ron kiefer - 12/22/00 14:28:17
I WAS IN TAKHLI DEC 68 TO DEC 69. IN THE 355TH FMS JET ENGINE SHOP FOR THE F105,S, REMEMBER THE HEAT AND THE HOOCHES, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME BUT I STILL REMBER THE PLACE, IT WAS QUITE A EXPERIENCE
ron kiefer - 12/22/00 14:24:59
jim hackett - 12/06/00 00:51:40
hi jim hackett here i was at takhli from jan 67 dec 67, aug 68to sept69 look, for v.dimaggio,m.easly,dave gray ,c.ossmann.p.filla d.lirette .r,duka .and anyone else my email email@example.com more to follow jim
henry g. stone jr - 11/30/00 21:59:43
I was assigned to the 354 tfs from Nov. 65 to Oct.66. Worked nights and grave yard. Enjoyed your sight.
dan mcisaac - 11/21/00 00:59:09
I opened up the military pay office in early 66, and was there until feb67, I came up with about 5 or 6 guys from don muang, good memories, hope to hear from finance folks from back then.. Remember Hanoi Hanna telling us at Christmas on the radio that our Christmas tree in front of headquarters bldg was crooked, and of course she was right.
Sherwood, George - 11/14/00 03:44:37
Airmen!!! It's been ever so long ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday. All of the good/not so good times. Miss all of you, 1967. Will be checking in here often, now that I've found the site. George
Paul MacPherson - 11/12/00 21:40:33
Served at Takhli R.T.A.F.B. from Oct. 66 to Aug. 67 355 F.M.S/ A.G.E.Repairman. Many memories from over there. FANTASTIC site you have here. Keep up the good work. "Hi" to anyone that I may have served with over there who reads this message
Mike Miller - 11/12/00 01:46:32
Was with the 355th. electric shop from 12/69-11/70 Brought the Thuds back stateside when Takhli closed. Later served 2 TDYs with the Weasels at Korot from McConnel. Great site!!
Wendell Becton - 11/07/00 15:38:04
I was a Captain assigned to 355th Civil Engr Squadron at Takhli during Jun- Dec 70. I have some good slide pictures taken of the 355th Wing Deactivation ceremony around Oct 70, including pictures of 105s flying over in formation- a 24 ship group. I left i Dec 70 and moved to Utapao for 6 months to complete the SEA tour.
Martin A. Niswonger - 11/02/00 03:07:24
I was proud to serve in the 355th TFW and the 354th TFS working as the crew chief on tail # 387, F-105D, from July 69 to July 70. If I had to do it again, send me now.
Tom Macarthur - 10/31/00 19:20:49
topper - 10/22/00 02:14:53
Holy smokes: Got this sudden flash this evening to do a search on the internet for "tahkli" and jeeezus christ mary and jospeh-- what did I find -- but a whole shixxload of tahkli memorabilia: I was one of the guys who maintained the ECM systems for the guys who flew those nasty fucking missions. jeezuz I'm sitting here crying like a fuckin baby-- anybody else out there have the same reaction when they came across this web page. for any body who remembers the 355 ECM maintenance group: I was A1c (at the time) Yagerlener---- Raymond Matheny ( aka -- the hippy-- are you out there -- or "Tank" jeezsus if you're still alive you must be at least 70 years old. I remain -- faithfull to the 355 ECM group: topper---- A1C yagerlener
Bob Polk - 09/28/00 11:51:33
355th, Takhli, 1966, maintenance supervisor, A&E Squadron. Ret in '88, Hq MAC LGM. O'Fallon, IL.
Roger Steinbach - 09/03/00 21:56:26
354th TFS May 67-68 night shift asst crew chief. Retired at Luke AFB, AZ in 1986. Currently working for Boeing at Williams Gateway Airport, Mesa AZ (formerly known as Williams AFB) on the T-38 Avionics Upgrade Program.
David Weatherbee - 09/03/00 02:08:17
Greetings from an exmember of th 35th Tac. Fighter Wing, 435 MMS gun shop stationed at Phan Rang RVN 1967-1969
David Castiaux - 08/30/00 01:08:40
355th Hydraulic repairman Oct68-69.Many good war stories gained from that tour,many good lessons of life gained also.
