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416th AMMS - Griffiss AFB, NY

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Squadron History
 

Time Line                        Factoid

1 Nov 1962             4039th AMMS Activated

1 Nov 1962             1st Commander: Lt Col Gerald Faivre

1 Feb 1963             4039th Deactivated

1 Feb 1963             416th AMMS Activated 

1972-1974               Commander: LTC Homer Pauley       

30 Sep 1974           416th AMMS Deactivated

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The 416th AMMS Commanders

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Maj Wallace Ogden

Lt Col Crane

Lt Col Homer Pauley

Lt Col David D Chacey

Maj David K Wheeler

Maj Kenneth Peterson

Lt Col Gerald Faivre

Maj Donald F Maher

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Kudos for the Squadron

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Col. Felices Presenting the 416th AMMS a Plaque for 
BEST AMMS IN 8th AF 1967
(Note: This was 2 in a row.)

Commander: Maj Wallace H Ogden
Pictured: Pete Charette, Lester Heal, Joe O'Connor, Elmo Perreira, Dick Witchley, Jim Gorney, Bob McFarland, John Landy, Bill Wehnke, Ted Joslin, Charlie Smart, Martin Holley, Tom Lentz CWO Harold Harris and Capt Glenn Perkins.

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Courtesy of: Roger Gjone

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Photo courtesy of Jon Dribnack

416th Bomb Wing Scores a Double Shack

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Missile Expert Cited

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Work in Progress

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Guidance Shop Checkout of a Radar Altimeter. That's Mac Wallace on the right and Roy Lewis standing at the console.
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Rock and Roll at Combined Systems
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A Snowbird heading for the Flight Line - 1967
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Do you remember Servicing Ammonia in the "SNOW" ?
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Where are the ADM Troops?
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Where are the ADM Troops?
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Gary Allen setting up for a Hangar Systems Checkout.
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L-R, Morelli, Walter Roe, Grabb, Bryant, Lackey and Lt Col David Chacey
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Trivia Question: What year did the Squadron change the paint scheme on the Missile Display ?

Photos From The 1967 Griffiss AFB Newcomer Welcome Book

Courtesy of: Roy Lewis

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Anyone recognize this ADM troop ?

Do You Remember?

As Remembered by: John Sullivan

I remember when the B-52 went off the end of the runway during an exercise (can't remember the name) where we launched all 52's as though soviet missiles were inbound. The 52 had hounddogs and quail on board. The plane sank so low the pilot/copilot opened their windows and stepped out on the ground. The hounddogs were buried deep in the ground. The quail were unloaded underwater after they dug a deep enough hole. I heard the 52 couldn't be lifted out so they tore it apart and it became a trainer.

   
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I also remember the holes in the back of our building where the rear gun on the 52 went off during maintenance.

Roger Gjone not only remembers, he had the photo to prove it.

Courtesy of: Roger Gjone

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The article said there were no weapons on board, however a AGM pylon is fairly visable. Was this a coverup?  Would our beloved SAC do that ?

Added Note from Roger

It was returning from an ORI Mission, it was a rainy evening - I was at home - off base - waiting for a call to come in and turn the Hound  Dogs around, reservicing them with Ammonia, as I recall it was the 2nd plane to return from the mission, the pilot apparently landed too far down the runway, decided to abort the landing and try it again - but ran out of real estate. As I recall we were told the fire crews showed up, the plane was in the mud, engines running and the crew was no where to be found.

     And,  yes there were missiles under the wings

     Bob Sloan and I retrieved the missiles after they were removed from the plane and they sat for a while on the lawn near the combine systems building.

The 416th AMMS Sports Corner

 

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Jon Dribnack Master Fisherman ~ Courtesy of: Robert Mills
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Showing Off The Squadron

Courtesy of: Roger Gjone

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A Trip To The Past For Roy Lewis

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Roy paid a visit to the New England Air Museum for this photo. Note the Stable Platform underneath the warhead doors. First museum that I have seen with one of the Guidance componets

416th AMMS Hound Dogs Assigned In 1974

60-5579  60-5582  60-5591  61-2124  61-2137  61-2141  61-2145  61-2150  61-2159  61-2173  61-2189 
61-2193  61-2194  61-2200  61-2210  61-2234  61-2273  62-0059

416th AMMS Troops Today

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416th  AMMS Personnel Roster

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NOTICE: The following format will be used on all  future updates to the website:  Last name, first name, middle initial (in bold print), address, telephone number, email address (with a link to contact you), bases assigned to along with dates.   Individuals that are deceased will have a gold star placed in front of their names.  If there is any information that you do not want published with your listing, please indicate that when you submit your updates.

