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Home Town: Binghamton, NY
Unit at Loring: 42nd Field Maintenance Squadron
First Day at Loring: I was being processed in. Who the hell remembers that?
Most Memorable Experience: I was a draftsman. My work station was in the DC (double cantilever) hangar on the flight line. I used to go up on the roof of the hangar at lunch time to watch the aircraft take off. At the end of the runway was an Air Defense Command F-106 hangar with doors at both ends. One day when I was up there, there must have been an alert called. The doors on both ends of the hangar opened and two F-106's came out of the hangar in afterburner. They roared down the runway, rotated and climbed vertically out of sight. DAMN!!! What a tremendous display of Air Force power!!
Last Day at Loring: I had a "Three Month Early Out", for the convenience of the government. Total elation!! I could be home for Christmas!
What did you do after Loring? After leaving Loring I returned to Binghamton to my job as a draftsman at Link Aviation. I left there to subcontract at Vestal Modern Design, then left there to join the IBM Corporation in Owego NY. I retired from IBM after 28 years as a staff engineer and then did some subcontract work before taking a position as a designer at IMO Pump Division of Colfax Corporation. I retired from there and have stayed that way!
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