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A1C Joseph A. Colquitt 379th OMS (Aug 61 - Mar 65)
Tuscaloosa, AL
ib2003@bellsouth.net

6/17/2021 1:31:06 PM)
I stopped by your site while attempting to answer someone's question about the aircraft we had (B52H, KC135A) during my service at WAFB and while trying to find some of the people I was honored to serve with in the USAF. I was sent to WAFB from training (on B47s) at Amarillo AFB. Upon arrival I had to train on the B52H and KC135 aircraft. Shifted to KC135s only (in 1962, I believe). https://www.law.ua.edu/directory/People/view/Joseph_Colquitt


Civilian Kurt Oakley ()
Boca Raton, FL
koakley@live.com

4/14/2021 6:44:16 PM)
Grandson of Lt Col Paul Richard Okerbloom. Teaching my 10 year old son about his family history, which led us here to your webpage.


A1C John F. Kraus 2030 Comm Sq. (1979)
Bedford, IN

4/13/2021 10:35:18 AM)
Assigned to maintain the BISS security system around the Weapons Storage Area (WSA) and the Aircraft Alert Area (AAA). My first duty assignment in 1979 at the age of 18 years old.


Tsgt Malcolm (Mack) Webster 379 Transportation (Vehicle Maintenance) (74-78. 80-84)
Buckhannon, West Virginia
M_A_WEBSTER@HOTMAIL.COM

3/21/2021 12:05:41 PM)
just checking in . Winter in FL. Anyone remember me contact me at this e- mail Q


Senior Master Sergeant Jim Farley Retired ()
Tavares, Florida
topcougar68@gmail.com

2/18/2021 8:04:17 PM)
I was assigned to the 379th Air Police Squadron as my first assignment out of basic training in December 1955 at Homestead AFB, Florida. Wishing you all the best.


TSgt Dean Freeman 379 Headquarters Squadron (06/72 - 09/78)
Pontiac, Mi
Deasan32@gmail.com

1/22/2021 5:16:16 PM)
Assigned to the 379th Command Post


Lt Don Shupe 445 fis (1957-59)
Franklinton, NC
dosalp@yahoo.com

1/15/2021 2:38:40 PM)
Great place. I was also the base athletic officer. Always remember great commander Col Wilson. Great leader and gentleman.


Sgt. Ed Tucker 2030CS (1977-1981)
Mpls., MN
mail4geek@protonmail.com

11/19/2020 8:00:41 PM)
I served in the Comm Center. Looking to contact Maureen Swinton (Donovan). And...a big Thank You to all the fine soldiers that I meet and served with. My life is better for it! "Peace Through Deterrence"


ssgt Herbert Gensburger 445th, 75th, 94th fis (1969-1971)
Bismarck, North Dakota
greybeard12us@gmail.com

11/19/2020 7:09:54 PM)
I am putting this up in the hopes that someone will remember my father. He passed away in 2011, after a long illness. If anyone remembers him you can drop me a line on the email. I'm his oldest son and I remember his key punch shop very well.


Smsgt John Conley 379th CES (15 April 1961)
Lake Havasu City , Arizona
Dijohn28462@yahoo.com

11/12/2020 10:42:14 AM)
This was my first assignment after basic training. April 1961-June 1966. Got married there and lived in base housing on Tennessee st. Was taught how to plow snow , and became a shift leader as a A1C , enjoyed the summers and fall in the great state Michigan. Many memories of Wurtsmith AFB.


col john stank 23 ()
Memphis, Tenneses
jsank@yahoo.com

11/3/2020 2:06:12 AM)
Nice and wonderful to be together on the froum


MSgt (Retired) THOMAS STRANGE 379 Combat Support Group (Sept 1968 to Nov 1971)
Coatesville, Indiana
tjlstrange@frontier.com

10/21/2020 9:50:01 AM)
My First assignment (Contracting) and my best.


Sgt(s) Ross & Kim Michaud 379 SPS/SPOL (1987-1991)
VASSALBORO, ME
rkmich@roadrunner.com

10/13/2020 9:30:02 AM)
We drove through Loring AFB in my home state of Maine last weekend that closed a year after Wurtsmith AFB & got us thinking of our time at Wurtsmith AFB. Lot of good memories, glad to see a site dedicated to its history.