Addleman,Jerry S
Aimetti,John H --------- Tucson AZ
Allen,Delbert L
Allen,Gary
Allen,Richard L
Allen,Robert H-----------Oneida NY
Anderson, Carl
Anderson,Franklin
Armstrong,Edward M
Arnold,James W
Baldwin,Delmar J
Bertelle, Ralph
Bessinger,Hugo
Bishop,John H
Blacketter,James D.
Blackwell,Theryl E
Bossert,Norman G
Boudreau, Norman S ------- Bernhards Bay, NY
Boyer,Alfred D
Boyle,William J
Brackenhoff,Ronald L-----------Chicopee MA
Braendle,Gordon W
1-star Brenegan, Phillip C ---------- Deceased
1-star Bretz, Jack-----------Deceased
Brickel,Richard----------Bryan OH
Broderick,Willy
Brown,Melvin D
Brown, Richard F (Frank) --------- Rome NY
Brown,Ronald G
Bryant,William N
Bust,William W
Caldwell, Robert E ------ Oklahoma City OK
Calhoun,Dwight
1-star Cambell, Ralph K. - Deceased
Camp,Darrell E.-----------Lilburn GA
1-star Caputo, George W 1st Lt -------- Deceased
Carson,Cottrel
Cashion,Donald E
Caissie, James ----Bonita, FL
Cervantes,Richard G
Charette,Armand " Pete"-----------Chicopee MA
1-star Chacey, David D --------- Deceased
Chin,Roy W
Christensen,Ed
Christian,Granville
Christmas,Philip C
Cipollone,James W
1-star Clary, Jerry-----------Deceased
Cobb,David
Cody, Brendan
Cohn,Burton
Cole,Malcolm-----------Rome NY
1-star Collard, John W --------- Deceased
Converse,Francis J
Cormier,Donald
Cotter,Patrick J
Crane,Herbert W
Creech,Daniel F
Cromwell,William V
Crone, James L., Address: 9459 Orangeview Drive, Portage, MI 49024, Phone: +1 (269) 762-3773, Email: jimcrone@jimcrone.com, Squadron: Grand Forks AFB (66-70), Griffiss AFB (70-73)
Crossett,Robert A
Curran,Joseph
DaviesEric J------------Stittville NY
Davis, Carl C
Davis, Sidney
Decker,Wayne F
Dees,James R
Dillon,Thomas E----------Pensacola FL
Dingman,Bruce
Dion, George E.------- Altus OK
Dorans, Allan R ---------- Farmingdale NY
Dribnack, Jon, 172 Emerson Rd, Great Bend, PA, Phone: (570) 879-8077, Email: dribnack@echoes.net, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (72-74)
1-star Dunn, David W -------- Deceased
Eaton,Donald
Ehlenfeldt,Lawrence R
Ellingwood,Douglas-----------Altus OK
England,Benny J
Ewell,Robert L
Fagan,John
Faivre,Gerald F
Fellker, Edward J., 1818 Gramercy Pl, Hummelstown PA 17036, Phone: (717) 836-4381, Email: bevedfelker@live.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (66-70)
Fiske, Douglas
Fitzpatrick, Dennis M., 9 Clam Cove Drive, Rockport, ME 04856, Phone: (207) 593-9161, Email: denfitz@roadrunner.com, Squadron: Blytheville AFB (65-66), Mather AFB (66-70), Griffiss AFB (70-72)
Flory, Wesley D.  -----Yakima, WA
Forcier,Mel
Fordyce,William P
Fout,Bobby
Fuller,Donald V----------Paragould AR
Gaertner,Victor
Garnett,George
Gengler, Roy
Giba,Richard C
Gillian,Frederick M
Gjone, Roger, 141 Col. Thomas Heyward Road, Bluffton, SC 29909, Phone: (843) 705-2850, Email: rgjone@hvc.rr.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (69-73)
Glenza,Peter-----------Jesup GA
Glidden, James W. , 204 Whispering Pines Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Phone: (916) 208-9864, Email: yoji22@att.net, Squadron:  Seymour Johnson AFB (60-62), Wurtsmith AFB (62-66), Griffis AFB (70-74), Beale AFB (74-76)
Gorney,James
Grabb, Arthur----------Carnation, WA
Gunn,Leonard
Gunther,Robert
Hale,Dan
Hall,Robert E
Hamilton,Alexander F
Hardern, Darryl K., Address: 3672 Terramore Drive, Viera, FL 32940, Phone: (321) 632-1726, Email: dkhardern@msn.com, Squadron: Altus AFB (66-68); Robins AFB (68-69); Griffiss AFB (72-74)
Hardin, William B.----------Franklin TN
Harper, Ronnie F., 1571 Big Hawg Dr., Trinity,TX 75862, Phone: (740) 649-3053, Email: norreprah@suddenlnk.net,  Squadron: Griffiss AFB (61-66), Wright Patterson AFB (66-67)
Harris,Harold
Harshfield,Lawrence----------Seattle WA
Hasman,Thomas
Hays,Roy B-----------Fairborn OH
1-star Heal, Lester F----------Deceased
Henderson,Reece J-----------Statesville NC
Hendren,Robert
Hodgson,John M -------- Lakewood CO
Holbrook, John A.----Cheboygan, MI
Holley,Martin
Hollins,Darnell V
Holtz,James
Hudson,Elven M
Hughes,John L
Hughes,Percy G
Hull, John --Wellington, KS
Ingram,Donald B
Ingrim,Henry
Irons, Ronald T.
Jackson,Eddie H
James,Francis G
Jewell Jr. Donald H.----------- Ocala FL
Johnson,Harry L
Jokinen,Kenneth E
Joslin,Theodore D-----------Rome NY
Keefe,Joseph W-----------Cheyenne WY
1-star King, Charles E---------Deceased

