Ruth, Chuck – AZ

Chuck Ruth

Joined Air Force is Sep. 1973.

Nov. 1973 to Feb. 1974  Basic Helicopter School, Sheppard AFB, Tx.  (Remember Mr. Mathe (Matay?) CH-3 Trainer 63-9677

Feb. 1974 to Apr. 1975  1550th ATTW Hill AFB, UT. HH-53B and C   66-14428, 66-14429, 66-14431, 66-14432, 66-14435, 69-5790, 69-5791, 70-1628, 70-1630, 70-1632, 73-1652, 73-1653

Apr. 1975 to May 1976  374th OMS Clark AFB, PI.  H-3’s   67-14706, 67-14722, 67-14724, 65-5695 (caught fire and burnt at Nichols Field near Manila) 65-12798, 65-12799

May 1976 to Sep. 1978  432nd OMS DMAFB, AZ.  MARS H-3’s 63-9687, 63-9690, 64-14223, 64-14226, 64-14228, 65-5690, 65-5696, 65-12788, 65-12790

Sep. 1978 to Jun. 1981  601st CRS Sembach AB, Germany CH-53C 68-10930, 68-10932, 70-1629 (can’t remember rest)

Jun. 1981 to Jan. 1983  Det. 11, 39th ARRW Myrtle Beach AFB S.C. H-3’s 67-14711, 69-5801, 65-12777, 65-12797

Jan. 83 to Mar. 84 (AF Reserves) 301st ARRS Homestead AFB, FL.  H-3’s  64-14230, 66-13286, 66-13291, 66-13296

Mar. 1984 – May 1987 (AF Reserves) 302nd SOS Luke AFB, AZ. H-3’s 63-9676, 65-5692, 66-13292, 67-14703, 67-14707, 67-14718.

May 1987 – Dec. 1989  71st SOS, DMAFB. AZ. (same aircraft, 65-5692 destroyed 12 Mar. 1989)

Dec. 1989 – mid 1992 305th ARRS Selfridge ANGB, MI. H-3’s 64-14228, 67-14720, 69-5804, 69-5808.

Closed unit down worked KC-135’s

Mar. 1994 – 2009 71st SOS (later 305th RQS, later 943rd MXS) DMAFB, AZ. HH-60G 90-26224 thru 90-26229  (228 crashed June 94, rebuilt at Corpus Christi Army Depot (took 7 years!) crew chief this aircraft)

Sep. 2009 Retired from the Air Force Reserves.

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

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