This entry was posted on June 29, 2011 by jetpilotoverseas. It was filed under 1950's, Air National Guard, F-86, L-2b, North American, USAF .
What a surprise to stumble upon this moving picture and the good smiling face of Chuck Sweeney !
I’m now a 61 years old french doctor, living close to Phalsbourg Air base, where General Charles W. Sweeney was commanding officer of the 102 TFW F-86H Sabres ( 101 TFS, 131 TFS, 138 TFS “Boys from Syracuse” ), flown from Logan to Phalsbourg AFB, Moselle, France, during the Second Berlin Crisis in 1961-62.
I was then a kid, hanging along the fences of the base with my father and brother after school .
( The base is now the largest helicopter base in France, home of the 1er Régiment d’Hélicoptères de Combat )
Good old memories ! …
December 20, 2011
December 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm
I have a blog on Phalsbourg Air Base
Do you have any documents or pictures related to this base during the 50s or 60s?
Thanks in advance
March 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Correctiog my origioal photo info:General Charles Sweeney standing in front of a North American F-86H “Sabre” with Capt. Dante Memmolo [Lt. Col. (Ret.)] (left) and Milt Wienstein (right). (updated info was provided by Memmolo’s son)
April 17, 2014 at 10:45 am
Change Correctiog to Correcting (spelling error)
April 17, 2014 at 10:48 am
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