Court Hazelton - 08/22/00 18:14:04
Just a note on your KIA/MIA page. Carl Dice was assigned to the 355TFW Weapons Shop when he was killed. He was on one of the first missions of the ThunderFac program and he tried to land a crippled bird at Udorn. It went off the end of the runway and he w s killed.
bill clements - 07/25/00 18:06:11
Forgot to mention to put me on any reunion list.Keep up the good work.
bill clements - 07/25/00 17:50:06
Looking for anyone from the 1980th comm sq. I was an air traffic controller from Oct 65 to Oct 66. Also I'm putting together an F-105 display and in need of a patch from the 354th TFS
Steve Christensen- "Chris" - 07/25/00 16:28:21
I was with the 357th as a crew chief on F-105's, from Jan 66, thru Dec. 66. I spent most of the year on the midnight maint. crew getting them ready for the early missions. I remember how hard it was to try and sleep during the day at the N.C.O. contonemen area. Anyone remember those rides into Takhli on the back of one of the motor bikes whose driver drove with a death wish.During the year of 1966 a squadron photo was taken on the flight line with a "Thud" in the background. My copy was lost somewhere yea s ago and I would be very happy if someone could send me a copy. I'd be more than happy to pay any expense to have it copied and mailed. Let me hear from you.
Tom Witte - Tsgt (Ret) - 07/12/00 04:47:41
Gene, Great Web page. I was assigned to the 355th Field Maintenance Squadron - McConnell AFB, Kansas in March 1965 as a Thud electrician and left in November 1965 as part of the deployment to SEA. Although most of the 355th went to Takhli RTAFB some of the FMS ersonnel were assigned to Korat RTAFB to augment other F105 personnel already assigned there in TDY status. We then became the first permanent party people assigned and formulated the 388th TFW. I was at Korat until November 1966. Didn't make it to Takhli until 1973 -1974 when I went over with the F-111's from Nellis, AFB. The thing I remember most about Korat is watching the Thai security guards eat live rice bugs. Hope to hear from more of the guys who were stationed at Korat. Keep up the good work Gene. We lost a lot of good guys over there and they need to be remembered.
Phillip Smet - 07/11/00 22:43:12
Your site is VERY well done. Thanks for taking so much time in setting it up. I think that I was in the 354th TFS as I was in Thailand at Tahkli as an engine mechanic on the F105's during 1968 - 1969. Thanks again. Phill Smet (Smitter)
John Brisco - 07/09/00 05:02:44
At Takhli from July 1967 to July 1968. Worked in the Travel Section of Accounting and Finance.
Richard Flau - 06/28/00 14:38:28
I was stationed at Takhli RTAIR Base from August 4, 1966 to August 5, 1967. I was assigned to 355th FMS Pnedraulic Shop.
SGT. STEVE CURLESS - 06/27/00 22:51:36
GREAT WEB SITE!! I WAS WITH THE 355TH MMS AT DAVIS MONTHAN AFB AND WENT TDY TO KORAT RTAFB IN 1972. WORKED ON THE A-7D AS A WEAPONS MECH. AFSC 46250 (BOMB LOADER). LOOKING TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IN MMS AT THAT TIME. ALSO WENT BACK TO KORAT IN THE 388TH MMS ILD WEASELS F-105G LOADING AGM 45s and AGM 78s.
SGT. STEVE CURLESS - 06/27/00 22:41:50
GREAT WEB SITE!! I WAS WITH THE 355TH MMS AT DAVIS MONTHAN AFB AND WENT TDY TO KORAT RTAFB
Marty Simowitz - 06/16/00 14:58:31
At Takhli (355 Supply Sq. July 67 thru June 68.NCOIC of the Requirements & Requiitions Dept. & the 538 Section
Chet Mohn - 06/09/00 19:44:03
Served in the 354th TFS 69-70 Am presently working on a novol of that era.
Guy A. Crawford - 06/09/00 17:54:40
355 Disp Jan '67 - Jan '68. Update on EMail address.
Ken Skutt - 06/01/00 02:01:31
Hi,I was with the 355th security police at Takhli.I was ther 69-70,and worked cobra flight.I would really like to hear from other sky cops,and especially from 69-70.Thanks.Ken
Bob (Hippo)Hipps - 05/31/00 15:49:02
Great job on the homepage! Bob H. http://www.bidness.com/casbar
Bill Miller - 05/23/00 17:12:13
Gene, Great page, it's always great to run into other munitions people. I was in from 67-71. Loaded "Iron Bombs" at Andersen AFB, Guam and at U-Tapao Thailand.
Ronald A. (Ron) Ramsay - 05/14/00 02:04:15
I was stationed at Ubon Sept.69 to Sept. 70 in the 8th TFW WCS (Weapons Control Systems) section. My AFSC was 32251P. I was there when the base was attacked Jan 70 and when we invaded Cambodia. I have many pictures of the base, F4 Phantoms in flight,dead C soldiers,downtown Ubon and Bangkok. Would like to swap pictures one for one with someone who was there at that time.
