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Douglas RB-66C 'Destroyer'

Description
  Manufacturer:Douglas
  Base model:B-66
  Designation:RB-66
  Version:C
  Nickname:Destroyer
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1924-Present
  Basic role:Bomber
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance

Specifications
Not Yet Available

Known serial numbers
54-447 / 54-476, 55-0384 / 55-0389


 

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 Sgt Laurence Rose
 North Kingstown, RI
Started as crewcheif on 55384 in the 355th tac fighter wing takhli thailand. During the boming halts in november 1968 Only one aircraft flew out of Takhli; and that was 384. Every light and I mean every light was off. The only lighting I had was the flight line truck and one lighting unit. 55-384 was part of the 41st.tews It was lost in 1970. For more Info. on the B66 check out the book GLORY DAYS by Wolfgang W.E.Samuel Colonel USAF.
09/02/2012 @ 20:53 [ref: 66533]
 craig gunsul
 Walla Walla, WA
I was stationed at Yokota from 1956-1958, initially to 12th TRS but was an ECM repairman. When 11th TRS got the RB-66Cs I was transferred along with all the electronic specialists to the 6067th A & E. Fire Control, Navigation, Radio, and ECM all shared one hangar as I recall.
06/08/2012 @ 18:07 [ref: 59328]
 Clayton Gehring
 Albuquerque, NM
I was stationed at Yokota AFB from Aug 57 to May 59 and was a crew chief on the 66c in the 12th TFS. I recognized several names here in this post. Capt Dunn was the engineering officer and knew Msgt Bibby and Msgt Hatcher. I also knew Msgt Baxley, a Bataan death march survivor. I also remember a Msgt Jones.
05/25/2012 @ 09:48 [ref: 57792]
 Bud Hammond
 Boise,Idaho, ID
I was stationed in Spangdahlem in 1958 b-66 mechanic and then we moved to Chelveston in 1959 where i stayed till 1962 as a Rb66C crew Chief and flew in the x gunner seat. Would fly into Tripoli and return. Married English girl who was from Wellingborough and we live in Boise Idaho. Retired from Air Force with 28 years service. Would like to hear from anyone from Chelveston. Found and i am talking to Mike Ratz and Hank Chrysler
05/27/2011 @ 14:49 [ref: 38820]
 Dick Renninger
 Liberty Lake, WA
I was part of the team that performed the acceptance inspection on the RB-66Cs coming into Yokota AFB in 1957. Our first squadron was called the 11th Special Activity Section, later becoming the 11th Tac. Our commander Capt. Hart was killed in a crash of a C-47 he was flying during a routine flight, logging flight time.

I was later transferred to the 12th Tac., Lt/Col Benadom,s squadron. M/Sgt Rippy was our Maintenance Sgt.

I was also on the squadron softball team.
07/10/2009 @ 17:53 [ref: 24289]
 Bill Starnes
 Knoxville, TN
The aircraft in the solo picture is an RB-66C and not an RB-66B which was a night photo version of the Douglas B/RB/WB-66B/C/D/E. Otherwise, a nice web site to review.

Bill Starnes
B/E/RB-66B/C/E EWO at
Shaw AFB (56), Spang (57-59), Chelveston (59-61), Takhli (67-68)
06/17/2008 @ 05:39 [ref: 21510]
 Bill Starnes
 Knoxville, TN
The aircraft in the solo picture is an RB-66C and not an RB-66B which was a night photo version of the Douglas B/RB/WB-66B/C/D/E. Otherwise, a nice web site to review.

Bill Starnes
B/E/RB-66B/C/E EWO at
Shaw AFB (56), Spang (57-59), Chelveston (59-61), Takhli (67-68)
06/17/2008 @ 05:39 [ref: 21509]
 chuck pomroy
 Liverpool, NY
To Bob Stern, I was an instructor at Sheppard 57 to 58, then went to Yokota where I crewed 55388 a C model then 55416 a D model until we shipped them back to the states & closed up the 11th tac.Contact me to talk about old times.
04/16/2008 @ 19:28 [ref: 20571]
 Bob Stern
 Chantilly, VA
I was the crew chief on the first RB-66C to be assigned to the 11th TRS at Yokota AB, Japan in 1957. I had previously worked on the RB-66B with the 12th TRS, also at Yokota and taught at the B-66 school at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas in 1958 until they closed the school down. I would like to connect with any old 11th or 12th TRS people from the 1956-1958 period and/or from Sheppard 1958-1959. Those were not good days for enlisted (or officer) personnel; I spent 38 months in grade as an A/2C, frozen in grade. As there appeared to be little future in the USAF, I got out in 1960. Those were fascinating days as the aircraft were straight from the factory and we all, ground and air crew alike were "writing the book" at the same time as we were reading it! It is amazing, looking back, that with so many "amateurs" in action that we had such an outstanding safety record.
01/23/2008 @ 13:03 [ref: 19408]
 sam smith
 Dugspur,, VA
I arrived at Spangdahlem AB in Jully 1958 and was with the B-66-4 (MTD) Mobile Training Detachment. My C.O. was Capt (later Col) R.M O'Hara, NCOIC was MSGT Leroy C. Hall. Others with the detachment were MSGT Arthur A. Thacker, TSGT C.B. Pearson, and TSGT Edward Kimball (others I remember included Hokanson, Hyer, and Lowe). I was a two striper and taught Electronic Countermeasures maintenance and repair including the APD-4, APR-9B, APR-14, APR-4Y, ALS-5, APA-74, APS-54, ALA-6, ALT-6B, ALT-7, and ALE-1. I taught many classes at Spangdahlem and RAF Alconbury - I even taught a couple of classes at RAF Chelveston. While at Spangdahlem, I had the opportuniity to teach some Officer refresher courses and a team of Ground ECM Personnel from Prum (I'm not confident of that spelling). I have great memories and learned a great deal about electronics and the RB-66C. I finally got my third stripe (after 39 months time in grade) and headed back home to Texas in March of '60.

01/18/2008 @ 14:22 [ref: 19349]

 

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