SSgt Dave Smith (January 1970-May 1970)
Stow, OH
treeside657@sbcglobal.net

10/4/2020 5:30:54 AM)
Assigned WAFB after one year SEA tour in Korat Thailand. Worked on autopilot and compass systems on KC-135's and was training on systems on B-52's. Upgraded 52's autopilot with SAS (Stability Augmentation System) designed to quickly sense and correct aircraft yaw to prolong airframe life. Must have worked pretty good! Was settled in and looking forward to fishing and mc riding and just enjoying time with some great people in a beautiful place before my DOS in August. That all came to an end when I crashed my bike on the way to work on 5/20/70. Was flighted to Wright-Pat for treatment and convelesance and finally separated from service March '71.


Lester henderson ()
Graham, NC
lhenderson59@live.com

9/27/2020 1:43:21 PM)
This was my father last duty station prior to his retirement in 1964 his name was SSGT. Leroy F. Henderson my dad was air traffic control . I am looking for the unit or wing patch .I ride with Patriot Guard Riders I would like to find his last unit patch so that I can sew it to my vest when I ride for other fallen hero's he can ride with me . If there is any could help or lead in the right direction to look I would greatly appreciate . Sincerely Lester G Henderson


SGT jeff philipbar supply (1972)
salt point, NY
jeffphilipbar@yahoo.com

9/13/2020 5:09:16 PM)
I was stationed in supply. The Michigan area is very nice....our guys used to hang out at Lake Oscoda, it was really nice there. I can remember some of the guys I was stationed with in supply : Mike Mangold, Andrew Wunning, to name a few. I worked 4- midnight shift...I can remember us going to chow hall at midnight and getting cheese omelets- the food was good! Had a lot of good times there.


A1C Cyprian Yost 379th SVS (1986-1988)
Media, PA
cyprianyost@gmail.com

7/27/2020 5:27:56 PM)
Nice area. Very nice people. Good NCO's and co-workers. Dorms were a trip. Some good times, some bad. Mostly good memories.


E-4 Jeff Paddock 379th MMS (2/1973 - 8/1976)
Sulphur Springs, Texas
jjpaddock@msn.com

7/14/2020 11:23:52 AM)
Worked in the SRAM IMF as AFSC 46350.


Sgt C..L Vancourt 379th FMS (Jan 87 - Aug 92)
Medina, Ohio
clarencevancourt840@gmail.com

7/6/2020 1:34:50 PM)
Good place for a first duty assignment


Cmsgt Donald Rawlins 379 Supply/Fuels (Nov !977)
Stout, OH
dist11da_rawlins@yahoo.com

7/5/2020 3:50:51 PM)
!!!!!!


Cmsgt Donald Rawlins 279 supply/ Fuels (Nov !977)
Stout, Ohio
dist11da_rawlins@yahoo.co

7/5/2020 3:46:11 PM)
Great Start to Life!!!


Sgt Walter Nelson 379th Organizational Maintenance Squadron (January 1976 to August 1979)
Dallas, TX
waltbas8@msn.com

6/29/2020 2:22:56 AM)
First time in the military. Discovered snow can kill but the people were friendly there. Learned my craft as a bomber troop. Purchased my first car( red 1968 Dodge Charger RT) and was taught by a Sgt how to drive in the snow because he "did not want me to die." Many found memories there.


Capt Glen Middleton 379th USAF Hosp (Nov 1970--April 1974)
Plano, TX
gdmiddleton@verizon.net

5/28/2020 8:46:27 AM)
As I look back on my 4-yr tour at WAFB, it was a great learning experience for a young LT. I sincerely regret not continuing my service in the USAF Reserves. We hope to visit the base once again in the coming years.


SSGT Richard Moehle 379th OMS (4/1968 to 4/1970)
Traverse City, MIchigan
Rick.moehle@gmail.com

5/16/2020 5:02:09 AM)
WAFB was my base of choice coming out of Vietnam. I lived in Michigan and wanted to be close to home. This was one of my best assignments. I often wish I had stayed in the USAF.


SSGT Thomas Lightner 75th FIS (2 Nov 68 thru 19 Dec 69)
, ohio
tomblightner@yahoo.com

5/10/2020 6:29:25 AM)
Worked in missile shop oldest son born in base hospital in 1969 lived on corner of skeel/cedar drive


A1C Alan Richard Thomas 379th AMS/ECM (mid Dec 1972 to end of Jun 1973)
Gastonia, NC
rtphoto1@hotmail.com

5/8/2020 12:45:34 PM)
Wurtsmith was my first duty assignment out of tech school. I arrived in mid Dec 1972 and by Mar 1973 I had orders to Udorn RTAFB. By the first of Jul 1973 I was gone from Wurtsmith.


A2C Hrouda, Joseph 379 Air Police/ 379 Supplly (Nov. 1963 / Dec. 1965)
Cleveland, Ohio
jhrouda@sbcglobal.net

4/21/2020 1:39:51 PM)
Cross trained into Supply due to Asthma.