Darryl Petersen - 05/09/00 08:43:00
Great job! Finally found a site for the 355th! I was stationed at Tahkli from Jan'66-Jan'67. My primary AFSC was 42153 before be "selected" to attend a munitions course at Lowry AFB,Colorado from September-October 1965. After the course all of us went to SEA. I went to Tahkli. I worked in the bomb dump installing fins with about 5 other Thai's th n hauling them to the flightline. I have several pictures of Thakli and Bangkok, etc. if anyone's interested. Used to hang around with a guy by the name of Bob Beeble. Can't remeber any others. Thanks!! Darryl Petersen 814-North 12th Street Clinton, Iowa 52732-4831
Rick Ojala - 04/29/00 13:13:10
My Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or BLDSUKR007@aol.com
Served in Korat Thailand TDY from McConnell AFB in 1965
Ron Derro - 04/12/00 04:09:20
I was part of the 6280th Security Police Sq in 1972 and 1973. We had some KC 135's refueling and some F111's. Anyone that was there at this time e mail me if you like.
Ron Windle - 04/01/00 15:16:06
Served with the 355th MMS in the Weapons Release Shop from August 68 to August 69. Gene, I have some photos I'll get to you. Great page, I really appreciate it.
sherman thomas - 03/31/00 05:54:24
I(jim thomas) was assigned as a maint.control type on eb66's mar. '68 to mar.'69 & to operations debriefing mar.'69 to mar.'70. anyone have any info. on"sgt.Max",weapons type(fire control) senior controller,maint. control,same period? his full name-Maxmi lion Scheneckiniker
Dan Rush - 03/23/00 16:58:35
Spent my time at Takhli, June 1969-1970, at the 355th FMS R&R Shop. Worked on many of the heavily damaged 105's and 66's. Made many friends while there but have lost sight of them over the years. Loved the area and have thought of visiting it over the ears. Thank you for the site, I'll visit it frequently..... looking back in time and enjoying the memories
Richard W. Kopf - 03/07/00 03:30:28
I was at Davis Monthan AFB, AZ from Jan 1973 to December 1973 and went to Thialand with the A-7D aircraft. I was a 462X0 in the Weapons loading section. Lokking for a picture of the 355MMS patch. Can you help.
Joe falletti - 02/29/00 15:25:20
Nice job. Good site and links. I was Job control Officer, 355 TFW Aug 1968 to July 1969. Takhli
Joe Falletti - 02/29/00 15:22:26
Jim Robinson - 02/24/00 22:06:54
Great web site. Thank you for all your research and work on this. I was in the 355th from 1962-1965
MarkHagedorn - 02/14/00 21:00:25
USAF 1966-1970.... 462xx Bomb Loader F-105's Worked with Hrnchar,Murain,Weston,King Barnett & a bunch of other guys!
Roland Heatley - 02/05/00 01:09:29
Enjoying your site please keep up the good work. My tour at Takhli was Dec 69 to Dec 70.
JAMES L. LILES RET/TSGT - 01/30/00 14:31:31
SERVED IN THE 354TH FS FROM DEC 65 TO DEC 66 AS A 46270 LOAD CREW CHIEF. ENDED UP WITH 6.5 YEARS IN THAILAND,LAST TOUR WAS AT UDORN 432 MMS AUG.OF 73.
Mike Taylor - 01/23/00 12:16:00
Nice site! I was stationed at Takhli from Feb67 to Feb 68. I worked as a military pay clerk in finance. 355 CSG
Richard A. James - 01/21/00 12:28:32
I was an Airman 2nd. Class, Autopilot Technician on the F-105. I was at Takhli from Oct. 1965 to Oct. 1966. I came over with the 355TFW from Mconnell A.F.B. I retired from the Air Force in 1983...Made numerous TDY trips back to Thailand both to Takhli a d Korat during the war.
Richard Jenkins - 01/20/00 02:52:34
Glad to see such sites and really enjoy trying to bring back good old memories.Was at Takhli Aug 1968-69.Worked on the EB66s.Was assigned to the 41st TEWS
tejo van geffen - 01/08/00 16:28:54
Great work Gene! Hope to attend one of your 355th TFW reunions one of these days. As an 'old' (since 1965) THUD historian and last F-105 backseater ever, I'd like to hear from anyone who could contribute in word and/or photo coverage to our THUD project, that 'all embracing' book on the F-105 Thunderchief and the units it flew with. Wh ch, by the way, will be dedicated to all who flew and worked on the 105. Thanks very much in advance!
