Originally Posted by BeltoneMagoo
USN 1957-1961. AT2(E5). Got around 2,000 hours in one of the A/C pictured in my Avatar. Pretty sure bad hearing is due to that service. Would do it again. We did have service numbers instead of SS numbers. Navy's was XXX-XX-XX format. If ST. Peter asks I am sure I will be able to rattle it off!
Thanks to all that served!
Good luck, good health and safe travels!
Wow, it's been a while since I've seen a pic of an EC-121! My father flew them in the Navy, late '50's until he retired in 1971. Flew out of Pax River, Newfoundland (VW-13) and Brunswick Naval Air Station, Georgia. I never got a chance to go up with him, my older brother did when they took a hop with the local Boy Scouts, but I wasn't old enough. You gotta love those big old radial engines! I was Army, Hueys and Chinooks in Iraq, when I told my Dad I was going into the Army, his reply was "Army! That's not the MILITARY!" Thank you for your Service! Take care, and God Bless. Scot Kellersberger, CW4, U.S. Army, Retired