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#5 Darren Phinney Darren.Phinney@alaskaair.com  2011-01-06 00:00
65-0245 was my first and only assignment. I was in the 602nd OMS as a Crew Chief, Robert Latham was my trainer.I have nothing but good memories of that time. ACFT 245 was a very clean acft as far as it's appearance and it's logbook. Mr. Latham was very particular with the maintenance on 245 and it showed by all the positive comments by different Flight Crews. I look back on that as my fondest memories working on aircraft.
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#4 George Duffy (MSgt ret) spike513@att.net  2010-09-23 00:00
I was a flight engineer at Travis for 8 years in the 86th MAS. Just checked an old log book and found many entries with 50245. A good airplane that took me a lot of places.14Mar83 SUU-HNL28Apr83 Clark-Iwakuni-C ubi Pt-Clark (long day)29Apr83 RPMK-PHNL-KSUU
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#3 Joseph Calderone joseph.calderone@yahoo.com  2010-04-14 00:00
65-0245 was my first Crew Chief assignment. I was assigned to it the late 60's. I was with the 602OMS with the 60th at Travis AFB. It was not painted at that time. I remember that it was a very reliable aircraft because it was away from Travis alot. 245 was used to drop Army paratroopers at an airshow at Travis. We defueled her down to 40,000lbs and performed a show stopping takeoff. I remember hanging on to the IP seat with both hands. It was a short assignment and I was later assigned to 64-0653 which was the third Travis 141 to be painted.
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#2 GREG CASTLE ERNEST.CASTLE@EDWARDS.AF.MIL  2009-12-16 00:00
A/C 65-0245 WHILE AT MARCH ARB CA WAS A B-MODEL, IT WAS NEVER UPGRADED TO A GLASS COCKPIT WHICH IN RETURN WOULD HAVE MADE IT A C-MODEL. IT ALSO WAS NEVER UPGRADED ON SEVERAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS, LIKE ARC-190 HF, IT HAD THE 101 HF SYSTEM UNTIL ITS RETIREMENT.
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#1 Robert Latham Lathamfam@sbcglobal.net  2005-02-10 00:00
I was the crew chief on this aircraft for 9 years but was assigned to work on it for 14 years at Travis AFB Ca. This aircraft brought the Vietnam Unknown Soldier to Washington DC to be interned at Arlington Cemetary before positive ID was made a few years later. Also this plane was the first US aircraft to enter a former Soviet Block country (Poland) as 245 was tasked to perform Thunderbird Support duty.
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