Re: Looking for others from Nov 1965 to Jan 1966
Posted by Rich on 4/29/2012, 22:43:50, in reply to "Re: Looking for others from Nov 1965 to Jan 1966"
Hi Dennis, |
I also was stationed at Kadena in 1966 (PCS) with the 4252nd FMS SAC, KC-135KA (Pneumatics) and also went TDY to Thailand - Takhli during the same period as you. Tsgt. Ralph Asdel (Kadena FMS Pneu Shop) was my shop chief. Small world. Hey, you don't happen to see my name "Richard DeCruz" on any of your orders do you?
I happened to be on base at Kadena on May 19, 1966, the dreadful day we lost KC-135 #1444 on T/O as it was headed for Yokota AFB, Japan. What a sad day that was. One of the 11 lost souls on-board that day was A1C Thomas Richard Annis - Hyd Spec, a very close friend of mine. That accident stays in my mind and replays as if it happened yesterday.
Best of luck to you Dennis,