Roland Heatley - 01/08/00 00:01:11
Update to my last sign in. I was an aircraft electrician with the 355th FMS and was stationed at Takhli from Dec. 1969 to Dec 1970. Worked mainly on the launch truck. Also "worked" (have you ever tried to load bank a suey?) on and launched the 66's. Have some pics and will scan the and send them to you. I launched the last combat sorties and launched the F105's (tough day)to stateside. Also launched the 66's for the last time from Takhli. Spent the last month or so helping to ship AGE equip etc out on C-141's. Thanks for letting me share.
Roland Heatley - 01/07/00 23:22:57
I am so glad I have found this site. I am looking forward to seeing more about the 355.
Steve Peterson - 01/03/00 01:34:38
I was part of the 355th at Takhli RTAFB from 6/69-6/70. I was known as "Pete"(a nick name that I haven't used in 30 years) and I worked as a Med Tech. in the 355th USAF Dispensary, I worked in the Clinic and in the Emergency Room. So if you were unsucces ful with some of the Bar Girls, I probably saw you behind the business end of a syring needle. Hope to hear from others who were there during that time.
Aleksandar Kelemen - 01/01/00 09:21:10
Great that there is a home page of one of the most accomplishing Wings of all time! Wish I could be one of your outfit. My salute to all the servicemen out there.
Mike Jumper - 12/31/99 19:38:32
I served in the base dispensary from april 70 till the base closed in dec 70. I met a lot of great people, saw a lot of the area and have quite a few slides. I will try and post some of these pictures as soon as I figure it out. We actually visited remote villages in the boonies as a joint effort with the Thais. Keep up the good work and hopefully people I knew will also discover this site.
Clarence Dick - 12/31/99 01:55:09
Served with the 355th twice. First in 1956, and at Takhli Dec66/67 as an ECM technician. I did no more or no less, but gave it my best, like all the rest of you. Now we can look back and say "Job Well Done" I am honored to be part of this group. Let us remember those who made the supreme sacrifice, that this nation might live on. Clarence Dick
Jerry Spears - 11/26/99 23:13:15
Was a crew chief, assigned to the 354th, June 66-June 67(The Wild Weasel III gaggle). Thanks for this web page, the group picture of the 354th guys brings back many memories. Anyone having info on the original Wild Weasel III crew chiefs please contact m .
Kibby Taylor - 11/17/99 12:32:29
I'm on the 355th mailing list.
Frank Venters - 11/16/99 15:02:47
Assigned to Takhli AFB from Oct 65 to Oct 66 as a fire fighter, 355 CES.
Kyle Kirby - 11/15/99 04:54:18
Fly Air Thailand!
Kyle Kirby - 11/15/99 04:53:53
Fly Air Thailand!
Rayburn H. "Woody" Wood - 11/13/99 05:28:34
Happy to see another 355th TFW site up and running. "Sierra Hotel".
Howard N. Mitchell - 11/12/99 16:19:49
I was in the 355th TFW assigned to the 354th TFS as Grave Shift "A" Flight Chief from Sep. 68 until around Mar 68. I then became Line Chief on the grave shift, until Oct 69 when I rotated to Japan. I was a MSGT. 43191C. My records show that Lt Robert A Rex was flying F-105D # 150 when he was shot down. Also Brownlee and Kahler were flying 354th aircraft when they were shot down. Good web. Hope to hear from some of the brothers who served with me.
Howard Mitrchell - 11/12/99 03:03:48
Enjoyed the visit. Keep up the good work.
