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PLEASE READ: Jim's Esophagus Cancer Journal 'of such! About my life with cancer!
Maureen and I are very grateful to all of you! I expected little support but you all have been very generous to my cause. It is something you never expect. I hesitated for years after being told to do this? I have never ever received a penny that I did not earn? You live a nice life, work hard, have wonderful children and Grandchildren, even Great Grandchildren...Lol All seems well into your retirement years when you expect life to be easier and pleasant. But it does not always turn out that way. I had never been sick in my life! But that changed in an instant of time! But with such great friends, all of you, it makes life a little more bearable! You never can realize that your savings can be gone in such a short time? But cancer will do that to you as well as other serious diseases. They said to start with ask for a small amount, which I did! The replies were surprising and with my enormous medical bills, I will raise it a bit? They say to ask people to share it? Many of you have. I don't expect anything near the amount I owe now and the bills keep coming in. I still have appointments coming up with doctors both here in Sierra Vista and the long trip to Tucson! But your generosity is a godsend to me and Maureen in this time of need!
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  • Steve ???: RAF Upper Heyford & RAF Fairford. Would like to hear from any Security Police that were stationed at the 'Twin Bases' the night in Dec 1980 of the UFO landing at the end of the runway at RAF Woodbridge. 5/25/01
  • Linda Darlene Falls Abling: Lancaster CA. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1979-Dec 1981, CRS COMM/NAV Shop. Best 2 years of my AF experience. 04/9/10
  • TSgt Anthony P Accurso: Edwards AFB, CA. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, Jan 1991-Apr 1993, 81st EMS. I truly miss the twin bases, the people and the local community! I lived on RAF Woodbridge and worked in Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) WRM/PPP Section. As the base closure approached, I was moved to RAF Bentwaters and initially worked in the RAF Bentwaters AGE Shop and then during my final three months, I worked in Base Supply. I was involved in removing furniture from the base faculties. I'm sad to see what has happened to the bases during the past 12 years but I'm also thrilled to see that others have made an effort to preserve the history. This website is great source of information. Thank you! I plan on making every effort to keep the history of the twin bases alive for future generation. 12/27/05
  • Jim Adams: Moore Haven, FL. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-69, 79th Tac Fighter Sq. I seem to keep coming back to these pages, although it is the first time signing in. I have a lot of memories during that time at RAF Woodbridge. All my friends in Weapons are more like family than friends. 10/24/03
  • Richard Adams: Columbia, SC. Martlesham Heath, May 1975-May 1977, Autovon Technician. Hooked up many after hours stateside calls. Was on the gospel choir and did many trips to Mickey D's in London. Miss the people and the good times. 22/03/07
  • Scott Adams Fort Fairfield, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1984-Oct 1987, 81stEMS, Gun Shop. 09/13/09
  • Edgar F Aguas: West Palm Beach, FL. RAF Bentwaters, May 1964-Nov 1967. I was part of the base housing and my job was as a clerk at the BOQ, the building behind the Airman's Club, hope to hear from the guys. 2/8/99
  • A2c Gary E Aho: RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1964-Jul 1965. Two of my high school buddies from Marquette, MI were also there at the same time including David Barkow & George Leanes,Aircraft Maintenance (Dave Barkow has passed on but George and I still deer hunt together). I played for the Titans football team during the fall of 1964. I have one newspaper clipping from a game with the RAF Weathersfield Raiders which we won 13 to 12. I saved the clipping because I managed to catch two passes for 12 and 31 yards to set up the winning touchdown. Other names in the clipping on our team are Whitey Mangum, Willie Moore, Hank Goodge, and Dave Duvall . Other names I remember are Mike Little, Mike Bush, Fulton Ange, Mike Gregory. 10/17/01
  • Sergeant Alan Airey: Suffolk Constabulary. I'm sure there are many former RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge (and possibly others) people out there that will remember him. The "honcho" of the whole local coastal area in the 1960s and 1970s, before retiring with more than 30 years in the force. Sadly, Alan passed away last week aged 84. He was a personal friend and I would like his other American acquaintances to be aware of his passing. Submitted by Ken Cook, a personal friend. 4/18/04
  • Herb Albert Omaha, NE. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-60, 81st Supply Sq, Munitions. Hope J Rasley and Don Babbs respond. 02/10/09
  • Richard 'Dick' Albon: New Braunfels, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1960-63, 81st Air Police, D Flight. Enjoyed my tour at RAF Woodbridge and will always remember the wonderful people and the other GI's I was stationed with. Have made contact with several other Air Policemen stationed there during this time frame through the efforts of Eddie Mcaffee. An outstanding site and very informative. 9/03/05
  • Richard Albright: Georgetown, Delaware. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1975-Sep 1977, Phase Inspection/Flightline. Greatly appreciate the Tansey's work put into the creation and maintanence of this sight. Had some very memorable years at the twin bases. Still miss the people and the area, and would like very much to visit, only this time as a civilian tourist. If any of my old friends/co-workers would like to e-mail me, that would be great. We can never truly go back in time,but the people and memories are always special. Where are Paul Krebs, Steve Thompson, Mark Lowe, Woody Kloor, Vic Shuttleworth and many others that slip my memory at the present. Thanks again for the web sight. 11/28/03
  • Herb Albert Omaha, NE. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-60, 81st Supply Sq, Munitions. Hope J Rasley and Don Babbs respond. 02/10/09
  • Rob "Big Al" Alfred: Clarks Summit, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-83, 81st SPS. Loved being there. Would like to go back sometime with my kids and let them see England. 04/9/10
  • Gary Alger RAF Bentwaters, 1965-67, Medic 81st TAC Hospital Squadron, you may have heard of that, BUT, I was a member of unit that trained at RAF Parham outside of Ipswich. Ask unit members about RAF Parham, bet not many people remember!! PS, ever go to the 'Running Buck' 'Ipswich. Is it still there? 1/6/99
  • Jackie Allatson: RAF Bruntingthorpe. I have lived in the village of Upper Bruntingthorpe for 4 years and would be very interested to hear from anyone stationed at USAF Bruntingthorpe. There is absolutely no information about either the air base or the village where the airmen and their families lived. One of the few pieces of information I can find out, is that one of the roads, Partridge Close, was named after Colonel Partridge, the Commanding Officer (we now live in his house!) 8/22/01
  • George 'Andy' Allen University Place, WA. RAF Woodbridge, APR 1960-OCT 1963, 79th Fighters Tigers. I was trying to contact Darrell Cook, but the listed email is invalid. Can anyone help? 11/24/08
  • Sparky Kincaid Allen: Livermore, CA. SSgt, USAF, 1974-1980, Automatic Test Stations, F-111E. I am seeking personnel who were in 20th AMS, 20th TFW, RAF Upper Heyford, 1975-78. We are having an informal reunion (read backyard cookout) in Las Vegas the weekend of Oct 22-25th. Cookout will be at 1300, 23 oct 99. Please contact me for details if you are interested. 8/25/99
  • Sparky Allen: Columbus, GA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 3 1/2 years, Club Officer 1959-60, CES, AGS Hqrs. We are now retired as of 1989. Melissa married Stephen Fontenot, has 2 kids. Marc is a happy bachelor. Pops is working at IRS and Mops is working for a large grocery chain. We'd love to hear from any fireman or wives active in EWC. 3/27/03
  • William H Allen: Detroit, Michigan, retired at Little Rock AFB in 1970. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1961-Jun 1964, Dental Lab Tech, Dental Clinic, Hospital Sq. He brought with him his wife, Donna, and his three children, Bill, Pat, and Sharon (me). Dad passed away after a tough battle with cancer on 5 Aug 1997. I have many fond memories of RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge as an "Air Force Brat". 10/04/10
  • Neil Allison: Sandwich, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1970-Sep 1971, 2164th Comm Sq, Ground Radio Maintenace. Spent 1 1/2 yrs with the 2874th GEEIA SQ out of Ramstein, Germany, where we spent most of our time TDY to the Middle East and Westen Europe, which I really enjoyed. So getting reassigned to another base didn't make me too happy. However RAF Bentwaters turned just as good. Came up with a bunch of names but the memories not as sharp as it used to be. Some 2164th names are Tom Money, Rich Hurtt, Ssgt Bob Kiser, Frank Newbell, Dennis Smith (Smitty?), Bill Grant, Tom Money, Msgt Nicholas Cupac, Msgt Jason Gossett, Capt Carl Stoops. also Steve ? one of our roomates in Felixstowe and worked in admin section. Also played a lot of golf with Bob? Stringer maybe from Rhode Island. Had a great apt by the beach in Felixstowe. Played golf at Woodbridge; Ipswich Town football matches; A lass called Mary Devine; great pints and fish & chips; many nights at Airmans and NCO Clubs; weekends at the old Douglas House in London ( didn' like the new one) and the Oak Room. Anyone recognize these names hop on and leave a message. This is a great site and would like to thank the administrator for making this available to rekindle the old memories. 18/02/07
  • Robert Alma: Uden The Netherlands . RAF Bentwaters, 1974-75, Retail Annax Manager . Woked several years as retail and retail annex manager and hope to contact people from then. 4/17/01
  • Tony Almora: Sacramento CA. RAF Bentwaters 1985-1988.
  • John W 'Butch' Alspach Sabetha, KS. RAF Woodbridge, 1977-83, 67 ARRS. Loved my time in Suffolk. Lived in the village of Aldeburgh. Would love to be in contact with other Rescuers 07/05/08
  • Brinley Amos: Moscow, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1974-Feb 1977, AMS. Looking for some of the old crew. 18/02/07
  • William J Anable USAF (ret): Ogdensburg, NY. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-59, Communications Sq, and Hancock Ins Rep 1980's. Like to hear from any old friends, clients, also ex-Fire Chief Cmsgt McCorkle. 4/28/01
  • Robert Anculewicz: Sterling Hts Michigan. RAF Alconbury, 1964-67, 10th TRW, Photo Recon Lab. Im looking for so many friends I made during that time. Watson, Grunts, Kisko, Hoffman, and so many more. I have been searching for 30 years, what wonderful memories, best time of my life, I would do it all over again. (new) RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1964-Jul 1967, Photo Lab Recon Wing. Best years of my life. I got to know a lot of swell guys. I'm looking for Richard Watson, been looking for 40 years. If anyone has any info please contact me. He was my best friend. At time of dischared he lived in Thousand Oaks, CA, married with twins and then later in years got divorced. 6/22/05 & 9/03/05
    If anyone has any info please write. 10/19/08 & 11/24/08
  • David 'Andy' Anderson: Lakeland, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1969-72, Security Police. Trying to locate friends that was stationed with me during that time. Some of my friends were Alan Mills, Jim Dickerson, B Brown, Poor Dog Ruffin, Jay Spinner, Big Red, Quick, Richard from Boloxi, Mississippi, Turk Bush, Richard Childs, Henry Barrett, Clean Harper, Blue Jesus, Tim Allen, Heavy, Jack Jackson, Al Love, Brokens. 4/17/03 Some of the guys I was stationed with was String Bean Man (your e-mail dont work hit me back if you see this). Willie Jackson the left handed basketball player, Bones. Knew most of the basketball players coached by Harvey. Played football in 1970 know all the players. Would love to hear from some of you guys. 09/06/06 & 08/27/09
  • Glenn A Anderson, Sr, CMSgt: 161 NE 27th Street, E Wenatchee, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1963-Feb 1966, Finance Department. I was a CMSgt at the time and am married to Christine. Our family lived at RAF Woodbridge and my children went to school at the base school, 6th to 9th grades. It was a wonderful time for our family, and I count it as one of my best stations. Glenn A Anderson. Portland, OR. I was thrilled to find your web page regarding the RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge site. Our family lived at Woodbridge RAF and I was in the base school for 6th & 7th grades. It was a wonderful time for our family, and my Father counts it as one of his best stations. My Father is currently 85 years old and golf's 3 days a week. He averages 84 for 18 holes and his current bowling average is 167. Please add him to the list of living veterans who were stationed at the bases. Feel free to contact me, his son, by email or regular mail. My Father is very sharp and would welcome contact with his Air Force buddies that he worked with.
  • John O. Andersen: Portland, Oregon. RAF Upper Heyford, 1986-90. self-employed carpet cleaner. In his spare time he volunteers as a tour guide on a submarine, and as a docent at the Oregon Military Museum. Grew up in Southern California. During college, he took an eighteen month break to work in Germany. Later, he spent four years in England as an aircraft maintenance officer. Then moved to Indiana where he taught several college level German courses while working on a graduate degree in literature. John and his wife Mandy, homeschool their two children. John's Homepage11/19/00
  • Greg Anderson: San Jose, Ca. RAF Woodbridge, 1968-70, GCA. Then to Germany. Finding your site brings back some great memories. Drop me a line if you remeber any of the old troops or ATCO's. 9/20/99
  • Peggy Anderson nee Millermon: Good Thunder, MN. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1980-Mar 1982, 81st Supply Sq, Fuels. Bentwaters (Bendover, just joking) was my first assignment and I was very young, its hard to remember some things. I remember the NCO Club, the Theater, and Midnight Chow. Playing war game all the time, 12 on 12 off. Please feel free to contact me if you remember. 4/17/05
  • Bertram S Ando: Marietta, GA. RAF Bentwaters, late 50s, 81th FMS Welding Shop. Last assignment was at RAF Alconbury from 1977-80. Best time in all our lives in the UK. 9/8/00 I miss it all! Great times in the UK. 06/13/10
  • Bobbie Andresen: Elgin, Illinois. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1982-86 as a Law Enforcement Officer. My maiden name was Ward. I married while at Bentwaters to Morris Douglas Church, who I have since divorced. Morris (known as DOC)was stationed there the same time as I was and was a Security Specialist. His E-mail address is TheVoiceOfElvis. He tried out for 'Tops In Blue' and made it all the way to Germany. Took 1st place for the overseas competition, but turned down touring with 'Tops in Blue'. He now does Elvis for a living, go figure. I would love to hear from some of the guys I worked with, it was a lot of fun and I have great memories. 7/27/00
  • Cleo 'Duporte' Andrews Atlanta, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1973-76 & 1978-81, Security Police, Flight line. I am searching for two men that were at RAF Bentwaters: Eddie Allen 1973-76, was a cop, dark skinned and married an English girl, Debbie, blond hair; Michael Shelton 1978-81, worked on the flight line, was very amuesing and outgoing. If anyone has any info on these two men please get back to me. 10/19/08
  • Tommy R Andrews: 480 Old mill Rd, Whitwell, TN 37397. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1983-Jan 1986, 509th AMU. 7/28/02
  • Annie (?): I am looking for anyone that bowled at RAF Bentwaters, 1970-Closing. Had wonderfull times out there. I lived at Martlesham Heath. Does anyone remembers me, we had great dinner dances at the Officers Club. Looking forward to hearing from you! 4/3/02
  • Anonymous: Steve Steelman, Mike Jefferson, Tom Cone, and the rest of of Bldg 754. 9/11/04
  • Mario L Antidormi: RAF Woodbridge, 1968-late 69, 79th TFS. Did a lot of TDY in Turkey, Africa & Italy. I have been in contact with a few 79th personel and have developed a large list of people that were stationed at RAF Woodbridge. 7/21/00
  • Ed Applegate: Colorado. RAF Woodbridge, 1984-88, 81 TFW/91 TFW. I can't believe I found a site that brought back so many memories. I keep in touch with many of my friends/family that I was stationed with at RAF Woodbridge. Some of the names are: Dave Galbraith, Jeff Ysmael, Ed Varley, Carl Tepper, Gabe Sisneros, Doug Prebble, and David Nespoli. 2/19/05
  • Harold Applegate: Radcliffe, Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1952-Apr 1954, 81st Maintence Sq, overhauling jet engines. F-86's at that time. Lived in hut #471 the whole time I served there. I have found a lot of buddies since I been surfing around. I have a lot of good memories about London and movies and dances. I went to the Lyceum dance hall many, many times. It cost 35 cents to go inside. It was an old opera house years before it was converted to a dance hall. I understand it doesn't exist any more. The singer was Mel Ganor and a great baritone voice. The band stand was on a turn table so every 45 minutes another band would play. It was usualy full on saturday nights. I attended several weddings while at RAF Bentwaters. I remember in 1952 a group that sang at the NCO club called 'Three Bees and a Queen'. They must have made a lot of changes over the past couples of decades. I never had the chance to go back there since leaving in 1954. Thought many times about the good times I had there. I have enjoyed reading all the stories of other airman that served since I have left. Sorry to hear that it has closed down and going to ruins. Good luck to all the airman that has served at RAF Bentwaters. May see you some day. Peace! 7/20/01
  • Anthony ApplewhiteMemphis, TN, RAF Bentwaters, 1980-82, 81st FMS A/R Shop. Played on the first baseball team at RAF Bentwaters, WR/Kick Returner on the football team. 03/13/15
  • Mark Arbogast: Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1977, 1836 EIS. 07/26/07
  • Robert Arboneaux Jr California. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1984-Sep 1986, Fire Fighter. While Cruising the sights, found this place. Anyone out there that used to be associated with Fire Protection in the early 80's? Hope you all are doing well. What great times they were. 01/12/09
  • John Archer: Ashburn, VA USA. RAF Bentwaters 67-69, 91st & 81st HQ, Air Ops Spec. Just tripped over this webpage and had the best period of my life rush back at me like a runaway train. It was great to see so many that shared a once in a lifetime experience. Lived in Felixstowe then a small town called Burg. Worked in Libya, Nuremberg, Aviano tdy. Am looking forward to reading messages and info on these pages and hope to find 60's photos. Thanks a lot, will be signing in often.
  • Bernard (Pete) Archer: Spalding, lincolnshire, UK. RAF Bentwaters, May 1966-May 1969, 381st Munitions Maintenance Sq. I miss the place. 3/27/03
  • Clare Armstrong: Northamptonshire UK. Greenham Common, up to 1991, Hi I'm just browsing but would love to know if anyone out there knew my Dad, Lou Armstrong, he worked in the paintshop until 1991 when sadly he died. 16/12/06
  • Kevin L Arnold: Eagle River, Alaska. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Marh 1984-Mar 1987, Security/Law Enforcement. Wife Debbie, Daughters Janna & Kristine (born in England), Son Aaron. Retired from US Air Force. 12/10/02
  • Donald N Aspinall: AF22791530. RAF Sculthorpe, 1952-56, 47th Air Police Sq. 3/5/02 E-mail Spent many days reminiscing about 'old days walking the ramp' in the 50's. Seems to me the "Cold War" means more to me now than it did then, oh well. I'm trying to find Charles E. "Reds" Waldron. Originally from Drexel Hill, PA. He was stationed with me. I last saw 'Reds' at Andrews AFB, Camp Springs, MD during the late 60's. 10/04/10
  • Steve Athanas: Durham, NC. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1983-Nov 1985, 67th ARRS. 9/11/03
  • Janice Atherton: College Station Texas 77845. RAF Bentwaters. 9/06/01
  • Jack Atkins: RAF Woodbridge, Mid 1960's, 'D' Flight Security. Submitted by Eddie McAfee. 11/07/05
  • Thomas W Atkinson: Niagara Falls, NY. RAF Upper Heyford, Apr 1956-Oct 1957, Apr 1961-Apr 1964, 1st AFDS,1st ADS and 11th MMS. Also RAF Fairford, Oct 1957-Apr 1960, DET 1 to 1stADS and 9th MMS Nuclear Weapons Sq. Enjoyed my years in England and married a gal from Swindon, Wilts. Feel free to E-Mail. Great Site. 14/10/06
  • Stephen Atwood: Humble, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1988-Mar 2000, 81st EMS, Trailer Maintenance (AMMO). 06/13/10
  • Jackie (Salter) Avila: South Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, 1984-87, 81 CRS. 3/27/03
  • Dan Aycock: Walla Walla WA. RAF Woodbridge, 79th, 1966-69, Weapons Release Shop, Hanger. This is great. Think we really had a great time there and it's nice to see more of this type connection happening. Many of us from the 79th around 1966-70 are getting together in Denver this summer. Can provide info from that era if interested. I have some e-mail addresses of others from around that time. 1/24/99
  • MSgt Ray Ayers: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-68, NCOIC Law Enforcement, First Sergant, Air Police Squadron. Anyone knowing MSGT Burton L Hamner, NCOIC Investigatios Section, Law Enforcement, RAF Bentwaters, 1964-1968, please let me know. I was also stationed with Burt at TUY HOA Viet Nam, 1969-1970. Will be retuning to England 14 May-8 July 01. Also interested in any of the Air Police stationed at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Looking forward to hearing from you guys. 2/20/01
  • Kenneth M Ayers: Raleigh, NC. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1966-Aug 2, 1969, 81st TFW Hospital. I was the Base Veterinarian during my tenure at RAF Bentwaters. MSgt Carl Smith was our NCOIC. I met an Ipswich girl, Jane Black, 5 months into my assignment, and we married in September 1967. She was a hairstylist at Andre Bernards in Ipswich. Her father, Charles V Black, was the Off-Base Housing officer at RAF Bentwaters and helped many to find housing in the surrounding area. We have lived in Raleigh for the last 22 years and would love to hear from anyone who remembers us. 4/20/02 & 9/22/02
  • Michael L. Ayler: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1960-Aug 1963, 81 FM Engine Flightline Dispatch. Wow! Discovered your page while looking for a picture of a F101 to show a friend. Sure a lot of folks listed, but did not see a name of anyone I remember. Thanks for the Memories. 8/01/03
  • David Azevedo, MSgt (ret): Washington. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-57, 512 FIS & 1966-69, 81FMS (engine). Brings back good memories, thanks. 9/02/04

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  • Byron B: Fort McPherson, GA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1971-73, Information Office on the "Phantom Forum" .Wow!! What a neat place. Really brings back the memories. Did a lot of the base tours for visiting groups, and filed tons of Home Town News Releases for folks stationed on both bases. Used to work for (then) MSgt Tom Lokken, and SSG John Small. John eventually married another co-worker, Sgt Kathy Howard. Was there when the first female airmen were stationed at RAF Bentwaters (a lady by the name of Sharon Butler who worked in the hostpital). First Sergeant of the squadron was Herman Schnell, who had been a First Sergeant since WW II. Wing Commander when I left was Col Duane Weatherwax. Still in harness (can't seem to get the uniform off), doing print and broadcast journalism for the Army here as a Master Sergeant (hoping for Sergeant Major). Really enjoy the web sites. Hope to be a regular visitor. Would like to hear from old friends who were there with me. Feel free to drop a note! 8/12/99
  • Greg Baddeley: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-68, AP/SP Sqd. After shipping in from France I worked for TSgt Carl P Knuckles. Just nosing around to see what this site was about. 2/4/00
  • Bruce W Badgrow: Covina, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-68, 78th PMEL. We lived at Felixstowe and it was a very enjoyable 3 years. 8/03/02
  • Jose Badillo: Omaha NB. RAF Bentwaters 1958-59. RAF Woodbridge 1960-61. Fire Truck Mechanic. Update. 3/14/99.
  • Tammy Bagnall Tucson, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-90, worked summer hire in CES. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me, I knew a lot of the SPS, and worked in CES customer service with Gary Pirkle. 11/03/07
  • Art Bailey: RAF Alconbury, 1975-77, 10th CES/ Fire Protection Branch..at both the structural station and at the flight line crash station. I am also interested in anyone who served there during those years who also served in the Weather Det in the smaller tower, right by the crash station and sharing the space there with the fire alarm room. One of the Fire Chief's there was MSgt Johnnie B Flowers, a great man! Also looking for Sgt Ralph Ledford, Sgt Ray Kawa and the civilian cook who fed us so well in the crash station mess hall. Does any body remember the Corby Commandoes? The birdman who use to fly a hawk around the flight line, he drove a mini station wagon with speakers on it's roof to scare off the birds. I could go on & on here. Lot's of great memories. I hope to find someone who was there during those years too! Does anybody know where I can get an RF-4C model with all the markings of our old base, 10th TRW? I love history too and I will enjoy comparing notes and hearing from any of my fellow brothers and sisters who also was there no matter what year(s). After all, I followed in your footsteps and I respect that! I'm looking forward very much to writing to whoever wants to talk with me. I have just joined this web site. I have enjoyed the pictures, what a change, and not a good one in the most recent pics. 6/23/02
  • Mary Altee Bailey: Altus, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-82, Supply Sq, warehouse. I shared a flat with Carolyn Shorter and my future husband, Steve Bailey. I lived in the dorm for 6 months before moving off base at Lowestoft Estates and also in Snape (right by the curve) in a old duplex. I remember many of the people in my work area. Sandy Blount, Darlene Fisher, Pat George, Benetiz and A few others. I enjoyed my stay in England but was very happy to get back to more of a modern world. If you remember me, email me. 5/25/02 Mary Altee Bailey: Georgia. Wife Zell. Just wanted to say Hello to anyone that remembers me! I can remember about 8 names of fellow co-workers. Email me to say Hello.18/02/07
  • Pat Bailey: Winchester, VA. RAF Bentwaters,Fire Dept, 1985-87. Have been in contact with a few old friends thanks to this and linn Barringers Web Sites. great Job. 8/4/99
  • Stu Bailey: [email protected], RAF Woodbridge, 1990-92. 8/14/18
  • Steven Bailey Ipswich, Suffold, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63, 2164 Comm Sq. I am looking for my father George Hancock, who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters between 1960 and 1963. I believe he was born in Cincinnati OH. His mothers name was Hattie Thatcher. My mothers name was Diana Bailey. I was born in 1962. If anybody knows of his whereabouts would you please contact me, it would be much appreciated. 01/17/08
  • Joseph Balitza Jr :Palmerton, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1964-66, POL. 02/10/09
  • Denise Baker (Nee Hudson): Ipswich,Suffolk,England. Have to say what a brilliant website! I was married to a USAF guy Alan Stifler stationed at RAF Bentwaters, left 1985. Lived in Grand Forks, ND for awhile but I'm back now. My father was stationed at RAF Bentwaters early 1960's Donald Raymond Taylor, Mother is Yvonne Hudson originally from Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Godparents are Thelma and Andy Myers (also stationed at Bentwaters early 60's) If anyone should know the whereabouts of Don Taylor please let me know. Keep up the good work! 4/4/99
  • Jason 'Jake' Baker: Ashley, Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-Mar 1958, 81st Field Maint, Engine Cond Shop. Great memories of RAF Bentwaters and the surronding area. Married an Ipswich girl in 1955. Had two children born there at home with midwives assisting. Unfortunately divorced in 1972 and remarried 28 years ago. Have maintained contact with 10 or 11 guys over the years and am still looking for CO Capt. Short (James F, I think), George Oliver, Ed Burk(e)?, Clayton Miller & First Sergeant M/Sgt Stiles. I would appreciate any info on any of these guys and hearing from anyone else I might know. 7/11/01
  • Tom Bakos : Henderson, Nevada. RAF Bentwaters, 92nd TFS. Arrived aboard one of the first F-4's in USAFE on Jan 1966. Departed Oct 1966 for "DaNang-by-the-Sea" Lived at "The Bents", Snape, Saxmundham. A short, but memorable, tour of duty! 4/22/99
  • John E Balbach: West Grove PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1967-May 1971, 81st FMS/81st TFW (HQ). Worked in the Jet Engine shop, later transfered to Training Control. Married 47 years. have two Son's. We visit friends & relations every two years. 9/22/02
  • Carl Bales : Belleville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-56, Statistical Services. 07/05/08
  • Scott Baldwin: Golden Valley, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1977-Jan 1980, Fire Department, A Shift. Your site has stirred up a lot of fond and wonderful memories for me. I truly cherish the time and experiences that I had while in England and at RAF Woodbridge. I lived in Ipswich for about a year, when they won the Soccer Championship (FA Cup I think it was called). I still have the scarf. Then I moved to an old mansion house outside of Woodbridge. All of the people there were so friendly and nice and I think of it all often with joy and a smile. Thank you so much for providing me a way to relive these fond times once again. 6/10/99
  • Kenneth W Bandy: RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63. 5/27/00
  • Roger Dan Barbour: Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-77, Victor Alert. Drop me a line, catch up on old times. 3/4/01
  • Jack Barker (JFS): I have just visited your web site for the first time and found it most interesting. I am contacting you in the hope you may be able to inform me if there is a similar site for RAF Lakenheath. I have many friends from there who served with 492nd, 493rd, 494th, & 495th Sqns, both on F-4D's and f-111's. I was a Cop from Sheffield who made regular visits to the base and a founder member of the "48 Club" Robert E Messerli was base Commander, Col Jim Salminen 494 Cdr, Ed Heit 494 Ops. 7/2/00
  • Kevin Barnes: Fareham, Hants, UK. RAF North Front, Gibraltar, 1982. I am trying to locate an old friend of mine named Michelle (sadly I can no longer recall her surname) who was an Air Traffic Control (assistant?) in the RAF. I met her in 1982 in Gibraltar and we had some terrific and not so good (down to me) times there when I was in the Navy, based at RAF North Front for some months. She was in her early twenties in '82, fair haired and just over 5 feet tall. Very articulate and bright, hailing from the Norfolk area, possibly King's Lynn. Anyone have any ideas where she might be? I'd be immensely appreciative. Homepage 1/15/02
  • Michael C Barnes: Castle Rock, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1975-Sep 1977, 81st. MMS Weapons Mechanic. 06/13/07
  • Mike Barnes: RAF Alconbury, 1961-1963. I am looking for others from that era. I was in data processing which I think was called stat services then. We were the guys that got paid a day early. 9/01/03
  • Paul & Lucy Barnett: Eugene, OR & Ipswich. RAF Bentwaters, 81st Security Police, 1966-70. Lost this site for a year. Sent to Wheelus TDY in June 67 for 6 day war and in May to France to close bases. I can't believe that I don't know anyone on your pages after spending four whole years there. Still, it makes facinating reading. Great site and I promise not to loose it again. 6/19/99
  • Robert A Barr: RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, Base Data Processing Center operating an old (ancient, by today's standards) Burroughs B3500 computer, while Col Rudy Wacker was the base commander. For about the last 10 months of my stay there, I lived in a little farmhouse with an address that people still don't believe: Valley Farm Cottage, Near Bildeston, Near Hadleigh, Near Ipswich, and believe it or not, a letter sent to this address actually made it in about a day. Anyhow, I found these websites via a search engine, and I'm pretty surprised to find so many people still interested in the history of the twin bases. A friend of mine I met while I was there sent me a newspaper special edition covering the closing of the bases, and somehow I managed to lose the copy he gave me. This was about six pages of newsprint, covering mainly the last 20 years of the bases' operation. Would you have any idea where I might find another copy of this, or a photocopy of a copy? Sorry to bug you, and I'm wondering if you're even familiar with this piece of newsprint. 4/17/02
  • Bob Barrett: RAF Wethersfield, Oct 10, 1960-Oct 10, 1963, 20th TFW, . Am really impressed with quality of your web page. TDY to RAF Woodbridge several times during this period and am somewhat familiar with RAF Bentwaters. Please check my pages at RAF Wethersfield. 7/16/99
  • John Barrett: Minneapolis, MN. Martlesham Heath, 1974-76. Your pictures of the deserted site are sad testimony to the good times I had there. It was a communications site (microwave, tropo scatter and AUTOVON) for NARS to Greenland and beyond and gateway to the continent. Local lore (because we were secret...) had it that we were a RADAR site, some kind of secret atomic site and lastly... an underground submarine base. Nelson, I can only say that I'm glad someone else was doing the toilets! The buildings in your pictures were as Nelson spelled them out. We were, for all intents and purposes, self-sufficient. It was technically remote duty under AF terminology. I can still remeber trout for breakfast in the 5-table dining hall. Anyway. Great Site! 4/14/00
  • Richard Barron Spokane, WA. RAF Woodbridge, Firefighter, Feb 1991-Apr 1993. Now a firefighter with the Spokane Fire Dept. Had a great time there. 9/14/98
  • Anthony J Barsotti: Newark, Ohio 43055. RAF Bentwaters, 1952-53. 7/29/01 Married at church in Black Bourton on Sept 27, 1952 to Grace Carpenter of NYC, who came over on maiden voyage of USS United States. Anyone out there who remembers? 3/5/02
  • Carlo E Barsotti: RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-Jan 1984, 81st Security Police Squadron, "C" Flight.
  • Andrew Bauer: Berrien Springs, MI. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1986-Jul 1987, 81st AGS. Great time at RAF Bentwaters. Would like to hear from people who remember me. 18/02/07
  • Bill Bauerle: New York City, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1961-Jan 1965, 81st Tac Fighter Sq, A&E Maint. Served as Automatic Flight Control Repair. Jerry Tabor, Jim (Neal) Estes, Bob 'Claude' Miller, Larry Lawrence, Jerry Lynch... anyone who was there and recalls any of these names, or mine of course, e-mail me. 4/6/02
    Have not heard from my previous entry of April, but would love to hear from any of the guys I used to pal around with. 8/31/02
  • Keith or Earl Bauman: American that lived in Ipswich in 1980-82. Would like to know how to prepare 'sausage & chips'? Do 'Radio Orwell', the 'Swan' and 'Duke' still exist?
  • Raul Beanes: RAF Alconbury,1955-59, also RAF Sculthorpe. lived in Site 5, and ate in the Site 4 mess hall (never remembered that when I was there). 1/1/01
  • Susan Beattie: Kansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-1965. My Dad, Charles 'Bill' Beattie , was stationed at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 81st A&E Maintenance Sq. Does anyone remember him? I was born at RAF Bentwaters, 1965. We visit England on a regular basis and last year I visited RAF Bentwaters again. Not much there, but I can imagine it was nice. We also visit Woodbridge, what a nice little town. 1/18/02
  • Randy Bechel: Bellevue, Nebraska. Jan 1972-Jan 1978 & Sep 1986-Sep 90, 81st AMS Instrument Shop. 6/17/00 Des Moines, IA. Would love to hear from any of the old crew from RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge shops. 09/06/06
  • James A Beech: Medford, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1986, Medical Sq. 06/05/11
  • Jams F Beer Largo, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1965-Apr 1968, 81st Air Police Sq. Saw a lot of names from over 40 Years ago. Worked Law Enforcement at RAF Woodbridge, then after making Staff, worked in the Training Section for Tsgt Hahn, McKensie, Turner. Great tour. 08/27/09
  • Michael R Beeson: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1986-Jan 1989, 81st SPS/LE, Desk Sergeant and Patrolman for 'A' Flight Law Enforcement, LTC Towns, Commanding. Had a blast! Remember all the talk surrounding the UFO crash and witchcraft? 1/23/01 Some of my greatest memories and moments of my life are from that base. SSgt Robert A Ward was the flight chief. I teamed up with the great Ken Hagge as the two best desk sergeants the Air Force has ever seen!! We were a great team. (Sorry, Tony Congi). My other great friend was patrolman David "Goose" Bishop. Never forget the "Blue Max"!!! Please you guys, never forget the party over Haley's house and seeing (unforgetably)David "Stick" Stickler in his underwear with those pimples on his butt. Let's don't forget "Fabian" either. Ken married Jackie at RAF Bentwaters (on her lunch hour). God bless them both. Hey Ken, let's do some huut doogs, some nachees and a cuuke. Maybe Jackie can set me up with her friend, Fawn! I will never forget the comradarie we had with each other. I am always thinking of the 81SPS. I hope to hear and see some of you in the near future. Take care! 3/21/01
  • Richard Beeson Retired USAF 1972. Stationed in England 1955 - 1958. RAF Cranage and RAF Croughton. Daughter born at RAF Burtonwood, 1956. (American wife) Other: Spent 4 years 29th Fighter, Malmstrom AFB, MT (F-101 outfit).10/11/98
  • SSgt Tim Begley: Allen Park Michigan. RAF Alconbury,1969-73, 10th Combat Support Group. Worked in base housing under Kenneth C Baker, reassigned to 10th CES Maj Englender??. Great 3 years. 2/10/03
  • S/Sgt Richard 'Dick' G Behling: Minneapolis, MN. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-55, 91st Fighter-Bomber Sq. Graduated from F-86A's to F-84F's at that time. Spent many an hour at the Elephant & Castle pub in Eyke. Squadron CO was Maj Sandford K Moats, Sqdn Adjt 1Lt"Dauntless" Doug Carter. 44 years is a long time, yet RAF Bentwaters remains fresh in my mind. We lived in Nissan Huts with very little indoor plumbing and even fewer comforts. Would like to hear from anybody from those days. 2/27/99
  • Bob Behrnes: Granite Bay, California (Sacramento). RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1959-Oct 1962, Munitions Specialist/Supply. Gardeners Arms, Flamingo, Queens (Great Yarmouth) places remembered. RAF Bentwaters will always be in my heart. 3/10/01
  • David Beidenbach: Abilene, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1982-Nov 1986, 509 AMU, 81 AGS 2/16/01
  • Jerry Beilgard, SGT: Sacramento, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 81st CES Fire Department. 02/10/06
  • Paul Bell: Ohio. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-70, 79th TFS, Weapons Specialist, F-100 aircraft. Loved those TDY's to Turkey, Aviano and Wheelus. In contact with several other 79th TFS members. Have several e-mail addresses if your interested. 1/24/99
  • Brett Bellows & Wife: RAF Woodbridge, Dec 85-Dec 88 Aircraft Mechanic. Wife was there Dec 86-Dec 88, Munitions. We were married in the Woodbridge town courthouse. I was trying to look up old friends and came across this address. Hope you can help. 2/4/00
  • Sgt Greg Bemis: Salt Lake City, UT. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-76, 81st OMS A Flight. After 2 years At Nellis (474th OMS), RAF Woodbridge was where I wished I had gone 1st in the AF. Great squadron, great people, Great TDY's to Aviano (Russian Firewater, the hole-in-the-wall, Prinz Brau, etc). 11/08/04
  • Greg "BB" Bennett: Westbury,NY. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge 1975-77, 81st SPS. He's looking for guys who remember him. I know he remembers Col Reiling, Chief Chando and Chief Hasko. He worked onr Garland Gibson's Flight until he retrained to K-9.erved "C" Flight Security at W/B under MSGT Rodriguez & MSGT Garland Gibson(Gib),TSGT Schaffer,TSGT Hoffman.SAT Leaders were SSG Matthews,SSG Medley,SSG Jay Gamble & SGT Ross;WSA Supv was SSG Tom Sienkowitz;Comm Plotters were SGT Doug Springer,AIC Bill Trotter & AIC Lee Mannes;also served in K9 under MSGT Gary Wilson,TSGT Keith Thornburg and SSG Kim Reed,SGT Jeep Owens,SGT Carlos Salinas,A1C Tim Elliott,A1C George Sheers(Dino),Mitch Pitchard,Dennis Kennedy,A1C John Pasco,A1C Paul Caban,SGT Rheinhardt,SSG Eichman and my room doggie A1C Mario Curesma(Rajah).Also remember Chris Miller,John "Boy" Musselman,Dave Sheeve,SGT Stickney,SGT Berry,SGT Hawthorne(Armory),SGT Street(LE).Remember ORI,NATO Tac Eval,Best in USAF!!,PSAT (Charlie 3-cramped pickups),RSAT (Charlie 4),ART,10/60,Recall,Reduced Visibility,Challenges,10-21,"Authenicate Remeo 6," Echo Control,Alpha Control,Hotel Control,the Dining In,the Air Show,the Queen's Visit,renorvating the W/B Chapel,Disco Nite,Take Out Window,Fish & Chips,Roach Coach,Radio Me Amigo.BBCTV,sneaking into W/B Gym after 4x12 shift,bus trip to Holland/Belgium,Los Lationos Americanos,Tracy's Disco,Cattle Market,bunker building detail,shuttle bus,base taxi,Class 6 (Eric),Basketball & Football teams:"You oughta be a Phantom Fan," London,K9 initiation.Leadership from MAJ Reiling,CPT Smith,MSGT Dave Nagy,MSGT Eddie McAfee,SMS Cook,SMS Ed Chando.And most fondly Susan Gray of Hartley Street,Ipswich. And my K9 buddy Sabre.Thank you for the memories and the opportunity to serve. Also served 42nd AVN (ARNG) and State Guard 90 days at Camp Smith,NY for WTC 9/11.I consider you'll to be Family. Second To None. Best In USAF. Lets have a reunion. 06/07/06
  • Thomas W Bennett Newport, KY. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1968-Aug 1974, 81st Security Police Sq. My 4 year tour at RAF Woodbridge was a great experience. I loved the people on base & the local population. I also spent 3 years at RAF High Wycomb from Aug 1959 to July 1962, so I have spent alot in the United Kindom. Thanks for your site, just located it. 10/20/09
  • Mark Bentele RAF Bentwaters, Dental Clinic. Great to see a name I remember. I stayed at the BW Dental Clinic until '90. They just about couldn't get Dr.s McCown and Thomas to leave. I'm still in the AF, Lt Col now, I'm doing an ortho residency at Ohio State.10/2/98
  • Carleen Holt Bentham Riverside, CA, 28635. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1959-Feb 1962, 78th. Anyone there at that time, send me an e-mail Anyone remember the squark Boxes in Base Housing? 08/27/09
  • Jim Bentley: Lawrenceburg, TN. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1976-Sep 1978, 81st SPS, C & A Flight Security. Lived in Yoxford in a Bungalow next to the R/R crossing. 4/17/05
  • Jeff Shannon Benton: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1978-1979, Egress on the F-4s. Enjoyed my time there, wish I could have gone back. 01/04/13

  • Jack Berghuis: San Antonio, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-80, 67 ARRS. Please put me in contact with Chuck (Crash) Kirchner, his E-mail address is not valid? 2/7/03. Danielle Berghuis Pearl, MS. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-80 (I believe). My father Jack Berghuis, Ret. USAF in 1993 passed away on Oct 1 2007 in Live Oak, TX. He is buried at Ft Sam Houston Cemetary. I can remember very little about living in England, I was born in 1975. I did a search for my father�s name on the internet and came across your site. Brendan & Jenna Shaner Jack Berghuis was my father. Some of his old friends may not know. Danielle Berghuis-Lyons I just wanted to let you know that my father, Jack Berghuis died of a heart attack. 11/03/07
  • George Berke, LT Col USAF(Ret): Reston, Virginia. RAF Manston 1956-58, RAF Bentwaters 1958-60, 1965-68, 6 years 92nd, 1 Year HQ.81st. Flew F-84F, F-101A&C, over in 1959, back in 1965. F4C over in 1965. Bailed out over El Baroug Morocco Feb. 1957 when Col Willsie's F-84F blew up on me. 1/31/02
  • Maryanne Berlage:. Colorado Springs, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1962-Sep 1965, 81st TFW, 81st FMS. My Dad, CMSGT Lee Berlage was stationed at RAF Bentwaters and we lived at RAF Woodbridge. My Mom,Betty and my Dad were active bowlers and Mom was a Girl Scout leader. Both have passed away. My Mom in 1997 and Dad in 1999. They enjoyed the friends they made there and still kept in touch with them until their deaths. 11/7/01 My parents stayed in touch with quite a few of their BW/WB friends until their deaths. We all loved being there and still have very fond memories of those days. Would love to hear from anyone who may remember them. 01/18/04
  • Al Berning Jr: Evansville, IN. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1961-65. His lovely Scotish wife's name is Lea...Submitted by Ron Burrell.
  • Heather Berry: I don't know if you can help us . But we had friends, Stella & Jim Newman, RAF Bentwater/RAF Woodbridge, 1970-72, children Roxanne & Randy. We've tried every way to find them. 10/7/01
  • Michael L Besecker: Troy, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, May 1966-Nov 1970, 81st FMS, Engine Shop/Flight Line. Many good times at the Airmens and NCO Clubs. The good times going TDY to Wheelas AFB in Lybia and AFB in Turkey. 6/25/01
  • Aaron Bethell: Son of retired SSgt Russell L Bethell, RAF Woodbridge, 1979-83. I attended pre-school to 3rd grade there with my sister Tracie. My mother worked at the RAF Bentwaters Bowling Alley. My family and I lived on RAF Bentwaters. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows me or my family. I made a lot of good friends and I miss them all. It has been 18 years since I saw them last and am interested in finding them. I also have plenty of humorus stories to tell about growing up there. 1/27/01
  • Ivan Bethell Oklahoma. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1986-Dec 1989, 81 CRS, Photo-Sensor Shop. Looking for Scott Pogue, Greg Clark, Jerry Ratliff, Dana Gerrold, Chris Stratton, Maureen Dooley, and other wonderful co-workers. Wonder what you are doing and where you live, that sort of thing. 11/24/08
  • Roy Beyer: Everett, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1964-Jul 1968, 81st FMS Engine Overhaul. 12/25/03 Roy Beyer: Colorado. Enjoyed the time I was there. Met many people, learned much more. Would do it again. 12/30/04
  • Cedrick D. Bianchi: Danielsville, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1963-Feb 1965, RAFB/81st Air Police Sq. 8/04/02
  • Harry H Bigham: RAF Bentwaters. Nov 1961-64, Ch of Maint (702x0). 1976-79, 81st FMS/EMS. Wife Glenys Grayling from Ipswich.
