Add your comment or question. I can reply if you leave an email address. (Spammers, note that spam is removed immediately.)

Comments

Bob Kessler writes...
I was at LTN 70-71 working on OV1 Mohawks 73 SAC 130's were a site to see. STIKHOG@GMAIL.COM
Posted on May 30, 2014 - 20:02:16
Bob Herbst writes...
Air traffic controller, control tower and GCA, at Pleiku AFB during 1967. I left right before Tet. I remember being told that Pleiku was the busiest single runway airport in the world at that time. I don't know if that's true, but it sure felt like it.
Posted on May 10, 2014 - 20:29:17
Dyoil Richards writes...
Enjoyed your site, look forward to reading more of it. I was stationed just outside of CCK, at Lo Shan, chinese radar site. CCK was our support base. Great times and great people.
Posted on August 17, 2013 - 13:21:31
Lucky Lundy writes...
Thanks for all the stuff you've posted. Brought back a lot of memories. It was great working with professionals /Artists of inovation and guts.
It was wonderful to be young and bullet proof.
Posted on May 26, 2013 - 09:25:23
Joe Hutfles writes...
776th at CCK, Sept 71 to Jan 73. Saw an A-7 get shot down in Cambodia in 1972. Two years ago while drinking with my FedEx crashpad buddy I was talking about this event..turns out.he was the guy I saw shot down. Small world
Posted on May 7, 2013 - 21:41:44
Alan Baker writes...
Hi Billy,
I'd love to hear your story. Please send it to the address at http://vietnamairlift.com/contact.html and I'll post it with no names. Alan
Posted on October 7, 2012 - 16:58:47
Billy R. Lang (Sgt.) writes...
I was a loadmaster in the 345th at CCK.March 70 until Sept 71...Wow, I flew every mission you described....Even the Cambodia...I'v got quiet a story about our crew scheduler and things I know people did to get more trips to Thailand and fewer SGN trips..
I will not put the names on the internet...
Posted on October 7, 2012 - 08:54:50
Gary Machovina writes...
I was in the 773 TAS flying C-130B's in 1970-71 and flew in Lam Son 719. Had a follow on rote to CCK in 1972. Commanded the 21 TAS 1986-88
Posted on September 27, 2012 - 15:59:02
richard bissonnette writes...
e-mail hodag59@msn.com any former fliers ,drop a line
Posted on September 2, 2012 - 18:34:15
richard bissonnette writes...
was at cck 72-73 with the 21st tas. went to hanoi 18 feb 1973 for pow release, anyone who was there and has any memories of it, wpold like to hear from you, trying to get film footage of the release in hanoi..
Posted on September 2, 2012 - 18:26:43
Mary sturino writes...
Visited your web site before. Just so many memories of my husband's tour at CCK in 69-70 and return May-Sept '72 with 314/61TAS from LRAFB.
Posted on August 14, 2012 - 20:09:50
Marty De Venuta writes...
I liked your Google map of the airfields you landed at in Vietnam. It gave me a better picture of the potential places I may visit on my trip in November.

I was TDY twice to TSN in 1967-68 with OLAB, 315th Air Division which later became Det. 1, 834th Air Divison.
Posted on June 23, 2012 - 16:26:37
Sam Pilato writes...
Stationed at Korat, 44th Engineer Group Thailand. Great site and enjoyed viewing all of the information you have put together for us. Thanks to all veterans and there family. Today we send out a strong notice to the civilians of this country, Freedom is not Free. Thanks to those that have given there livies.
Posted on May 28, 2012 - 09:46:14
Pete Cooley writes...
Stationed with 1972 Comm Sq at Da Nang from February 1971 - February 1972. Worked at the Aerial Port Comm Center from February - November and Base Comm from November until departure. Kind of hard working at the Aerial Port seeing all those freedom birds coming and going until I actually got to leave on one. I can be reached at pjcooley@nc.rr.com.
Posted on April 21, 2012 - 10:57:37
Ted Winkelman writes...
I was with the 15th Aerial port squadron at Khe Sanh in 1968. I was one of the last of the air force ground crew to leave the base before is was offically closed in July 1968. Some of the other guys that was with me was Ron Parsons, Bob Byers, Richrad Simmons,Bob Bryant, That hill top is and will always be apart of my life. Grew up real fast on that hill. I still have dreams of the amout of body bags I helped load so my brothers can go home. I was at Khe Sanh when the ammo dump blew up. What a noise that made. Then when the Marine C-130 got hit, God It is amazing I made it off that hill top. I am looking for some of the guys that was with the 8 th Aerial port squafron who reopened the Khe Sanh. I am interested in swapping stories. contact me at twinkel209@aol.com
Posted on March 19, 2012 - 19:43:31
JERREL DAVIS writes...
Stationed at CCK , Taiwan 72-73 C-130 Crew Chief 374 OMS Acft. 63-7819.
Great site!!!!!
Posted on January 16, 2012 - 11:42:46
Jim Dwyer writes...
Currently in Taichung Taiwan (16 JAN 2012). Was stationed at CCK late 71 until we move to Clark AB in NOV 73. With the 21st TAS. Enjoyed your site and will be back for more visits. Happy Chinese New Year 23 JAN -- Year Of The Dragon!
Posted on January 16, 2012 - 08:03:36
Larry Mayes writes...
I was an Aerial Port Duty Officer with the 8th Aerial Port Squadron at Tan Son Nhut from Nov 69- Oct 70. This web site has been great reading and brought back a lot of memories, both good and bad. Thanks for this superb effort Alan.
Posted on December 7, 2011 - 11:57:01
Ron Paliughi writes...
I was an Army MP Plt ldr A/504 MP BN whose 53 men and 11 jeeps were being shuttled up to Phu Bai frm Nha Trang to guard the Tactical opns center- Gen. Abrams- in three flights a week after TET 68. Phu Bai was being mortared so we diverted to Dong Ha at 0200.The LTC flying was determined soul-three GCA' attemptts down through the stratus deck, he gets in on the third try.The lots of stripes loadmaster was pissed the pilot kept trying and vented some of his anxiety on us-"I want to see nothing but assholes and elbows Lt. When we land".We hit hard, taxi fast, the ramp goes down and he starts screaming "get, get out". We drive the jeeps off, its dark, there is no one around, the Herk diappears down the PSP does a 180 and is in to the overcast in seconds.We hear low flying jets and I think how can jets be flying below this OVC at nite.Its not jets its 152mm artillery being fired at the airfield from across the DMZ by the NVA.12 rounds mostly down the strip but one close enough to ping sharpnel off the stacked aluminum pallets we take over behind.I'll never forget that night or that aircraft commander-what a gutsy professional. whoever you were you were brave-some of the toughest flying conditions I have ever seen(I later became an Army pilot).You C-130 and C-123 pilots were tough heroes who earned my respect- I salute you years later!
Posted on December 4, 2011 - 10:50:56
jim wade writes...
here is a web site that is about the 8th aps mobility section..please check it out thanks,,, www.8thmob.org jim
Posted on November 29, 2011 - 08:35:40

Only the most recent comments are showing. You need JavaScript to view them all.