Greetings from Texas

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  1. OldAardvarkCrewChief

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    Just stumbled onto this since I'm a warbird nut, I love what I've seen so far.
    The name's Mike, I'm ex-USAF 1976-1982. Was crew chief on F-111D, RF-4C, OV-10A, F-15A.
    Love reading up on mil acft old new, closed abandoned airbases, military history, etc..
    2 things right off: My late dad, during WWII, worked for Consolidated Ft. Worth building B-24's. If I recall correctly, he did electrical installations. He once told me that to get overtime, he'd come in on weekends assist ops checking gun turrets. Somewhere, I have a picture of him some co-workers sitting in a fuselage section eating lunch.
    Also, if anyone knows where I can get a copy of the poem "High Flight", couldya let me know?
     
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    Welcome to the forum Crew chief!
    Greeting from Czech Republic8)

    Btw, one guy from Waxahachie, TX, lost his live few miles away from my born town during WW2. 15th USAAF member...
     
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    Welcome CrewChief.
    I'm outside Houston, in Waller.
     
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    Just for you Mike:

    Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

    Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

    Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things

    You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung

    High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung

    My eager craft through footless halls of air.

    Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue

    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace

    Where never lark, or even eagle flew.

    And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod

    The high untrespassed sanctity of space

    Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

    by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.


    Enjoy the forum.....

    Charles
     
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    Welcome Mike. Where's you work on the 111Ds? I was at Lakenheath with the 111Fs 1985-1988.
     
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    Welcome from a fellow Texan.

    If this keeps up, we will have as many Texan's here as we do Diggers!! :)
     
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    Welcome to a little heaven. Love to see more WWII aircraft enthusiest.
     
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    Where the h*ll are the Swedes....!? Oh...right...sorry! Welcome to the family ye old sausage...enjoy the ride, the cheep tricks and the dirty jokes!
     
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    Hello Mike, and welcome from England.
     
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    Greetings from the Great White North! 8)
     
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    G'day Mike. Welcome from down under. Here's a welcome snap for ya :cool:
     

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    G'day Mike from another of the Aussie contingent, welcome mate!:D
     
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    Hello and welcome to the site Mike.Greetings from Poland.:D
     
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    hello and welcome from england
     
  18. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
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  20. OldAardvarkCrewChief

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    Hey EvanGlider,Sorry for delayed response. I was at Cannon AFB, Clovis, NM. 2 tours; 1977-80, then home-basing follow-on tour 1981-82 after returning from Osan AB ROK.
     
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