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100th AMMS - Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

This page of the website became corrupt and is in the process of being reconstituted .

Reunion News

4080TH/100 SRW Reunion is scheduled for November 6-8 in Los Vegas, NV.  Interested troops should contact John Carpenter at cactusjack243@gemail.com  or Phone (702) 822-2355.

Squadron History

100th AMMS Patch

Time Line                     Factoid 

July 1964               4080th Deployed to Ben Hoa

Aug 20 1964           1st Drone Flight

Jun 25 1966           100th AMMS activated

Jan 1970                Deployed to Osan AB Korea

July 11 1970          DC130/Drone deployed to U Tapoa

Nov 1972               Deployed to NKP

Apr 30 1975            Last Drone Flight

May 1975               Depart SE Asia

Jun 1975                Depart South Korea

Jun 30 1976            100th AMMS deactivated

100th AMMS Patch

 

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History Revisited

By: David Matthews
Fairborn, OH
Email: dronedoc@cs.com  

The 100th AMMS began in 1962 when a small cadre of personnel with drone experience was assigned to the 4080th  Strategic Wing at Davis-Monthan AFB. The wing designation changed shortly after to the 100th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, and the reconnaissance drone detachment became the 100th AMMS. The 100th SRW operated the U-2 aircraft in several locations worldwide, and the addition of the AMMS` reconnaissance drones fit the wing`s mission. The AMMS was manned from other AMMS units, taking advantage of the fact that the number of Hounddog squadrons was being reduced. At the same time, 'orphans` from Mace, Atlas, and other SAC programs were also brought on board. After a very short training period, the 100th set up operating locations at Kadena AFB, Okinawa,  Bien Hoa AB, SVN, and Danang AB, SVN. The Kadena operation only lasted a few months in 1963/4. The first operational mission out of Bien Hoa took place on 20 August 1964. The facilities at Bien Hoa included hangar space for checkout and refurbishment of the drones after each flight, as well as space for build-up of replacements (that`s why we didn`t put a man in it, right?). The Bien Hoa operation included two DC-130A (later DC-130E) aircraft, each capable of carrying two drones, and usually eight or ten built-up drones. The operation at Danang was the recovery center after flight, and was the home of the ground-based command guidance trailer as well as the two CH-3 mid-air recovery helicopters. The drones were brought into Danang after recovery, post-flighted and rehung on the DC-130 for return to Bien Hoa. After several rocket hits on the DC-130s and the U-2s, the 100th moved the main operating base to U Tapao AB, Thailand in July of 1970. Not long afterward, the recovery operation moved from Danang to Nakon Phanom (NKP) Thailand. Operations continued at these sites until peace broke out, with the last operational flight taking place on 30 April, 1975. Missions flown in Viet Nam were under the nickname Buffalo Hunter, and included photo intelligence, electronic intelligence, and even, during Linebacker II, leaflet dropping. Over 3000 operational sorties were flown over the combat area, with about 500 losses (251 confirmed "killed").

After the USS Pueblo incident, and the shooting down of a US Navy EC-121 electronic intelligence aircraft, the 100th was tasked to set up an operating location at Osan AB, Republic of South Korea. This mission, called Combat Dawn, lasted from Feb, 1970 to June, 1975, and was entirely devoted to electronic intelligence activities.

In 1976, the manned reconnaissance mission was consolidated by moving the U-2 aircraft to Beale AFB, CA. SAC disbanded the 100th AMMS, and the reconnaissance drones, now called RPVs, were turned over to TAC. Most of the SAC personnel were retained by SAC, either at  D-M in the Titan wing, or by reassignment to SRAM or Minuteman units.

NOTE: Several members of the 100th AMMS accumulated more than 1600 days of TDY in Viet Nam during the 64-70 time frame!

Squadron Commanders

Curtis photo

Curtis III, Lewis E., 996 Mason Woods Dr, Atlanta, GA 30329, Phone: +1 (404) 248-9468, Email: lcurtis@gigconceptsinc.com , Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (65-67)

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NOTICE: The following format will be used on all  future updates to the website:  Last name, first name, middle initial , address, telephone number, email address (with a link to contact you), bases assigned to along with dates.  Individuals that are deceased will have a gold star placed in front of their names.  If there is any information that you do not want published with your listing, please indicate that when you submit your updates.

