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61st Troop Carrier Squadron


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Entry: 85887
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
FRIENDS OF MY FATHER

DAVID MORGAN wrote on April 5, 2013


City and State: EMORY TX

Unit: NA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who might
remember my Dad or might have
some pictures and any history they
could share would be great. Id love to
hear from any Vets or family members.
Thank you for your service.


Keywords: Nomads or kargo kings?


Entry: 85827
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
DECAL

BILL FITZGERALD SR. wrote on March 29, 2013


City and State: MEDFORD NJ

Unit: 61TH T.C.SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: looking for green hornet patch or decal or both

Keywords: fitz


Entry: 72452
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
OLD RADIO OP. 49146

CARL ZINN wrote on November 21, 2009


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQD.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Green Hornets 60 Days TDY 49142, 49146


Entry: 71338
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
TRASH HAULERS BALL

CHRIS RUMLEY wrote on August 19, 2009


City and State: WARD AR

Unit: 314TH AIRLIFT WING

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Gentlemen,
This October the 314 AW at Little Rock AFB is having a Trash Haulers Ball. We would very much like to have one of our Korean War veterans come and be our guest of honor and perhaps say a few words regarding thier experiences during the war. We have been trying to get in Touch with Lt Col William "Bones" Blanton. Is anyone still in contact with him? Also if you are interested in attending our event please let us know. As I am currently deployed, please contact the event coordinator Major Gaulin a
Ok, look forward to hearing from you!
Chris


Keywords: 314 TCG, 61 TCS, 314 AW, Historian


Entry: 63259
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61TH T.C.SQ.

BILL FITZGERALD SR. wrote on December 2, 2007


City and State: MEDFORD NJ

Unit: 61TH TROOP CARRIER SQ. ASHIYA JAPAN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: at ashiya 1954 to 1956

Keywords: fitz c119


Entry: 52220
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
2005 REUNION OF 61ST TCS

JOSEPH W. (JOE) NOAH wrote on July 24, 2005


City and State: CLARKSVILLE VA

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: The 2005 Reunion will take place at the Little Rock AFB in Little Rock, AR. We gather on September 29th at the Best Western Motel in Jacksonville, AR (800-528-1231) and depart on October 2nd. Contact is Lt. Col. Ben Hendrickson, USAF (Ret), 2225 Cottonwood Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701-0546. Email: Sir Ben Hendricksen E-mail Address(es): sirben1@sbcglobal.net





Keywords: Green Hornets, Ashiya, Flying Boxcar, C-119


Entry: 49804
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
BILL FITZGERALD

BILL FITZGERALD wrote on March 27, 2005


City and State: MEDFORD NJ

Unit: 61TH T.C.SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 46001
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TCS TRIBUTE

JONATHAN MOORE wrote on September 25, 2004


City and State: JACKSONVILLE AR

Unit: 61ST AS / 314TH AW / 463AG / 463AMXS

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a crew chief assigned to the 61st AS. We are trying to pay tribute to our former members by painting nose art on one of our assigned C-130E aircraft. Any info would be most appreciated. Feel free to e-mail me with any info.

Keywords: Current member of 61st AS


Entry: 43415
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
WINFRED D. MORGAN KIA INJIE, JUNE 3 1951

PEGGY SULLIVAN wrote on May 31, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would love to hear from anyone who served with him or who knew him.

Keywords: Winfred D. Morgan killed in action over Inji, Korea, June 3, 1951. He was a radio operator on a C119C (49-123)


Entry: 39013
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
'RICKI-TICKI'

WILLIAM BLANTON wrote on December 7, 2003


City and State: APEX NC

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON 'THEM GREEN HORNETS'

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Assigned to the 61st TC SQ 1949-1951. Considered all aircrew members that deployed to Ashiya, Japan in 1950 as friends.

Keywords: Nickname "Bones" Aircraft was C-119 49-142 "Ricki-Ticki"


Entry: 38937
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
RMY UNIT, ASHIYA

PAUL SMITH wrote on December 4, 2003


City and State: SEMINOLE FL

Unit: 8081ST AIRBORNE PARACHUTE SUPPLY COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WORKED WITH 315TH AIR DIVISION, VERY ACTIVE WITH GREEN HORNETS FROM AUFUST 1950 THRU MAN/JUNE 1952. ONE NAME CLEARLY RECALLED:DICK KNIE

Keywords:


Entry: 37695
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
C-119 COLORS

BILL WORD wrote on October 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for color pics of C-119's that served in the squadron in Korea

Keywords:


Entry: 34920
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
GREEN HORNETS 1953-54

BENEDICT MAINA wrote on June 17, 2003


City and State: BALDWINSVILLE NY

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQ.

