Brown, Kenneth, SSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43151E-Aircraft Mechanic
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1961-1964, 43151E, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
43131E-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
43151E-Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
Service Years
1960 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Cuban Missile Crisis
Voice Edition
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Staff Sergeant

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Strategic Command (Pre 2002)

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Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style) SAC Master Crew Chief

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
The B47 Stratojet Association
  2016, The B47 Stratojet Association [Verified]

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  1960-1961, 43131E, Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (B-52) Course

Airman 3rd Class
From Month/Year
October / 1960
To Month/Year
- / 1961
Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (B-52) Course Unit Page
Airman 3rd Class
43131E-Apprentice Aircraft Mechanic
Chanute AFB, IL
United States
 Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (B-52) Course Details

Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (B-52) Course
Garrison - Training Command
Parent Unit
Formal Schools and Training Courses
Specialist Course
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Not Specified

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016
Memories For This Unit

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!  indecisionSo 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.yes

Chain of Command
Got me ! frown


Other Memories
I knew how to type, so I didn't have to pull KP laugh.

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Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (B-52) Course

Burch, Raymond Leroy, A1C, (1956-1964) 431 43151E Airman 1st Class
Santos, Louis, SMSgt, (1961-1985) 421 42190 Senior Master Sergeant
Rommel, Charles, SSgt, (1960-1964) 00 00E Staff Sergeant

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