  • Butch Bilbrey SSgt: Duxbury, VT. RAF Woodbidge, Sep 1970-Sep 1975, 2164th Comm Sq Det 1. 7/30/01
  • Ed C Bill: Spokane, Washington. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1984-Feb 1988. Electronic Warfare Systems tech, 81st CRS, RAF Woodbridge and finishing out at RAF Bentwaters, 511th AMU. Just checking in for some familiar names. 2/23/01
  • Rick Billings: Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70, Have really enjoyed Linn Barringers pages. I am glad to see so much interest in a very memorable place. Thanks for the work you have put into this site, it brings back fond memories.12/11...E-mail from Rick. Traveled to UK and visited the bases, Woodbridge, many castles, great B & B, etc, real good experiences. I hauled my cattle in to the vet yesterday to be vaccinated, all 3 of them. They are Red Polls, which from what I have been able to find out, that breed originated in or around East Anglia. Kind of makes them special. Planning a trip? He may be able to give you some tips....Jim T)
  • Mike Bird: Winter Haven, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1979-1984, 67th ARRS, Helicopter Maintenance Supv, Quality Control. I remember this was the best times of my life. I return every year to Woodbridge and reflect on my life there. I remember Uncle Ernie Epler as the one person everyone liked by keeping us all together. We all mourn the passing of Roy Burden, Engine Shop Supervisor. And does everyone remember 'Animal'? Hope to hear from some of my old mates. 8/10/03
  • Simon Birnie: Brightlingsea, Essex, UK. Thanks to all the USAF personnel who provided an activity weekend at RAF Woodbridge for the Boy Scouts, of which I was one. I think it was during 1990 or 91. It was a great weekend and much aappreciated by all. I also visited the superb Air Friendship days at RAF Bentwaters, which were brilliant airshows, and now very much missed. As a youngster I frequently observed the A-10A's buzzing the rooftops of my home, I loved it, if only you were to do it all again. Thanks to you all. 6/22/02
  • Dayna Bishop: Kansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1960, 81st Field Maint Aero Repair. I had a resonse for Dean Bixler from the 81st who knew David Bishop (Bish). He needs my new email, so I am posting this in hopes he will email me. 02/10/06
  • David A Bishop: Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1986-Dec 1988, 81st Security Police Sq. Those were some fun days. The sights I saw, the places I went and the friends I made. My wife and I have some good memories of RAF Bentwaters. It's sad to see the pictures of the base now, but the friends are for ever. 3/21/01
  • SSGT David William 'Bish' Bishop RAF Bentwaters, 1960-64, 81st Tac Sq, Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. He died from a massive heart attack in 1970. Dayna Bishop Looking for anyone who may have known my husbands father. I have looked at all your web pages and all of this looks very familiar with all the military records we have of his father. Any further specific details I will have to look up on the military papers we have. Does this name sound familiar? Some of the names he has listed on his adoption application from England are Chaplain Major Willis L Stowers, Mr Jerry Boyd, Mr A Williams, Mr Edward Shively. 7/4/01
  • Kathy Bishop: Florida. RAF Bentwaters 1991-1993. I can't believe I found this site. We were there when it closed and my son was a senior in the last graduating class from Woodbridge American HS. It was really very sad to see all the planes leave, all the new housing empty and the bases shut down. I was here trying to find an alumni list or site to the last seniors to graduate there . My husband and I took the seniors to Portugal for their senior class trip. I know my son, Rob has been wondering what has happened to so many of his friends. If you know of a list or site, please contact me at my e-mail address.
  • Nelson Bishop: Air Force 'Brat' RAF Woodbridge, 1976-78. All you 'Brats' (any years), please visit my site at Woodbridge American High School.
  • Dean R Bixler: Seattle Washington. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1961-Aug 1963, 81st Cameron. Love this sight. Married an English girl. 2/17/02 I used to hate computers but, without them I wouldn't be here! It's great. 3/5/02
  • Bill Black: Lyons, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1980-May 1983, 81TFW/DO and Jan 1973-Jan 1975, 20th SPS. I was assigned to the admin section for Standardization/Evaluation and later to Operations Training for the 81TFW. I lived first in base housing at RAF Woodbridge and later moved to Bawdsey with my wife Rose and my daughter Natasha. I also worked part-time at the NCO Club and Woody Disco. I really had some good times in England. I served my first tour in England in 1973-75 at RAF Upper Heyford which is where I met my wife. We were divorced after 24 years. I have two daughters, Natasha, 29 and Tiffany 19, both born in England. I would love to hear from anyone who was at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge during this time. 7/08/03
  • Daniel D Black: Holts Summit, MO. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-71, 81st Security Police Sq. Would like to hear from anyone in the 81st Security Police during 1968-71. 03/28/04
  • Robert Black:RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenhall, Maint or Engineers. My name is Liza Green-Adebo. I am 26 years old, and my maiden name is Macrow. I am trying to find Robert whom I believe to be in the USAF, 1970-76. I was born on 3 Feb 1976, Mother Janet May Macrow, who passed away in 1980. I would really like to find this man because he is my father, and he might not be aware of me. Please help me as this is the only information I have. 12/15/02
  • Robert 'Bob' Black: Wife Zell. Bob worked in the stores, I think, and his then wife worked for the base office or commander. I think they lived the last couple of years at the Yoxford Hall Groome House. I know that they have now split up and I think Bob returned to Corpus Christie, TX Texas. My wife and I went on Holiday with them to Majorca and became great friends with them sadly we have lost thier address and phone number. Submitted by: Mel 'Mitch' Mitchell and Anita Mitchell. 16/12/06
  • Al Blackman Cheektowaga, NY. RAF Bentwaters, May 1985-May 1089, 81st Wing Operations Center/CP. 11/03/07
  • Lane Blackwell: Morris, PA 16938. RAF Brize Norton, 1955-57, 30th SSDS. Really enjoyed finding and reading your web page.Reminded me of my very happy times in Oxford. The best time of my life. 16/12/06
  • Austin Blackshere Jr: RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1979-Sep 1981, 81st Supply Storage & Issue. 07/23/11
  • Marvin T Blair Jr: Apison TN (Chattanooga TN area). Great site. I'm looking for members of the 1625spt Sqdn, (MATS) RAF Mildenhall, Gate Way To The UK or least it was in early to mid 60's. As I was an Air Craft Mechanic, a lot of the people on this site must have flown on Air Craft that I have worked on. I guess I did everything right as you are still here. 2/12/00
  • Samantha Blair: Dallas, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67. My father Joe Nutter and uncle Carl Edwardson were both stationed there. They married local sisters from Kesgrave, Valerie and Penny Wright. I have had the good fortune of visiting the East Anglia area and love it's beauty. Unfortunately, I was born after my parents left England and I have never had the chance to visit the base. I've heard some great stories over the years from my father. If anyone recognizes his name, and wants to get in touch with him, please contact me and I will pass on the message directly. 02/09/04
  • Tom Blake: Salem, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1976-Oct 1978, 81st MMS Weapons Release. 01/13/04 Looking for anyone who worked in release or gun shop. 03/28/04
  • Skip Blanchard: RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Good to see the site. But it dumped my comments. (Skip, please email comments to me...Jim) 11/12/99
  • Mitchell Bloom (Ret): Boston, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84, CES Firefighter OMS - OJT manage 01/17/12 & 01/24/12
  • George & Barbetta Bloyer: 400 E Paquette St, PDC,WI 53821. RAF Bentwaters, 1951, 81st Maintenance. 7/19/01
  • Sophia Boardman England. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-78, Military Police. Lookin for a man called 'Avon' (dont now his last name). He was at RAF Bentwaters around 1977-78.He had a relationship with my mum, Louise Boardman (Cafaro). She found out she was havin me when he left for USA, and never managered to tell him about me. So I would be very gratefull if anyone could help me find my dad. 08/27/09
  • Angela Marshall nee Bodley: Buckeye, AZ. 02864. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1979-Nov 1981, Ammo. This is great! My ex-spouse was "Bo" Nelson. We lived at Glevering Hall, Wickham Market with "The Herlocks" as our landlords. I was (still am) an RN & worked at St Audry's Hospital in Rendelshem. Many good friends, Trish & Buckley Where are you? I remember many others, your faces, can't remember your names. ? I remember you John Doolittle. We are all doing OK here. Kids are grown & two sons in the Miltary. We are very blessed! Please drop me a line. I absolutely Love Great Britain. 18/02/07
  • Lynn Boerner (nee Taylor): What a great site. I really miss RAF Bentwaters. I was an MoD employee from 1986-93 (base closure) and worked as Secretary for 81st Trans Sq., Vehicle Maintenance. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers me. I married a US Serviceman, Eric Boerner, 81st SVS, 1993 and we are currently living in CA. Thanks again for such a wonderful site. 2/19/00
  • Frankie Bohensky (nee Strong): Dubois, PA. . Looking for Sandy Bennett from Ipswich/Edinburgh. Great sight, lots of memories. Aardappell may ring a bell. 8/23/00 Around 1967 lived in Ipswich. Best Friend Sandy Bennett (now Grafton-Roberts). Lost touch with her. My maiden name was Hazel Frances Strong (Frankie). Had great times at NCO Club and Airmans Club. Remember the bus that took us there. Was in love a few times, married Jim Aardappel, 81st Police. Now divorced. Anyone remember us. Lot's of great memories. 2/5/02
  • John R Bolam: Scunthorpe, England. Being of far too young and of the wrong nationality I never had the honor of serving at RAF Woodbridge. I used to visit on occasions, and would sit on the little pier there and watch the countless A10�s fly. You would hear the hi-pitch wine of their engines, and then they would arise from behind the trees, always in two�s. A little while latter, I was able to go to this dirt track that was a the end of the runway and watch the planes at first hand from behind a fence. The USAF MP�s came around and asked us what we were doing, but when we told them that we were only here to see the planes they left-us-alone. (Quite the opposite you got if you tried to stop on the side road next to RAF Scampton when the place swarmed with Vulcans and their a-bombs). Then they came; sixteen A10�s in groups of four, flying no higher than 100ft overhead. We stood at the end of the runway and as they flew over us we used to wave to them. One-or-two of them even shook their wings to us. On another occasion a Jolly-Green-Giant helicopter flew over us, and the side door was open, and the airman in there waved to us as we waved to them. Perhaps, all this is garbage to you all. But to anyone who had the privilege of serving at RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters let me say that I alone truly think that each and every one of you, whether you were flight-crew of ground-crew are all part of what was. You were part of the group that protected us. Without your presence I and all of this might not exist. And even, if in this backward world no-body seems to think that, let me at least personally acknowledge your work. May all of you achieve in life eternal peace. Thank You, my friends. 1/17/00
  • Sue Bomyea : Sue lives in Michigan and her husband is retired US Air Force. She is looking for a former friend, Pat Beard (nee Butler) from Ipswich, who was married to an Airman named John (Jack) Beard in the early 1960's. Pat lived with her family on Cemetery Rd. Go to Missing Persons to find out more. 8/12/99
  • Karren Bonniwell: Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-88, 81st Civil Engineering. My husband Mark Bonniwell served in UK for 4 years plus. Please write if anyone knew Mark. 05/04/07
  • Derrick Booth: RAF Bentwaters, Base Engineer's office, June 1953-60... Booth's Beacons ... Listing a Major Leib: he was one of my early bosses. beforeved my 7 years in the UK and hope to return for a visit soon. Enjoyed looking over this site. It is very informative and plan on making many more visits.10/27/98
  • Robert Boots: Woodbury, MN. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1964-May 1968, 79th TFS. We were The Best squadron of the 20th Wing! 4/17/03
  • Lawrence E 'Larry' Boring: Etowah, Tennessee. RAF Bentwaters, 1969-73, 81st FMS. Looking for old friends. 9/03/05
  • Brian K Boschen: Columbus, IN. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1970-Apr 1974, Intelligence Operations/81 TFW. I don't see any of the crew I worked with over the years: Ray Craib II, Bill Niewood, Eric Duerr, James Pratt, "Mac" McInstry, etc. Where are you guys? I'd love to hear from you. Visited RAF Bentwaters Sept 2003, hardly recognized the place! The only thing that looked familiar is the tower. The fish'n chips in Aldeburgh are still the Best in the world! 11/28/03
  • Bobby G 'Boz' Boswell . . . [Work Email]: 4060 Rose Hill Ct, Millbrook, AL 36054. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-93, 81 CRS Egress Shop. Total of 12.5 years in UK and enjoyed. RAF Bentwaters was a great base and my best assignment. Would like to here from anyone I was stationed with. Now Store Administrator at Gunther AFB. 4/17/03
  • Michael Boucher: RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88, Hydrolic Shop when it was way undermaned. Was wondering what happened to people who were stationed there. I have found three so far. It's amazing how small of a world it really is. Please let me know, especially Steve Weston, Mike Howell, Marie Giudice, Joe McClure, David Robinson (Merlin Ambrosias Phelan).. 9/28/00
  • William Reese Bowen: RAF Woodbridge, 1961-65, 81st Air Police. Home town was Cuero, TX. I am looking for my Father William Reese Bowen. If anyone knows where he is, please e-mail Billie Bowen. 12/19/00 Hello Maureen and Jim. You put a message on your site, saying I was looking for my Father, William Reese Bowen. Also you sent this infomation to > Steve Krulin. I am writing to tell you he found him.... He has phoned me, and is on his way now, to upstate New York to meet me, said he had been looking for me for years, but in England... I cannot tell you how happy this has made me, this has turned out beyond my wildest dreams. I want to thank you for your part in this, especialy for telling Steve, without all of you none of this would have happened. I am sure you love to hear "success" stories. Warm Regards Billie. (2/1/01)
  • Bill Bowen: Corpus Christi, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-65, 81st SPS. I have many special memories of my tour at RAF Woodbridge. Some of my friends that come to mind are Ernest Dotson, Joe Leary, Kenneth Newman, Ernest Cobb, Eddie Boyle, Johnny Henson, James Flynn, Spanky, Steve King, Hoss Miller. I would very much like to here from any security cop stationed with me in England. 6/27/04
  • Kevin 'Cadillac' Boyle: Boston MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, USAF Clinic. Looking for anyone that was on the fast pitch softball team, also you 'girls' that did that slow pitch thing. I worked with Earl Hicks. 7/10/02 Great assignment, hung around with a crew of guys that still stay in touch. Played fastpitch softball for Earl Hicks and caused the man to lose his hair earlier than expected. Anyone that I was stationed with wants to get in touch, use the attached email address. 18/02/07
  • Jim Boyd: RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1957-Jan 1961, Finance Office. My wife, formerly of Ipswich, and I will be visiting the Ipswich area around Sep 2001. 7/15/01
  • Kevin Boyle: Boston, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-1986, 81st USAF Clnic. Great assignment, met some great people while there for 3 years. Still stay in touch with CriGinn, Brad Holland, Slydell, Finley, Hageman, Riz, Jeff Bell, Izzy, Jody and Gary Kennedy, Baron and Robbie. If you want to reach me in Boston, utilize the email I provided. 05/24/11
  • Rick Brack: Mesa, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-77, 81 FMS Sheet Metal Shop. I had a great time while there. To many memories to mention. TDY's to Aviano were always interesting. 5/18/03
  • James C Braddock: On the Louisiana Bayou. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-70, Law Enforcement. Discharged from US Air Force in 1971, graduated college, joined US Army Military Police as 2nd Lt, accepted into Special Forces (Green Berets) in 1979, retired Dec 1996 at the rank of Colonel. 12/11/02
  • Duane R Braun: 503 Robin Lane, Florence, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1960-Jan 1963, 81st Tac Fighter Wing. My AFSC 331x0, changed to 463x0. 2/15/03
  • Timothy J Braun: Brookfield, Wisconsin. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-79, 81st CES Fire Department. I was really surprised to come upon this site. I was looking for Robin Olds F-4 when I came upon this link. It sure brought back old times. I was pretty much stuck in the extinguisher shop due to a trick knee injury. I was there with Wally "A-Z" & Sgt Holloway. I remember a guy by the name of Tim who broke his leg on a motor cycle and was stuck in the call center. What a trip. Even though my stay was short I truely enjoyed the country. What ever came of the base before it was shut down. Just before I left the F-4's were replaced by the A10's. 3/21/01
  • Mike Brazzell (Ret):San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1975-1980, Missile Shops. Frequented the R&G a lot. I was also stationed at RAF Lakenheath, 1969-1973. I have a framed painting of Col Rudy Wacker climbing into an A-10, titled Rolling Thunder. I got this from a British friend and have tried to donate it to the AF Museum, but can't get anyone there to answer my phone calls, emails, or letters. I would like to donate this to a worthy spot. I've been told it used to hang in the RAF Bentwaters tower. Feel free to contact me. 9/03/05
  • Debbie Bredstrand: Walla Walla, WA. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-62. I'm the oldest "brat" of TSGT Richard N Fullen. My dad was an Air Traffic Controller there. I went to school on base from 60-62, 1st & 2nd grades, & our family lived off base near Wickham Market at a place called "Glevering Hall". If there are any AF personnel and/or dependents from this time or who may remember my family (mom/Phyllis, brothers/Bill & Al (twins) & Mark & the true brat/Beverly, born @ Bentwaters March 62) please contact me. 1/21/01
  • MSgt Jackie Bremmer: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1977-Oct 1981, 81st Supply. I would love to hear from any of my old friends from RAF Bentwaters. My husband Matt Bremmer (he was the 6'10" crew chief) was stationed there as well and I would like to hear from any of his friends too. 8/27/03
  • Sherry Brendel: Cheyenne, WY. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1985-Jul 1988, 81st SPS 'A' Flight. I'm wondering if anyone has any info about Dave Smith. we called him "Beav", lost track once everyone left. Had some great times. Also Ernie (Houston)or Jeanie Painter. Homepages. 9/04/01
  • Craig Brewster, Sgt: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1972-75, Supply Cook. Lived almost every day off duty at Gun CLub shooting skeet and bird hunting with locals. Does any one know of the civilian kitchen workers at RAF Woodbridge 02/20/06 & 07/07/06 I am in search of cooks that were at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 1972-75. Also people active at Rod and Gun club. 06/09/06 Willowgrove, Pa. Food Services. 22/03/07
  • Robert Brewster: Navarre, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1985-88, 78th AMU. Looking for former Bush Masters. 6/10/01
  • Gary S Brieske: Kenosha Wisconsin. RAF Bentwaters, April 1961-65, 81st Supply Sq. I would love to contact anyone who I worked with at RAF Bentwaters, and anyone who new me. I married an Ipswich girl, Pat Burke, at St Pancras church in 1962, we have four children. I am now working as a civilian for the Department of the Army, in N Chicago, IL, Great Lakes Naval Station. I was also a civilian at RAF Bentwaters 1964-69, also RAF Upper Hayford and RAF Lakenheath. Left Bentwaters and sent to Klamath Fall, OR, Kingsley Field. Retired there in 1969. We enjoy your website so much, and thank you for so many memories. 7/17/03
  • Randolph 'Randy' Bright: Molena, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1964-Oct 1967, 81st FMS Engine/Flt line. Roomates were Larry Meggs, Larry Thomas and Randy Farrington. 05/04/07
  • Ty Brinker: Fernley, NV. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1985-Jul 1987, 78th AMU Crewchief. RAF Woodbridge was the "country club" and I enjoyed my time there. Would like to hear from those I was stationed with as I have lost contact with most everybody. What happened to Miles Kerr, Allen Caldwell, Jeff Correa, Ed Rolko, Aarne Kokk, Ed Varley and Ed Aroz. 6/22/02
  • Ron Britman: RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1981-Feb 1984, 81st Supply Sq. I worked at the warehouse as a Pick-Up and Delivery Driver. What I liked about this job was the freedom to be all over RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge rather than at a desk. I met many people on both bases. Some I remember like Johnny Greene, Terry Hogan, Lewis Thompson, Al Frix, Dale Marx, Jerry Britton, and who can forget Papa West. If anyone remembers me I would be glad to hear from you. 11/09/02
  • Paul Brochis: Illinois. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84, 92nd AMU. Rember the 92nd RATS. 01/08/04
  • Larry Brock New Windsor, Maryland. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1964-Mar 1967, 81st CSG, Finance & Acct. 02/06/08
  • Michael Brock Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1974, 81st Supply/POL. It was my first overseas assignment and I enjoyed it very much. I played on the basketball team and the softball team. One of my favorite assignments. 05/23/08
  • Stephan Brodsky: Coral Springs, FL. RAF Woodbridge, 1970-71, 67th ARRSQ. I was a Jolly Green (HH-3E) Crew Chief. My year spent at RAF Woodbridge I will never forget. They were some of the best times I had during my four years in the USAF. 6/10/01 Dec 1969-Nov 1970, 67th ARRSQ, HH-3E Crew Chief. 18/02/07
  • Carolyn Bromley: Westminster, Colorado. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-81. Thank you for revisting great memmories. 1971-19. 04/9/10
  • Steve Brooks Hickam AFB, HI. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1986-Dec 1992, 91st AMU and Wing QA. My wife, Tracy, and I still believe our 81st TFW tour was the best we've had yet. We still stay in touch with many from those days. Would love to hear from anyone we knew! 4/4/01
  • Stephen Broshar:: Kansas. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1976-Aug 1978, 81st SPS "D Flight". Reading these stories brings back a lot of memories, many of them melancholy. I remember I used to hate when the alert klaxon went off. We never knew how many hours we would be standing watch before we were relieved. If only I had been one of the guard dogs that only worked 8 hours no matter what. I ran into a guy from my hometown that was at RAF Woodbridge about 6 years after I left. He told me they had closed it. When I was there, the tab "B" shelters were being built. They were going to replace the F-4's with A-10's. I remember one night being on a SAT team and driving around when we got a radio call from the K-9 unit to meet him at one of the aircraft parking pads in the tapa. We arrived and asked where he was? He said "look up"! We looked up. It was cold out, so he opened the canopy on an F-4 and stuck his dog in the WSO seat and he clinbed in the pilot seat. After he closed the canopy he couldn't figure out how to open them from the inside. We about peed our utilitys we were laughing so hard. Just one of many stories that are coming back to me. 02/08/04
  • Berry Brown: Wildwood MO. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1981-Sep 1984, 81st EMS/AMMO. Would like to touch base with anyone stationed at the RAF Woodbridge "Bomb Dump". 11/22/03 I met a great gal named Sharon Driver. She was roughly 20 yrs old at the time. Can you help me find her? I'm sure she is married, or has been. But would love to catch up and find out how her life has gone. I met her in Ipswich and I remember she lived there at that time. I'll look forward to hearing from you with some good news. 7/19/04
  • Bob and Margaret Brown: New Jersey. RAF Woodbridge, 1962-Nov 1965, Fire Dept. 11/22/03
  • Bob Brown : Casper, Wyoming. Bushy Park RAF Station (just outside London), Dec 55-Apr-57, 1884 AACS I&M, 1893 AACS Instalation Sq. TDY most of the time for Tacan & Tvor equipment installations/checkouts various bases througout the UK. Was later transferred to Italy, then on to Greece. Over 40 years now. Any of you guys out there from Bushy Park? 8/5/00
  • Don Brown: Bethel, VT. RAF Sculthorpe, Aug 1955-Jul 1958, 85th Bomb Sq. Enjoy the site very much! Thanks for a great job. Early 1959, Brize Norton, SAC reflex, 90 days. Early 1960, Greenham Common, same duty. 14/10/06
  • Harvey L Brown: North Carolina. RAF Sculthorpe, 1959-61, 47th Field Maintance Sqd. Instrument Sho. Great Sight. Any one that was stationed at RAF Sculthorpe at this time, please get in touch. 9/09/01
  • Harvey N Brown Jr: Montgomery, Alabama . RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1969-Sep 1973, 381st MMS. Excellent site. Looking forward to hearing from any other members of the 381st MMS during that period. I was a 461 working in the Munitions Handling area. 12/26/01
  • Hoyet Lee Brown Jr: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1977-Apr 1980, 81st Transportation. We lived in base housing in the town of Woodbridge.My rank at that time was T/Sgt. 12/03/13
  • John C Brown Belt, MT. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1960-Aug 1961, 81st Comm Sq. Also at RAF Alconbury Aug 1961-Sep 1964 and RAF South Ruislip Jul 1966-Jan 1970. Worked at Martlesham Heath while at RAF Bentwaters. Married Janet Aylett of Ipswich in 1962, still married. 05/22/09
  • Ken Brown: Sandy Ridge, NC. RAF Alconbury, 1956-1958, Base Finance, 7560th Air Base Group. Married an Irish girl, Margo Hearns. Great site! I am searching for a Billy Welch. My last contact with him was late 60's and he was assigned to a base in California. 8/14/00 & 2/18/01
  • Shawna Brown: My fathers name is Allen Ball. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-90. I am looking for anyone who attended the Servicemen's center downtown. The pastor's name was Riley. 10/20/02
  • Steve Brown:. San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters, May 1984-Dec 1988, 81st USAF Clinic, Dental Tech. Looking for Dr John Thomas, great man. Loved my time. Best memories ever, does anyone remember the big hurricane that blew down Rendelsham forest in one night? That was a scary storm. England was a great assignment. Hope to go back soon for a visit. Also looking for another Dental Tech, Rick from Atlanta. He married a British girl and they moved back to Atlanta, last I heard. Contact me if you know who I am talking about. He wanted to be a cop there in Atlanta, I think. 11/2/01
  • Bill Bryan, CMSgt (Ret): Lancaster, California. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1961-June 1965. My tour with the 79thTFS/FMS was memorable, alerts, TDY to Wheelus AFB, Libya, fog call, the pub and darts, etc. But most of all I will never forget the increased readiness status at the time of President Kennedy's assasination. Terrifying for a young man from Mississippi. Anyway, I married SACW Dilys Powell from RAF Bawdsee (across the bay from Flexistowe) and our daughter, Dixie, was born at RAF Bentwaters. Returned to England in the late 1970's but it was never the same as that first tour at RAF Woodbridge. Now retired in Southern California and all are welcome! Looking for the following people assigned to the AGE Section early 1960's. Bill Kuttler, Dusty Roberts, Richard Parker, David Lavesser, and Dale Bobo. Also, Larry Zordrager assigned to the Comm Sqn, RAF Woodbridge. Any information...please email me. 1/23/00
  • Christopher Bryan: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, Phase Dock. 06/07/10
  • James R Bryan Jr: McDonough GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1970-72, 81st [email protected] Sq, RAF Manston, 1951-55, 513 TFS. Married 1953 while Stationed at Manston RAF Station to June Marsh from Ramsgate. Have two daughters Susan and Karen. Also stationed Bitburg Ger. 1960-1965. Would like to hear from any old friends. Continue to enjoy this web site.. 2/5/02 & James R Bryan Jr: 10/31/02
  • Catherine (Buck) Morgan daughter of Fred E. Buck, Jr RAF Woodbridge, from 1950's. Visit her RAF Woodbridge Homepage.
  • Jack Buck: Dallas, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1975-Jul 1978, 67 ARRS, Loadmaster flying on C-130, Tech Controller at Martlesham Heath, Jul 1980-Jul 1984. I was manager of ROC Lounge. 8/15/01
  • SMS David G Budd: David Budds camera Pic's & Info submitted by son David. SMS Budd is deceased. Married Joan I Wood from Bermondsey. Was stationed in UK from Jul 1967-Jul 1971.
  • Paul Bukovnik: Peoria, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, 1976-77, 67 ARRS, Gun Shop. RAF Woodbridge was my first assignment out of tech school (462x0). Assigned to the Gun Shop working HH-53's was probably the best assignment I had in the 20 years I was in the Air Force. 11/22/03
  • Ron Bullock: Pataskala OH now Sierra Vista AZ. Most of my time in the UK (Nov 55-Jun 60) stationed just outside London at Bushy Park RAF Station, 1884 AACS I&M, 1893 AACS Instalation Sq, 2873RD GEEIA Sq. Great Duty, shame they closed it. I did spend some time TDY to both RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge installing radio equipment. The time I spent in the UK was one of the best times of my life. I also married an English girl from Kingston, Surrey (40 yrs now). I would like to hear from anyone who was at Bushy or anyone who would like to communicate. 7/6/00
  • Lori Buoen-Beyer: Duluth MN. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1980-1985, 81st SPS, Law Enforcement. I would love to hear from other Security or Law Enforcement people. I got out in 1983, but lived there until 1985. My children were born in Ipswich at Heathrow hospital. 11 Jan 2007 I am coming over to visit my best friend in Ipswich, who hasn't long to live. 18/02/07
  • Richard Burak: Vernon, NY (Utica). RAF Bentwaters, August 1963-April 1966. It was a great time. I kick myself for not spending more time "on the road" enjoying more of the sights. I did meet the girl who became my wife while there, although she was from Leeds, Yorkshire. A vivid memory was the time when I was on temporary duty from the intelligence unit to the post office for Christmas and this rather large tree fell over and cut the quonset in half. Luckily, one of the troops passing by saw the tree swaying down to the roots and warned us before it came down. The sorting rack was right there with three people sorting the days mail. 5/16/00
  • Peter L Burch: Maine. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1976-Mar 1978, 81st SPS. This was my first assignment in the AF and I really loved it. I was first on C Flight at RAF Woodbridge with MSgt Denoyer then A Flight with MSgt Rodriguez and MSgt Shimick. I later transferred to A Flight at RAF Bentwaters with MSgt Lombardo. I had some really great friends: Ray Stiers, Mike Feeney, Mike Ulrich and many others.I'm now a Major in the Army Reserve Nurse Corp and trying to go back to the Air Force Reserve to Retire. I have nothing but the best memories of my time at RAF Bentwaters and hope to hear from old friends. 11/08/04
  • Jonathan (Jon) Burchard: Perth Western Australia. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1986-Jan 1990, 581st AGS 78th AMU. Served with a lot of people. Too many to name. Great Times, miss England. Will return one day. 07/23/11
  • Lt Col Franklin D Burdette (Retired): 119 Clifford Drive, Shalimar, FL 32579-1251. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69. 3/2/02
  • Bill Burger : Chicago, IL. RAF Bentwaters, 1957-Nov-1961, 81st Field Maintenance. Looking for Al Black MA, Charlie Amarosa NY, or anyone else from this squadron. 3/18/99
  • Pat Burger (nee Berry) : (Bill's Wife) Orland Park, IL. What a small world! Cannot believe I found this site and Maureen Jarrett. Spent our entire school years together at St.Helens and Christchurch Schools. I married an American from Bentwaters in 1960-still married-three children and six grandchildren (soon to be seven). Anyone else out there? 3/18/99
  • Robert & Jerry Ann Burket UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-80, 81st Security Police. My husband and are missionaries to the US Military in England. We have been since 1977. We started Faith Baptist Church that year. Would like for anyone who was stationed there and attended the church to email us. We are home on furlough now but will return, Lord willing May 2009 to Harrogate near Menwith Hill. 11/24/08
  • MSgt Alexander E Burleigh (Ret): Wappwallopen PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1984, 81st SPS. 3/17/01
  • LT Col (Ret Maj Gen) John J Burns: RAF Bentwaters, 1959-62, Squadron Commander for the 522nd and then 523rd or vice versa? Judi Burns, Fort Walton Beach area, Daughter of Gen Burns and wife Pat Burns. Those 3 years were some of the best times for this AF Brat, though I loved it all. Our military family was very close at RAF Bentwaters (as with all base locations) and we kept in touch with most. Dad passed in 2000 and Mom in 2008. I am thankful to my parents and to everyone in our military family for such a great life. You are all mighty special people! 09/19/13
  • Troy Burns: RAF Alconbury, May 1958-59. Turrett Gunner. We called it the BX, for base exchange, and what I mainly recall is that it had a snack bar (unless I'm completely off base) where my friends and I ate most of our meals. Because we always missed at least one meal when we flew, we convinced them to give all the single gunners separate rations. That mess hall was soooo bad, at RAF lconbury, that we seldom ever ate there after getting our ration money. We did have to eat at the mess hall when our crew was on alert. The entire crew would have to ride a bus to the mess hall and eat our meals there, then ride back to the lert area. On the other hand, the mess hall at RAF Hurlburt where we trained before going to RAF Alconbury was excellent. Bob Green adds: "Were any of you there when (I think it happened only one day) when they gave a real surprise at the mess hall; steak and beer! Yes, as a reward for the good job on the particular alert, if memory serves well. All member 'Scotty' the gal that worked in the mess hall? Troy is the first to recall 'Bloke' who was the Brit Civilian shuttle bus driver...in his chauffer cap. How about 'Kraut' the German who supposedly was a Nazi during the WW II?" 1/1/01
  • Ronald (Jarrett) Burrell:Aurora, CO. RAF Bentwaters. AGE Troop, 1961-65 and 1981-86. Married to Pam from Snape. Four daughters born from Rendlesham, Suffolk to Christchurch, New Zealand. Was he on ACTIVE DUTY or what? Known to jump fences at Wantisden Church AND get caught. What do you think???(See Maureen & Jims Page). Some names that come to mind from the early 1960's. Joe Koczan, Ed Land, Sergeant Ivy, Sergeant McRobbie, Don La Barre, David Morse, Willy Williams, Denis Howe, Peyton Perkins, TSgt Glen Ryan, MSgt Calder Robertson, Airman Corly who worked at the FMS Mailroom, TSgt Rodney Ritz, Art Waters, Jim Johnson from Tennessee, Carroll Vetzel, Benefield whose first name escapes me, Cecil Downing, and Jesse Spradlin. McRobbie and Ritz are not online but I do have their telephone numbers and snail mail addresses. (new) I am trying to contact a Patrick Kilpatrick who was at RAF Bentwaters, 1967-1970. Would be in his 70's in 2005. I know of a little lady who lives in the south of France who would dearly love to speak with you. I kid you not. She does speak perfect English. If anyone knew this Airman please email me. Very important that I contact at the earliest. Any help will be much appreciated. 11/07/05
  • James D Burris: Jacksonville NC. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1980-83, 81st SPS. Lot of good memories and times. Two sons born there and 1 is active duty now. Miss all of you that I served with. Take care and God Bless all of you. 9/02/04
  • Raymond L Burt Jonesboro,GA. home of "Gone with the wind". RAF Woodbridge Jan 57-Jan 60, Air Traffic Controller (GCA). Now retired from FAA.9/15/98
  • Raymond L Burt 1264-1 AACS. GCA (God's Chosen Airmen) air traffic control. 11/03/07
  • Ron Burtle: Quincy, Illinois, St. Louis area. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1982-Jun 1984, 81st SPS, Law Enforcement, 'C' Flight. Very good friends there, a couple of which I have found on your page. Your web site is a great idea! 8/18/00
  • Dave & Dawn Burton: Ramstein AFB, Germany. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1985-88, Transportation Squadron, Vehicle Mechanic. My wife saw your request on the Evening Star website. We lived on Woodbridge Rd in Ipswich. We've also been stationed at RAF Lakenheath, Jan 1991-95, and to the States twice. Did a year in Korea and now we're coming close to our third year at Ramstein. We're trying to get one last assignment back to the UK where I am going to retire and settle. Looking for a few friends I worked with here: Ed Cotrell (Saw your message, pls contact me). Also looking for Kent Livingston, Dana Dupouis, Jim Ritchie, "Uncle" Bob Reynolds, "Big-Bird" Scott Kirsch, Bill East, Chief Charleston, TSgt Ron Case, Sean Colberg (Still at Mildenhall?), or any of the other Special Purpose "Grease-Monkies". Would be great to hear from ya and maybe see ya at the reunion! 3/10/01
  • Harland P Burton, (Service Name) AF 12367508, S/Sgt: James H Burton, 12808 Lake Forest Way, La Mirada, CA 90638 & 401 Northrup Drive, Utica, NY 13502. Bentwaters RAF Sta, APO 755, Jun 1951-Nov 1954, 81st Maintenance Sq. We opened the base, closed since WWII. Never had any hot water at Site 9. Married Ursula Crooks in Ipswich Jun 1954, since deceased. Worked for P J Harding in the orderly room, LTC Claude Edwards was CO. Played football 1953 & 1954, Capt Don Green was coach, as well as Don Rime and some others. Still in contact with Dick Keane, Joe Garcia, Don Rime, Bob Merten, George Bloyer, and some others. Now married to a former schoolmate, all thru kindergarten and high school, Jean Horn. Visited base in 1989. 7/3/01
  • Don H Buss: Tulsa, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-68, 92nd FTR Sq. I was the crew chief for F4C, tail number 901. 6/07/06
  • Daniel J 'Buzz' Bussiere, MSgt Ret: Las Vegas, Nevada. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1986-May 1991, 81st Transportation Squadron, Vehicle Maintenance and Combat Readiness. Worked in the old shop and the new one. Capt Pyryt was my commander and I was acting F/Sgt many times. 1/18/01
  • Juan Bustos: Wife Jacqueline Knott from Ipswich. Daughter Jo Anna Bustos from Ipswich. RAF Bentwaters 1971(Woodbridge School).
  • Mike 'Bigtoe' Buteau: Gold Hill, OR. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1960-Sep 1963, 81st A&E Maintenance Sqadron (Armament). Loaded Special weapons on F-101A/C models. Married one of the natives, Margaret Middleton, still married. I was looking through your pages and came across a reference relating to the types of F-101 Voodoos at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge. As I recall there were no 'B' models, only 'A' & 'C' models. 11/28/01
  • James G 'Mike' Byrd Sr: 4776 Windsor Pr Rd, DeForest, WI 53532. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1955-Jun 1959, 79th Tac Ftg Sqd. My father, TSgt James R Byrd, was stationed there during this time. I was his oldest son. We lived at 1010-B Woodbridge Base. I was in 4th thru 7th grade. I played Little Leaque baseball with the Tigers team. I was also in Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 277. I am looking for some of the other children 'brats' that were there during this time. If I could get a listing of some of them I would appreciate it. My mothers name was Iris, from England, and my father married her there after the war in 1945. 12/8/01 I would like to be in contact with some of the Air Force brats that were in RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentawters the same time that my father was stationed there. If anyone would have any information please contact me by e-mail or by phone 608.846.5032 anytime day or night. 7/20/02
  • Nolley O Byrd: Pascagoula,MS. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1960-Jul 1963, 81st AEMS. Was then an A1C, in Airborne Comm shop. Lived at 43 Crag Path, Aldeburgh, right on the North sea. Very enjoyable tour. Like to hear from other A&E troops there then. The old dragon is at Keesler now, as 81st Training Wing. 5/01/03

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  • Jamie F Cabral: Peoria, Arizona. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-89, 510th FS The Buzzards. Great site! The creek was my first duty station. I had the time of my life being stationed there. I was too young at the age of 19 to appreciate where I was. Jet Engine Mechanic / crew dawg. I loved the A-10. I miss all of my old friends and all of the good times we had. I'm still looking for some old friends. Since I left, the USAF has crossed me over into the F-16 world which makes it even tougher to find 'Hog Keepers'. I'm currently stationed at Luke AFB, AZ. I'm an F-16 Crew Chief Instructor. Even though I have switched platforms I will always be proud to have worked the 'Hog' at a great place and with great people. I wish I could go back and be stationed there, but I know that will never happen again for any of us. Take care, keep in touch if you remember me, or the 'Boozehound Crew'. Or keep in touch just to chat about a lovely place that is seldom ever heard of these days! How ironic that later on 1995-99 I was stationed with the 78ts FS The Bushmasters at Shaw AFB. 2/23/01
  • Wayne A Cadman: Bridgton, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1970-Feb 1972. Security Police Squadron. I had a great time with the guys from the fire dept, munitions and played on the base football team. I was the smallest defense tackle on the team At 6'4" and 250 lbs. Nice site. 01/28/11
  • Henry B Cadwallader: Everglades National Park Area, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1965-Jul 1967. 81st FMS. IR Force. Nothing but great memories, and lots of alerts. The Airmans Club to the Running Buck in Ipswich, are great memories. Your site is a great service to all of us. God bless your hard work. 11/24/01
  • Joe Cain: RAF Bentwaters, 1958-62, Aircraft Electrician. I was with the F-101 aircraft at Bergstrom AFB,TX and was part of the enroute maintenance team to bring them to England. 3/25/99
  • Major Calahan: Lived in Ipswich around 1956-58. Submitted by *Maureen Crichfield (nee Glading)Ipswich born, lived at 48 Spring Rd. Attended Northgate School. Married Peter Roe in 1958 whose family owned a village store in Kirton and knew several from RAF Bentwaters and RAF Lakenheath. Remembers a Granville or Linville.
  • David Caley: RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58, X-Ray Tech, 81st Tac Hospital. David's Pic in Middle. 2/26/02
  • Jerry Callahan: Algona, Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1960-63, 81st Supply Sq. My 3 yrs there are well remembered. Was the easiest duty of my 8 years in the Air Force. Two outstanding memories are the F-101 that crashed into the hanger and the alert for the Cuban missil crises. 3/9/02
  • Phil Calvert: Atlanta, GA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1983-88. Would love to hear from anyone in the 81CRS Sensors (PAVE Penny), (or friends of CRS). I lived in Woodbridge Town on Seckford Street and then Pytches Road. Spent a lot of time at the Mariner's Arms and the King's Head. I was Airman of the Year for the 81st TFW for 1984. Among the best times of my life. Went back for a visit last year (to WB Town) and cried when I saw the base. Even though I'm glad to be out of the service, I sure miss being in the 81st.Memories 3/4/99
  • Chuck Camino:: Augusta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1969-Apr 1972, 381 MMS. 02/16/04
  • A1C Al Campello: Revere, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1966-Jun 1969, 81st CB SP GP, Air Ops. 2/14/01 & 2/19/05 & 03/25/06
  • Tania Canales nee McClain Miami, FL. RAF Woodbridge, 1987-90, 81st Tactical Maintenance . Looking for all my friends whom I miss dearly. They were in a band, Steele Justice, anyone remember? Terry Bailey, JB Budd, Jimmy McClain, Rob and Bobby (Little Who) Coulter. Please contact me if you or anyone knows where they might be! I love you all. 05/22/09
  • John Candler: Tucson, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, RAF Manston, Jan 1957-Jan 1960, 92nd FBS & RAF Bentwaters, May 1963-May 1966, 81st FMS. NCOIC Base Dragchute/Fabric Shop located in 92nd area across from flighline shack, NCOIC SMS Hick Line Chief, Bartender at NCO Club 1964 with Eddie. Lots of good reading. 03/10/08 Great place to get information from other people. 06/12/09
  • Jim Carey: Taegu, Korea. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1979-83, 1986-Apr 1987, 2164 Comm Sq. Would like to here from any Air Traffic Controllers or any members from RAF Woodbridge Golf Club. Some great years spent in England. 6/21/02
  • Linda R. Carlon (Samuell): Wichita, Kansas. RAF Chicksands, 1969-70. Would love to hear from people that were stationed at RAF Chicksands the same time that I was. Just went back last summer after 30 yrs. The base looked the same, not a US base anymore. I was allowed to take my husband for a car tour of the base with an escort. I had a great trip down memory lane. Hope to hear from others stationed there. 11/18/00
  • Donald H Carney, SMSgt (Ret): Winter Haven, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-72, 81st Air Police Sq. Looking for friends stationed with the Air Police Squadron during my tour. 8/13/01
  • William J. (Funky) Caron: Clinton MA. RAF Wethersfield, 1970-72. Thanks for such a great page. Trying to locate buddies from RAF Wethersfield, 1970-72. I was stationed there after I had completed a tour of duty at Bien Hoa Vietnam, hence only a 22 month tour. I was a Combat Security Policeman (Heavy Weapons- Mortar Gunner) and they sent me to England to be a Law Enforcement Flight Chief. I still can't figure that one out. My pub was "The Fox" in Finchinfield owned by Joe King. I used to sing (back-up) and play guitar with Bill McCann and Terry Gabrion at the FOX. We sang for our drinks and we must have been pretty good because we were "loaded" most of the time. When you're young you can tolerate that type of behavior. If anyone has any info for me I'll thank you kindly in advance. If I owe you money "I'm Broke", if I stole your girlfriend "She pulled a knife on me!" If you're my love child "I have this old football injury!" If I owe you a drink "I'm a Tea-Drinker!" But if you remember me, and the fun we had, write me. 6/27/99
  • John 'CARP' Carpenter: Ft Lauderdale, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1986-Nov 1988, 81st EMS Munitions systems specialist AMMO. Great site. Would love to hear from some of the guys I served with. 6/27/01
  • *Michael Carroll: Sayville, NY (Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY). RAF Woodbridge 1958-61.
