141's. I was a SSgt on flight status and went with my plane all over the world at times. TTY to special assignment too. Your right, the C-141 could be used in so many ways. The worst time was bring back a tail load of coffins from Nam. Dead Silence all the way in respect. The C-141 will always be one of the "Great Planes" of all time. Good luck. I left Charleston in Jan of 69. You don't remember a Tech Sgt in the 437 OMS by the name of Gentile would you?

ROGER WAYNE WILLIAMS Send E-mail Monday, September 10, 2012 03:04
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437TH OMS 1966-1970 IWAS ON THE FLIGHT LINE AS A CREW CHEIF TAIL NUMBERS220 AND 195. I REMBER SGT GENTILE HE WAS RIDING AROUNC IN ON OF THOES CONTRON TRUCK ON THE FLIGHT LINE. DO YOU REMBER TSGT CHARLIE GREEN?
2589) Bob Stackhouse 
Location:
Sacramento, CA
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I have been visiting C-141 Heaven for some time now just to reminisce. What I am seeing now is a phenomenal history of this Aircraft and the people who flew it and maintained it. As I look at the "blogs" I see that they now start in 2004!! My history goes back almost to the beginning. I transitioned from C-124s to the C141A in 1967 at Norton AFB. When I got there the 63rd MAW was just forming and we were all assigned to the 14th MAS but we did not have any airplanes yet. As the new crew positions arrived and went through transition training at Tinker AFB we were scheduled to pick up our new aircraft at Lockheed Marrieta, GA. I somehow got on the short list of qualified Engineers to take these missions. I must have Picked up a few dozen new aircraft. I believe 60177 was one of them as it came to Norton first as a new aircraft. I visited the Air Force museum a couple years ago just after the "Hanoi Taxi" was retired there. When I asked if they had the original documents from the acquisition the only person "Docent" I could talk to was a retired Army MSGT. He said that he did not know anything about the aircraft and that a "Docent" had not been assigned yet. I flew on "177" for the next eight years until I retired in 1974. I ended my career with over 15,000 hours in four engine aircraft, 6000+ in the C-141A. I would welcome any "Older" folks contact.
2588) Denny Hopkins 
Location:
Goose Creek, SC
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Prior C-141B CrewChief....USAF rules. Heavies were and still are the best!!
2587) Mickael D. Bruce 
Location:
Pittsburg, Kansas
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While browsing for info on a certain tail no. C-141B, I came across your site where I found what I was looking for; BUT!! what I did not expect to find is that 65-0246 was destroyed at an accident at Travis AFB. We use to fly TDY in this bird many times, though, our trips were less than usual, since some of the time in storms we would lose the NAV and COM systems under the flight deck. One night after taking off from Biggs AAF at Ft. Bliss and heading back to Travis, we hit a storm and ended up 100 miles below the Mexican border, breaking out of the clouds the navigator got a star shot and we got the heck out of there. Always remember that bird for being a strange one, because they never found any5thing wrong. Can't believe it's gone. R.I.P. 0246!

Terry Parkinson Send E-mail Thursday, August 2, 2012 18:07
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It was a sweetheart in the dock for periodic maintanence. smile
2586) John Talbert 
Location:
Rickman, TN
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(2586) Hello to all my C-141 crew members, just found this website and really enjoy the pics and stories.
2585) Paul ONeill 
Location:
McChord AFB
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This fantastic. I spent my whole 20 years at McChord. I worked my first 4 years as a crew chief and went to Clover Park Technical School and got my A&P licenses. I also got my commercial and instrument pilots licenses. After my 4 years in maintenance I cross trained to flight engineer. I became an instructor after 2 years. I worked in the simulator 6 and a half years. When I returned to the squadron I took over training for the 4th MAS. I flew two rodeos. Yeah! Two in a row. I wrote a computer program for getting time on target to no more than 3 seconds. We even had one that was 0 seconds, but the judge argued that wasn't possible, so we ended up with one second. My wife used to tell everyone I wasn't in the air force. I played Air Force. The Air Force was the greatest career I could ever ask for. The greatest bunch of enlisted and officers I could ever hope to serve with.
Got to go to all the wars and got a few medals for stuff starting with Grenada.
2584) David Hess 
Location:
North Carolina
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Started working on A Models at CAFB 437 MAW from 78-82. Then they all became B Models. I was the Crew Chief on A/C 40644. I loved working on that airplane, although I wasn`t exactly a career man, I did my 4 and got out. Honorably of course! I have continued my A/C maintenance career since I got out. 34 yrs total A/C maint. experience, I owe it all to the USAF! and the C-141...
2583) Robert Sullivan 
Location:
Lakeland,Florida
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smile Its been three yrs. or more that Ive been on this site. I was at Daytona Coke Zero 400 7/7/12,B-52 did the fly over . Turns out the guys sitting behind me were flight eningeers on C141,s@76 MAS Charlston AFB.Im an old 141-A loadmaster.Split my yrs. between 86th mas&76th mas 1974-77.

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Did you own a Blue Ford Ranchero; that you so graciously loaned to people in
Vacaville?
Sully? Is that... 'you'?
-- Deb
2582) James "Tic" Laws 
Location:
Altus AFB, Ok 1971-'74
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Am getting old.. I also worked in the docks.. day shift..finally !!!!
Thx again !! Great site...
2581) James "Tic" Laws 
Location:
443rd OMS Altus 1971-1974
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Was in Altus from '71-74. Worked midnights on "B" Flt Line (in the dark) Worked on 165 and 166 white engine cowlings !! PK Carlton was the head man of MAC at the time. Worked with Vick Breseno, Mike Padilla, Ray Rodriguez, Mike Pickett.
Had a blast and am all the better for doing it...
Take Care, Guys !!
2580) Bob Evans 
Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
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(2580) 1968-1970 Robins AFB 58th MAS (436 MAW) Aircraft Mechanic on C141s. Transferred to Clark AFB, Phillipines 604 MASS 1970-1971. Looing for old buddies Scotty Dunn (Ohio), Bucciarelli (Philadelphia), Yancy (Atlanta), Guillroy (Louisiana), Rosanoski (Wisconsin) et al.
2579) Henry B. Burt 
Location:
Tuscaloosa, AL
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I have enjoyed ready the info on the wonderful aircraft I was crew chief on at Charleston AFB from 1971 until 1976. I then went to Flight Engineer school at Witchita Falls, TX and Altus, OK and had the pleasure of flying on the aircraft. I was in the 707th MAS at CAFB. Thank you all for the great memories and the trip back in time!
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