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From: James R. Michaels
City: Bedford, Texas Country: USA
"I was assigned to Big Spring Air Base in late 1945, after graduation as a pilot from Enid AFB, Ok. My job was supervising packing and shipping base records to St.Louis, Mo. for storage. Remember climbing large hill adjacent to the base, nothing up there but a water tank. Flew bombardier trainers for flight time. Home by March 46, and stayed in reserve. Retired as Major in 1982. "
"I am so pleased to have found this site! Course, I feel bad because I didn't notice it sooner! My father was a member of the Class of 70-03, Capt. Steven L. Bennett. He left Big Spring upon graduation and flew B-52's out of Thailand in 1970. He was then moved to Hurlburt AFB for OV-10 training and was sent to Vietnam in April 1972 to fly OV-10's out of DaNang. He was in the 20th TASS at that time. He was unfortunately killed on June 29, 1972 and posthumously received the Medal of Honor. My mother has made memories of Big Spring and her time with my dad while they were there! Years ago I was able to meet many members of his pilot training class in a reunion we held at Wright Patt in Ohio. That was a highlight of my life, it was so nice to meet so many of his classmates! They were all so accommodating and friendly, it was nice to know so many of them remembered by dad. Just the same, it is so nice to know organizations such as this continue to keep the memories alive for so many deserving men and women. God Bless and I hope to make it to the museum very soon!"
"My uncle, Larry Denning Rucker was at Webb AFB in the 3561st Student Squadron Graduating 5 June 1964. He was later killed off the coast of Nantucket in a EC-121 Tail No. 55-5262 on 11 Nov 1966. I am searching for any photos, details, people or other data that can help me in my quest to learn about my uncle. Any help would be much appriciated and very much enjoyed
"Love to have been there. I was an exchange student from Nicaragua in 1965-66. Class 67B. Now an american and living in the USA. If any members of the "big green" read this please email me, I look foward to hear from any of you."
City: 7258 Avocado Blvd West Palm Beach, FL Country: USA
"Wow, what great memories of my first duty station. I was in the weather group (1976-77). Like many, I went out the gate when they closed the place kicking and screaming, as I just loved it there. Looking for Carol Amick, Tim Middleton, and any others who were working with me during those great albeit short years. Brad Hess firstname.lastname@example.org "
""I am looking for information regarding a man who would have been stationed at Webb at least in 1967 named Lee Suttoon (not sure on the spelling of his last name). Supposedly he was from Syracuse, New York. Any information is GREATLY appreciated."
This is in regards to Betty (Hart) Van Allen who worked a local drive-in hangout. Any info or pictures if you know her would be awesome. Thank-you Judy
"I am grateful for the opportunities that I have to read the comments of former airmen and Officers who served at Webb AFB. I served at Webb between October 1952 after completing my General Jet aircraft Technical School at Amarillo AFB, and stayed until I re-enlisted for six more years, in May 1955. I served both as a T-33 Crew Chief and also as a Periodic Inspection team member in the Old hangar. I had many wonderful friends at the Base and also in town. I have been back for the3 most recent Air Base Reunion this past October.2009. I was so disappointed due to the downtown area being so changed and being redeveloped. Also the base has been changed so much. I guess it is what is called progress. I am sorry, but i like it the way it used to be. John"
City: North Ogden, Utah Country: United States of America
"I was Stationed at Webb AFB (Big spring AFB) from April 1952 to Oct 1958. When I arrived the main gate was a tip tank box with a sign-in book. I have a lot good and bad memories. I was a crew chief on T-28's and flew on B-25's and C47's ( Base Flight). I was in food service at first (KP), Transit Alert, and Field Maint (scheduling). Had a lot of good friends and in my 20 years of service, I had the pleasure of serving with some of them again at other duty stations. Would be nice to hear from some old buddies."
"I was a member of the 3560th ACFT Maintenance Sqd. 1960-64 Peirodic Maintenance, at Hanger T75 I have many fond memories and experiences of Webb AFB and the People from the Big Spring Community. Alice Bedwell, Judy Carlson, Jr. Landers, and My fellow Airmen like Jim Hunziker, Dave Henry, Gil Royer, Bob Organ,William Ingram, Daniel Aleman, And Feather menchant painter Diez, Plus Many others that i can't recall at this moment. This is a Great And Honorable Website. I have much appreciation for those involved. "
"From Mostly Malarkey's "Poetry 4 Dummies"
Another walk around - the 2,000th one
Strap into the hot-seat - the check list is done
Fire up the engines - get ready to roll
Pull out the chocks - once again on the go
Out to the runway - cross over 35 right
Vance Four One Niner - ready for flight
Forward the engines - to maximum power
Another work day begins - accelerate passing the tower
Pull up the nose - wait for the lift
Fly off the concrete - a wing's magical gift
Aloft once again - up come the gears
Just another job - after a couple of years
Robert J. Petersen (Webb Class 66F) aka Mostly Malarkey