Adams, Jim - (Newfield, NY)
Ahumada, Edward, B., 713 Dana Dr., Converse, TX, 78109-1503, Phone: (210) 945-2850, Email: edward.ahumada@us.af.mil,  Squadron: 1971-71, Lackland AFB, TX, 1972-76 Davis Monthan AFB, AZ, 1975-81, Edwards AFB CA., 1981-83, Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan, 1983-89 England AFB, LA, 1989- 91 Clark AB, PI, 1991-92, Norton AFB. CA.
Allen, Steve - (Garden Grove, CA)
Anastasia, Ray - (Maitland, FL)
Apilado, Rudy M., Lompoc, CA, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (75-80), Hill AFB (80-81)
Bandich, Donald Alexander - (Palmdale, CA)
Beck, Carl - (Oro Valley, AZ)
Benjamin, Jim - (Tucson, AZ)
Barnett, George, Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Bennett, Rodney O. - (Silverton, OR)
Biddle, George, Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Fairchild AFB, Davis-Monthan  AFB
Bigelow, Richard - (Cumming, GA)
Black, George, Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Brown, William Madison - (New Bedford, MA)
Bortnyk, George, P.,  , Email: gbortnyk@tampabay.rr.com, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (67–70)Burdette, Cliff - (Antrim, NH)
Bynum, Jesse B. - (Essex, MD)
Carangelo, Albert - (Palm Bay, FL)
Carpenter, John, 1516 Bonnie Castle Way, Las Vegas, NV 89108-772, Phone: (702)822-2355, Email: cactusjack243@gmail.com , Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (63-67)
Cashion, James D. , Deltona, FL, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Cisneros, Jose, Squadron: Albequerque, NM, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB, Fairchild AFB
Ching, Lloyd - (North Las Vegas, NV)
Coats, Roy, Clayton, NC, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Collado, Enrique F. (Rick), 1431 S. 100th St., Seattle, WA 98168, Phone: (206) 763-1184, Email: rickc@folcol.com, Squadron: Glasgow AFB (62-68), Davis-Monthan AFB ( 68-70)
Conley, Edward - (Milton, FL)
Conrad, Wayne - (Cortaro, AZ)
Conway, Phillip L. - (Tucson, AZ)
Cook, Whitey - (Newalla, OK)
Cool, Don R. - (Vacaville, CA)
Crenshaw, H. (Buck), Pasadena, CA, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Croll, David - (Surfside Beach, SC)
Curtis III, Lewis E., 996 Mason Woods Dr, Atlanta, GA 30329, Phone: +1 (404) 248-9468, Email: lcurtis@gigconceptsinc.com , Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (65-67)
Cutts, Bill - (Alamogordo, NM)
Davis, Charles B., Williamsburg, KY, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Dickerson, Earl, Moreno Valley, CA, Squadron:  K I Sawyer AFB  (72-75), Davis-Monthan AFB (75-76)
De Baca, Paul - (Aurora, CO)
Doherty, Joe, Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Dolliver, Thomas - (Tipp City, OH)
Domzalski, Mark - (Placita, NM)
Duckett, David - (Marana, AZ)
Dulaney, John M. - (Melbourne, FL)
Dunagan, Eddie D. (Col. - Chief of Maintenance) - (Austin, TX)
Dunn, Creevy J. - (Oakland, CA)
Elrod, Gary - (home town not provided)
Fertig, Allan L. - (Tucson, AZ)
Ford, Phillip - (Austin, AR )
Foresman, Dennis, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Frady, John W. - (Federal Way, WA)
Frazer, William "Bill" A. - (Parker, CO)
Frith, Robert W., Layton, UT, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB, Grand Forks AFB
Frost, Gary - (Parker, CO)
Fuller, Count Carmin - (Austin, TX)
Gallo Jr., John J.,  18 Carriage Square, Tules Run, Montoursville, PA 17754-9101, Phone: (570) 433-4775, Email: jjg300m@yahoo.com, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (69-72)
Garrett, Gilbert "Garry" - (Allons, TN)
Gaskell, Robert "Bob" - (Phoenix, AZ)
Gonzalez-Santiago, Gerson - (Tucson, AZ)
Graham, Peter - (West Haven, UT)
Gratton, Johnny - (Boise, ID)
Grizzle, Jimmy - (Dallas, GA)
Groshek, Randy, Franklin, WI, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Hall, Glenn W. - (Baton Rouge, LA)
Hamm, Walter, Mary Esther, FL, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Hammer Sr., Gary E., Vail, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (72-75)
Hammondtree, Paul, Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Clinton Sherman AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB
Handrich, Fred - (Placitas, NM)
Harmas, David E. - (Sarasota, FL)
Harris, Ernie - (Tucson, AZ)
Harrison, Al - (Tucson, AZ)
Hubbard, Larry - (Minot, ND)
Humphries, Pat - (Niceville, FL)
Hunter, Kenneth - (Eminence, KY)
Hutchinson, Dick - (Mariposa, CA)
Jackson, Bill - (Hurst, TX)
Jackson, Eugene - (Tucson, AZ)
January, Johnnie E., Tucson, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (69-75)
Johansen, Aabol Roy, 5610 East Beverly Street, Tucson, AZ 85711, Phone: (520) 982-0350, Email: roy85711@gmail.com, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB
Johnson, Dick, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Johnson, Jaun, Mesa, AZ, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB
