Nachbar, Charlie – MI
July 5, 1956 at Parks AFB, CA. I entered the USAF Basic training.
August 11, 1956 at Sheppard AFB, TX. for rotary wing 43130 training.
February 16, 1956 at Itomi AFB, Japan with the 24th Helicopter Squadron under Major Francis Carney.
April 25, 1957 transferred to Det. 3.
November 21, 1957 at Eniwetok with Det. 4 at Eniwetok for Operation Hardtack, Atomic & Hydrogen Bomb test.
July 9, 1958 at Keesler AFB, MS. in a small rescue unit.
Some of the personnel there I have kept in contact with over the years, Sgt. Allen H Dyer, Sgt. Benny D Negrette, Sgt. David M Evers, A1C Franklin Bothwick, A/1C Elmer Anwieler, Sgt. Richard Tomlinson, A2C Ron Green, also our safety man Sgt. Blaylock. I have kept in contact with most of them except I haven’t heard from Dick Tomlinson since the hurricane went through Biloxi MS., We were all assigned to 3380th Field Maintenance.
October 1961 at Stead AFB, NV. where we all got shipped and assigned with the 3635th Flight Training.
January 10, 1963 at Saigon, RVN with the 3751st Field Training. (o/l FTD 917th).
September 1963 returned to Stead AFB, NV.
20th February 1964 discharged.
Worked on H-21B’s in Japan, H-19 & H-21B’s at Eniwetok, H-21A’s & B’s at Keesler. Worked on H-21B’s & Kaman H-43’s at Stead AFB, NV. and the tire Shop. Worked on H-19B’s in Viet Nam.
I retired after 35 years at GM.
I belong to the National Association of Atomic Veterans (NAAV).