  • W Carrothers: KY. Great site. I was there betweem 1980-82. Keep up the good work. 6/11/99
  • William D 'Spanky' Carson:. Ipswich England. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1967-Aug 1970, 78 TFS Weapons Load Crew. Looking to hear from any old Bushmasters especially Weapons Loadcrew from that time. 11/18/01 Looking for old comrades. Would like to track down Paul C Leroy and Leland E Golden who I rented a house with in Ipswich (Party). Bill Stimmel, who was also from Pennsylvania. I'm from Pittsburgh, Greg Novak. 4/17/05
  • Susan Cartas: I just read all the articles in your web site and really enjoyed them. I am from Ipswich and married a US Airman who was stationed at RAF Woodbridge from 1967-70. We lived on Tuddenham Road for a short time, then moved to Cauldwell Hall Road. I am going to e-mail my sister who lives in Minnesota about your web site because her husband was at RAF Woodbridge for a longer time and I think they would find it really interesting. Thanks for some great stories. 6/10/01
  • Howard (Doug) D Carter Jr Elkview, WV. RAF Woodbrige, May 1964-May 1967, 81st Civil Engr Sq (Fire Dept). Trying to locate old Fire Dept Buddies. Nice web site.9/25/98
  • Al 'Oz' Cartwright National City, MI. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-1973, 81st Comm. I was in teletype maintenance stationed out at Orford Ness. I lived at the Grey Elephant, Ipswich. 05/22/09
  • James L Carver (MSgt Ret)& Family: Brownsburg, Indiana. RAF Woodbridge, 1976-79 (BW) 1981-84 (WB). 7/19/01
  • Jim and Connie Carver: RAF Bentwaters. My name is Kevin May, 12 Ferndale Drive, Moorends, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK, DN8 4SQ, and I lived next door in Ipswich,Suffolk England with my parents Pat and Ted. I grew up with Jim taking me to the air base at weekends and getting me my favourite drink at the time, root beer. I would like to get in contact with them and find out what they are now doing as well as the 2 boys and there daughter. I now have a new partner and we are going to the International air show at Fairford UK and the base has brought back fond memories of my childhood with them, Root beer, Taco's and Steak on the base BBQ. If you have any contact with them, I would love to get in contact.10/04/10
  • Joseph A Casalaspro: Newport News, Virginia. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1981-Mar 1983, 81 AGS, Weapons Loading. RAF Bentwaters was my first assignment and the best in my 20 yr career. I would like to know if anyone from the 81st weapons branch has any pics during the time I was there. Guardians of Thunder! 81st AGS! 1/13/02 Joseph Casalaspro: First base is always the best. TDY'S to Leipheim were great. Germany was the best. Lots of good people to work with. The best NCOIC was SMSGT David Gallmeyer(MR "G") miss those days on the rock. 5/29/05
  • Jenny & Bob Casella: Syracuse, NY. RAF Bentwaters1969-73. l love this site, l am from Ipswich. Married Bob, a parachute rigger. We would love to find people that knew us. My maiden name was Hawes, Bob's nickname was 'Popacass' or just plain 'Cass' l miss military life, he is retired now and we live in Syracuse (don't like it much it's to busy). Thanks again you guys are great. 7/18/99 Jenny's from Ipswich, Bob from Syracuse NY. RAF Bentwater. A lot of our first dates were spent in the auto shop. Was restoreing a Humber (boy what a beast that thing was). It took about 6 months. Then we decided maybe getting married would be a good idea, so we had another 6 months of "normal" dates, got married Dec 11, 1971. You would never believe what happened to us on our honeymoon,(went to Felixstow, what can l say l'm a piscien, love the water). Got there about 5pm, next morning decided to go to town. Every morning, for a whole week, had to push that stupid car to get it to start! That was almost 30 years ago, my how time flies. We have two daughters, Julie 29, Michelle 28 and our Son Tony who is 17 and 6ft 3in and hates sports. We have a Dog Tootie, 2 cats Jnr and Gizmo and a small lizard named Godzookie! We live in an appt and drive a 1996 geo metro. Bob's nickname back then was popacass or just cass, he was a parachute rigger, and a very good one. We left RAF Bentwaters sent to Plattsburgh NY ( land of the Lake Champlain monster, CHAMPY ). We really enjoy this site, and if anyone remembers us we would love to here from you. 1/9/00
  • Joseph E Casey: Port St John, Florida. RAF Alconbury, Jan 1963-Apr 1965, 10th TRW with the RB66's, Aircraft Electrician. Followed them to Chambley AB France. In France till Jun 1966. Would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time. 1/19/01
  • Thomas Cassidy: Kallithea, Athens, Greece. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1973-Jun 1975, 81st Munitions Maintenance Squadron. I enjoyed my stay in the country. Would like to hear from anyone I have met during my tour of duty at RAF Bentwaters. 6/09/02
  • Steve Cassity: Parkville, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-85, Base Administration (BITS). 02/29/04
  • CMSGT (Ret) James D. Caston: New Mexico. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jun1978-Jun 1981, 81st SPS, Security Police Sq, and RAF Chicksands, 1984-89, 7274th Security Police Sq. Enjoyed both tours, but being at RAF Bentwaters was a magical experience for me and for my family. We were there during the "UFO" event in Rendlesham Forest. As a matter of fact, I was working that night on RAF Woodbridge, in the quadrant next to the forest. My family and I had the time of our lives, and my wife and I made many of our high school wishes come true. I had fun there, made lots of great friends there, made E-6 there, and did not want to leave there. We lived in Orford, Yoxford, Ipswich and Felixstowe. I loved the "Swich" a lot. Two of my children were born in the UK at Oxford and at Lakenheath. Hope to visit the place again in a few. Our favorite pastime was driving through the English countryside. It was always in bloom or green and beautiful. We enjoyed our time in the UK more than any other assignment we ever had. You have a really good site her, and I am so glad I found it. Keep up the good work. 5/13/00 James Caston: It was our first tour in England, my wife Verna and I, with our 18 month old son, Varian. We often reflect on our time spent at "The Creek" and we find that it was probably the best assignment we ever had overall. We had good times and made good friends. 22/03/07
  • Don & Sheila Casto: Middleburg, Florida. RAF Woodbride, 1973-75. Nice pages. Still keep in touch with some of the guys and gals we were stationed with. Would like to hear from more of them. Sheila's from Ipswich, maiden name Fortescue. 1/18/01
  • Samantha Cawston nee Felgate: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Trying to locate a Chaplins Asst from 1966-67, called Louis, about 20 years old, believe from New Orleans. I have only just found out this man is my father. He came to Ipswich to search for me about 10 years ago, but I did not know? I must find him to make up for lost time. 9/02/04
  • Dennis J Cayouette North Kingstown, RI. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1971-Jun 1974, 81st FMS Propulsion Br. Had alot of good time at RAF Crooked Creek. 10/19/08
  • Peter J Cerra: New Jersey. RAF Burtonwood, 1951-55, Air Police .Found this site just surfing. I just loved it while stationed in England. 9/24/99
  • Daniel J Chalifour: Marblehead, MA. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1969-Sep 1972, 381 MMS. Looking for anybody from that era who may remember me. In particular my old roomate Wayne Berry. Anyone heard from him? I was known as Dick Dammit. 1/5/02
  • (Hap)Jack Chandler: RAF Wethersfield, 1964 to 1965, POL, 20th TFW. Would like info on base closing, collect patches, looking for 20th TFW-55th TFS, 77th TFS, 79th TFS at RAF Woodbridge. RAF Woodbridge had a great Airmens Club!12/19/98
  • Emil 'Ed' Chando: Firestone, CO 80504 RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, 1972-76. Security Police Sq, NCOIC, RAF Woodbridge Security Section and assumed duties as Security Police Operations Superintendent. 12/5/01
  • Nick Chando: Spent four years at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge from 72-76, junior & high school, looking for peolpe who graduated around class of 1977.11/10/98
  • Lynn S Charles: Valdosta, Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-59, GCA. We had F-86D's. Capt "Rooring" Roy Swagert the M/O. I enjoyed RAF Bentwaters and Ipswich very much. Does anyone remember the "Rainbow Pub" downtown Ipswich? I lived in site #6, and took many cold showers in the comunity latrine. I bought a new VW from Mr Best, who used to sit in the BX parking lot selling Beetles $1120.00. Went to Sembach with the 512th in 1959. I would like to lacate Charles R Jones who worked on T-33s and Brian Gavin, F-86D crew chief. Came back to RAF Bentwaters 1961-65, 91st, F-101 Voodoo's, 43171C. Capt Charles Funderburg, Maintenance office good test pilot. 91st was located down in Sherwood Forest near the trim pad. We had a old wrecked bus for a flight shack. I lived in Felixstow, Southwold and finaly into RAF Woodbridge Base Housing in 1964. 9/22/99
  • Owen Bennett (Chester) ChastainWarner Robins, Georgia, RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1960-July 1964. 81st Supply Sq. Retired USAF, November 1984 as SMSgt. 06/05/15
  • Wayne 'Hank' Chauncey: Albany, GA. RAF Alconbury, 1969-74, 32TRS. Played fast pitch softball and baseball for TBM. Great site. 9/02/02 & 4/17/05
  • Mark A. Chauvin:. Uxbridge, MA. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1977-Dec 1979,. 81 Security Police Squadron, "B" Flight. Had great times on the Rock. Looking for Mike Ave, Wayne Barclay, Dennis Clark , Roger Thomas,and any other SP at RAF Woodbridge at that time. 11/1/01
  • Hector A Chavez: Holloman AFB, NM 88330. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1987-Feb 1991, 81 AGS/92 AMU. 3/18/01
  • Ace W. Cheek: Hiawatha, Kansas. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, A&E squadron, 1961-63, then to Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The time I spent At RAF Bentwaters & RAF Woodbridge was the best time of my life! If I could do it over , I would do it in a heart beat. I still would like to go back and walk the streets of Ipswich. I would even like to eat again at the mess hall and visit the BX, take the taxi ride in to town and visit the pubs and even see some of the girls I dated. This experience will be in my heart to the day I die. I still love the smell of JP4. I still think of my favorite NCO, Tsgt John Callison , Hello John "wherever you are". I would like to find out if there is anyone, that could help me get ball caps that were worn by us, in the A&E Sq. I have the Voodoo Medicine Man patch but not the cap. It would mean a great deal to me if you could help. I would like to pass it on to my 16 year old son who is thinking of going into the Air Force. 4/2/00 & 01/17/08
  • Carl (Chris) Christensen Jr: (wife Donna) East coast of Florida. RAF Woodbridge. 1974-78, Dining Hall. Great site. My ex-wife Jeanie was in Transportation. Later she worked for me at the RAF Woodbridge dining hall as a civilian (mostly handling the sign in sheets). My oldest son was born at RAF Lakenheath in 1976. Lived in Ipswich, Felixstowe, and base housing in Grundlesham? It's been a long time. Remember some of the folks there SSgt Dave Davis, Pershing, Dave Goodwin, Phil Lee, Tom Deline, Mary? who lived with us in Felixstowe before getting married and transfering to Germany, Pete S. who married a national and stayed in England. Civilians Pam, Paul (her son in law), Andrew, Mike & Cheryl Hand (who married SP Ronald Hyman) all from RAF Woodbridge dining Hall. Radar, TSgt Thomas, Sgt Brown, Easter, Swede Gimre, CMS Tom Sizer, Capt Happy Mcquire. Once again thanks for a great site. Best 4 years of military were spent at RAF Bentwaters. Please visit our website at: Homepage. 9/2/99
  • James Darryl Christianson: Eau Claire, Wisconsin. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-69.Communications/Crypto Maintenance. Sgt Tom Lobb, are you out there? 9/13/01, 3/26/2013
  • Lt Col Warren Burnett Christy: Sierra Vista, AZ. (USAF Ret) RAF Alconbury, 1960's. Maybe you knew him? (Deceased March 1999)
  • Chuck (?): Augusta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1969-May 1973, 381 MMS Weapons Release Shop. Looking for anyone from the old gang who worked in the release shop during that time frame. 4/2/02
  • Richard Chumbley: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1980-1983, 81st CRS, Structural Repair Shop, Night Shift NCOIC. Last of the F-4s left at my arrival, transitioned to A-10s, what a piece of work (a glider with two trashcans on it, was my description, but it could do the job). Went back in 1990, 2001, 2002, sad to see the place all run down and grown over, sheep were feeding in the munitions storage area when I last visited. Lived on Camden Rd, Ipswich. Laid a parking lot for PMEL at RAF Feltwell in 1990 as a Reservist in CE. Worked at BAE Rochester in 2000; daughter lives in Chatham, with her family. Glad to see a lot of us enjoyed our tours. 6/28/03
  • Michael L Chunn: Sherwood, AR. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1989-Dec 1992. 81st Transportation Sq. 8/24/02
  • Tony Churchyard: Kelsale, Saxmundham, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 30 yrs till 81st left closedown, Stores. On behalf of my Father-in-Law he said he had some good times at RAF Bentwaters. anybody who knows him contact Malcolm Goddard, 1 Elm Road, Thetford, Norfolk, UK, ip24 3hj. 16/12/06
  • MSgt Joe Churella: RAF Bentwaters, 1979-85, Fuels Management. Retired in 1987 from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. I stumbled on your web site and have enjoyed looking trough the names and thinking about the great people that I served with there. I passed a lot of gas on to the A-10s during that time. I'm still passing gas on to the F-15s and 16s at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho as a civilian. Please contact me. 01/05/06
  • Glenn Cinquino: Wayne, NJ. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1971-Dec 1972, 81stFMS A.G.E.shop, located by the church near the jet engine shop. Thank you for your effort putting this site together. Iwas completley blown away when I discoverd it. I worked under TSGT Alexander, Tsgt Barthell and along side Rocky Horning, Ron Mcintosh, Mike Spaulding, Tim Eccles, Wayne Tubor, Paul H Herman, & Howard Jenkins. I lived off base in Halesworth with seven other guys in a large house on Quay Street, near the railroad trestle. This house was the location of many incredible party's, and also the first place the local bobbies came looking for the local ladies who had not been back at their homes after their dates with 'the yanks'. Eventally married a great girl from Holton ,Cindy Earl. We moved to a gatehouse on the Fromme Estate outside of Wickeham Market.our visits back to Suffolk always included stops back at the base to relive our glorydays. Sadly the base closed the same time our marriage did. I think I miss the old base more! 4/6/00
  • Cecil L Clanton: Homosassa, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1958, I worked a Seaweed office then Vehicle Maintenance. Inspected civian vehicles for base sticker. Looking for 3 airmen, motorpool mechanics, that were transfered from somewhere in England to Avaino AB Italy, 1958. Nickname of one was Rod and he owned a Harley Davidson. Second one name was Wredbird (spelling may not be correct). They both were A/2c also may have been in England in 1967. 10/14/99 & 5/5/99
  • Gill nee Compton and Jim Cleverly from Kent, England submitted the following: My wife has recently got interested in the Internet and is trying to trace an old work colleague from the early 1960s from Rushden, Northants called Ann Boytim (nee Payne). She married a US airman named Wayne Boytim around 1963/4 whilst he was serving at RAF Chelveston, Northants. They later moved to RAF Bentwaters and from there she has lost touch. We believe there was a son born in the mid-60s called Steven/Stephen. We have seen that Ann is listed on 60's Bentwaters site but that is as far as we have been able to trace. There is a Wayne Boytim listed in your White Pages in Tampa, Florida but we believe that is unlikely to be the correct one as we think they may have gone to live in Arizona on returning to the US after his UK service. Any assistance you are able to give us in this search would be most appreciated. 12/2/00
  • Cecil Clanton: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, 1952. I made contact with A2C Alan Wredberd. I had posted, looking for him somewhere in England, 1957-58. Transfered to Aviano Italy 1958 where I met him. He is alive and well. We were in Vehicle maintenance (motor pool) in Italy 3/6/02
  • Clayton Clark: Houston Texas. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-71, 81st TAC Hospital. I was the only Medical/Dental Maintenance Technician for RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge while there. Great career field in the AF. Made SSgt in just over three years. Too much fun to remember much. Several of us had new MG's and TR6's and spent much of our time racing along the one lane roads of East Anglia. Everytime I watched an episode of MASH I was reminded of my time at RAF Bentwaters. The hospital commander who imbibed too much, the Dental Surgeon and the Chief Nurse, the (sadly) Flight Surgeon who crashed on a training mission in Germany, and those foggy nights when I pulled ambulance duty. Oh,the girls,and the buses that brought them to the clubs. I lived off base in Ipswich. 03/3/10
  • Pam Clark: New Jersey. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-79, 81st. I am looking for memories of my folks to put together in a scrap book for their anniversary. Dad was a Phantom coach his name is Merlin, most people new him by Red or Clark, Mom, Martha but I think people called her something else, was the short order cook in the Mess Hall. 5/26/03
  • Jim Clark: Lynn Lake, Manitoba. RAF Bentwaters, 81st Camron (Field Maintenance Sq) Electrical Shop, Feb 1963-Dec 1965. Just looked over the web page and noticed many familiar events and days especially the November crash on the runway.Memories I remember Ron Burrel and have corresponded with him in hopes of tracking down friends. I also noticed Dooley Gray's name as a fireman....Dooley was a member of the Suffolk County Titans football team. There were others like Knobby Walsh (Knobby came out of retirement to kick field goals for us). Dave Korcep was the coach of the team at that time and Paul Green was the QB. Al Berning played as well. I am sorry to see that Chappie James passed away....he was a real class guy. Well, I guess I had better close for now but before I do I just want to thank you and Linn for keeping the memories alive...Good luck and God bless. 2/26/99
  • Ronald W Clark: Anaheim, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1966-Nov 1969, 9nd TFS. I was assigned to Bomb loading team for the F-4s. I enjoyed Felixstowe and married a local. Knew Andy Anderson and Ronald Crump. 07/26/07
  • Zane Clark: Gilbert, Arizona. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1956-59, 1264th AACS Control Towers. Please include me on the board of those who served at these bases. Really enjoyed my tour in East Anglia. Learned to play tennis on grass courts. Had a great time exploring the local countryside by bicycle. Made lots of new friends and maintain contact with many of them through the wonderful world of the internet. Retired from FAA air traffic control 1994. 2/7/99
  • Dr David W Clarke: University of Sheffield, UK. Having located you excellent RAF Bentwaters website, I'm wondering if it would be possible to post an appeal for information on your message board/s. I'm involved in research into an incident that occurred in August 1956 when the GCA unit at RAF Bentwaters tracked 'unidentified flying objects' on their radar screens. This incident triggered a major alert, with further trackings reported later in the evening by both the RATCC and GCA radars at RAF Lakenheath. My research has led me into contact with the RAF side of this story, in that I have been able to trace both the retired Controller who tracked the UFO from the GCI station at Neatishead in Norfolk, and crews from RAF Venoms who sent to intercept the targets. I have a list of names of personnel at Bentwaters in 1956 who were involved in the incident, and would like to trace these and/or others who may remember the events. The names of the personnel at RAF Bentwaters and other bases involved in the 1956 incident were: SSgt Lawrence S Wright, Control Tower Shift Chief, 1264th AACS Sq, RAF Bentwaters, TSgt Elmer L Whenry, GCA Operator, 1264th Sq, RAF Bentwaters, John L Vaccare, Jr, GCA Operator, 1264th Sq, RAF Bentwaters, 1Lt Charles V Metz, 512th Fighter Interception Sq, RAF Bentwaters, 1Lt Andrew C Rowe, 512th Fighter Interception Sq, RAF Bentwaters, Major Orville E Bixel, USAF Wing Intelligence Officer, 81st Fighter Bomber Wing, Captain Edward L Holt, USAF Air Targets Officer, Forrest D Perkins, Watch Supervisor, Lakenheath RATCC, SSgt Thomas Emerick, Lakenheath RATCC, A/3C James M Kastner, Lakenheath RATCC, A/1C Ronald R Erickson, Lakenheath RATCC. I'd appreciate any assistance you could offer and look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks for your assistance. Hopefully someone may remember something! 5/27/01
  • Kent "Sean" Clarke: Washington, DC. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1982-Dec 1985. 81st SPS-Security. Worked in MWR. Trying to contact anyone stationed at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge during this time period. Lived in barracks, remember late nites at the Do Drop Inn! Trying to locate: Philip Evans, Jerome Stewart, Desiree Johnson, Dana Banks, Vincent Steebs, Keith Watson, Brian Bullock, Heather (Rich) Ravenell, Tabatha, Redfield Lyons and anyone working in MWR during this time period. 8/20/02
  • Tammy Clawson (Lokken): Southern CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1969-74. I am in my mid-forties, and still have very clear memories of my time in England. If anyone knows Tina Perry and what happened to her after we left in 1974, please email me. I remember the Pitzer girls, Rachel and Sandy, Mark McClean, Dave Leaf, Jim Jolicer, Bridgett Price. If you see this, drop a line and say hi. 1/31/03
  • Ron 'Hondo' Claxton: Eddyville, KY 42038. RAF Woodbridge, June 1968-June 1971, 81st Security Police Sq. I would like very much to hear from my old buddies that I ran with. While stationed there, I played on the RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge base basketball team. We won two UK championships and was runner-up in the 1971 USAFE Tournament played at RAF Bentwaters. Great memories with my buddies Mike Morrell, Jimmy Lee, Willie Jackson, Coach Bob Batey, Al Love, Tom Lane, Bud Sadler, Louie Estrada, and others whose faces I see but names I can't recall. Some of the best times of my life were in England during that time. I would really like to locate the 81st Tac Ftr Wg patch as well as the 81st Security Police Sq patch. I lost them somewhere over the years but would be nice to have on my old AF jacket again. 11/22/03 I am looking for any of my buddies that played on the Base Basketball team from 1968-71 and of course any SPs from B-Flight Security at RAF Woodbridge. We had a great run in basketball and were runners-up in the USAFE tournament that was held at RAF Bentwaters in 1971. We should have won it all! Would love to hear from anyone from that time. Glad that I found this web site. 04/18/04 I had signed the guest book before but I put down my incorrect email address. The correct email address is listed above. I am looking for any of the guys that played basketball with me on the Bentwaters Phantoms team from 1968-1971 and also anyone that was a cop at RAF Woodbridge at that time, especially "B" Flight Security. This assignment was the best 3 years in the Air Force. If you knew me at that time, I would love to hear from you. 03/25/06
  • Francis C Clements: Layton, Utah. RAF Bentwaters, 1953-57, 81st Communications. "Clem" was in Ground Power. Married Marian from London in 1954. Clem has no email address (no computer) and asked me to forward any responses to my email address to him via snail mail, or you can call him at 801.544.9298. He would like to hear from anyone who remembers him, and his appreciation for western movies. 6/22/05
  • Lezlie A. Clemons : Lake Junaluska, NC. RAF Wethersfield, late 1955-early 1956, Trying to find an Native American Indian who was serving in the Air Force (as a lab tech, I think), and who was stationed at RAF Wethersfield in late 1955/early 1956. I believe that he knew my parents, who were also stationed there at that time period (USAF SSgt Charles C. Hartley & wife, Shirley, now deceased). Any help or leads that you can give me are greatly appreciated. [email protected] (or) [email protected] 11/20/00
  • Patrick J 'Paddy' Clerkin:Summerville, SC. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1977-Sep 1981, 81 TFW, Supply Sq, CEM. April 1970 to Aug 75 Player/Coach Base Soccer Team. USAFE Champions 1980 and 81. RAF Mildenhall, Base soccer team/Player Coach. 1973 USAFE Champions. 1974 USAFE Champions playing with RAF Lakenheath. 01/24/12
  • James Clifton San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1980-Aug 1984, 81 Contracting Sq. Contact me if you remember me or my wife Shirley. 06/22/09
  • Ken Clifton: Tampa FL. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1981-Jun 1985 & Jun 1989-Dec 1992, 67 ARRS 67SOS. Enjoyed it very much. 11/26/02
  • Charley Clubb: Independence Mo. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1961 to Jan 1964. A good cup of coffee or should have said a pot of coffee and a good chair, a day off work and a trip to the past. Thanks. 2/2/01
  • Kevin Coble: Massachusetts. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1983-89, 81st SPS. My tour of duty at the twin-bases was one of the best experiances of my life. The friends I made there, were the best! I will never forget those Saturday afternoon football games, playing in front of all those folks at the RAF Woodbridge field. Any Cripple Creeksters out there that remember me, send a E-mail. Also I enjoyed all those nites working out at the base gym, Pumping a 'lil iron, and taking part in those Powerlifting meets that we hosted. So to all you Phantom Fans out there, I hope your memories of BW/WB, are as wonderful as mine are. You Headhunters out there, U READY 2 HIT? 8/3/00
  • Dan Coburn: Edgerton, OH, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1981-Dec 198381st EMS. First duty station. Really liked the base and England. Fondest memories was with the group from Faith Baptist Church. If you attended this church or can tell me were I can find Pastor Greg Ihle, I would really enjoy talking to you. 12/04/02
  • Jeff Coburn: Alamogordo, NM. I was a dependant from 1973-76. Wonder if there is anyone else out there I may have went to school with? My dad was Msgt Bob Coburn. Neat website!!! 2/18/99
  • Peter Cockroft: Maryland. RAF bentwaters, Hi there yanks. My wife, 4 daughters & I live in Jays Croft rd, in what we understand used to be the quartermasters office before Bentwaters closed down. Thanks for such a lovely big house, we'd hate to move back into a small English house again. My wife's father was based here and moved back to the states when he retired in 1979/80. His name is Chief Master Sergeant James Flynn New Alexandria, PA. It would be nice to here from anyone that knew him or his wife & 3 girls. Not much left of the base these days, they have just agreed the sale of the flight line side to the original farmers families decendants, they plan to return it to arable land mostly. 3/24/01
  • Richard Codori: Brockport, NY. RAF Bentwaters, left 1971, 81 APS. Anyone remember me? Call me 585.637.6759. Would love a laugh and talk. 07/26/07
  • Alan Cohen: North Canton, OH. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1978-Dec 1981, 81st SPS. 9/19/03
  • Paul Train (Colburn): Sebastopol, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-Oct 1964, 81st TFW. My name was Paul Maynard Colburn back then. I still miss the time I was at RAF Bentwaters. Off duty I worked in the Hobby Shop on base. On duty I was a J57 Jet Engine Specialist. Website. 16/12/06
  • Jackie Coldwell: Orlando, FL. Went to Lakenheath HS in 1970-71. Roomed with Laurie Richardson and Mary Amundsen in Dorm 1 (I was the quiet one) and was in the Class of 1972. Also attended Woodbridge Jr High prior to Lakenheath. My father, William E Coldwell, was stationed at RAF Bentwaters and we lived near Kesgrave. I would love to hear from any old, sorry, I mean former classmates or anyone that was at Lakenheath HS around the same time. 8/21/99
  • Donald A Cole: Randolph MA/Bradford VT. RAF Bentwaters 1961-64, 81st MMS. Drove Blue 1957 VW Bug. 8/29/00
  • MSgt Retired Donald Cole: Ormond Beach, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1971-Jun 1974. Traffic Management. My wife, Leeann, worked for LTC Clark, Chief of Supply. Still reminisce about all the great times and people we met during our tour. Great times at the NCO club and going to the Phantom football games. We lived on Manchester Road, Ipswich and had many good English neighbors. Would like to hear from any of our old friends out there. Spent a lot of good times at the Belsted Arms Pub in Ipswich. 9/03/05
  • Kay Cole (Senecal): Oklahoma City, OK. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1979-Apr 1982, 81st Medical Sq, Dental Clinic. Lived in Aldeburgh. My husband, John Cole, (ex) worked on the flight line. Arrived an A1C left a Sgt. Retired from Tinker AFB in 1997. 05/27/04
  • Dr Mike Cole : Malta. I have just discovered a clipboard in a cupboard of my new house "Disaster preparedness Grid Map RAF Bentwaters" with the names A Campbell and E Whitehead on it, 1 Feb 81. Any info please about these people. 04/11/04
  • Claude C Coleman: Dover DE. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1962-Jan 1966, 81st Base Supply . I spent 4 great years at RAF Bentwaters. I spent 3 months tdy in Germany in 1965. I lived in Woodbridge and once my 4 year old son was lost for several hours. Col Chappie James organised a search crew to found him. I would like to hear from anyone who spent time at RAF Bentwaters, or >font color=brown">RAF Bruntingthorpe, 1957-58. 09/18/07
  • Mark Collins North East, Md, Chesapeak Bay. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, 81st Security Police Sq, Humper at W/B, LE Desk Sgt @ B/W. Beautiful country, fantastic people, priceless memories. Many people to thank now that I realize what they did for me. 11/24/08 Your pages, my first time viewing, seem to be the best I have found. Your pictures brought me back to a place I loved. Many changes took place by the time I got there, but the "hooches" remained with me. I will check in on your web site when I can, enjoying every mminute and every picture. 02/10/09
  • Steve Collins: Mobile, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-83, 509th. It is good to know that I can find old friends. When I can get on line, I will try to look you guy's up or give you a chance to hide. 12/31/99
  • Mark Colrud Little Chute, WI. RAF Lakenheath, Mar 1972-Jul 1974, Training Specialist. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me or who went to the "Bucholic Frolic at Knebworth" in 1974. Sure miss the times there and would like to go back if possible. 05/22/09
  • David Comerford: Jacksonville, NC. RAF Bentwaters, July 1979-July 1982. I loved being stationed at RAF Bentwaters. In fact it was my favorite assignment in my 20 year career. I worked in the Dining Hall and met some wonderful people, both military and civilian. Folks I will always remember with fondness. I worked the night of Dec 27, 1980 when the UFOs were seen and knew all the peaple involved. LT Col Halt always gave me a ride between bases if he saw me at the bus stop. He spent a lot of time at the chow hall also, he was a very nice guy. The chaplains were a special lot too. Jim King and the rest made life for this single airman far from home so much nicer. Oh the memories, I will never forget those 3 years. 12/05/00
  • Michael B Combs: Gualala, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1970-Feb 1975, 81st Combat Support Group. Arrived as a 2nd Lt (6 yrs enl-left 5 years later as a "permanent" Captain). Wing Budget Officer with late wife Marilynn and 3 sons. The 67th ARRS had arrived a few months before, housing was tight. Worked with UK Civ Arthur Sharman, Walberswick, and TSgt Phil Ashcraft. Burned a lot of overtime to put out the budget. Phil's replacement was the late TSgt (SMSgt)Robert K Clough, who also did a great job as manager of the Rod & Gun Club. Boss was Comptroller Lt Col Lenore Henson, soon promoted to Colonel, promotion party at my house, The Street Farm, Saxmundham. Later worked for Lt Col James Frise, great boss, and five good wing commanders. Col Charles Word pinned on star there, best commander I ever had. I was the Budget Officer for five years, best job I ever had, on by far the best base I ever served on. I had season tickets for Ipswich Town during their glory years. Played on the base soccer team. Had fish and chips each Friday lunch with Art Sharman and friends at the O Club, and great hamburgers at the Top Three Club take out. Memorable people, Iris Fletcher, UK civilian employee Civil Engineers, Herr Wilfred Robst, Nonappropriated Funds, and many others whose names will come back to me as soon as I post this. To say that this was a special place at a special time does not do justice to how much I loved my job, the bases, fellow Yanks, the towns and townspeople, British TV. I am so happy with the memories, and so sad I can't do it all over again. 03/25/06
  • Lawrence P Concannon, (MSgt Retired): Leiston, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1977-Jan 1964. 81st Supply Sq. Only had a chance to briefly review your site, so am not sure if there is any way to add my name to your site or if you would want to add it. Thank you, very good site. 1/5/00 Enjoyed my time at RAF Bentwaters working with most organisations on base. 1/21/01
  • Jerry S Conner: Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, from Auburndale, Florida. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1988-Aug 1992, 81st Security Police Squadron, Flight Sergeant on RAF Woodbridge and Security Police/ABGD Instructor then back to Korea. Met some of the best people in my career and still stay in touch with some. CATM folks were great. Tom Long LE Instructor was great. Nick names were Tom and Jerry. Always in the pass on books with a drink in our hand. It is good to see that someone out there has the time to keep us in touch. 4/6/01
  • Paul Constable: Suffolk, UK. I am a brit living here in Suffolk, UK and recently went back to RAF Bentwaters with my work. I say went back because my father was stationed at RAF Wattisham as he was in the RAF and also living there was an American kid whos Dad was a pilot on a USAF/RAF exchange program. This kid and I became very good friends and back in 1979-80 his mum used to take us onto RAF Bentwaters, when she went to the BX, and left us to make use of the bowling alley etc. great times. The firm I was working at RAF Bentwaters had an American who left the USAF when the base closed and married and stayed in England. He worked at RAF Bentwaters as a serviceman and now as a civilian 14 years later building refridgerators! Sad to see the base so different from how I remember it. But while I was there one thing did amuse me. I was taking my lunch break sitting on the stands at the old baseball pitch and there would you believe it were old American candy wrappers, still under the stand. They must have been there at least 14 years since the USAF left in 1993. Those candy wrappers seem to be the only connection that little America was once here. Great website keep up the good work. 05/04/07
  • George Conway Long Beach, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1970-Oct 1981, B Flight LE. Has it been 30 years? Wow. Never had so much fun. Its weird; I never remember hearing anything about Rendlesham while I was stationed there. Who remembers playing baseball in Christchurch park with loaned gear from the base? Or camping at the Albion fairs, again with loaned gear from the base? Where are me mates today? I remember the SPs always partied harder. 05/23/08
  • Larry Conway: Sacramento, California. RAF Bentwaters, 2164 Comm Sq. 1969-1970.
  • Michael Conway Palm Springs, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1982-84, 67th ARRS Sheetmetal Shop. Had the best time of my life over there! Some of my friends were Dan Eshbaugh (Junior), Randy Baer (Bear), Tom Connors, Mike Howell (Sarge), Reed Harrell-my trainer, Zack, Dale Allen, Jim Mitchell (Mitch). Thanks for the memories. 11/03/07
  • Darrell Cook: Iowa. RAF Woodbridge, 1960-64, 79th TFS, Crew Chief on F-100. Would like to hear from anyone that was on the flightline 1960-64. 4/18/01
  • Jim Cook Oregon. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1961, 81st. Air Police, Security. Brings back fond memories of my youth. 07/08/08
  • Julie Cook : I'm very new to all this, I live in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Have just read a newspaper article concerning Linn Barringers pages. I am after any information about William Arnold Jacques RAF Bentwaters, 1264th AACS Squadron, under Major D T Francis, 1958-59. Shipped back home towards the end of summer 1959. He originally came from California, I'm told. He was at least 6ft tall and handsome. I would appreciate any help or guidance you can give me. If you can help. Thanks for your time, this has been a real experience! 5/21/99
  • Kenneth Cook: Eyke, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, May 1965-Jul 1968 & Jul 1972-Sep 1977, 81st Air Police/81st Security Police. Stumbled on the site. It is great. Sad to see our old base neglected as I live so close. 7/19/01 Anyone at RAF Bentwaters or RAF Woodbridge, 1954-55, knowing Patricia Moore who lived on Queens Ave Woodbridge, and worked at the canning factory on the thorofare, I would appreciate their getting in touch. A dear friend of our's, whose mother has just passed away, is desperately trying to locate Patricia. Also, did anyone know a USAF member around that time with the last name of Soar? Any info will be passed along to our friend. 5/25/02 Have heard from a lot of old friends via the 81st SPS site.I have some interesting pics on the SPS site of the former base if you want to check them out. Enjoy browsing all these sites. Brings back a lot of fond (and sometimes not so fond) memories. 6/08/02
  • Louis Cook: South Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1968-Dec 1972, 81st FMS. Worked the jet engine shop for a couple of years and then move to RAF Woodbridge. Had some good times, especially on TDY's to Wheelus, Aviano, Zaragoza Incirlik, etc. 18/02/07
  • Chuck Coomer, MSgt(ret): Born in WI, retired to Western NC. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-76, 67th ARRS, Squadron Jet Engine Mechanic. My wife Helen and I enjoyed our assignment. I worked with John Beale, John Dwyer, Steve Hogue, Doug Louts, Craig Weber, Tom Smith, Bill Benton, Fred Oachs, Frank Viola, Joe Arnold, and a host of fun-loving Yanks! I retired in 1997, from RAF Mildenhall. 1/4/01
  • James Corell: Mechanicsville, VA. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-1974, 81s MMS Loader. 07/23/11
  • Brian D Cornaby : Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. Worked as a Boy Scouts leader #811 Troop at RAF Woodbridge, 1983-93, when it closed down. I am urgently looking for Mike Stillwell Webelos Leader, Pack 181. Also I wonder if any 1950-60 service people remember the Boy Scouts starting up on the Base, probably at RAF Bentwaters. I have been asked about it by the District Boy Scout Office here. I am also the Public Relations Adviser for Suffolk Scouts (British). 5/27/99 Brian D Cornaby: Ross-Shire Scotland. Wanting to say 'thank you'. Please respond if still known out there somewhere. 7/16/06
  • Jerry Cornwall: I was a cab driver for the J J Cars company, and following companies right up to the base's decommissioning in 1993. In 1994 I had to go into the Ipswich hospital for back surgery, while there I met and became friendly with an SP dormed on RAF Woodbridge called Walt Im. Sorry but that's the only name he gave me that I can remember? I recall he had seriously injured his ankle in a fall from his Harley on the back roads between Tunstall and Wanttisden. It would be nice to hear from him again. Maybe he remembers the jokes and laugh's that we had with the staff on our ward. Also the other serviceman who had a bad car smash at Bromswell. Remember the Brut aftershave joke that went slightly wrong? If you are out there get in touch through these pages. I will keep looking in on the missing persons page 2-3 times a month. I will look for Walt to Jerry, OK, and to all those that worked at RAF Bentwaters between 1985-1993. 12/30/00 I wonder if you could help me please I'm looking for a SP officer named Walter (???), (Walt for short) who was hospitalised in heath rd hospital, after a motorcycle accident on the back roads of RAF Bentwaters between the village's of Wanttisdon & Tunstall. We shared a lot of laugh's together for example (nurses who do the split's to ground level even in uniform! and the birthing of elephant's & hippo's). If Walt see's this he will know, and remember who I am. The last time we met was when I visited him at his barracks's at RAF Woodbridge. I worked for the on base cab firm of JJ cars. If I remember rightly he was riding a Harley Davidson at the time of his accident. Thank you for any help you can give. It would be nice to chat with him again, just to see how he is doing. 3/30/01
  • Perry Costas: Manassas, Virginia. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1955-Jun 1959, 91st FBS & 81st FMS. Reading the memories of other brought back many of my own while at RAF Bentwaters. Lots of laughs and lots of fun for me, despite the lousy weather, quonset huts, parafin stoves, and the long walk to the latrine. 02/29/04
  • Paul Cotey: Austin, TX. RAF Woodbridge 1977-1980. Father, Capt Patrick Cotey (ret) 2164 Comm Sq. Great pages you have here. Brings back some very fond memories. I attended Woodbridge elementary for 5th and 6th grades, 7th at WHS, class of 1985. My sister Debbie went to WHS, class of 1981. We've been stationed at: Moses Lake WA, Grand Forks ND, Biloxi MS, Offut NB, Barksdale LA, and Shaw SC. Would love to hear from anyone that we've run into in the past. We're now all settled in Austin, Tx.11/18/98
  • Ed Cottrell : (Born Oil City, MI). Holloman AFB NM. RAF Bentwaters (first assgn), 81st Trans Sq, June 1987-August 1989. It was a good assignment, especially since it was the first time I ever left my home state of Michigan. Sorry to see it close. 3/13/99
  • Andy 'Scotty' Coulter: West Islip, NY 11795. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1958-Mar 1961, 81st Supply. I keep in touch with Sean Dunne who lives in San Francisco, CA and Gary Fondren who lives in Coral Gables FL. RAF Bentwaters was a great place to do your time. 02/10/06
  • Steven Covington: Portland, Oregon. Stationed at Upperford, 1970-74 and 1976-79, Fairford, 1979-81, TDY to RAF Woodbridge with the 41st ECS from Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ, 1985-87. Lived in Saffron Walden for four years and visited RAF Sculthrope. The base was closed by then. Loved it over there, spent 12 years in country. 9/30/99
    RAF Woodbridge, TDY summer of 1985 & 1987, 41st ECS out of Davis-Monthan Tucson, AZ. Would like to hear from any SPs who were stationd at RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1980 & Jan 1981 about the incident in the forest at the end of the runway. 6/10/01
  • James L Cowper: Mililani Town, Hawaii. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1951-Jul 1954, 81st Fighter Wing, Sep 1947, 91st Fighter Sq, Wheeler AFB, Hawaii, Jun 1948. Was going thru some of your e-mail and didn't see anyone I knew. I keep in touch with a few people from that era, John Astry, Chris Bouwhis, & Chuck Wrobel. Would like to hear from anyone from the 91st, 92nd or 78th from that period. I retired from the Air Force on 28 Feb 1966, as a MSGT. We had 6 children who needed a father at home, and as an airman in a fighter unit it wasn't possible to escape the long periods of TDY, especially when your in aircraft maintenance. My final position in the 91st FIS was in Technical Inspection. We Lived at 2 Yoeman Rd, Felixstowe. It was pretty tough on the wives in the unit since it was difficult to get a sufficient amount of Hot water to wash clothing, and bathe. We had a washing machine, (an old wringer type). With 2 small children in cloth diapers she had a tough time of it. Many evenings I had to finish the wash while she got supper ready so we could use the bath tub to bathe. We had only fireplaces to heat our quarters. An area around the fire place was reserved for drying diapers. (Space heaters are dangereous around small children). 9/24/03
  • Don Cox: Trying to find Don Cox who worked at an airbase near Northampton in the 60's. Then moved to Bedford and worked at Texas Instrument early 70's. He may be my friends father. Submitted by Wendy Harris. 5/14/01
  • Isaac & Samantha Cox: Birmingham, AL. RAF Bentwaters 1985-87, 81st EMS. Brought back lots of good memories, we are both homesick, even though only my wife comes from Stowmarket. Worked with Gerry Corley, Ben Lockhart, Scott Cobett, who are all married to English girls. We married at the United Reformed Church in Stowmarket July 1987. If anyone remembers us drop us a line. We left RAF Bentwaters December 1987 for Hill AFB, UT and spent 2 years there before going to Raf Lakenheath. Got out and now live here in Alabama where I'm a cop for the city of Birmingham. Anyone who may have known me at Moody, GA, Korea, RAF Bentwaters, Hill, UT. OR RAF Lakenheath, please get in touch. Thanks for all these good memories. Both of us agree, nowhere beats good old England. It's a real shame the bases are closed. A great loss to everyone American and English. It's a close friendship that nowhere else can compare. All the best and Cheers! 2/24/00
  • Jack Cox: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge. 1992-Sep 30, 1993. Former Law Enforcement troop and had the honor of being the LAST American on RAF Woodbridge. I called the Law Enforcement Desk on that sad night and told them I was terminating RAF Woodbridge for the last time. I then handed the keys to the Royal Marine Regiment, and with a tear in my eye, drove through the gate for the last time. Of course, about 10 days later the last 10 LE troops including myself closed down RAF Bentwaters and off to Provide COmfort II I went. 9/29/00
  • James Raymond Cox: (Hunstantion?), Norfolk, England. RAF Alconbury, 1962-65. Looking for a John Cantor At RAF Alconbury about same time. 4/21/03
  • Randy Coyle: I used to hang with a young girl named Ann Unwin lived in Tuddenham Rd. She married an American, Randy Coyle. Please help us find each other. She was my bridesmaid and good friend. We worked at Churchmans together. Submitted by Delphine4/17/01
  • Oties A. Cramer: Tallahassee, Florida. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1974-Mar 1978, F-4C, ECM shop. Great time in England and wonderful memories. Retired in 1992. 10/9/99
  • Gina Cranshaw : Ipswich, Sflk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 70's early 80's. I was married to John Cranshaw, divorced in 1980. 5/07/05
  • Sid Cranston: Wilson, New York. RAF Bentwaters, Summer of 1970-71, 78th TFS. Still waiting for my duffel bag with uniforms, etc. in it. 4/18/01
  • Gary & Sharyn Crawford: Doniphan, Mo. RAF Woodbridge, 1968-69 & 1980-84, 381st MMS, 81st EMS/Munitions. These were among our best assignments. Our first home was on Cobbled Road, Felixstowe, and when Carrie and Tracy were teens we lived on Leiston Rd from Saxmundham. Since we were here during the UFO incident 27 Dec 1980, we are always interested to hear the latest on that subject. We are looking for the Heiser family. Col Lee Heiser went to Leipheim FOL in Germany, and Margee worked with Sharyn at the Arts & Crafts Ctr. 8/30/01
  • Clark Creber: Bedford, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1968 to Dec 1969, 92nd Tac Ftr Sq. Loved working on the best fighter ever built the F4 Phantom. 11/28/02
  • Thomas J. Cress: Chester, Illinois. RAF Woodbridge, 1958-59, 20th A&E (79th TFS) Radio Shop. Enjoyed (???) working on the F-100D Huns. Spent the rest of my career as a crypto tech and retired in 1975. Now a Professor with local college teaching electronics. Hope to someday return to Europe and especially England. Thanks to J B 'Rish' Irish for putting me on to this site. 11/28/99
  • Chuck CriswellPort Orange, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1959-Jan 1961, 1979 AACS. Looking for players from Suffolk Titains, RAF Woodbridge & RAF Bentwaters football team from 1958-60. 05/23/08
  • Mike Critchley: Aurora, CO . RAF Woodbridge, 1971-1972, EOD. I was at RAF Woodbridge after Bien Hoa and Hahn AB Germany. Worked with Joe Fincher in the EOD quonset hut. I also lived in the WWII huts that were where the gas station was put later. We had coal stoves and the latrine was in another hut at the end of the block. My family and I visited RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters in 1998 on vacation and it was sad to see RAF Bentwaters all boarded up. We talked to another Yank who was guarding the flight line at RAF Woodbridge and he said the RAF was using the base for training but not flying. There was a rumor that RAF Bentwaters might have a new life as a commercial passenger and cargo airport (never happened...Jim)but I have not heard any more about it. It was also sad to see the magnificent forest that was around the base had been "harvested". 3/17/01
  • William T 'Bill' Croghan: Shenandoah Junction, WV. RAF Wattisham, Jan 1961-Jan 1964. Anglia Control was a small squadron with a big heart. We were about 100 people at a radar air traffic control center, located on the north side of RAF Wattisham. RAF Bentwaters was our USAF support base. Your website may enhance the opportunity to make contact with some of those fine folks. 4/29/02
  • Bill 'Bunglo' Crawford: Mansfield, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-Dec 1969, 92nd TFS. Great to find this page. Will pass it on to the guys in the F-4 Phantom ll Society. 4/2/02 Great guestbook, brought back the good times. Have been looking for old friends before the F4 Society's Convention for 2002 at Hollaman AFB, NM. Thanks For letting me go to the past. 8/11/02
  • Larry & Dee Cromer: Living in South Texas, 20 miles from San Antonio. RAF Orfordness and RAF Chicksands, 1970-1973. Enjoyed reading your page on Ipswich. Our mission was an experimental Radar Site. Lived in Ipswich across from Christchurch Park. Applied for and recieved a greyhound trainers permit while there and still racing the dogs today. Really enjoyed our tour in Ipswich. Transfered to Bedfordshire, RAF Chicksands. I retired from the AF in 1977. Again, enjoyed your site.12/06/98
  • Arnold J Crompton: 123A Northview Rd, Hornsey, London N8 7LR. RAF Yatesbury, No.2 Radio School, 1943-45. I would love to know wat happened to my best friend Gordon Thomas. We joined the ATC together in Ealing where we lived. We both volunteered for Aircrew duties and Gordon was called up a few weeks before I was and went to Canada to train as Navigator on Mosquitoes. He was posted to Changi and whilst based there I believe went on a Met flight and never returned, that would be in late 1945 I think But I would love to have more details if anyone can help. 7/17/03
  • Ted Crosby:: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1972-Aug 1974, 81st SPS/LE. Lot of happy times and memories. Anyone know Curtis Weisner from the same time frame? Lets chat. 02/08/04
  • James Crossfield: Campbell, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, 1989 to Jan 1993, 92nd AMU & WSD, Weapons Troop for 3 years went to WSD for last year as a trainer/evaluator for load crews. 2/7/99 New Madrid Missouri. Looking through memories. 06/13/07
  • Rev Warren D Crothers, B D: Ft Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1977-Sep 1979, 81st CRS, Propulsion Br. Would like to hear from anybody that I worked with or who might have known me. 6/9/00 Alt Email: I loved my time at RAF Bentwaters and made many friends while there. Anyone who would like to contact me, please do so. I miss England so much. I've not heard from anybody since 1981. 9/19/03
  • Rich Crowe: Plymouth, England. RAF Bentwaters, CBPO, Sep 1967-Feb 1971. Looking for friends Bob Carter & Heather, Jim Perry, Ralph Arnold, Dave Glenn, Jay Brents, Jackie Davis, Rich Bennett, Denny Baker, Brian Jurgenson, Len Berzins, Wayne Jacox, Gerry Winsted, John Hancock, Paul Banawicz, Paul Matusewic, Jac Hunt and others from Flight Simulator, Jack Hetherington, Bruce Ferro and others from the Police, Last, but not least, Terry Ritter & Leon! Liked England so much that I'm still here. 1/23/99
  • Fran Crowley: Farmington, NY. RAF Alconbury, 1961-64, 10th TRW at Alconbury 61-64, Jet Engine Mech on B-66's.. Have been surfing the "ask Jeeves\Yahoo" sites looking for long lost Air Force buds who may have served with me. Will wander thru the rest of your site to see if any on past members from area RAF bases. Nice web site! Regards. 1/27/00
  • Bruce Crozier Lakeville, MN. RAF Bentwaters, Egress shop, Jan 1967-Jan 1970. 6/16/99
  • James J (Jim) Crumbliss, Jr Missouri City, TX (near Houston). Retired (1993) USAF Colonel stationed at RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1969-Dec 1973, F-4 pilot, 92 TFS and 81 TFW Stan/Eval. I lived in Aldeburgh (Stable End, Thellison Lodge), Woodbridge Town (Mill Hill (View?) Gardens, and Qtrs 623A. I later flew F-15s and then back to the F-4 as a Squadron Commander at Clark AB, PI. My last flying assignment was as the DO at Tyndall AFB, FL back in F-15s. I retired as the PAS at Texas A&M, where it had started 27 years earlier. I am currently an instructor in Air Force Junior ROTC at Elkins High School in Missouri City, TX. My wife Yvette and I (she actually) had two of our three children at RAF Lakenheath hospital. We made many good friends have such great memories of those times, and would be interested in corresponding with anyone who was stationed there--especially 91, 92, and 78 TFS pilots/WSOs. Would be interested in hearing from other RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge types of the late 1969 to late 1973 timeframe. Great site. Really enjoyed surfing through the memories. 5/31/00
  • Larry A.Culbertson : Erie PA. RAF Wethersfield, 1962-65 20th Air Police Squadron (Security). Would like to hear from old friends. 5/13/99
  • Judy Cullen: Belton, Texas, RAF Woodbridge, 1984-88. My sons both graduated from Woodbridge American High school. I loved living there. It was wonderful. When we first arrived, we lived in a Quonset hut for six weeks while we were looking for a house. It was a great experience for all of us. 06/07/13
  • Joseph Culp : Bellevue, Nebraska. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1984-Jun 1988, Services Sq. I would like to find anyone that knows me. Please email me or write me snail mail: PO Box 13098, Offutt AFB, Nebraska 68113-0098. Also looking for a penpal from the RAF Bentwaters, RAF Woodbridge, Ipswich area. 04/26/04
  • Patrick M. Cullen (Miller) Seattle, WA, RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1991-1993, 81st Civil Engineering Fire Department. 02/04/15
  • Don Culpepper RAF Alconbury, Mar 1967-Mar 1970, 10th A&E squadron. Maintained the INS, FLR, & SLR on the RF-4C's. I seem to remember during that time that tail #004 crash landed at the end of the runway when the tail hook engaged the barrier and the aircraft tried to get airborn again. Do you remember anything about that? 6/5/00
  • Jared Cummins Yardley, PA 19067. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-Jan 1984, 81st CSG, CBPO. Best time of my life. Hello to John T Bruge, Woody, Tom M, Rich, Bob, Terry, Roger, Herb, Connie, Randy, Tim (you stink at darts), Bob (shake hands with the mayor). Will Never forget any of you (PIGS). 11/24/08. Had a blast the 3 years. Let's book the C-47 again for a weekender to Denmark. Was there when Gen Olds and Gen Chappie James ran the show. The latter was my basketball coach. Anyone see what those two did to the Migs over Vietnam. @#%$! I was proud to have met them. 05/24/11
  • Lonnie Cummins: RAF Greenham Common/RAF Welford, Aug 1985-Aug 1988, 501st SPS. My rank rank was an E-4/Sgt when I was re-assigned. I like your webpage! 1/2/00
  • Carl E Cunningham: Atwater, CA 95301. RAF Bentwaters, 1959- Oct 1960, Feb 1973-Feb 1978, Air Police; Hq Sq; DCM. Air Police, RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1958-Jun 1960, Air Police, RAF Bentwaters Jun 1960-Oct 1961. Hq Sqdn Feb 1973-75, A&E Sqdn Feb 1975-Feb 1976; DCM Training Divison, Feb 1975-Feb 1978. 06/07/06
  • Jimmie Cunningham: Belleville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1982-Aug 1981. Wife was Janice Cunningham, children Calvin, Carolyn, Cynthia, Cortney, Candace, & Chandra. All is well! Please feel free to e-mail me. 8/27/01
  • Peter J Curran (Jack): Jackson, NJ. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1961-Mar 1964, 79th TFS. Anglo American Club on Tackett St, Ipswich, pub in Woodbridge near A12, and the Flamingo. 1/22/01
  • Lee Curry: RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1961-Oct 1964, Transferred into Fire Dept in 1963. Recently retired from the Columbus, Ohio Fire Dept as a Captain. 01/7/03
  • Stephen Curry: Fairfield, CT. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1977-Dec 1978, RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1978-Nov 79, Firefighter/crash rescue. Lived in the dorm for the first year, then shared a house (Moose Lodge) in Ipswich, then a neat place on New St, Woodbridge (almost across from the Ye Olde Bell and Steelyard). Friends I remember: Rick Goodwin (Casper), Bob Fetzer, Jim Resniak, Paul MacMahon (Rat Moose), Paul Ourada (P Waste), Jim Grey, Larry Deleveaux, Tom Ritchie, Ord Chapin, Rick Gills, John the Bloke, Ron Campbell, Mat Vatikunas, Chuck Cormier, and many more that drift in and out of memory. Anyone else? Hi Jim, I have loved your pages for years now, thanx. BTW I have made many contacts from your web page. 08/30/10
  • Dan Curtis: Asheville, NC. RAF Bentwaters, 1951-52. Doesn't seem like there's too many of us oldsters left from that time frame. Married an Ipswich girl 46 years ago. Visited Ipswich in 1997 and rode by Bentwaters. It looks very deserted. Hopefully the private sector will build it up into a vital community. I was one of approx 100 who re-opened RAF Bentwaters in April 1951. Was attached to the Motor Vehicle Sq. Guy's I remember were Bob Byers, Ohio, a fella by the name of Malcom, Arkansas, Richie, NY, Art DeVose, Iowa, our best man, unfortunately died several years back. In my quonset(?) hut there was a fella by (I believe) the name of Williams an AP. Transferred from RAF Bentwaters to Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire around Feb 1952. Would like to hear from anyone stationed at RAF Bentwaters or Upper Heyford at the same time. 1/25/99
  • Mandy Curtis: Trying to find the following friends we have lost contact with in America: Mike and Allison Dayton, Pittsburgh area, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, late 1980's-early 1990's. They had three children and lived in Oxford road, Kesgrave. Eldest daughter was Brittany. Also, Jill and James Looman, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge same time, left England in 1992. Came from New York area, married on Valentine day 1990. One son Jared. Lived in Alberta close Kesgrave. Would love to hear from them. 6/11/99

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  • Bill Dacus Merced, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Summer 1970-Summer 1972, A & E Maintenance Control Scheduler. I was the buck sgt that worked for TSgt Dick Lowden. I've lost track of all the people that I knew. I lived in the trailers on RAF Woodbridge base housing. If you remember me send me an e-mail. That was a great duty assignment and I did enjoy my time in England. Got there in the fall of 1968 and was stationed at RAF Weathersfield until it closed and the 20th moved to Upper Heyford. Also lost track of my best buddy from RAF Weathersfield, Don Durbin. He went with the 20th and ther F-111's. 11/03/07
  • Charles "Chuck" Dalldorf: RAF Bentwaters Dec 13, 1977-July 14, 1981, 81st Field Maint Sq and 81st Equipment Maint Sq as a 42373 Aircraft Fuel Systems Tech on F4D's. Supported the 67th ARRS(MAC) Hc-130 and HH-53 helicopters. Lived in Aldringham House, Aldringham and then, Tunstall. In touch with former colleagues, Myron "Moe" Mosely, Linwood Blount and Jim Buckles.
