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The 1999 -- 2001 Rocketeer Air Force Guest Book
Discussions & comments about the Korean war, vintage fighter aircraft photos, air force memorabilia and the F-86 jet fighter.
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Name: Donald R. Robinson
Email: d_rob@sirius.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
San Francisco, Ca.
Comments: I will always believe that the F86 was the best jet fighter of its era. The new fighters may have better performance today but not the lines and grace of the F86. I will always love it the same as the P51 Mustang of the WWII era.
August 22, 2001 05:34:14 (GMT Time)




Name: Charles T. Crawford
Email: charles.crawford@us.pwcglobal.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
New York, NY
Comments: I was a budget and accounting 1st Lt. at K-55 from April to December 1953. It was a wonderful experience with a lot of very fine fellows. The picture of the K-55 officers' club brought back memories. Thanks for the Guest Book.
August 21, 2001 19:50:54 (GMT Time)




Name: Benjamin Hestley
Email: behest@juno.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Pell City, Alabama
Comments: In the summer of 1953 I was assigned to the 366 Fighter/Bomber Wing at England AFB, Alexandria, Louisiana. The Wing had just returned from Korea with P-51's and were trading them for brand new F-86F's. I was Crew Chief on SN 53-5109, brand new with 6 hours on the airframe. My pilot was 2nd Lt C. T. Dabbs. I was an A/3C at the time just out of Tech School. Any folks from the 391st Fighter/Bomber Squadron stationed at England AFB in 1953 please contact me.
August 19, 2001 04:08:00 (GMT Time)




Name: Benjamin Hestley
Email: behest@juno.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Pell City, Alabama
Comments: In the summer of 1953 I was assigned to the 366 Fighter/Bomber Wing at England AFB, Alexandria, Louisiana. The Wing had just returned form Korea with P-51's and were trading them for brand new F-86F's. I was Crew Chief on SN 53-5109. My pilot was 2nd Lt C. T. Dabbs. I was an A/3C at the time just out of Tech School.
August 19, 2001 03:54:28 (GMT Time)




Name: Edward Poplawski
Email: edannpop@netscape.net
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Macomb, Michigan
Comments: Great site and awesome pictures. What a legacy for your dad.
August 19, 2001 02:02:58 (GMT Time)




Name: Bill Kucera
Email: kw43625@alltel.net
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Osceola NE 68651
Comments: I was with 12th TRS /NP from Dec53 to Nov54
August 5, 2001 22:01:59 (GMT Time)




Name: Milbourne Whitt
Email: milwhitt70@cs.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Salisbury, MD
Comments: Sorry I left out my email address earlier. Would like to her from some of the people I worked with at the 335th. Thanks.
August 3, 2001 18:36:40 (GMT Time)




Name: Derek Pennington
Email: d.pennington@sympatico.ca
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Toronto
Comments: Nice site, a fine tribute to great man. May the Gods watch over him and others of his ilk. Regards, Derek Pennington
July 31, 2001 03:18:16 (GMT Time)




Name: Bob Carriveau
Email: robel2@centurytel.net
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Comments: ------------------Wed Jul 25 18:47:24 2001 comments: Hi John. I was with the 431st at Selfridge MI. and at Wheelus Field in Africa 1953 1954. My name is Bob Carriveau would like to hear from others in the 431st. Great site John. e-mail me at robel2@centurytel.net
July 30, 2001 17:51:06 (GMT Time)

 


 

Name: John
Email: jlwebs@hiwaay.net
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Comments: ------------------Mon Jul 9 09:20:32 PDT 2001

Hi...

I'm doing research for a fictional novel on the Korean Air war from the enlisted man's viewpoint and wonder if you can describe some of the duties of the armament men that supported F-84's.

What was the AFSC and title of the crewmen who loaded bombs and armed the guns? .... and for crew chief?

Do you have any anecdotal stories that would help me describe the pre and post mission activities performed by the enlisted airmen?...... crew chiefs armorers etc.

