Carrol, Timothy – RI
2 Aug. 1968, basic at Lackland.
Next 15wk 3abr4130 helo. mech. course at Sheppard AFB until mid-Jan 1969.
First duty station Hickam AFB assigned to the 6593rd Test Sq. We had Navy style CH-3B’s that we launched and recovered from 2 Victory Class ships named USNS Longview and USNS Sunnyvale, tour ended Feb 71.
Transferred to 6515th OMS at Edwards AFB.
Had a short stint with UH-1F’s and UH-1N’s.
Next I went to work CH-3’s for the MARS project with current member Dave Comstock. From there I went to another hangar and started working on project Pave Low-Terrain Following Radar and Limited Night Recovery System, with a HH-53B/C conversion chopper. I don’t remember the tail # but I believe it came from SEA because the guys didn’t think it would make it so they named it “Rottsa Ruck”.
Went to Hill AFB for H-53 flight school and returned end of May 1972.
Finished tour and was discharged Feb. 1973.
Sheppard schools 15 weeks, ending Jan 1969, UH-1F 4 weeks ending Jun. 1971, H-53 6 weeks ending Sep 71, Hill AFB, flight school ending May 1972.
Ending rank E-5.