  • Edward Dalton : Asheville, NC. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-59, 81st A&E. Drove a 1937 Morris 8, thats 8 horsepower not cylinders. Still miss that wonderful country and would like to visit again soon. 5/21/99
  • Ray D'Amato: Fairfax, VA. RAF Wattisham, 2161ST. Comm Sq, 1960-63. I will never forget that period in time as it was very special to me. 3/24/00
  • Frank Damone: Stratford CT. RAF Bentwaters, May 1961-May 1965, Fuels Office and Supply Sq Orderly Room. Wondering if anyone remembers me. Would be nice to find some of my friends that attended our wedding. 2/20/01
  • David DanielsStone Mountain, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1973-Oct 1975, 81st Sec Police Sq. I really miss RAF Bentwaters, I lived in Ipswich and enjoyed "pub crawls". Miss the guys in my unit. Hope to hear from any of you out there. 05/22/09
  • Jesse (Dan) Daniel: Dallas, Texas. RAF Bentwaters, Disaster Control Officer for the first F-4s going to Vietnam in 1965-68. Later became Squadron Cmdr, HQ Squadron, 81st TFW. I was accompanied by my wife Kathy and daughter Michelle. We all enjoyed our tour in England very much, although the ORIs were very demanding and extremely hectic. Kathy was Vice-President of the OWC and had many friends during our tour. COL Searles was Wing Commander of RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. COL Melton was Vice Wing Commander and COL Woody Parramore was Base Commander. Spent my twenty years and retired in 1981. Having a daughter in Law School, I took up another career and am still having fun at it. I own an Engineering/Aerospace Search/Headhunter Firm. Kathryn and I would love to hear from anyone stationed there during that time period. Unfortunately we lost several dear friends who were either shot down or killed in base attacks in Vietnam. Our daughter Michelle and husband are both attorneys and we are the proud grandparents of three. Our life is good as we are both in good health and doing well. We really enjoyed looking at your site, and we will continue to look. Thanks! 2/3/99
  • Howard J Daniels: RAF Bruntingthorpe, Oct 1961-Aug 1962, that's when we all shipped out to Toul-Rosieres, France. I'm looking for old buddies from A & E. I was in weapons. Hope someone responds. You all have a wonderful day. 6/10/01
  • Allan Davidson: Rockledge,FL/Malden,MA. RAF Woodbridge Aug 1954-Aug 1956, Control Tower Operator...when we lived in quonset huts!! Worked with a great bunch of guys and always had good times. Three-day passes were always welcome and we went to London for R&R. 1/10/01
  • Martin Davies Stanton, Old Duke St, UK. Does anybody remember Hal Frederick, RAF Shepherds Grove, 1956,(7519th) Motor pool. 11/24/08
  • AIC B N Davis: The Colony, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-76, 81st FMS Egress. 18/02/07
  • Charles Davis Parkersburg, WV. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1971-Feb 1974, Priority Drive and then went to WRSK and then whatever the place that you got office supplies from. Hoping to find Gerald Norris, Emanuel Dent, Tim O'Connel, Vic Overacker, Richard Lopez, Mike Lindsey, and many more. Would like to hear from anyone in Supply. My main concern is that I have a heart condition and would like to touch base with some people that I have had fond memories of. other email 5/30/00 & 9/28/00
  • Lawrence "Ralph" Davis JrVictoria TX, RAF Bentwaters, 1990-1993. 81TFW Command Post - EA Controller. My second of two back to back assignments in England (Previously at RAF Fairford, 11th Strategic Group/SAC) Best five years in my career! 03/07/16
  • Bill Dawson: Monessen, PA. RAF Greenham Common/Welford, 1974-76. 7551st Ammunition Supply Sq. I loved my time in England. Would like to get in touch with anyone stationed there at that time. 3/17/02
  • R Daniel Day: Seneca, South Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, 2164 Comm Sq, Martlesham Heath (the "ROC"),Feb 67 to Oct 69. Saw your link on Linn Barringer's page. Had a great time. What a fantastic area. Would like to hear from others stationed at the ROC during those years. You have a great site and I appreciate the opportunity to find old mates. I am now a practicing lawyer.
  • Janice Day: Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, 1960's. My friend and I used to hang out at the Airman's Club and the Running Buck. I married Larry Glennon in 1967. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. 1/17/01
  • Jerry Daniels: Port Orchard, WA. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbgridge, Apr 1985-Apr 1988, Fire Dept. Great to see something about this place. Had a great time in the U.K. Originally from Cle Elum/Roslyn WA. where they filmed the show Northern Exposure. I am now a Fire Captain in Bremerton, WA. 1/5/00
  • Martin Davies: Bury StEdmunds, Suffolk UK. Non USAF. 11/13/11
  • Jack Dean: Aumsville, Oregon. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58, HQ, Accounting then Data Processing.I got married in Sep 1957. Don Sellers was my best man. He lives the other side of Salem, Oregon and is very ill. I loved the Suffolk area and the base. I returned several times until about 1999. Would like to hear from some the people I served with, e.g. Paul Karyck (spelling?), Talbot. 6/14/03
  • James Dean: 1560 Robidoux Cr, Colo Sprgs, CO 80915. RAF Shepherds Grove, Apr 1951-Apr 1953, 7519 Airbase Grp. Remembering difficult conditions. 05/27/04
  • Judd & Jackie Dean (nee Flewitt): RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1988-Nov 1992, 81st SPS. 2/22/02
  • Steve Dean: RAF Bentwaters, 1984-1986, 92 AMU. Looking for Robert Vaughn, Carlos, Bob Todd, Mac, Randy Luhan, Hogie. Just looking for others stationed there. I remember a few people but it's been a long time. 01/4/03
  • Phillip 'Geno' DeBoard: Lacey, WA. RAF Upperheyford, 20TH EMS, AGE 1981-85. Saw your page thought I'd stop in and say HI. looking for Troops I might have been stationed with. Nice site. 2/26/00
  • Thomas C Deckard: Germantown, MD. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1968-Mar 1969, 81TFW/78th TAC Ftr Sq, Personal and Survival Equipment shop. Supported the F4C's. Worked with A1C Roger Tuckey and Msgt LaFaye Keene. Enjoyed the short tour and met lots of friends. Hope to hear from some of them. 4/1/01
  • Norman Deeley: Was from Philadelphia, Now Naples FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-70, Fireman. Would like very much to hear from others there at that time. Especially Tom Farrell, Ed Carbonni, Charley Kile. I spent most of my time in the Airmens Club and at the Running Buck, hence the abreviated stay. All in all, very good times. Anyone remember me get back to me. Unkle Norm. 7/10/00 & 8/7/00 Great site. Looking for friends of mine from those days: Walker, Jackey T Lewis I was also based for a time at Reislip. 11/03/07
  • Jesus 'Jesse' P De Jesus Albuquerque, NM. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1978-82, 67th ARRS. Came across this website by accident. Brings back memories. 05/22/09
  • Buddy De Josia: Long Island, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1965-Aug 1969. 10/11/99
  • Christopher Delgado: San Angelo, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1990-93. I was a dependent, class of 95 Woodbridge HS. My dad was Pete Mendoza SSGT (Then), 81 SVS Sq. He's retired now. 1/25/03
  • Michael E de Leon Fort Collins CO, RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1982-Nov 1986, 81st SPS. 08/105/15
  • Dano" DeMers: Spangdahlem AB, Germany. RAF Bentwaters 1984-87, 81 EMS AGE, Worked at club as one of the best bartenders this side of the English Channel. I'm a SMSgt now and working at Spangdahlem AB, Germany and actively trying to get back to the UK via RAF Lakenheath. I really loved the place. What a great adventure! Looking for George Burt, George Wandachevitz, Joey Swartz, Barbara Nye, "Buggs" Moran, Cindy Rowe and Dave Man . 6/18/03
  • Eugene R Demers: Westwood NJ. RAF Bentwaters, 1962-64. 81st Air Police Squadron, Law Enforcement,Town Patrol. Headquaters, 3rd Air Force, South Ruslip, Denham Studio, Nov 1961-Dec 1962. Worked London Town patrol. 9/7/99
  • Jan Denney Tasmania, Australia. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-1958 & 1980-1982. 07/05/08
  • Michael Denny: Lenoir, NC. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-71, Weather Flight. Lived in barracks at Bentwaters but worked at RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters. Three of the happiest and most interesting, at least to me, years of my life. 16/12/06
  • William 'Bill' Densing: Ventura,CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1982-84, Fire Dept. Best times of my life. Would love to hear from others that have been there, especially during these dates. 2/4/03 & 07/26/07
  • Richard 'Skip' D'Eon : (SMSgt Ret) RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1961-Jul 1964, Aircraft Mechanic, 81st FMS ARR Shop. Would be interested in seeing a list of names that were stationed there. I'm trying to track down my best man at my wedding in 1963 at Old Hallows Church, Ipswich, his name was Dion Gomez 81st FMS Hydraulic Shop. Any leads would be helpful. Thanks. 3/9/99 Spent a lot of time in the Tire Shop. Our Commander was Capt Thunderbird. Worked with a Tsgt Gil Postlawait our boss was Msgt Earl Jones. Worked with Francis Smith who lived in Felixstow and had twins. Another was Airman Beamer. James Conrad, sheet metal shop, married an English gal named Leeks and ended up in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Also Neil Kitchen, we would go to town together. Sam 'Parrot' Paradise from the Paint Shop. John Beard from the ARR shop, married Maureen Leeks from Gainsbourgh, Ipswich. Remember Zepada, we went to mechanics school and came to RAF Bentwaters together. Another I can remember Lazarski, 91st Crew Chief and a Fire Chief in Michigan when he got out of the AF.6/30/99 Great page. I was one of the guys who had to pick up the pieces of the F-101 that hit the guard shack at the runway. That was really a mess! I was in the 755 barracks for a couple of years and my roommate was Gleason , who married a gal from Birmingham. Can anyone help with finding my best man? 2/14/01*
  • Randy J Descombaz: Red Bluff, CA, 96080. RAF Bentwaters, 1962-65, 81st Supply Sq. I'll never forget. 9/03/05
  • Larry Desjardins: Jacksonville, Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters 1964, 81st Tactical Consolidated Maintenance Squadron. I think that was the name. A Staff Sergeant then, retired Msgt now. Used to live in Ipswich and well remember those Saturday nights when for about the equivalent of a dollar (back then), I could feed me and my family on fish and chips. I would like to ask you if you remember a Msgt John Harmon? He came from Arkansas and was assigned to the 81st CMS Tech Suppy. I am trying to locate him. I sure remember Footmans dept store. I used to enjoy riding them double decker buses. I was surprised to find a web site devoted to RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Would appriciate a reply. This is an excellent web site! 12/25/00
  • Makayla (DesJardins): Texas. RAF Bentwaters, 1960's, Dependent. Looking for anyone who may have known my mom, Shirley Jean DesJardins, married to Larry DesJardins who was with 81st Tactical Consolidated Maintenance Sq. She lived in Ipswich/RAF Bentwaters sometime between 1963-65. Would love to find some of her friends. 18/02/07
  • Fred Deskins: or (other e-mail). Reynoldsburg, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1961-Dec 1963. Have some great memories during my stay in Ipswich. Great town and great people. We would love to visit Ipswich and look around RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge someday soon. Anyone who remembers me, give me a E-Mail. 11/05/00
  • Paul Dewes: Chandler, Arizona. RAF Martlesham Heath, Det 7, 2130 Comm Grp. Still look back on my two years there with fond memories. Abandoned now, but I still want to go back and check it out. Tech Control was the best place to work. 8/09/01
  • Harry Diamond: Ft Walton Beach, FL. RAF Bentwaters, May 1977-May 1979. Where are you Bill Riddle or any crew dogs? I retired Nov 96. Visiting up here with Mickey Prosser in Newnan GA. Hope somebody out there remembers. Don't wait to long. 2/18/01
  • Hal Dibblee: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Wethersfield, 1956-57 and RAF Uxbridge II 1957-59, Det 15 & Det 2, 28th Weather Sq. Bentwaters and Lakenheath many times. TDY'd to Wheelus AFB, Libya 2 summers. Loved serving in England. 16/06
  • G.A. Di Cintio:Brooklyn, NY RAF Bentwaters,1969-71.81 TAC Hospital. Being from Brooklyn and after serving in Vietnam in 1968, England was somewhat of a culture shock for me. However, made great friends and shared many memorable experiences. Spent many days in Ipswich and still fondly remember those train rides to London. 07/26/12
  • Lenny Dickey: I hope this letter finds you in good times. My dad was stationed at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1986-90. I attended Woodbridge HS my last two years. The reason that I am writing you is because I am doing a search for quite a few old friends from school. Is there any type of government agencies that I could write to that could possibly guide me in the right direction in finding these people? If you could give me some input on this I would appreciate it. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon. 6/21/99
  • William C Dickman: RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1991-May 1993 (just before closing), Dep MWR Service Chief. Col now Maj Gen, was Wing Commander. Col Long was Base Commander. Great place and great duty. I was a retired Marine Colonel who went to work for the Air Force in 1985. Duty at Edward's AFB, Zweibrucken GE and RAF Bentwaters. 1/16/01
  • Greg Diehl: RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, 79th Tac Ftr Sq, Sheet Metal Shop. What happened to Bill Miller and Pete Pease. 4/23/05
  • Greg Dimtroff: France. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1973-Mar 1979, 2164th Comm Sq. I enjoyed my tour of duty there and hated to see the twin bases close. 3/11/01
  • A2C Bruce Dinger: RAF Bentwaters, around 1982-83, Crew Chief. This is to let anyone who knew him know that he died on Mar 6, 2002, 11:45 am, from respiratory failure and stage 4 congestive heart failure. He was the ripe old age of 41. He died after a four month hospitalization that he didn't recover from. He talked fondly of his friends at RAF Bentwaters. And he missed them all. Thank you, Brenda Dinger (wife). 4/4/02
  • Artie 'Dino' Dionisio Myrtle Beach SC. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1966-Mar 1969, 79th TFS. 02/06/08
  • John DiPisa: Thousand Oaks, CA. RAF Bentwaters, late 50's-early 60's. 'Submitted by daughter Maria Di Pisa'. Married a local, my mom! Wait till I tell him about your site, I'll never get him off the computer now. Great job! 8/25/99 May 1958-May 1962. My daugther already has entered my name into your guestbook but I'll give additional info: I was assigned to the 81st Field Maintenance Sq orderly room at RAF Bentwaters. At that time Major Ladd was Commander and J P Mahoney was lst Shirt. Those were some of my wonderful years in my life; I never been given a chance to be assigned back jolly olde England through the years(I guess I didn't know the right people at MPC!). Hell, they could of sent me to RAF Sculthorpe, I would of been happy, as long I was stationed back in England. But I have been going back visiting intermitently through the years (I still have good friends in Ipswich and Felixstowe). I am sorry to see RAF Bentwaters being abandoned; now I read in the Ipswich Evening Star (over the internet) that the runway is being torn up (what a shame). It will probably have the same fate as nearby RAF Station Martlesham Heath (industrial complexes and homes). So I understand, RAF Woodbridge is still (to certain extent) active (at least that is good news); it is used by the RAF & Army. There are still road signs identifying RAF Woodbridge! Well, this is the extent what I have to say. CHEERS! (Yes, I miss the pubs!) Signing off - John DiPisa, 65 years old and still kicking even after 28 years of service in the AF along with seven years of AF civil service. PS, Let me hear from anyone who was stationed with 834th Air Divison, Tan Son Nhut Airport, RVN, from Nov 1966 to Jan 1970. I'm the one who worked in the Airfield Survey Office, Airlift Control Center (ALCC), across the flight line and who used to run, along with my running partners, the "alleys" of Saigon. 2/9/01 I'm still "kicking" here in sunny California. I just came back from two weeks vacation visiting friends in Felixstowe. Went by RAF Bentwaters; on the domestic side, buildings are being demolished and on the flight line side/operational area, with permission of the gate guard I had access traveling along the fence line (looks the same since the time of the reunion). Also, within the flight line is a cafe; there is a sign outside the flight line main gate indicating the opening-closing hours as if visitors are able to visit it and have their "tea." So, apparently, a visitor can have access along the flight line by visiting the cafe. Bentwaters is gone; apparently RAF Woodbridge may be following the same path. 7/21/02
  • Archie Dobbins, Sgt: Indianapolis, Indiana. RAF Alconbury, 1967 thru 1969, 10th A&E Sq Nav Equip Repairman. Loved England, Huntingdonshire, had old Ford staff car. Lived on old trailer park at RAF Molesworth with half of the Air Police squad and other "Poor as churchmice Airmen who didn't qualify as lifers". Names from there and then: Sgts Carl Reese, Brian Fornier, Betty and Alvin(?), Jim and Dottie Waddell, from base Sodameyer, Tackitt or Tackett, Msgt Archie Campbell, Runnels, Denk, Capps, Tindall, and others Best of times, Worst of timesAnd yes Don Cullpepper they punched the wheel through a RF-4 when it hit the end of the cable on the hook. 3/18/02
  • Sharon Lalicker nee Dockum: Girard, KS. RAF Woodbridg, 1976-83, My dad was Jim Dockum. Dependent. Went to Woodbridge American High School and lived on RAF Woodbridge 05/12/10 & 10/04/10
  • ?John Doe? : RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1977-Mar 1979. Looking for friends I served with: Larry Bricker (PA) Gary Schuman (MA) Dana Owens (KY), George Pennington (KY). 3/16/99
  • Paul Domeier: Vacaville, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1984-85, 81 EMS. I got tossed out on my can after 3 Letters of Reprimand and 2 Articles 15. Go figure. Simple proof of what an outstanding time I had in Ipswich and Norfolk. Ed "the eskimo boy with no manners" and Carp, if you guys haven't died of acute alcohol poisoning and have somehow managed to evade prison, say hello. 1/23/03
  • Benito L. Dominguez: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge Jan 1959-Feb 1963. Looking for old friends and the like. Please e-mail me. A special hello to Bill & Gladys Mann and others who may have served in the 81st TAC. 12/25/00
  • Joseph E Doncheck: Surrey, UK. RAF Woodbridge, 1960-64, 81st Air Police, Dog Section. Any mates out there, or still alive. I found a girl there and am still happily married to her after 38 years. Email us and say Hello! 1/15/02
  • Ron Donez: Sacramento, CA, 96080. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-82. 9/03/05
  • Fredrick Dooley: RAF Bentwaters.
  • T/Sgt. John Dooley : Oklahoma City, OK. RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters, 1963-66. Munitions. Looking for those who knew me. Would like to connect with some of you guys. Worked with Lucien Thomas, CWO Kirking. I had a garage at Martlesham-Heath where I worked on some of your cars! MY phone number is 405-733-7253. 6/21/00
  • Bill Dorman: Currently Las Cruces, NM. Dependent of Col George Dorman, Vice Cdr, 1967-69. Attented Woodbridge JHS. Brother Bob attended Lakenheath.
  • John Dorry: Queens, NY. RAF Bentwaters, , Apr 1970-Sep 1972, F-4 Crew Chief, 92nd TFS. Wow! It was great to find this website. Looking thru the letters sure brought a lot of good memories. Joined the Navy 1975 for 2 yrs. It made me really appreciate just how good the Air Force was! I just recently retired from the New York City Fire Department, as a Firefighter for 20 yrs. If anyone remembers me, drop me a line. 11/20/99
    Thank you for your fantastic website, it sure brought back a lot of good memories. I know it takes a lot of work and time to maintain this site, but you've done a great job! Again ,many thanks. Drank a lot of Worthington "E" at the Elephant and Castle in Eyke,with "Red" Zatorski, Mark "Whit" and hung out with a lot of good guys from the 91st: "Bonz", "Dex", John Kreick, Jack Wilson, Ken Strickler and many others. Forgot to mention Don and Edith Catlett,great people who opened up their home to guys from the Sqdn during the holidays and made Christmas and Thanksgiving just like being home and who also hosted many good barbecues. 11/28/99 Now Chesapeake, VA. 09/06/06
  • Hardy Doty: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1964-1967, Cook. Played on base football and baseball teams. Lived in nissen huts at RAF Woodbridge. Have contacted lots of 78th airmen but no Support Group people. Only cook I have found is Danny Pollard, Cullmer,AL. Can you give me some help? 3/18/01
  • William E Double:Paw Paw, MI. Brit civilian, RAF Bentwaters, 1952-59, Teller in the American Express office and then Officers' Club (business manager). Emigrated to US in early 1959. Don't suppose ther are too many of my era left? After scanning the site I don't recognize many from my time there. Do remember Capt Hal D Reynolds who married Terry from Ipswich and Capt William D Jannsen, New Mexico. I was visiting the area Sep 2005, drove around RAF Bentwaters and hardly recognized a thing! I was interested in a letter from Herb Fair, from Indy, IN who lived on a farm that my wife lived on in England while he was there and is the name of our farm here in the US. I'd like to write to him if I could get his e-mail address? 11/26/05
  • Bradley DoucetteConcord, MA, RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge,Dec 1980-Dec 1982, 81st TFW Data Automation. 03/06/15
  • Bill Dourte: RAF Bentwaters, 92nd TFS, F-84F and F-101 fighter jock, late 50's-Early 60's. (Submitted by Derrick Booth). 3/12/99
  • Chuck Dovi: Camden NJ (Now living in Florida). RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1972-Jul 1974. Mechanic, Vechile Maintenance Sq. Capt then Maj ('P') Pearson, my Commander. Would like to hear from: Jack Hood, Mike Walmer, Mike Schroder, Rick Reaves, Jim Shoman, Jerry Mooney. Have great memories of the base and the NCO Club. 3/27/99
  • Maynard Dow : RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, Aug 1969-72, Personnel Division. Also Manager of the base theater. The Rod and Gun Club had a small snack bar which my wife ran. Retired after I left there. 5/14/99
  • John Dowd: Tampa, FL. RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, 1959-64, Comm Sq. Married Maureen Brown from Ipswich and we were stationed in FLorida. 11/21/04
  • MSgt Ron Downham (ret): RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, 1977-80. Security Police. I ived in Woodbridge Town. 12/4/01
  • John Downing: Yonkers, NY. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70, 81st Security Police Sq. Great site. Have already made contact with three old mates including Harvey Neri, a real nice guy then and now.I am looking for the following John Volpe (Chicago), John Dorgan (Oswego, NY), Jim Wessel (Peoria ILL), Al Pauletti (Somerville Mass), Don Johnson (Colorado Springs Co), John Moneymaker (Oklahoma), Frank Satterfield (Georgia), Mike Leonard, Larry Lehman, Larry Walden. It is sad to see the base in its present state,and according to Harvey, Ipswich is not the Ipswich we recall from the 60's.Thank you for this site. 3/30/01
  • Ian P Dozier : Columbia, Md. 94th IS. 12/27/01
  • John A Drackert: Albuquerque, New Mexico. RAF Bentwaters, 1957-61. My dad,Capt/Maj R G Drackert was at Base Personnel. I Ran with Keen's, Hanton, Blaha's, Carr's, James' etc. Bushy Park for Sophomore and Lakenheath for Junior year of High School. 'My, what a long trip it's been'! 2/26/01
  • Rick Drackert: Father at RAF Bentwaters, 1955-60. I still have 3 yearbooks from 57,58,59 of Bentwaters and 1 of Sheppards Grove of 1957. I was real young when we lived there and still have photos and 8mm of the base and places surrounding. And it is also a coincidence my parents retired and lived in Sierra Vista from 1976-1982. Also, I do remember the base well. In back of our quarters was a fenced in compound no one ever knew what was stored in there. We lived 3 houses from the roundabout on the far west end of the base. I still remember people such as Blaha's. One son was on a recent space shuttle flight. I used to hang around with one of Chappy James son's. The other, Danny, is a USAF pilot. 10/08/00
  • Garry D Drake: Chickasha, OK. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1968-Jun 1972. 81st Maintenance Sq, Engine Shop (J79). I worked in the engine shop at Bentwaters from 1968 to 1972. I married an English girl by the name of Rosalyn Last. Her parents still live in Ipswich as well as my oldest daughter, Candice. Rosalyn and I were divorced in 1979 and both of us have since remarried. Would love to hear from anyone in the engine shop during my stay. 8/17/02
  • Robert Matthew Drake: To assist anyone seeking info on what either of the two bases now look like and how they've been developed drop me a line.I live nearby and have a few connections there!. 2/7/03
  • Robert Dray: Rio Rancho, NM. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge. I was looking at the Ipswich Home page and came across your page. It brought back many good memories. 5/18/00
  • Windell Driskell: RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1971-Jan 1974, Captain of the golf team. Our home course being the Woodbridge golf club. The club restricted the American membership to 50. We would field 6 of our best players and play matches against other bases in the UK. In 1972 we were undefeated. Some of the players on our team were Russell Bruce, John Carr, Rick Shoot(GIB), Pete Caldarelli (Top F-4 pilot in Europe), Ken Vonholland (GIB), Buck McGarrety (F-4 AC) & Phil Wiggins (F-4 AC). Back in those days, the player's who were pilot's, were Vietnam vets. They were good days. 8/07/01
  • John Driver: Hilton Head, SC. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 6, May 1987-Oct 1988, 91st TFS/581 AGS, Electronic Warfare Systems Specialist. 8/10/01
  • Edward W Drue: Hampton, VA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1984-87. 81st EMS/AGE. Best Assignment I had in my 11 years in the Air Force. I still Have friends that I met when I was stationed at the Creek. If you were there from 1984-87 holla. 9/03/05
  • Bruce W Drury: Venice FL. RAF Bentwaters. Mar 64-Jan 67. 92nd TFS, Worked on the F-101 and F4 in the PE Docks I am now retired from Ford Motor Co. Would like to hear from someone from that time period. I love England!7/11/99
  • Paul W Drury: Elyria, OH. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1983-Jan 1985, 81st TFW 81st EMS, A-10 Armament Systems. I am still in the National Guard (2004) so I do have some contacts still available. Looking for anyone else who was there at that time. 11/08/04
  • Brian DuBois St Petersburg, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1982-Oct 1985, APO, RAF Bentwaters,. Was assigned to the RAF Bentwaters APO and would like to hook up with any APO guys from that period. I have already found one or two. Great times in London on New Year's Eve-1982 in Trafalgar Square. Hooh-boy, what a party! I'm an old Reserve TSgt still rolling along (was out for 10 years) and may be redeployed again soon. Loved England and would like to go back for a visit some day. My third child was born at RAF Lakenheath in 1985 just before we left. She's made me a Grandpa once and about to happen again. Time flies. 07/05/08
  • Ted Duda: RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1970-73. Spent most my time at RAF Woodbridge, Security Police, later cross trained in X-Ray at RAF Bentwaters. What a great site! Lots of memories of old friends, and even the egg burgers at the rod and gun club! Looking back, those years were the best of my life. And like many of the guys stationed there I also found a lovely young lady from Felixstowe; we married in 1973. It's been so long ago I've forgotten a lot of names. A few I do recall are Bruce Ganos, Father O'Leary, Capt Nakomora, Ed Norton, TSGT Womble, and a few others I only remember the nicknames P.J., Rock, and Woody! Thanks for the site. A lot of fun! 6/29/00
  • Debora Duffield-Glenz: Paynesville, MN. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1969-Jul 1973, Dependent. It's been so many years since I've heard from any of those friends from my youth. I would love to know what became of them. I would also love to hear from any of the medics at RAF Bentwaters. They wouldn't remember me, but I think most of them knew my sister Tonya who was had asthma so bad they almost lost her several times. 4/17/01
  • Deb 'Mann' Duke Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-75, Waitress at the club 1973-74. Was Debbie Mann back then - fond memories, good times, great parties! I would like to hear from Rick Thompson and Kenny DeLong, who worked with me at the club. Jill, Jean, Angie, Jeannette & Sarah, Sandie Donelan from Ipswich, Jumpin' Jeff Swetz, Rick & Dorothy Saunders, Rose& Mark Schuyler, Norm Z, Paul G and Kenny Leader - great parties in Grundisburgh! Randy & Leah Koelle, Danny - remember the first Knebworth - the Bucolic Frolic in 74? Cass Hill, Cheryl, Gary Durkee, Ken Baxley, Mike and Rick from RAF Lakenheath, and all the maniacs I knew back then. If any of you read this, please get in touch. 10/19/08
  • Cliff Dumire: New York. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-73, 81st FMS AGE. Looking for old friends and Vince and Anita who were at our wedding when I married my wife Edwina. Also looking for Steve, Walt, Charlie and Bill. Would love to hear from you guys and all my other friends. Had some great times there. 03/25/06
  • Donald R Dunams: Sacramento CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-68, Base Post Office. I see my boss TSgt Fred Waller on your website. My recollection of RAF Bentwaters was my first overseas assignment and the place where I met my wife. We got married in 1968 in London, televised by the BBC. This incident caused the USAF to expedite me out of the UK. We went to Colorado Springs and then a year later to Aviano AB, Italy. There I seen a lot of BW/WB troops I knew, on rotation. Presently retired. I still remember those days and every year we have a British/American Reunion Dance here or Las Vegas. 6/22/05
  • Brett Duncan Melbourne, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1988-Nov 1990, 81st FMS, Lost contact with some good friends, feel free to email me if you knew me. Was weapons troop, did not care for the base, but the people were the best because we all had to endure. 01/17/08
  • Bob Dunn Carpenter, Wyoming. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1984-Jul 1991, 81 Transportation Sq. I spent 7 years at RAF Bentwaters, driving tractor trailers from RAF Bentwaters to our detachments over in Germany. When I arrived at RAF Bentwaters in 1984, I thought I was back in time because of all the old buildings that were there. When I left in 1991, the base had changed tremendously with all kinds of new buildings. I enjoyed being stationed there and made many friends. I still keep in contact with David Fisk, who lives in Eyke. He was our civilian dispatcher in the section. He keeps me updated as to what has been going on at the old base. Hope to come back and tour "memory" lane. 11/03/07
  • Michael P. Dupre: Houston, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 92nd TFS, 1964-67. F101 and F4C Crewchief, rank of SSGT. I'm employed as a computer professional by Compaq Computer Corp. Rememberances. 1/17/99
  • Maureen Duralski(used to be Smith): Delhi Ca, about 80 miles from Sacramento. 81st Civil Engineer's Sq. I was married to Peter Smith, he was English assigned to that squadron. We bought Paul & Charlotte's (Stakem) house from him in 1963 when we married. We had two super son's sadly separated in 1972. I married Staff Sgt Raymond Duralski in 1975 & we have a wonderful daughter. Ray stayed in England until we moved to the States in August 1986 & moved over to CA 8 weeks later & have been here since. Love the Valley, anyone remember us, we would love to hear from you. 22/03/07
  • Ray Duralski SSgt: Delhi CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1970-73, Civil Engineers and 81st FMS AGE Driver. Great Site! Married a girl from village of Cotton, near Stowmarket. Worked with Pete Smith, Mrs Fletcher, Mr Anderson, Jim Dickens, Jessie Grimes, Bruce Carlson, Louie Palano. all who were MOD. Mr Smith would like to know if you have an EMail address for SSgt Paul Stakem who now lives in Tampa Florida. All help would be appreciated. 1/13/01
  • Jim Dykens: 3396 Sun River Rd, #125, Bullhead City, AZ 86429. RAF Alconbury, Mar 1978-Mar 1981, Firefighter. I am now the Fire Marshal, Buulhead City, AZ, Fire Department. 8/10/03

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  • Valerie Earley : Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters. So nice to see a little bit of home. My husband was part of the last AGS in USAFE in 1993. We now live in Northern Japan and have 3 little girls. Hello to all the people who thought I was crazy. Thanks for bringing a slice of Ipswich to the land of the rising sun. 5/20/99
  • Frank W Ecker: Spokane, WA. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1973-76, 67 ARRS (HH-53). 2/1/03
  • Captain Mark Edens: Los Angeles, CA. RAF Woodbridge May 1983-May 1987, 67th ARRS Crew Chief. Married an Ipswich girl.
