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140429 -SAC Reunion CNX
140405 - looking for Tsgt Alexander
140401 - 55th Fighter group web site
140403 - Taps Suggs

140402 - Linebacker Air Defense Radars

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Subj:  Taps - Clyde Duncan

       ---  Clyde was an RB-47 nav in the 1960s

       --- Clyde was the Nav on George Baltes crew with Jim Reinhardt as copilot.

Date: 4/29/2014
Dear SAC members,
     I unfortunately have to notify all of you that the 2014 SAC reunion has been postponed until sometime this fall due to reasons beyond our control.  As soon as the new dates are locked in we will post the new dates and pricing information for the new schedule. 
 
Please check back on the same website you originally registered on for future updates.  The next reunion committee meeting is scheduled for the 12th of May.   All refunds have been processed, please allow 3 to 4 business days for them to complete.  If you should have any question please feel free to contact us at the numbers below:
Comm Ph: (318) 529-3023
DSN Ph: 331-3023
Comm FAX: (318) 529-3644
e-mail:
 
joel.estes.1@us.af.mil

Thank you,
JOEL M. ESTES, Civ, USAFR


Dick Curran
Secretary – Treasurer
B-47 Stratojet Association

From: vann7@cox.net
Sent: 4/5/2014
Subj: Reunion & request
.........I have a request to make of you and the reunion attendees.
I have been trying to find a person:     Robert Alexander, Tech. Sergeant, assigned to the 55th Avionics Squadron, QRC Shop. -
AFSC 30173       around 1965 
I do not  know his serial number or anything else about him that will help. Maybe you can post this on the bulletin board or similar.
We were very good friends.
Any help will be highly appreciated.     THANKS!!!
Roger J. Van Erem CMsgt, USAF (ret) 
1810 Rattan Palm Dr.
Niceville, FL. 32578
tel: 850 678 2031
email: vann7 @cox.net

From: <FKemp8367@aol.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 1:03 PM
Subject: Jack Suggs, Col, USAF, Ret
I just received a telephone call from Jan Suggs, Wife of Col (Ret) Jack Suggs, President Emeritus of the SAC ACCA and very good friend that Jack passed away this morning at 0725 hours.  Funeral arrangements are pending.
Jan's Address is:  Mrs. Jan Suggs,    1016 Hidden Creek Dr, #201      Keizer, OR  97303-9462
Fred
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014    Rosary 9:30a.m.    Mass 10:00a.m, Saint Edward Catholic Church, 5303 River Road N, Keizer, OR  97303
Internment    April 10, 2014 Willamett Cemetery, Portland, OR
Mortuary    Keizer Funeral Chapel, 4365 River Road N, Keizer, OR  97303.  Telephone:  503-393-7037

From: Reg Urschler <thegunfighter@cox.net>
Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Subject: Dave Sjolund, Former 55th EW
To: jimmaloneys@gmail.com
Jim:

         One of our former 55th crewmembers and comrades wrote a fascinating article in the March 2014 issue of JED (The Journal of Electronic Defense), the magazine published by the Association of Old crows. The title of the aricle is “EW History: Air Defense Radars and Linebacker II”.

         
I highly recommend it to all current and former members of the 55th as it provides an excellent history of early warning radars (WW II SCR-584, “Whiff) and how the Soviets reverse engineered the SCR-584 to develop the SA-2 (SAM) system employed against us in Viet Nam.
        
Dave served as an EW in the RB-47H program at Forbes and later served as an EW in the B-66 jamming mission in Viet Nam.
 V.O., Reg

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From: Errol Hoberman <sac-ewo@att.net>
Date: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Subject: Fwd: Dave Sjolund, Former 55th EW
     Attached is the article Reg refers to.
Would be good to see it on the Site & Newsletter.
Errol

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Here is the article by Dave Sjolund , “EW History: Air Defense Radars and Linebacker II”.

From: JThomas927@aol.com
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:38:16 -0400
Subject: 55th Fighter Group
To: fiftyfifth@hotmail.co.uk

What a magnificent job you are doing with the web site. I have followed it for the past 10 years and it is something to behold. Thank you for the gallant men of the Fighter Group and Air Service Group.

Jim Thomas

President

55th Wing Association

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From: fiftyfifth@hotmail.co.uk
To: jthomas927@aol.com
Sent: 4/1/2014 9:12:30 A.M. Central Daylight Time
Subj: RE: 55th Fighter Group
 

         Thanks for your kind words Jim.  I've been very busy of late and not kept my updates on the site as regular as I would have liked, but have now got some more free time and am hoping to play catch-up.  We also have the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum opening within the next 12 months, so it's exciting times over here in the UK.  If I can ever help with enquiries, or scans of WW2 material, please let me know.  I've been lucky in that vets and their families have shared an awful lot with me over the last decade and I feel I ought to continue to share it as and when I can.  I'm also available to show any of the Wing Association members around Nuthampstead if there's ever a request.  I can point out the former aircraft disperals for the 38th, 338th and 343rd which goes down well with those that served more recently in those squadrons.
Thanks again,
Russ
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