A1C William Fahey 379th SPS L/E (3/71 to 10/71)
Sebastian, FL
wfahey2@verizon.net

4/20/2020 5:16:39 PM)
First duty assignment after Tech School.


SrA William Doss 379 CES (Nov 1983-Jun 1987)
Mineral Ridge, OH
william.doss@us.af.mil

4/20/2020 11:16:43 AM)
My first duty station. I complained while there but realized after I left how it was a great assignment. I worked with some great folks, had a great time playing softball and flag football.


SSGt Patrick Burnham 379th SPS/SPOL ( Jan 1976- Sep 1980)
Scotts, MI
pbdare507@aol.com

4/15/2020 7:30:46 PM)
Checking in again, been a while since I last wrote something. Always looking for comrades with whom I served with at WAFB.


Ssgt Bill Stinson 379th OMS (6/68-1/72)
Rock Hill, SC
Stibi@comporium.net

4/6/2020 6:37:08 AM)
Crew Chief B-52H 60-011. Rick Ceja was my assistant. Pulled a lot of alert but I liked that duty. Had some tense moments. Favorite Oscoda places was the Nordic and Ausable Inn. Spent the summers dirt biking the snow mobile trails. Hung with Sgt Dave Olsen, Sgt Dave Lloyd, and Ssgt Keith Gendreau


retired David Trojan ()
Vacaville, CA
dtrojan60@gmail.com

3/31/2020 7:53:21 PM)
I have discovered crash site of TF-51H-10NA Mustang serial number 44-64711A crashed about 6 miles from Oscoda AFB 26 June 1951 Pilot Captain Harold Howard Buth killed Aircraft assigned to the 56th Fighter Interceptor Wing, 56th Fighter Interceptor group, 63rd fighter interceptor squadron Oscoda Big pieces of wreckage at the crash site I'm looking for pictures of F-51 Mustangs at Oscoda.


SSgt Bill Stinson (06/68-01/72)
Rock Hill, SC
Stibi@comporium.net

3/30/2020 7:46:10 PM)
Crew Chief B-52H 60-011. Alert duty was fairly consistant, but I liked that assignment. Sgt Rick Ceja was my assistant, Msgt Nick Martella my section supervisor. Loved the summers in Oscoda.. The Ausable Inn and Nordic were the hotspots back in those days. Weekends off were spent riding dirt bikes on the snowmobile trails. Sgt's Dave Lloyd, Keith Gendreau, and Dave Olsen were my closest buddies. Great assignment


E3 Darryl Hagey 379th SPS (1977-1981)
Constantine, Michigan
drhagey@comcast.net

3/30/2020 8:12:13 AM)
The pictures are awesome, I liked the SPS pics in the Alert area.


A1C Larry E Vogler 445th (1960 - 1963)
Advance, NC
odiestv549@gmail.com

2/23/2020 5:16:06 PM)
Comm-Nav


SSgt Michael A. Czuhajewski 379 BW first then Comm squadron, whatever it was (July 1974 to December 1976)
Severn, MD
wa8mcq@verizon.net

1/31/2020 6:45:47 AM)
I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Beautiful area, and did a lot of hiking in the woods around the base and the Ausable river. One of the highlights was them building a McDonalds in Oscoda. Before that I had to drive 50 miles north to find one :-) To this day, decades later, the best pizza I've ever had was in Oscoda! Never did give a thought to the fact that I was living in the crosshairs of one or more Soviet ICBMs, something I also did at several remote sites we maintained while I was stationed in northern Italy near Venice.


MSgt Samuel DeWitt 2030 Comm Sq (May 1985 - May 1993)
Coraopolis, Pa
samuel.dewitt@hotmail.com

1/23/2020 4:26:03 AM)
Really loved my time and experiences at WAFB


MSgt Roger Gossett 920th AREFS (8/85 - 11/89)
Derby, KS
gossettroger3@gmail.com

1/2/2020 4:28:17 PM)
The best squadron I was assigned during my career. Unfortunately we lost squadron mates and on bomb squadron mate in the accident.


sgt michael wolonsky supply (77-79)
suffield, oh
mawolonsky@gmail.com

12/27/2019 7:10:49 AM)
I owe this base so much - my growth, humility and the friends i made there


SSgt Harry McCown 379th FMS (9/66 to 10/67 and 12/68 to 1/70)
,
b52frosty@yahoo.com

12/17/2019 10:55:39 AM)
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all that served at Wurtsmith


SGT NEAL HUGHES 445TH FIS (1/3/62-9/1/65)
SUFFOLK, , VIRGINIA
nealhughes1@yahoo.com