  • Kublik (Red) Edgar, Msgt Ret PO Box 224, Bennett, Iowa 52721. RAF Bentwaters 1955-58, 1962-66, Supply Sq, RAF Woodbridge, 1970-74, 67th Rescue. Wife Susan from Woodbridge. Many great memories and friends still in contact. So many changes from the 1950's and what's left today. Always glad to hear from anybody. 07/02/08
  • Sanford "Ed" Edmonds: Porter, Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1963-Jan 1967, 81st Civil Engr Sq, Fire Dept. In 1973 I changed my name to Trevor Christopher Kelly. Hey its legal. I worked mostly in the Alarm Room at the RAF Bentwaters Fire Station. What a great time to be in the UK. I miss those days living in the "Huts" at Site 7. I used to ride a green Lambretta scooter that I bought from SSgt Evans. Now, in 2006 I bought a Honda Scooter. What a hoot, some things just never stop being fun. If anyone remembers me give me a shout. 09/06/06
  • Jim D "Gator" Edwards A1C: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, 81st TFW, Motor pool Division. I would like to hear from anyone stationed there at this time. Loved to hear from you guys.. 12/25/03
  • Nathan T 'Elmo' Edwards: Sacramento, CA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, May 1973-May 1975 and RAF Mildenhall 1979-82. 5/25/00. Bubble chaser FMS Hyd Shop. Worked with Big Shoe, Little Shu, Walter Jung aka Spoon, James Silas, Micky Mansor and a bunch more. Also worked in the Barracks Bar with Leon Rice. If any one knows a location for any of these people contact me. 12/30/04 Stone Mountain GA. 81st FMS. Have been looking at the site a long time. And I found some old friends. Have not signed the guest book in a long time. 05/22/09
  • Robert "Fast Eddie" Edwards Woodstock, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1977-May 1980, 81 Security Police Sq/Woodbridge. This is a great network for to search and reconnect with old friends and associate you met and be-friended during your tour(s) in lovely England. 10/20/09
  • Carl Edwardson: RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67. My father Joe Nutter and uncle Carl Edwardson were both stationed there. They married local sisters from Kesgrave, Valerie and Penny Wright. I have had the good fortune of visiting the East Anglia area and love it's beauty. Unfortunately, I was born after my parents left England and I have never had the chance to visit the base. I've heard some great stories over the years from my father. If anyone recognizes my fathers name, and wants to get in touch with him, please contact me Samantha Blairand I will pass on the message directly. 02/09/04
  • Todd Egger: Selinsgove, PA. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1983-Apr 1985. 81CES/RAF Woodbidge FD. Does anyone remember Axess? I played drums in that band with Scott Walker, Mike Sharpe, and Jose Rivera. I would like to find my roomate John Halpin, Nash Cervantes, anyone from the Axess crew, or hear from anyone else who worked at the RAF Woodbridge FD from 1983-85. 8/17/02
  • Margaret Carrol Eichelberger & Gary B Eichelberger: RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58. Lived up Chantry Estate, Ipswich. Played baseball for RAF Bentwaters those years. Our pals that we ran around with were Ginger and Al Lambert, Sue and Bob Hoover,Don Sellars, Kyle Morgan, Renee and Lew McMahon, Bruce Edwards, to name a few Americans that we were stationed with. Let me hear from you. 8/15/99
  • Ken Eister: Rockville, MD. (Sgt) RAF Bentwaters, 1968-,71, 2164 Comm Sqd, Base Communications Center. Thanks Jim for bringing me to your site. Wife Jean and I lived in Chantry Estates, Ipswich. She was a substitute teacher at the base elementary school and bowled at the Ipswich alley. Rememberances.1/24/99
  • A1C Bill Eldreth: 3355 Ridgerun Dr.,NE, Roanoke, VA 24012. RAF Burderop, 1964-65, RAF Lakenheath 1965-67, 493rd TFS, Head Orderly Room Clerk. All of my tour in England was outstanding. My commanding officers, Major William G Hartling and Col Carl L Brunson were great Officers. My Orderly Room Officer in Charge Lt Donald L. Hutchinson was outstanding. He let me go with him several times in the F-100 target practicing in North Africa which I throughly enjoyed. 03/20/10
  • Robert J. Eliason, CMSgt(ret): RAF Bentwaters, 1951-55. 81st Fighter Wing, Hq & Hq Sq. Budget & Fiscal, later Accounting & Finance. Married the former Joan Taber of 236 Clapgate Lane Ipswich. Many fun times at the Duke of Gloucester pub. Would like to get in contact with Dwayne Ford. Retired in 1978. Please contact me through my son Mark. 11/24/00
  • Raymond K Eller HAYS, NC, 28635. RAF Bentwaters, 1957-59, 92nd TFS. I ran up this information and have enjoyed all of the info that I read and found some interesting stuff. Keep this going. 06/27/09
  • David K Ellington: Georgia, RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-Sep 1967, 81st FMS, ARR shop. I married a Woodbridge girl in May 1967 & 47 years later we are still happily married. Some of the guys I new or worked with are Mike Little, Dave Bowser, Gary Aho, Fulton Ainge, Leonard Fyhrie, Larry Hamilton, Nick Bellizie, Reheinard Bauer, Ken Buffington, SSgt Albert L Bowen, SSgt James Driskoll. 06/28/14
  • Wayne Ellifritz: Hockessin, Delaware. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1983-Mar 1985, 81st SUPS. Wow! Talk about bringing back some memories! Had a blast my 2 years there, but that was long enough. Now married with 4 children. Would love to hear from anybody in Supply my time there, especially Rip, Sulk, Billy J, Jon D, Michelle H, Fly, or Boy Floyd. Drop me a line! 2/27/02
  • Fred C Elliott: 12200 Oakhaven Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273. RAF Woodbridge, 1958-59, Provost Sgt. Great Site. Major Sherwood F Lapping was Provost Marshal. I moved there from RAF Wethersfield in 1958 and married an English girl from Goodmayes, Essex. We came to Lackland AFB, TX in 1959. I retired in 1970. I went back to see the old base in 1989 and couldn't believe all the changes. PC Dolling was a friend there and has visited me in NC several times. It was very nice seeing the old pictures from the era I was there. 1/14/01
  • Stanley Elsenmenger F1C: Louisville, KY. 1944-46. 6/27/04
  • James Elsener: I am trying to trace my birth father. The story I have from my Mother is, they met and fell in love and wanted to get married, but as she already had two children, she was deemed unsuitable and my father James Elsener was ordered back to the States. As my Mother was expecting by this time, they ran away and James was caught and sent to Fort Worth prison and discharged. Mother by now was expecting me and with no one to support her I was given up for adoption. I traced by birth Mother a few years ago, but of James, there has been no trace. The locator did not want to know because of the discharge. I have emailed lots of people on your web site hopint to find anyone who knew him. Someone must! Please help, time is running out. James was at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Bentwaters in 1951-53 as my sister was born Beb 1953 and I was born Jan 1954. Submitted by Sue Knowles. 2/19/01
  • Bonie Ely: Valdosta, GA. RAF Woodbridge. I'm just that brat. I graduated from Woodbridge High School in 1988. Was just browsing through Woodbridge sites when I came upon your site and wanted to say Hi! 4/9/01
  • Phil Ely: Weapons (Warthogs?) 1985-88. I was just wondering if anyone happens to remember my father. He's retired now but in England he was Tsgt Ely (or Fly, as a lot of guys called him). 6/2/99
  • Richard Elwood:St. Paul, Minnesota. 2164th Comm Sq, RAF Bentwaters, RAPCON (F-4 era), 1969-72, Air Traffic Control Officer. Met British wife Margaret, married in Ipswich, Jan,1972. Went on to USAFE HQ in Wiesbaden and left AF in 1974. Earned PhD in clinical psychology at University of Washington. Stayed in AF Reserve/ANG and retired Lt Col 1996. Civilian psychologist 1999-2004 at 48th Med Gp, RAF Lakenheath. Margaret and I are still together 41 years later and live in Madison WI. 8/28/00 16/12/06 14/04/13
  • Kim Emery: Florida. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1971-Jul 1973. Hi! I'm looking for classmates for Woodbridge JHS from 1971-73. I graduated in 1976. 5/16/01
  • SSgt W Endsley: RAF Sculthorpe, 1972. I have no idea if you can help me, but I am trying to locate Sgt Endsley. Thanks for any help you may give, contact Justin Ford. 1/31/03
  • Rick England: Texas City, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1977-Dec 1979, 81st SPS, 'B' Flight. Had a great time with the friends I worked and partied with. Am getting a reunion together in April or May 2004 in San Antonio for 'B' Flight, RAF Woodbridge. Any 'B' Flighters out there that I haven't contacted, contact me ASAP. 9/09/03
  • Tom Enter: RAF Wattisham. Air Traffic Controller. Now a Chiropractor.
  • Earnest L Epler: Wichita, KS. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge first 1973-1975 then 1981-1984. I really enjoyed England. 1/3/00
  • Jerry L Epley: St Cloud, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1963-May 1965, 81st Air Police Sq. I enjoyed my tour of England and my time at Bentwaters. Anyone wishing to contact me, do so. 9/01/03 Met a lot of nice people and made some good friends in England. If the Colonels daughter, P K T McGlynn, reads this, please contact me. 10/03/03
  • Frank Ercolino: Greencastle,PA. RAF Woodbidge, May 1956-Apr 1959, 20th TAC Hospital. I worked at the base medical unit. Loved the tour in the UK. Anxious to connect with old friends. 7/30/01
  • Mike Erickson: Tucson, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1988-May 1992, 667 CAMS/667 SOMS. RAF Woodbridge was my first duty station out of technical school. I was assigned as a crew chief on the HC-130 aircraft and deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm in January 1991. 16/12/06
  • Paul Randy Erickson: RAF Woodbridge, 1969-72, 78th MMS TFS. RAF Bentwaters 1987-91, 81st MMS. TFS. Lots of tdy's Sardinia, Aviano, Spain and Turkey. Like to get in touch with old buddies from that time. Names I remember: Kenneth McGee (Mac) last I heard from him was 1980 while I was stationed in Holland and he was a civillian living in California. 'Mac' if your out there get in touch would love to hear from you or if anyone knows of him send me an e-mail. Also, Red Dog, Louie, Lloyd Geig, Charlie Santiago, Gomarac, Greget that come to mind. My wife, Cyndi (nee Cynthia Ness), is from Ipswich. We married in 1972. If anyone remembers me, drop a line. We go back to England once a year. Keep up on the changes. 10/3/99
  • Bob Esper 'Fizzle': Cleveland, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1974-Jul 2, 1976, 81st MMS. Would love to hear from others. 12/30/00 - After reading all of the entries, I see that I am not alone in having fond memories of RAF Bentwaters. Which is amazing, considering I spent the majority of my time drunk, stoned, or working on one of those conditions, hence my nickname "Fizzlebrain". I would love to hear from some of the folks that I was stationed with: Tom Gagnon, my first room-mate in England; Brad Glover, taught me how to "hash" it out with a Buck Knife; Steve Meador the boy was always high; Leroy Starr an Oklahoma Legend; Cliff Stoudt "what beez the deal"; and any of the other boys that remember the Great Barracks Massacree on Thanksgiving Eve, 1975. Sorry, Major Garcia, but we did love to party. 12/29/01 I was contacted by my roomate, Tom Gagnon, who saw my name on the board. Still looking for the rest of the Stable Club regulars. Also, where in the world is Frank Chisum? And did Josie (Dash-60) and Ann (Hawkeye) end up marrying airmen? Bob's other email 5/24/02
  • Alan Essex: Woodstock, Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1971-Dec 1975, 92nd TFS, F-4 Instructor Weapons Systems Officer (Captain then). Thanks for the great site. In 1976 married Charmaine Barron of Great Yarmouth. Work at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co, Marietta 4/19/00
  • Harold 'Harry' Etheridge: Macon, Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1968-Jun 1971, 92 TFS(Weapons Mechanic), Bomb Loader on F-4. Saxmundum Pub, upstairs dancefloor, dancing the Funky Chicken. Looking for anyone from 92nd stationed at RAF Bentwaters 1968-71. 5/5/01
  • Tim Etherington: Edwards AFB, CA. RAF Bentwaters, May 1983-May 1989, 81st CRS. I must have loved it there, I stayed a long time! Lived in the barraks till I got married, then we lived in Woodbridge town in the Bridewell, 93 New Street. We used to frequent The Mariner's Arms and the Wine Bar on the Thoroughfare (when they had Dixieland Jazz). Then we moved to Bury Hill and then on base. I was sound man for my friend's band "Axess". We played at the NCO Club once or twice and at the Rod and Gun club a few times. The BX had just been rebuilt when I left. We got to stay in the brand new TLF 'with cable'! (Hey, it was a big deal back then!) Man, I sure miss RAF Bentwaters, Woody Town, Felixstowe, Snape Maltings and Orford. We need to come back for a visit, its been 12 years! Thanks for the webpage. 6/10/01
  • Aaron Etzkin: Hammond, Louisiana. RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1978-Jun 1981, 2164th Comm Sq. Air Traffic Controller. Worked at RAF Bentwaters RAPCON, RAF Woodbridge Tower and GCA. 22/03/07
  • SSgt. Marvin L. Evans: RAF Woodbridge, 1970-73, 67th ARRS, Propellor Repairman, C-130's. 7/23/99
  • Pete Evans: Saxmundham/BSE. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. I visit the old bases regularly for job training....its really sad to see them just mothballed,but hopefully RAF Bentwaters will soon be developed..... Did anybody Know a Capt Pete Woodberry, A10 pilot? 2/28/99
  • Michelle Everett: Dallas, Texas. RAF Bentwaters, 1990-91. The friends I made while I was there were special, and the memories are invaluable. I was married to Jerry Everett, but my name has now changed to Michelle Berta. I would really like to get in touch with some of the people we hung around with: Ty and Lisa Reed, Mike and Felicia Geho, John and Aggie Jiminez, and Walter and Karen Kissamore. If you know how I can get in touch with any of these people, please let me know 7/25/00
  • Senior Airman Fred Ezzell: Chiefland, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1985-Jul 1989, 81st Transportation SQ/Driver. Would like to get in touch with civilian friends from Leiston. Sarah Messenger and family. Her Mum is Yvonne (Messenger) Barker. 11/08/04

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  • G Paul Fahnstrom: Tacoma, Washington. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1976-Apr 1979, 81st TFW, Finance. I worked in Accounting & Finance my whole career. Also stationed at RAF Lakenheath, Aug 1965-Jul 1968 and RAF Upper Heyford, Apr 1979-Jan 1985, where I retired Jan 31, 1985. After retiring, I worked at RAF Greenham Common in Accounting & Finance as a Civil Service Employee. I and my family departed there, and the UK, in Jan 1986. I would like to be contacted by anyone that knew me in the UK. 2/20/01
  • Herb Fair : Indianapolis, Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, 1953-56, 1st Mtr Veh Sq.. Married Eunice Ripper, at Dallinghoo, July 16, 1955. We have two children, nine grandchildren. The oldest just graduated from high school. We lived in Ipswich and Wickem Market, place called Model Farms. Returned to England 1962, at RAF Sculthorpe until it closed. Transfered to Dreux France Detachment 2, 2nd Mobile Comm Group. 5/23/99
  • Larry Faison: Winter Springs, FL 32708. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1966-Aug 1970, 91st TFS TFS Pilot. I arrived at RAF Bentwaters from an F-4 combat tour in Vietnam. It was great to be flying again without worrying about ground fire! I was for part of the tour the C Flight Commander in the 91st and later a Stan/Eval flight examiner. I remember the deplyments to Libya and the fun on the beach there. I was also a flight test pilot and some of the crew cheifs may remember my name. Highlights of the tour were the airshows I flew for the 50th Anniversary of the Layfayette Escadrille in France and the airshow at RAF Marham. The assignment at RAF Bentwarters was one of my best memories in the 20 years I flew the F-4 and the 31 years in the Air Force. If anyone remembers those times, drop me an e-mail. I would enjoy chatting with you. 6/22/04 I remember my tour at RAF Bentwaters with great fondness even though there were many long days and multiple deployments to Italy, Turkey, Spain and Libya. My time there was before the aircraft shelters were built and we parked the aircraft in "Sherwood Forest" on hardstands in the trees. You could see the big blue 91st hanger from miles away and it seemed like we were operating from a farmer's field. Flying the F-4 was a real thrill and having the opportunity to demonstrate the aircraft performance at the 50th anniversary of the LaFayette Escadrille in France and again at the Imperial Defence College at RAF Marham were special highlights that certainly offset the long hours on Victor alert. Getting out to the villages around the area and in Ipswich are also great memories. 09/18/07
  • Jerry Fallin: Houston, TX (yeah, Texus). RAF St Mawgan in Cornwall, US Navy installation, Jan 1979-Jan 1981. ET3 lived in Mawgan Porth, near Newquay, in Cornwall. Would love to see a site for RAF St. Mawgan. I was allowed to discharge in London, and lived in Bristol for another 4 months before comming back to Texas. 4/1/01
  • Walter Farley, SSgt: H=623.566.0242, M=602.318.4262. RAF Sculthorpe, 1952-54, 81st Trans. Then to RAF Wattisham, which was in the Stowmarket area, and assigned to RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters for admin & logistical support. We were actually quartered at RAF Woodbridge for maybe 6 months before being quartered at RAF Wattisham. We operated a triple radio relay site there that connected RAF Sculthorpe to RAF Bentwaters & RAF Wethersfield. I remember ever so clearly the Whitehorse & Continental Restaurant (on the 2nd floor a few blocks away) in Ipswich. 9/02/04
    Peoria, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, 1952-53, 3rd Comm Sq. Six of us were home based at RAF Sculthorpe, duty at RAF Wattisham, & quartered at RAF Woodbridge. After several months of making the drive everyday, we were quartered at RAF Wattisham. 6/07/06
  • Chuck Farmer: Denver Colorado. RAF Bentwaters , Feb 1974-Mar 1977, 2164 Comm, 1970-73. I hope to return to UK someday. 5/20/01
  • Walt Farmer: San Francisco, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70, 81ST A&E. Found the site thru Dean Fraser. Recognize a lot of names. Great site. 6/4/99 Sadly Walt is now deceased. You may obtain info about Walt by e-mailing Ricky Billings or Roy Wittbold:. 6/30/03
  • Alan L Farner: South Dakota, but for now St. Charles, MO. RAF Woodbridge from 1965-68 and 1975-78, Security Police. My wife is from Martlesham a small village on the way to Ipswich.
  • Fred Fass: Denton, TX. RAF Wattisham, 1958-62, 1261 AACS/2161 Comm Sq. I was among the first airmen assigned to RAF WAttisham and helped install the FPS-8 Search Radar. I lived in the Sgt's quarters. Later I married a girl from Stowmarket and lived in Barking Tye. The house was called Dunroamin and was across from the Fox Pub. Later I moved to Ipswich. I was a radar repair technician and was a SSgt when I left. The Radar Maintenance Officer was Capt Battersby and his assistant was Lt Dingley. I remember a MSgt Walsh from Operations. Some maint people I remember: TSgt Mick Moyer, TSgt Bill Willhoite, SSgt Bill Neal, Sgt Dan Pyrdeck, Sgt Witzel, Supply, SSgt Jerry Fain, Janitor, Knobby Clark. Many of the other names escape me at this time but I am sure I would remember some if I heard them again. I retired from the USAF in 1979 as CMSGT. I now work as a Technical Writer for Alcatel USA in Plano TX. If anyone knows the whereabouts of anyone I listed, please let me know. 5/26/03
  • Norman Faucette: Savannah, GA. RAF Bentwaters Dec 1978-Mar 1983, 510th AMB (A-10As).
  • Adrian M 'Joe' Fauvie MSgt(Ret): Charleroi, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1977-Jun 1983, 81 Security Police Sq. When I arrived at RAF Bentwaters I was a SSgt working SPS Scheduling. Then I worked "B" Flight Security. As A TSgt I worked as a Security Staff NCO with Major Zickler Capt Wright and CMSgt John Hill. I worked Pass and Registration as a TSgt working with SMSgt Rickard and Col Heubusch. Other People I can Remember are Ron Faile, Douglas Yokum, Jim Teague, TSgt Keeney, Don Rushlow, TSgt Swatoy, Bernie Erb, Jim Penningston, TSgt George, MSgt Lumbardo, Major Duran, TSgt White, Msgt Bob Ball,Zuniga,Capt Saal,First Sgt Lee Swaine, Laura Vanselow, and so many more that I just can't list all of them. If you go to the 81st SPS homestead.com/B flight Security Photograph (?), you can see what a great bunch of guys they were. I remember all of those guys, and I am in the back row second from the right. I wish we could turn the clocks back but all of us have memories that will be with us forever. This is an Outstanding sight that can be cherished forever. Thanks to everyone. 07/23/11
  • Ramon Feliciano Kent, WA originally from NYC. RAF Woodbridge, 1968-71, AGE mechanic, ASFC 42153. I remember two friends: Bill Pappas from Chicago, and Verne Mar from Omaha. 01/17/08
  • Jillian Fenne: Mildenhall, Suffolk. RAF West Drayton, 1950-60's. Been searching all over for USAF based at RAF West Drayton in the 1950s. Drawn a complete blank. Got to be some of you out there! Please get in touch. 05/04/07
  • Larry W. Fennel: Tyler, Texas. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-70, Ex-Crew Chief, 79th, F-100's. Would love to hear from anybody who might claim to recognize me. 1/25/99
  • Frank Ferguson: RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1957-Apr 1960, 7546th Suport Sq/81st ABS. Looking for firefighters or anyone stationed there between 1957-60. Spent alot of time pub crawling in Ipswich. Rainbow to Halbert to Rondevou. Married Daphne Minns of Shakespear Rd. 05/04/07
  • John Ferrer: Temecula, CA. RAF Bentwaters, July 1977-July 1980, 81st Civil Engineers/Fire dept. Some of the best memories of my life. Spent way too much time in the pubs. Running Buck, White Horse, Red Lion, dirty dicks in London. Good firemen like Tim Young, Jonah Nuuhiwa, Fred Goodwin, Robin Rand, Paul Davenport, Curry, A to Z, Randy Kasha,, faces I can see but sad to say names I can't recall. Lived at RAF Bentwaters for a year then moved off base. Lived with Rick Gill (?) for a year or so in Martleshom Heath, then in Ipswich for another year. Played golf with Joe Hammersmith (?)and my dad, had to play around the cows that were grazing on the fairways. Dating the great local girls, trying to avoid getting in fights with the blokes upset that we were doing so. Remember an F/4 catching the last barrier (anchor chain) after hitting black ice on the runway, responding down the taxiway driving the p/4 and watching our assistant chief hit black ice in his pick/up and flip over right in front of my rig. Too many memories and stories to tell here. Hi to Cindy Romano and her friend Cindy Two. 05/24/11
  • Jack Ferris: Glen Arbor Michigan. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, Nov 1964-Dec 1967, 81ST A&E, Autopilot shop. Have enjoyed your web site. Great Job. Spent most of my tour at RAF Woodbridge with the 78th. Have not had contact with anyone from the 81st for a long time. This site sure brings back a lot of great memories. 2/17/99
  • Bob Fetzer: Buffalo, New York. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, Fire Dept. I'd like to contact some of my fellow firefighters and friends. Can you get me headed in the right direction? Is there a comprehensive listing of fire dept personnel? I'd really love to contact some of the guys. I'm sure you know how close us firefighters were,living and working together was a very unique experience. Any help you could give would be appreciated. 8/31/00 Fetzer: Lancaster, NY. Looking for any old friends from the firehouse. 11/28/04
  • Diana Foster nee Fickling Taylor, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1970-75. Everyone knew my Dad as "Fick" Fickling. We lived in the small Village of Yoxford. I went to school 6-10 grade at RAF Bentwaters. Lots of great memories. 11/03/07
  • AIC Gary Field: RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st FMS hyd shop . Like to hear from anyone from AR, engine cond or envm shops. 2/10/99
  • Mark Field: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, 67th ARRS HH-53, 1979-83. 11/19/99
  • Steven Fields: Dalton, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1985-Jun 1988, 81st SPS. Great Web Site. 6/14/01
  • Frank Fieldhouse Tucson AZ. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1961-Mar 1964, 81st Air Police Sq, Alert A/C Security and NCOIC Air Police Investigations Section. 01/02/09
  • Martin F Figueroa: Monterey, CA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1969-Sep 1972, 81st CSG. Rec Spec at RAF Bentwaters. Started in the Service Club late 1970-mid 1971. Do you remember the lady who brought her Mini Collies to work? Then Hobby Shop on RAF Woodbridge Mid 1971-Sep 1972 with Ray and US Civilian. 7/11/02
  • Luke Finn: RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63. I was married to Luke Finn, 81st Fighter Wing, in Aug 1962. Submitted by Patricia D Smith, Franklinton, NC. Originally from Stoke area, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. 8/05/01
  • Marianne Fischer: RAF Bentwaters (Rendlesham), Serial #204/206 77843, WSAFIC Hq, May 1942, B Hut, Rendlesham Hall. Her Service Prayer Book also indicates "SHAEF, London APO 72". Any and all information will be greatly appreciated! Submitted by Vincent O'Neil. Tidworth... Homepage. 3/5/01
  • Gary T Fish: E Stroudsburg, Pa. 18301. RAF Chelveston, Jan 1958-Jan 1962, 3914th Air Base Sq, Cook in mess hall, & clubs. Married Marion, from Raunds, 41 years ago. Had 1 son, Andrew. I drove a green Austin Healey Sprite. Went to the Feathers and West End Club in Rushden, Globe, and Cambridge in Wellingboro. Have been in touch with a lot of the guys lately. Try Webpage if you would like to see some old pictures. You can contact me at 570.424.1922, or by email. 8/04/01
    Always nice to see another site devoted to our younger years, stationed in the U K. I was in Food Service at RAF Chelveston, and worked in the mess hall, and all of the clubs. I married Marion Saddington,from Raunds, 52years ago, and we are now both retired, and enjoying life. That is if nothing negative shows up in the health field? Will check into the site often, and hope to see some names of the guys stationed with me during those enjoyable days. 05/24/11
  • David FISKElephant and Castle, Eyke., RAF Bentwaters, Information for Earl, he was my brother-in- law and sadly passed away last July. 03/07/16
  • Karen (Mattox) Fitzpatrick: Glenwood, IA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1984-89. Graduated in 1988. My parents are Ron and Sue Fitzpatrick, Dad was an SP. We had the pleasure of getting to spend time at most of the bases in England. Dad was at RAF Chicksands when he met my mom, and once my brother and I came along we spent a little time at RAF Wethersfield, (my brother Mike attended school at Lakenheath) RAF Alconbury, and RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge. Will never forget our times in England. And since my Mum is English we do get to visit. Went "Home" last March. It was sad to see the bases shut down, Took many pictures, and shed a few tears. If any one remembers me, or my family, drop us a line. It is always great to hear from old friends. 11/20/99
  • Mark Flaherty: RAF Woodbridge, May 1980-Aug 1982, Pneudraulic Specialist and Crew Chief for Wart Hogs ( A-10's), 581st AGS (Blue Streaks). I lived in a small town called Leiston within crawling distance of the Engineer Arms where I had many Pub Mates. On Sundays I used to visit another Airman named Jim O'Connor who lived in Ipswich. We use to hang out at the Blooming Fushia. These were the days of the old Pub hours. When the Pub closed at 2 in the afternoon, Jim and myself would drag half the Pub back to his house where we would treat our Pub Mates to a cook out and Budweiser. When 6 o'clock rolled around, we would all go back to the Fushia. Fond memories, very fond memories. 9/22/00 Mark Flaherty Lost Mountain, GA. RAF Woodbridge, May 1980-Aug 1982, 581ST /Blue Steaks. The History of RAF Woodbridge is amazing from a WWII perspective as being a crash base for shot up bombers. When I arrived there I felt like I was in a episode of 12 O'clock High. Our Flight Shack was a quanson hut with an oil burning stove in the middle of the floor. I have very fond memories of the UK. I lived in the village of Leiston within crawling distance of the Engineer Arms where I had many Pub Mates. My house was the hangout during Pub closure hours. Budweiser & BBQ. Every Sunday was my fellow Airman & Irishman's day out in Ipswich. Jim O'Connor and I would hang out at the Blooming Fushia and drink the Cool Shelf dry. Best tour ever. 02/06/08
  • John Flanigan (Flannigan ?): Last known from Utah. RAF Woodbridge, 1980's. Wendy Lyddon, London, UK is trying to locate John. 06/10/04
  • Jim "Ernie" Flath: Belton, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1987-Apr 1993, Comm Squadron, AT C. 8/18/01
  • Mark Flatman RAF Woodbridge 1957-59 & 1962-65. I was a dependant that was bussed to RAF Lakenheath for high school. Lived in Ipswich before moving on base. Recall a lot of names and would be interested in locating other dependents. Names: CMS Ben Neiderkorn, Runton, Auten, or Biggers.
  • Gary Flavin: Any information on Fred Mastra a Tech. at RAF Bentwaters 1980-82. 11/21/00
  • Jeffrey C Fleek: Portland,Oregon. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1982-Nov 1984, 81st Civil Engineer Sq FD. 5/31/02 Jeffrey C Fleek: Still remember all the horseplaying and the fun I had. 2/19/05
  • Mary (Turlo) Fleer: Nebraska. RAF Bentwaters, May 1982-May 1984, 81st TFW. Wow, what a blast from the past. I found your site from Mary Stacks's entry and promptly emailed her with an update of what I've been doing. I left the Air Force in 1987 and my husband, Mike Fleer, who is also ex-Bentwaters, Accounting and Finance, retired in 1995. We moved to northeast Nebraska, land of corn, cows and Husker football! Anyway, I'd love to hear from any/all of my old data co-workers. England was definitely a wonderful memory! 7/27/01
  • Kathy Fleury: Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1986-Feb 1988. 81st SPS-Security. This is really nice. Oh, does anyone remember the great Col Towns (thor). I do! I later worked in Wing Security Control. Would love to get in touch with my old roomie Brenda Layton. Lived in the new dorms. How about those dayroom parties and remember the huricane that blew the roof off the old dorms and knocked down trees, etc. Would be great to get in touch with old Friends Donna/Charlie Harrington, Nick Madore, Karl Johnson, Steven Smith, Bert. Anyway miss ya it was great times. 8/17/02
  • Kevin Flickinger: Grand Forks AFB. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-1984, 81st Trans, Vehicle Ops Flight. Kevin Flickinger: Oct 1982-Nov 1984, Now 1st Sgt. 4/12/02
  • A1C Kenneth Flora Middletown OH. RAF Welford. 1985-86, 81st A&E Comm/Nav. Looking for anyone stationed at RAF Welford durring this time period . 05/22/09
  • Ralph Florimonte : Huntington Beach CA. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1955-Jan 1958, 512th Fighter Interceptor Sq. 4/26/01
  • James M Flynn: NewAlexandria, PA. RAF Woodbridge, SPS 1964-67/RAF Bentwaters & RAF Bentwaters, 1972-79. If you are in my area give me a call, haven't run out of story's or excuses yet. 6/30/02
  • Mick Flynn: Seattle, Washington. I was a dependant at RAF Woodbridge, 1962-65, Dad, SMSgt Dale Flynn, with the 91TFS and 81st CAMRON. What a great time it was! If anyone remembers me or my sisters Sue and Penny, get in touch! 3/31/99
  • Gary C Fondren PO BOX 141273, CORAL GABLES, FL 33114. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-61, 81st TFS. Looking for anyone having any information on a local English girl, Pauline Shepherd, worked at RAF Bentwaters Snack Bar, in the 1950's. Have important information for Pauline! 11/29/08
  • John Forde: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, l954-57. Looking for John Thatcher, who was discharged in 1957 and lived in the Los Angeles area at that time. You can send a message to me in care of Barry Young at [email protected] I would like to re-establish contact with John, as we were good friends. We were both sergeants in the 81st. 11/15/99
  • Neil W Ford: Forney, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1963-Aug 1965, 78th TFS. Crew Chief on F-101. Miss the good times we had there; the TDY's to Tripoli and card games we had on night shift. Would like to hear from any of the guys that are still around. 12/14/04
  • Thomas Fore: South Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1968-Jun 1970, 81st Supply Sq. 11/26/02
  • TJ Fogarty: Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st Supply/POL (FUELS). 06/10/04
  • Mark Forrester: Burton, MI. RAF Bentwaters, 1984-87, 81st CRS, Egress Shop. It was my second tour in England I loved it so much I went back! I was married in Woodbridge in 1985 to my American love Carol. Our Son, Mark N was born in Ipswich Hospital. Lived in Bawdsey, a very lovely town and spent many an evening at "The Swan". Really would like to go back someday with my family and see it all again. 6/22/05
  • Gene Fort: Lakenheath, England. RAF Bentwaters,1964-66, A&E Squadron. Oscar J. DelCastello used to collect money for flowers for the wife of the unknown soldier). RAF Woodbridge, 20th/79th, till they shipped out the lead sleds, then moved to RAF Bentwaters again, A&E and Job Contol. Married the former Joyce Farrington from Brantham, near Manningtree. Had many a fine meals off of Magruder's roach coach. Live and work in Lakenheath area now. 1/28/00
  • Bill Fortenberry: Warner Robins, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-July 1985, 510 TFS, then 81 TFW/DOV. Enjoyed flying the A-10 with all 6 squadrons at BTW and WDB. We lived in Felixstowe during our tour. We'll enjoy hearing from anyone who may recall us from those times in 81 TFW. 7/2/01
  • Jack Darrell Fortson: Colbert, GA. RAF Upper Heyford, Sep 1951-Oct-1954, 3918th Motor Vehicle. 1/22/05
  • Eileen Foster: Snape, Suffolk. Does anyone remember my husband, Bob Foster, 81st Supply, 1978-80? He lived in the dorms, roommate was Tom Gallagher and he hung out at the Phantom Club and the Running Buck in Ipswich. Would like to find our best man, John Summey and anyone else from those fun days. I am from Snape, and we spent a lot of time in the Golden Key. 11/29/99
  • Col Guy H Foster: RAF Bentwaters, 1963. I am looking for information about my late Father-in-Law, Col Foster. My husband, Gordan Foster was born on RAF Bentwaters in 1963. Any information would be greatly appreciated, contact Rose Foster, Lawrence, Kansas. 2/02/03
  • Col Guy H Foster: Overland Park, KS. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67, From Son, Brock Foster 'Brat'. Looking for anyone who knew my father, or any other brats from that time. 11/04/13
  • James Timothy Foster: Beaver, West Virginia 25813-0087. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1971-73, 81st FMS (AGE). I loved my tour at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. I hope old friends and aquaints will write me. Does anyone know Chris Angotti? 12/10/00
  • Jim Foster: Hilo, Hawaii. Great place,Was at RAF Alconbury, 64-67 3/10/00
  • Shifon Foster: Whittier, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1991-Oct 1992, 81 MMS. Looking for co-workers in Munitions Ooperations and my best friend Malcolm 'Buddy' Guidry. I sure miss him. 4/17/03
  • Curtis 'Al' Fountain: Perry, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1966-Jun 1971, 81st AMS. Your pages bring back a lot of very special memories. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the twin bases. Sure was sorry to see them close. 01/18/04 I was just looking at some of the names on your site: noticed old Al Fountain on there. He passed away several years ago,thought you would want to know. From Ricky Billings (4/25/12). rick
  • Chris Fowler: Central Massachusetts. RAF Upper Heyford, Dec 1988-1990 620th SPS, Security Policeman working the Flightline Day Shift. Would like to hear from anyone who was a Security troop stationed at RAF Bentwaters during the same time. Maybe we went to the Academy together. Great site! 2/25/01
  • Harold E Fowler:. Harvest,Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1976-Sep 1978, 81st SPS. 11/1/01
  • Steven Fox:RAF Bentwaters, 1978-80, 81st USAF Clinic. I lived in a little house in Dennington and had way way too much fun. 02/01/13
  • Ted Fox 'Bloke': Felixstowe, Suffolk, England. RAF Woodbridge, 1950's early 60's, Crash Crew. Hoping to contact any of the crew during this period, especially Sgt Keller, MSgt Adams & Sgt Willy Leadbetter. 8/27/01
  • Steve FrancioliDependentFt Lauderdale FL. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1968-72, 81st Security Police. Looking for old school mates at Woodbridge Elementary during 1968-1972. 05/23/08
  • Mark T Franklin: 1407 E Main St, Crawfordsville, IN 47933. RAF Bentwaters, 1976-78, 1986-92 base closer, OMS/AGS, 509TH SQD/EMS/Phase. I have great Memories of 'Cripple Creek', best when I was playing fast-pitch softball. A name which will always be attached to RAF Bentwaters is Mr Earl Hicks, the unoffical mayor. Everyone knew Earl. RAF Bentwaters had it's act together, as far as the flight line went, under Col William Byrd. I would say the best DCM and of any 0-6 I had the pleasure to work for during my 27 years. The A-10 was a good airplane, but the real crew chiefs were the ones who had to keep the F-4D in the air. I still dream about crewing that plane. When the wind blows and the rain cuts to the quick, It brings back Memories of being on flight line, at 'Cripple Creek'. 9/07/01
  • Stephen Franklin : Eureka, Montana. RAF Shepherds Grove, May 1958-Jan 1959, 81st A & E, 78th FBS. I believe I replaced Jack Nixon at the Grove. Worked out of the Comm/Sight shop. Did the TDY to Furstenfeldbruck in Jul-Aug 1958. Need any information on Bill Shipwash, gun plumber. He was my #1 drinking buddy at the Grove. Tried to contact John Semtak of Ky but to no avail. Email address given is no good now. I can help with patches. 3/6/02
  • Jackie (Mann)(Polzin)Franks: 113 Gravel Ln, N Little Rock, AR 72120. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-66. British Civilian. I was born and grew up in Ipswich, England. I married a security policeman, Daniel J Polzin, and moved to the US in the 1960's. I worked at the RAF Benwaters Airmen's Club as a cashier in the 1950's and early 1960's. I saw many people come through the doors and if someone who knows me from that time, I would like to hear from you. I worked for a wonderful woman who I have now found, Margaret Bullard, who ran the club under Mr Jack Hudson who lived in Woodbridge. I also have had contact the last couple of days from a lady, Phyllis Paz, who worked in the snack bar there. This is great catching up on memories. I wonder if any of you who might read this remember the night Jim Reeves sang in the Airmen's Club. The place was packed that night. Also, saw Tom Jones, and The Animals. When I was working as cashier one night, a young man came up to me and asked where the dressing rooms were. I asked him his name. He said he was Eric Burden, with a new group called "The Animals". They did their new song, The House of The Rising Sun. It became a tremendous hit. These are a few of my many memories from that era. 01/17/06
  • Dean Fraser: RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1966-Aug 1969, 81st Field Maintenance Sq, Aircraft Electrician. Would love to know what happened to a "large size" lifer neamed Frank Glass who was also an AE. Rememberances. 1/30/99
  • Jeff Frazier: RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1989-Sep 1991, 78th Fighter Squadron as a weapons load crew member. Arrived as an A1C and left there as a Buck Sergeant. I enjoyed my stay over there and, in fact, met my future wife there. It is a shame it closed down. I would be the first to volunteer for assignment if RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge were to open again. 12/02/99
  • Marti Frazier: Sweet Home, Oregon. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-85, RAF Bentwaters Clinic. I miss the bases very much. Had a good time. Looking for anyone stationed at the clinic at that time. Also looking for Carmen Luciano and Retha who married a pilot. They led me too the Lord all though I am sure they did not know it at the time. Also her friends from that church Clinic. 5/07/05
  • Russel Frazier: Stationed in Suffolk, UK, 1939-43. Married Margaret Gibson Foster, GI bride. Had two children June and Babara Foster, my cousins. Any help finding Russel would be gratefull. Submitted by Ann Middleton . 3/19/02
  • Cy Frederick : Trying to locate John Stacy. Used to play darts with him at Kings Head Inn, Southwold, while stationed at RAF Bentwaters, mid-fifties. He was dating a girl living there and several time was picked up by the air police at her home for AWOL. Think he was assigned to RAF Bentwaters or RAF Woodbridge. Perhaps someone can help me locate him. Thanks. 3/11/99
  • Bob Freedman: Sherborn, MA. RAF Lakenheath, Jun 1963-Mar 1964, 48th TFW. I was the base Recreation Services Officer and assistant base football team coach with Captain Bob Glass who was stationed at RAF Mildenhall. Anyone who could give me contact information for Bob Glass, Captain John Sanchez (Personnel Services Officer), Heinz Kohnke (recreation director), Greg Kane (accountant), Captain Tom Batson (Air Police), or anyone else stationed at RAF Lakenheath during that time would be appreciated. 05/24/11
  • James Freels: New Carlisle, Ohio. RAF Woodbridge, 1963-64 & RAF Weathersfield, 1964-66, 79th Fighter Sq, Instrument Repairman working on F-100s. Married Jane Goldsmith from Ipswich July 65. 12/16/00
  • 'Frenchie' (?): I am looking for a guy called 'Frenchie'. He was a chef at RAF Bentwaters and a very good friend. My friend, Heather, married his friend, can't remember his name, and moved to the USA about 1986-87ish. We used to meet in an Ipswich Pub called Blades. I would like to just say 'hello' again. Submitted by Sharron, living in Woodbridge, Suffolk. 5/12/02
  • Terry Friend: Belleville, IL. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-79, AAFES Service Station Hello to anybody who might remember me, as I made some great friends. Can anybody remember the country music group 'The Tunetwisters" from the twin bases. They were great! Still have their two LP discs they made. 10/22/00
  • Daniel Fritton: St Cloud, FL, 407.892.2437. RAF Woodbridge, 1976-78, 81st SPS. I am still living on the fine days at RAF Woodbridge. Presently married to Kathleen, stationed in the Middle East, fighting in Iraq for Freedom. 5/26/03 Daniel Fritton: 30 years later I can't get RAF Woodbridge out of my head. What a great plac it was for many of us. I do know that I have to go there to visit. I have a recouring dream that I am trying to find the entrance to the back gate, at the flight line, but keep driving and never find the gate. My time there with the guys and locals was something out of a great movie and it lasted 2 years. What more can a guy ask for. My hat is off to the Brits. 18/02/07
  • Eric Fry: Australia. RAF Woodbridge, 1955-Sep 1957, Arfur Daly". He was a young lad, who had connections with the racing stables. With guile and cunning he managed to get the very latest info on "what was very likely to win.". With this knowledge, he let certain senior officers into the secret. Not surprisingly, Dave was let off certain duties, and parades. His weekend passes were weekly, compared to the rest of us. He also ran a very clever rip off system with the local bookies shop in Felixstowe. Already knowing the genuine winner of a race, he would "manufacture" an envelope to make it appear his bet was placed prior to the race being run. Not only did the young "Arfur Daly", fleece the local bookie, he also managed to take money from the lads around the billet table on card nights. Later a "marked" deck of cards found in his locker explained why. Have you ever heard of a "greyhound" being stopping overnight in a billet? Well Dave brought one in, and it slept on a spare bed. Somehow it must have been related to a "fixed" race at Ipswich. Dave told us in the billet that a certain dog would be a "winner". Along with some others, I placed some money (my first bet). Yes the dog did win, however the stewards ruled it a disqualification. This previous dog "a non entity" had broken the lap record. Ah Felix. I remember you well! 6/07/06
  • Tommy Fuller, SSgt: Dayton, TX 77535. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1966-Oct 1969, 381st MMS, also worked the gun shop. What a tour, had a great time! Old buddies give me a call 939.257.1596. Spent 20 years back in my home town of Hemphill, TX. Have been in Houston, TX working for a real estate company for the past 12 years. Time flies when your having fun! 7/12/01 Tommy Fuller : Huston TX, 1.713.819.5809. To all 381st MMS, having big party at my ranch outside of Huston TX. 1/11/05
  • Kenneth 'Rags' Fulton: Belton, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1971-Mar 1974, MMS. Brings back some good memories! 4/30/01
  • Greg Fuquay: Spanish Fort, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-87, 81st CRS Engine Shop. After getting out I stayed in the Ipswich area until 1999.My family and I miss the area but hope to visit later this year. Working in civil aviation I have run into a few people from the old days and all enjoyed the time at the Twin Bases, most have wives from Suffolk! 8/30/01
  • MSgt Leonard J Fyhrie (Ret): RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-67, ARR shop. The first year, or so, we had the old F-101 VoDoo, but converted to the F-4C in 1965. Remember working on the transfer inspections to send the VoDoos stateside. They all made it back except for one, which crashed in Moran, Spain. I Was in the first FTD APG class for the F-4 in Jul 1965, and went on first TDY to Libya. I worked with Nick Bellizie, Reheinard Bauer, Ken Buffington, Skip Ellington, and one of leaders was SSgt Albert L Bowen. One of my first supervisors was SSgt James Driskoll, who I met years later at Tyndall, FL. One of my best friends was Jack Campbell from Hyd who I think ended up getting married to a girl named Sue who he met at Leiston. I really liked the time I spent in England. After leaving the Air Force for six months, I went back in, spent 4 years at Bitburg, Germany, and I did get a chance to visit again. 8/18/03

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  • Gilbert Gabriel: Newnan, GA. RAF Fairford, May 1957-Jul 1959, 3919th Air Base Sq. Had a great time. Enjoyed playing baseball and traveling to different base's. During the off season spent as much time as possible in London. Man was that ever the best of times. Just set up a reunion in New Orleans this coming Sep 9-12. Be happy to hear from anyone wanting to attend. 2/5/01
  • Kevin Gadsden: Found you site very intresting. I am a phone engineer, British Telecom, working on the base getting phone cables working again. A large company has brought the site and trying to turn it into a small airport and industrial site. We have taken over blg 40 near main gate to keep our stores in. I used to work on site when I first joined BT in 1989. Sad to see the site as a ghost town with the buildings empty and falling to bits. Some bldgs still have pictures painted on the walls of different aircraft like Phantoms & A10's The domestic site has been sold and plans are to demolish the Bowling Ally and McDonalds for another 500 houses! Old bunglows where commander lived have been sold. If I get a reply to this E-Mail, I will send more information to you. (Thanks Kevin for the update...Jim). 12/17/98
  • Margret Gage nee Scrivener: RAF Bentwaters. How many of you cute guys (Im still thinkng you all look the same as you did in the 60s) remember us lovely ladies that served you in the Snack Bar? I married Bobby Gage (1940-2002) we divorced in 1978 but remained friendly for sake of old love and our 5 kids and 5 grandkids. He would call me and say "Do you remember" and before he could say anymore, I would give him the name he was looking for. He often talked about TT Eardly, Washington; Charlie Whittmore, Vermont; Paul Kauffman, HH Carlton 3rd. Bobby worked in Flight Sims. Does anyone remember the guy who drove the big pink Caddy? He lived in Ipswich and drove his kids to school on Raeburn Rd, across from my house. His name was Jim? I beleive he worked Photo Lab? I have several photos of you guys Dusty Rhodes, Sal (Figmo) and others I cant put names to. I am looking forward to finding Irene, married to Alex Kitcey, Erie PA, early 60's. Marion, Audry (BX) Mrs Davis and Babs , who I last saw in Sacramento, CA, all of the old snackbar girls. Does anyone know if Holly ?, a GI, worked Fire Dept at RAF Bentwaters still lives in Ipswich? I last saw George Schyner, NY in Dover Delaware 1969. Wonder if he is still around? We used to be good friends. Sorry to see the devestation of Rendlesham Forest my GGrandfather was gameskeeper and tree foreman there at turn of the last century and planted a lot of those trees. He and his wife are buried at Hosley Church. Please if anyone would like to reach out to this lonely Limey, Email me or call me at 208.777.0708 and I will return all messages. 8/31/03
  • Tom 'Gator' Gaither: Fort Mitchell, KY. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1962-Dec 1965, 79th, Weapon's loader. Greatest learning time of my life. Now an artist in Ludlow, KY. www.tomgaither.com. 03/3/10
  • Paul Gallagher: Massillon, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84 & 1987-92. Best assignments I've had in almost 23 years! Currently stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Worked at the Clinic! Sad to drive down and see the base sitting empty! Lots of English friends. Just a wonderful community! 8/23/00
  • Barbara Gallo: New Zealand. RAF Bentwaters, May 1991-May 1993, 81st CRS. A lot of assignments at this base. Whoa! Just surfed onto this site some how! 9/02/04
  • Joe Garera: Northern Kentucky. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, May 1982-84. Worked at RAF Bentwaters Fire Department, lived on RAF Woodbridge. Really enjoyed the site. The best two years of my life. Made a lot of friends and had a lot of new experiences. Started my college career, played rugby for a year and enjoyed many rock and mountain climbing experiences. Love to hear from anyone that I may have any type of connection with. I'm now a firefighter at the Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport. 4/11/99
  • Stanley Gannon Buffalo, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, 1966-68, 81st FMS Jet Shop. Just looking and thinking about the past. 11/03/07
  • Danny Garcia: Portland, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1979-Jul 1981, 81 EMS Missile Systems Maintenance. Worked in the Missile Shop on both bases. Lived in Felixstowe for the duration. Corniche Bar/Hotel DeNovo was the local pub! 11/08/04
  • Teresa Garnham: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1970's. Just surfing the net found this by accident. Rememember Tracys, Running Buck, Bandbox, First Floor Club, all gone now. My very first boyfriend was American stationed at RAF Bentwaters Doug Truert. Does anyone know him? 09/18/07
  • Jerald Garrett: puyallup(?). RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1981-83, 81 Security Police Sq. 07/23/11
  • Carroll Garrison : Pearland, TX. RAF Woodbridge 1968-72. 78th crew chief on 65-721. Married Christine Pryke from Ipswich. Worked with J Gehrs, P Reese, L Miller, J Winninger, Ski, Trojan. Miss fish and chips and Ipswich Town football. Love to hear from any old Phantom Fixers. 5/21/99
  • David K Gartner: Preston, Minnesota. Great site to find. Will spend a lot of time in the future looking through it. 4/3/00
  • Jay Garver:. Seymour Johnson AFB. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1985-Aug 1988, 2164 Comm Sq, Air Traffic Controller for my first Air Force assigment. Looking for the Air Traffic gang, Andy Nedimovic (NC), Felix Davenport(DP), Barry Coleflesh (BC), Jeff West (XN) James Driggers(JD)or any other controller their at the at the time. 11/1/01
  • Edgar (TAFF) Charles Garwood: Monmouth. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1944-Dec 1945. Arrived at 33 Sqdn from 980 Sqdn via the Middle East. 1/31/01
  • Keith Gaunt: RAF Bentwaters. I have recently moved into what is now called Suffolk Drive. I understand that these houses were once occupied by some of the officers. In fact, when we first looked at the house there was some mail for a Colonel something. I have taken a keen interest in all things RAF Bentwaters/Rendlesham related but have a particular interest in seeing some photographs of the area we are now living in. E-Mail or contact me at: Mobile - 0860 330833; Pager - 01893 730759; (FAX) 01473 227884; or PP 2-02/Ph1, Bibb Way, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2EQ, email work - [email protected] 7/16/99
  • Patrick Gauthier: Stayton, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1974-Jul 1975, 81st AMS. 11/22/03
  • William 'Bill' Gayman: RAF Bentwaters, 1958-59, home: Oklahoma. I grew up in Ipswich and new quite a few people at RAF Bentwaters. Bill was one and I would like to know how life has treated him. The site is very good and I spend hours looking at it. Submitted by Elizabeth Montgomery. Thanks Maureen and Jim for the guestbook. We (Ron Burrell)also found Bill in Texas last Sunday (Jul 29, 2001). I spoke to him on the telephone. 7/22/01
  • Felica Geho Yakima WA. RAF Bentwaters. Oct 1989-Jun or Jul 1993. 02/06/08
  • Leo A Geis: Boise, Idaho. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, Air Traffic Control. Lived in Felixstowe (18a Cobbold Road). Fantastic! Loved the UK! Lots of memories including the antics of MSgt Roberts, Major Ralph Wright, MSgt Steve Woodrum, SSgt Bennie J Wells, A1C Greg Labuda, TSgt. Ivan Barker, A1C Jeff Wells, SSgt Bill Mooney, SMSgt George Farnsworth, SMSgt Bill Ayers, A1C Chris Taylor...lived in Felixstowe as I did... from Los Angeles or thereabouts. Weatherpeople SSgts John and Paula Svitak,...memory getting fuzzier. A1C Ray Barron (Venice Beach) was my roomate in tech school (Keesler AFB) and was at RAF Alconbury during my stay at RAF Bentwaters. Still have an old weather report showing WOXOF (no visibility, fog that could be ladeled, no ceiling). Great website! Strangest memory: Being stationed centerfield at the TACAN with a wooden cane (to guard the NAVAID with...) during an alert. Wooden canes...your best bet against nuclear attack?8/31/00
  • Lt James Gent: RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Nov 1990, 81 TFW (dont know the unit). My dad was SSgt Jim Gent, a maintainer on the A-10s. Beyond that, I dont know. He retired at his next assignment a few years later. I spent 1st-4th grades on RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Lots of great memories of roaming the woods next to base houseing. Submitted by son Lt James Gent, Jr Tyndall AFB. 2/19/05
  • Thomas F Gentle :alias Gentile, Spook, Wop, Dego, BTO 3000 Hugo Rd, Conway, SC 29527. RAF Shepards Grove, Aug 1957-Aug 1959, 7519th Supt Sq. 14/10/06
  • Eric George: Titusville, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1982-Nov 1984, 81st Supply Squadron, POL. During my time at RAF Bentwaters, I lived at No. 9 Gibbon Street, Ipswich, Worked during my off duty hours at the RAF Bentwaters Rod and Gun Club as the weekend sales clerk and at times as the bartender. Looking to find old friends. 2/19/05
  • Glenn George: Camden, Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters. My dad, Perry George, was stationed here from 1961-64. I was the seventh son of Perry and Faye George, born here on 7 Jun 1964, They had 8 kids, 5 boys & 3 girls. Last job was Head of Safety at Raytheon in Camden,Arkansas. Also was witness to first H-bomb after being on Eniwetok. 9/19/03 & 05/23/08
  • John George: Arkansas. RAF Woodbridge, 4 years?. Dependant. Faint memories of the Beatles, Arson, and Kindergarten. 11/22/03
  • Penny George (now)Robinson: Hello just found this page! My parent's were at RAF Bentwaters, 81st security police...SSGT Dorian George. Anyone remember him? My mum sold Avon all over the base and housing on Rendelsham. I was a cheerleader for the base team. Still in touch with a few people. Now living in Hawaii, husband active Navy. Ran into someone that used to be on the football team he was here visiting! Small world. Parent's are now in Dover Delaware (RET). My little sister, the cutest little cheerleader, is now 18 and just graduated. Drop a line if you know any of my family or me. I went to WHS class of 1987. I knew a guy called Tony Mendoza? nickname "Mongo" 10/28/99
  • Wayne George: Upper Heyford, Jan 1970-Apr 1973, Accounting & Finance and spent some time in the "cage" as cashier during the first part of my tour. Enjoyed scanning your web site while surfing for info on RAF Upper Heyford. Would love to hear from anyone who may have been at Heyford during that time, especially members of 20th BHS or 20th Support Group and most of all, my friends at Finance during that time. Heyford had GREAT football teams at time!!! Had a very special girlfriend at the time (American) while there and finally located her after 22 year search, she has since married, but we are good friends now (she only lives 150 miles away!). I've been back to Heyford in 93, 96 and 98 to visit English friends who live on farm next to Heyford. Hope to return next year. Glad to share info to anyone interested in Heyford then and now. Looking for web site like this for Heyford! 8/28/99
  • Gerald ???: Milwaukee, WI, Ret in Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58, 81st SUPPRON. Would like to hear from anybody. 4/29/00
  • Lawrence Gerard-Lopez Tacoma, WA. RAF Woodbridge, 1975-77, I arrived at RAF Woodbridge Nov of 1975 and transfered 18 months later. 08/27/09
  • Mike Gherardini : Acworth, GA (originally from WI). RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st OMS Boy, have I been out of touch! Sad to learn RAF Bentwaters is closed. Worked on the inspection team on mostly the F-4D. Left there just after we started bringing in the A-10's. Been trying to find an old friend that was there with me: Mickey Bret Prosser. Heard that he had re-enlisted and gone back to England and gotten married. Would also love to find an 81st OMS patch (the yellow diamond)as a thief stole all of mine in a home invasion. 5/12/99
  • David Gibbs: Birmingham, AL. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-59, Dependent, 7th thru 9th Grades. 1/31/03
  • Lloyd Gieg: Vacaville, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1969-Feb 1973. Weapons Loader/Social Actions. 8/10/02
  • Rodney E Giese: Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154. RAF Bentwaters, RAF Shepherds Grove, RAF Manston, 1954-59, 92nd Ftr Bomber Sqd. Ran the gauntlet with the 92nd. Crew chief, tail #800. Drove black and white 1957 Metropolitan. Bought Nash Rambler from Captain Daddy O. 5/08/02
  • Clark Gilbert: RAF Lakenheath, 1982-84. CRS Sq. Really miss the UK especially the ritzy Ronnells, Jennings Arms, and a place called Samanthas in London. Sometimes I will put on my 80's compilation CD, open a warm Guinness and think back. What a great time. Anyone wishing to share similar experiences during that time please email me. Also looking for Dave Anderson (crew chief), Lavetta Wynn (atc), Jose (tito), George (ma) and Bob Doty (crew chief). 9/11/99
  • Jeff Gilbert: RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, 81st SPS Just looking for old friends and such. Loved the area and have lots of pictures. 1/25/99
  • Willaim H Gilbert: West Columbia, SC. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1951-Jul 1955, 81st Maintance Sq & Hq M&S Gp. 6/27/01
  • Paul Gildernew: RAF Bentwaters, Early 60's, (Control Tower) (Pittsburg, PA) Deceased around 1985, Leukemia, Left wife and 2 children. Submitted by brother...Edward P Gildernew Sr.
