Welcome back to the EC-47 History Site !

Thanks for responding to our email. As we explained, J.C. Wheeler had to give up the original site a while back, although he's still very much alive and well.

What we have now is really a new website, but we're focusing on the same objectives as always: Preserving the history of the EC-47 and the legacy of the men who flew and supported that fine old bird during the war in Southeast Asia. Click on "Home" at the top of the screen or any of the black bars on the left to check out the new content. 

For example, we've obtained many of the now declassified unit histories of both the front end (TEWS) and back end (6994th Security Squadron) units, so after 50 years you can feel free to tell the grandkids what we did over there!

"Official" histories are nice, but we're still looking for material from the guys who were there. We've preserved as much of the original site as possible, but unfortunately some of the content has been lost. While we're all hunkered down waiting out COVID 19, dig out those old photos, jog the ol' memory banks, and share some memories from your tour. If you want to stroll down memory lane first, click here to visit the original site.

If you'd like to leave a shout out to former squadron mates, just click on the Guestbook tab and go for it. If you'd rather limit your response or have questions, use the form below. This page can only be seen by those who responded to the email.

Thanks again, and please do let us hear more from you!

 

Tom and Joe

CMSgt (Ret) Tom Nurre, NKP 1970-71
Joe Martin, TSN 1970-71
 

Comments (31)

  • David M. Brooks Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 05:28 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Thanks for hanging there
  • Carl E Croy Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:28 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Keep me on your list.
  • William H Black Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:36 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Thanks
  • Ed Christie Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 10:39 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Thanks for the update. I've missed the place.
  • Brian D. Cornett Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 12:15 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I've been getting some information sporadically but would be happy to hear from the site on a regular basis. Please add me to the regular mailing list. Thanks.
  • John Baggaley Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 03:08 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I sure did miss the old site. Please add me to your regular mailing list. Thanks
  • Phil Duval Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 03:35 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I like what you done. Please keep me on the mailing list so I can stay informed. I was fortunate to be a member of all 3 squadrons as a front-end Aircraft Commander. Thanks again Guys!!!
  • Alan Dale Edmonds Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 04:16 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Was in Vietnam at Tan San Nhut AB 1971-1972 (360th TEWS).  Lost everything when Pinatubo erupted in 1991 (I aw at Clark AB in the Philippines when Pinatubo erupted), so cannot provide any pictures or other data.  Retired the same year and now live in the Philippines with my wife and grandson.
  • Terry Kaiser Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 05:55 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Nice that some one is keeping up the site.  Appreciate the good work. 361st TEWS, Phu Cat. 70-71
  • Alan (Al) Forbes Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:04 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Yep, you came through 5 by. Keep me connected.
    Thanks, Al
  • Howard "Goodie" Goodwin Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:18 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Please keep me on the loop. Glad you are back. Enjoyed my time in the 6994th.
  • Dan Dowd Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:43 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Thanks for the contact. Like hearing the latest and keeping up.
  • James Henry Ehlers Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 06:47 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Navigator at Pleiku and Danang 70 - 71
  • Guy Plumley Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 06:42 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Been checking out occasionally good to know it is still going.
  • bobby springer Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 07:13 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Pleiku 66-67
  • Jimmy Terrell TSN 67-68 Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 08:48 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Also a member of original Q bird development with đŸ˜„Sanders assoc in new hampture
  • Ken Hollar Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 09:11 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    My good friend Scott Nichols, forwarded this to me.  It appears my old e-mail address is still on your records.  My new address is hollark@ymail.com.  It is so good to hear from my cohorts from ec-47.  Please keep me informed and let me know if you got this e-mail update request.  Regards.  68-69, 6994th in Saigon.
  • Neil Solomon Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 10:57 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I was a member of the activation team that came TDY from the 6922nd Wing at Clark AB to TSN on 04/14/1966, under the command of (then MAJ) Bill Ballard. We worked with the ASA 509th RRU for the 59 days, then returned to Clark. I put a request in to go PCS to the 94th after Clark, but had already been assigned to go to the 6924th Sqdn at Da Nang.
  • Lynn Nelson Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 03:36 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Pilot 362 TEWS Danang 71-72  (former subscriber)
  • Harry Pittman Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 03:39 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    361st TEWS. Feb69-69
    Copilot/AC qualified
  • John Fuertinger Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 03:41 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Pleiku and Danang 1969-1970 Aircraft maintenance. Worked in the phase dock.
  • William (Bill) Truitt Sun, 29 Mar 2020 at 06:40 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    360th TEWS, Sep 69-70
  • Scott Nichols Mon, 30 Mar 2020 at 06:34 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Thanks for resurrecting J.C Wheeler's web site.  Looks great!! :)
    TSN 68-69
  • Robert (Bob) Patzelt, Msgt Ret. Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 06:09 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    360th TEWS, Feb 70-71 TSN
    Thanks, keep me on the list
  • Harold Snyder Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 06:17 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Used to check in frequently, was Back Ender at Phu Cat from 69-70.  glad the site is being revived.
    Good job!
  • Marsby Warters Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 07:27 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Glad to see you're still at it.  Back ender Nha Trang/NKP/Phu Cat - 69-70
    Please change my contact information to  e-mail address used to send this.
  • Capt Don Johnson Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 07:32 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Station  at Phucat in 361 Tews and NKP 1970
    A/C commander
    Instructor pilot at England AFB 1971 for EC-47
  • Alan Williamson 1969-1970 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 08:16 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Used to be on J.C.'s mailing list and spoke to him about the time he turned it over. I think he said he had given it up because of a health problem.  Before discharge, I was one of the crew who went down to Danang to get ready for the move from Pleiku.
  • Douglas Mitchell Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 09:59 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I was at 360 TEWS Saigon for a year then I went to the OV-10 as a Rustic FAC out of Ubon then I went to Laos as a Raven FAC.  While I was flying Steel Tiger as a Raven I got a call from ABCCC saying that they had just received a call from an EC47 and they gave me the coordinates.  Most FACs didn’t respond to EC 47 tips because they never saw anything but since I flew the mission I knew what to look for.  As usual it was just trees but I called for air,  got a flight of Sandies that needed to dispose of their CBUs. I put them in on a triangle of tees.  None of us saw anything but when I got back to Savannakhet intel informed me that we had hit an Newly arrived NVA division and they had 80% casualties and were no longer combat ready!  All because I flew the EC-47, recognized the call sign and trusted the report.  Thought you guys might like to know.
    Legman, Rustic, Raven - Doug Mitchell
  • Ed Johnson Wed, 01 Apr 2020 at 06:16 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Flight Mech/Engineer Nha Trang and Phu Cat 69-70.  Living in St. Mary's County Maryland.  Anyone living in the area, or those passing thru, please look me up, 301-904-2699.  We'll sip a few brews over a crab cake dinner.
  • Tom dooley Wed, 01 Apr 2020 at 12:49 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Co-pilot Nkp, Ubon, 72-73: retired Colonel 1998. Lost all my pictures of my RV days, if anyone has any of nkp or ubon let me know

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