Thanks for the welcome ! Just trying to get familiar with the site. Was in when the Cuban crisis took place. Saratoga CVA-60 was ordered out of the Med. at the time to sail for Cuba. I was a third class p.o. at the time working aviation electronics in my Squadron.
I was a flight student under retired Capt. Finn Wilster, RVAH-9, when I was learning to fly gliders in the late '80s. Pretty much the total opposite end of the spectrum from a Viggie. He had a huge impact on me, not only as an aviator, but also as a person. I just recently learned of his passing, and thought that this would be the perfect place to tell some "Finn stories ".
I am researching the IOIC system associated with the RA-5C. I am specifically looking at the Mediterranean deployments of the SARATOGA/RVAH-9 and AMERICA/RVAH-5 in 1967 (Six-Day War) and the JF KENNEDY/RVAH-11 and INDEPENDENCE/RVAH-14 in 1973 (Yom Kippur War). I would like to talk to any intelligence officers or PH/PTs that made those deployments about the IOIC system. Sea stories welcomed!
Thanks Terrill, was on here for a long time but when I retired from Robins Air Force Base we moved to North Ga and we had to change our internet service to another provider and got shifted out. I was with Heavy 6 from the beginning of 73 in Albany Ga till Nov of 75 while we were in the Philippines when they flew back from Clark AFB. I was a ADJ/plane captain the whole time, I even flew in the back seat over Key West in the Vigi. Wished I would have stayed and retired but I did go back to working on planes because I retired as a C-17 aircraft mechanic! Glad to be back...
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