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:
flight engineer assigned to ac 552. darell dunn was ground crew chief, radioman was norman trepecioni. pilot, lt. lutz.


Keywords: looking for lonnie evans, hiram smith and gus dilbeck


Entry: 34288
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
GREEN HORNETS

DAN O'DONNELL wrote on May 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was the radio operator on LtCol Gilmore's crew. I flew on 49-146. It had the "Green Hornet" insignia painted on the side. I served in 1951-1952 and returned to Miami. (I was recalled there). I remained in the Air Force and retired in 1975. I knew Col Casey (later MGEN) from Miami and Ashiya. I also knew Col Jaime Gough.

I would like to hear from some of you!


Keywords: 61st TCS, 314th TCG 1951-1952, Radio Operator


Entry: 34108
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
ELECTRONICS SHOP NCOIC 61ST TC(M) 1952-1954

CARLTON KENNARD wrote on May 10, 2003


City and State: CERES CA

Unit: 61ST TC(M) 483RD TC WING

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 30347
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LOOKING FOR ASHIYA ABF BASE CO'S

ORLANDO F. (MAC) MCCAFFERTY wrote on December 12, 2002


City and State: LAWRENCEBURG TN

Unit: 483RD MTR. VEH. SQDN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for any and all Ashiya Base CO's from '55 til base closed in '60. I have found 2 that were there earlier,Maurice Casey and Jamie Gough. Another one was Leroy Stanton but I am told he is deceased.
Thanks for any help,
Orlando "Max" McCafferty


Keywords: Ashiya AFB Ashiya,Japan


Entry: 29471
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TCS 'GREEN HORNETS' IN KOREA: 1LT CLEO COX CALL

JOHN CALL wrote on November 11, 2002


City and State: BURBANK CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am the son of Cleo Cox Call, who served with the "Green Hornets" as a C-119 pilot and Maintenance Officer.

My father recently passed away, and I am in the process of preparing a memorial for him. I would like to correspond with any who remember him.

In addition, I have a collection of photographs from that period, including those of some of the aircraft he flew, the quarters at Ashiya, and some of the persons with whom he worked.

I know that his experience during the Korean conflict was one of the best-remembered of his life, and I look forward to hearing from those with whom he shared it.

Thanks,

Jay Call


Keywords: 61st TCS, Korea, Ashiya, Cleo C. Call


Entry: 28957
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON 'GREEN HORNETS' PATCH

RICK GRAYT wrote on October 20, 2002


City and State: ROBINS AFB GA

Unit: 653RD CLSS (AT PRESENT TIME)

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have high resolution and thumbnail file size photos of a theater-made patch for the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron "Green Hornets." Feel free to email me if you'd like either file sent to you. I have 19+ years in the USAF and I appreciate those vets and family members who have served before me. Respectfully, Rick Gray, SSgt, USAF

Keywords: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON "GREEN HORNETS" PATCH


Entry: 27537
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
EARL COLLINS

EARL COLLINS wrote on August 12, 2002


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: FLYING JENNIES 314TH TROOP CARRIER GROUP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to hear from aircraft maint techs

Keywords: jennies troop carrier 1954 1955


Entry: 22049
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH THE 61 ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON THE FLYING EAGLES

ROBERT VAUGHN wrote on January 5, 2002


City and State: TULARE CA

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am looking for other persons that might have been stationed thier or might remember me.I was a flight engineer and also a electriction for that outfit.If you do remember me or someone that does remember that company please contact me.

Keywords: 61st troop carrier squadron carring supplies and troops into battle.Flew in C-47 airplanes whhich had an Logo of a Large eagle on the nose flying over the world.


Entry: 19768
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
CHOSIN RESESRVOIR

AL LLOYD wrote on October 5, 2001


City and State: BELLEVUE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am an engineer at Boeing, Vietnam-era USAF veteran, life member of the Air Force Association, and a freelance aviation writer.

