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Name: Paul F. Dion (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Fri Oct 3 02:13:47 2003
Comment: Black Shack at Denver,1966, Orders to Okinawa changed by telegram while on post-school leave. With Det.1/USAF/TAWC, Santa Rosa Island (Eglin AFB) 67-70. Never made it to an "operational unit", but took part in over 70 launches of the Mace as the MQM-13A and B MaceDrone. Enjoyed playing with the MM-1 tire pressure from the cab to worry parade marshalls just before the roll off!

Name: Charles (Homepage)
Country: MissouriDate: Sat Aug 2 00:50:51 2003
Comment: Mace B 1960 Denver,Lowrey AFB. Black Hanger , Orlando AFB, guard duty & crew training , Cape for operation SOTE living in the quanset huts Camp Happiness.Bitburg year in PATS,on a launch crew at Rittersdorf . lived on economy#11 Rautenburg Strasse,near brewry. My son born on base.He found your web site.I have enjoyed it very much. On my launch crew were Maj. Livers, Tsgt Becker, Airmen, Logan, Jacobs, Doan & Tinsley
Charles L Scott

Name: Charles (Homepage)
Country: MissouriDate: Sat Aug 2 00:40:31 2003
Comment: I on the Mace B 1960 in Denver,Lowrey AFB. in the " Black Hanger " went to Orlando AFB pulled guard duty on the missile compound & had crew training then to the Cape for operation SOTE while living in the quanset huts at Camp Happiness. I went to Bitburg about a year in PATS I finally was on a launch crew at Rittersdorf. I remember A trip to Eidenheim launch site once but never went inside.I lived on the economy at #11 Rautenburg Strasse, about a block from the brewry. My oldest son was bor

Name: Charles (Homepage)
Country: MissouriDate: Sat Aug 2 00:28:51 2003
Comment: I was part of the Mace B program starting 1960 in Denver,Lowrey AFB. in the " Black Hanger " then went to Orlando AFB where I pulled guard duty on the missile compound & finally had my crew training then to the Cape for operation SOTE while living in the quanset huts at Camp Happiness. After that I went to Bitburg and after about a year in PATS I finally was on a launch crew at Rittersdorf. I remember A trip to Eidenheim launch site once but never went inside.I lived on the economy as it was cal

Name: BOB GENOVESE (Homepage)
Country: USA Date: Thu Jul 31 21:08:09 2003
Comment: Assigned to 38TMW from May 61 to May 65. Married to the former Rosemarie Nickweiler of Sembach since 1963.

Name: Mike Hodgden (Homepage)
Country: United StatesDate: Tue May 13 15:24:23 2003
Comment: Just wanted to let you know I was born into the 38th TMW, while my father was stationed at Sembach. I think the stories they told (Mom and Dad) were funny having to live in Enkenbach, and Volgeweh, because of no housing until '61 or '62. My Dad, Big Mike Hodgden was with the fire dept., and on the bowling team, still have his shirt and trophy. I don't know what sqdn. or flight he was on, but believe it or not I still have his Area badge and silver name tag with the missle on it. He was there 58-

Name: Ron Fox (Homepage)
Country: USDate: Tue Apr 15 08:45:23 2003
Comment: I am an avid collector of American Military Service beer steins from 1950 - 1970. If you brought one back from your service time and would be willing to part with it, I would pay $200. for it if in good condition and has a lid. Please let me hear from you. Thanks for your consideration.


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Name: Charles Martin (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Wed Feb 5 23:01:13 2003
Comment: Great Site. I hope everyone that can will be in Denver in June for the third reunion. We had a great time in Dallas, a better time in Orlando, and Denver should be the best yet. It is always good to see old friends.

Name: Paul Fisher (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sat Feb 1 23:43:39 2003
Comment: What a fabulous website!I am a modelmaker with a new interest in the early days of guided missiles and the Matador /Mace story is of particular interest.Thanks so much for posting all these great pictures and stories.Excellent site design , too.

Name: Ron Doescher (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Thu Jan 23 11:04:37 2003
Comment: Great remembrance of interesting times & peoples.
I was in the 405th TMS (later the 71st) at Hahn from 59-63.

Name: HAROLD CRANSTON (Homepage)
Country: UNITED STATESDate: Mon Jan 13 20:23:06 2003
Comment: STATIONED AT SEMBACH FROM 1965 THRU 1967
822 MISSILE SQ

Name: Alfred Villalon (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sat Nov 23 00:28:49 2002
Comment: Great site with lots of memories.
I graduated as a 331 from Lowry in Aug 1960
Launched a Matador from Canaveral Dec 1960
and spent 15 or so months with 310 TMS in Osan.