Johnson, Robert, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Jones, Brian, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Jones, Robet L., 1062 Calle Pecos, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, Phone: (805) 498-5322, Email: robert-jones@100thamms.com,
Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (72-74), Malstrom AFB (74-75)
Jung, Stephen A. - (Holualoa, HI)
Ketchum, Tom - (Tucson, AZ)
Knight, David D. - (Houston, TX)
Lasher, Kenneth W., Mesa, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (66-68)
Lassiter, Robert L., Thousand Oaks, CA, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Lee, Larry - (Freeport FL)
Lewis, Jr., Martin "Boyd" - (Kingtree, SC)
Lockwood, Charles "Chuck" - (Fruitland, FL)
Long, Warren (Louie) - (Tucson, AZ)
Malone, Steve - (Lancaster, OH)
Martinez, Juan A. - ( Tucson, AZ )
Maslo, Thomas, 20836 Hall Rd #168, Clinton Twp, MI 48038, Phone: (586) 329-3106, Email: Tmaslo@comcast.net, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (68-73)
Matthews, David A. 229 Palmer Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324, Phone: (937) 879-2621, Email: dronedoc@woh.rr.com, Squadron: Turner AFB (65-67), Wright Patterson AFB (67-68/68-71), Homestead AFB (68), Davis Monthan AFB (71-79)
Mayo, Rodney, Miamisburg, OH, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB
McCafferty, Jerry - (Tucson, AZ)
McCormick, Kenneth G. - (North Ogdon, UT)
McDougal, Roger - (Austin, TX)
McLaughtlin, Thomas F., Jr. - (Brownsboro, TX)
Meehan, Dallas - (Lady Lake, FL)
Melland, Norm - (Tucson, AZ)
Miller, Stephen "Steve" - (Simi Valley, CA)
Mitchum, Charles A. - (Wichita, KS)
Melvin, Norman - (Youngstown FL)
Mooney, Steve - (Prescott Valley, AZ)
Moore, Stanley E. - (Whitehorn, CA)
Morey, Alvin L. - (Tucson, AZ)
Motes, James E. - (Palm Beach, FL)
Mucklebust, Marvin - (Tucson, AZ)
Nadine, Wright A. “Andy”, San Antonio, TX, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (71-74)
Nairn,Raymond, Pt Mugu, CA, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Nervik, Mike, Vail, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (71-79)
Nick, Robert (Bob) - (Lutz, FL)
Nodine, Andy Jr. - (San Antonio, TX)
Odum, Terry Michael (Odie), Lakekland, FL, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (72-74)
Ottman, Thomas G., 3401 Marl Place, : Columbus, OH  43221, Phone: N/A, Email: tgottman@att.net, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB(66-69)
Owell, Edward M., Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Palmer, Gene C,  407 Reynolda Place, Goldsboro, NC 27530, Phone: (919) 736-2539, Email: palm1048@bellsouth.net, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (66-75)
Peluso, Richard L., 3367 Mahlon Moore Road, Spring Hill, TN 37174, Phone: (931) 487-9088, Email: rlpeluso@charter.net  Squadron: Homestead AFB (63-66), Davis-Monthan AFB (66-72)
Potoff, Ross Hugh - (Tucson, AZ)
Plumb, Robert - (Tucson, AZ)
Ragland, Billy - (Tucson, AZ)
Reuter, Jeffery Alan - (Tucson, AZ)
Rice, James E., 741 Rutgers Lane, Deer Park, TX 77536, Phone: (832) 622-7000, Email: jrice411@hotmail.com,  Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (71-73)
Roberts, Earl - (Mobile, AL)
Robinson, Joe (Rooster) - (Tucson, AZ)
Roen, Larry - (Tempe, AZ)
Rogers, David F. (Col. 100th AMMS Commander) - (Flagstaff, AZ.)
Schurr, James "Jim" R. - (Palmdale, CA)
Scott, William "Scotty" - ( Tucson, AZ )
Simms, John W. , Santa Maria, CA, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Smith, Harold (Red) - (Plano, TX) (he establashed the 100th AMMS)
Smith, Herbert F. P., Santa Maria,CA, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (71-76)
Smith, Herb - (Orcutt, CA) 110. Smith, Bill - (Green Valley, AZ)
Smith, Vincent G., Squadron: Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (74-)
Smith, William C., Green Valley, AZ, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB (69-76)
Stieber, Phil - (Tucson, AZ)
Stoffel, John - (Seattle, WA)
Stickland, Keith E. (Harwood, MD)
Streeter, David W., 1351 N. Arbor Circle, Tucson, AZ, Phone: +1 (520) 885-5302, Email: dstreeter@juno.com, Squadron: Davis Monthan AFB (74-78)
Sullivan, Elmer Lee - (Henderson, NV)
Tedor, Terry - (North Pole, AK)
Toscano, Ernie - (Lompoc, CA)
Vogt, Gene, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Wagner, Frank - (Tucson, AZ)
Wallace, Randall - (Minot, ND)
Webster, Lorenzo, NE Palm Bay, FL, Squadron: Davis-Monthan AFB
Welch, Steven R., Email: swelch29@cox.net,  Squadron: K.I. Sawyer AFB (73-75), Davis-Monthan AFB (75-76)
White, Donald - (Col. - Wing Commander - 100th AMMS) - (Granbury, TX)
Wigley, Mike - (Fairoaks, CA)
Wilkins, Lawrence F. (Butch) - (Ishpeming, MI)
Wood, Ronald J. ‚?úLittle Woody‚?Ě - (Elder Box, SD)
Young, James (Jim) - (Litchfield, IL)
Young, Paul - (Lompoc, CA)
Zink, Charles - (Virginia Beach, VA)

