That was really tough, stranded in Paris for 5 days, paid hotel etc. The TRIP back was looooooooooooooong... Train from Paris back to Cannes, bus to Nice, C-130 to Athens and COD back to JFK for tail-hook landing.
I currently have a Corvair convertible, not on the road tho.
Finally a person I remember. Thought I was loosing my memory. I was in the RVAH-3 ASB shop where we did the OJT for the AQs before their fleet assignment. I remember the large group for RVAH-14 and you were around for awhile as 14 got a couple of delays for the start-up. I usually worked the night shift and I think I was an E-5 at that time. Glad to see you are a member here, I'm a member of H-3 and H-13. Did my 4 years and returned here to Michigan.