Scott, Glenn, A1C

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Current Service Status
USAF Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
42251-Mechanical Accessories and Equipment Repairman
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 42251, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
42030-Aircraft Accessories Maintenance Helper
42231-Apprentice Mechanical Accessories and Equipment Repairman
Service Years
1966 - 1972
Airman 1st Class

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Journeyman Technician


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 27-National Rifle Association (NRA)
  1970, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 27 (Browns Mills, New Jersey)5 - Chap. Page
  1987, -National Rifle Association (NRA)20


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired. I worked with computers the majority of my career as an Operator,Tele Comm Analyst, and with CAD ( Computer Aided Design). I have been retired as of 2005. I do research in my spare time on the early Southern New Jersey glass industry, where the art of blowing glass by hand began in America. I also collect and study items from the F4 Phantom II fighter aircraft. I was a mechanic on the environmental systems on this plane in SEA at Ubon RTAFB,Thailand in 1969-70. I have a functioning Ejection Seat (minus rocket) out of a Vietnam era Phantom F4D, that I am currently working on.
   
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 1969-1970, AC-130A Gunship
From Year
1969
To Year
1970
   
Personal Memories
The 16th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW)
Ubon RTAFB Thailand 1969-70
   
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 AC-130A Gunship Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The AC-130 Gunship first arrived in South Vietnam on 21 September 1967 under the Gunship II program, and began combat operations over Laos and South Vietnam that year. By 30 October 1968, enough AC-130 Gunship IIs arrived to form a squadron. The 16th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) were activated on the above date at Ubon AB, Thailand.

By December 1968 most AC-130s were flown under F-4 escort from the 479th TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron), normally three Phantoms per Gunship. In late 1969, under the code name of "Surprise Package", 56-0490 arrived with solid state laser illuminated low light level TV with a companion YAG laser designator, an improved forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor, video recording for TV and FLIR, inertial navigation, and a prototype digital fire control computer. Surprise Package was equipped with the latest 20 mm Gatling guns and 40 mm Bofors cannon, but no 7.62 mm close support armament. Surprise Package was refitted with upgraded similar equipment in the summer of 1970, and then redeployed to Ubon RTAFB. Surprise Package served as a test bed for the avionic systems and armament for the AC-130E. In the summer of 1971, Surprise Package was converted to the Pave Pronto configuration, and assumed its new nickname, Thor.

   
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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2013
   
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Spectre Squadron Ubon RTAFB Thailand 1969-70
Spectre Squadron Ubon RTAFB Thailand 1969-70
Spectre Squadron Ubon RTAFB Thailand 1969-70
Spectre Squadron Ubon RTAFB Thailand 1969-70

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