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Russick, Bernard (1959 - 1963)


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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!
If you agree, people can contact you at (email): russikb88@gmail.com
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