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Dow AFB Memories

397th Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron

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Squadron History
 

Time Line                    Factoid

Jul 1960              Assigned to 4038th A&E as GAM Branch

Oct 1960             1st AGM Received

May 1961            1st ADM Received

1 Nov 1962          4038th AMMS Activated

1 Feb 1963          Designated 397th AMMS

25 Apr 1968         397th AMMS Deactivated

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4038th A&E

1st GAM-77 - S/N 59-2835 - Oct 1960

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Memories of the Past

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George Snarponis with
a baby ?

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Robert Lane

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Bob Carpenter

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Dick Smith carving the
Turkey Thanksgiving  1960

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Youth Remembered
Ernie Lillo

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Dick Witchley - Richard Smith

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Barracks Life With
Rowzowski and Puls

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Dave Lewis in 1966

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Cliff Brown's Memory Car from the past

Time Waits For No Man

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Don Parsons
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Tom Clinard
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Red Mauller
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L-R Tom Clinard, Richard Mauller, Lowell Emerson and Dick Witchley


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Roughing It At Lake Eufala, AL (July 2002)
L-R: Don Parsons,  Friend and Red Mauller


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Bob and Ann Carpenter
at the 2004 AMMS Reunion

397th AMMS Photo Gallery

Photograph courtesy of John McHaffie
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Offloading GAM-77 59-2835 from C-124 on 28 September 1960

Offloading GAM-77 59-2835 from C-124 on 28 September 1960

Offloading GAM-77 59-2835 from C-124 on 28 September 1960

Offloading GAM-77 59-2835 from C-124 on 28 September 1960

Receipt of the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, 28 September 1960

Towing the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, from Receiving Area to the GAM Branch, 28 September 1960

Receipt of the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, 28 September 1960

Towing the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, from Receiving Area to the GAM Branch, 28 September 1960

Towing the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, from Receiving Area to the GAM Branch, 28 September 1960

Gam Branch of 4038th A&E Squadron Maintenance Personnel

Towing the first GAM-77 at Dow AFB, from Receiving Area to the GAM Branch, 28 September 1960

Gam Branch of 4038th A&E Squadron Maintenance Personnel

Trouble Shooting a Pylon

Combined Systems Operations

Trouble Shooting a Pylon

Combined Systems Operations

Combined Systems Operations

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Combined Systems Operations

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Preps for the First Captive Flights of Dow AFB Hound Dogs

Captive Flight of Dow AFB Hound Dogs, 6 May 1961

Covey of Quail

Captive Flight of Dow AFB Hound Dogs, 6 May 1961

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The 811C Mobile Training Detachment

