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"I was in Class 52G in the summer of '52. My instructor was R L Flynn. I have nothing but fond memories of Webb AFB. It some of the formative years of my life. On to Korea after Webb where I was with 49th FB WG. Then to Gt Falls, Montana.WebbAFB was very instrumental in my life. I have not been back since then, but plan to soon."
"Was a civil service employee at Webb during the '60s and 70's. Worked in 2050th Comm Sq and Transportation Division. I still remember just the greatest group of people in the world to work with. Names that come to mind in communications sq. were Sgts Moede; Workman; Davis, Cloud, Plummer. Maj Devlin; Capt Holder. And the FAA Air Traffic Rep, Richard Bortner. And across the hall from my desk in Flight Facilities was Colonel Vaugh Martin, Flying Safety Officer. Folks in Transportation - Capt Boyanton, Sgt Sweigart. I was still there when Webb closed, working in Data Automation (Capt Damron). My memories of Webb have continued to be some of the happiest that I have. Big Spring has not been quite the same since Webb's closure. If anyone out there knows the whereabouts of any of these folks, I would sure like to hear. "
"Very interesting as I went through Bomardier school in Big Springs and graduated as a 2nd. Lt. Jan. 1944. We were shot down on a mission to bomb a ball bearing facility in Budapest. I was a POW for 9 months. My wife stayed with a Mr and Mrs Stiff. As I remember Mr. Stiff was connected with the power co, their son was connected with the radio station. Very fond memories of Big Springs. "
"Hi; I have been reading your guestbook. I was stationed at Webb from 19 November 1952----7 December
1955. I was assigned to Post Dock most of that time. I would be interested in locating 2 of the men
I worked with. They are A1/c Donald Schutt and S/sgt John Bender. Don was from Missouri and John
was from Louisiana. We are looking forward to attending the 2008 REUNION!!!!!!
Edward A (Ted) (JONESY) Jones"
"I was in class 74-04. It was quite an experience for a young man from the New York metropolitan area. Went on the fly C-130's at Clark. I hope to visit the museum one of these days. Great memories and challenging experiences."
"I was stationed at Webb from Jan. 62 to Dec. 63 as a cook in the officers dining hall. I have a ton of wonderful memories of Big Spring and Webb. I kept up with my good friend from Webb, Wayne (Mac) McGahee for many years until he passed away I believe it was in 2001. The one person I often wonder what happened to is Lt. Tom Bridges I believe he graduated in a 1963 class."
"I just by chance stumbled over this page. I am a graduate of class 64-D back in 1963. Its great to have such a place for remembering the "Good old Times" may be I can get in contact with one or the other classmate of UPT. "
"My father, Larry Gaskin, went through UPT around 70-71. Class 72-02B. I was only 5 while there, but I remember quite a bit. It was there that I fell in love with the smell of JP-4! I remember watching sunset takeoffs, and remember blue afterburners on the T-38s. "
"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 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."
"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. "