12/11/2019 12:02:04 PM)
Wonderful tour, learned so much. Served as a Nuclear Weapon technician, maintaining the nuclear components for the F-101 Voodoos. Lifeguarded at the base beach on Lake Van Etten, and actually lived on a parcel of land on the lake until we moved into base housing. I am now the Commander of the American Legion post 835 in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca, Captain of the Honor, Rifle, and Color Guards and Finance Officer of the Sons of the American Legion. I also volunteer at the Ontario International Airport USO, 2nd largest in the US. I collect military memorabilia, challenge coins, pins, badges and am looking for anything from the 445th. Especially pins that can be worn on my covers, or on my jackets. Anyone out there with any info I would appreciate hearing from you via email. Thanks


Captain Alderman 524th BS (1974 to 1981)
Buffalo, Missouri
calderman@hughes.net

12/1/2019 1:43:44 PM)
B-52 Pilot


Msgt. (ret) Richard Hartman 379th CES/ pwr. pro-elect ( (may -62 thru May- 63))
Colorado Springs, CO
herk984@yahoo.com

11/14/2019 4:25:34 PM)
Assigned to CES Elect. shop as Elect. power production Spec. First assignment out of tech. school. Winter was hell for a single guy living in the barracks and on snow removal standby 24/7. Summer was heaven !!!!


A2C Don Benet A2C Fire Dept (6/61-12/62)
Carson City, NV
dbenet9@yahoo.com

10/18/2019 8:44:02 PM)
Not sure on dates but close. Long time ago


Matt (Ret) Steve Nicole 379th Hospital (March 77 - Sep 79)
Webb City , Missouri
Sbnicole@cableone.net

10/16/2019 7:30:10 PM)
First duty assignment. Worked in the ER and treated many... Good times with Night shift base personnel who came by for cup of coffee during some of those cold nights..... Many fond memories....from Fishing for salmon, steelhead, smelt dipping, to Deckers for a “mess” to the Nordic Inn for drink, dancing , and occasional fight. Saw comments from a few I worked with. Still think about those cheesesteaks just outside the front gate. I remember some pretty wild broomball games with the SP squadron too—got my nose broke. Would like hearing from folks who visit the site.


SSgt George B Parker 445 th (Aug, 1967- Feb 1970)
Sterling Heights, MICHIGAN
parker931@comcast.net

8/16/2019 7:21:28 PM)
Came from Phan Rang, Viet-Nam to Wurtsmith. I was a Auto-Pilot tech and surprised to work on some of the same Voodoos that I had worked on at Hamilton, AFB Calif.from 1963 until 1966 when I went to Viet Nam to work on the F100 Super Sabre. I came to Wurtsmith with a 1962 409 Chevy and did a lot of racing with friends like Stanley Girard, the base barber and Bill Kitchens, a Air Policeman In 1969 the Voodoos were given to the Air National Guard at Fargo, North Dakota, where I spent 3 months at the coldest place that I had ever been to. I am from North Carolina so North Dakota and Michigan were absolutely bitter cold for me. I made a lot of friends in Oscoda and still have some of them today. I own property a few miles North of Oscoda and it is a shame to see a city shrink when a local military base closes.


Sgt Kip Boone OMS (1976 to 1979)
Georgetown, Texas
Rsboone@frontier.com

8/11/2019 6:52:58 PM)
Great time and people @ WAFB


airman first class andrew tonich 379 oms (1980-84)
hamilton, oh

8/5/2019 10:37:42 AM)
looking for pictures of dorms,chow hall and base as it was while i was there


A1C David Jenkins 379th AMS (1983-1985)
Roanoke, Va
ibscrap20@msn.com

7/17/2019 5:12:21 AM)
Haven't checked in here for like ,I don't know, seven years or so. Glad to see this is still up and running. 32 years since I was up there, sometimes it seems like yesterday, but mostly I recall being cold, REALLY cold. Flight sim guys, aka the floor cleaning crew, give me a shout if you are still alive. AMS dorm guys, I guess some of you might not be dead from liver problems brought on by our drinking, let's hear from you too.


Major Gerald R Taft 379th Bomb Wing Public Affairs (Nov 1981 to July 1984)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska
sub2508taft@gmail.com

6/12/2019 9:56:34 PM)
My last assignment prior to retirement in 1984. Most memorable events were the introduction of Air Launch Cruise MIssiles and the Easter Sunday 1984 nuclear protesters that nearly penetrated the alert area. I was blessed with a talented Senior Airman, Tom Gunning, who served very well as Editor of the base newspaper.


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