Name: Bill Adair (Homepage)
Country: USDate: Sat Nov 16 20:19:37 2002
Comment: Great site! I was a Matador guidance mechanic at Sembach 56-58 (B Flight), and in missile maintenance at Hahn 58-59. Taught the Mace B Inertial Guidance course at Lowry from 60-62, before transfer to the Skybolt ALBM. Skybolt was cancelled in 63, and I transferred to Holloman AFB NM where I retired in 75.

Hope to see all of you in Denver 2003!

Bill

Name: Jeff Schiff (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Nov 5 15:42:59 2002
Comment: I just wanted to update my EMail address. Also, I had a great time at the Orlando reunion. I'd encourage folks to go to the Denver reunion. I had a ball at the Orlando reunion seeing guys I haven't seen for 40 years.

Name: Charles Urban (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Wed Aug 21 22:17:05 2002
Comment: I was assigned tto the 38th Air Police Squadron from 02/63 to 08/65.Great Duty,good people...had a ball.

Name: George Mindling (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Aug 20 23:40:29 2002
Comment: I have made changes to many of the pages, and
added a few new ones, during the last couple
of months,and have tried to include as many of
the new photos as possible.
Thanks to everyone... George

Name: ELTON (TONY)NIGHTINGALE (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Thu May 9 18:18:36 2002
Comment: I WAS MEMBER OF THE 38TH MMS FROM 64-ENDAND A MEMBER OF THE 603ABG UNTIL 67. SEMBACH WAS ONE OF THE BEST TIME IF MY LIFE.

Name: Tim Lewinski (Homepage)
Country: USDate: Sun Apr 28 11:07:35 2002
Comment: Great site. Its good to see that the history and memories are being kept alive.
I Served on the MACE B, Kadena AB, Okinawa, 1963 to 1965, Launch Crew, Site 3.

Name: Art Heisler (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Mon Mar 25 22:58:18 2002
Comment: Assigned to the Chief of Maintenance 1964.Transfered to SAC Whiteman AFB Mo. Retired with 25 in 1968.

Name: Fred Crytzer (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sun Feb 3 20:21:59 2002
Comment: Spent 15 months overseas assigned to the 310th TMS at Osan and the 498th TMGroup from Sept "61 to Nov '62. While at Osan we scrapped that unit. I also am a patch collector primarily of missile units and could surre use some patches from the European area. Anybody out there want to trade.
Thanks for letting me see your great site and Good Luck!

Name: reginald zimmerman (Homepage)
Country: auburn,wa,usaDate: Mon Aug 6 18:43:32 2001
Comment: I was with the 498th TMG, Kadena
Air Base, Okinawa. 1965 thur 1967.

Name: James Wylie (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue May 8 17:14:54 2001
Comment: I was with the 498th Tac Missile Wing,
Kadena Air Base, Okinawa

Name: Ronald L. Regula (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sun May 6 18:38:47 2001
Comment: I worked in the TEMS shop my time back then 1960-1966 Orlando. 1966 Bitburg. Got out of af then came back in 1968 and retired in 1981 and now living in Richmond,Va.

Name: JOHN K MOLLERT (Homepage)
Country: Date: Mon Apr 30 00:39:17 2001
Comment: HI YOU ALL.. GOOD TO SEE SOME NAME THAT I REMEMBER
IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS AGO.. I STARTED IN ORLANDO IN 1958 AND ENDED UP IN SEMBACH TILL 1963
HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU JOHN

Name: William Hegner (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Wed Apr 11 22:15:46 2001
Comment: I spent 20 years as an USAF missileer (Minuteman weapons system) and have see quite a few new web site about the older missile systems. I would like to say this is one of the best I have ever seen.

Name: Victor Gary Shoepe (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Mon Apr 9 00:22:12 2001
Comment: Remember Camp Happiness at the Cape? Whatever happened to Lt. Dion Turner at Bitburg? I was there from '63-'66 in GSC Maintenance. George Mindling-who got sprayed with hydraulic fluid in flight controls?

Name: nick nicholson (Homepage)
Country: eDate: Tue Mar 20 18:12:14 2001
Comment: I was in launch in bitburg from feb64 to aug65 and then transfered to Sembach aug65 to sept66 when the abird was shut down.


Name: Glenn O. Offerdahl (Homepage)
Country: U SDate: Sun Mar 11 14:29:13 2001
Comment: Glenn served at Bitburg in l961 to 1963

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Country: USADate: Sat Mar 10 16:57:47 2001
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Name: bobby h chapman (Homepage)
Country: usaDate: Fri Mar 9 00:56:16 2001
Comment: brought the tm76a mace missile to hahn ab july 1960 to apr 1963. worked at metro tango area. moved to missile maint area on base. site 1v. and maint control. lived of base at michelbock near site 1v.