The 811C Mobile Training Detachment

397th AMMS Troops Today

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397th AMMS Personnel Roster

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NOTICE: The following format will be used on all  future updates to the website:  Last name, first name, middle initial (in bold print), 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,Brenton K --------- Albany KY
Adams,Raymond L
Adams, Thomas W----------Deceased
1-star Adamson, Elmer S. - Deceased
Allen,Richard L
Anderson,James L
Angus,William E----------West Chester PA
1-star Babbitt,Bertram T---------Deceased
Baker,William J
Balducci,Dale H
Baldwin,Doc F
Baxter, Robert --------Tucker GA
Bean, James E
Belcher,Lee E
Bender, Ronald A., 4914 W Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, Il 60639, Phone: (773)237-2155, Email: benderronald@comcast.net, Squadron: Barksdale AFB (65-67), Dow AFB (67-68)
Blouin,Charles F ---------- Altus OK
Bohner,Thomas E----------Tampa FL
Boldware,Earl H-----------Dayton OH
Brauner, Robert F., Address: 660 W. Via Rosaldo, Green Valley, AZ 85614, Phone: (520) 399 3352, Email: lilliana.brauner@gmail.com, Dow AFB, Mather AFB, Ramey AFB (66-69), Great Falls AFB
Breault,Richard H
Breton,Albert R
Brown,Clifford V-----------Thomaston CT
Bulla,Michal
Bunn,Ronald
Burns, Alexander, Oscoda, MI, Email: N/A , Squadron: Dow AFB (59-66) Kincheloe AFB (66-70) Wurtsmith AFB (70-77)
Butts,Donald N-----------Avon Lake OH
Cady,Wayne
Carpenter,Donald B
Carpenter,Robert-----------Bald Knob AR
Cave,Rex L
Champagne,Rene T----------Pembroke Pines FL
Chesmore,Wesley S
Clement,David P
1-star Clinard,Thomas M-----------Deceased
Cohn,Burton
Collinsworth, James S. ---------Maiden, NC
Coombs,John T
Cooper,Leonard C
Cork,Glenn S-----------Deceased
Crim,Clarence N
Crisp, Donald----------Livermore, CA
Davis,Robert L
Demier,Thomas J
Dorwart,Charles E
Doucette,John L
Dow,Bruce J
Dragoo,Donald E
Droughton,Leo H-----------Marysville CA
Edwards,Bernard G
Ellingwood,Douglas P-----------Altus OK
Emerson,Lowell W-----------Tulsa OK
Eppley,Edward-----------Tucson AZ
Ewer,William R
Fagan,David R
Fermane,John
Fisk,Charles E
Fitzgerald,Jim----------Atlanta GA
Foore,Robert N-----------Nashua NH
Frank,David----------Joshua TX
Franks,Howard
Frost,Foltene F
Gammel,Kenneth
Gilman,Robert
Grace,John M
Gray,Ronald
1-star Gray,Royce----------Deceased
Gray,Russell D
Griffin,Philip C--------Nashua NH
Guess,Thomas L
Hall,James H
Hamill,Gifford E
Hamm,Robert E
Harlow,William T-----------Ft Worth TX
Harris, Martin L., 305 Summit, Marshalltown, IA 50158, Phone: (641) 752-1937, Squadron: Dow AFB (61-63)
Harris,Phillip C
Hastings, Joseph D., 104 Tift Court, Warner Robins, GA 31093, Phone: (478) 922-0288, Email: jdhastings3@cox.net, Squadrons; Robins AFB (61-66), Dow AFB (66-68)
Hatfield,Thomas B
Hegman,Elmo-----------Columbus OH
1-star Henry,Eugene R----------Deceased
Henry,Virgil W
Hewett,Donald G
Hicks,Samuel B
Hofmann,William F
Holland,Bertram D
Hubbard, Wallace K.,  6509 Bent Wood Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73169, Phone: (352) 348-9611, Email: felicity.hubbard@yahoo.com,  Squadron: Dow AFB (62-63), Ramey AFB (63-66), Altus AFB (66)
Hudson,Gerald L
Huff,Bernard A
Hunt,John C
Iadarola,John M
Isaac,Thomas C
Jandrlich,James S------------Chester Springs, PA
Jenkinson,Benjamin R-----------Conway SC
Jewell, William E. 1518 Green Place, Longmont, CO 80501, Phone: (303) 709-9170, Email: williamjewell@netscape.com, Squadron: Dow AFB (66-68), Robins AFB (68-70)
Johnson,Willard T
Keegan,Franklin J
Kelley,Ralph A ---------- Salem MO
Kennedy,Michael G------------Lexington NC
Ketcherside,Robert P
Kidd,William A
Kilman,Michael
King, Lawton S., 10428 Ireland Street, Spring Hill, FL 34608, Phone: (352) 835-3364, Email: lsking@tampabay.rr.com, Squadron: Dow AFB
King,Louis E
King,Ronald
Kramer,Barry P
Kramer,Warren R
Krisanda,Bernard A----------Rochester NY
Ladd,Stephen C
Lane,Robert V-----------Landaff NH
Lannington,George
Lewis,Mathew D------------Ellsworth ME
Lillo, Ernest A., 222 Lakeview Dr, Eagle Lake, MN 56024, Phone: (507) 340-4038, Fairchild AFB (62-65), Dow AFB (65-68), Beale AFB (68-71), K. I. Sawyer AFB (71-74)
Lowney,John J
MacLauchia,C.R.
1-star Mann,Raymond L------------ Deceased
Marler, Jerry L --------- Bossier City LA

