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5th Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron

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Squadron History


Time Line                     Factoid

Sep 1961               Assigned as 5th A&E GAM Branch

1 Nov 1962             Relieved from 5th A&E- GAM Branch

1 Nov 1962             5th AMMS Activated

1962                       Commander: Lt Col J.J. Machosek

1967                       Commander: Lt Col Cocherell

25 Jul 1968             5th Bomb Wing Relocated to Minot AFB

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Travis AFB - Main Gate

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The Leadership

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Maintenance Supv
Major C.E. Martin
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5th AMMS Commander
Lt Col J.J. Machosek
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Asst Maint Supv
Lt F.D. Hotter
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Our First Missile Sept 21, 1961

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The Gam Troops from the 5th A&E unloading its first GAM-77 S/N 60-5581 from a C-124
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The Troops that Did the Work

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L-R: H Anthony, Frank Graham, T Pitts and R Emerick
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L-R: Jose Brown, Jack Todd, Paul Herndon, Frank Bushinski and A Ward
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L-R: J Barney and D Atherton
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Doug Yates and Jack Todd
Performing an Upload
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Unknowns
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A1/C Gear performing a D9A Computer test in May 1967.  Courtesy of: Earl Houser
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L-R: H Wilson, T Pitts,
R Gabriel, H Anthony,
Frank Graham and
Charles Eaton
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L-R: Charles Lightfoot and Unk
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L-R: Frank Lozito and J Kelly
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L-R: L Cox, W.B Smith, James Gifford and Unk


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H Wilson and Donald Hewitt

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L-R: Ed Roloff, Unk and up on missile Doug Yates.

Hey ! Somebody get this Dog ready to fly
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Photo courtesy of: Leonard Granger

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This Was After Work

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Remember how nice the Barracks Rooms were?


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Squadron Party Time
Jack Todd, Waly Faust, Gene Vaughn,   Neil Glasheen, Ed Roloff, Bill Kangus and Bill Lillimonen

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Captain Midnight
Doug Yates
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Barracks Life

M.M. Smith, Bill Raver, C.B Rhodes and Doug Yates

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L-R, Duane Weichmann, Frank Graham, Jerry Epley
and Dave Bench.

