Stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else . . .

The purpose of this little niche is to provide a venue for articles, graphics, or other material that doesn't really fall into any of the other subject categories on the menu to the left. It'll also serve as a sort of "help wanted" page.  Our first entry, Why was "Bravo Maintenance" called that? prompted some interesting comments. (We think we found the answer, and made a whole new article.)  Other questions and responses are linked below.

Some clippings from Stars & Stripes, 1972
Dick Graham digs into his Vietnam archives

"Me 'n My Crew" by J.C. Wheeler
J.C. remembers one of the first Phyllis Ann crews

EC-47 Vets as authors — Yep, there are some
Click here to check 'em out.

Those "Short-timer" ribbons . . .
Click here for the scoop on this once well-known tradition.

The Rolly David Grounds Collection
C-47 training documents and other items from the estate of a 361st pilot.

That "Antique Airlines" emblem
Click here for the story on this iconic image.

"Area denial munitions" in pre-mission briefings?
We check out our question from newsletter #003.

Could a survival radio "beeper" be fixed by an EC-47?
Click here to see what we think.

That second sharkmouth "Goonfighter" identified
Color pix by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Dick Graham.

Some 1967 Nha Trang nostalgia from Charlie Phippin
   Click here to check out the graphics.

Massive Model of an Electric Goon, via Norm Taylor
   Some fine craftmanship!

Ken Flood remembers EC-47 "Old Mr. Ross"
Pix of the aircraft and a Psy War leaflet

The 361st TEWS "Mach Turtles" Plaque
   The rest of the story . . . . 

Another '68 Milestone — 362nd TEWS logs 30,000 Accident-free Flying Hours.
    Check out the group photo.

"Willard Music" . . . What and where was this special ground station? 
   FOIA got us nowhere. Can you

A 1968 Milestone — 50,000 Accident-free Flying Hours by the 360th TEWS
   Click HERE to view three nice photos of the event, courtesy of Ms. Barbara McKisson.

Combat Liquor Rations

A while back, Tom put up an excerpt from the 360th Reconnaissance Squadron history for January-March, 1967. The subject was the distribution of combat liquor rations at post-mission debriefs. This topic generated some very interesting responses from both front and back-enders. Click on the brandy bottle to view them all.


Cougar's Cavern II

The 94th Intelligence Squadron at Ft. Meade, the unofficial active duty successors to the 6994th, has preserved memorabilia and artifacts from "back in the day" in the "new" Cougar's Cavern. Click here to take a look.