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34th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Thud Era

Korat RTAFB, Thailand - May 1966 to May 1969

Miscellaneous Pictures

This page has some pictures that don't fit neatly into the other listed categories. The majority of pictures in this section are of individual squadron members and are in the Guys categories, which have been grouped as shown in the drop down menu above. It also shows the other categories of Squadron (a few group shots), Planes, and the Base. A searchable list of known deceased pilots is at the bottom of this page.

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  • 10,000 combst flying hours.
    10,000 combat flying hours by the 34th TFS. Majors Carl McKenzie, Homer Terry, Bill Eagle, and LtCol Alan Nelson. Major Robert Johnson also flew in the historic flight on March 28, 1967.
  • Sometime in 1966. Left to right: ?, ?, Ken Blank & Tom Curtis.
    Sometime in 1966. Left to right: ?, ?, Ken Blank & Tom Curtis.
  • 5 guys at the hootch, left to right. Doc. Ken Singer, Nasty Nerstie, R.R. Reed (R cubed), Al Fick, & Ed Jones.
    5 guys at the hootch, left to right. Doc. Ken Singer, Nasty Nerstie, R.R. Reed (R cubed), Al Fick, & Ed Jones.
  • Blue Flight: Ray Jauregui, Don Austin, Jack Youngblood, Dewey Smith and Homer Terry.
    Blue Flight: Ray Jauregui, Don Austin, Jack Youngblood, Dewey Smith and Homer Terry.
  • A night at the Officer's Club. Jim McClelland laughs at a joke; Bobby Martin is next to him with Harry Paddon at the far right; Dwight E. Sullivan at front left.
    A night at the Officer's Club. Jim McClelland laughs at a joke; Bobby Martin is next to him with Harry Paddon at the far right; Dwight E. Sullivan at front left.
  • Another shot of fun at the Officer's Club. Harry Paddon at left; Don Austin rolling the dice; Hugh Davis 4th from the right; Rod Giffin 3rd from the right; Dwight E. Sullivan 2nd from right; any other ID's?
    Another shot of fun at the Officer's Club. Harry Paddon at left; Don Austin rolling the dice; Hugh Davis 4th from the right; Rod Giffin 3rd from the right; Dwight E. Sullivan 2nd from right; any other ID's?
  • Bill Blakeslee 3rd from left, Don Hodge center. Roger Ingvalson far left; don't recognize others. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Bill Blakeslee 3rd from left, Don Hodge center. Roger Ingvalson far left; don't recognize others. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • Appears to be Irv LeVine in the center entertaining the troops. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Appears to be Irv LeVine in the center entertaining the troops. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • Right side: Don Hodge, Ed Hartman, Sam Armstrong, John Murphy. Left side: Bob Smith, Jim Ross, N. Christianson. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Right side: Don Hodge, Ed Hartman, Sam Armstrong, John Murphy. Left side: Bob Smith, Jim Ross, N. Christianson. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • Bob Moore in left foreground. Doug Beyer recently identified the waitress as Lek. (Photo courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Bob Moore in left foreground. Doug Beyer recently identified the waitress as Lek. (Photo courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • This picture was taken in June, 1968, and shows a 34th F-105D, #60-0449. Left to right: Crew chief Jim Gagnon, Col. Allen K. McDonald (vice wing/cc took over the wing after Col. Douglas left), another crew chief, Ben Wilt, and bomb load crew chief Johnson.
    This picture was taken in June, 1968, and shows a 34th F-105D, #60-0449. Left to right: Crew chief Jim Gagnon, Col. Allen K. McDonald (vice wing/cc took over the wing after Col. Douglas left), another crew chief, Ben Wilt, and bomb load crew chief Johnson.
  • Relaxing at the hootch, circa 1965-66. Left to right: Ray Tiffin, J. R. (Rick) Layman, Stan Gunnersen, C. E. (Ed) Fox (prone on air mattress), & D. D. (Denis) O'Donoghue.
    Relaxing at the hootch, circa 1965-66. Left to right: Ray Tiffin, J. R. (Rick) Layman, Stan Gunnersen, C. E. (Ed) Fox (prone on air mattress), & D. D. (Denis) O'Donoghue.
