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Charlie Battery Annual Service Practice - Crete 1968 - 1969

by Ron Daum



- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Our Chariot

“The Douglas C-124 Globemaster II, nicknamed “Old Shaky”, was a heavy-lift cargo aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company in Long Beach, California”. - From Wikipedia - To learn more please “Click Here” for more information about this aircraft.

The plane was not pressurized, had no formal bathrooms other than buckets, and was not a fun plane to travel on. As Ron states, when the plane had to go up to 16,000 feet to avoid bad weather a lot of guys got altitude sickness and it became a real mess.


Image by Ron Dam - Washington - 1968

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - IFC Trailers


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - IFC Radar On Trailers


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - The Acquisition Radar


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Nike Ajax Launching Area


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Nice Perspective Of An Nike Ajax

I think this is a great photograph...!


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Hercules Big Dick I Ready To Fire


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Charlie Battery Launcher Crewman

In a conversation with Ron Daum he identified all of the personnel in this photo except one.

From the left is: Staff Sergeant Jones, next is Alpha Section Panel Operator Spec 4 Ron Daum, then Staff Sergeant John Standerfor, the person to his left is unknown, possibly the Bravo Section Chief, and finally to the far right, is Spec 4 Henry Ford.


Image by John & Charlotte Standerfer - Texas - 1968

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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - The LCT Control Panel

????? left and Ron Daum right at the LCT Control Panel.


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- Click Here For Larger Image -Crete I - July 68 - Ron Daum Launcher Section Panel Operator

One primary reason why Ron was chosen for ASP's is that he had the uncanny ability to be in two places at the same time.

Ein ├╝berragend Crewman...!


Image by Ron Daum - Washington - 1968

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