WILLIAM TEAGUE - 11/10/99 01:00:16
HELLO TO ALL MY BROTHERS . I WAS AN AIC, E-3 WHEN I ARRIVED AT TAKHLI ON MAY 6, 1968.I WAS ATTACHED TO DET2, 556 RED HORSE, CIVIL ENGINEERING SQUADRON. I WORKED WITH A LOT OF WONDERFUL PEOPLE DURING THAT YEAR AND MADE LOTS OF FRIENDS THAT I HAVE NEVER FO GOTTEN. WHILE I WAS THERE WE BUILT A SMALL MODULAR HOSPITAL, SEVERAL BARRACKS, A NEW PESONNEL BUILDING (CBPO) I THINK IT WAS CALLED THEN, SPEND MONTHS WORKING IN THE AMMO DUMP AND MORE MONTHS BUILDING REVETMENTS FOR THE F105'S AND F 111'S. SOME OF MY FONDEST MEMOTIES ARE OF GETTING A BIG ORDER OF FRIED RICE AND PEPSI IN A PLASTIC BAGGIE AT THE THAI BX WHICH WAS NEAR THE SOCCER FIELD AND THE THAI AIR FORCE BASIC TRAINING CENTER HEADQUARTERS. WE LIVED RIGHT BEHIND THE OPEN AIR THEATR AND JUS ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE INDOOR THEATER. I AM TRYING TO CONTACT SGT. HANK LIPKA WHO WAS A PHOTO GUY WITH THE 601ST PHOTO SQDN. I RETIRED FROM THE AIR FORCE IN 1990 AS A SMSGT AND NOW LIVE IN HOUSTON TEXAS. I WELCOME ALL CORRESPONDENCE FORM MY FRIENDS. TO ALL THE PILOTS AND CREW AND TO THOSE WHO SUPPORTED YOU DURING ALL THOSE YEARS, I SALUTE YOU, MY HEROES.. GOD BLESS YOU
Jimmy D Thompson - 11/08/99 01:03:53
I was with the 355th from February 1967 to January 1968. Worked in POL fuel specialist
phil failla - 11/06/99 21:35:12
glad to find your web site!! - i was in the 333rd july'68 - july'69 at takhli - worked phase dock 3 where we did major maint. on the thuds for 354th & 357th as well. i knew many guys from all 3 squadrons. also knew many of the FMS guys from the differen shops, especially the "tin benders" did a tour up at udorn on rf-101's - 20th tac recon sq. from dec'66 - dec'67 - looking for a site on them.
Bruce Hall - 11/03/99 19:23:48
Gene, Apparently, we worked together. I too was assigned to the 355 MMS from February 72 to December 73. I was a 46150 or “BB stacker” as we were affectionately called. I worked day shift for the first couple of months and then worked the midnight shift (und r MSgt. Pugh) for the remainder of my tour. D-M was my first assignment right out of tech school. In November of 73, I applied for Palace Chase and in December I received my orders to be discharged and was assigned to the Air National Guard in White Pla ns, NY. The following week orders came through for me to go TDY to Korat. Thank heavens for first come- first serve. Nice web site, I’ll check back often. Would like to here from others I may have worked with at the bomb dump. Bruce
James Moore - 11/02/99 05:32:17
I served with the 354th TFS from 20 February 1966 to 24 February 1967. I was a 46250, weapons load team member on the Thuds. Spent some time in DaNang and in Yakota. Have never been able to find anyone I served with other than Col. Gast (retired Lt. Gen. ast)He was our squadron CO. Would love to hear from anyone from that time. Jim Moore
Dave Lawlor - 11/01/99 05:32:53
I was assigned to the 355th Supply Squadron at Takhli New Years Eve 1966 thru December 1967. From January to approx August 67 I worked as the Liason between Supply and Maintenance in support of Electronic Warfare Pods for the F105s and EB66s. After setti g up the supplies parts list for the Maintenance Shops I was then assigned as Supply Inventory Manager for the Chief of Supply. I am glad to be a member of the Takhli Site.
Ron Windle - 10/31/99 01:51:00
Thanks for the reconnect with Takhli and my time there.
Jim Roosa - 10/29/99 20:29:18
I was assigned to the 355 Services Sqdn and the 355 USAF Dispensary from August 1970 to December 1970. As a result of the Thud phase down, I was transfered to Ubon in December 1970.
Steve Victor - 10/24/99 22:05:12
Gene, I would like to be included in your list, please put my name on it. I was planning on going to the reunion and it was my fault for not letting you know. I will attend a 2000 reunion or a mini. I travel on business in a six state midwest area Chicago being the center, so if there is a mini in the midwest I would try to attend. Thanks Steve Victor
Buzz Burlingame - 10/20/99 07:23:16
Great site.Can provide info on WWII 355th if desired.Was pilot with 358th sq in 1943 and 1944
Paul Black - 10/16/99 01:31:33
Nice job Gene. I've spent considerable time surfing the many vet sites and I actually got goose bumps when I saw that there was somebody else out there who likes to or needs to stay in contact with other vets. The 355th was my home for only a short period of time - June70 to Feb71 when it was "phased out". I'm a TLC member and truly enjoy recalling some of the things that have been lost in my quickly fleeting memory. Keep up the good work. Paul
Jerry Harms - 10/04/99 18:50:44
I served with the 354TFS from Nov.66 to Nov.67. I was an assitant crew Chief on F105 Ds & Fs During my tuor 6 of the aicraft that I worked on went down. I kept a record of the tail #s and dates of the aicraft that were shot down and still have the info. I was also there when LT.Col. Gast received his 1 0 missions and rotated back. We crewed his Nickle tail #24234. I also have many pictures of the aircraft and base at that time. This includes the F105 D&F & G, EB66, and KC 135, the pictures of the U2s that flew out of the base have been lost,I also have ictures of the RTAF f-86s
Chas McHugh - 09/22/99 22:03:16
New Thud painting at my site, all comments, good, bad and ugly very welcome. Take a look. Regards Chas
FREDERICK L. JONES - 09/16/99 19:42:40
I SERVED WITH THE 355TH FROM OCT. '69 TO OCT '70
John Macking - 09/06/99 05:37:37
Add me to your reunion roster
James "Jim" Bradley - 08/22/99 03:16:08
I was a WW Bear in 333rd TFS from 6 Nov 68 until mid-July 1969. My Nose Gunner was Lee Ransom. We didn't have an aircraft assigned while I was stationed there.