  • Don Hodge, John Murphy, Gary Durkee. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Don Hodge, John Murphy, Gary Durkee. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • Seated counter-clockwise: Don Hodge, Jim Ross, Gary Durkee, Mel Erwin; Standing clockwise: Darrell Ahrens, Roger Ingvalson. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
    Seated counter-clockwise: Don Hodge, Jim Ross, Gary Durkee, Mel Erwin; Standing clockwise: Darrell Ahrens, Roger Ingvalson. (Courtesy of Joe Sechler)
  • Bob Pielin was the first 34th member to complete 100 missions and these were the next 3, shown shortly after their mission in August 1966. Left to right: Wayne Hauth, Rick Layman, and Dick Fitzgerald. They flew their 100th in the same flight somewhere in Pack 1. The hollowed-out pineapples are full of rum.
    Bob Pielin was the first 34th member to complete 100 missions and these were the next 3, shown shortly after their mission in August 1966. Left to right: Wayne Hauth, Rick Layman, and Dick Fitzgerald. They flew their 100th in the same flight somewhere in Pack 1. The hollowed-out pineapples are full of rum.
  • Party suits on Don Hodge, Ray Vissotzky, Rod Giffin, George Clausen, Ken Mays, & Hugh Davis; late 1967. (Courtesy of Hugh Davis.)
    Party suits on Don Hodge, Ray Vissotzky, Rod Giffin, George Clausen, Ken Mays, & Hugh Davis; late 1967. (Courtesy of Hugh Davis.)
  • L-R: Jake Shuler, Buddy Barner, Rod Giffen, George Clausen, Clyde Falls, Dave Waldrop - November 1967.
    L-R: Jake Shuler, Buddy Barner, Rod Giffen, George Clausen, Clyde Falls, Dave Waldrop - November 1967.
  • A flight in early 1968. L to R: Dave Igelman, Rog Ignvalson, Ken Everett, Monty Pharmer & Gary Durkee. (Courtesy of Monty Pharmer)
    A flight in early 1968. L to R: Dave Igelman, Rog Ignvalson, Ken Everett, Monty Pharmer & Gary Durkee. (Courtesy of Monty Pharmer)
  • O Club probably Feb. 68. Left to right: Ben Fhurman, 4 unk., Rog Ingvalson, 3 unk., Harry Paddon, girl unk., Jack Brooks, Buddy Barner.
    O Club probably Feb. 68. Left to right: Ben Fhurman, 4 unk., Rog Ingvalson, 3 unk., Harry Paddon, girl unk., Jack Brooks, Buddy Barner.
  • More fun in the club. Left to right: Ed Hartman, Bill Thomas, Bill Shunney (hand), Dave Igleman, girl unk, 2 unk, Gary Durkee, Sam Armstrong.
    More fun in the club. Left to right: Ed Hartman, Bill Thomas, Bill Shunney (hand), Dave Igleman, girl unk, 2 unk, Gary Durkee, Sam Armstrong.
  • And more... L to R: Clyde Falls, Doug Beyre, Gary Durkee, Sam Armstrong, Larry Bogemann, Don Hodge, Joe Sechler, 3 unk, Bill Shunney, Dave Igleman, girl unk.
    And more... L to R: Clyde Falls, Doug Beyre, Gary Durkee, Sam Armstrong, Larry Bogemann, Don Hodge, Joe Sechler, 3 unk, Bill Shunney, Dave Igleman, girl unk.
  • Don Revers and Joe Sechler listening intently to Sam Armstrong. Sometime in 1968 (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
    Don Revers and Joe Sechler listening intently to Sam Armstrong. Sometime in 1968 (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
  • 34th TFS Plaque Award - August 1968. Left to right: Gary Durkee, Bill Thomas, Mel Irwin, and Monty Pharmer. Bill Thomas was one of a select few who completed 200 missions over North Vietnam in the F-105. He was later killed in an F-105 accident at Kadena AFB. (Courtesy of Monty Pharmer)
    34th TFS Plaque Award - August 1968. Left to right: Gary Durkee, Bill Thomas, Mel Irwin, and Monty Pharmer. Bill Thomas was one of a select few who completed 200 missions over North Vietnam in the F-105. He was later killed in an F-105 accident at Kadena AFB. (Courtesy of Monty Pharmer)
  • Larry Bogemann, Ken Everett and OL Bell await Joe Sechler's 100 mission landing; September 1968 (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
    Larry Bogemann, Ken Everett and OL Bell await Joe Sechler's 100 mission landing; September 1968 (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
  • Doug Roysdon, Tony Germann, Jackie Crouch and Vince Colasuanno after helping Joe Sechler into and out of the pool (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
    Doug Roysdon, Tony Germann, Jackie Crouch and Vince Colasuanno after helping Joe Sechler into and out of the pool (Courtesy of Joe Sechler).