Barnett, Sgt. George    05 October 2014
02.  Bentley, James "Jim"  Lung Cancer  13 November 2007
03.  Bodovinac, CMSgt. John  Lung Cancer  29 August 2005
04.  Bonsmann, Fred  Cancer  25 September 1997
05.  Butcher, Richard   
06.  Collins, Lyle  Heart Attack 
07.   Craig, Jerry   
08.   Crosslin, Gene    13 October 1999
09.   Epps, Dickie    08 July 2007
10.   Erickson, David  Cancer  09 June 2003
11.   Good, Joe  Motorcycle Accident  1987
12.  Gordie, Allen - Teledyne Ryan   
13.   Haner, Roger  Heart Valve Failure  29 August 2011
14.  Hultquist, MSgt. Albert Raymond  Cancer  22 September 1994
15.  Johnson, Richard "Dick"  Heart Attack  18 November 2013
16.   Jones, Bryan   
17.   Kirk, James   
18.   Ledbetter, Shirley E.  Liver Cancer  December 1994
19.   Love, Clarence L. "Clancy"    16 March 1997
20.   Lovelady, William "Billy"  Car Accident  December 1977
21.   Mann, Clifford "Lefty"   
22.  Mauter, MSgt. Ronald "Ronnie"   Parkinson's Disease   11 November 2014
23.  Mills, Willie J.    25 September 2013
24.  Minor, Don R.    12 December 2006
25.   O'Toole, Charles   
26.   Peterson, Gerald D. "Pete"    18 October 2012
27.   Ramond, E. E. (Gene)   
28.   Rietz, Roy   
29.   Rodriguez, David    01 April 2004
30.   Spencer, William (Bill)  Heart Attack  2003
31.  Stewart, Major John B.  Brain Tumor 
32.  Stewart, Melvin J.   
33.   Thomas, MSgt. James Michael "Mike"  Stroke / Cancer  29 June 2006
34.  Tonz, Col. John J.    21 January 2013
35.   Truitt, CMSgt. Jerry  Natural Causes  20 November 2008
36.  Van Landingham, SSgt. Kim  Diabetes  08 May 2009
37.   Wells, Wilbur  Heart Attack  02 November 2010
38.   Woods, Denis (Big Woody)  Heart Attack  08 July 2002
39.   Yunger, Thomas  Heart Attack  24 February 1992

 

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