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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 1968-1969, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
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Personal Memories
I was wonder if I am the only Hydraulic Tech (43172) to be assigned as crew cheif to and HH3E.
 HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant Details

Aircraft/Missile Information

Later, 50 CH-3Es were modified for combat rescue missions with armor, defensive armament, self-sealing fuel tanks, a rescue hoist and in-flight refueling capability. They were redesignated HH-3Es and used extensively in Southeast Asia under the nickname "Jolly Green Giant."

USAF variants served in numerous air rescue squadrons and aerospace rescue and recovery squadons of the Military Airlift Command (MAC), rescue squadrons of the Air Combat Command (ACC) and other USAF major commands world-wide. The aircraft was also used by a number of Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard rescue squadrons. All USAF HH-3Es, to include Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard, were retired in the 1990s and replaced by the current HH-60G Pavehawk.

CH/HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
HH-3F Pelican
Main rotor diameter 62 ft.
Fuselage Length 73 ft. 0 in.
Height 18 ft. 1 in.
Weight 22,050 lbs. loaded
Armament Provisions for two .50-cal. machine guns
Engines Two General Electric T58-GE-5 turboshaft engines of 1,500 hp. each
Crew Three
Cost $796,000
Maximum speed 177 mph.
Cruising speed 154 mph.
Range 779 miles with external fuel tanks
Service Ceiling 21,000 ft.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2012
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