Don Berg - 08/21/99 18:32:09
Was stationed with the 355th FMS in Takhli, AGE Mech. in 69-70. Really enjoy the site, shakes some old memories.
Bob Drake - 08/08/99 02:09:36
Was at Takhli with the 355th from Aug67 to Aug68. Your site brought back a lot memories I do have several personal photo's and bda photo's plus print material but would have to dig it out to know for sure what I have. Loved you site keep up the good wor Bob
James S. Courtoy - 07/28/99 21:39:40
Yo! Fly SWA!
Robert H. Bennett - 07/20/99 22:48:48
Bob Carey - 07/20/99 04:26:06
Was at Takhli in 69 355 FMS J71 Eng Shop,also there with KC135's from Kadena a couple of times
paul bentley - 07/05/99 20:15:53
station takhli june 67 june 68 355 fms ground support shop
Steve Victor - 06/15/99 00:03:04
I was with the 333rd at Takhlki. Sept 68 to Sept 69 and I crewed an f-105D #59-1734. Nice web sit
JOE GAGNON - 05/13/99 04:00:59
Unreal,just got a computer & found all thease sites TLC Brotherhood ect. I never knew orginations existed. I served with the 355th TFS 355 FMS (fuel sys mechanic) on F-105s & EB-66s from 2/66 to 2/67 at TAKHLI RTAFB Great Site Keep Up The Good Work
H. William Deal - 05/10/99 00:44:54
I was assigned to 355th Security Police Squadron at Takhli in 1966 and would be interested in hearing from others who served during the same period!
larry g. gray - 05/04/99 02:26:45
I didnt think that this page exited...brought back alot of old memory...I was there jun-sep 1970 until the wing personnel moved to Korat. there i spent the last nine months of my tour there...have some pictures od eb-66 in aircraft hanger. worked in the et shop at takahli for 3 months..
Frank Shultz - 04/27/99 15:23:03
Terry Parnell - 04/22/99 17:06:20
I was assigned to the 355 during 1967 while it was at Takli Thailand with the 355 Supply sq, Base Fuels flight. I am interested in getting in touch with anyone that may have known me from there. I have some pictures of the base including building one and he barracks. Thanks, Terry Parnell
M B Headley - 03/29/99 03:37:07
Recently received papers on my uncle who served in WWII. Listed "organization" on separation papers is "** 355th Ftr Gr". Military Occupation Speciality: Medical NCO 673. He gave my son a design that they had made when he was in North Africa as a design or an ensignia for the plane or unit. I was wondering if you have connection with any who might have known him. Frederick B. Bates, Jr. Thanks for any help.
Dennis Greco, Sgt USAF - 03/18/99 23:24:56
Stationed at Tahkli, 355th FMS AGE, from Jan68 to Jan69. Congrats on the wonderful work you are doing on this web page.
Dennis Greco, Sgt USAF - 03/18/99 23:23:34
Stationed at Tahkli, 355th FMS AGE, from Jan68 to Jan69. Congrats on the wonderful work you are doing on this web page.
Robert W. Walker - 03/10/99 21:29:44
There longer than anybody I know, December 1965 to January 1981.
Martin Battaliou - 03/10/99 20:27:54
Mike Murphy - 03/08/99 00:24:07
Stationed at D-M 77-80 as a weapons mechanic. Loved the A-10. Remember Bicycle Lake?
Bernie Ouellette - 02/11/99 17:24:59
Stationed at Takhli Nov 69 Nov 70. 1980th Comm Sq..Worked at Base Communications. Anyone there in 1980th give me a holler. Great place to be stationed. Have a lot of great memories. Thanks Bernie
Steve Victor - 02/07/99 00:07:13
Good web site, I was at Takhli 68-69 and crewed RK 1734. Some memories have faded, as time takes its toll on my mind, but the web sites bring them back.