  • Jerry Gill : Ohio. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1988-92, 78th AMU. Me and my mates had a band, Steele Justice, anyone remember? Terry Bailey, JB Budd, Jimmy McClain, Rob and Bobby, what a bunch of misfits we were. Anyone who remembers any of the parties and decent (or indecent) times drop me a line. 6/1/99
  • Jim Gillan: Holden, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1958-Dec 1961, 91st TFS. 6/17/01
  • Bill Gillespie: Lake Tahoe, Nevada side. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1968-Sep 1969, 79th TFS. I was one of the intel guys. 1/18/02
  • Terry Gilman A1C: 1974-75. 81st FMS, F-4Ds. 01/28/11
  • Ron Gimbi: White Haven, PA. I'm loking for people who remember us at the 603rd. Comm. Sq. detachment sent down from RAF Station Sculthorpe. I was there from 1954-56. Any news would be appreciated. 4/12/00
  • Jack Gladd: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge 1983-89, 81st Security Police Squadron. It was by far the best assignment I have ever had. My wife Michelle is from Chantry Estate, Ipswich. We plan to retire back there in 2 years, July, 2002. Always looking to meet people from the twin bases. Its a shame its gone. 7/1/00
  • Marty Gladden: Columbia SC. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-67, 79th Field Maint, Sheet Metal. Started out at RAF Wethersfield, 1964 and transferred to RAF Woodbridge. Worked on F-100's and now work on F-16's with the SC Air National Guard. I had a great time in England and hope to return some day. Would like to hear from you. 8/15/01
  • MSgt Robert Glass USAF Ret: Carson City, NV, RAF Bentwaters, 1970-73, 81st SPS Orderly Room, later the 92nd TFS. I left the service in 1973. Later rejoined as a security policeman and was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford, 1976-1980. I retired from Travis AFB, 1991. Reviewing this website has brought back memories and old names. I worked with MSgt Carney, MSgt Fuglesang, Wayne Cadman, TSgt Paul Turner, and George Albert Washington Jr. 06/07/06
  • Charles Glasscock: RAF Sculthorpe, 1961-62. Still in contact with Joe Strickland, Billy Blythe, Gary Gregor. I would love to hear from some of my old buddies. 1/8/01
  • Kevin Glassner: Tallahassee, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1982-84, Fire Dept. 10/24/03
  • Christine Glenn (maiden name Godfrey): Dallas, TX & Ipswich, Suffolk, England. I spend half my work-day reading your pages. I am originally from Ipswich, went to Smart Street Primary School, Christchurch Girls School and then Tower Ramparts Secondary Modern. I married David Glenn (now deceased), from Tyler Texas, in 1970 and have been in the Dallas area ever since. I try to go home at least every two years. Last time (November 99) I took my son and daughter with me and they loved England but not the food. I am from a large family, 12 children, and most of them are still in Ipswich. I worked at the Burstall Hotel, anyone remember that place? I also worked in the cashiers cage at the Airmen's Club from 1967-1970. I was single, a lot thinner and had a great time. I often think I would like to go back to the sixties just to see if they really were as good as I remember them being. 3/17/00
  • S/Sgt Gary Goldenbaum (Goldy): Trenton NJ. RAF Woodbridge, 79th TFS, 1967-69. Trying to find out if there is a reunion for that time period. Would you know of anyone from that era that worked on F-100 's then F-111's? Please contact me. Just trying to see if any of the old Partyers are still around? 3/28/99
  • Vernon Glenn: Akron, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1959-61, RAF Woodbridge, 1961-63, Munitions Section of Supply Squadron. Had a good time when stationed at the bases. Married a girl from Felixstowe and had two kids. 2/14/02
  • Clyde Goforth: RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1976-Mar 1977, 81st CES, Fire Dept. 5/27/01
  • George I & Kathy Godwin: Virginia Beach, VA . RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge April 1966-March 1970. Firefighter at both installations, mostly Bentwater Fire Prevention. Great site! Have seen a few names I remembered. We were also at RAF Mildenhall 1973-1981 then on to Grand Forks AFB until I retired in 1984.10/4/98
  • Te Gilman: RAF Bentwaters, 1974-75, 81st FMS. 2/6/01
  • Earl Goodin Orange Park FL. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1963-Sep 1966, 81st FMS. Wow! What a wonderful site. Thank you for the memories. I also worked with Dynaelctron Corp from 1968-70. If anyone remembers the good times, I would love to here from you. Currrently living in FL and retired from the Dept of Defense. I'm looking for anyone who knew the Barry family that lived in Ipswich at Bourne Hill. The daughter is Sue, she has a son Carl Moss, brother John. If anyone knows where she is located please e-mail me. I just want to see how she is doing. While stationed at RAF Bentwaters, another memorable friend was Alex Trumpeter (British Civilian) that worked in the sheet metal shop. I saw a picture of him and friends at the old sheet metal shop. It seemed to be a few years after the base closed. I would love to know how he is getting on. Another family is Mike and Pat Mower (sp), he owned a scaffolding business in Ipswich. Any help is much appreciated and thank you for a wonderful site. I have such wonderful memories of the people I met while there and the places visited. Thank you all for making my experience in the UK so enjoyable. Best Regards to all. 05/22/09
  • Tina Godfrey Delaware. RAF Bentwaters, 1979-82, 81st CSG. Worked Operations & Training (at the Tower) was 19 when I got to RAF Bentwaters. 01/02/09
  • Raymond Goff Charlotte, NC. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1984-Sep 1986, 67th ARRS. Best time I ever had in the USAF and of course it was the best squadron on the twin bases. Anyone from the 67th remember the big big fun parties. 02/10/09
  • 'Bob (?)' Goins: RAF Bentwaters, 1970-1974. I am looking for an American family, RAF Bentwaters, between 1970-74, not sure of exact year. There names are Willma Goins and her husband Bob Goins. There children are Patty Goins and Cary Goins. If anyone has any news of them please contact me. They lived in a village called Great Blakenham on a farm. Submitted by Patricia Ann Hodgins nee Vale. 9/21/01
  • Jackie L 'Tony' Golden: Kansas City, MO. Shepards Grove, 1956-57, Woodbridge 58-59, 78th FBS 56-59, Best @#%$! outfit I was assigned to in my 22 years in the Air Force. 05/04/07
  • Desiree Gonzalez: Washington State. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1991. Just looking. 7/16/06
  • Luisa Gonzalez: RAF Upper Heyford, 1979-82 and Germany, 1988-91. Made lots of friends and good memories. Lost contacts with some due to base closures during Desert Storm. Everyone was sent to differnt places. 6/21/99
  • Martha Gonzales: Boise, Idaho. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, Communications Sq. Love to hear from anybody I used to hang out with. 11/08/04
  • Kevin N. Good: I live just north of Annapolis, MD. My family, Kenneth F Good (Ground Safety Officer, RAF Bentwaters) civilian stationed there from June 1970-December 1971. We transfered in from RAF Wethersfield, 1967-70 when it closed. My mother Virginia R Good was a substitute teacher at the Junior High, Woodbridge. I was in 8th and 9th grade in the Junior High, Woodbridge. We lived in the Officers section across from the BOQ. Neighbors of ours were: Col Kramer, Major Larson, Major Springer, Capt Bain. The Bains now live in No. Virginia and their daughters Jamie and Dara are grown. 3/23/99
  • Roy Clifford Gooden: Ipswich Suffolk United Kingdom. Nice Web Page. My Stepson lives in old RAF Bentwaters Married Quarters. It's a shame they won't allow its use as an Airport! I,m ex RAF and hate to see good facilities wasted! Woodbridge Married Quarters are used by the British Army Air Corps. 7/2/00
  • Ed Goodhue: Del City, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City). You two must be at least two hundred years old-terrific site. I surfed in from RAF Station Sculthorpe's main page, having been stationed there and at RAF Wethersfield. I'm new at this web site stuff, but am learning fast. I think your's has to be the biggest-way beyond my possibilities. Will bookmark this site and come back often, to explore each address. Thanks again for a terrific trip, Tah! Ed's Homepage 1/12/00
  • Earl J Goodin: Orange Park, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1963-Oct 1966, 81st TFW FMS Sheet Metal Shop . Currently I looking for an old friend, her name is/was Patrica Ann Jane Brown. If anyone has any information about her I would love to receive it. The last contact I had with her was 1984. She worked at the NCO Club around 1968. 9/28/05
    Also 1968-70. Thank you for this wonderful site. I am trying to locate Tom Orlando, he was stationed at RAF Woodbridge 1964-65 and worked in the Control Tower. If anyone has a current e-mail or address would you please send the information to me. His daughter is trying to find him. I believe he was from the Boston, MA area. 02/10/06
    I'm retired from the Dept of Defense. I want to thank Fred Dreskin for his help with locating Pat Brown. She has ask me to help find Tom Orlando, he worked in the Control Tower at RAF Woodbridge during the mid 1960's. Tom's daughter is trying to find him and she lives in Ipswich. Additionally. I want to find a friend from the 60's also. Her name was Sue Moss (Barry was her maiden name). I remember her son was named Carl and his father was Msgt Moss who worked in Maintenance Control during the early 1960's. Anyone that could help in my endeavor can contact me. The time spent in the UK was so wonderful and the memories still fresh in my mind. I also worked as a Civilian Contractor from 1968-70 at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Alconbury with a company named Dynalectron Corp, someone may remember me, I drove a Blue 1969 E-Type Jaguar. 6/07/06 & 06/09/06 Earl Goodin Florida. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1963-66 & Aug 1968-Jan 1970, 81st FMS. Wow! What a wonderful site, thank you for the memories. I also worked with a company on base called Dynaelctron Corp from 1968-70. If anyone remembers the good times,, I would love to here from you. Currrently retired from the Dept of Defense. I'm looking for anyone who knew the Barry family that lived at Bourne Hill. The daughter is named Sue, she has a son named Carl Moss, brother named John. If anyone knows where she is located please e-mail me. I just want to see how she is doing. While stationed at RAF Bentwaters, another memorable friend was Alex Trumpeter ( British Civilian) that worked in the sheet metal shop. I saw a picture of him and friends at the old sheet metal shop. It seemed to be a few years after the base closed. I would love to know how he is getting on. Another family is Mike and Pat Mower (spelling), he owned a scaffolding business in Ipswich. Any help is much appreciated and thank you for a wonderful site. I have such wonderful memories of the people I met while there and the places visited. Thank you all for making my experience in the UK so enjoyable. 11/03/07 Ray Goosman: E. Sandwich, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1962-64, worked at Martlesham Heath. I was delighted to see your web link, and I wonder if anyone out there remembers me. I was in the Communications Squadron. 8/25/99 Wonderful site! Wonderful experiences at RAF Bentwaters. Made many friends there. Remember the Voodoo crash into the GCA van. Was there for the Dusty Springfield concert at the Airman's Club. Memories! 9/12/99
  • Edward Gootee: Prattville AL. Enjoyed reading comments from a lot of the folks on your Names from the Past Pages. 2/15/99
  • Carl W Gopfert: Worcester, MA 01605. RAF Wethersfield,Aug 1961-Oct 1962. Lived in the WWII Nissen hut area known as site 8. Ran with an infamous group known as the 'Black Plague'. Would like to make contact with any of the old group. Carl is a former Leominster High School classmate of mine... Jim. 2/22/03
  • Larry Gordon: Layton, UT. RAF Bentwaters 1967-70, 81st Supply Research. Loved every minute of my tour at RAF Bentwaters especially my 1967 Mini Cooper. Lived in the dorms and off-base Aldeburgh. As a single guy, I loved the Cross Keys in Aldeburgh, Running Buck in Ipswich and Douglas House in London. A box of King Edwards would assure a fun time in London. Glad I got the wild oats out in the UK as an A1C. I'm looking for the following supply guys stationed with me at Bentwaters in supply: Jim Griffin, Arkansas; Larry Karry, Kentucky; Donald Stubbs, CA; Thomas Countiss, WV; and John Miller. Thanks for any help. 1/8/00
  • Adrien Gorham: Leiston, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1982-Feb 1987, NCO Open Mess. Had some brilliant times working as a cook at RAF Bentwaters All Ranks Club. Met some great people, where are you all? It's very sad to see the state of the place now, what a waste. Love to hear from old friends co-workers. 11/19/02 Would like to contact Lisa and Clay Powell, Donna Sachs, Duane Finch, Steve Button, Dave Bryan. 03/28/04
  • Brent Gosteli: CIA, Flanagan, Illiois. RAF Woodbridge July 1977, 81st Security Police Sq.
  • Daniel Gothe TSgt: Pittsburgh,PA. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1984-Sep 1986, 67th ARRS, Engine Mechanic, C-130 aircraft and HH53 helicopters. I am now currently in the Air Force Resrves. 01/13/04
  • Bernie Gourley Atlanta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1988-Nov 1990, 81st SPS. I worked nights as a gate guard, patrolman, and sometimes on security for two years. I was new to the military and arrived as an airman and left as A1C or SRA. It was some good times, but also about the oddest place I've ever lived. All of the ghost stories (e.g. "East End Charlie" and "Flashlight Freddie" - the latter alledgely frequenting the munitions area (probably a anti-nuke person who didn't get the memo that those things were long gone by my day.))and the UFO talk. 10/19/08
  • Norman L Graff : RAF Bentwaters, 1971-74, 81st SPS on the flight line around all those screamin' Phantoms and on the base at the Airmen's & NCO Club around all those screamin' drunks. There were some cold and boring days out there, but the best friends in the world. Most especially, a hello to Jon, Tom, Dennis, Jesse & Dave. 5/31/99
  • Stephen J. Grah: or E-Mail Dubois, Wyoming. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Nov 1988, 81st EMS. Looking for fellow 461x0's who worked the bomb-dump at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1986-88 who might remember a skinny, barrack's-rat (lush), motorcycle-nut from New Jersey who never really did anything wrong, but yet never seemed to quite "fit-in" with the enlisted crowd. I'm doing ok these days. Have since gone from scrapin' footpegs to chasin cow's in the high mountains of Wyoming, where at last I have found "peace" of mind, and a place where I can finally be myself. Wondering what any of you out there might be doing with yourselves. 7/11/01 Lived in barracks at Woodbridge. All I had was a little 400cc Yamaha to get me back & forth. Never could really trust the cab drivers to get me to work on time (Darn that black-ice!). But, those two years were the best 'formative' years of my young life. I really miss the place, and especially the riding lessons I took every Sunday morning at 'Poplar Park Equestrian Stables' for 10 pound per hour, until Dave finally managed to tear me away from his wife (head Dressage instructor) and started teaching me the basics of Western 'cowmanship' and let me out on some of the extended trail-rides through the lovely countryside. Funny though, looking back on it, I'll always remember having an 'eerie feeling' about the area located several hundred yards behind the rear (east ?) gate of Raf Woodbridge. It was not until years later, back here in the states, that I'd seen a program about a strange 'happening' back there. Anyways, I'm a full-time 'stockman' now, out here in what little still remains of the 'Wild West'. Virtually all of my time & energies are focused purely on working livestock (cattle) It certainly does'nt pay very well but it makes me feel good to do it. Calving season is upon us once again, so I'm pretty busy, but not too busy to take a look back on where it all began for me. 1/20/03
  • Chris L Gray: Monticello, AR 71657-0513. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, 81st Trans. Made Master Sergeant in '84 and didn't do well because of undiagnosed Crohn's Disease with which I have been disabled since '95, shortly after graduating college. Loved living in Framlingham and wish I could have retired there in '89. Wonderful 'Village' and people. Enjoyed working for and with everyone on RAF Bentwaters Industrial side, even Dave the Civilian Dispatcher, ha. All-in-all, more good memories than bad. 1/30/05
  • Jimmy Gray: Laurel, MS. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1969-Nov 1972. 91st TFS, crew chief on F4C Phantoms. Finding this website brought back many great memories of my years in England. TDY's to Aviano and weekend trips to London quickly come to mind. Some of the older guys I was lucky enough to learn from were: Sgt's Ed McGinty, Jimmy Trial, Pete Gandara, Steven Von Bampus and Robert Nelms. A few of the good men I worked with were: Tom Blickenstaff, Rod Miller, Larry Kaspereen, Jacque Dextradeur(saved my life,literally), Grendale Satterfield, Mike Rowlee, Larry Hamada and many, many others! Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me from such a long time ago! 05/04/07 & 06/13/07
  • Bob Green: Whitehall, PA. RAF Alconbury, 1959-62, 10th TAC Recon Wing, Airborne Radar Repair and thoroughly enjoyed England. Great site, Jim. Nice presentation of all the pages! Reliving the good old days... plus family pages, humor, the whole gamut! and thoroughly enjoyed England. There are so many ol' GIs out there... they are missing a lot if they don't surf onto GI sites, especially like yours. 8/22/00 For anyone who served at RAF Alconbury, Bruntingthorpe, Chelveston or Molesworth, you are invited to the RAF Alconbury website. Email me stating with which base you were associated, when you were there, the your squadron, and any other brief information for details about your association with your base(s).02/20/10
  • Gill Green: Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-63. 81st TFW. Please help me look for SSgt Richard 'Robbie' Robinson, age now about 73. Lived at 5 Cavendish Road Felixstowe, married to Lois. Best friend Wilson and wife Peggy. 9/01/02
  • Harvey Green : New Jersey. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-87, 81 EMS. Hey, if any one remembers me get in touch with me or my wife Sharon from Ipswich. 06/13/07
  • Irv Green: RAF Bentwaters, April 1964-April 1967, 81st TFW Air Police "K9". I was 17 years old when I arrived and had the greatest time imagineable. 2/20/99
  • Bill Greenberg Luton, Bedfordshire UK. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1980-May 1986, 81st Supply Sq. I stumbled on this page quite by accident, wow, what a lot of memories! I'd love to hear from anyone who knew me "back in the day". 01/02/09
  • Susan Greene: Live in Texas, Born in England. Hello, Your site had a picture of the Rainbow Pub. Do you have one? (Lost pic when PC crashed...does anyone have one? Jim)If you do I would really love to see it. Thank you. Susan, former Air Force Brat. Dad was in the 79th, England, middle and late 50's. 2/12/00
  • Jim Greer: Jacksonville, NC. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1974-76. 81st Clinic. Looking for any of the Docs or Corpsmen from that time period. 1/25/03
  • Chantel Greider : Pittsburgh, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-93. My father was in the 81st Security Police Sq. When I was at RAF Bentwaters, it was the best time of my life. If anyone knows of the following people please let me know. Antione Banks and Roderick Millbrooks. 3/19/99
  • Carol & John Gregg: Oceanside, CA RAF Bentwaters, 1962-66, 92nd TFS . Ex-husband, John Gregg, was F-101 pilot then F-4C. Worst winter in 200 years. 101's taxied the runway to clear snow. Spent 2 months at the NCO transition "estate", then moved into a house in Grundisburgh and nearly froze. Heated the 9-room house with coal in the fireplaces and a kerosene space heater brought from the ZI; heated hot water with a coal stove. Having married a farmer, I taught a lot of wives how to build a fire (also thanks to Girls Scouts). Even so, windows were frozen on the inside, pipes froze. God, what an experience! After 1 1/2 years we moved into base housing at RAF Woodbridge (read central heat and a shower!). Many good times. Remember Purple Jesus? All the TDYs to Libya? Good thing we had a strong wives' support group. Lots of dinners at the RAF Woodbridge OC. Son #2 was largest baby ever born at RAF Bentwaters, 2/13/66. Older son was run over by the greengrocer, with minimal injuries. I'd love to get in touch with old friends: Dave and Peggy Moore (78th), Ron and Betsy Allan (91st). So many squadron mates lost in Viet Nam and so many, thankfully, came back. This is a great site. Thank you. 2/3/01
  • Andy Gregoire RI. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1987-Feb 1989, 81st SPS. I had the best time of my life there. Made some awesome friends, and remember the storm that took out Rendlesham Forest. 01/17/08
  • Fred W Gregory (Ret): Salisbury, NC 28146. RAF Bentwaters, 1959-62, SSgt in Commercial Trans. Seeing the Quanset (Nissen) Huts sure brought back memories. My wife June and I lived with our two sons in Thorpness for the first 6 months and then resided in Kesgrave for the remainder of our tour. I loved my job and worked for Capt Bumgardner. We met many wonderful people as we were active in Bowling and the NCO Club where I called BINGO with SSgt Bob Fonseca. We held a 30 year reunion with friends we made in England and continue to communicate. Living in and around RAF Bentwaters was just like a "Little America". We made so many English friends as well and cherish the wonderful memories from our tour there. Would love to be in touch with anyone who remembers me. 5/26/03
  • Mack A Griffin Albuquerque, NM. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1961-64, 81st Security Police. 11/24/08
  • Mark Griffin: Anchorage, AK (via Birmingham, AL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1980-Dec 1982, 510 AMB. I was a Crew Chief (79-0158) at the 510 AMB, Dorm 758, Room 3. I didn't know it at the time, but those were 2 of the best years of my life. 01/28/11
  • Phillip T Griffin (Ret): RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1977-79, Red Section, Maintaining F-4D's. Lived at RAF Woodbridge. My jet was tail #778. My Flight Chief was MSgt Day. I was a young buck sergeant back then full of piss and vinegar having the time of my life. 12/16/11
  • Sean GriffinWall Township New Jersey, Current: Browns Mills New Jersey, RAF Bentwaters, 1986-88, Transportation Squadron, Air Freight. Buddies Rodney Mayo, David Manwaring, Wayne Reed , Sheila Bowels, Phone number 6093542416. 03/12/15
  • Bruce Griffiths: Bangor, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1974-Jun 1977, 2164th Comm Sq, Air Traffic Controller at Tower. Would like to hear from anyone that was there at the time. I am now an Air Traffic Controller in Bangor, Maine. 1/6/01 Bruce Griffiths: Eddington, ME. Looking for any Air Traffic Controllers from that era. Visited RAF Bentwaters in 1992 just before it closed, too bad. 05/04/07
  • Michael D Grissom: 105-2D Brampton Lane, Cary, NC 275134, 919.469.3292. RAF Sculthorpe, 1956-59. My father, Ted L Grissom 84th during those years. Although I was only 8 years old at the time, I remember that B45 crash like it was yesterday. I only saw Maj DiSalvo a couple of times, before the accident, with my Dad at the officers club. I�ve always wondered what caused the crash. My dad was the one who installed those TV�s in the Officers Club. You may have known my mom Lynn Grissom. I am son #2 with Teddy, David, Steven and, Bonnie. We lived in a base duplex with Maj Frank Haag, and about one block from Col Reginald Clizbe, Col Glover, & Maj Houpt. I talked with Col Clizbe (ret Maj Gen) a few months back and he�s in good health. While there, a teen club was opened on the base. Within the first week or two I met another 8 year old that only told me her name was Blonka or Blonke. I never knew if that was her first or last name but have been trying to find her ever since. I only knew her for 10 minutes before she climbed in the back of a truck with her troop of Brownies (or Girl Scouts). We shipped out to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH shortly after. Mom said that her father was a non-com and could never remember his last name. She also said that Blonkes mom frequented the womens club but that�s all she could remember. I remember she had a dark complexion as if one of her parents were from India. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have the yearbook in which that B45 crash was mentioned. (Jane Mansfield was my first kiss! remember that?) 10/24/02
  • William Grommes Albuquerque, NM. RAF Woodbridge/ Bentwaters Fire Department, in UK from 1962-1982 on and off. Submitted by daughter Donna Grommes. Dad married, my mother Pat, from Colchester, England, where I was born and raised. Dad coached Little League, football and baseball for some years. I have a brother Scott. If you remember my dad, I would like to hear from you.1/2/99
  • Randall Groombridge: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, JUl 1972-Jul 1974, 81st Security Police Sq, Law Enforcement. My first assignment in the USAF and could not have picked a better base. Remember the fuel crunch of 1973 when the base mixed JP-4 with the gasoline so that our vehicles could stay running & the F4s flew to Germany to top up their tanks. 10/24/05
  • Kenneth Gross: White Plains, NY. RAF Welford, 1982-85, 7551st ASUPS (Ammunition Supply Sq). Those three years in the UK were some of the greatest in my life. Been back a few times since (as a civilian) and know that somehow, someway I'm going to find a way to move there! Lived in Hungerford, Berks, near Newbury. Local was the "Tally Ho", but frequented the "Clocktower" & "White House" in Newbury & the "Blue Boar" in Wantage. Would love to hear from anyone who was stationed at RAF Welford, Greenham Common or anywhere else in the UK. RAF Welford (largest munitions dump in Europe, 2nd largest in world) has now reverted to MOD control and is manned by a skeleton crew. Greenham Common is a virtual ghost town, having been converted into an industrial park, some small businesses, but otherwise falling apart. Such a shame, after all the money that was poured in just a few years earlier w/the GLCM's. Too many memories to list here... Can recommend great B&B's for those contemplating a visit - especially in the Cotswolds. Cheers to all who share my fond memories of duty in the UK. Great site! Thanks 2/4/99
  • Jim Groves(Grove): RAF Bentwaters, late 1950's until spring 1960. Trying to locate an old friend of the family. About 20 years old, from what I can remember he originated from the Denver, Colorado area. If anyone was stationed their at the same time and can remember him, I would be very grateful for any information. Submitted by Mark Lawrence. 8/25/00
  • John Grupp: Willits,CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-72, 81st Tac. 6/22/04
  • Joseph S Gruzinski: Baltimore, MD. RAF Station Woodbridge, 79th, l952-55. Found your Site from Linn Barringer's site. I was looking for a June Hicks of Norwich Road in Ipswich. I do not know her married name. Our aquaintance first started in 1953-55. Yearly we have a reunion for the personal who served those years. In the year 2000 we will have our reunion, on Sep 14,15,16, located between Baltimore, MD and Washinton D.C. If any former Airman from the 79th wishes to attend; they may reach me by E-Mail. 11/17/99
  • George Gucinski: Renton, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1967-Apr 1970, 81st TFW HDQRS. Any 81st TFW HDQS troops feel free to send email. Share some memories. 09/06/06
  • Malcolm (Buddy) Guidry RAF Bentwaters Aug 1989-Nov 92, 81 EMS. I lived on the Bentwaters side in the EMS dorms. I'm just wondering if there's anyone out there I could contact and catch up on old times with. I was friends with a guy named Art, who used to cut hair at the BX (African American), as well as a girl named Lisa Upson from Chelmsford (beautiful blonde with blue eyes). I'd like to know what happened to them. I was also friends with Dave Altmyer, Keith Gaskin, Jon Burnett, Fred Schultz, Fred Dumaplin, Cliff Ocampo, list goes on. The best memories of my life involve my time in England. Thanks for reading.10/2/98
  • Ray Guillory Lawrenceville, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1976-79, 81st Security Police. Loved every minute of assignment there. Hated to leave and go back to US. Lived in Quonset Huts (Tin City)outside Bentwaters. Would love to re-connect with Patricia Brown (Mom to Heidi and Samantha [Sam]), and Psychiatric Nurse Getta Brown (Carlton's mom). Also, would appreciate any help locating Guy Walker, Marion (Tony) Marshall, and Larry Osborne. 11/24/08
  • Raymond Guimont: Andover Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, RAF Woodbridge, Transportation Sq with a SMSgt Clarken and Joe Hale. At RAF Bentwaters, Age Shop. Enjoyed going on trip down memory lane. I also married a girl from Ipswich. Been married for 31 years. 10/23/99
  • Steve R Gunderson: Neenah WI. RAF Bentwaters, 1966-69, 91st TFS weapons crew on F4C and F4D's. Have a lot of memories. Have lost contact with virtually everyone there at that time. Will check in more often now that I found site. Thanks. 5/19/00
  • Sharon A & William H Gunter: 413 Streamview Lane, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Daughter Margo D A. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-93, at time of close. During this time our daughter lost many of the her friends. One of these was a Stephanie Martin who's family was one of the last to PCS as well (parents John & Sandy). We lost contact with them and would very much like to reunite the girls. Margo and Stephanie are graduating high school this year and what a terrific summer trip it would be for them to visit. 5/20/01
  • Paul Gurak Atlanta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88, 67 Arrs. I was a pneudraulic technician supporting the HH-53 and C-130 aircraft. My wife worked at RAF Bentwaters, she was AirForce also. I had some great and not so great times while stationed there. Me and my wife lived off base, Ipswitch first then Framlingham. I loved working on the aircraft, and the English beer. Anyone remembering me drop me a line. 10/19/08
  • Michael Guy: Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1976-Oct 1979, 81 OMS, Ram 1. Remember the temporary site near the Rod & Gun. Worked with Guy S, Brian B, Rudy S, Shawn H, Terry W, Harvey S, Wayne (Tiz) T, Debbie F, Ron A , and many others I know I've forgotten but still miss. Write me. 9/22/02
  • Denis Guyer: Dalton,MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-90, 81st TFW/BEE & proud to have served. They were two of the best years of my life! The Swan, Butts, Newt & Cucumber! Hollywoods, Hippodrome (Colchester) Down the A-12 to Londontown! We worked hard and pa tied harder. Met many friends many good times, Steve Steelman(now in Denver), Paul Karstendiek (still USAF @ Hurlburt Field FL), Mike Panlilio (Chicago), Klaus Fleischmann (Seattle) and we are still in touch today, would love to hear from more of you. Eric Johannsen, Urph, JB, Pam Thompson. 12/12/00

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  • Eugene Haettich: North Olmsted, OH. 381 MMS, Oct 1966-May 1969. Spent my last year in Viet Nam. Discharged Jun 1970...no email given, Jim. 8/21/99
  • James Edward Haire: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70, Aerospace Security Sentry, 81 SP Sq. He graduated from Jones High School, Orlando, FL. 10/24/03
  • Randall Halbrook: Sugarland, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1983-Jul 1986, 81st SPS. What is the story with 'East-End Charlie'? 5/11/01
  • Charles David Hall: Union, MO. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1972-Jul 1974, MMS, BB stacker. Looking for anyone that was at RAF Woodbridge about the same time, also who might have played for the base football team in 1972/73, I was #43. Had great time while in the UK. Just the cold wind off the North Sea wasn't much fun. 09/18/07
  • Charlie B. Hall: Dothan, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters 1957-60, 81st Fld Maint Sq. Lived at Farnham Hall farmhouse near Saxmundham. Wife's name Joanne. Worked with T/SGT William R. Taylor, M/SGT J.B. Walton, and T/Sgt Jack Little. Worked in the AGE shop. 6/28/00
  • Dee Hall: Anderson, CA. RAF Bentwaters. Does anyone remember Autosembly Auto Repair Shop in Eyke? How about my father, Steve Sheppard? Maybe even Andy Knappet, Twin, Pog or Paul? I was born and raised in Eyke until I was 12, but have fond memories of many GI's who befriended my family while stationed at RAF Bentwaters. The Casperson's, Ozella McGee, Billy Bud (sorry, don't remember his real name). We immigrated to the US in 1984 and been in California ever since. If you remember Autosembly, I'd love to hear from you. 10/24/03
  • Mick Hall: Just spent a week at RAF Woodbridge on a military exercise, tell me more! 4/2/00
  • R D 'Bob' Hall: Goodyear, AZ. (Tactical c/s - Chief). Was one of 1st Hawgdrivers at RAF Bentwaters having arrived in Jan 79. Flew with 92TFS, 1979-80. Then went to DOTT and was attached to 511th. Lived in Bell Hotel in Saxmundham on arrival. Then at #2 Hill Cottage in Snape - across the street from the Maltings. Then at 87 Sax. Rd in Aldeburgh (Landlords were Bob and Doris Ling - caretakers of the Maltings)! Now teaching future airline pilots from around the world how to fly. 9/22/99
  • Donald Halls: Victoria Canada. RAF Station Felixstowe, 1940-42. 1283174 RAF Ex Cpl, Fitter Armorer. Here are some of my chums who serviced the following Aircraft: London, Stranraer Lerwick, Sunderland Catalina, Fred Sadler, Tich Phillips,Jordan, Wilkie, Alec Attwood, Lots of memories. You have probably all done your last flight by now. I remember you all, we did our thing. Felixstowe is now a huge Container Port. Wonder if the barracks were saved? My wife and I live in Victoria Canada on the west coast. We are both WW2 veterans who with two young daughters emigrated from England in 1957. I decided after a short while, in 1957, to join the RCAF and ended my working days in the Canadian Coast Guard as an Electronic Technician. Where was RAF Station Felixstowe? Well if you know Felixstowe the base was at the extreme southwest end. There was an ACK-ACK battery close by and we were co-joined with the Royal Navy. It was visited on the odd occasion by the Luftwaffe and they always got a warm welcome. My inlaws lived in Ipswich. Our unit took back RAF Leiston from the American 8th Air Force when all the "Yanks" went home after doing a marvellous job. If you know where the container port is that was where RAF Felixstowe was. 5/23/01
  • Colonel Charles HaltDeputy Base Commander, RAF Bentwaters, mid 1980 during the Rendlesham Incident. Retired and living in Northern VA.1/5/99
  • Mike Hamernik : Clarkson, Nebraska. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-87, Engine troop, 81st AGS (509th AMU), also on the 87 Gunsmoke team. Would love to hear from old friends,my nickname was Hammer. 4/25/99
  • Carl 'Buzz' Hamilton: Hampton,Virginia . RAF Woodbridge, 1958-61, 79th TFS, 20th Field Maintenance Sq. I have been looking for Russell A Williams, AF12570115 for years. Russell was my best man when I married Anita V Gray on 31 Dec 1960. Russell was a great welder in the 20 Field Maintenance Sq. We always had a great time when we were at RAF Woodbridge or London. Russell, if you read this, please get in contact with me. Anita an I would sure like to hear from you. My phone number is 757-851-8398. Hope to hear from you. I still remember the good times you, Bill Hicks and Willey Grossert had and not to forget Bill Tiley and his motorcycle riding. 6/16/01
  • Paul Hamilton: Felixstowe, Suffolk UK. I was a Tsgt, RAF Bentwaters, June 1986-May 1987, 81st EMS, working in phase hangar. Though it has been a long time since my retirement, I sometimes look back with fond memories to those days. It's great to know all is not forgotten. 2/4/00
  • Greg Hammel: Lansing Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, 1991-93 (first base of duty). I lived in Leiston until housing was offered over at RAF Woodbridge. I loved RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters and was very fortunate to have been sent to a place I had never known. I met many interesting people there and would enjoy hearing from any that remember me! 4/29/00
  • Allen J Hammer: Cheektowaga, NY. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1963-Feb 1967, 81st Air Police (K9). I handled security dogs the last two years of my tour. Would like to here from anyone from the K9 Corp that was stationed there the same time I was. 4/13/02
  • Larry G Hammer, Capt, Ret: Dallas, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1971-Dec 1974, 81st FMS but spent all four years on RAF Woodbridge in support of the 78th Bushmasters and 60th Rescue Squadron. Spent 23 years in AF with assignments to Luke, Rhein-Main, Cannon, Holloman, Lackland, and Hill AFBs. Just seven bases in a 23 year career, not too bad. A lot has happened since my ole Cripple Creek and Woodstock days. Life takes it's funny twists and turns. As of today, I divorced my English wife, remarried to a California girl who died of breast cancer, remarried again to a San Antonio Gal. We have four lovely daughters, Violet, Jade, Scarlett and Rose. Retired in 1993 as a senior captain with last duty as Logistical Officer working for the United Nations in the Western Sahara in Morrocco, Maratania, and Algeria. Returned to civilian life and also returned to Texas where I joined the Southern Pacific Railroad and became a Locomotive Engineer. To be quiet honest, I don't miss the Air Force. It just wasn't fun anymore. And, to start off with 4 years at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge I guess we all can agree, it was downhill from there. Ah but the memories, Ipswich Running Buck, Bawdsey Beach, London West End, etc. Any old fellow airmen who may be out there, drop me an e-mail. 02/7/01 & 06/19/01
  • Terry Hammond : UK. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, ?-1987, I ran a mobile disco on RAF Wodbridge also RAF Bentwaters. This was known as Terrys Disco. I used to play in the Disco Palace and The Officers Club plus the Top Four Club on RAF Woodbridge. On RAF Bentwaters I used to play in The All Ranks club formerly known as The Phantom Club and the Gym which was used as a tempory club until the new one was completed. I had a great time on the bases and everybody made me feel really welcome. I was very upset when the bases were shut. Please can you help me find a man called Baron Moore as I have not seen him since 1980. He was the best man at my wedding and I would love to get in touch again. If there is anyone who remembers me and the disco's it would be great to hear from them. 04/18/04
  • John Hancock: Trevor, WI. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1968. 14/10/06
  • Carolyn Hand nee Morgan: Kansas City, Kansas. Dependent. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1956-Dec 1958; Mar 1965-Mar 1968, 81st FMS, Engine Conditioning. I went to England on the Queen Mary as the 16 year-old bride of A2C Noel W Hand. Our first son was born at Wimpole Park in Jun 1957. We returned in 1965 with boys seven and five and boy-girl twins of 14 months. We lived in Felixstowe on the first tour and Ipswich on the second. Noel died of kidney failure about ten years ago. 08/21/06
  • George T Hanks: I just found this page and it brings back memories. I plan on being at our 9th anual reunion in Baton Rouge in Sept. I seen Bob Kirbys name on the list and also Fred Buck's Daughter has a message I plan to answer. Thanks much. (41 Smith Rd, Chelsea,AL, 35043-9780, or [202]-678-6434. 8/12/99
  • Kevin J Hanlon: Phoenix, AZ. What a great site. I was born at RAF Lakenheath, 1973, but lived around RAF Bentwaters until 1984. Attended grades 1-5 at RAF Woodbridge. My sisters, Sarah and Laura Hanlon completed their entire schooling at RAF Woodbridge, Classes of '82 and '83, respectively. My Father, Edward Hanlon, taught at the elementary school (fifth grade). And, finally, my Step-Father, Frank Vitale, worked in the clinic from the mid 1970's-1984. I spent the first 12 years of my life there and returned every year until it closed. That area is the place I call home. Email me if you remember any of us. 5/1/00
  • Terry Hanlon: Canton, OH. RAF Alconbury, 1961-64, Aircraft Electrician. 4/17/03
  • Harvey Hanson: Lacey, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1967-Oct 1969, 81st Civil Engineers. The site is great. I am currently listed at Linn's (Barringer)site and was glad to see that the two site's are known to each other. 8/07/01
  • John Hanson: Midlands UK. Im a retired Police Officer and extremely interested in the UFO events that took place at Rendlesham Forest, Dec 1980, which have to a great degree been thrashed into submision, if youl excuse the phrase, by the media. Whether anything did happen is a matter of speculation? My website contains some fascinating images including pages dedicated to Rendlesham Forest. I'm always willing to send on any photographs taken to those readers who may now live in the States. 01/28/04
  • Patti (McCoy) Hanson: Manhattan, Montana. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1960-Jun 1963. I was a dependent at RAF Bentwaters grade school & RAF Woodbridge Junior High. Best friends Sandy Brown, Douglas Burns, Maureen Culpepper, Vickie Holt, Bill Stowers. Would love to hear from others there at that time as I do remember many other names, a great time and a great place! My father's name was CMSgt Leslie W McCoy, F101 maintenance line chief who rotated to MacDill in 1963 then to Davis-Monthan 1964. Retired after 33 years active, passed away Feb. 1997 in Tucson, Arizona. 4/4/01
  • E-mail or John Harden: Swindon, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-1993 closure, 81 Supply. Worked in and around Supply the whole time I was there. Married the former Maxine Moscrop from Woodbridge. Still active duty at this time stationed at RAF Fairford on the other side of the island. 4/17/05
  • Michael L Harding: Kalispell Montana. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Upper Hayford, Mar 1964-67, Supply . 06/13/07
  • Ronald Harding Lebanon, OH, 45036. RAF Bentwaters, May 1976-May 1978, OMS/Phase Docks. Totally enjoyed my 2 years at RAF Bentwaters, a great start to my career. Retired Dec 1995. Returned to England 1986-87, RAF Alconbury. 11/03/07
  • Tim Hardwick: Pittsburgh, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-71, 81 SPS. 7/21/02
  • Ronald A Hardy: Polson, Montana. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1984-86, 2164th Comm Sq/Tech Controller. 07/26/07
  • Ron Harlan : RAF Bentwaters, ex-Sergeant, early 1950's, 91st FIS Squadron, Personal Equipment Tech. Would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time to share old thoughts and memories. 4/14/99
  • John O Harmon: Texas. RAF Shepherds Grove, 1955-58, 78th Bushmasters, Aircraft Maintenance. Went TDY to RAF Sculthorpe while repair of runway at Shepherds Grove. Lived in Quanset (Nissen) huts. RAF Bentwaters 1963-1966, Aircraft Maintenance and Material Control. TDY to North Africa with stopovers in France and Germany. Big square dancing fan while at RAF Bentwaters. Good apple strudel at NCO club. Lived in Ipswich and then on base the last part of the tour. 6/04/05
  • Herb Harper: Georgetown, TN. 320th MMS, RAF Wethersfield, 1967-70. 98th Bomb Group pages at Pyramidiers.
