"I was not associated with Webb, however as a child in Big Spring, I always enjoyed the grandeur of jets flying above the city. Many days I recall wishing I could be in one of those fabulous machines and how I admired those who were. It was the heroic folks like the representatives of Webb Air Base that have allowed me and so many others the freedom that we posses today. Thanks to you all for your service and valor and thanks to the people of Hangar 25 that have dedicated so much time to preserve a monument of our historical past. "
From: Andy Duncan
City: Hot Springs AR Country: USA
"I was stationed at Webb AFB early 1954 to March of 1957. While there our first child was born at the base hospital in April '55. I was a flight line mechanic on T33's, then was night assistant flight chief the latter part of my time there. We are planning a trip there this July. Looking forward to seeing the Hangar 25 Air Museum. We have really enjoyed looking at the web sight. Brings back a lot of good memories."
"Saw a reference to this from the B-29 list. I spent my early AF years at Amarillo in 1959. Still would like to come and see the Hanger 25 tho. Amarillo has really changed. God bless all of you who served. God Bless the USA!"
"I was stationed here from September 1961 until August 13, 1965. I was a vehicle Operator in the motor pool. I really enjoed this site. I have been looking for some of my friends from this base, with no luck. Can you help??"
"Graduated from class 71-02. Capt Marshall was my patient IP. Would like to find Singleton & Stevens, fellow students w/ B-52 assignments. Remember classmate Ryan, shot down and killed in Nam on final in O-2. Had couple of Marines in class, along with Iranians. "Peckerwood" was aux airfield. Still believe the T-38 to be the ultimate "pilot's plane". Marshall and I went faster, lower, and higher than anyone else in the class...guaranteed. Great memories."
"My dad James Lewis Tyree graduated from AAF Bombardier School at Big Spring, Class 43-06. He went on to have a career in the Air Force. I have a panorama photo of the class. I am looking for a copy of the Yearbook. I saw one recently (April 2006) when I toured the museum. I was impressed with the job you have done there. I hope to visit again on my next trip to Texas."
"I was a member of the Crimson Crabs (69-C) and spent 67-68 in Big Spring. Later flew C-141's and EC-47's. Many of us consider that year of UPT as the best year of our lives. It was a special place and a great experience. Along with many of my classmates, I have also reconnected with Cal Lowry, our former PT instructor, and one of the most inspiring persons that I have ever met. I hope to get back to see Hanger 25 someday. "
"I was a member of UPT Class 65-D. The year spent at Webb AFB was a most remarkable experience, one I shall always cherish. We are obviously older now, but our spirit and our patriotism will never diminish. God bless us all. God bless the USAF. God bless America."
"my father was stationed there in the early 60s and again in the early 70s .we lived on barksdale and dow drive on post those were some of my fondest memories.i wish we could have stayed mark harveston"
I signed the Guestbook with an entry on 12/16/05, but did not think to post any pictures until just recently.
These are the only two remaining photos I have of my time at Webb AFB. The picture of the car is the 1960
Plymouth I bought from a cook in the mess hall for the grand sum of $200.00 and the picture was taken on
the road located in front of the barracks I lived in during my tour of duty. The other is the front of the building
I worked in which housed among other things the Accounting & Finance Office where I served as a
Disbursement Accounting Specialist. Three of my fellow colleagues were Major Valentino Castellena, 1st
Lt. Ron Mattick and Staff Sergeant Joe Metcalf. I hope these pictures serve as a pleasant reminder of a
simpler and happy time to others as they have to me."
"I was transferred from Nellis AFB in FEb.1951 before any aircraft arrived. I worked in perodic Maintenance either as a dock chief on the T33's or in charge of the engine inspection shop as I had dual AFSC's. I was at Webb until May of 1955 when I was transferred to Sidi Slimane French Morroco. I lived in a trailer park not far from the front gate. Also had a daughter born at the base hospital. It was dry and dusty in those years. People don't believe me when I tell them I saw places where fence post holes hat blown away leaving the post hanging in the air on the wire from other posts."
"Was stationed at Webb AFB from Oct-66 thur Mar 70. Assigned to India Row and crewed 61-869 the entire time. Married Vicki Jennings from Cohoma and lived in Big Spring until 1990 working as a truck and heavy equipment mechanic. Have many friends in the area and visit on a regular basis. If anyone sees this and would like to respond feel free to do so. Big Spring has changed alot over the years but still feels like home!!! You people are doing a great job at the museum. Keep the birds in the air. Curtis "NICK" Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org"
"hi my names is james woodrow hite.my father george l. hite was stationed at that airforcebase in the early seventies.but i do not know to much about it.my two sisters were born at the base hospital.i would like more info on my father while he was there if at all possible thank you ."
"Began my AF career at Webb, serving there from 1961-64, as a medic at the Base Hospital. Remember the night, or very early AM, I arrived. At tech school I had read that the next biggest town to Big Spring was MIdland, 40 miles distant. I got off the bus, and, while waiting for the base taxi to pick me up, walked to the nearest intersection. Looked out and saw lights to what I believed to be a large city. I knew Texas was flat, but, I wasn't expecting to see the lights of Midland so clearly. When the driver arrived, I learned that was not Midland, but, Cosden Petroleum. Also remember my first love - a nurse at the hospital. We got engaged and went to our respective homes to meet parents. When we got back, I found orders for Turkey, and she had orders to Japan. Have not seen each other since. Our CN definitely got even! Big Spring has always had a spot in my thoughts. Lots of good times experienced there. Have been back a few times, but, have never found Hangar 25 open. "
"My father (Jack Zygner) was a flight instructor stationed at Webb in the mid-sixties. I was born at the base hospital in June of 1965. I later went back to live in Big Spring as an adult and teach school for a couple of years. I will always cherish my memories of Big Spring. I would love to hear from anyone who was stationed at Webb with my Dad."