1998
Dayton Reunion

Kneeling Left to Right: Frank Shultz, Gene Carlson
Standing Left to Right: Dave Neville, Gary Schreiber, Jim Ebert, Jim Lobdell, Mike Dunn, Jim Smith, Darrell Ketelsen
Not pictured: Bill Wheeler, Doug Patterson

Our first reunion went well. A total of 11 former members attended, some bringing their significant others. Those attending included a pilot, a backseater (with a MiG kill), an F-105 crew chief, an ECM pod man, a couple of munition guys, a couple of A&E guys, and a couple of EB-66 guys. A real good cross section of the wing.

The 1998 355th TFW reunion was held at the Holiday Inn - Dayton Mall on I-75 at exit 44. The main event for our first reunion was the World War I Aeroplane Fly-in held on the Air Force Museum grounds. The weather was a little on the hot side with temperatures in the upper 80's but everyone enjoyed seeing the WWI aircraft flying. There was a total of 18 flying WWI replica aircraft present. Aircraft represented included Nieuport's, Sopwith's, Fokker's and a Jenny.

Some of these aircrafts were built from kits and others were scratch built. One aircraft even had the old style rotary engine where the crankshaft is bolted to the frame of the aircraft and the propeller, engine and all, rotated about the crankshaft.

Here are photographs of some of the aircraft at the Fly-In:

World War I Aircraft, Photo #1 Sopwith Pup?
World War I Aircraft, Photo #2 Nieuport 17?
World War I Aircraft, Photo #3 Radio Controlled models of WWI aircraft
World War I Aircraft, Photo #4 Fuselage Frame work of a WWI aircraft
World War I Aircraft, Photo #5 Nieuport?
World War I Aircraft, Photo #6 ?
World War I Aircraft, Photo #7 A Fokker DR-1 In Flight
World War I Aircraft, Photo #8 A Fokker DR-1 on the ground
World War I Aircraft, Photo #9 ?
World War I Aircraft, Photo #10 Sopwith Triplane
World War I Aircraft, Photo #11 Side View of Photo #6
World War I Aircraft, Photo #12 Nieuport?
World War I Ambulance, Photo #13

I'm not sure if I have these identified properly or not. If you can identify these aircraft, let me know so I can correctly identify them here.

Here are photographs of some of the happenings at the Reunion:

Hospitality Room Activities
Hospitality Room Activities
Dinner
Dinner

355th TFW Links on this page

F-105 Thunderchief Era
EB-66 Destroyer Era
A-7D Corsair II Era
A-10 Thunderbolt II Era
355th TFW MIA/KIA Honor Roll
355th TFW History Page
My Photo Gallery
Air Force Photo's
Photo's from the troops
Someone is looking for you
355th TFW Reunion Page
355th TFW Links Page
355th TFW Reunion Roster Page
355th TFW Patch Page

Links to other sites on the Web

Thud Ridge Web
Military City Online
Military & Vets Club

Looking for anyone who was assigned or attached to the 355 Tactical Fighter Wing from its activation in 1962 to the present. Please contact me at grc46250@NOSPAMjuno.com

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