  • The Snoopy Wagon used for 100 mission parades
    A great shot of the Snoopy Wagon used for 100 mission parades (Courtesy of Joe Sechler). For the Snoopy Story check under Ken Mays, Guys L-M.
  • General Joseph J. Nazzaro (center), PACAF CINC, with 34th pilots (from left): Captains Robert M. Howard Jr., John H. Wambough Jr., James V. Barr, Olin K. Everett, Ralph E. Durnbaugh, Oral L. Bell, Darrell J. Ahrens, First Lieutenant David S. Hartman Jr. and Major Richard E. White. (USAF Photo)
    General Joseph J. Nazzaro (center), PACAF CINC, with 34th pilots (from left): Captains Robert M. Howard Jr., John H. Wambough Jr., James V. Barr, Olin K. Everett, Ralph E. Durnbaugh, Oral L. Bell, Darrell J. Ahrens, First Lieutenant David S. Hartman Jr. and Major Richard E. White. (USAF Photo)
  • 34th TFS - May 1969. This is the end of tour for five Lieutenants and a Captain from the 34th. They are: Capt Lindell, Lt Bryan, Lt Hartman, Lt Hoffmeyer, Lt Ron Stafford, Lt Tilley. One of them, Ron Stafford, was KIA in a F-111 from Takhli in Nov '72. (Courtesy of Bane Lyle)
    34th TFS - May 1969. This is the end of tour for five Lieutenants and a Captain from the 34th. They are: Capt Lindell, Lt Bryan, Lt Hartman, Lt Hoffmeyer, Lt Ron Stafford, Lt Tilley. One of them, Ron Stafford, was KIA in a F-111 from Takhli in Nov '72. (Courtesy of Bane Lyle)
  • Now this is a helmet visor to be proud of!
    Now this is a helmet visor to be proud of!
  • A bunch of crew chiefs enjoy a break, late 1968. Send names if you recognize them. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
    A bunch of crew chiefs enjoy a break, late 1968. Send names if you recognize them. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
  • Crew Chief Ron Haufmyer at work in late 1968. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
    Crew Chief Ron Haufmyer at work in late 1968. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
  • Crew Chief Leon Hutchings in front of his locker, late 1968. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
    Crew Chief Leon Hutchings in front of his locker, late 1968. (Courtesy of Leon Hutchings.)
  • Catholic Father Steve Otis, 34 TFS Chaplin in 1968 (Courtesy of John Murphy).
    Catholic Father Steve Otis, 34 TFS Chaplin in 1968 (Courtesy of John Murphy).
  • Painting by Steve Daniels.
    Painting by Steve Daniels. Father Otis giving blessings in the arming area.
  • Taken by Dan Cromack in November 1966.
    Photo by Dan Cromack, November 1966. Left to right: John Stadler, Davy Weaver, Duane Zieg, Edd Jones with 100 mission pineapple, and Leo Callahan.
  • Taken by Dana Cromack in late 1966, Need identification of people.
    Taken by Dana Cromack in late 1966, Need identification of people.
 
Known Deceased 34th TFS Thud Era Pilots (click to view)
Death DateFirst NameLast NameNick NameSEA-Peacetime
11966.06.21JohnSullivan, IIIJohnSEA
21966.07.20MerrillLewisRaySEA
31966.07.21RainfordTiffinRaySEA
41966.10.10GlennBullockGlennSEA
51967.01.10JamesGauleyJimSEA
61967.03.19JosephAustinJoeSEA
71967.05.12PeterPitmanPeterSEA
81967.05.12RobertStewartBobSEA
91967.06.15JohnSwansonJackSEA
101967.10.25AquillaBrittAquillaSEA
111968.02.14RobertElliotBobSEA
121968.04.15JamesMetzJimSEA
131968.04.25BillyGivensBillySEA
141968.05.14SeymourBassSamSEA
151968.05.31EugeneBeresicGeneSEA
161969.02.11RobertZukowskiBobSEA
171969.02.12VincentColasuonnoVinceSEA
181969.03.17DavidDinanDaveSEA
191969.04.03PeterChristiansonPeteSEA