Name: WILLIAM E. BANEY (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sat Feb 17 12:50:31 2001
Comment: THERE HAS BEEN NO COMMENT ABOUT THE FIRST MISSILE SQUADRON STATIONED AT SEMBACH AIR BASE.THE 587TH.COMM&GUIDANCE MISSILE SQ.WAS THERE I KNOW FROM JUNE 1956 UNTIL I LEFT IN DECEMBER 1957.OUR SQUADRON WAS AIR LIFTED FROM ORLANDO A.F.BASE AS A COMPLETE UNIT,FAMILIES AND ALL.WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS ADDED TO YOUR LISTING. THANK YOU FOR CHECKING THIS OUT.

Name: bob chapman (Homepage)
Country: u.s.aDate: Thu Feb 15 00:33:33 2001
Comment: i was at hahn air base . 1960 to 1963. 586 mms on mace missile.

Name: Clint Everett (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sun Jan 28 03:09:40 2001
Comment: I was at Sembach and Grunstadt from March 61 through October 63. Was originally trained for Guidance System Maintenance and began in the Maintenance hanger on the Sembach flight line. I was "converted" to launch when the sites were converted to multiple launch complexes, requiring more crews for the rotation. Major John Finky was my Launch Officer, Staff Sgt. Lee Kyser was the Crew Chief, and Joe Razidlo was the Mech.#2. I was the Mech.#1. We were Launch Crew 3-7 at Grunstadt "C" flight.

Name: Ken Collingwood (Homepage)
Country: USDate: Wed Jan 24 21:59:57 2001
Comment: I Worked at Site V from 1963 to 1966. What memories!
I'm looking forward to the reunion in Orlando in October.

Name: Bob Perkins (Homepage)
Country: Colorado, USADate: Wed Jan 24 21:39:18 2001
Comment: Wife and I spent 2 years (1963-1964) at Sembach.
I was a guidance systems tech on site maintenance
crew, worked for Sgt. Stephenson (wonder if he's
still sober!). Spent time last 6 months working
for ole Chief Master Sargent (I don't to be a
warrent officer) Culpepper. Followed some of the
crowd when back in the states but lost track of
most over the years. Spent time in Montana with
Max Sanches (did he go to Nam?). Also Saw Hal Kearns
in Colorado many year

Name: Ted E Hollins (Homepage)
Country: TennesseeDate: Sun Jan 21 17:11:24 2001
Comment: Have really been having a ball with all the contacts
to the differant site regarding the TM-76 Missile.
Was at Grundstat from 62 to 63 as Crew Chief on Missle
Maint,then to Sembach Base in Missile Control Section
Left Germany in May 64.

Name: Larry Gammon (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Wed Dec 27 22:35:20 2000
Comment: Stationed there in 1966/69 - USAF Air Police

Name: Shane D. Combs (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Dec 19 01:18:00 2000
Comment: Great site!! I was at Sembach from '62 thru'67 as a guidance tech. Started out in the Guidance Shop, was reluctantly asssigned to Site Maintenance working Site 3 at Gruenstadt and finished up In QC. I was lucky enough to work on the Mace from Pre-SOTE to decommissioning; from '58 thru '67. Was at Holloman in the Det 1 for 2 years then to Sembach. Loved both assignments.

Name: Harold (Hal) Renninger (Homepage)
Country: Texas, USADate: Wed Dec 6 15:50:07 2000
Comment: I was at site Vl at Hahn from 64-till we clsoed it. I read the citation to accompany the award of the Presidential Unit Citation at the closing. I would like to find Gulledge and Jack Flynn.

Name: George B. "Butch" Miller (Homepage)
Country: Hinton, WV USADate: Wed Oct 11 13:16:20 2000
Comment: This web page is truly Outstanding!!!! Was at Hahn AB 1060-61, 586th Support Sqdn. (Security) Trying to locate a Cotton Hunter and a Kohler that were fireman in the 586th and played on Base Basketball during this time frame. Any one know where Tracy J. Mandart, former Sqdn Adj. and Asst. Coach maybe?

Name: MAX QUITIQUIT JR (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Mon Oct 2 16:15:44 2000
Comment: Hi! The web page looks great. By the way, I've left McGuire AFB, New Jersey. My current forwarding Email address is: <max.quitiquit@usaf.org>
Thanks, and keep up the great work!