  • Dennis Reed Harrell Deltona, FL. RAF Woodbridge, 1984-85 & 1991-92, 67th ARRS/667 SOMS Sheet Metal shop. Woody was home for me. Never been happier in my life. I still remember so many faces, can't name them all, but Mike H, Mike C, Tom C, Ted, Scotty, Zach, Suzanne, Tress, Eugene, Shippee, Doc P., the Weather Observer (why can't I remember his Name!), Doc Red, Matt, Rory, Rich M, Barolack, April W and so many others. Woody's Club when it was a quanset hut, Yelling "Rescue, Rescue!". Saddest day in my life was closing down the Woody Sheetmetal shop. Was like saying goodbye to my best friend! 01/17/08
  • Dave & Elaine Harris: Crestview, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1987-Nov 1992, 91 TFS/510TFS. Was on close down team for RAF Woodbridge. Was the best assignment in my Air Force career. I am now a Flt Engineer on the MC-130H at Hurlburt Field, FL. Looking for All old friends. 2/15/03
  • Gary Harris: Carrollton, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-74, 81st Security Police Sq. I worked with TSGT Holmquist, MSGT Fugelsang, Capt Poindexter, MSGT Faulk, Wayne Cadman, Mike Trowbridge, Bill Sone, Jessie and Newman to name a few. 11/22/03
  • Gregory Harris: Titusville, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1980-Nov 1983, 81st TFW/HC Base Chapel. Worked at the base chapel as a admin clerk.(Chapel Management Specialist) Under Lt Col (Fr) William Caspers, and Lt Col (Fr) John "Fr Rocky" Rockenstein. MSgt Gary Reichle and TSgt Bob Shellhammer, also SSgt Dennis Murray and Sgt Ted Rossignol. Our secretary(I think the only one for 15yrs?) Stella Smith-Rose (now Sokolis). SrA Herb Tiongison(Got a Quid?)neer forget Ch Predoehl and Ch King. Ch Brogan and I went to the Snape Maltings to hear the London Symphany Orchestra perform for the Royal Wedding(Charles and Di). Lived in Ipswich and had a bunch of great memories with the neighbors Jim and Heather. Roommates Doug Mathis and Roger York. 05/24/11
  • Jasper "Jay" E Harris: RAF Sculthorpe, 1962-?, (Submitted by Kim Harris Denicola). I just found some papers in my Dad's fishing box that I thought were very cool. My Father is now 87 but is still a Wonderful Man who loves his country very much. My father was stationed in England beginning in 1962 and we lived there for several years. and he was in the US Air Force, in case anyone might know him. The papers I found were from 1963 from the Sculthorpe Rod and Gun Club...it showed where he purchased fishing items ie: rod, reel, line, flys and several lures all equaling 21.70. I have even found some of the lures he purchased by matching the code numbers still on the box to this receipt. I thought it was really cool but also thought your website might also be able to connect some of the men my father knew with him. Just thought I would try. 09/2/12
  • Tammie Harris: Bossier City, LA. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1987-Oct 1990. I was a dependent and we lived on RAF Woodbridge. I loved it! Marcus Wolfe, the twins Ben & Drew, Rebecca Nordic, Daniel Erickson and most of all Daniel Haire are some of the names that come to mind. If any of you see this I would love to hear from you. 3/27/03
  • Wayne Harris: Calhoun, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-64, RAF Woodbridge, 1964-66, 81st Air Police Ops office. Additional duty as RAF Woodbridge Base Commander(no other Support Gp Off there at the time). Worked for Col Harry Alexander and Col Parramore as Base CO and Maj Gerald Autin as the AP Commander. Was a 1LT at the time. Retired in 1994. Have been able to contact a number of "lost" folks because of your and Ken Kerns sites. 12/12/01
  • Pete Harrison: Jacksonville FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-84, 81st CRS, ECM shop. Since it's evident none of my buddies have stumbled onto this site yet, I leave this entry in an attempt that they will someday. Mark "Slick" Vickery, Mike Miller, Tommy Skiles, Andy "Egidiuus" Sekas, Kevin Batiste. Cm'on guys! You all worked on million dollar electronics! I'd like to think you would have figured the internet out years ago! By the way, this is a helpful website! 1/22/00
  • Linda Hartshorne-Shafer: RAF Alconbury, 1987-89. Visited RAF Bentwaters frequently to see friends there. Nice website, I enjoyed it. 2/2/00
  • Steve Hartwell: Chandler AZ. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1961-Nov 65, 81st CES, Fire Dept. Have to say, what a surprise when I came across the site of RAF Bentwaters. Had a twin brother also by the name of Stanley who passed on Oct 9 2002. I remember a lot of names from the Fire Department and would love to contact any of them that remember me. After leaving England I went to Laredo AFB, TX, Okinawa, Ieshima then to Custer Air Force Station, Michigan, Lowery AFB, Colorado, Viet Nam, and ended up at Great Falls, Montana when I got out after 10.5 years. Now work at the Chandler Municipal Airport as Director of Maintenance for a flight school. Been a long time and have many pleasent memories of being at Woodbridge. Feel free to contact me. 01/04/04
  • Jerry Hartwig: Northern CA. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1965-Dec 1968, 81st Supply Sq. Enjoy memories from the past, and wouldn't mind hearing from people from the old outfit.Am new to the internet and do,not always get it right, but keep trying. 6/10/01
    I very much enjoy your sight. I've looked at it several times and it always brings back a flood of memories. Through your site I found John & Rita Miller whom I hadn't spoke to in 33 years. We even exchanged photos over the internet. I left a very close friend behind. I have posted a message on your site, but as of yet no luck. His name is Larry Green, RAF Bentwaters, about 1967, originally from Philadelphia and married an Ipswich girl, early 69. He spent a lot of time at the base bowling alley and worked there. He and I worked for a time for a SSgt Johnson in receiving. Larry drove a Rambler station wagon, I drove a Jag. 5/25/02
  • Bob L Hasbargen Pasco, WA. RAF Bentwaters 1978-80, 81st TAC Fighter Wing, as a Munitions Maintenance Specialist. I lived on base for awhile and later moved to Salisbury St in Ipswich. I'm wondering what happened to Duane Wolf?.10/1/98
  • SMSgt Ted and Cindy Hasen: RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1953, Base Parachute Shop just inside the main flightline gate, to the right. I came to RAF Bentwaters from Pinecastle AFB, FL and Korea. I had been previously assigned to RAF Burtonwood near Warrington, Jan 1949-Mar 1952. I had made a lot of British friends during my assignment there. Cindy and I will be at the reunion this year, with SMSgt Dick and Anita Shively. Dick and I worked together for 20 years at the Dept of Veterans Affairs, St Petersburg, FL. We are both retired. We also have another former RAF Bentwaters airman, Ben Saiz, Alburquerque, NM. He was also in the Base Parachute Shop and stationed with me at Roswell. God bless to all of you. Cindy and I and Dick and Anita Shively will see you at the reunion. We will be staying with Ron Norman in Felixstowe. Continued . 3/5/01
  • Brian Haslinger: San Francisco Bay Area. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1976-Jan 1980, 81st SPS, dayshift. Looking to find ol friends, Jeff & Kelly Mcdonald, Mark Glen Coleman, Robert Vincenzes, Dale White, Matt & 'Jackie'Bremmer, Lynne Dunnett, Ipswich, 'Long Live the QRA & WSA' and all the other great people I worked with, but due to old age have forgotten names. 5/27/02
  • A1C Ron Hastings: 512 E Virginia,Peoria, Illiois,61603. RAF Woodbridge 1955-58.
  • Robert Hauger: Indiana. RAF Woodbridge, 1978-82, Dining Hall. I really miss RAF Woodbridge sorry to here they closed it. 18/02/07
  • Allen Hawk Leesburg, VA. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1965-Jul 1967, 2164th Comm/Teletype Maint. 05/22/09
  • Barbara nee Baldry Hawkins: Tempe, Arizona. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-60, Base Exchange then Radar site at RAF Wattisham till closing in 1964. 11/18/00
  • Barbara Hawkins nee Baldry: Tempe, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-60, RAF Wattisham Radar Site, 1960-64. Base Exchange. managed the hole in the wall at RAF Wattisham, enjoyed being there have found a few friends.would like to find more,have a new email since last I was on theses pages. 10/24/03
  • Chief Paul D Hawkins Niceville, FL. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1963-67. I enjoyed reading comments from people who where at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Some I remembered. I worked at RAF Bentwaters Fire Station 1963-65, Fire Prevention 1965-66, then RAF Woodbridge, Airborne Firefighters, lots of good friends were made and still remembered. My wife, Rita, and I lived at Middleton Close in Ipswich and loved every day of it! We now live in Niceville, FL, where I am the Fire Chief at Eglin AFB. Again, a lot of enjoyment reading your pages...keep up the good work. 1/13/99
  • Mike Hawes RAF Bentwaters, 1963-1992 (closing), Central Accounting Office, Stores at the Motor Pool, Production Controller in aircraft maintenance in charge of local manufacture. We were transferred to RAC (repairable asset control) then RAM (repairable asset management) as part of 81st Supply Squadron. RAF Mildenhall, 1992-2005, making it 42 years working for MOD. 09/20/16
  • Terry G Hayden : Columbia, MO. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1966-Oct 1969, 81st Security Police Sq. Checking to see if anyone else who was there is checking on others. 5/29/05 Received from Chris Hayden, 573.529.4408.I just want to let you all know that my father has passed away. He passed on January the 9th 2009 He was always talking about his love for England and the US Air force. I just want to tell all so he can be remembered. I would like to talk to anybody that served with him. 06/22/09 & 08/27/09
  • Scott Hays: Omaha, Nebraska. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1982-Aug 1984. 1/8/01
  • Cliff Hearne: Seattle, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1986-Apr 1993, 81st EMS. I was a SSgt working at the AGE (Aerospace Ground Equipment) shop on RAF Bentwaters. I gained a lot of great experience during my tour there. The best thing I did was getting my degree in computer studies with the U of Maryland European Div. It would be great if I could find my CAPP and IFSM instructors Edwin Malloy & Andy Pickering. What they taught me regarding structured programming and database administration has helped make me 'tons of money' in the Information Technology industry here in the Seattle area. 6/22/04
  • Smsgt Steve Heinzman USAF Ret: Walla Walla, Washington. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1989-Sep 92, Wing Fire Chief and Deputy Fire Chief. It was my second assignment to UK, the first being RAF Welford and Greenham Common. It was really enjoyable. I would like to hear from any one who was there. 5/20/00
  • Engo Helbig: RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1989-Dec 1992, 81st AGS in both the 510th and 92nd AMUs. I'm wondering if you can help me find out the building numbers of the barracks that I lived in, 'A' & 'D'. I would greatly appreciate any help or referrals that you can provide. 8/30/00
  • Tom Helton: I was in the Air Force, 1965-69, Oscoda MI. A f-101 Fighter Sq. My job was as a Voodoo mechanic. They retired when I got out. Any nfo I can get from you on my Squadron members would be greatly appreciated. 02/11/04
  • Joel Henceroth: RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1970-Apr 1973. RAF Martlesham Heath Comm Site, near Ipswich. My wife and I lived in Felixstow during that period. We greatly enjoyed our time in England and the many friends me made. Can you direct me to any pictures of the old communicaitons site at Martlesham Heath? 1/25/03
  • Charles Douglas Henderson: Austin, TX. RAF Bentwaters,1961-63, 92nd Tac Ftr Sq, F-101 Pilot. 1/31/00
  • MSgt Daniel E Hendrickson Submitted by daughter Melissa Hendrickson-Fontenot Houston, TX . RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge Dec 1982-Feb 1989. He retired at Bergstrom AFB in 1989. He was the First Shirt of the 81st CES. He liked hanging out with the guys at the firestations on Bentwaters and Woodbridge. He lived at the Bowling Alley on Bentwaters and everyone called him "Pops". My brother and I graduated from WHS. We all miss the twin bases. I married Steven "Troy" Fontenot. He was stationed at Bentwaters and worked in reprographics. If any of these names sound familiar please e-mail me to pass on any news or information.10/11/98
  • Penny Hendrickson, Marc, Melissa & Pops: Austin, Texas. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1982-Feb 1989, CES, AGS Hqrs. We are now retired as of 1989. Melissa married Stephen Fontenot, has 2 kids. Marc is a happy bachelor. Pops is working at IRS and Mops is working for a large grocery chain. We'd love to hear from any fireman or wives active in EWC. 3/27/03
  • Jennifer Hanley/Earnshaw: Cumberland, RI. 02864. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1988-Sep 1990, 92 AMU/81st TFW. Just found this site. 18/02/07
  • Hank Henricksen: RAF Martlesham, 65-68, Well I flip-flopped back and forth from comm center at RAF Bentwaters to the Heath and back. Haven't visited the site for quite some time. Anyway, I put my info on the site approximately a year ago and see now that is no longer mentioned. Was wondering if it was dropped on purpose or magically disappeared. Have re-established several friendships thru your fine site. Warm regards. (Sorry, don't know what happened?..Jim)6/14/00
  • Rick Henry Kemah, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-May 1967, 81st SPS. 05/23/08
  • William 'Rick' Henry: RAF Bentwaters, l963-67. My last assignment was with the 8lst Security Police Sq as Asst Flight Commander to TSgt Jim Randolph in Base Security. The Troops were all great young fellas and I'm sure they remember RAF Bentwaters with great memories like I do. I recall names like Jeglinski, Herbst, Lynch, Ottner, Carter, Wukits and others. Wonder what ever became of them. 11/15/99
  • SMSGT Eddy Hensley (Ret): North Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, 1976-81. This was the best five yrs of my air force career. Sadly the old girl is closed now. What I'd give to live those five yrs again. Anyway thanks for a great site and all the wonderful memories of England. You have created a great site and please keep up the wonderful job you are doing. Fantastic! 6/22/00
  • Jamie Lynn Hensley: Texas. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-93. 5/19/00
  • Lee Hentschel Claremont, NH. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1960-Apr 1963, 81st Field Maint, Ground Power. Many fond memories of those years. Still keep in touch with Tom Harrison, Stephen Barlow, Bill Lane, Cecil Downing, Neil West, Dave Stout, Don Rhodes, Bob DeStafano and Bill Kayes. Played basketball for the Suffolk Titans with Lane, Stout, & Kayes. The Armed Services Center "YMCA" in Ipswich was our home away from home. Many airmen found the love of their life at the "Y" .Several times over the years, I've been back to see the changes made to RAF Bentwaters and in 2001 a great reunion was held by the 81st Fighter Wing Assoc in Ipswich. This gave me a final look at the place I hold so dear in my heart, and have so many great memories of. 05/22/09
  • Linda Hodson nee Hensley: Warboys, UK. RAF Bentwaters. Found this site by chance. Would like to contact Eddy Hensley to catch up after all these years. If anyone knows him please give my email address. These were very happy times. 07/26/07
  • Dennis Herdina Silver Bay MN (North of Lake Superior). RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1968-May 1972, Hq Sqdrn 81 TFWG (Base CBPO) on WB side. Looking to contact anybody who worked in CBPO when I was there, especially John T Kellerman, Jim Perry Larry Hertel, Phil Stewart, Mike Boyer, Gary Tull, William J Pirtle, Jim Snyder and Paul Turner (Security Police Sq. This place brings back a lot of old memories and good times. People keep this site active forever please. Col Weatherwax...NCOs rule! 4/4/01
    Good site keep up the good work. I worked with 'Kid' MCcoy JR, Maynard Dow Mahalo. 4/2/02
  • Sgt Dennis Herdina: 1970-72. RAF Bentwaters. Wing Personnel Shop. Does anyone remember or have information on a Phantom crash at Hahn, AFB, Germany, possibly 1971-72, that killed the 81st Flight Sergeon, Major Rapalas Please contact me.
  • Barbara Herdina: Memories: Standing guard posts in ORI security drills (always seem to catch the casa storage area down near Rendlesham woods, man that place was creepy). Those nights were ususally cold,dark, raining and/or foggy. Catching a cab to the train station and partying like crazy in London or after an exciting ferry ride at the Amsterdam School of ya ya and lets party till we puke. Making the run back to base to work Monday AM, hung over and sick. The parties at the NCO Club, and let's not forgt strippers nite. That delightful WRAF from RAF Bawdsey who was an Air Traffic Controller there. Maureen from Wales. The Irish chaplain Father O'Leary and the Wing Commander Col Weatherwax bringing around coffee to the guard posts. The barbecues behind personnel and the good chili at the rod and gun club. THE base football games against other bases 'Go Phantoms'. The beaches at Aldeburgh & the Music Festival & the White Lion. Good drinks and chow there. Fish and CHIPS, Shepherd Pie, Roly Poly and trifle. Still miss that chow. Especially Harp an Guiness while shooting snooker or playing darts, triple on down from 301 and double off anyone. Lots of good people Yank and bloke. Does anyone remember Capt David Pia and the haircut fiasco? Last but not least the Class IV liquor/tobacco store. By the way how is the Ipswich Soccer (Football) Club doing? 5/09/03
  • James Herkel: San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, 81st SPS. What a flashback. LE Desk Sgt for D Flt and I was day shift proprieter of Ivy Lodge gate for a spell. Still going strong on active duty. Great to blow the dust off so many names and memories. Anyone know whatever happened to Darrin Davidson or Danny Jett? Or maybe Timmy Weller? Great to see the other names up on this site: Mike Beeson and Tony Congi playing "drown in dew" at the main gate on mids, Mike Shaw, Brenda Layton/LeMaire, Ken Hagge, Dave Ward, Jerry Connor. You Bravo Flt guys were always inferior to us day shifters. Police 1 this is Pharoh. Thor this is Pharoh. How about those staged 30 in 30 responses for the IG. More like a 300 in 30. Bowling alley chicken sandwich and onion rings, cup of coffee and I'm off to post. What a great time. Never thought I'd miss so many of you hellions. Hope to hear from some of you. 5/29/05
  • Susan Hernandez: Yes, we were there! My husband was stationed at RAF Bentwaters 1977-79, parachute rigger. I am from Ipswich. We married in 1979. Wow what a site! This is great for old friends to get in touch with each other. My husband is now a Capt in the Fire Dept. Says Hi! to all his old friends, especially "ski" who gave us the cat "freto" if this is you the cat lived a very long time. 1/1/01
  • Jack Hernley: Leesburg, Virginia, RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1955-Jan 1959. Was with the 1264th AACS Squadron. Worked in the towers. Brought my wife over to Merry Old England April 1956. We both grew up there. My first son was born at Wimpole Park Hospital, 1958. Had great friendships and great times both with our English neighbors and Air Force friends. Would love to visit and hope we can in the near future. 1/24/99
  • Victoria J. Hessey (Holt): Riverside, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1959-62, Dad was in 78th TFS. This really took me back to the good old days(smile). I went to school at RAF Bentwaters, broke my arm on the slide there. Then went to school at RAF Woodbridge and broke my arm playing socker ther. I think it was the 4th thru 6th grades. Anyone remember or know where any of the following are Doug Burns, Danny Reagan Donnie Smith, Sandy Brown Sally Diffendorfer, Carl Moore, Gary Clark, Kenneth Behren, Carol Malenowski, Bucky Strickland and Bill Stowers. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from there. Wouldn't it be nice to be that age again and so carefree. 4/4/01
  • Ron Hesson: Marion, OH. RAF Bentwaters, August 1963-August 1967. Today I discovered your wonderful site. When I started looking through all of the information you have I was absolutely astounded! Pictures and friend's names brought tears to my eyes! I always thought we were a forgotten group. I was in "B" Flight, 81st Air Police Sq, assigned to security duty first then base patrol. Eventually I worked as an investigator for Sgt Hamner, Air Police Investiigations. I loved RAF Bentwaters and England. I "grew up" there and it changed my entire life. I went on to become a police officer in Marion, OH and retired as a detective in 1995. We have since moved to Stuarts Draft, VA. I noticed a lot of guys I was with in the 60's are not on the 60's list. (The 60's list are the people I knew, worked with, that I recalled...Jim T). I hope to find them now. The folks that created this site will never know how delighted I am. I cannot find the words to express my true feelings. Thanks! 2/28/00
  • Michael C Hevron: Panama. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1951-Aug 1966, Worked at Base Commissary, RAF Bentwaters 1963-64. Worked at RAF Woodbridge NCO and Airmans club, 1965-66. 6/07/06
  • Greg Hiatt Tampa, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1976-Jun 1978, 81st OMS phase docks. Great site. Hope to hear from anyone from the old crew. 11/03/07
  • Stephen Hickey: Originally Meredith, NH. RAF Bentwaters Jun 1987-Aug 1990. 81st Base Clinic as one of two X-Ray techs.
  • Bill Hendrich: RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70. Just looking at the web because we just had talked to some of our British friends this weekend in the UK. When I came across your e-mail and was very interested in it. Lost track of alot of friends we had at RAF Bentwaters. 2/24/99
  • Earl Hicks: NW Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, 1969-93. I still live in Ipswich and presently working at Lakenheath Elementary school. After retiring from the USAF, I worked at Woodbridge HS until the twin bases closed in 1993. Scanning through the pages, I found a lot of names of many of those I knew and played fastpitch softball with. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. My phone #441473270037 (home), #441638522169 (work). I am still playing fastpitch (the only game in town), slowpitch is not for me. I will sign off now, hoping to hear from some of you soon. 2/24/01
    Looking for a valid email address for Earl Hicks reference softball. Scott Cooper. 03/30/03 Mike McDaniel has posted that Earl Hicks is now deceased. 05/04/11
  • Sue Higbee (Baker): Lived in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Saxmundum (last nine months). I have a son born August 1974. Someday, I would like very much to go back so that he may see his birth place. He now works for Southwest Airlines so that is something that we plan on doing someday. Signed your guestbook trying to find someone that lived there 1973-76. Thank you. 7/23/99
  • Bill Higginbotham: Rumney, NH. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1982-Jul 1985, 81st CRS ECM RWR Shop. Hello, some of the best times of my life were while I was stationed at RAF Bentwaters. I lived in a flat on Bolton Lane, Ipswich. My local pub was the Woolpack just up the road. I have been back several times since leaving England. I absolutely love the country. I remember some good friends I had there. Bob and Kathy Koos, Rick and Natalie Lappiere, Chas Lucas,Rick Norseworthy, Kyle Rogers, Bert Shamsideen, Ed Workman and so many others. I visited the base in the summer of 2002 and they let me drive all around the tech side. The ECM shop was still there with all the art work still on the walls. What a trip to see all that. I sure do miss the people and the good times at RAF Bentwaters. If anyone recognizes my name, please drop me a line. 11/21/04
  • Darwyn 'Tony' Hilliard: Crestview, FL. RAF Alconbury, May 1985-Sep 1992, 2166th COMM Sq. Served also at RAF Croughton. Did my first and last tour in England and it doesn't get better than that. Remember the sports, airmen's clubs and London clubs (Moonlighting, All Nations, Chicago's and Gullifers. To all my Comm people we ran the place. Epic softball battles with CE and basketball with supply. Base level basketball, football, and softball the best with full support from Commanders and NCOs. Exercises every month and 12 hour shifts couldn't even deter you from having fun. Hit me up if you remember. 14/10/06
  • Kass Himes: Fruitland, ID. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1972-Jul 1974. Air Traffic Control Operator. 11/22/01
  • Mark Hinds: Texas. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Nov 1988. 11/30/00
  • Larry Hines: Litchfield Park, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1984-88. Maintenence Control. I truly enjoyed each moment in the UK and RAF Bentwaters. 01/28/11
  • Fred Hink California. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1983-Oct 1985, 81st SPS, Law Enforcement. Had a great time and had many friends. The military taught me alot for which I am greatful. Best assignment. No regrets. 05/23/08
  • Col Dave and Jane Hinken: Tucson, AZ (Green Valley). Never stationed in UK, but you may know them?
  • Richard E Hipke: Shepards Grove, 78th, 1955-59, Jet Eng Mech. Looking for Richard G Frances, Engine man on the 84F. He's from MA. Shepards Grove middle 50's. Married a girl from around Gt Yamouth named Audrey, Chick Moon, Dave Averill, Dick Thatcher, and Sgt Padillia. Good job mate. 11/17/99. Oconto, WI. Entered the USAF Jan 1955. Stationed at Lackland, Chanute, 78th FBS Oct 1955-Dec 1959 at RAF Shepards Grove at Bury St Edmunds, Dec 1959-62 Travis, then Wright-Patterson Test Cells and flight line. Couldn't make rank. Got out and drove truck hauling frigo cheese till retired. 1/3/00
  • David Hipkins: Truckee, CA. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1962-65, RAF Liaison Officer Woodbrige/Bentwaters. Son of Sqdn Ldr BG "Pip" Hipkins (RAF liaison officer). Lived in Married Quarters RAF Woodbridge (F100s & 101s there then). Many happy memories there! Checked on the bases when back in the UK in 1999, a ghostly shadow of what they once were. 4/28/01
  • Greg Hirsch: Port William, OH. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-Oct 1976, 2164th Comm Sq. Have great memories of time spent at RAF Bentwaters. Looking to hear from anybody that was there in 1974-76. Fondest memories are of the Bull Hotel in Woodbridge and the Cross Keys Pub in Aldeburgh. 06/13/07
  • David C Hirtle: New Bedford, MA. RAF Woodbridge, 1973-76, 81st TFW Maint. I worked first in the PMEL lab at RAF Woodbridge. Then at Plans and Scheduling on the RAF Bentwater's side for CMS Donald Coffee. 6/22/05
  • Mark Hitch: Currently living on RAF Woodbridge. Military Helicoptor pilot out of RAF Wattisham. Wants to hear from 'old' airmen that were there.
  • Derek Hobbs: Anderson, IN. RAF Bentewaters/Woodbridge, 81st SPS, 'B'Flight, 1982-1986. Remember the "Lover, Fighter and Wild Bull Rider" MSGT James Dugan...Rememberances
  • Mary Hodges nee Potkins Mt Zion IL. RAF Bentwaters, Early 70,s, UK Civilian. I am trying to locate a friend who was stationed in the UK at RAF Bentwaters in the early 70's and then was posted to Germany. Bill Gilleran, a real nice guy. I would like to know how he is doing? 05/22/09
  • Tina Hodges: Charleston, SC. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1988-Aug 1990. Great Site. 01/22/06
  • John Hodgson: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. 6/10/01
  • Jeannie Hodkinson nee Weeks: RAF Bawdsey (comcen), 1971-73, spent a lot of time at RAF Bentwaters (the best food, music and errrr guys!!). I would love to get in touch with Jerry Cotton, Police, who married my room mate Teresa, and went back to the USA (Alabama I believe)in about 1975? Also, anyone who may remember them/or me while they lived in their flat in Felixstowe. 5/20/00
  • Mark W Hodson E-4: Union City, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1975-Jul 1977, 81st Security Police Sq. Found this site while surfing. Sure miss the good old times in the UK. Would really like to hear from anyonel who might remember me. People I remember are Brent Gosteli, Ken Coddington, Matt Cummings, Tim Bohlke, Ron Beaudry, Bob Snyder, Ray Blegan, Daniel Missi, TSgt McFadden, TSgt Earl Cooley, MSgt Faile, and MSgt Eddie C McAfee. Was sad to see that the bases are closed and pretty much just history. 22/03/07
  • Robert J Hoeft: Vancouver WA. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1954-Jan 1958, 79th FBS (TIGERS). Just found. Will comment later. 5/29/03
  • Joe Hoffer: Detroit, Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1966-Oct 1969, 81st SPS . Had a great time. Would like to hear from others there at that time. 4/7/99
  • Regina Hoffman Oregon. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1978-July 1979. I was the Burroughs field engineer at the base data center. Nice to see this site. What I remember the most was always waiting for summer to arrive (which it never did) in the year and a half I saw 3 weeks of sunshine. Everyone was very nice to me, and I thank you all. Am now retired in Oregon, on a 124 acre farm, and enjoying every minute of it. 11/03/07
  • Richard Hoffman: RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1966-Aug 1967, 79th TFS, Weapons. 4/20/03
  • Patrick J Hogan: Keokuk, Iowa. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1972-Jul 1973, Det 1, ESR, Orfordness. I have great memories of our UK Champion fast pitch softball team of 1972. It was a thrill to be able to play with so many great guys: Perry Lawrence, Daryl Smith, Max Schomberg, John Armstrong, Luke Lisles, Floyd Castillo, Fred Jenkins, Ed Horn, Earl Hicks and others with Jack Beam and Felix Zachchevsky as coaches. 1/20/03 I am, Erin Hogan-Law, Patrick's daughter. Is there anyway you can put me in contact with person who left the comment about softball with my dad? He has been talking about great memories playing ball in England. Thanks! 01/17/12
  • Lyle R Hohneke: Harlingen, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-77, Security Police. One of the best experiences of my life was my tour of duty in England. I love the country and the people. 3/30/01
  • Paula Holbrook RAF Bentwaters, Around 1974 and late 1980's. I was a dependent there with my family. My fathers name is Greg Holbrook. Great site. 11/03/07
  • Karl "Ed" Holden: Elko Nevada. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1981-1983, Det 4 28th Weather Squadron worked at both Control Towers. Worked with SMSgt Dave Burchfield, SMSgt Tony Spicer, Craig Ballew, Ken Briggs, Tom Applebauch, Tom and Serena Halverson, to name a few. It was one of the best assigments I ever had. 1/10/01
  • A1C Doc Holiday: RAF Bentwaters, 1962-65. I would like to thank you for providing this site. Please feel free to contact me @ 412-241-2004
  • Jim Hollingsworth: In early 1958 I was TDY to RAF Bentwaters from Shepherds Grove for training. I was an A/3c in charge of the Roads & Grounds shop there. I was AFSC 55131 and had to have a trainer for my 5 level, so they sent me TDY to RAF Bentwaters. SSsgt Jack Brown was my trainer there, and also NCOIC of the shop. When the Grove closed, I was the last of two permanent party to leave. A2C William Maugel was my helper. We both went to RAF Woodbridge from the Grove, but I stayed a very short time. I worked as a building inspector there. Some of the people I worked with at RAF Bentwaters 1958-59 were. SSgt Jack Brown, NCOIC Roads & Grounds, Maj John J Leib, Civil Engineer, Eve Abbott, MSgt Clayton Wolfe, NCOIC AIO, ?? Pate, I think he was from NO LA, ?? Stutler. I was still in AIO in April 1959, when my oldest son was born. I realized that to advance in rank in that AFSC would be very difficult and I wanted to be nearer "them old airplanes" anyway so I cross trained & transferred to 81st FMS later that year. 06/10/04
  • Dennis Hames, [email protected], RAF BentwatersAug. 1965, assigned to the 81st FMS as a young jet engine mechanic in the engine shop. I spent four years there because I married a local girl from Leiston (we celebrate 50 years on 7 Oct.). To make a long story short, I had three tours at Bentwaters, 1965-1969, 1976-1981, 1983-1987 and retired from Bentwaters as a SMSgt. Went to work for GE and came back to Bentwaters in May 1988 as a Rep when the 527th Aggressor was brought there with F-16's. So, all together I had about 16.5 years at B/W. Lots of great memories. Margaret and I go back at least once a year. We are totally retired and living in North Carolina. 10/03/17
  • David B Holmstrom: New Bedford, MA 02745. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1969-Jul 1973, 81st OMS Phase hangers/flt line. I remember the times well, all those NATO drills, "the Green Man Pub" in Tunstall. We had a field kitchen right there at the hangers, in a Nissen hut. Early on we were the 92nd TFS (if I remember correctly) and then reassigned to the designator OMS. We did many trips to Aviano AB, Decimomano in Sardenia, and a base in Zaragozsa Spain. Would like to here from anyone in that time frame. Proud to have served. 05/04/07
  • Terrie (Romaine) Houglin: Georgia, RAF Bentwaters, 1976-79, 2164 Father worked with F4'sr. JW if any of the kids I went to school with at Bentwaters is on here. I would have been in 3rd-5th grade. Although I was very young, of all the places we were stationed at, I remember and loved this one the best! Truly sad to see all the base closings. 05/29/14
  • John Hanson Dawn Holloway: 31, Red Lion St, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7LG, tel: 0121.445.0340, UK. I'm a retired Police Officer from the West Midlands who has spent the last 19 years writing up accounts of strange phenomenon which have taken place in the skies of the UK embracing the period 1943-82(Two Volumes). During my research I have spent a lot of time visiting Rendlesham Forest, next to RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters Airbases, in Suffolk, a locality that I and my partner have fallen in love with. Thanks to our good friend Brenda Butler, from Leiston ,whose fascination for the events that took place in the Forest during the end of Dec 1980, have always enthralled us. Over the last 7 years we have witnessed all manner of strange things including 'orbs' seen with the naked eye, and many weird mists and ghostly images captured on digital camera,many are contained on, our website. During our research weve come across many reports from ex USAF Personnel relating to strange objects seen in the Forest( Separate from the Dec 80 incident) which have included reports of an intruder aprehended inside the airbase, (a local youth who sought to frighten the Security Police)sparking off ghostly claims! Another incident when a SP fired at what he believed was a intruder. Suffice to say this man was removed from duty later following an investigation. Who was this man? Does anyboy know? What about the other occasion when an Airman saw something manifesting inside the airbase which left a scorch mark on the 'hood of one of the vehicles? Fact or fiction? If anybody can help we can be contacted either by email or tel. 03/15/04
  • Will Lilly and Mary Kay Lilly nee Holman: Colonial Heights, VA. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1988-Feb 1991, 581st AGS/ 78th AMU. 4/17/05
  • Thomas J. Holman: South Dakota. RAF Woodbridge, 1963-67, 81st Air Police Squadron. Currently living in the San Francisco area and would like to communicate with friends from the that era. Am currently looking for those who played on the baseball team and of course "D" Flight of the RAF Woodbridge Air Police. Have kept in touch with many airmen specifically Barry Miller. 6/4/99
  • Ken Holt: NW Reading, Mass. RAF Bovingdon, Jul 1957-Jul 1960. I am secretary/treasurer for the RAF Bovingdon Association (Bovingdon Bunch) We have annual reunions, last year was Williamsburg, VA, this year is Spokane, WA and next year is Las Vegas. RAF Bovingdon opened in 1949 and vacated by USAF in 1962. I am happy to see active UK reunion groups posted on the web. Good Luck. 2/23/01
  • Charles B. Holzer: Two tours 1968-73 and 1975-77.
