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Discussion in 'People I Have Known' started by Lara Moss, Sep 27, 2015.
Welcome Falcon---I remember you from another forum from which I was banned.
I am a Korean War Vet having served in Korea 1953-54. I worked on the F 86 Sabre Jet instrument systems Kimpo AFB. A young kid just out of high school with a four year enlistment. 1955-56 served working on B-47 Bomber instrument systems in SAC with TDY's to Greenland & North Africa.
Army Vet, 1960-66.
Part of "Watchdog" Occupation Forces in S. Korea, 1961-62.
Signal Corps Tech in Seoul Communications Center.
Sp/4 Harold Pollner, US56332718, sir.
I remember John Falcon from the previous Seniors Forum.
He's in his mid-90's now.
Yesterday made 9 years in a row fishing on Vet day.
31 Dec 62
21 Aug 68
Ground Meteorological Equipment Repairman
Did you have your training at Rantoul, Ill.?
Yes I did at Chanute AFB which is now closed. Assigned to the 59th Training Squadron. You seem to be familiar with it.
I trained as a Aircraft Instrument Repairman at Chanute in 1952 before being sent to Korea to work mostly on the F 86 Sabre Jet instruments. The 86's were flying combat missions against Russian made Mig 15's flown by North Korean piolets, one who later defected while I was there.
So these instruments must look pretty familiar to you, Lon?
Yes, I am one and have known many, including some in my family.
Not really----that was 67 years ago.
I was there in 1963.
I read in an earlier post you went TDY to Greenland and North Africa. I went to Sondrestrom in Greenland and Wheelus in Libyia. Same ones?
I went from Korea to Mc Dill AFB in Tampa, Fla and was re assigned to SAC and worked on B47 instruments. Went DDY to Greenland and Sidi Slamane AFB Morocco. I got a lot of travel in during my four year enlistment.