VIETNAM 3

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Ubon - AC-130s tucked away in the reventments
Ubon - AC-130s tucked away in the reventments
Ubon - Thor flightline pull back to the reventments
Ubon - Thor flightline pull back to the reventments
Ubon - Unidentified

TBD
Ramp at Ubon 71-72

Ramp at Ubon 71-72
SA-2 SAM Exposed patch
SA-2 SAM Exposed patch
150 Mission patch

150 Mission patch
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Front Row (L-R)
P - Capt Tom Bellen
Ubon - Unidentified <——
Back Row (L-R)
TN - Maj Marty Hintzen
IR - Lt Col J.C. Lewis
CP - Capt Dave Pfeifer
TV - Capt Joe Banks
FCO - Maj Bill Esterly
BC - 1LT Pat Campbell
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Front Row (L-R)
AG - SSgt James Hamilton
FE - TSgt Jimmy Tucker
Lead AG-TSgt John Litchfield
Ubon - Unidentified <——
Back Row (L-R)
AG - A1C Scott Frankel
New Lead AG - TSgt. Paul Campbell
AG - A1C Jerry Collins
IO - SSgt Waldy Hernandez
 
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Front Row (L-R)
Copilot - Bob Conners
IO - Paul Foltz
Pilot - William Kehler
BC - Mike Nolen
Gunner - Bill Shea
FCO - Bob Zernicki
Willie's Watertower Watchers
Willie's Watertower Watchers
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Back Row (L-R)
TV - Steve Sinclair
N - Jay Arnold
FE - Bethel Mason
Lead Gunner - Dan Hoppel(?)
IR - ???
Gunner - Larry Barnett
Gunner - Bill Clayton
Gunner - Gary Hempstead
View larger image of the ACFT 043 In Memory Collage

ACFT 043 Collage
View larger image of TSgt Bill Cotton, AC 490
TSgt Bill "Rotten" Cotton
ACFT 490
View larger image of TSgt Bill Cotton, Squadron Headquarters
TSgt Bill Cotton
Squadron Headquarters
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Bob Buckman (Cowboy Buck) is far right in photo. Standing next to him is Jeff Parker, and sitting next to Jeff is Dwight D. McGrath. The guy crouching down next to McGrath was the illuminator operator. Very back left of the photo, almost out of camera range, is Tom Hoza. The gentleman, far left, with his chin in his hand is Wally Love.
View larger image of Gunner section waiting to go to war
Ubon - Gunner section waiting to go to war
 
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Front Row (L-R)
???

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View larger image of crew that MSgt Bill Cotton was on
Ubon crew
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Back Row (L-R)
FE - ???
Larry Thurman
Bob Greenfield
Jack Grolla
MSgt Bill Cotton
???
Bob Buckman
???
Ubon 71-72 - AC-130s tucked away in the reventments
Ubon 71-72 - AC-130A's in the reventments
Ubon 71-72 - AC-130A in the reventments
Ubon 71-72 - AC-130A in the reventments
Sunrise or sunset at Ubon 71-72

Sunrise or sunset at Ubon 71-72
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Front Row (L-R)
FLIR - Capt Larry Sanders
TN - Maj Ron Girard
AG - SSgt Ed Hassler
AG - SSgt Harold Maddux
CP - Capt Kim Watne
FE - SSgt Bob Lake
Crew 16
Crew 16
(Crew 16 became Crew 18 and was named Roger Ramjet and the American Eagles)
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Back Row (L-R)
Maj Hank Rother (Black Crow)
Pilot - Capt Roger Asp
FCO - Lt Col Dick Thompson
AG - A1C Rob McNichol
TV (NOD) - Capt Darrell Willey
IO - Sgt Jeff Bastar
AG - Sgt Mike Allen
AG - SSgt Walt Nunes
Ubon 71-72 - 40MM AC-130
Ubon 71-72 - 40MM AC-130A
Ubon 71-72 - 20MM AC-130A
Ubon 71-72 - 20MM AC-130A
Ubon - Preflight before the Fence AC-130A
Ubon - Preflight before the Fence AC-130A
Ubon - Preflight before the Fence AC-130A
Ubon - Preflight before the Fence AC-130A
Ubon - ECM for AC-130A

Ubon - ECM for AC-130A
Pilot Crew Position - AC-130A
Pilot Crew Position - AC-130A
FLIR Crew Position - AC-130A
FLIR Crew Position - AC-130A
Table Nav Crew Position - AC-130A

Table Nav Crew Position - AC-130A
Table Nav Crew Position - AC-130A
Table Nav Crew Position - AC-130A
Gun Corrections - AC-130A
Gun Corrections - AC-130A
Ubon 71-72 - On the way to the Fence

Ubon 71-72 - On the way to the Fence
Ubon 71-72 - Another mission in the can
Ubon 71-72 - Another mission in the can
BDA Acft 129 - Feb 18, 1970
BDA Acft 129 - Feb 18, 1970
This is next to the camera position....notice our NOD that we filmed through
Phil Hawkshead NCOIC<br>The Arbitrator 1969-70
Phil Hawkshead NCOIC
The Arbitrator 1969-70
BDA Acft 129 - Feb 18, 1970
Night Op's Photographer's patches
(while they were attached to the 16th SOS for the project)
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Front Row (L-R)
A/C Commander, Capt Dave Wilson
???
???
Ron Hensley

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Acft 129 Crew sustaining BD on 2/18/70
Acft 129 Crew sustaining BD on 2/18/70
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Back Row (L-R)
???
Bill Kyle
???
MSgt Stephens
Phil Hawkshead
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Front Row (L-R)
Max Osborne
Dana Esmond
Thomas Scott
George Drewitt
The Arbitrator with Photographers and Col Simone
The Arbitrator with Photographers and Col Simone
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"The Arbitrator"
Photographers
Ubon 1969-70
AC130 - Night Ops
Photos for this section courtesy of:
Steve Whitton, Scott Frankel, Vanessa Carter, Bill Clayton, Bill Cotton, Ron Girard
Phil Hawkshead, Bob Buckman, Rob McNichol, Bill Kehler

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