Best Friends Robert Viles(MA), Lanny Bergman(MN), Walter Turnquist(CT) & Walter Lenz(CT).
Best Moment Walking into the school hanger and seeing that GIGANTIC B-52.
Worst Moment Bought an airline ticket ($45 round trip) from Champagne University airport, IL to LaGuardia, NYC. It was snowing hard that day. The plane was a C-46 and the pilot had a hat with a 50-mission crush and a red scarf. The whole thing was right out of a movie. When we were ready to board the aircraft, after dark, "Snoopy" said, " I can't see the runway lights. If you want to go out and stamp down the snow around the lights, I'll take off". Since it was Friday and we were returning Monday, Dec. 26th, we jumped at the chance. We had cleared most of the lights when the pilot told us that the state closed down the runway! So we spent the night in the hanger in our "blues" and bundled up in our long wool coats. We left first thing in the morning. The rest is history.
Chain of Command Got me !
Other Memories I knew how to type, so I didn't have to pull KP .