A LITTLE CCKW FUN

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A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:31 pm

Some CCKW bang for your buck. :wink:
My WWII friend and mentor, Bill Knight, hauled bombs in CCKW's in the MTO and told of unloading them by backing up and stopping quick.
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Re: A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:48 pm

Anyone else have a 100# Bomb by Bombs Away LLC?
They can be ordered with a custom wood base with a brass plaque engraved to suit. It looked good on my fireplace mantle but my wife didn't think so. :wink: Am going to have a new plaque engraved in memory of Andy, one of our mechanics. Andy was assigned to the 14th Fighter Group during the 46-49 period and was sent to ground school at MUROC on the new P-84B Thunderjet the 14th was due to receive. While Andy was at MUROC he witnessed X-1 flights by Chuck Yeager in late 1947. Andy was also an F-80C Crew Chief for 3 years in Korea with the 8th Fighter Bomber Group, 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron (Head Hunters) and spoke fondly of the F-80.
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Re: A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:54 pm

What else is coincidental about this post War Dow Field history is that the Air guard CO, B/Gen Phillip E. Tukey was a former Squadron CO. of 56th Fighter Group Zemkes Wolfpack and a wartime CO of the 356th Fighter Group, Col. Harrison Thyng was Air force Adviser to the Maine Air Guard, and one of the Base Commanders during this time was Glen Eagleston, a famous WWII Ace.
The newly formed Air Force Reserve Squdron at Dow had just been delivered a P-51D and Col Eagleston wanted to take it for a flight, he wiped out the tailwheel along with other damage leaving the Air Force Reserve Squadron without their new P-51.
The connections to famous WWII personnel at Dow is endless.
More to come.
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Re: A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:49 pm

Anyone else have bombs by "BOMBS AWAY LLC"?
I am partial to 28th Division, My Uncle Joe was a RANGER assigned to the 28th. He went into action at Utah Beach just after D-Day and was captured while leading a patrol during the Battle of the Bulge on December 20,1944.
Only got abour 20 miles on the Jimmy this past year, too busy recovering from a big handful of major surgeries over the past year.
She's raring to go tho with a full tank of Ethanol Free Gasoline. The Jimmy (and my Jeeps) notice the difference.
My SWB is ex Danish Army, it got trucked to the port at Rotterdam and was shipped 35 years ago this date and landed in Newark 10 days later via the SS Polaski as roll on freight. It got loose during the voyage and bent the front bumper. Supreme Surplus at Metuchen NJ picked it out for me in Denmark.
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Re: A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:28 pm

CCKW's are fun. Dr. DEUCE thinks so too! Right Steve??? Show us your latrst one.

28th Div bumper stencils courtesy of RICK LARSEN.
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Re: A LITTLE CCKW FUN

Post by 70th Division » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:44 pm

Hello Ben,

Great post, and it is great you have the history of your truck, being from Denmark !
I rescued a WC 54 last year from a South Florida scrapping yard, just in time.
It also came back from Denmark, and has a little brass plate on the dash.
The plate has a crown on it, and their also is a dime sized tag on the radiator from a rebuild shop in Copenhagen.
I actually found the company and address listed online in a 1952 Danish phone book.

Do you have any pictures of your beautiful CCKW when you first got it many years ago ?

Best Regards,

Ray

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