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Cripe, Laurence (1954-1961)

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Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa

Unit at Loring: 42nd Air Refueling Sqdrn.


First day at LoringDecember, 1954 - Winter (heavy, or course) - taking new assignment during conversion from KC-97's to the KC-135 Stratotanker - moving from Tucson, Arizona to Loring A.F.B. - in one word: stark


Most memorable experience: Driving from Loring to Seattle with family to attend tanker instructor school in Renton, Washington (Boeing) - then back to Loring via Merced, California and Tucson, Arizona.


Last Day at Loring: March, 1961 - Spring (heavy winter) - taking new assignment with B-58's - moving from major snow conditions to desert-like conditions at Carswell.


What did you do after Loring: 43rd Bomb Wing - Carswell A.F.B., Ft. Worth, Texas (1961-1964)

43rd Bomb Wing - Little Rock A.F.B., Jacksonville, AR (1964-1966)

355th TFW, Takhli R.T.A.F.B., Thailand (1966-1967)

92nd OMS, Fairchild A.F.B., Washington (1967-1970)

Retired - 1971


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