Thanks

John

jlwebs@hiwaay.net

July 30, 2001 17:46:50 (GMT Time)

 



Name: John Starr
Email: JohnStarr1@aol.com
HomePage: http://www.FabulousRocketeers.com
Where are
you from:
Los Angeles, CA
Comments: Hi all. I'm looking for a video copy of the 1953 film "Sabre Jet" starring Robert Stack. If anybody has a copy, please let me know. Thanks. -- Webmaster
June 27, 2001 02:57:00 (GMT Time)

 


------------------Sat Jun 16 00:50:03 PDT 2001
Hi John,
Terrific web site. The only time I saw any of the 335 boys was when they would make their way to Kadena and need
fuel to get home.I remember fueling a lot of them.Keep up the good work, I have been reading on your site for nearly
two hours and it looks like I've just started.
Vern Ray Wilson
Iowa

------------------Tue Jun 12 13:05:34 PDT 2001
Boy what a suprise! I thought all of us who had served with the 4th fighter intercepter wing in Korea were all dead or lost!
Having served with all three fighter sqds, I enjoyed your site very much. To bad our own countrymen don't know what a
group of brave men were there. There were some fun times there as well. Let me say hello to my fellow airmen who served.
Len Mills

------------------Wed Jun 6 17:22:13 PDT 2001
Gentlemen:
The following link may be of interests to anyone interested in the F-86. This link will take you to a video on the Sabre.
We've put up a slide show of scenes from the video and a comprehensive review.
If you scroll do to the bottom of the page you can also view a 20 second clip from the video.
http://www.militaryvideo.com/store/store.cfm?titleID=F86Sabre&do=detail
You can also get to this video by going to www.militaryvideo.com and doing a title search for Sabre.

Respectfully,
meredith@militaryvideo.com

PS. Feel free to call us toll free at 1-800-277-1977.

Name: Scott Whitcher
Email: SWhitc4834@aol.com
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Comments: I was very glad to find your site. I remember listening to those songs when I was 3 to 6 years old.

Like you, I didn't really know what some of the lyrics were about, but I understood that they were about having some fun while doing dangerous duty.

My father was in the Air Force and had been stationed in Japan and Korea.

He had an old reel-to-reel recording of Wild Blue Yonder. Two years ago I tried to get it to play (and re-record it on cassette) it was so old you could only understand it if you had heard it before. I listened enough to write down most of the lyrics and print them out.

I have looked for a web site that might have an old copy or information on this record. My father had told me that he could remember the cover with the guy in a 'chute and I knew when I saw your page I had finally found the "Real Thing".

Scott Whitcher
SWhitc4834@aol.com
SWhitcher@hovensa.com

Thu May 31 19:09:46 PDT 2001

 

 

Name: Milbourne Whitt, 335th FIS
Email:
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
Comments: Hello: My name is Milbourne Whitt, (A1c) with the 335th Chiefs, from 11/52-10/53. I worked as a clerk in the Engineering Office. I have been searching the internet for some of the people I knew over there. My Commander was LtCol Vermont Garrison, and I've later read, double-ace of both wars. Those 4th FIW pilots was really up against it; MIGS flew higher, faster, and were about 2/3 size of an F86F, all of which made them harder to hit. The Chiefs did not have the three top aces, but we had the most Aces. A really great outfit. Thanks, M Whitt
Sat Jun 2 10:25:18 PDT 2001

 

Name: Don Macdonald
Email: macdon10@AOL.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Melbourne, FL
Comments: Cottonpicker 53'-54' on the other side of the strip @ K-14. Just surfing.
May 10, 2001 00:23:28 (GMT Time)


Name: George A Rumble
Email: GaRumble@aol.com
HomePage: http://
Where are
you from:
Rochester Hills Michigan
Comments: I was at Suwon (K-13) Had the pleasure of re arming a few of your airplanes (F-86S)Just wanted to say Hi and the best of luck to all.
May 7, 2001 23:20:56 (GMT Time)

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