Bill Carroll, '67-'69

Bill Carroll was stationed at Glynco from 1967 until his enlistment ended in 1969. "I was an aviation structural mechanic and worked in the AME shop while I was there but the last few months before I got out I ran the Transient A/C Line crew."

Bill supplies these photos. The first is three of the guys he worked with in the Seat Shop (AME Shop); the one with the cigarette is named Jenkins. You can see a Martin Baker ejection out of an F8 behind them. Following that is a shot of the barracks and a T39. "We had Super Constellations, F8s and T39s until ’68 when they replaced the F8s with T33s and sent all 36 of the F8s to Nam."



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think the two other sailors are Calloway and Burley. I worked in that shop and on the T39 line in 66 and 67.
My nick name was Mozin Grazin. On my last day at Glynco I was put on report in that very shop.

Bill said...
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Bill said...

Mozin Grazin rings a bell and I think you are right on Calloway and Burley. I had two good friends who worked on the 39's, Steve Henderson and RM (Pappy) Elliott

Bill said...

Mozin Grazin, I remember you but while I don't recall the month I was assigned to the Seat Shop it would likely have been around June of '67. As I recall, Labon Maples and Jack Orr were there when I got there and I think Maples was running the shop. Once I got established I went on the late crew so I wasn't around much during the day when everyone was there. I made a career of staying below the radar.

I was a member of the Aero Club and me, Steve Henderson and Pappy Elliot spent a lot of time boring holes in the sky during the daytime. Those were good times and they were bad times and we were just making the best of what we had. In retrospect we were the lucky ones to be pulling duty in a place like NAS Glynco while so many others were in South East Asia. I ETS'd in August of '69.

richard calloway said...

That is calloway and roger burley. I'm Calloway and retired from the Navy in 1989. I have been in Jacksonville Fl. since 1975 when I got station here in the S-3. Really enjoy Glynco still go to Brunswick a few time during the year.

Bill said...

Richard, thanks for the comment and glad to know you made a career of the Navy. I jumped ship and retired from the Army in '93. Only made it back to Brunswick once in all these years. The other guy in the picture, Jenkins, do you remember his first name? He was from Oklahoma, drove a '67 Camaro RS and drove it like a bat out of hell! Rode with him once to La. and he scared me to death!

Gene Harbinson said...

I was stationed at Glynco from Oct 66 to June 69, first in recip power plants then to transit line where I made ADR-3,Was on the helo crew, My favorite pilot was LT. John Grice (Who btw made full Capt. before he retired) I can't remember a lot of names but a few are Bill Anderson ADR2 , June (his last name)and Chritidoles (sp) from Tline

Gene Harbinson said...

I'm on face book and e-mail is littletex5@bresnan.net

Tom Derringer said...

I was stationed there and worked the instrumentation van for 2 years. I was there from 69 to 71. One of the best Duty stations in the Navy. My watch was one in 26 and it was the j o o d

Unknown said...

Okay that comment was a little bit off. I was there from 68-69 and I worked in the test equipment repair shop. I also played a lot of golf there. My above comment should have been on the Pine Castle EWR page

Tom Derringersr said...

Does anybody else remember going to the lid peso? That's what we called it. Yeah it was off limits. I was also an SP for 6 months

Tom Derringersr said...

Lead peso