WOW! Excellent website! I was an airframe repairman assigned to the 388th FMS and thus, serving all three squadrons: 01 Dec 68-30 Nov 69. I then pulled a consecutive tour of duty at Udorn...my last working night in the Active USAF was the Son Tay Raid, where I assessed the battle damage on,"Firebird 03" and commenced repairs. I also pulled 60-day TDYs at Ubon and Takhli.
I am now preparing a book about Thud names and nose art. If anyone is so inclined, won't you please help me to preserve our history as a legacy for future generations of war-fighters? Please give me your complete contact data...I'm no computer pro.
After a half-century in aviation maintenance and nearly fifty types of aircraft under my care, the mighty Thud stands head and shoulders above them all. She was big, she was fast, she was tough and she was heart-achingly beautiful. Once again, this is an outstanding website...well done and many thanks for your effort to make it so!
Dave Hansen; firstname.lastname@example.org
3936 E Elm Rd
Oak Creek, WI 53154-6622
Dave, Thanks for your entry and your service. Glad you are enjoying the web site. Good luck on your book. Be sure and let us know when it is available. Take care, Jack