Force shack at Det 97 (Communications tower)
of Ataturk in the circle in Yalova
badges for our area
(not Simpson:) James in favorite attire... beads & shades.
Capt. Barry D. Grant, pretty cool commander with a Fiat Spyder 850 Convertible.
Joint Mission with Turkish Battalion which culminated in firing an Honest John Rocket (cement head, no nukes!) into the Black Sea. This shot was very difficult since the rocket is traveling 2000 feet per second by the time it hits the end of the rail!!! Basically, you hear the rumble, see a flash of light and snap the picture. (no clue if you got it at all, it happens very fast!) It was 4:30am, when this was taken. Still dark out. The sky was lit up from the rocket!!
Clyde Ryan (Betty) & me. They were some of the friends at Uniroyal
Burt A. Vanderclute, CO of Det.97 after Barry Grant.
Force Radar Cones at Det.97. They had their own number but don't remember
what it was.
Hall Kerry Fenerty ("Fork"), Javit (Turkish KP), & Cecil
Cooks (Mess Sergeant)
& Don - Dennis Yauger & Don Shepard in Dennis'area. Dennis
painted the picture in the background.
Rose : Acting First Sergeant after Alvoid Williams left.
97 taken from Turkish Battalion air strip.
97 taken from the end of the driveway looking out to the front.
Shows Barracks, Mess Hall /Office /PX, Quonset Huts, and Air Force Shack.
I sent to my honey of 26+ years now, showing postmark and APO info. PS:
We live in Rochester NY, now.
crossing the Bosphorus near Istanbul. I hear they have two bridges now.
How wonderful!! :)
at KARAMURSEL, January '72.
Fred Palmer, a good friend and last CO during my stay in at Det.97.
:) - Bart James, Carl Anderson, Bernie Mosbacher & Don Shepard.
and Ken - Jim Lyons & Ken Knowlton in Ken's area with polka-dot
walls!! Very '70's-ish!! :) "
:) - Jim Hilton & Gerry Cressa. Jim was in my wedding party
and dated (and almost married) my wife's best friend!! He was also
a very good friend!
Steele combing his hair (he did that a lot!!! :))
guys :) - Ken Knowlton: Bartender at Det97; Richard Kennison:
Best customer at the Bar (AF Sergeant)
card of KARAMURSEL
Lynch ("Lyncher") and me.
- Mrs. Fred (Cindy) Palmer and daughter Vickie.
- Close up of my friend Ronald Victor "Pete" Rose. "Pete" was a teacher
in Chicago before he got drafted.
& me :) - Ronald "Pete" Rose & me in my area.
- Roger McKennzie taking a picture of me taking a picture of him. We really
needed to get a life! :)
- Lt. Fred Palmer playing Santa, Christmas 1971.
sign that everyone would see driving out of Det.97 that
said "Leaving SASCOM's Finest".
in Yalova Had a lot of Alabaster stuff (Chess sets), Meerschaum Pipes,
Brass things (Samovar's, etc.) Also leather goods, made to order.
- me skiing at Mt. Uladag, Bursa
skiing Bart James, me, and Jim Hilton at Lake Sapanca after a day of
:) - guess!! :)
! - '38 Chevy & '57 Ford Taxi's in Izmit, 1971. I was told
that these cars were much newer than their model year because GM for one,
sold the dies to Turkey and they produced '57 Chevy's in the late'60's!
- more old taxi's in Bursa, in 1971.
1971 at Det97
thanksgiving : Roger Mackenzie, front left; Bernie Mosbacher, far right;
Don Shepard, middle; Jim Lyons, near right; ???, back to camera.
- '69 International Harvester Travelall (with a 394, 4 speed and a blown
clutch) and a '60-ish Econoline PU truck that we acquired courtesy of KARAMURSEL
AF junkyard. Also had a '68 Chevy PU not pictured.
at KARAMURSEL taken from in front of the Commissary facing the PX.