I Believe the EB-66 crash recovery you are referring to took place sometime in Nov. 1966. I was one of the crew that worked on that plane(sorry no pictures). I remember that the weather was very hot & humid and the EB-66 was off and near the end of the runway on the side facing toward the base perimeter. I don't recall much of the details of what happened that day but as a result of my participation I received three Letters of Favorable Communication. These LOFC's came from Col. William H. Lacey, Lt. Col. Maurice Braginsky and our 355 TFW Base Commander Col. Robert R. Scott (signed by Col. Jack M. Broughton). Col. Scott's letter refers to me as "a member of a crash recovery team". At the time I just assumed all team members received the same LOFC. I can't imagine that only I was singled out.
Something for you to think about. The cover letter attached to the LOFC states that 1}.Original copy of letter to be furnished to the individual concerned 2). Copy has been filed in airmen's Unit Personnel Records Group and 3). In addition one copy has been retained in APR Unit and will be forwarded when next performance report is prepared. In item#1 Do to conflicts with my chief supervisor I don't think I would ever seen or gotten a copy of those Letters. A SSgt. in our shop told me about seeing them on the Chief's desk weeks before he mentioned them to me. Only when I confronted the Chief did he then gave them to me. As to items #2&3, I never seen them in any of my military records nor did they ever show up on any of my performance evaluations.
I wondered at times why I never heard mention of this event on any of the Takhli websites. If it wasn't for those LOFC's and now your inquiry this event would still have been long ago forgotten. You more than likely were one of the members of that EB-66 crash recovery team. Good Luck, Pete
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