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"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. "
"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."
"My uncle, Jim Escalle, was at Big Spring in 1952. He graduated in September of that year with Class 52-F. Soon after he arrived, the name of the base was changed from Big Spring AFB to Webb AFB. His class was also the first at Webb to complete both phases of their training there. Instead of going to separate bases for T-28s and T-33s, his class flew both planes at Webb. Also, many buildings were still new then, a few only having tar paper outside walls. Big Spring and the entire West Texas area was going through a dry spell at the time, so those in charge of the base wouldn't let any of the student pilots (or anyone else) use the new swamp coolers that were installed recently. Nor could they wash their cars. Nevertheless, he enjoyed every minute he was there. The flying, according to him, was great, and the instructors were the best in the Air Force. He loved the people and local community. If he had made it home from Korea, I'm sure he would want to see his old training base again. You've done a fantastic job at keeping those memories alive. Thanks!"
"Returning from the Far East in april 1958, I was assinged to Webb as a T-33 IP assinged to Capt. Don (Sparky) Marks flight. This was to be a three year tour and six years later I left. While at Webb I was fortunate to fly not only the T-33, but the T-37 and T-38. My wife, Sharon and I enjoyed out tour there, met many long time friends, both civilian and military that we still stay in contact with. I had three children born in the base hospital while there.
I read some other comments on the Guest Book, Doug Wingate and Bob Chandler. Although I haven't yet attended a Webb reunion, I will.
Thanks to all for the wonderful Web Site, Sincerely, George (Webfoot) Bracke"
"Nice site - I will pass along to my father attended/graduated from flying training @ Webb. (Class 52-?)"
From: Nelson Sturdivant
City: Honolulu (Hickam AFB) Country: USA
" I was stationed at Webb In 1967-68 and enjoyed every day Iwas there .I had a car and was able to travel and see much of Texas. I was a jet engine flight line mechanic and now work as an A+P mechanic.I was last there in 1969 and hope to visit when I retire.I'm attempting to locate an old buddy Fred Hoelzel if any one has any info about him."
"Webb was a major thing in my family; my first assignment, where I met (Officers Club) and married (base chapel) my wife Myrna (Denton) and had our first son (base hospital.). I was an IP in the 3561st squadron Aug 1960- April 1965 in the T-bird, T-37 and one of the first into the T-38. I had the good fortune to be in Jim McClures (Martini) flight, he taught me how to fly cross country's to Nellis and RTB with no sleep. I watched Harv Kimsey set a world record for waste basket kicking on a Friday night in the O Club.. I apologize to those students who had me as an second lieutenant IP fresh out of BIS, but all I knew was the ATC way... I went on to a very rewarding career flying F-100 &, F-4's and had only one non-flying assignment, my last one in the Pentagon, where miraculously the USAF made me a Colonel. I was very fortunate to get a great job in industry developing and producing missiles; I was in charge of Ford/Loral's Sidewinder business. Currently I am living the good life still working in Sonoma County, CA, (think wine country). I will be full time on the golf course in Palm Springs within the year. Would enjoy hearing from any old Webbites. . "
"i was born at webb afb in 1960. my father was a mp at the time . we were stationed here again in 1975 and daddy retired a year later as a medic. i had always wondered what happened to the base once it closed down. now i know.sure wish we were still there . good work on keeping the place an interesting installation.see ya, jolinda