Martell,Charles E
Marzo,Egidio C
Mauller, Richard J-----------Inverness FL
McGoldrick,James E
McGoldrick,John R
McPherson,John C
Meyer,Gerald T
Miller, James L. (Jim), P.O. Box 674, Pittsfield, MI 04967, Phone (207) 487-8487, Email: k611jlmc@gmail.com, Squadrons: Dow AFB (60-62)
1-star Miller,William E----------Deceased OH
Milling,Henry
Miler, James, L. (Jim), Address: P.O. Box 674, CityStateZip: Pittsfield, ME 04967, Phone: +1 (207) 487-8487, Email: k61ljlmc@gmail.com,  Squadron: Dow AFB (60-62)
Milner,Michael
Milner, Roger, 3970 Graves Hwy, Dawson, GA 39842, Phone: (229) 886-4425, Email: N/A, Squadron: Dow AFB, Ramey AFB , Minot AFB, Robins AFB
Minderlein,Phillip J------------Northridge CA
Mitchell Jr.,Eugene L., 201 Hollins Road, Landenberg, PA 19350, Phone: (610) 268-8742, Email: emitchell8201@gmail.com,  Squadron: Dow AFB (60-63)
Moore,Clarence G
Moreau,Charles W
Munsey,William B
Myers,Samuel B
Needham, James O., 6387 Bartlett Rd.,Rome, NY  13440, Phone: N/A, Email: jneedham@twcny.rr.com, Squadron: Dow AFB (60-65),  Seymour Johnson AFB (65-68),  Robins AFB (68-70),  Loring AFB (70-78),  Griffiss AFB (78-80)
1-star Newkirk,Elbert L-----------Deceased
Nyman,Jim
O'Brien,John A-----------Manchester NH
Oden,Lucian B
Pandolfi, Joseph J., 75 Dream Lake Dr., Madison, CT 06443, Phone: (203) 843-5712, Email: pando5942@snet.net ,    Squadron: Dow AFB (64-68)
Padoll,William H
Parsons,Donald C-----------Inverness FL
Paul,Eugene P-----------Rapid City SD
Pearson,Lloyd H-----------Rock Hill SC
Perry,Ronald J
Petermeier,Allan L
Peterson,Richard I
Petrie,Martin A
Picary,Stephen
Polenske,George
Postel,Charles R----------- Bossier City LA
Powell,Dave
1-star Powell, Don - Deceased
Puls,Larry J-----------Bangor ME
Pysz,Frank A
Racquer,Wilfred R
Reardon,Joseph
Regan,William C
Reifsnyder,Jacob E-----------Duncannon PA
Rice,Edward L
Richardson,Paul W
Ricketts,Richard
Riegelman,Thomas F
Rinard,George R-----------Bangor ME
Robert, David G ------- Panama Beach City FL
Roberts,David L
Roberts,Edward
Robinson,David B
Rose,Donald
Rowe,Carlton S
Rowzowski,Paul
Royce, Gray
Ruffino,Robert A
Russell,James P
Ryan,Terry
Sabadini, Lawrence J., 53 Concord Ave., Norwood MA 02062-4004, Phone: (617) 306-6475, Email: SABADINIL@AOL.COM,  Dow AFB (60-63)
Salisbury,Stephen C
Schaefer,Richard  Lt----------Palm Harbor FL
Scott,Elzie E
Scott,Robert Maj
1-star Shuler,Alan----------Deceased
Shupe,Roy W
Simms,Colin
Sites, Robert G., O Box 101, Leeton, MO 64761, Phone: (660) 653-4610, Email: addgertbob@embarq.com, Squadrons: Loring AFB (60-61) Clinton Sherman AFB (61-66) Dow AFB (66-68) Fairchild AFB (68-70) Loring AFB (70-74)
Skunda,Dale G
Smith,CLarence N.-----------Winnsboro SC
Smith,Miles M----------Citrus Heights CA
Smith,Richard M
Smith,William R
Snarponis,George J-----------Las Vegas NV
Spurigo,August-----------Pensacola FL
Spurlock,Richard B
Statham,Ralph E
Steagall,Rodney K
Stoehr,Andrew J
Stower,William E
Strait,Keith
Strickland,Thurman B
Strong,Edward W
Sukkinnik,David A
Swett,Edward B-----------W Boothbay Harbor ME
Tarnawa,Rudolph A.-----------Milford CT
Thompson,Elwin A
Timlake,Johnny W
Tordel,Thomas M-----------Ithaca NY
Treichel,Gary D
Tritchler,Philip D------------Tampa FL
Turner,Richard C
Vail,Thomas O ---------- Deceased
Wade,Shirley J
Wallace,Eugene
Wallace, Richard V --------El Paso TX
Ward,Ethredge H
Weaverling,Norman E-----------San Antonio TX
Wendell,Kenneth J-----------Deceased
White,Bill------------Alpharetta GA
Whittington, Carroll E-----------Annapolis MD
Wilde,Charles A
Wilder,Robert H
Williams,Alderd E
Williamson, William D., 1902 Bballa Way, Grandprairie,TX 75051, Phone: (972) 262-0130, Email: wimpson@aol.com, Squadron: Dow AFB (62-65)
Willis,Herbert D
Willis,Norman L
Winkles,Fredie R
Witchley,Enoch A-----------Benbrook TX
Wolfson,John
Wood, Cornelius E., 213 E. Tennessee St., Fairfield, CA 94533, Phone: (707) 631-7603, Email: neil913@Comcast.net , Squadron: Dow  1960-66
Wood,James L
Work,Richard L
Wright,Joseph L
Wroten,William W

 

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