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5th AMMS Troops Yesteryear

5th AMMS Troops Today

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5th AMMS Personnel Roster

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Acton,Michael R ---------- Iowa City IA
Alberda, Kenneth -------- Longmont CO
Alexander,E.
Ameny,Richard J
Ames,W.H.
Anastasio,Michelan
Anderson,A.J.
Anthony,H.H.
Atherton,D.E.
Aube, Richard M.----------Bellevue, NE
Auger,Paul F
Barnett,G.G.
Barnett,R.T.
Barnett,Tom
Barney,J.G.
Bauer,Lee A
Bean,James E
Bench, David L. , 3505 Bellah CT, Irving, TX 75062-3625, Phone: (972) 252-6843, Email: sarge8db@verizon.net, Squadron: Travis AFB (61-65)
Beradsley,G.E.
Berland, Edward R----------Santa Rosa, CA
Berryman,R.L.
Black,O.G.
1-star Bolt,Robert A ---------- Deceased
Brown, Jose
Bushinski,Frank E-----------Spokane WA
Cacek,Raymond E
Camlin, Edwin W.------Edmond, OK
Cambell, Ralph K. - Deceased
Carpenter,W.L.
Carter,M
Cassano,Martin J
Cate,Bennie E-----------Bossier City LA
Clarkson,R.A.
Cogan,Jerry E
Coleman,Samuel R
Cook,R.L.
Cormier,Nelson R
Cox,J.F.
Cox,L.H.
Curran, Lawrence L., 581 Sherman St, conto Falls, WI 54154, Travis AFB (60-54), Phone: 920-227-7985, Email: lcurran2@aol.com, Squadrons: Travis AFB (60-64), K. I. Sawyer AFB (64-68), Barksdale AFB (68-71)
Darby,R.L.
Davis,William E
Dearinger, Robert
Deason,Larry J-----------Paxton IL
Dent,Richard
DeRamus,George
Dombrosky,Thomas E
Duncan,L.M.
Eaton,Charles A ---------- Amarillo TX
Edens,William F ---------- Eugene OR
Egge,George W Jr
Emerick,R.A.
Epley,Gerald G -------- Onalaska WA
Fabjancic,V.J.
Farley,Lloyd H. Jr. --------- Woodbridge VA
Faust, Wally K.
Firth,James F. ----Long Beach, CA
Gabriel, R.E.
Garner, J.G.
Gifford, James W
Glasheen, Neil
Graham, Frank A , 6511 S Constellation Way, Boise ID, Phone: (208) 362-0942, Squadron: Travis AFB
Granger,Leonard A., 7405 Gentile Lane-Farm, Vacaville, CA 95688, Phone: (707) 678-3639, Email: Granger339@aol.com, Squadron: Travis AFB (60-66) Kinchole AFB (66-70) Beale AFB (70-73)
Gray, Gary L. ----Sandusky, OH
Gray, .A.
Gregory, Wayne K
Hafernik, E.F.
Haggerty, John A
Halladay, Ronald K
Hanyak, John M. ----Clayton, NC
Harrison, Charles E.
Hartman, Lyle L
Helman, Dennis E
Helton, W.A.
Herndon, Paul E ----------- Potomac IL
Hewett,Donald G
Hodder,C.A.
Hodgson,John M -------- Lakewood CO
Hojnacki, Stanley
Hollingsworth, Eugene J.-----------San Jose, CA
Hornchler,J.H.
Hotter,F.D.
Houser, Earl S., 27911 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545, Phone: (510) 501-2102, Email: esh1574@sbcglobal.net, Squadron: Travis AFB (66-68), Loring AFB (68-69)
Huggins, James A., 144 Milmont Shores Rd., Chapin, SC, Phone: (803) 345-0123
Johnson,L.L.
Jones,L.L.
Jones,Louis A
1-star Kanavich,Algerd S. ---------- Deceased
Kangus, Bill
1-star Kelley,Thomas M ---------- Deceased
Kelly,J.L.
Key,D.R.
Kipp,D.N.
1-star Kosiba, Jerry S ---------- Deceased
Krotzer,F.E.
Leeth, Fredrick ------ Espanola WA
Lehman,Robert L
Lightfoot,Charles D
Lillimonen, Bill
Lloyd,James M ---------- Green Bay WI
Long, Pat
Lostlen,John L
Lozito,Frank
Machosek,J.J.
Maldonado,Mario----------Austin TX
Maroney,G.H.
Martin, Bruce H
1-star Martin,Carl E----------Deceased
Materazzi,M.A.
Mauller, Richard J-----------Inverness FL
McDonald,H.C.
McIntosh, John D --------- Claremont NC
McMullin,Ellis F-----------Kent City MI
Mohler, Robert M., 8378 Stone Creek Ridge Road,  Huntingdon, PA 16652, Phone: (814) 643-0564, Email: halcyon1@verizon.net, Squadron:  Travis AFB (67-68), Grand Forks AFB (70-72), Barksdale AFB (72-74)
Nelson, David O------- Bloomer WI
Oberst,E.F.
O'Flinn, William N
Oliva,G.F.
Oliva,Gerald
Owings,Paul L
Pananganan,E.
1-star Patton, Ray A ----------- Deceased
Pettersen,C.L.
Pierini,R.A.
Pitts,T.C.
Place,James L
Powers,Terance J
Ralph,G.J.
Raver,William C. --------- Marion IA
Reents,R.L.
Reist,M.D.
Rhodes,C.B.
Ricketts,Charles B
Riemer,Paul
Riley,Charles H
Robinson,George P. Jr.-----------Jacksonville NC
Roloff, Edward A., Address: 29630 11th Pl. So., Federal Way, WA 98003, Phone: (253) 941-0716, Email: earoloff@msn.com, Squadron: Travis AFB (60-64)
Ruoff, Walter T----------- Browns Mills NJ
Sandman, Thomas --------- Taneytown MD
Sanford,Bruce K
Sauerwein,Robert E
Schaarsmith,J.H.
Schatz, Mike M. ---------- Grass Valley, CA
Schneider,Karl
Schol,W.G.
Seasock, Walter J.----West Lake, LA
Severa, Amuel Tony, 1700 India Hook Rd, Apt 202, Rock Hill, SC 29732, Phone: (803) 324-3075, Email: ats703@live.com, Squadron: Clinton Sherman AFB (61-64) Travis AFB (64-68)  Wright Patterson AFB (68-69) Ramey AFB (69-71)
Shattuck,R.H.
1-star Smith, Carlos D.-------Deceased
Smith,Miles M ----------- Citrus Heights CA
Smith, William B ------------- Monticello IL
Smith,William F
Styczynski,J.S.
Tatum,Charles A
Taylor,Luther K
Thompson,L.J.
Todd,Jack E
Tong,L.H.L.
Treherne,J.H.
Tyndale, Walter S., 4406 Montego Dr., Wicheta Falls, TX 76308-8876, Phone: (940) 696-8876, Email: wjt194446@att.net, Squadron: Wright-Patterson AFB (65-67), Travis AFB (68-68)
Vangilder,Rodney G
Vaughn, Gene
Ward,A.S.
Washington,T.L.
Weichmann, Duane J-------- Federal Way WA
West,T.E.
Whitaker,C.
Wilson,H.E.
Wood, Thomas C ------- West Helena AR
Yates, Douglas P-----------Klamath Falls OR
Zillmer,Kenneth E
 

 


 

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