Name: Marvin Humerickhouse (Homepage)
Country: Date: Sun Sep 24 20:31:50 2000
Comment: i was on sembach in the fire dept. from oct 65 to oct68 worked at site 1 2 and 3 was at site after it closed down until it was closed. these brings back many good memories thanks

Name: Ron Sullivan (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Sat Jul 15 15:35:55 2000
Comment: Great site. I was a guidance technician at Sembach from 1963 through August 1966.

Name: Bill Holliday (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Thu Jun 29 01:08:15 2000
Comment: I was at bitburg 58to61 worked A flight launch crew 4 spent 18 monts at Stienborn

Name: Bob Minicucci (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Thu Jun 8 11:46:17 2000
Comment: I was a Martin Tech Rep on the Mace in Germany (Sembach AFB) from 1959 to 1962, and Kadena AFB from 1962 to 1965. Anybody out there?

Name: Ed Wilgos (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Jun 6 21:57:57 2000
Comment: Great site. I wish there was some information on the 310 TMS that was in Osan till 1962. I can't find any info on the 310 tms or the 58 tmg.

Name: John Cardenas (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Jun 6 01:30:24 2000
Comment: Was with the 586th. MMS stationed at Hahn AFB
between November 1964 and November 1966.

Name: Jeff Schiff (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Thu May 25 14:49:22 2000
Comment: Really enjoyed seeing the website. I was lucky enough to be at Orlando, Hahn, Semback, Kadena, Lowry and the Cape with the A,B, and C birds.

Name: Kenneth L Lidderdale (Homepage)
Country: U SDate: Sat May 13 00:05:55 2000
Comment: Served in the Wing in the 60's

Name: Jerry McBride (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue May 2 10:17:44 2000
Comment: I was at A and C Flights (Tech. I on launch crews) at Sembach Air Base from May, 1962 through December, 1964. This site brought back many fond memories, and I will visit it often.

Name: gene henderson (Homepage)
Country: usaDate: Wed Apr 12 21:39:39 2000
Comment: was stationed at hahn from dec 62-dec 66. worked in the AGE section and at sites 4 and 5

Name: Bob Shuping (Homepage)
Country: NC, USADate: Thu Mar 9 14:49:04 2000
Comment: I'm glad I found this site as I have been missing my buddies. I was assigned to the 585th Support Squadron at Bitburg Air Base from 9/58-6/61.

Name: Andrew Hernandez (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Mon Feb 28 09:12:07 2000
Comment: George-Thanks for putting together such a great site. I forwarded the URL to many friends. Have you considered including the emblem/patch of all the organizations including the predecessor units?

Name: JOE PERKINS (Homepage)
Country: Date: Sat Feb 19 12:15:02 2000
Comment: GEORGE YOU DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB
JOE

Name: Jim Sands (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Feb 15 09:25:21 2000
Comment: Andy... Nice Job
I was a Brat at HAHN from 1957 to 1960 / 8th / 10th grades. We have over 100 people located from that time era. Contact if looking for someone (other Brats). Still looking for Jim Hardin, Dale Keltz, Dennis Chapman, Gerry McGinnley... if you see this, please contact. HAHN was our Home and that is where the heart is!

Name: Rod Ries (Homepage)
Country: Date: Fri Feb 11 19:25:29 2000
Comment: At Sembach June63 to June 65. Controls mech.

Name: Donald R Hess (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Tue Feb 8 02:05:40 2000
Comment: Goodsite Good memories

Name: Paul A. Yadon (Homepage)
Country: Good Ol' USADate: Wed Jan 12 05:46:11 2000
Comment: Didn't know there was so much missile stuff
around. There was a Mastersargent Culpepper
who took a 16mm movie at Tripoly in 1958. I'd
like to get a copy of that! Col. Ingersol was our
commander at that time, I think.

Does anyone know where A/1c/Capt. Buskohl is?
Email address?

See ya!

Name: Adolf L. Martinez (Homepage)
Country: USADate: Fri Jan 7 03:53:10 2000
Comment: A very impressive web-site.

Name: Guy Chaney (Homepage)
Country: Cumberland, MDDate: Fri Jan 7 00:39:37 2000
Comment: Sembach 1960-1962 B-flight, enjoy the site and plan to attend the next reunion.

Name: Jack (J.R.) Moore (Homepage)
Country: USA (Michigan)Date: Thu Dec 23 16:46:43 1999
Comment: Sure glad to see so much interest from the old Mace gang. Look forward to renewing old friendships and swapping stories at the reunion in Orlando. I was at B flight Sembach Mace "A" with Capt. Thoeni, S/Sgt Bill Rowe and A/2c Tom Baker




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