I am completing a manuscript on the for a 300-page book on the C-82/C-119. I am looking for more details on the Treadway bridge drop at the Chosin Reservoir. Some details may be added to the text, but more importantly are the plans for a painting for a wrap-around dust jacket depicting the drop. Can anyone supply the following:

Aircraft serial numbers (nose numbers) that made the drop. Drop sequence. Direction of flight. Aircraft spacing. Weather (clear/snow). Any photos from that day showng drop zone. The better the data, the beter the painting.

FYI, I was a technical advisor for Boeing's 50th anniversary programs for the B-17, B-29, and USAF 50th. Each program had several paintings done using data I gathered and later oversaw the artists to assure technical accuracy.

Any assistance would be most appreciated.


Keywords:


Entry: 18864
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

TODD DUNN wrote on August 21, 2001


City and State: LYNN IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the son (youngest of 4) of Darrel Dunn, who served in the 61st Trp Carrier Sq, 314th Trp Carrier Group. I have his orders dated 20 March 1954 in which he was sent to Vance AFB. He was previously stationed at Ashiya AFB in Japan, I believe with the 483rd. At any rate he spent most of his time with the "Green Hornets". He was the Crew Chief of a C-119, 552. I have many pictures also, both of C-119's and people.

Among the names of pictures of people are: Clester, Clayes, Pabst, Ben Sobotka, Anthony Brucato, Ken Jackson, Boyd, Turner, Kreisler, and Benedict Maina. Any information would be appreciated. He's still with us and lives next door to me. His internet screenname is ThreeD32. Anyone that recognizes any of the above information may contact me at GRANDDM1@aol. com or him at ThreeD32@aol.com. Thanks!


Keywords: 61st Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group, C-119, Green Hornets, Ashiya AFB, crew chief, Darrel Dunn, Korean War


Entry: 16593
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

KRISTIN WELLS wrote on May 16, 2001


City and State: RIPLEY TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to find information about my grandfather.
His name was Hollis Russell Wells. He was from
Georgia. He enlisted in the Marines first and
then in the Air Force. He was a Airman Third
Class at time of entry into active service. Any
help would be great. He died when I was 10. I
don't know that much on him. Thank


Keywords:


Entry: 15349
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
61ST TCS 1952---1954

LARRY TONEY wrote on March 9, 2001


City and State: OAKTOWN IN

Unit: 61ST TCS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Have been looking for members from the 61st during the period 0f June 1952--May 1954 I was in the supply section during that time

Keywords:


Entry: 12544
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
MARKINGS

STEVE SMITH wrote on October 26, 2000


City and State: ALPINE CA

Unit: RETIRED USMC

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Sir,
I am in the process of building a model for Mr. Charles E. Meadows (A gift from his son). Who served with the 61st during the Berlin Airlift. If possible I would like some information on him when he served with the 61st. I was not given the Squadron he flew with. I would also like to know where I can find the markings of the aircraft he flew on. I was told he flew in C-47s during the Berlin Airlift. I did not get a lot of information from his son, did not want to give the surprise away. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

Blue Skies,
Steve Smith


Keywords:


Entry: 2744
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
6LST TC S-3L4TH TCG

WILLIAM GABLE wrote on March 28, 1999


City and State: LINDALE TX

Unit: 6LST TC S-3L4TH TCG

Service or Relationship:

Comments: 6LST TC S-3L4TH TCG

Keywords:


Entry: 2520
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
UNIT MEMBER

JOSEPH W. (JOE) NOAH wrote on February 23, 1999


City and State: CLARKSVILLE VA

Unit: 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I note you are closing the site on 1 March 1999. Are you still collecting funds in hopes that you can continue? You two have done a fantastic job, and it is a shame to see it end!

Keywords:


Entry: 1431
61ST TROOP CARRIER SQDN
GREEN HORNETS MID 52 - JAN 54

JOSEPH W. (JOE) NOAH wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: CLARKSVILLE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: SERVED WITH THE 61ST TROOP CARRIER SQUADRON (GREEN HORNETS),
483RD TROOP CARRIER WING, MID 1952- JAN 1954. COL. MAURICE
CASEY WAS OUR CO.


Keywords:



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61st Troop Carrier Squadron

61st Troop Carrier Squadron

Troop Carrier Enroute

Green Hornets

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 
Joseph W. Noah Email address wrote:

86 Goat Island Court
Clarksville, VA 23927

Telephone:	804/374-2781

Served with the 61st Troop Carrier Squadron (Green Hornets),
483rd Troop Carrier Wing, mid 1952- Jan 1954. Col. Maurice Casey was our
CO.