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GARY BROCKLEBANK - 01/19/99 03:22:14
STATIONED AT TAKHLI ROYAL THAI AFB 14 SEPT 1968 TO 10 SEPT 1969.ASSIGNED TO 355FMS POWERED AGE BRANCH,SERVICE INSP,MINOOR MAINT,FLIGHT LINE FRAG SET UP.SPENT MANY A LONG NIGHT,6pm-6am under the lights dodging the rice bugs,and what ever else crawled out from under its rock at night.I REMEMBER THE NIGHT OF THE RED ALERT WHEN WE STOOD IN LINE FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE HOURS WITH OUR WEAPONS CARD IN HAND TRYING TO DRAW OUT OUR WEAPON,GOOD THING THEY DID NOT ISSUE AMMO.I REMEMBER THE FLIGHT LINE OF F105 fighters,UNDER THE GLARE OF NF2 LIGHTALLS BEING READIED FOR THEIR COMBAT MISSIONS OVER LAOS AND NORTH VIETNAM,AND TRYING TO KEEP FROM GETTING RUN OVER AS THEY TAXIED OUT.DID MANAGE A COUPLE USO TOURS,A RIVER TOUR AND ONE TO THE TEMPLES AT AYUDHYA.WISH I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY MORE TO SEE THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE AWAY FROM TAKHLI.
GARY BROCKLEBANK - 01/19/99 03:14:01
STATIONED AT TAKHLI ROYAL THAI AFB 14 SEPT 1968 TO 10 SEPT 1969.ASSIGNED TO 355FMS POWERED AGE BRANCH,SERVICE INSP,MINOOR MAINT,FLIGHT LINE FRAG SET UP.SPENT MANY A LONG NIGHT,6pm-6am under the lights dodging the rice bugs,and what ever else crawled out rom under its rock at night.I REMEMBER THE NIGHT OF THE RED ALERT WHEN WE STOOD IN LINE FOR WHAT SEEMED LIKE HOURS WITH OUR WEAPONS CARD IN HAND TRYING TO DRAW OUT OUR WEAPON,GOOD THING THEY DID NOT ISSUE AMMO.I REMEMBER THE FLIGHT LINE OF F105 fighters UNDER THE GLARE OF NF2 LIGHTALLS BEING READIED FOR THEIR COMBAT MISSIONS OVER LAOS AND NORTH VIETNAM,AND TRYING TO KEEP FROM GETTING RUN OVER AS THEY TAXIED OUT.DID MANAGE A COUPLE USO TOURS,A RIVER TOUR AND ONE TO THE TEMPLES AT AYUDHYA.WISH I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY MORE TO SEE THE COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE AWAY FROM TAKHLI.
Paul Black - 01/17/99 03:41:15
I'm very pleased that someone has taken the time to put together a site dedicated to a time in my life that is both clear in some aspects and fuzzy in others. I was there Jul70 to Jun71. Thanks
"Spider" Webb - 01/16/99 20:51:28
Just found your site. I mayhave worked some of your airplanes over Laos in 66. I was a Combat Controller out of NKP flying as Butterfly 44. I really liked to see the 105 show up because of the load it carried. If anyone out there worked with me at that ti e please give me a holler.
H.R. STINGER - 01/13/99 02:16:17
I was assigned to the 6441st TFW. I was at Taklhi AB during the period 66-67. Our outfit was assigned as special ops. I spent weeks at Taklhi. Met several guys, mostly ops guys, and guys one could not get to know to close. Geat web page. reply if you get a chance. Stinger
James M Lumpkin - 01/10/99 19:01:55
I was stationed at Takhli Jan67-68 as a jammer driver on a load crew on the F105. I was assigned to the 357th fighter squadron. I came back to Takhli again Oct68-69. This time I was in the 354th. Spent another wonderful year loading bombs on the F105. I would like to be included in your roster. I see a few names I think I remember but I'm better at faces. Enjoying all the different SEA related sites I've found. James M Lumpkin
- 01/01/99 15:50:03
Hello, Happy New Year! I was just at a website that offers UNLIMITED INTERNET ACCESS for JUST $13.95/mo!
Mark Hagedorn - 12/29/98 03:20:40
Mark Hagedorn USAF 66/70 Korat/Takhli 68/69 Weapons Mechanic F-105....
D.B. ACRE, MSGT, 355TH SPS - 12/20/98 10:33:08
WAS ASSIGNED TO 355TH SPS FROM FEB 76 THRU DEC 80, I KNOW YOUR PAGE IS GEARED TOWARDS THE OPS SIDE, BUT HAVE YOU HAD ANY CONTACT WITH COMBAT SUPPORT TYPES? I,M LIVING IN ALABAMA BUT A TRIP TO TUCSON IS DEFINITELY NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION......D.B.A.
