| Joe Ciaburri|
Oxford, New Jersey
While in the 108th from 1969 through 1975 I was an engine mechanic on the Thud. Also lucky enough to work the test cell and trim pad after an engine rebuild.
Can't beat the feeling of being next to the J75 when its in afterburner.
Another one of our F105's is at the New England Air Museum at Bradley Airport Its currently in a storage shed. For a couple of years it was in the main display building.
12/27/2013 @ 16:37 [ref: 55560]
| CARL BOENIG|
My name is TSGT CARL BOENIG I served as one of the first Guardsman with the 119thFS I joined Sept 4 1947 and served until Sept 1968 I still miss the joy I had with the unit I will always consider myself A GUARDSMAN My brother PAUL also served He was the MOTOR POOL MSGT I wonder if there are any more of the original out there
01/23/2013 @ 14:00 [ref: 55407]
| Howard Holsinger|
McGuire AFB, New Jersey
A KC-135E display has been added to the Air Guard area in the fall of 2009. It located near the BX/PX Complex adjacent to the C-141B which was added in May 2006.
I see this site has not update display on there site since 2002.
Anybody know what happen to the webmaster?
02/17/2010 @ 11:18 [ref: 9264]
| Dave Bergen|
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
The Thunderbirds really inspired us when we were little. We used to pretended we were the pilots doing figure eights in the street, crossing in and out of each other. We got four kids to do that. It was so much fun in 1978. In fact, that's where the word "Pilots" in the rock band Stone Temple Pilots came from. Catherine Street in the Summer on a Saturday after watching "Land of the Lost".
07/11/2009 @ 07:36 [ref: 8816]
| charles sellick|
brick, New Jersey
I was at ANG 108th Mc Guire ABF from 1978 to 2003. Crewed the T33's when they had them at the same time the Thuds were there. When they got rid of the 105's they got rid of the T Birds also. Then crewed the F4D and onto the E models really enjoyed it. A lot of hard work and long hours but a lot of good friends and good times. I can still hear the Rev. cussing out the plane when he was working on it sure would like to have a copy of his tape. One iof the hardest things I think was changing the Batt. which was in a god foresakeing place.
11/14/2008 @ 17:26 [ref: 8516]
| Ed Lowden|
McGuire AFB NJ, New Jersey
A better link to the Guard beach with the static displays...
02/22/2008 @ 07:38 [ref: 6835]
| GEORGE \"SKI\" DROMBOSKY|
HAMILTON, New Jersey
I HAD MANY ENJOYABLE TIMES WITH THE 141TFS/108TFW DURING THE THUD DAYS. EVERY PLACE WE DEPLOYED TO THOSE BASES "KNEW" WHO WE WERE. GREATEST TIME WAS OUR FIRST DEPLOYMENT TO NELLIS AFB FOR RED FLAG. WE LIT UP THE NIGHT ON THOSE NIGHT TIME LAUNCHES (AND MADE LOTS OF NOISE). I HAVE FRAMED PICTURES OF THOSE F-105B THUDS IN THE THUNDERBIRD MARKINGS ON THE 1ST ROLL OUT AT NELLIS. THEY LOOKED SHARP IN THE THUNDERBIRD MARKINGS. I STILL THINK ONLY THE "BEST EVER" OF THE FIGHTER PILOTS (WITH A LOT OF ATTITUDE) WERE THOSE WHO FLEW THE THUD.
03/14/2007 @ 17:36 [ref: 5736]
| Jim Borden|
The F-105B on the pedistal at McGuire goes back to when the 108th was a TFW instead of it's present designation as an ARW. I was an engine mech on the Thuds and have numerous hours working on 776 back in the late 60's. Back then, the flightline was a whole lot closer to Ft. Dix's Texas Ave. and the aircraft were easily visible through the chain link fence separating the two bases. The gate that is next to 776 was a primary entry point for Guardsmen assigned to the 108th but security changes have eliminated that gate as an access point to McGuire. One of my fondest Guard memories as an engine mech was qualifying to run-up the Thuds. Lighting that afterburner during test was a real kick in the butt, literally.
02/08/2007 @ 10:30 [ref: 5603]
| JOSEPH P. SHALLCROSS|
I was a crewchief on both F105's and F4E's in the NJANG,had good times with both planes on tdy's and some bad times too. But the good out weighs
the bad by a landslide.
05/18/2006 @ 09:22 [ref: 5009]
, New Jersey
C-118 IS AT THE TRAFFIC CIRCLE NEAR THE TERMINAL ON MCGUIRE. ALSO THERE IS A P-38 ON A STICK AT ANOTHER TRAFFIC CIRCLE.
10/26/2005 @ 12:55 [ref: 4542]