National Museum of the US Air Force

Check out the link in the email below from Richard Mellick (via Larry Johnson). You can take a virtual tour of the Museum of the United States Air Force. From: Johnston, Larry Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2011 8:22 AM To: Russ Reston Subject: FW: National USAF Museum Thought you would …

Orlando Training – 1964

From: Larry Johnston Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 9:59 PM To: Russ Reston Subject: FW: Orlando training 1964 Bob Malarkey sent me these orders from Orlando Combat Crew Training Apr – Sept 1964. Brought back a lot of names. Feel free to post on TAC Missileers. As Always, Larry Note: …

Air Force Armament Museum

Max Butler, Jerry Brenner and Frank Roales recently met at the Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes, IN to discuss restoration plans for the “Wildwood” Mace. Jerry was kind enough to share photos of their inspection, a few of which can be found below. Jerry also shared photos taken during a …

Query re Capt. William R. Malone (Sembach AB)

July 24, 2011 I just received a query from Scott Malone, son of Capt. William R. Malone, 38th TMW, looking for folk that might have known his dad / family). If you can help, please contact me. Thanks! Russ Reston To: Sembach Missileers (www.SembachMissileers.org) From: Scott Malone Date: July 24, …

Korean War, Southeast Asia War and Cold War Stories Solicited

May 2, 2011 The Friends of the National Museum of the United States Air Force Journal is currently soliciting Korean War, Southeast Asia War and Cold War stories for publication in their quarterly Friends Journal. If you have any stories that you’d like to share, please see the information below. …

U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles – 1949-1969 The Pioneers

  U.S. Air Force Tactical Missiles 1949-1969 The Pioneers Now Available On Line at Amazon.com and Lulu.com! Beyond the Web Page… The only book devoted exclusively to the Matador and Mace Tactical Missiles. The book reveals the story from the initial idea that became the first U.S. pilotless bomber, through …

Mystery Matador Crash…?

April 6, 2011 Was it an early design “YB-61 Matador,” “Navy Matador” or a “Regulus” variant?  No conclusive identification has been made. See the bottom of this page for the most recent updates. Thanks, Russ January 18, 2011 Can you help? A suspected Matador crash site was recently discovered on …

2011 TAC Missileers Reunion

Plans for the 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion are in place!  The reunion dates and hotel have been chosen, activities have been scheduled and we are hoping for a great turnout.  Please put these dates on your calendar and contact the hotel as soon as possible, to make your reservations.  As usual, a …

Koza/Goza (Okinawa) Today

From: Trevis Moss Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:13 AM To: TAC Missileers Subject: TAC Missileers “Contact Us” Submission – Koza/Goza (Okinawa) Today For you Kadena Kats, see what Kadena area looks like today. Go to http://road.s25.xrea.com/hwy330.html. This is now the main south to north route past Kadena. These pics …

Hahn Query – Lt. Col. Jesse L. Mayo

March 5th, 2011 Looking for information about Lt. Col. Jesse L. Mayo who served at Hahn AB (1966-67).  If you can help, please contact Russ Reston. From: Pamela Mayo Clark Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2011 12:40 PM To: russ@TacMissileers.org Subject: Lt. Col. Jesse L. Mayo, 1915 – 1978 Dear Russ …

Bitburg Query – Jack Lombard

April 1, 2011 Jack Lombard has been located. He now lives in Seminole, Florida. March 1, 2011 Curtis McKee is trying to locate Jack Lombard. Can you help? If so, please contact Russ Reston.  Thanks! The last address we had for Jack was in Decatur, GA. Curtis thinks Jack may …

Okinawa Circa 1965

If you are interested in seeing some photos from Okinawa circa 1965 (e.g., Gate 2 Street, Goya Street & “B.C.” Street in Koza, Naha and the Naminoue Shrine), be sure to checkout “Larry Johnston’s Kadena Memories” – updated 22 February 2011.

Okinawa Query – Ronald Hunter

February 6, 2011 Dennis and Yoshi Cralley are trying to locate Ronald and Haruko Hunter. Dennis and Ronald served together on Okinawa. If you can help, please contact me. Thanks, Russ From: George Mindling Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2011 9:54 AM To: Russ Reston Cc: Robert Bolton Subject: Request for …

Reunion Input Requested

April 5, 2011 Our thanks to everyone who submitted an “Activities Survey.” Based on the inputs we received, and given the limited time available for scheduled activities, we will be offering the following: City Tour with Harbor Excursion (South) USS Midway Tour with Harbor Excursion (North) San Diego Zoo Reunion …

Korea Gets Matador Missiles

Submitted by Leonard Ances – 58th Tactical Missile Group Stars & Stripes (Korea Edition) December 18, 1958 Publication / date unknown(probably Stars & Stripes, Korea Edition, circa 1959)

Okinawa – Who are Dennis & Yoshi?

January 27, 2011 10:15 PM Found, with help from George Mindling!  (Thanks George!) Dennis & Yoshi are Dennis & Yoshi Cralley.   John Bordne has been sent Dennis’ email info. January 27, 2011 John Bordne is trying to reconnect with some people that he knew while stationed on Okinawa. If you …

Errant Mace Over Cuba

Submitted by Sid Segler (Hahn AB – 586th MMS) The Fort Walton Beach Daily News January 5, 1967 The Pensacola Journal, Pensacola, FL January 5, 1967 The Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL January 5, 1967 The Dothan Eagle, Dothan, AL January 5, 1967

Reunion Info – Holiday Inn Mission Valley

The 2011 TAC Missileers Reunion will be held at Holiday Inn Mission Valley, in San Diego, California  on Oct. 13th, 13th and 14th. Bill Simpson, TAC Missileers President recently visited the hotel shared the attached site survey. (Note: Information about making your reunion hotel reservations can be found here.) January 24, 2011 From: …

50 Years; Little Has Changed – Complex 21

From: Jeff Schiff Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 12:44 PM To: TAC Missileers (Russ Reston) Cc: Bob Bolton Subject: Complex 21 at CCAFS (Cape Canaveral Air Force Station) Hi Bob and Russ, Yesterday I was working out at KSC (Kennedy Space Center) and drove over to Complex 21 since I …