Skinner, Don, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
30390-Heavy Ground Radar Maintenance Technician
Last AFSC Group
Radar Maintenance
Primary Unit
1973-1974, 30390, 779th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1974
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Chief Master Sergeant

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Contact Info
Home Town
Kilgore, Texas
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 07, 2018
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Air Force Retired Missileman (Basic)

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 43Military Order of the Purple HeartTWS Memorial TeamThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Air Force TWS Advisory GroupAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1980, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 43 (Aiken, South Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1998, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, TWS Memorial Team
  2011, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2015, Air Force TWS Advisory Group
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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An honor posted by 203 [Name Withheld], Sgt 2
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  1962-1963, 30373, 11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron

Technical Sergeant
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11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron Unit Page
Technical Sergeant
30373-Automatic Tracking Radar Technician
Det 9, Winslow
 11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron Details

11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron
Garrison - Test
Parent Unit
Radar Units
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Last Updated: Oct 6, 2009
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
SMS Lebaron (Maintenance Chief)
A/1c David Richards
TSgt Bob Spotts

Best Moment
Being chosen for maintenance crew, and going TDY to White Sands, NM.


Worst Moment
Finding I was assigned to RBS - a unit I had tried to avoid for a number of years. However, my internal assignment (maintenance rather than operations) somewhat soothed my feelings.

Chain of Command
Detachment 9 reported to 11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron, located in March AFB,CA. In turn, 11 RBS reported to 1st Combat Evaluation Group (SAC) at Barksdale AFB, LA.


Other Memories
I was assigned to Detachment 9 (1962)from overseas (OL 8, 601st TCS) in Landshut, Germany. I had been an autotrack maintenance man since 1951 but I had never been assigned to an RBS unit. So, most of the equipment was new to me; all the operations were a mystery. However, I was assigned to the maintenance crew. We performed all the preventive and reactive maintenance, and slowly, I learned the equipment. In 1962, I was selected to attend the first school on a new radar being developed by Reeves Instrument Co. of New York. The class was held in Garden City, Long Island, NY from September '62 until December '62. In early '63, I was again selected, this time to participate in the field testing of the AN/MSQ-35 system at White Sands, NM. I was the only maintenance man assigned, and worked with civilian engineers to maintain the radar while operational tests were being conducted. After 193 days, the tests were determined as failures and the mission dropped. I returned to Winslow in time to be advance party to move one of the older radar susytems to a new location - St. George, UT.

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6 Members Also There at Same Time
11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron

Webb, Layton, MSgt, (1957-1978) 303 30373A Staff Sergeant
Montgomery, Wayne, A1C, (1959-1964) 303 30353A Airman 1st Class
Webb, Layton, MSgt, (1957-1978) 303 30353A Airman 1st Class
Reyburn, David, TSgt, (1961-1982) 303 30333 Airman 2nd Class
Fryc, Walter Richard, A1C, (1961-1965) 222 22250 Airman 1st Class
11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron Detachment 12

Thayer, Raymond, A1C, (1963-1967) 303 30353 Airman 1st Class
11th Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron Detachment 9

Barrett, Lewis, A2C, (1962-1966) 300 30050 Airman 1st Class

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