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Calarese, James W. (1957-1960)*

Profile Added: 12/1/2014 16:35:50
1957 ---- From 2012-03-03
2014 ---- From 2012-03-03
Home Town: Milford, Ma
Unit at Loring: 42 Operations Sq. OPS
First Day at Loring: Arrived about 0100 by train into Caribou with not a soul in sight. Fortunately, I saw a not pinned on the wall to call the base for a ride. When I got to the base they were clearing out snow that I swear was up to the second floor windows.
Most Memorable Experience: The most memorable event was the day #5102 went up in flames on the pad. I was assigned to the photo lab and was sent out to cover it. Some of the best photos I ever took. I also photographed Jimmy Stewart when he landed a B-47 at the base.
Last Day at Loring: I was getting my discharge on 7 Sept. 1960 do I figured I might be able to leave early so I went to base HQ around 2100 to the designated area where a 2nd. Lt. said no way, you can leave at midnight. The next three hours were spent listening to him try to get me to reenlist.
What did you do after Loring? I spent 15 years as an insurance agent and gradually went back into photography. I opened a studio and spent 28 years as a wedding and portrait photographer until retirement. 
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