Bill was moved from Nuremburg, to Munich and finally Wiesbaden
Above; William M. "Bill" Vetscher, John Sims, Kay B. "K. B." Duncan, Leroy Bellamy, and Martin North
Above; Thanksgiving Day, Munich Germany1958; Cliff Larimer, Martin North, Bill Vetscher, Ronnie Larimer; Cliff's brother,
William Taft, Mrs Taft, Mrs Ronnie Larimer, and Cliff's son and wife.
Above; Anton E. "Tony" Evanson, Leroy Bellamy, King Murphy, Renata and Romie J. Robbins - Outlaw
Lawrence E. "Moose" Morris, William M. "Bill" Vetscher. Dancing;
Jean North, Romie J. Robbins - Outlaw, Diter and Birgetta, Renata
(Romie's fiancee), Erika, and Bill Vetscher.
Above; William M.
"Bill" Vetscher , Romie J. Robbins - Outlaw, Bob Lathim, Cliff Larimer,
Kay B. "K. B." Duncan, and Bill Vetscher
Stanley P. Williams,
Bobby Lanier, George McLain, and Bill Pack, suited up and nowhere to
Strobaugh, Bobby Hudson, Marty Shapiro, Alva E. Moore, Bobby Lanier,
Virgel A. Mitchell, Lundy Hudgins, Danny Pike, Robert J. Engelman, Bill
Pack, Billy C. Dennison, Francis W. Lindsey, and James F. Goode.
Strobaugh, John Semple, Al Joye, Larry Lower, Johnny Hall, Tony
Evanson, Richard Patton, Edwin L. "Dusty" Rhodes Jr., Pete Larkin, A2C
Kilanowski (Support), Romie J. Robbins - Outlaw, Larry
R. Bisbal, Marty Shapiro, Louis E. May Jr., Robert Pitts, Francis W.
Lindsey, and Danny Pike
Bobby Johnson, Bob "Sky Daddy"
Cheffins, Abe Koller, Thomas Davis, Terry Highland, Hank Shelton, and
Sgt Kilanowski (Support), Pete Larkin, Barnard "Bobby" Johnson, Rondal
Lavall, Al Joye, and Bob Barinowski *** Richard R. Bisbal, Tony
Evanson, Paul Bolton, Rex the Mascot, Larry Lower, Larry Harvey, and
Mickey Lucas, (Support) Rick Snodgrass, Jerry Green, Willy
"Wee Willy" Potts, Paul "Budda" Bolton, and Dundy A. Ganzmuller
Rhein Main Air Base 1983; Back; Mike Vrosh, Don Karpowich, Malachie Ringlieb, Don
Robinson, Steve Plumber, Barry Cummins, Larry A. "Snake" Rainey, Dave Castor, Mike ?,
Derek Lyske, Don East, and Billy Moore Front; Jym Golden, Geoffrey Hitchcock, Huck
Quesenberry, Scott Poppele, and Pat Lewton.
Gyle, Jim Hunter,
Emilio Martinez RIP, Steve "Pinger" Ray RIP, Victor Valle RIP, Mike
Vrosh, Rod Gress RIP, Don Robinson, and Larry "Snake" Rainey RIP
18 killed in crash of Air Force
28 February 1984
BORJA, Spain (UPI) - A
U.S. Air Force transport plane on a training mission crashed into a
snow swept mountain in Spain while attempting an emergency landing,
killing all 17 Americans aboard and a Spanish officer, officials said
Wednesday. The wreckage of the plane, a Hercules C-130 turbo-prop, was
found by a search team about 12 hours after it crashed Tuesday evening
about two miles northwest of the village of Borja, Air Force officials
said. The plane was part of the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing based at
Rhein Main Air Base near Frankfurt, West Germany, and was flying a
parachute drop training mission. During the training maneuvers,
the plane was based at the air base at Zaragoza in northeastern Spain.
The cause of the crash has not been determined. The plane went
down after the pilot issued a distress call and said he was attempting
an emergency landing. Lt. Col. William Johnson, spokesman at the Air
Force's European headquarters at Ramstein, West Germany, said rescue
workers recovered all the bodies from the wreckage. The Americans
were not identified pending notification of relatives. They
included 10 Air Force officers, six combat controllers and an air
rescue specialist. The Spanish victim was identified as Capt.
Francisco Guardiola Davo, 30. CCT that perished; Victor Valle,
Eddy Clark, Larry Rainey, Jonathon Goerling, Roderick Gress, Emilio
Martinez, and Steven Ray. Information from The CCT Memorial Web Site
Main AB CCT Germany 1992
Photo Courtesy Ron
Joe Love, Supply
Angel, Radio Maint
Scott Newton, Radio Maint