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"Excellent site, much good information, thank you!"
"I went through Jr. and Sr. High School in Big Spring and occasionally visited Webb AFB. A neighbor, Vernon Dudley was an Webb Instructor Pilot. At Texas Tech in 1957, Vernon was finishing his degree In engineering, under the AF "Bootstrap" program. He flew at Reese AFB to qualify for flight pay, and had me wear my AFROTC uniform, and took me flying in a TB-25. What a thrill for an 18 year old kid! My UPT was in 64H at Willie. One day I was assigned to fly some parts to Webb, in a fiberglass box called "the coffin", installed in the back seat. I never shut down the engine, and taxied to the runway to fly back home. That was my only contact with Webb AFB as a military officer.
I come back to Big Spring for High Schools reunions, and hope to visit Hangar 25 one day. You have a very nice web site. "
"I was a graduate of UPT Class 73-06. I have many fond memories of my time at Big Spring. I went on to fly the F-111A and after leaving the Air Force I worked as a Test Conductor for the F-18, AV8B, F-117, U2, and currently the B2 Spirit at Edwards AFB. My son John R. was born on Christmas Day 1972 at Webb AFB Hospital! He went on to graduate from the US Air Force Academy, class of 1995. I own a Mooney M20C and hope to, someday, land on the runway where I first learned to fly! "
"My dad, Robert F. Escalle, was a cadet at Webb in Class 53-C. He graduated on May 1, 1953. He flew the T-28A Trojan and T-33 Shooting Star jet trainer. This site is a great way to remember those who served at Webb and not forget its heritage."
"Graduated from UPT is class 65-G. Went on the fly F-4s on active duty then on to United Airlines. Retired as a B-747-400 Captain. Also continued flying in the Air Force Reserve. Flew the A-37 and finally the A-10. Still remember with fond memories graduation day at Webb and how proud I was (and still am) of those silver wings!
From: Hugh Hebert
City: Larkspur, CO Country: USA
"I was stationed at Webb from '52-'56 and was in the field mantainence sq. electric shop. Today I was talking to another one who was there about the same time. During the conversation he mentioned a year book that he used to have and I seem to remember seeing one before. Do you or anyone reading this know any thing about the yearbookI would appreciate any info I can get.
Thanks Ron Geary"
"Graduate of Pilot Training Class 59-H , June 1959. IP at Vance AFB. A-1Es in Vietnam 1964/65
ADC in F-102 & F-101B, Hamilton AFB and Comox BC, Canada. FCF (T-37 & T-38 pilot Laughlin AFB & Maintenance Control Officer. F-4 Maintenance Office Kounsan, Korea. AETC IG and HQ Logistics Staff Officer. Retired as Lt/Col July 1979. Worked in Aerospace industry following USAF. Now retired in La Vernia, TX and recently bought an RV-8 to get back in the air. Plan to fly in to 2008 Webb reunion."
" Spent six weeks at Webb in the summer of 1958 at ROTC summer camp. I remember marching in the hot sun with our "pith" helmets. Salt pill dispenser next to each water fountain. Orientation flight in a T-33. A very lovely evening near graduation at the country club with some of the Big Springs young girls in attendance. Attended a nice little Lutheran church in town. Some Air Force Academy cadets came one week and inspected our barracks, checking that they could bounce a quarter off our tightly made beds. Quite an experience and I fondly remember Big Springs. Retired from the Air Force in 1981. Would like to visit Hanger 25 some day."
"i was stationed at webb in 71-72,, i worked in base operations, my ncoic was m/sgt mott, t/sgt bosarge some of my fellow airmen were ssgt jolly a1c dave durham,sgt landsdale. i brought my 1st wife with me at first she had really wondered what i had done to her.sand storms, rattlesnakes ,and other crawly things. she got a job at gibson's. i remember base weather coming over to our counter telling us sand storm coming. i also remember colorado city aux. landing field were my buddy the fireman a1c mike welcher worked. this truly a great place and great times."
"I was in UPT Class 62G but was medically disqualified for low positive G tolerance. I served 23 years in the logistics field and retired in 1984 as a colonel. I ride motorcycles and have written 13 books on the subject."
"Enjoyed reading some of the comments. I arrived at Webb June 1952 and stayed till1956 went to Chitose Japan. I was in fld. maint. electric shop and shop chief was Mr. Martin Scaggs. My son was born at the base hospital. Someone asked about Browns cleaners. I sure do it was on the on the road going from town to the base. How about the motorcycle shop the drive in diner Jett I think and Look out mountain. What good memories"
"Good site, just found it . Webb AFB was my first base out of Tech school. June of 76 to 77. Many fond memories. I worked up on the control Tower where the real controller were. Just joking rapcon. Worked
with steve rowe. Msgt Bil Root. Chief Workmanm James Gill Major Richard T. Missman Commander.
Chaplain Chumley. Any way some off base memories too.
" i was stationed at Webb from May 68 thru July 69 ...2050th Comm squadron......air traffic controller.....
ahhhh i remember so well approaching Big Spring from the east on I20...late at night...from a distance i see all theses lights kind of towering into the sky.........I thought...gee....this is really a BIG city...tall buildings and all........ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh only to come upon the OIL REFINERY on the ouskirts of town........next stop...the Wagon Wheel......"
From: Danny Shultz
City: Grayson Country: USA
"I was stationed at Webb AFB, during the years of 54,55 & 56..."