Bob Colasuonno - 12/10/98 14:26:03
I am one of three sons whose father served in the 355th as a F105D pilot. He was KIA on Feb 12, 1969. I appreiciate men like you who take the time to help us remember this era of history. I am always curious for information about my dad and his experience . Thanks for your web site and keep up the good work.
John Perkins - 12/09/98 19:39:32
P.S. And of course the men who supported these fine ships . . . thank you
John Perkins - 12/09/98 19:37:09
An enthusiast ... big fan of the B-17, P-47, P-51 and bigger fan of the men who flew these great ships. I'll never be able to thank you enough for your sacrifices. There are some around who appreciate you. Thanks
Bill Brown - 10/20/98 23:47:53
Stationed at Takhli from Sept. 68 thru Sept. 69, working on the F-105 doppler system.
Michael Sparks - 10/19/98 15:31:34
Was with 355th A&E (ECM) EB66 Shop May 1968-May 1969 at Takhli. Thanks for the site and the memories!
wendell sowell - 08/30/98 02:05:49
I have a number of photos taken during the 1960's which I will send to you when I get them together.
Mike "smitty" Smith - 08/17/98 15:18:27
I was in 355th AEMS, Nav shop, from Nov/1967 - Nov/1968. Worked on both F-105 and B-66 gear, (mostly B-66 search radar). This is a great site. Thanks!
Bob Cooper - 07/26/98 18:09:44
I was stationed at Takhli from Aug.68 thru Aug.69 assigned to the 333rd.TFS --F-105's. Great site, looking foward to reunion in Sept. Hope to see you there!!
Neil J McCutchan, Maj. USAFR (Ret) - 07/17/98 22:11:38
Have joined the TLC Brotherhood. Was TDY in Thailand Jan. thru May '65. Flew HH-43B LBR (ARRS) helicopters. Jan. at Takhli then rest of time at NKP. Good pics. Interesting memories.
Guy A. Crawford - 07/17/98 15:13:14
Served with the 355 TAC Disp. January 1967-January1968.
Steve Carlson - 07/08/98 15:15:21
Gene, I served at D-M with the 355th AMS from Dec 71 thru Apr 73. The Big D was a great bird to work on. Keep up the Great Work.
FRANK SHULTZ - 07/07/98 18:29:25
I FINALLY FOUND YOU. THANK YOU, GREAT SITE
Jim Smith - 06/27/98 18:51:58
EOD Jun 66 to Jun 67 at Tahkli by the sea (every afternoon when it rained). The only place I saw fish swimming on tne flightline.
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Stewart “Stew” R. Gable - 06/20/98 10:14:24
B-66s, Takhli, 1968; retired Col. Tucson AZ; 520-299-1234. email@example.com
Jay Irish - 06/18/98 14:10:57
I was stationed at Takhli 67-68 and returned in 69-70. Iwas a F-105 Fire Control Technician in the 355th AMS. On my second tour I worked the last six months in Wing Quality Control.
gary schreiber - 06/16/98 20:52:17
i was a crew chief b 66 from jan 67 /jan68 hope to see you people in sept. done a fine job gene
Carol Ann Keck - 06/02/98 21:04:56
I was the 355th Support Group Commander's Secretary at Takhli from 1968-70. Later worked for the 355th at D-M as Secretary to the Deputy Commander for Maintenance from 1974-1981. Returned to the wing in 1987 as Chief, Community Relations, a position I s ill hold.
Tom Pirtle - 05/24/98 07:56:41
I was at DM with the 4453rd CCTW from Feb 1967 till July 1971 when the 4453rd was deactivated. With the 355th TFW, when it was reactivated, from July 1971 till my discharge Jan 1972. Great web page! Keep up the good work.
Jack Gurner - 05/15/98 06:13:17
My Email:jgurner *at* watervalley *dot* net
Stationed at Takhli from April Fools Day of 69 until April Fools Day of 70. Air Force ComDoc Photographer with Det. 2, 601st Photo, 600th Photo Squadron.
James Sheposh - 05/08/98 00:33:07
Will keep checking web site for further info on reunion , and specifics on deposits , etc . Jim
Michael J. Dunn - 05/07/98 19:12:16
Once again Gene great job. Nose docks EB66's 11/66-11/67
Michael J. Dunn - 05/07/98 19:10:26
Kenneth R Lyon - 05/05/98 17:57:25
Just started looking around and your Page looks good. I plan on downloading the biggest part of it, so I can look at it when I have time.
Steve Carlson - 04/13/98 20:42:25
Super web page. Keep up the good work....
Gene Carlson - 04/02/98 21:08:17
This is just a test.