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Carney, Richard W (1960-1964)

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Home Town: Bridgeton NJ
Unit at Loring: 42 FMS Engine Shop
First Day at Loring: "Cold and snowy. Was treated really good. The base was getting ready for a major inspection.
Most Memorable Experience:
Last Day at Loring: "I was leaving a lot of good friends and it was hard to do in a lot ways. It was a wonderful way of life and I enjoyed my time there. I fell in love with the aircraft and working on the engines and it stayed with me ever since.
What did you do after Loring? I went to work for Airwork Corporation in Millville NJ. They were just starting into jet engine overhaul business after being a piston engine overhaul shop since the end of WWII. I worked in the engine test department testing both radial engines and jets made by Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, GE, Allison and Garrett. Then I was promoted to a Field Service Engineer and transferred to St. Louis MO during the year of 1979. I then traveled the world trouble shooting engines, assisting operators with engine repairs, teaching maintenance classes private operators, air lines and military personnel foreign and domestic. I retired from the overhaul business 2005 and started my own Aircraft Repair Service in Mt. Vernon IL. We repair any aircraft that will fit thru the hangar doors from old dope and fabric aircraft to the newest turbines. We contract engine maintenance for several turbine overhaul shops. 73 years old and still going strong teaching our love for aircraft that was developed in me by all the great folks at Loring AFB.
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