Christianson, John W. – OR

John Christianson. Pilot, Flight Commander; Assist Ops Officer; Chief of Intel; plus others. Mar. 1962 – Mar. 1963, at Williams AFB, AZ. for USAF Pilot Training on T-33’s and T-37’s. Apr. 1963 – Nov. 1963, at Stead AFB, NV. for USAF Helicopter pilot training on H-19’s, H-21’s and H-43’s. Nov. 1963 – Jun. 1965, at…

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Perkins, Franklin B. Sr. – FL

Franklin Perkins Helicopter Mechanic; 1970 – 1971, at Cam Ranh Bay AB, RVN on the UH-1N. 1971 – 1972, at Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN with the 44th Air Base Group, on Jolly Greens – HH-3E’s. ~FRANKS EXPANDED BIOGRAPHY~ Franklin B. Perkins, Sr.Retired USAF Technical Sergeant43170/A/B/C/D As the Berlin Crisis developed in Europe during the…

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Butea, James L. – CA

Colonel, USAF, Ret. Larry was born and raised in San Diego were he met Wilma McMillan in high school.  In 1951 they were married and joined the Air Force. After serving seven years as an enlisted flight mechanic, Larry was selected for OCS, graduating in 1958. He then attended jet pilot training, receiving his wings…

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Stewart, Robert D. – FL

Robert Stewart Aug. 1986 – May 1989, with the 55th SOS on the MH-60G as an FE. May 1989 – May 1990, at Osan AB, Korea with the 38th ARS on the HH-3E as an FE. May 1990 – Sep. 1990, at Andrews AFB, MD. with the 1st Heli. Sqdn. on the UH-1N as an…

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Perry, Keith McAllen – NM

During my career I flew UH-1H’s, CH-3E’s and HH-3E’s Aug-93 – Dec-97, PCA Sacramento Air Logistics Center AFMC McClellan AFB CA. Jul-93 – Aug-93, PCA Det 3, Air Combat Command ACC McClellan AFB CA. Feb-93 – Jul-93, PCA Headquarters, Air Rescue Service ACC McClellan AFB CA. Jun-92 – Jan-93, PCA Headquarters, Air Rescue Service AMC…

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Nanson, Sid – UK

Mr. Sid Nanson of the UK has joined our group as a Aviation Historian. Sid has an extensive collection of historical aviation data and photos and will be a valuable asset to our group in regards to his expertise and is willing to assist us in any matter. Sid is an old “Rotorhead” having served…

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Waters, Don – AL

NO BIO HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THIS MEMBER ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Donald James Waters, SMSgt., USAF (Retired)September 16, 1927 – September 28, 2009 SMSgt (Ret) DONALD JAMES WATERS passed away Monday, September 28, 2009. He was born in Somerville, NJ. on September 16, 1927, but lived in Plainfield, NJ. where he graduated from Plainfield High School class…

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Truitt, Grady – TX

Grady Miller Truitt Aircraft maintenance crew on the Whirl-O-Way, Sikorsky H-19 Westover Mass. to Wiesbaden, Germany, first transatlantic Helicopter flight in the Sikorsky H-19. Along with Capt. McGovern and 3 other captains. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~ Final Flight 30 May 2014 ~ Grady Miller Truitt, MSgt, USAF (Retired)February 16, 1929 – May 30, 2014 Grady Miller Truitt…

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Sturges, Philip Jr. – ME

Philip Sturges Jr. Sept 1951, USAF basic at Sampson AFB, NY. Aircraft and Engine School, Sheppard AFB, TX. H-5 Helicopter School, San Marcos AFB, TX. Aug. 1952 – 1955, First unit 83rd Air Rescue Sq. with service in West Palm Beach, Bordeaux, France, and Spangdahlem, Germany. 1955 – 1956, 46th Air Rescue Sq. Westover AFB,…

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Strout, Bob – WA

Bob Strout July 1956 – Enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program, Lackland AFB; Hondo AB, Texas (T-28); Reese AFB, Texas (B-25). Feb/Mar 1958 – Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in January 1958. USAF Helicopter Pilot School, Randolph AFB, Texas. Apr. 1958 – Mountain Phase Helicopter Training, Stead AFB, NV. June 1958 – 84th Air Base…

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