Clifford Wesley Lewis

December 18, 2010 Bob Bailey / George Mindling advised that the Clifford W. Lewis, recorded on our Honor Roll, is Clifford Walter Lewis not Clifford Wesley Lewis. Joe Perkins has advised the person searching for Clifford Westley Lewis’ kin accordingly. Thanks Bob & George! We’ve been asked to try to …

2011 Reunion Activities Poll

Planning has been kicked off for the 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion in San Diego (October 12th, 13th & 14th, 2011). We are looking forward to a good “turn out.”   It promises to be a great time with lots of fun renewing old friendships and making new ones. If you have any …

Leonard Ances 58th TMG Photos

Leonard Ances (Matador – 58th Tactical Missile Group) has recently submitted some of his photos from Orlando (1957-58) and Osan (1958-59). Be sure to ‘check them out.’ https://www.tacmissileers.org/?page_id=2891

Okinawa Photo Request (ASAP)

November 22, 2010 Okinawa photos wanted… Bill Horn has been selected by the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) to represent the “Original Pioneers” of the 498th Tactical Missile Group, 873rd and 874th Tactical Missile Squadrons, in an historical documentary they will filming in and around Okinawa during December.  Bill, his wife …

MM-1 Teracruzer Found Gold Mining in Alaska

We have recently learned that an MM-1 Teracruzer is still in operation. It is being used in a gold mining operation in Alaska, and is probably the last functional MM-1 in existence. Owners, Steve and Patricia Lankford, recently contacted George Mindling inquiring whether he might be interested in hearing about …

Looking for Chuck Headlee

November 11, 2010 Subject: Chuck Headlee Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010 12:36 PM From: Larry Johnston To: Russ Reston Hi Russ, Just saw the note about Chuck and am so sad to hear of his passing. Chuck and I exchanged a lot of photos and stories of Oki in the …

Veteran’s Day Discounts

October 27, 2010 I just received the following information in an email.  I haven’t researched it, but assume that it is accurate and thought it might be of interest. Russ Reston   Veteran’s Day Freebies Restaurant Freebies Applebee’s Restaurant – Free dinners to veterans throughout Veterans Day November 11th; selections …

Looking for Okinawa Veterans

The Tokyo Broadcasting System, a major Japanese TV network, is currently working on a documentary program that will explore Okinawa’s history and the significant role that nuclear weapons played in East Asia, as a deterrent during the Cold War. As part of the program, they would like to include an …

Schimke’s 1957 Jet-X “Matador”

In the last Newsletter (June 2010), Bob Bolton advised that he was willing to share plans for the 1957 Jet-X “Matador” shown on page #6 of the Newsletter. Wilmer Schimke took him up on the offer, and recently sent Bob the following photos. Great job Wilmer!

Continuous Chest Compression CPR

Some good information for everyone… (submitted by Al Groft – 9/27/2010) NEW CPR Method – See below for a video describing the latest CPR procedure. Share with your your friends and family… You never know, a life may be saved utilizing this new procedure.  

Query – John Stewart

We just learned that the TAC Missileers contact information that we have for John M. and Barbara Stewart, formerly of Fernandina Beach, FL is no longer valid. If you know how to contact John, would you please send an email to Russ Reston? Thanks!

Wildwood Mace Update

July 22, 2010 Update on new home for CGM-13B SN# 59-4871 (Wildwood Mace) In order to keep Missileers “in the loop” concerning the “Wildwood Mace,” I (Frank Roales) submit the following: An Engineer’s drawing and model for the new Indiana Military Museum has been completed and the model has been …

Discount – U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles

For those of you that don’t already have a copy, this is great opportunity to get a discount on U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles, written by TAC Missileers George Mindling and Bob Bolton. Be sure to act fast. The discount is available only through August 15th. “U.S. Air Force Tactical …

Looking for Eugene W. Heverly

Max Butler received the following email from Doug Jones, requesting assistance in locating Eugene W. Heverly. If you can help, please send an email to Doug or Russ Reston.  Thanks! July 12, 2010 To: Max Butler (Treasurer and Membership Director) From: Doug Jones Message: Max: I have tried, but not …

Missile Badge Requirements

July 12, 2010 Some members have inquired about Missile Badge (aka Missileman Badge) requirements.  Joe Perkins was kind enough to provide the following information.  Thanks Joe! Note: See comments following the requirement descriptions. General Officers: Wear the basic badge, representative of the organization’s mission, upon entering a headquarters staff or …

Romanczuk’s Donnersberg Photos

July 11, 2010 Len Romanczuk has submitted some of his photos taken at the Donnersberg 11th TMS Radio Relay Site (Germany) and at Sembach AB (1956/57). Be sure to ‘check them out.’ Len Romanczuk’s Sembach AB and Donnersberg Photos

Our Thanks to Julian Esposito!

TAC Missileers recently presented Julian Esposito with a plaque, expressing thanks for his dedicated efforts as the organization’s first president.   “Zito,” Please accept our thanks for all your efforts! Sincerely, Your fellow TAC Missileers

Bitburg 71st TMS Inquiry

George Mindling received the following 71st TMS inquiry from Tom Coughlin. If you can help, please send Tom an email (or send the info to me and I will forward it to Tom). Thanks, Russ Subject: 71st TMS Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2010 From: Tom Coughlin To: George Mindling Mr. …