Crawford, Bill – FL

Bill Crawford, MSgt Ret.

19 May 55 – 12 Aug. 55 Sampson AFB Geneva NY., Basic Training

Aug. 55 – Dec. 55 Gary AFB, San Marcos, TX., Chopper school (H-19)

Dec. 55 – Oct. 56 Gary AFB, San Marcos TX. (H-13 Flight line)

Oct. 56 – Oct. 58 Reese AFB, Lubbock TX. (B-25 Prop Shop,B-25 Flight line, H-19A / H-21A)

Oct. 58 – Oct. 60 Misawa, Japan 6139th Ops. Sq. (H-19B) TDY AST 7 Photo mapping Clark, PI / Borneo / Taiwan / Okinawa & everywhere in between on board the LST ships (H-19B)

Oct. 60 – Oct. 63 Offutt AFB, Omaha, NB. 3902nd OMS (T-33/H-43B/H-19B) Missile support

Oct. 63 – Jul. 65 Tachikawa, Japan 6100th Ops. Sq. (H-19B)

TDY 60 days, 1964 Bangkok, Korat, Takhli, Phitsanulok, Thailand (H-19B) installing communication sites.

Jul. 65 – Dec. 66 Tyndall AFB, Panama City FL., 4756th FMS (CH-3C/H-21B) Drone Recovery

TDY 1966 Sheppard H-3 school/Airborne firefighter school, Burned in H-43 Crash Grandfield OK., 28 days in hospital at Sheppard

Feb. 67 – Feb. 68 Binh Thuy, Can Tho, Vietnam Det. 10 38th ARRS (HH-43F) Rescue

Mar. 68 – Jul. 69 Forbes AFB, Topeka KS., 1371st Mapping & Charting Sq. (CH-3E) Support ground stations, measuring gravity, fog dispersal, & many other crazy things.

TDY Brazil AST 10, flew 3 H-3’s from Forbes to Brasilia, Brazil, & all over the US

Dec. 68 -Mar. 69 Danang, Vietnam, 37th ARRS (HH-3E)

Jul. 69 – Apr. 70 NKP, Thailand 21st SOS (CH-3E) Sneaky Stuff

May 70 – Dec. 71 Forbes AFB, Topeka KS. 1371st MCS (CH-3E) Same old stuff, TDY Back to Brazil & all over the US again

Jan. 72 – Jan. 73 Keflavik, Iceland Det. 14 40th ARRWg (HH-3E) Rescue

Feb. 73 – Apr. 75 Hill AB, Ogden, UT 1551st FTS (CH/HH-3E) Training

1 Jun. 75 Retired to Naples, FL. 20 years 12 days & 3 or 4 hours but who was counting.

Integrity, Honor, and Respect
Some of the best things cannot be bought, they must be earned

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