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.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
LIFE MEMBER AM LEGION-40/8-DAV
7 MIL SPEC MAINTAINED MV'S
COL. BRUNO BROOKS (ARMY MOTORS) IS MY HERO

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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 6this post War Dow Field history is that the Air guard CO 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 witout their new P-51.
The connections to famous WWII personnel at Dow is endless.
More to come.
2011 MVPA PIONEER AWARD - MVPA #1064
HONOR GRAD-WHEELED VEHICLE MECHANIC SCHOOL 1960 - US ARMY ORDNANCE SCHOOL(MACHINIST) ABERDEEN PG 1962 - O-1 BIRD DOG CREWCHIEF - 300,000+TROUBLE FREE M-38A1 MILES
LIFE MEMBER AM LEGION-40/8-DAV
7 MIL SPEC MAINTAINED MV'S
COL. BRUNO BROOKS (ARMY MOTORS) IS MY HERO

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