King,Exum
Klomps, Richard
Kubida,William
Lackey,Conrad E
Landy, John F-----------Tucson, AZ
Lee,James E
Lentz,Tom E
Levi,Bernard R-----------Hot Springs AR
Lewis, Roy H., Address: 22 Queen Anne Lane, CityStateZip: Wappingers Falls, NY 12590, Phone: (845) 227-2633, Email: barcode845@earthlink.net, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (67-68), Offutt AFB (68-70)
Looper,Thomas
Lott,David A
Lowther,Leamon E --------- Au Sable NY
Luker, George E., 3590 E. Riopelle Ct., Gilbert, AZ 85298, Phone: (480) 279-9807, Email: geolinda@netzero.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (60-65)
Lutz,George H
Maclin,Joseph H
Madeira, Joseph A -------- Utica NY
Maher,Donald F
Martin,Jack
Masters, Geroge ---PA
Matter,Benevell
Maxwell,William
McAleese,Charles E-----------Orange City FL
McAnulty,Donald H
McCormick,Theodore
McFarland, Robert L.-----------Utica NY
McGuigan, Robert, 62 Sagewood Circle, Hooksett, NH, Phone: N/A, Email: rjmcguigan@gmail.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (73-75)
McHugh, Kevin B., 620 Grandview Meadows Dr A303,  Longmont, CO 80503, Phone: (303) 881-2919, Griffiss AFB (65-68)
1-star Medlin,Thomas R ------- Deceased
Miller,Herbert J
Millette, Raymond --------- Brandon FL
Mills,Paul W
Mills, Robert E------------Sparks NV
Molinaro, Joseph P ------- Syracuse NY
Monacelli,Robert D ------- Rome NY
Moore,David H
Moore,Elmer
Moose, Dewey H., 2434 Plantation Rd., Concoed, NC 28027, Phone: (704) 788-8616, Email: deweymoose@juno.com, Squadron: Seymour Johnson AFB (64-65) , Ramey AFB (65-67), Griffis AFB (67-68)
1-star Moore, Joseph G -------- Deceased
Morelli,Louis P -------- Millbrook NY
Murphy, Michael J., 1933 126th PL SW, Everett, WA 98204, Phone: N/A, Email: biomed3@comcast.net, Squadron: Beale AFB (67-68), Ramey AFB (68-71), Ellsworth AFB (71-72), Fairchild AFB (72-85), Griffiss AFB (85-86)
Nease,Walter S-----------Rossville IN
Needham, James O., 6387 Bartlett Rd.,Rome, NY  13440, Phone: N/A, Email: jneedham@twcny.rr.com, Squadron: Dow AFB (60-65),  Seymour Johnson AFB (65-68),  Robins AFB (68-70),  Loring AFB (70-78),  Griffiss AFB (78-80)
Nelson, Harold C., Address: 103 Windy Heights Drive, Camden, NC 27921-7659, Phone: N/A, Email: harold45@embarqmail.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (64-68)
Nesbitt, John H., 2206 Sumter Drive, Garner, NC 27529, Phone: (919) 539-1388, Email: johnnesbitt@nc.rr.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (70-74)
O'Brien,John A-----------Manchester NH
O'Connor,Joseph P
1-star Ogden,Wallace H --------- Deceased
Oliver,James E
Olson,Douglas C
Orlds,Ted
Pasierb,Stanley M
1-star Paskewitz, Neil W. —Deceased
Patten,Walter R
Pauley,Homer
Pena,Elias
Pereira, Elmo-----------Rome, NY
Perkins,Billie R
Perkins,Glenn
Peters,Frank
Peterson,Kenneth D Maj
Petit, Jr., Theodore E., 519 Lake Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone: (508) 259-7706, Email: tepetit@comcast.net, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (72-74)
