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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1377732 Sun Sep 20 2020 02:29 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 24,250
H
Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
Shortly before I got to Kadena Okinawa in 1970, a BUF had tried to abort a takeoff after losing two engines just before getting airborne. Can't fly- - - -can't stop! He ended up against the perimeter fence with a full load of high explosive bombs and full fuel. I don't know if Kadena had a barrier, or if they did, maybe there wasn't time to deploy it. The only survivor of the crash was the tail gunner, and he died a few hours later. Quite a mess!
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1377734 Sun Sep 20 2020 03:11 AM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Jerry, if it was the crash I’m thinking of, I was in the tower that night. You could tell something was wrong with the sound of the engines. The pilot tried to pull up but it settled down and broke apart in the ditch at the end of the runway. Immediately caught on fire. The crew that could get out were running on fire. The tail gunner was the last one out. By that time the 500 pounders were going off forcing the fire trucks to back off. They would pull back forward til the next one went off. I don’t remember which one in rotation that plane was that night but the one right behind him was already rolling when it happened. The mission was aborted and the rest returned to their side of the base. Wreckage burned for several hours. We were closed down for a couple of days for cleanup. Sad deal.


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1402841 Wed Mar 24 2021 05:38 PM
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Posts: 1,112
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'Bolter


Mike
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1402846 Wed Mar 24 2021 05:58 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Dragsix, I was in the tower (weather observation deck) for that launch. We knew something was wrong about halfway down the runway. The plane was laboring really hard, rose to about 25 feet then fell back onto the runway and broke in half. Caught fire immediately and shortly later the bombs began going off. The fire trucks who were always on standby whenever there was a mission launch, had to back away every time there was an explosion. They would pull back up and spray foam until another one would go off. No firefighters on the ground and they basically had to let it burn itself out. It was amazing how fast the engineers got the runway back open. Naha took the load for awhile. Very long shift that night.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1403929 Wed Mar 31 2021 01:23 AM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 38
R
'Bolter
Today is the 100th Birthday of the Royal Australian Air Force. So happy birthday to all those that have been involved.
The attached video is the dedication of the new colours and at the end a fly over. The fly over starts at about 1 hour 20.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IYAD0Ie78

Steve

Last edited by reidy; Wed Mar 31 2021 01:40 AM.
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1445512 Tue Mar 22 2022 06:21 PM
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'Bolter
HAPPY BIRTHDAY USAF, I served my time at Beale AFB, 9th Recon.,9th Comm. CRYPTO 30630 during the early 70's.
Always enjoyed watching the SR-71's and U2's takeoff and land from the alert center. We were a SAC base back then.


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1445561 Wed Mar 23 2022 02:55 AM
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'Bolter
Myself and my 3 brothers were all USAF. Wow, that was a long time ago!!!

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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1445631 Wed Mar 23 2022 06:04 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 1,112
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'Bolter
My oldest boy is a TSgt. up at Minot, B-52s. Cold, oh my heavenly god cold. He was at Barksdale for a number of years prior. Those men and women work hard keeping those planes in top condition. We may need them yet.

Last edited by Dragsix; Wed Mar 23 2022 06:06 PM.

Mike
Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1447207 Wed Apr 06 2022 03:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,350
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Workshop Owner
My son has been stationed at Ramstein for a little over 2 years. He just returned back there from 5 weeks in Poland. If all goes well he'll be finding out his next move in the next few months. We're hoping for somewhere in the lower 48 as it would be good for our daughter in-law and granddaughter.

John


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Re: Happy Birthday Air Force
TUTS 59 #1447345 Thu Apr 07 2022 06:48 PM
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Posts: 24,250
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
The wife of our local American Legion commander was a B-52 crew chief for quite a while. He's a retired fighter pilot who now flies commercial airliners for a living.
Jerry


"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"
Kris Kristofferson

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!

WAG MORE- - - - - -BARK LESS!
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