201969.04.22ClydeFalls, Jr. ClydePeacetime
211969.05.11DorwynShaverDeePeacetime
221969.06.14HaroldKahlerPappySEA
231972.01.18KennethBlankKenPeacetime
241972.04.24WilliamThomasBillPeacetime
251972.11.20RonaldStaffordRonPeacetime
261973.07.31GuyPulliamGuyPeacetime
271977.06.04JohnStadlerJTPeacetime
281979.07.15WayneHauthWaynePeacetime
291981.04.0EarlBancroftEarlPeacetime
301983.10.31DouglasRoysdonDougPeacetime
311985.01.19JamesTaylorJimPeacetime
321986.03.13JackStresingJackPeacetime
331986.11.0WilliamKennedyBillPeacetime
341987.07.03EddwardJonesEddPeacetime
351990.01.20DanaCromackDanaPeacetime
361991.05.05LawrenceKlinestiverLarryPeacetime
371992.06.02DonaldZimmermanDonPeacetime
381993.08.22RichardFitzgeraldDickPeacetime
391993.10.01GaryDurkeeGaryPeacetime
401994.07.13DavidDickson, Jr.DavePeacetime
411994.11.27WilliamChairsellBillPeacetime
421995.01.15JamesDaniel, Jr.JimPeacetime
431995.08.12RoderickGiffinRodPeacetime
441996.07.21ManfordHollyManfordPeacetime
451997.03.05JohnFlynnJohnPeacetime
461999.11.0CharlesLoucksCharlesPeacetime
472002.10.06WilliamMcDanielBobPeacetime
482002.12.26PaulDouglas, Jr.PaulPeacetime
492003.01.06WilliamBlakesleeBillPeacetime
502003.08.24DavidCarrollDavePeacetime
512003.10.19FrancisWalshFrankPeacetime
522003.12.06AnatoleSemenovTonyPeacetime
532005.05.24IvorGoodrichIvorPeacetime
542006.07.03JohnLaymanRickPeacetime
552007.07.12JackieYoungbloodJackiePeacetime
562007.09.19WayneWhatleyWaynePeacetime
572007.09.26RobertKlingensmithBobPeacetime
582008.01.09JamesStewartJimPeacetime
592008.04.22AlmerBarner, Jr.BuddyPeacetime
602008.05.23KennethOliverKenPeacetime
612008.05.25DonaldHankinsDonPeacetime
622009.03.07FloydHeinzigFloydPeacetime
632009.11.0FrankSmithFrankPeacetime
642009.12.08CarlMcKenzieCarlPeacetime
652009.12.12RonaldHoffmeyerRonPeacetime
662010.06.29EarlJohnstonEarlPeacetime
672010.07.05DavidWeaverDavyPeacetime
682010.08.10MervinTaylorMervPeacetime
692010.08.19RobertSmithBobPeacetime
702011.01.09DaltonLeftwichLeftyPeacetime
712011.07.26AlanRutherfordAlPeacetime
722011.11.21DonaldFryaufDonPeacetime
732011.12.24RogerIngvalsonRogerPeacetime
742012.11.12JamesMcClellandJimPeacetime
752012.12.22JohnWhaleyJohnPeacetime
762012.12.23DonaldReversDonPeacetime
772013.03.12BillyEllisBillyPeacetime
782013.07.26DavidForganDavePeacetime
792013.08.06EdwardJonesEdPeacetime
802013.08.13KennethHiltzKenPeacetime
812013.10.30CarlLightCarlPeacetime
822014.01.12ClarenceLangfordClancyPeacetime
832014.03.25SheldonCooperSheldonPeacetime
842014.03.30RobertCampbellSoupyPeacetime
852015.03.06CarlHambyCarlPeacetime
862015.02.09DeweySmithDeweyPeacetime
872015.07.13WilliamEagleBillPeacetime
882015.07.14DonaldHodgeDonPeacetime
892015.08.03RufusDye, Jr.RufusPeacetime
902015.12.16MelvinIrwinMelPeacetime
912016.03.09HarveyProsserHarveyPeacetime
922016.03.08GordonWalcottGordyPeacetime
932016.03.23DonaldHeiligerDonPeacetime
942016.06.14KennethThaeteKenPeacetime
952016.08.0ThurstonKnappSnapperPeacetime
962016.08.01HarryPawlikHarryPeacetime
972016.08.18WilliamShunneyBillPeacetime
982016.11.11BenjaminPollardBenPeacetime
992017.06.16DonaldHenryDonPeacetime
1002017.08.16RexDullRexPeacetime
1012017.08.26DouglasGlimeDougPeacetime
1022017.12.23KonradTrautmanKonniePeacetime
1032018.07.04JamesMiholickJimPeacetime
1042018.09.12AntonyGermannTonyPeacetime
1052018.09.16WilliamAugsburgerAugiePeacetime
1062018.12.31DouglasBeyerDougPeacetime
1072018.12.31LeoCallahanLeoPeacetime

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