Great looking group, wish I could have been there. I was at Lockbourne, 376th 63 64 65, pilot. Neil Ferrell was my AC, great flier, learned a lot from him. Lost him for 35 years, found him,talk often now. Am looking for some one who knows about b52. “whiffle manouvers” refueling with a kc135.Is there such a thing? Scott Simon, Capt.US Air Force
That’s when I was there in Air Police…by ’65 I knew every rivet in those planes…
I was at Lake Charles La-as in the Air police. Then went to England assign to the 3928th . Guarded and town patrol after a while you know a lot about the KC97 & B47 and the crews. Hopefully more APES show at reunion like to see all the fellows that kept the snakes out.
Watched the last B-47 take off from Lincoln AFB in 1966.
Tom Johnson 307th Bomb Wing.
I was long gone from Lincoln by then, but sure watched many a B-47 launch during my three years there. I was with the 98th BW
My father lost his life in October of 1958 at Lockbourne as a captain flying a B47. I remember him taking me to see the cockpit and being amazed at the size of the aircraft. I recently took my grandson to see the B47 & B52, two of the planes my father flew. Hats off to all of you who have served and to those who have lost family & friends. In 1970 I had all of my possessions stolen, including all of my father’s medals, patches, ribbons, bomber jacket, watch and other memorabilia. I valued them more than anything else I lost.
What was your father’s name? I was at Lockbourne at the time and may have known him.
Would like info about 2018 reunion. My father would like to attend.
Robert Purcell ,Crew Chief, Is there a 2018 reunion planned ?
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