Hill, Thomas, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
39270-Maintenance Management Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1980-1981, 39200, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
42172-Aircraft and Missile Pneudraulic Repair Technician
43370-Maintenance Scheduling Technician
39200-Chief Scheduling Manager
Service Years
1961 - 1981
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge F-106 DART

 Military Association Memberships
Post 353Air Force Memorial (AFM)49th Fighter Squadron Association
  1983, American Legion, Post 353 (Vice President) (Ansonia, Ohio) - Chap. Page
  1985, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, 49th Fighter Squadron Association

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I fish, hunt deer and turkey and camp whenever possible. I am currently working on my families genealogy.

Other Comments:
I retired from the AF in 1981, then went to work at Monarch Machine Tool Co. in Sidney, Ohio as a Field Service Rep. I worked my way up to Assistant Service Mgr. In 1995 I then accepted a position at Makino Inc. in Mason, OH as a Field Service Engineer. I retired from Makino in 2006. If there was a place I did not see while in the Air Force I saw it while working for the machine tool business. I met lots of interesting people, saw lots of interesting things, and visited many interesting places. In my civilian occupation, I traveled to Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Singapore, Japan, Denmark, and the Netherlands. My military travels took me to Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rico, Vietnam, England, Germany, Belgium, and Spain.

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 1965-1968, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
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Personal Memories
605th Air Commando Sqn. Howard ABF, CZ
TDY to Maracay, VZ to repair #657 after crash landing.
 B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
The B-26K is a modified and remanufactured A-26B originally built during World War II. On Mark Engineering of California rebuilt aging Douglas B-26Bs during 1964 and 1965 for use in the Vietnam War. Due to political considerations the aircraft were called A-26A during their deployment to Thailand with the 609th Special Operations Squadron. Their duties in Vietnam primarily consisted of interdicting the flow of North Vietnamese supplies and troops down the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Invaders served until 1969 when the last of them were returned to the United States.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2011
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  23 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Albee, Harlan, Capt, (1963-1976)
  • Arendt, James, MSgt, (1956-1976)
  • Cheek, Michael, MSgt, (1962-1982)
  • Frakes, Forrest, MSgt, (1960-1983)
  • Hansen, Charles, TSgt, (1960-1980)
  • Holzinger, Gary, A1C, (1963-1968)
  • Hopkins, Dick, SSgt, (1961-1969)
  • Jernigan, Gerald, A1C, (1964-1968)
  • Kittinger, Joseph William, Col, (1949-1978)
  • Lynne, Paul, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • NICHOLS, GORDON (NICK), MSgt, (1946-1971)
  • Oerly, William, A1C, (1960-1966)
  • Pettis, Bob, MSgt, (1961-1981)
  • Richards, Arthur, MSgt, (1952-1972)
  • Van Velthuysen, Ronny, Sgt, (1967-1971)
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