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Little airplane from Paine AFB around 57

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Pierre D'Entremont
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#1 Posted: 12/13/2009 22:26:20 Modified: 12/14/2009 08:58:39

This is a little airplane  that Col Bill Jackson built for his kids while stationed at McCord...instead of the regular gocart...

He had been my dads CO at Elmendorf while the 94's were there...Dad ran into him at McCord when renewing his weapons card and was invited to dinner and introduced to it  that night while killing a horn of corn...

Well later Bill transferred out and the little airplane was left ,we assume temporarily with a Col. in maintanance at McCord... After that the 321st Int Sqn was temporarily deployed there while the runways at Paine were being extended and hardened  Col. Patton and my father had a little conversation and history briefing as the Sqn was being parked and they saw it for the first time ... Patton , the CO of the Sqn in a breifing  alluded or anounced  that ( being they had seen it ) it would sure be nice if they could somehow get it to Paine...as it would make a nice trophy for the Squadron and the base

Well in typical Blacksheep fashion...it was appropriated by a Lt Ed Cleary...who had lept up in the briefing and volunteered C flight...and it ended up that Friday on a truck with some  engines going back to Paine , where it was before anyone else knew it was missing...

It became the mascot of the 321st and was the object of many other dastardly exploits by many of the other bases around the country...and eventually had to be kept in the Alert Hanger and used only on special occations...

Does anyone know the whereabouts of then Col. Bill Jackson or anyone that might have any history of this little jewel...

Pierre d'Entremont......I am standing....Ron my brother is about to "prop clear"....


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#2 Posted: 12/14/2009 11:05:47

Pierre -

I edited your post to embed the picture which makes it more visible ...

And speaking of your picture, it's great! When I was a kid, my dad built up a slightly similar wooden airplane, like a pedal plane, that was suspended on a wire and ran down from a hillside behind our house. I'd get in it up at the top of the hill and then come roaring down over our fence, and make a "carrier landing" on our back deck ... great memories!

Here's hoping you find more info!

Cheers -

Hal



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Pierre D'Entremont
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#3 Posted: 12/21/2009 21:54:55

Sure like to thank all for the hits and thumbs up... I found video of the first Thunderbird Airpearance at Paine back in ...well when would they have been there ???   5?     ( and yes ...I made that word up just now ! ) ...

What I did was shoot the 8mm movie film with a camcorder back in the 80's and put ...it to ...In My Solitude...by Satch and Ellington...in it  my pops makes the pass on the ramp and pops the chute ... What I really need to do is reshoot the film with the new Sony HD memory stick camcorder I bought last year and get it on here or and Utube...so I will work on that this holiday for yuos folks...

Did send a dvd of it and some Col Sam Grashio history up to TJ STAGGS at Paine...and want to say Merry Christmas to all at Boeing Boeing up there...

Also have some footage of Elmendore and some 94's ...really some interresting footage....some Ptule too... Jugs in Oki...

Sure would like to know just for s&g's what ever happened to Jackson and his kids...With them Chromasomes they gatta be around here somewheres....




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Kent Misegades
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#4 Posted: 1/10/2010 08:44:22

Hal,  do you have any images or drawings of the zipline plane your father built?  We're interested in such things as a chapter project, EAA1114, Apex, NC. Thanks



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#5 Posted: 1/17/2010 14:38:13

Are you thinking of having an arresting hook Kent ?



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