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 CMSgt. Timothy Laynor (Ret.)

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Name CMSgt. Timothy Laynor (Ret.)
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Unit 428th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Buccaneers"
Crewing F-16s from 1984 until 1996
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KC-135A, 42d Bomb Wing, Loring AFB, Maine
F-4C/D/E, 58 TFS, 33d Tac Ftr Wg, Eglin AFB, FL
F-4E, TDY to Udorn RTAFB, Thailand, Operation Linebacker I
F-4D, 8th OMS, 8th Tac Ftr Wg, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand
T-38A, 47th OMS, 47th Flying Training Wg, Laughlin AFB, TX
F-111E, 20th OMS, 20th Tac Ftr Wg, RAF Upper Heyford, UK
F-111D, 27th AGS, 524th AMU, 27th Tac Ftr Wg, Cannon AFB, NM
F-4D, F-16A/B, 401st AGS, 310th AMU, 401st Tac Ftr Wg, Torrejon AB, Sp
F-16A/B/C/D, 58th AGS, 310th AMU, 58th Tac Ftr Trng Wg, Luke AFB, AZ
F-15A, Det 1, 3d Ops Sqdn, Eagle Alert, 3d Wing, Osan AB, S.Korea
F-111G/E, F-16C/D, 428 Ftr Sqdn, 522 Ftr Sqdn, 27th Ftr Wg, Cannon AFB, NM
Played with everything in the AF inventory as senior aircraft inspector Air Combat Command Inspector General Team

Current or Favourite assignment

The 428th Fighter Squardron was the F-111 training squadron for the Air Force. It consisted of 25 F-111G aircraft. These were former FB-111 aircraft from the Strategic Air Command cobbled together with a tactical bombing system. The aircraft was AMP'd prior to coming to Cannon, so the aircraft was incredibly reliable. The best thing about the unit were the people, from the squadron command on down. For me it was the highlight of my career as these were the BEST people to be assigned with. Ninty percent of my senior NCOs went on to be CMSgts and they ran the tautest ship as "Buccaneers".

Deployments

My first deployment was with the 33d TFW "Nomads". At that time there was only one squadron assigned to the wing, that being the 58th TFS with it's infamous "monkey pissing in the snow" patch. That six month deployment took 'em to Operation Linebacker I stationed at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand. The unit lost a couple of aircraft, but no Nomad pilots were flying 'em at the time. Capt Richie also made four of his five kills in 58 TFS aircraft. I was there the day he made his double kill in one of our birds. One of our pilots, Capt McKinley, I believe, killed a MiG-21 with the 20mm after an AIM-4 and AIM-7 malfunction. I quickly learned how to hang over ten sets of external tanks per shifts as our aircraft were used as MIGCAP most of the time. It was some TDY!

My Jets & Assignments

Unit 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Squids" [History]
Period 1983 - 1986
Unit 310th Fighter Squadron "Tophats" [History]
Period 1986 - 1991
Unit 522nd Fighter Squadron "Fireballs" [History]
Period 1996 - 1996

Visitor Comments

Hello Tim, It's Tom Wharton
Meathook, Feb 15, 2008 - 08:10 PM

We were flight chiefs together back at Luke (310th AMU) in the mid 1980's, how are you, what you doing these days?

Shoot me an email, I 'd like to say hello...nice to see you here, at this site.

Hi Tim,
Deedee Vans Evers, Nov 08, 2009 - 02:32 AM

I'm glad to see that you made Chief! How have you been? What are you up to? Send me an email? Would love to "catch up".

John Newberry, Feb 24, 2010 - 04:07 AM

Hi Tim, don't know of you rember me or not but I was the NCOIC of the 310th. You keep me out of trouble a few time along with other flight chiefs. I now live in calif and winter in Yuma az. Like to hear from you

Charles Bagwell, MSgt Ret., Sep 02, 2010 - 11:42 AM

How are you? We are living in Granite Falls, Washington. Enjoying retirement.

Dennis Cannon, MSgt Ret, Jul 30, 2011 - 04:43 AM

Hey Chief Timmy! Haven't heard from you in a while.

What are you up to. I'm living the dream of NOT being a Rock Star! Hope to hear from you soon!

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