I started my Crew Chief career in SAC on the last FB-111 made stationed at Plattsburg AFB NY. My second duty station took me to the 57th FIS in Keflavik Iceland on the F4-E which was a great 2 years. I had longed to work on the new F-16 and loved to ski so Hill AFB UT was my next location where I started with the F-16 and from there I went to Hahn AB GE to the 10th FS. I deployed to the Gulf with the 10th where my F-16 was shot down the last day of the Gulf war. I returned and moved to Spangalhem when Hahn was drawn down and from there to my last duty assignment with the 310th FS at Luke AFB AZ.
Current or Favourite assignment
I loved being assigned in germany and traveled all over Europe with my family. Both Hahn and spanghalem porduced great memories. I workked hard and played hard by downihill ski racing for USAFE and dove a race car at Spang Speedway.
I was deployed from Hill to Turkey where we were doing a diplomatic role where I first had a mishap with the F-16. We had just installed an engine on a Phase inspection and were doing our test run when the 7th stage blade exited through the skin destroying the aircraft. I was deployed to Turkey and Spain from Hahn as well. I was deployed with Hahn during the first Gulf war, desert storm and it was there my F-16 84-1390 was shot down over Iraq
This was a great Jet with an exceptional record of Code #1 sorties. It had 43 code #1 sorties in the Gulf prior to being shot down. The Assigned Pilot was Prior Thunderbird solo pilot KC Schow who has sinced passed away and the Pilot who was shot down was Capt Bill Andrews
F-4 Phantom II
I started crewing on the FB-111 at Plattsburg AFB NY in the 380th BW, My second Acft was an F4-E with the 57th FIS at Keflavik AB Iceland and then on to Hill AFB UT and then to Germany
Alan LeBlanc SSgt.,
Dec 03, 2010 - 11:31 PM
What do I remember about Tim Littlefield? Well during the First Gulf War, Tim pinched Bob Self's leg between a pintle hook on a coleman and a tow bar. If it had not been for Jim Snyder being emt qualified. Bob would have bled to death. I saw Bob Self at Kunsan in 1995. He had a very bad limp.I realize that it was an accident. i know Tim Felt bad about it.
Feb 06, 2012 - 02:12 AM
I was a member of and part of the Board of Directors for the Spang Speedway Association. Car #3 in 1600 Air Cooled Class, and later Super Modified. The 9 years that I raced at Spang were the most fun I had ever. If you have any photos of the Speedway, or the cars please let me know.
TSgt USAF Retired
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