Poole, Darwin
Puls,Lawrence J-----------Bangor ME
Radogna,John J---------Sacramento CA
Redd, William E., 4180 Polaris Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436, Phone: N/A, Email: william.redd@verizon.net, Squadron: Eglin AFB (65), Griffiss AFB (65-68),Loring AFB (70), Mather AFB (70-74)
Revie,Howard
1-star Riewaldt, Charles R ---------- Deceased
Risco,Anthony
Robbins,John-----------Parkdale OR
Rock,Robert D
Roe,Walter G ------------ Las Vegas NV
Ross,Mark G
Ryan,John
Ryan,Larry I
1-star Sager, Ritner G --------- Deceased
Sanders,Carl
Sanderson,Lawrence
1-star Santaferrara, James P---------- Deceased
1-star Satterlee, Jack H, - Deceased
Schierhold, Glenn ------- Lake Arrowhead CA
Schockro,William
Schoner,Donald J
Scott,Elzie E
Scott,Johnnie C
Selock, John -------Port Leonard, MD
Semchenko, Gerard F (Jerry), 19 Fountain Street, Clinton, New York 13323, Phone: (315) 427-3541, Email: schico2175@aol.com, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (69-71), Minot AFB (71-72)
Settar,James J --------- Baltimore MD
Shaeffer,Shelby V
Sherwood,Richard N
1-star Siler, Arlington-----------Deceased
Simons,Kenneth
Simpson.David A-----------Beavercreek OH
Simpson. William-----N. Las Vegas, NV
Sims, Kris A., Address: 721 Cortland Road, Groton, NY 13073, Phone: +1 (607) 898-3648, Email: k_sims45@yahoo.com,  Squadron: Griffiss AFB (64-67)
Skene,Stuart A----------Bradenton FL
Sloan, Robert
Smart,Charles R-----------Salt Lake City UT
Smart,Steven R
1-star Smith, Arthur E - Deceased
Smith,David C., 16Smith Dr., Hope, Maine 04847, Phone: (207) 763-3052, Email: rufrodr1@tidewater.net, Squadron: Griffis AFB (65-68)
Smith,Jeffrey L-----------Haverhill MA
Smith,Larry A---------Tucson AZ
Smith,Robert M
Smith,Tom
Snodgrass,Melvin W
Spataro,James A
Stewart,William C
Stoudt,William P
Sullivan, John W., 556 Windsor Gate Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452, Phone: (530) 634-0707, Email: sullijwiii@verizon.net, Squadron: Griffiss AFB (71-75)
Sullivan,Michael P
Takahashi,Dalton R
Tallman, Donald J.------Utica, NY
Taylor,Kenneth L
Teager,Allen J
Tekverk, John J------Sacramento, CA
Tew,Otho E
Thomason,Franklin W
Thompson,John C
Tibbetts,Wayne E
Totty,Herbert
Truman,Ralph R
Tucker,Bruce C-----------Verona NY
Underwood,Jack D
Uther, Paul
Vandegrift, Thomas B----------Oswago NY
Walk, Christian----------North Richland Hills TX
Wallace,Frank J
Wallace,Isaac
Wallace,John R
Wallace,Malcolm E----------Parker CO
Wehnke,William H-----------Rome, NY
Wheeler, Charley B--------Onieda, NY
Wheeler, David K Major - Baldwinsville, NY
White,Johnnie-----------Utica NY
Whiteman, William
Whiting,Gary R
Williams,Felix
Williams,Granville K
Williams,Jesse
Witchley,Enoch A-----------Benbrook TX
Wolan, Garret R., Squadron: Griffiss AFB (1972 - 1975)
Worrell,Bob
Wright,Leman W
Youngs,Lloyd

 

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