13 thoughts on “Farewell Letter to all Members”

    1. The world was safe Charlie. The Cold War never got hot. Well done to all. It is up to new generations now. Hang in there Dan, 2030! That is welcome news.

  1. Sad to see this happen, but of course, it was inevitable. None the less, it was a great tribute to all of those that stood that watch.

    1. I found this by consequence, and interest in anything related to aircraft of historical merit.
      Reading your farewells and accounts of service brings a proud tear to my eye.
      I’m just a random outsider, but raised by my grandfather who taught me well.
      He was a WW2 bomber crew chief on B-17s and B-29s in South Pacific, 19th bomb wing,
      “mors ab Alto”…
      “In Alis Invincimus”
      “Checkmate to aggression”

      I want to proudly salute all of you great warriors who kept our nation safe and strong during the greatest era.
      You cannot be replaced or superceded, as it is well known that they don’t make characters of your Calibre and grit anymore.

  2. Just a FYI . My ships number 2819 43 bomb sq. my AC Capt. Taylor. He was the greatest Commender that I had . At D M. Tucson,AZ flew a lot of temps with him. He cared for the Crew Chiefs and trusted us.

  3. All good things must come to an end. As an organization we had a good 20 year run. Since we have no control over our individual ageing this may be a good time to reflect on the good time we all had at reunions and our days is SAC. I only hope we all will be reunited in that big “SAC Hanger” in the sky someday, and until then it’s been a pleasure serving as your Secretary-Treasures for almost 10 years.

  4. Just read about this…My dad, Maj Donald Nigro, would have been heartbroken but understanding.
    He loved the Association and always looked forward to the reunions.

  5. I would not be in the US and a citizen without my SAC(Sidi Slimane) support and all the incredible people who believed I belonged in the US! I did, I do and shall be for ever grateful for their help and trust.

  6. I must add a PS to my above message: while in Sidi, I worked in Special Services and as an interpreter to Headquarters’ Colonel Johnson; I have failed to mention that, while at Sidi, I was known as Mickie and handled all the Moral Flights to the crews who reflexed until 1963. I did get in touch with Joe Dubois who enjoyed my mother’s French onion soup on several occasions! so many memories of all the crews I still cherish and remain in my heart for ever.

  7. This is sad news. While I joined the Air Force in 1980, it was not till three years ago that I learned about Shilling AFB in Salina Kansas and the history of the B47s. I learned about the 1000 B47 that rolled off the line in Wichita Kansas. I also learned that that B47 was dismantled at the graveyard. I live by Wright Patterson AFB where they have a B47 on display here. What an exciting time period to be in SAC and play a powerful part during the Cold War. I proudly salute you all.

    Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
    Climbing high into the sun;
    Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
    At ’em boys, Give ‘er the gun!
    Down we dive, spouting our flames from under,
    Off with one helluva roar!
    We live in fame or go down in flame.
    Hey! Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force!

  8. I was proud to serve in SAC as a crew chief on the B-47. What an exciting time 1955 to 1959 I had. We who were in SAC in the early yesrs when there was so much tension in the cold war times could have been responsible for preventing WWIII.

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