The first thing an F-105 pilot will say when asked about what their time in Takhli and Korat is that they couldn't have done their job without the dedicated and talented ground crews -- mostly young guys a year or two out of high school. Working in the worst conditions imaginable, the F-105 ground crews worked tirelessly to provide the pilots with the best plane possible.
Our documentary will include interviews with ground crews, like this one with James Porter at a 333rd TFS Reunion.
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As the Treasurer of 355th Fighter Group Association, "Big Bill" has made it his mission to help his fellow ground crew members through his diligent work in getting people together.
Need help in finding someone? Want info on upcoming reunions?
"Big Bill" is always happy to hear from anyone who served in Takhli/Korat.
Bob, who was born in Springfield, MA, was just 20 years old
when he arrived in Takhli. He saw the Bob Hope Christmas Show.
Send your story and photos for us to post. This is a place to preserve your story or
the story of your father, brother, uncle or friend, because we want to make sure no one is forgotten.
We are looking for more photos and stories about ground crews.
Do you have other photos, such as USO Christmas shows with Bob Hope and Rachel Welch?
Please let us know.