  • Jacob 'Jake' Holzer MD: RAF Bentwaters, 1976-78. 81st TFW. I was also at MacDill AFB 1975-76. I would like to hear from friends/anyone who was there around that time. Some friends I remember and would like to contact: Jacob Edwards, Mark Sprague, Paul Frank, Gavin Johnson, Tom Daily (Daley), Mario Petruccelli, Ken Park, Don Boyd, John Byer, and a lot of others. 8/23/02
  • Diana Hoover (nee Fowkes): RAF Bentwaters 1959-62, Flight Facilities office. Lived on Rushmere Estate, Ipswich. Married an airmen that worked in the accounting office. Came to US 1963, Northbridge, MA (not far from you when you were in Leominster, that's for sure). Divorced in 1991 and have since remarried Robert Hoover, serviceman also, stationed on Catalina Island. Keep up the good work, great site. I'll be checking it often. 2/25/99
  • John Hoover: Mishawaka, Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1966-Nov 1969, 91 TFS, Weapons Loading. I found two other friends while surfing the site. Brings back many great memories. 6/25/01
  • Kenneth Hope: Barksdale AFB, LA. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1981-Sep 1983, 81st AGS/509TFS. I enjoyed being stationed there. I was just out of High School and met a lot of nice people while there. It's a shame the base closed. 1/13/02
  • Leon Hopper, A/2C: Humble, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1958-59, 79th TFS, Armament & Electronics. I am looking for anyone that was in the 79th TFS that might remember me. I had many truly great friends while at RAF Woodbridge and would like to hear from any of them. When I first arrived at RAF Woodbridge, I lived in one of the Quonset(Should be Nissen) huts on the hill behind the old air raid bunker. Later we had the new brick quarters built and were able to live a much better life. But then I must admit, most all of my days at there were special and I would love to be able to relive them. I was best friends with 'Tino' Corsino, George Montoya, TJ Steele, 'Zed' Zane, Charles Bartley, and Bobby Moses. So many more come to mind, but would take too much space to list. If you were stationed in there during that era and have any photos of the Airmen's Club on weekends, the Rainbow Tavern in Ipswich or perhaps photos of the 79th A&E Alert shack. I remember all of the old crashed WWII aircraft in the woods between RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, but never thought to take any pictures. If you have any photos to share, please forward to me. I would also like to hear from anyone who might remember me or any of my friends. Thanks so much. 06/24/10
  • John Horan: RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1971-Jun 1973, Accounting and Finance. 05/24/11
  • Patrick M Horne: Mineral Point, WI 53565. RAF Bentwaters, May 1986-May 1989, 81st Supply. 16/12/06
  • Zoe Horne: Felixstowe, Suffolk. RAF Bentwaters Clinic,1986-93, Health Benefits Advisor (CHAMPUS). I still keep in touch with several people from the clinic. The place looks so different now but I have fond memories of great days and even greater parties! 1/1/01
  • Terry Horth:Just logged on for the first time. Excellent pages. I read the entry by Ron Hesson regarding Burt Hamner. I was the Detective Sergeant (Suffolk Police) in charge of the Woodbridge Division during that period and worked with Burt Hamner and a Mike Gibbins, both Air Police and a couple of the finest cops going. We worked on many cases together, and had a few beers and a lot of laughs. I wont tell you of the various scrapes we had and our means of detecting crime but we got the results. When Burt left I managed to scrounge for him a old Police Cutlass from about 1840 and a set of prisoners leg irons with various fitting from childrens' size to adults. Mrs Hamner, who was skilfull in pottery made me a set of decanters which still have pride of place in my home. This enough of my chatter. I wish all of you the best of health and luck. Very happy memories from Terry. 7/27/00
  • Thaddeus Hosley: Miami, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-80, 1986-89, 81st TFW. Hey, this is so great. I've scanned the guest book and just had a good time reading about everyone's experiences. I was first on RAF Woodbridge, AGE Shop, right next to the PJ's. I had the most incredible time. I don't remember many names from back in the day, but I know some of you will remember mine. I'm the black guy with freckles. I worked with Larry Parrot, Truck Turner, and Big Mack. After hours, I hug around at the gym and drove a red VW. When I came back, I worked in the Public Affairs Office in Wing HQ. I was the tour guide and often went to the A-10 gun shop and missile maintenance and flight line to show the A-10. After hours, I hung at the gym, took photos at the football games and traveled all over the place. I had a silver Mercedes and Earl Johnson and I hung out a lot. I left RAF Bentwaters and went to Camp New Amsterdam/Soesterberg, Holland and had the time of my life. I'm retired and living in Miami. I've been blessed in a big way. Send a note if you remember the good old days. 9/11/04
  • Brian Hough: RAF Bentwaters. I was stationed at this place, it was one of the best places I have ever been, the people were great. 6/27/99
  • MSgt Sam Houston, MSgt, Retired Crestview, Florida. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-83, 92nd AMB, Crew Chief and Job control. I lived in Felixstowe and loved it. My pint hung behind the bar at the Hotel De Nova Being station at RAF Bentwaters was the best assignment in my Air Force Career. To be a single 20 something again and in England during the 80's Wow let the good times roll "long live hooter ville" yeah!Looking for MSgt Carl Felton Adams, Radio Specialist, cross trained as a Crew Chief. Stationed at Dover as a FTD Instructor but lost track of him after. If you know of his whereabouts, drop me a line. 09/21/09 92 AMB and the DCM Job Control. Since my retirement I've been looking for a 81 TFW DCM coin if you have one and would like to sell it or if you have a picture of one of this coins please drop me a line using my e-mail address. 08/30/10
  • Bill Howcott Freehold, NJ. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1962, 2164th Comm Sq. RAF Woodbridge was my first operational assignment and my best. I will never forget the people I worked with and people of UK. The 2164th was certainly the most spirited organization that I belonged to in my 20+ years of service. Anyone form the 2164th please write. 10/19/08
  • Dan Howe and wife Pat Bowie, MD. Great Pages! Any of the 'Old Timers' ever check in? RAF Sculthorpe, May 1952; RAF Wattisham, 1953. Although we went to RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge for "stuff". At that time there were only 6 Yanks on RAF Wattisham. Met my wife in Ipswich March 1953. Great places. Spent another 5 year tour at RAF Ruislip/High Wycombe 1962-67. We go back about every two years. Love playing golf at Felixstowe with my brother-in-law, who is a member there. Cheers and all the best from MD. Pat & Dan Howe's Family Page. 1/10/99
  • Laura J Howe:Cleveland, OH. RAF Bentwaters, OCT 1963-66. I was born at RAF Bentwaters, 1965. My father Elmer R Howe Jr was stationed there. If anyone remembers him please email me. 11/09/02
  • Frank C Howland Beverly Hills, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1951-Jan 1955, 81st Fighter interceptor Group. I think this is a great project. Hope I can find former "buddies" through this project. 10/19/08
  • Chuck and Nadine Hoy nee Bowen: Klamath Falls, OR. RAF Woodbridg, 1969-74, 81st CES. Hi, Love to hear from anyone who remembers us. Married 40 yrs and they said it wouldn't last! Great memories from our life at RAF Woodbridge, so sad to know it is now closed, but what great people we met there. 05/12/10
  • Lauvenia Hoy: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. I am in search of my Father Charles Eugene Hoy, A2C, stationed at Glebe Farm, Blaxhall, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, 1950-55. His USAF No AF23922786. Last believed in OH or PA. Any help in the matter would be grately appreciated. Many thanks, eternally hopeful. 4/23/00
  • Eugene L Hubbard: RAF Bentwaters or RAF Lakenheath, 1956-57. Sara Williams is looking for info about Eugene. Would have been 18-19 years, from Massachusetts. His father, Leonard, owned a container factory in MA. He met a girl Ruth Fawcett, Mother named Honor, Father named Francis (?). 2/18/02
  • Wayne K Huber: Keesler AFB. & Biloxi, MS. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-Jan 1985, 81st Sup Sq. Benchstock Support Unit and Demand Processing Sections. Lived in rented cottage in Tunstall. Later stationed at RAF Mildenhall, Feb 1985-Aug 1990. Retiring from AD later this year. Enjoyed your site. Rememberances.1/24/99
  • MSgt Kenneth Allan Huckans (Ret): Phoenix, AZ. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 1979-83. Crew Chief working on the flightline? Submitted by daughter Holly Marcotte an Air Force dependent. I am looking for anyone who attended high school at RAF Woodbridge during 1980-84. We lived at 37 Newberry Rd. My dad was stationed at Woodbridge/Bentwaters. We lived there for 2-1/2 years, moved to Saxmundum and lived there for the remaining time (military housing). I've been in contact with quite a few people who went to school with me on the base.Thanks you guys for creating this page. Brings back alot of memories. I have found a couple of people for my dad, who do not like computers. If Allan Hibert and wife is out there, Diane Woods would like to reach you. Email me. Any Warriors from school, please drop me a line. Please visit my web page and sign my guestbook.
  • Denise Baker (Nee Hudson): Ipswich,Suffolk,England. Have to say what a brilliant website! I was married to a USAF guy Alan Stifler stationed at RAF Bentwaters, left 1985. Lived in Grand Forks, ND for awhile but I'm back now. My father was stationed at RAF Bentwaters early 1960's Donald Raymond Taylor, Mother is Yvonne Hudson originally from Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Godparents are Thelma and Andy Myers (also stationed at Bentwaters early 60's) If anyone should know the whereabouts of Don Taylor please let me know. Keep up the good work! 4/4/99
  • Phyllis Hudson: Tulsa, OK. RAF Woodbridge, 1990-93. 11/05/99
  • Wayne D Hudson: Omaha, Nebraska. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-92. Just found this site. If anyone knows Michael Shelton at RAF Bentwaters early 80's,let me know. 1/20/01
  • Thomas D Huffines: Greensboro, NC. RAF Bentwaters, 1957-59, 91st TFS, Crew Chief on an F-84F, later on an F-101C. Served under one of the best Squadron Commanders in the USAF, Lt Col Harry Moreland. It is my opinion that the 91st had the best fighter pilots in Europe at that time. 7/17/00
  • Mel and Marie Huffman: Huntington Beach, CA. Thanks for the site. RAF Station Woodbridge, '56-'58, aeromedic, working out of the Flight Surgeon's office. Started to get into what you have done for us old airmen. Well tonite you had a picture of my best man Donald E Kessel at our wedding, 43 years ago Oct 5th, on the site. It made tears come to my eyes. Lost ocntact years ago and will now be able to find him. 9/25/99
  • Teroy Huggins Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters. Son looking to find Odlyn Eudeela Gordon/Miller, lived in Ipswich and married Joshua Miller, Jr, RAF Bentwaters left around 1987/8 and hung around with a friend named West. Click on my webpage Here www.myspace.com/odlyn. 02/06/08
  • Robert Hughes: Lavinia, TN. RAF Woodbridge, 1966-68, 79th TFS. Looking for Roger Deckard, and many others. 06/10/04
  • Thomas Hughes (SSgt): RAF Woodbridge, 78th TFS Crew Chief, 1990-92. Great website!! Sure miss the Warthogs. Need help finding a couple of friends of mine stationed there at the same time; Sgt Doug Thurston (fuel cell) and Sgt Jeff Rush (78th crew chief). Please E-mail me with information. 12/26/99
  • Alan Huml, Airman: RAF Bentwaters, 1950's, 512th FIS. Looking for old friends. 2/11/00
  • Edward J 'Ed' Hundley (SAIC): Fort Munster Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, May 1962-May 1965, 81st Supply Sq. Was the supply guy at the mess hall. Great job! I remember a cook named Smily. Loved the years there and left a great girl. Ipswich, great memories: Fish and chips, bowling ally, pubs, beer, young friendly girls. Would love to hear from anyone who would like to swap stories. 9/19/03 Ed: Looking for anyone around the years I was there. Trying to locate Patty Hallie (not sure of the spelling). I met her and her sister in Ipswich. I know her mother and father owned/operated a pub, but I can't remember the name of the area. Office 219.473.5089, Fax 219.473.3277, Mobile 219.670.9480, Pager 888.375.2731, Home Email [email protected] 04/26/04
  • Owe C Hunnel: Las Vegas, NV. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1986-Aug 1993, 67ARRS-39SOW. It was bittersweet, but very thankful for the experience. 8/13/01
  • Sgt Bob (or John) Hunt: I wonder if you can help me in my quest to find Sgt Hunt, who was at RAF Bentwaters in the late 50's early 60's. I think he came from South Carolina with his wife Caroline and son Butch They lived off base at Snape. Us Brits 'blokes' always called him John but his wife called him Bob. He was a very keen motorcyclist and member of the Rendlesham and District Motorcycle Club and rode in many scrambles (dirt bike races) in the area. I am sure he worked somewhere in the Control Tower on base but no dept or service number. I lost contact with John after he returned to the States with his family, somthing I very much regret. Submitted by Alvar Smith. 4/6/02
  • John R Hunt: Boiling Springs, NC. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1957-Mar 1960, 81st Air Base Gp. I was surfing the web and came onto this website and found a message that had been posted four and a half years ago. Alvar Smith, an old friend that I had been searching for for many years was asking for information as to my whereabouts. I've been trying to get in touch with him to no avail. I hope he comes back to this site and sees that I'm looking for him. 16/12/06
  • David W Hunt: Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-83, 81st Sps. Very much enjoyed going over this great stuff about RAF Bentwaters. Found a few names that rang a bell. Please drop a line to my e-mail adress. Keep up the great work! 3/28/99
  • Durie D Hunter : Misawa, Japan. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-89, 91st AGS/Engine Backshop. I would be very interested in contact with prior buddies at RAF Bentwaters. The best years of my life, "Ajax General". 04/18/04
  • Thomas Hurlburt Msgt (ret): RAF Bentwaters 1972 thru 1976. 81st Security Police Sq. I worked in K-9. I would like to hear from anyone that may remember me.10/27/98
  • Bob Hutchings: Poughquag, NY. Shipped over to RAF Bentwaters from Larson AFB with the wing in 1951. 81st Maint Sq, Airframe Repair Section. Would like to hear from some of my old friends if possible. 3/5/00
  • Norman Hutchins:. Rochdale, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1967-Nov 1969, 91st TFS, F-4 Crew Chief. I have alot of fond memories of the time that I spent there. 11/1/01
  • Robert and Katrina Hyam: Oklahoma City, OK. RAF Bentwaters 1983-86, Radar Maintenance Tech, 2164 Comm Squadron. Katrina worked at the Rod and Gun club. Really enjoyed our stay and miss the place a lot. Lived in the big town of Kettleburgh and miss the friends we made there. Great site. 10/7/99
  • David Hyatt: Delaware, OH. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1973-Apr 1976, 81st TFW, Flight Simulator, Hq Sq. Fabulous job on maintaining this enjoyable web site. My life has been forever affected by my time in England. 5/01/03 Enjoyed viewing your web site. 05/04/07

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  • Alex Inman: Jackson, TN. RAF Bentwaters, 1960-64, HQSQDN. I was at RAF Bentwaters first in 1960, Base Housing Office, and joined the Club Management Team. Managed Airmans Club at RAF Bentwaters for one year with Chappy James running in to help when we had problems. Went to RAF Woodbridge and managed the NCO and Airmans Club for about two years. Was there when JF Kennedy was killed. Would love to here from any one that remembers. 8/04/03
  • Ronnie P Inmon: Schertz, TX (near San Antonio). RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1964-Jan 1967, 92nd Tactical Fighter Sq. Crew Chief that worked on 2nd F4C's to arrive at RAF Bentwaters. Married English girl at Bramfield, Nr Halesworth, September 1965. 08/21/06
  • Rick Innes: St Louis, MO. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1984-Feb 1986. I can't believe it's ben 14 years since my 2 years at RAF Bentwaters. So many nice memories, first love, first time drunk and so much more. A great 2 years. I'm going to be in England in March 2001 for 3 weeks, what is RAF Bentwaters now? I'm trying to figure out if it would be worth my time to stop by and check it out?12/04/00
  • SMSgt Jay Irish (Ret): Fort Worth, TX. RAF Woodbridge/Weathersfield, 1955-59. English Wife.
  • Pat Irwin: RAF Woodbridge, 1979-82. I belive that 'Big Bad Bitchin', Bob Herron was the best Flight Line Manager I ever worked for. PS. East End Charlie Lives. 6/20/00
  • Rebecca (Camper) Ivey Richmond, VA. RAF Woodbridge, 70's/early 80's, 81st CES, Fire Dept. My dad did two tours in England. My parents are Michael W Camper & Sandy Camper. My family talks frequently about Ipswich, RAF Woodbridge & RAF Bentwaters,especially the older we get. Our most treasured memories are of our time there with all of our British and American friends. My dad calls me a bloke & a yankee). That never gets old. 10/19/08

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  • Bryant Jackson: RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1981-Jul 1983, 81st SUPS. It was my first duty assignment (I was 18 years old when I arrived) and I'd be interested in contacting some old friends. Looking forward to hearing from you 6/12/06
  • Edward M 'Ed' Jackson: Mildenhall,Suffolk UK. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1970-Jan 1977, 81st FMS Survival Equipment Shop, thenRAF Mildenhall, Jan,until retirement 1982. Presently working at RAF Mildenhall, Services Sqn,"MWR" in old money. 8/04/01
  • Jon R Jackson: modesto, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1967-Dec 1970. 81st Civil Eng. Woodbridge AFB/Fire Protection. I haven't seen many late 60s personnel in here, so I hope I am not butting in. I will keep looking, but now maybe someone I was aquaintged with can find me. 10/31/02
  • Mose Jackson: I dont know if you can help, in the 1950s-1960 there was a family living in Holland Road, Felixstowe Suffolk, UK by the name of Mose Jackson. Mose was a cook at RAF Bentwaters. His wife Kate was busy bringing up their large family; Mose Jnr the eldest, Ronald, Herman, Luedora, John Willis, Veronica, Frank Charles, Clara Jean, Kitty Carol, Sharon, Gary, Fay Ann. I think I have them in order of ages. I was a couple of years older than their eldest son when they left to go back to the States, I believe California. Kate was expecting their 13th child. Submitted by Barbara. 2/19/01
  • Patricia (Burke) Jackson: Tempe, AZ. An Air Force brat my family was stationed at RAF Bentwaters, 1961-62 My step-father Sgt Louis J Verre (now deceased) was in the Air Force. We lived off base in Wickham Market. My mother's name is Zepherine (an odd name) and we made friends off base as well as on. If anyone remembers us I'd welcome an e-mail. My mother is still living in Mesa Az. I went to RAF Bentwaters elementary school. I was in the 4th grade and my American teacher's name was Miss Kernodle. Thanks all. 3/30/00
  • Roy J Jackson Jr (US Army Sgt): Stationed Augsburg, Germany, Mid 1960's. I磎 writing into this board, because I need your help. I磎 in search for my father Sgt Roy J Jackson Jr and it is very urgent to me to locate him. All the Informations I found out, I have listened at my Homepage. Please visit my Page and help me, if you can. Maybe you remember one of the persons from the pictures I show at my page. Thank you for your help and your time you send into my search. Submitted by Petra Dippold also go to Homepage Petra is a German woman looking for her Father. Go to her homepage for more info and pictures 3/19/02
  • Wendell Jackson: Lilburn, GA. RAF Woodbridge, 1264-1 AACS Detatchment, Sep 1960-61, GCA controller. Transferred to Phalsbourg AFB, France during the Berlin crisis when Kennedy activated the National Guard, then Aviano AFB during the Cuban missile affair. RAF Woodbridge was by far the best. Had some great times in East Anglia. 1/30/99
  • Larry D 'Jake' Jacobs:: Nederland, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1965-May 1968, 381st MMS, SAS Area. I shared Rm.70, 3rd floor of one of the new barracks,with Hardy B Jones and Roger L Grunewald. From Jul 68-Jul 1969 I was stationed, along with TSgt Wesolowski and SSgt Robert E Tully from RAF Bentwaters, at Bien Hoa AFB in Vietnam with the 303rd MMS. I have very fond memories of RAF Bentwaters and the good times and good friends made there. I'm still trying to forget the "other place". I retired from ExxonMobil Chemical in Dec 2003. I would sure enjoy hearing from any of the RAF Bentwaters folks. 01/19/04
  • Gary Jacobsen: Sioux City, Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, May 1972-Jun 1974, 81st SPS. Enjoyed my time at RAF Bentwaters, hope to hear from some of my old buddies. 14/10/06
  • Phil Jacques aka 'Bloke': Ogdensburg, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-Feb 1967, 81st Air Police, "C" Flight Security. Have already contacted some guys, nice to see some familiar names and sites. Would love to hear from any skycop, that was at RAF Bentwaters, that may know the where abouts of anyone. I have some pics that I took, hoping to acquire more, along with names and addresses. Some great memories there, not to mention TDY to RAF Mildenhall. Love to hear from you. 10/12/00
  • Sharon James: Walton Beach, FL. My maiden name was Sharon Wittman, my father was CWO Howard A Wittman, Commissary Officer. What fun! A trip to the past. I was 14-16 years old when living on RAF Bentwaters. I worked as a cashier during the summers at the NCO club. Would surely like to hear from Sam Head or ? Gentry. Both were APs at the time. We sure had a great time dancing the night away at a 4th of July party 1965! It was also a trip looking at the photo of a jet and on the next page you showed a pic of the same jet at Eglin AFB. As I type this, I am less than a mile from that jet! Talk about a small world. Would love to hear from any of the brats from BW 1962-65. Look forward to hearing from someone out there! 10/30/99
  • Terry Janes:. Long Island, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1981-Jun 1983, 510 AMB. I am looking for buddies that I served with. Really enjoyed working at RAF Bentwaters and living in Ipswich. To this day, I cannot figure out why I ever left. 11/1/01
  • Gary R Janney, MSgt (Ret) 4084 Ardenwoods Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28306. RAF Bentwaters, Jul l967-Jul 1970, 81st Wing Command Post Controller. Wife Patricia and Daughter Debbie. Let's hear from anyone who shared the assignment with me and my family. 7/10/01
  • Karen Jayne Burbank, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1984-Jul 1986, 81st SPS. Great memories of Woodbridge and Bentwaters, Even Operation Ferret. 11/03/07
  • Larry Jayne, SMSgt (Ret): Melbourne, FL (Born Youngstown,OH). RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1964-67 (1st enlistment), Accounting & Finance. Really enjoyed your site...Brought back lots of fond memories of my days there. Married an Ipswich girl, Joan Latham from Maidenhall Approach, still together after 34 years. Would like to get in touch with any of the troops there during the same time frame. Oldest daughter born at RAF Bentwaters May 1965. Presently visiting our English family in Ipswich. Continue your fine work on this page. Hope to attend an 81st TFW reunion in the future. 6/13/99
  • Capt Bill F Jeanes: Texas. RAF Bentwaters. 30 years and retired at Lackland AFB as Lt Col. still on flying status. (Submitted by Derrick Booth). 3/12/99
  • Adlai Jerome Jefferson: North Charleston, SC. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-81, 81TFW Accounting. Had a great time. 11/1/01
  • Ronald Jefferson JrRex, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-84, 92nd Amu. 05/22/09
  • Jack Jenkins: Carrollton, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1962-Mar 1964, A&E Sq. AFSC 462X0. Later did two tours at RAF Lakenheath. Total of 9.5 years in England, loved all of it and still miss England. Would like to hear from anyone who was their at this time, cheers. 2/11/01
  • Mike Jenkins: St Petereburg, Florida. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge Mar 1980-Mar 1985, NCOIC of the 81st EMS, Conventional Weapons Maintence and Missle Maitenance Shops. Found your site after looking at the "famous" UFO landing. 12/29/00
  • Philip E Jenks: Port Chester, NY. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1965-Jan 12, 81st Combat Support Group, Chaplain's Assistant, RAF Woodbridge Chapel. I still dream I inadvertantly left the chapel unlocked! 7/23/01
  • Ed Jerzyk: Tucson AZ. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1990-Aug 1992, Base Operations. We miss the people. It was a sad time as the Twin Bases closed. RAF Woodbridge shut down as we were leaving and RAF Bentwaters followed soon after. 8/03/02
  • Sam Jiles: Atlanta, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1968-Dec 1971, 81st Supply Sq. 12/30/04
  • Col C John WI. RAF Briz Norton, 1982-84. Looking for anyone with info about F-4 crash into North Sea During an ORI where two F-4s hit during and Air Refueling with an KC-97 tanker IG AC went into North Sea. 01/17/08
  • Art & Coleen Johnson: Phoenix, AZ 'Valley of the Sun'. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1969-Mar 1973, Jun 1977-Jun 1980, 79th TFS, 91st TFS/81st TFWing Cmdr Off. Enjoyed my stay at Crooked Creek' and made many friends who we still keep in contact with. 7/20/01
  • Fred Johnson: Eureka, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1969-73, 92nd TFS, Aircraft Maint. Although I wasn't too sure of it at the time, because of youth and long hours on the flightline, I now feel it was a true blessing to have served my time at RAF Bentwaters. I learned from all the various people and personalities I met from all over America and Britain. F4C Phantom rules. 6/22/05
  • Dana (Gallagher) Johnson: Akron OH. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-1998 1987-1991 ???. Dependent. Just looking for anyone I might have gone to school with for 5th, 6th, or 7th grades at Woodbridge Elementary. I lived in Saxmundham. 3/12/01
  • Durrell "Ace" Johnson: From Boston, MA. Now stationed in Germany.
  • Harris L Johnson Greensboro NC 27406. RAF South Ruislip, High Wycombe Place/Squadron Assigned: 485 Communications Squadron, SAC. Trying to locate other squadron members for a 50th Reunion. Will you help? 7/7/01
  • Hugh Johnson: Raleigh, NC. RAF Woodbridge, 1951-1954, Dependent. My father, MSgt Worth Sheldric Johnson, was stationed at RAF Woodbridge, 1951-1954. Looking to contact any servicemen or their dependents there with my dad. 9/04/04
  • Marvin 'Jay' Johnson: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1980-84, Supply/POL Hotpit. Looking for Willie Cobbs. I am sure he retired in the UK somewhere. Also Looking for Jan Cofield lived in Ipswich, and Leonard Leblanc, my best friend. 10/24/03 RAF Bentwaters. Looking for some of the footballers. 02/10/06
  • Richard J Johnson, Jr: Lee's Summit, Mo 64081. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1962-Nov 1965. 81st Supply Sq. Member of the Bentwaters Titans. Worked in the Armory and Dependent School Supply. 8/20/00
    Evansville, Indiana. Just thought I'd veiw the site again. I was able to find two of my buddies that I was stationed with during that time perior, however, I still would like to hear from other members of the Bentwaters Basketball Team (Titans) 1962-65. 12/04/00
  • Rick Johnson Indiana. RAF Woodbridge, 1986-90, 67th ARRS. Engine mech, had lots of great times, would like to contact old friends. 01/17/08
  • AIC Steve Johnson...and Bev: Chesapeake, Virginia. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1971-72, Security Police Sq. Former flightline SP grunt. Had a cold, boring job but a lot of friends. Looking for any old friends. Chuck, Dave, Barney, Jaime, Tolbert, Vasi, Maggi, Palermo, Guin, Barnes...are you guys still out there?12/07/98
  • Ted Johnson(looking for): I have been trying to find a way to trace my father Ted whom I have never met. Whilst browsing on the net I stumbled across your website, and decided to try this method of searching. My father was stationed at RAF Bentwaters around 1969/1970, possibly before. He was a SSgt in the Military Police, and dated my mother Doreen McIlwain who lived in Felixstowe, Suffolk. My name is Deanna Bentley and my DOB is 28th May, 1970. If anyone out there knows of my fathers whereabouts, please contact me as I would dearly love to meet him. 1/15/00
  • Tom Johnson: Plainfield, Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1969-May 1972, 381st Munitions Maintenance Squadron (MMS), "Gun Shop" maintaining the SUU-16A gun pods for our F-4 Phantoms. The SUU-16A housed the 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan Cannon which fired 6,000 rounds per minute from (6) counterclockwise rotating barrels. I was promoted to Staff Sergeant prior to being honorably discharged May of 1972. Used my GI Bill to get a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 1982. I have (2) grown children and a wonderful wife of 27 years. 11/1/01
  • Victor Bernard Johnson: Louise Barker searching for father Victor Bernard Johnson, RAF Bentwaters, 1971-74, Mechanical Engineer. Now aged 50 Years, born September. He is black. Originated in North Carolina. He married an English woman, not my mother, in 1973-74. I have been intrigued by your website and enjoyed finding my way through it. I have looked over the years without success. Of course he may have gone anywhere in the USA or even changed his name. I should be most grateful if you might know of any other airforcemen stationed there at about that time whom I could possibly contact to enquire or who might remember my father. 9/17/00
  • James Johnson: Hampton, VA. RAF Woodbridge, 1958. I am searching for James Johnson, RAF Woodbridge, 1958. We attended the base dances. There is not a child involved. Would appreciate any help you could give me . I would love to know how he is, but do not know how to begin my search. E-Mail June 9/03/05
  • Warren Johnson: Mobile AL. RAF Wattisham (Anglia Control), 1958-62/RAF Bentwaters, 1966-70, Comm Squadron. 7/27/99
  • Gary D Joiner: Macon, GA. 23236. RAF Bentwaters & RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1977-Aug 1980. 81 FMS, 81 CRS & 581 AGS. Best of times! 3 years divided between RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, aircraft sheet metal shops. Worked F-4, A-10, and support for tenant unit 67 ARRS HC-130, HH-53. Met and worked with many great USAF and MoD civilians. I miss them all. Wish I'd stayed much longer. Did a tour much later at RAF Mildenhall. 01/28/11
  • Michael Jolly: Miami, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-68, 81st Air Police. I don't remember a dam thing that I did back then except walking around London with handcuffs on all night, and staying at apartments belonging to British Air flight attendants. 4/17/05
  • Edward Joseph Jonas:: Augusta, GA. RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, 1987-89, Fire Dept, I also worked in the orderly room briefly, filling in. I transferred, eventually from the WWII barracks on RAF Woodbridge to new dormatories on RAF Bentwaters. I have fond memories of people I knew there and my time in England, and the surrounding area. I was an A1C at the time. I was part of the Golden Dragons Gaming Club while there, est. in 1985. I'd love to hear from people I played with. It was a non-profit organization and we would meet at the school on RAF Woodbridge to play role playing games on Saturdays. 02/27/04
  • Art Jones: Spokane, WA. RAF Shepherds Grove, 1951-52, Crew Chief 269, 116th Ftr Intcptr Sq. We flew our 86's over via Tinker, upstate NY, Bangor, ME., Goose Bay, Bluey West One, Greenland, Keflavic, Iceland, Stornaway Island, Scotland and Shepards Grove. Did the flyway, very interesting. Also was able to revisit Normandy while there. 3/6/02
  • Charles E Jones: Shelbyville,TN. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1963-Jun 1965, Comm. Remember Danny Danz, Steve, and John Cresanati who spent an awful lot of time chasing after the local females. Nothing but the best memories. 4/14/01
  • Chuck Jones: Glade Spring, VA 24340. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-65, 81st Supply Squadron. Looking for old mates: Johnson, Sostack, Haynes, Raseta, Flannery, Shelley. 8/01/03
  • A2C Clinton F Jones: 736 E Parkwood St, Sidney, OH 45368, Tel: 937.492.1527, 937.492.1527. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-Aug 1965, 81st Supply Sq, Admin Clerk. Would love to talk to some of the guys I worked with and Maj Black and SSgt Andy Anderson. 03/3/10
  • David Jones: Valparaiso, FL. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1972-75, 381 MMS. Spent total of 9 years in UK. Married a Bramford girl, 30 years later and we are retired from USAF in Florida. 6/30/02
  • Donald Bruce Jones: JupitDetroit, MI. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1979-81, Cook/Baker. Memories; Led Zeppelin at Kebworth, Pink Floyd, The Wall, at Earls Court, Underground in London, getting buzzed in the barracks, midnight chow after a night out, living off base in Saxmundon, Down at the pub. Friend of the party gang dies in fire after one of those electric heaters caught his blanket on fire. Everyone had to outdo everyone else's stereos. So on and so on. Good times, still dream about being there Should have done my 4 years there, Retired after 20 years. Now belong with veterans hospital in Detroit working on a 2nd retirement. 52 years old, over 30 years since then will never forget it. Michael Lee, Carl Banks, Jack Stevenson, everyone in the chow hall. Gained my manhood over there to a married woman from Maine, Cindy Tardy. Hello, stand up Detroit. 07/23/11
  • Hardy B Jones: FL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1965-Oct 1968, 381st MMS. Great to find a good web site like this. 01/18/04
  • Irvin Jones: Omaha, Nebraska. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-85, 1988-92. I was at Grand Forks when I seperated from the military. I contacted Wayne D Hudson now living in Omaha, NE and stayed with him for a short while. I now work for the Omaha Public Power District and would like to find some friends that him and I were stationed with at the time. 1/20/01
  • James Jordon: Columbia, SC. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-83, EMS, Munitions. Looking for those stationed there during the years 80-83 in the munitions 461xo field. 2/3/99
  • Jason 'Bones' Jones: Bay Area, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1989-90, 81st CRS PavePenny PODS & AVTR/CTVS. I had a great time at RAF Bentwaters and was thinking about old friends. Looking for info on Darvin Crawford, & Brian Perry. I would also like to find out what happened to Debbie, think her last name was St.Jacque. We used to go up to her flat in London and hangout and party on the weekends. I lived in the Dorms on Base, same dorm the Dew Drop Inn was. Anyone out there remember me? Email me and say Hi! Webpage 11/08/04
  • Scott Jung:. Tampa, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1986-Oct 1988, 81st TFW, CES, Fire Dept. 11/16/01
  • Leo Justin: Texas. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Bentwaters, about 1953-56. Randall Erickson Is looking for info about Leo. 5/27/02

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  • Lisa Kaempf: Charleston, SC. Dependent. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1987-91, SEC Police. Looking for Marc Gosik and wife Denise. They had 3 girls and lived on RAF Benwaters. He was an Air Traffic Controller. I would love to hear from any other friends from that time frame.11/26/05
  • Ricky Kaempf: Charleston, SC. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1986-91, 81st SPS, SP Armory. It was a great tour with great people to work with: Mike Graham, Bob Wasik, Mike Boyd. 11/26/05
  • Gregory P Kalinoski(Ret MSgt): RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1982-84 & 1987-92, Security Police Squadron. RAF Alconbury 1975-78 and RAF Molesworth 1985-87. But I really preferred Suffolk, I lived in Trinity St Martin, Leiston and Kesgrave. Favorite towns, Dedham, Dunwich, Southwold and many others. Remember security's operation FERRET don't forget operation JAADE (Joint Anglo American Defense Exercise) the rumble with the British Army behind the NMSA & "Charlie NAAPA) Woodbridge, got to go to BAD Toltz Germany 1986 as a Platoon Sergeant and have the 10th Special Forces really knock the stuffing out of consolidated Platoon of 30 Cops from 4 UK bases and a couple of cops from HQ Ramstein. Was deployed in December of 82 to Egypt when almost 1/2 of "B" Security was busted, MSgt Jim Dugan was the Flight Chief. Then there was the great Bunny Bust for "B" flight LE in 83. Of course I should mention Ron Sauls, one of the most reliable and steadfast cops I ever worked with. Then there was Kelly Snider (who would not suffer fools gladly - any one remember the dining out 1991 or 1992 where he roasted every one in sight), he was the best Security Stan Eval evaluator I ever worked with and I was his superintendent. Yes, I saw many things at BW/WB, like a Peace Keeper Armored Vehicle doing 90 plus MPH on the south taxiway, or the jeep that went to the top of lookout hill (post 21?) in the "B" NAAPA. And for all those folks who left "B" flight and were baptized with death juice from the ECP post hole. 1Lt Fred Flanders and his yellow car, who found Garfield the cat with his throat cut... RAF BW/WB was a great assignment. 12/14/00
  • Robert 'Bob' Kane: Jim Thorpe, PA. RAF Lakenheath, 1964-66, 48th Tac Ftr Wg. Looking for anyone who remembers me. Married a girl from Brandon, Lesley Fullers. 1/13/02
  • Gary "Karbo" Karbousky: Colorado Springs, Colorado. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-76, 81 TFW Maintenance Training Shop and FTD. Worked at Rod & Gun Club, shot lots of skeet and drank lots of beer Worked with Base Falconers. I flew my hawks and falcons all around the base and Suffolk. I lived in Knoishall and Leiston. 01/08/04
  • Paul ?, Steve Steelman, Denis Guyer: at Scott AFB now. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-90. Today, few RAF Bentwaters folks in town here, we were reminded of the old days at RAF Bentwaters, assigned to the 81st TFW. These are a bunch of us who stay in touch: Dave Stewart, Bounty Hunter, student, Ft Smith, Arkansas; Maryann Ramirez (Shepherd), Married, 2 kids, assigned to Tinker AFB; SSgt Denis Guyer, married to former Allison Crane, Dalton, Mass, Purchasing Rep. Crane Paper; Paul Karstendiek, Intel, Analyst, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, 3 kids, 1 from BW; Steve Steelman, Denver CO, Rocky Flats; Klaus Fleiscmann, Engineer for Boeing, NW US; Patty Klein, Long Island, 1 child; Juliana Vandergrift, Ipswich; Joe Daugherty, MSgt AFRES, NCOIC Rescue Shop, Patrick AFB, FL; Amy Rodriguez (Dykes), (Austin, TX). We had the best of times there, and visit one another often. Some of us are God Parents of each others kids, Best Men and Bride's Maids for each other's weddings. Overall best friends for life. Great site. 3/30/99
    Paul ?: Ft Walton Beach, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-1989, 81st Trans Sq. Combat Aviation Advisor now at 6 SOS, AFSOC. Enjoy visiting your page for the memories. Lost a wife there, but made four great friends. Denis Guyer (Biomed) just elected Town Selectman for the city of Dalton, MA. Steve Steelman (81 Trans) still at Rocky Flats Plant, Denver. We've all visited one another this year. Now that I'm retiring, friendships made at RAF Bentwaters were the highlight of my career. One friend dropped-off last year, Klause Fleishman, suppose he wanted to discard the RAF Bentwater's past. So, from Den, Paul and Steelballs, an Ode to Klause. MaryAnn Shepherd-Ramirez (510th) also doing well, still at Tinker, AFB. Enjoy hearing from all those folks from the late 1980s, Butts Wine Bar and Garland Pub are most memorable as was Hollywood's Nightclub. 6/10/01
  • Paul Kasprak: Martha's Vineyard, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-74, F-4's in the MA shop. I've been back to Ipswich and the base several times during my trips back to England. Once when the base was still opened and again when it had closed. Even though it had changed greatly over the years, the memories of old friends and time had not. It would be great to hear from Dee, Williams, Swear, Boykins, Willi, Smitty, Kummer, Goforth, Teddy Bear (who started the bar in the FMS barracks), Elmo, Micky or any other long lost friends from the past. 8/7/00
  • Herb Kauffman Maine. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st OMS,Crew Chief Blue Sect, F4D's. 11/28/08
  • William Anthony Kayes A2C, AF12586435RAF Bentwaters/81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Early 1960s. Married Yvonne Went May 1963. Contact Paula Aldous, at [email protected] 07/02/16
  • Diane Keeble now Keeble-Allen: Tunstall, Sflk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1982-90. 81 CES/81 SPS. MOD Civilian. Worked in Housing Referral, CES Squadron Cost Accounting and Pass and ID, SPS/CBPO. Am currently a University Lecturer in Organisational Theory, Doctor of Ed Man. So clearly life at RAF Bentwaters taught me lots of good things! would love to hear from friends made over the years. Married Sgt Tim Allen from 81EMS. 11/27/01
  • John "Ed" Keene: RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1984-Oct 1987, 81st CRS ECS shop for a year and then transferred to the 81st AGS in the 510th AMU. I did many TDYs to Germany. It was a great time in my life. If there are any others that were there at that time, please contact me. 05/04/07
  • Taylor Keen: Waco, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-60, My father flew F101's and was exec to Gen Dunham. I was one of the kids that built the 'fort in the lime pit' by your barracks and used to get into snowball fights with the airmen for fun. I miss RAF Bentwaters and hope someday to take my kids there. Do you remember the Kelly's at the Bowling Ally? I used to set pins there. Sgt Taylor's 'crap games' at the NCO Club Friday night's. You all had all the fun. I also ran the Teen Club. We hired the Beatles one time. 7/23/99
  • Gerald Keener: Texarkana, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1980-Dec 1983, 81st Group. What great fun having lunch at the pub, chucking back a few pints Saturday night at Cinderelas in Ipswich or the Jazz Club. It has been a long time since I have been that free. Dated a girl named Juile Mott, she was a great person. 06/05/11
  • Ed Keeney, TSgt/MSgt: West Richland, WA. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1977-Jul 1980, 81st SPS. Found you through the "Unofficial" web site for the 81st SPS by Ken Kern. My wife, Laura, was the Girl Scout Neighborhood Chairman. We lived on base at RAF Woodbridge. I have two kids, Marsha and Kirk. Kirk was born at RAF Lakenheath 2 months before we PCSd. I was Base Security Flight Chief for "B" and "D" Flights; Squadron Team Chief for 1978 Rifle and Pistol Team (4 of which went to USAFE Team at Torrejon, Spain); Wing/Base NCOIC-Physical Security Program; Taught Red Cross classes just before I left for PCS to Malmstrom AFB, MT. I've got "lots" of names from sets of orders, etc. if anybody is interested. 8/18/01
  • Kevin & Ann Keith: Aviano, Italy. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-92. Ann is originally from Ipswich. We met, married, have lived in the U.S. and now are in Italy. 6/17/99
  • J B Keith: Washington State. RAF Bentwaters, 1951-54, 81st Comm Sqn. 7/10/02
  • Sonja Keith Orange, CA. RAF Bentwaters. 1975-78, Dependent. I'm 36 years old and have suddenly become interested in my own history. I lived on base housing in front of the elementary school. What I remember is that "the woods" surrounding the school in back and on one side. I was looking for it on satelite and am wondering if they tore that school down. I found an area outside of RAF Bentwaters that looks like that's where it could have been. Can anyone give me any data on where this school was? My dad's name is C J Cramp. He retired from the Air Force in Wichita, KS in 1991. Let me know if anyone remembers him as well. I'm just trying to get in touch with anyone who remembers the area. 06/03/09
  • Michael Kellar : Hickam AFB, Hawaii. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1985-Oct 1988, 81 EMS Sheetmetal Shop. Looking for any Tin Benders out there! 03/28/04
  • John P Kelley: Salisbury, MD. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1960-Nov 1963, 81st Trans Sq. Looking for anyone stationed there in the 81st Trans Sq,or 81st A&E. Looking for Gary A Stewart's, Tigard, OR their email address and looking for a Stanley V Scott, Col Eugene Stricklands driver in the 60's. 03/3/10
  • Joseph Kelley: RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1987-Feb 1991, 81 CRS ECM Shop. Director Business Development, TenFold Communications, Inc. Office: 919-490-1697, Cellphone: 919-949-5092. 6/10/01
  • Terry Kelley : Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, I was one of three US DoD employees assigned to the A-10 in the late 80's - early 90's. I was the Weapons AFETS. My wife, Nida, is from the Philippines. We lived in the Mill House in Butley. Sure do miss them Lincolnshire sausages!!!! 5/18/99
  • Fred J Kelly: Livonia Michigan 48152. RAF Woodbridge, 1963-67, Air Police. This is very exciting. It seems everyone had me dead & gone. Married 33 years to an East End gal. I sure hope to get some mail from the RAF Woodbridge gang. Man, they were the years. Thanks for a super job on your site. Ref: Barry Miller. 5/5/01
  • John Kelly: Spokane Washington (hometown). RAF Shepards Grove, 1951-52, 7915th Sq. Submitted by Susan Murray Colorado Springs, CO. I am searching for information on my birth father John Kelly. He was attached to the Air police, RAF Shepards Grove. He was sent back to the US 3 months before my birth. The US Military Chaplin was notified but would provide no information to my mother. My mothers maiden name, Betty Froud, lived in Bury St Edmunds. 8/14/01
  • Ron Kendall: Canton, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Security Police, 18 months. 2/12/03
  • Blair Kennedy: Jupiter, FL. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1980-83, 81 CRS, ECM shop. Havent spoken to anyone from that time since I left. Im on FaceBook. 07/23/11
  • Cindy Kennedy: Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-91, 81st Trans. I loved it in England. I have been back atleast 5 times since 1991. 9/02/04
  • Gary & Jody Kennedy: Neola, Iowa. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1983-Nov 1986, Flight Line. Both played softball for the base mens & women's teams. We lived in Saxmundum in base housing. We now both work for the VA Hospital in Omaha,NE. Gary is now a Nurse/Manager in the ER. Our daughter will graduate high school in the Spring. Love to hear from anyone out there that remembers us. 01/17/06
  • Bob Kenney: Lakewood, WA. Raf Woodbridge, Jan 1957-Jan 1961, 79th Fighter Sq . looking through this site brings back many great memories.12/10/99 I worked in the hyd shop on the F84F and F100D/F. Hung out with Don Markley (Deceased), Bill Davis (Deceased),& Bob Heargreas . Married to a wonderful lady from Lowestoft. If anyone remembers me drop a line. I was also at RAF Mildenhall, 1964-67 take care. 10/20/09
  • Mark Kepler: Ipswich Suffolk. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1980-May 1983, 81 TFW Supply. From what I have seen this is a great site, so keep up the good work. Let me know how you get it so good. 2/6/01
  • Tsgt Thomas Keplar (ret): Spent 6 of 16 years in England. RAF Croughton near Upper Heyford (79-82), RAF Uxbridge in the west end of London (91-94). Visited Bentwaters for a Communications Banquet just before base closed. Knew CMSgt Dave Murrey who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters and is still in UK. Spent 6 of 16 years in England. Knew CMSgt Dave Murrey who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters and is still in UK. 18/02/07 Had not been on the site in quite some time. Saw some of the names and sure brought back memories. I am now living in Australia. 6/16/07
  • James Kerce: Scott AFB, IL. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1982-Nov 1985, 81st Supply Fuels. Best Assignment of my 20 year career. People I would like to hear from, Martin Kenney, Nate Curley (702x0), Chris Rogers, Steve Herling, and any other POL troops, soo many names I remember CL, Ron Ray, Larry Widner, Ernest Nance, Willie Cobb and Marv Johnson, Mark Phillips, Capt Van, Jim Huber from my days there, and many more that come to mind. I was in Ipswich last Christmas, not much changed! 11/22/03
  • Ken Kern: RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters, 1978-81, Security, 81st SPS, "B" Flight. Enjoyed your web sight. keep up the good work. 3/26/99
    I left my name & email address in your guestbook some years back & have found past colleagues & yet others I didn't know contact me. Being able to leave my name at your site has really been helpful! Having sensed a need for a gathering place just for former 81st SPS types. I just created a set of 81 SPS Webpages & hope to expand in the future. It just went up & I'm still in the process of "spreading the word". I think the world of your site & believe it to be the best RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge site out there! 6/10/01
  • Ron Kerpsack: Rio Rancho, NM. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1977-Jul 1979, 81st SPS. 14/10/06
  • Linda Kerr nee Barr Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st Sec Police, Pass and ID Sect. Most would remember me as Linda Kerr, who married Cpt Raymond "Dale" Kerr, D Flight Shift Commander. 05/22/09
  • Chris Kerry: Elmsett, Ipswich, UK. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1978-81. Employed as an independent cab driver, then for yellow line. Maybe some can remember my white Ford 1600E car, and the quick route to ipswich via Tuddenham! Any one seen Kevin from yellowline? 12/25/01
  • Sam Kerslake:. Beaverton, Oregon. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1965-Mar 1968, Inertial Nav System Technician. Arrived during the transition from the F101 Voodoo to the F4 Phantom II. Member of the first class on the Litton LN12 INS system and one of the first techs to work on INS. Worked for a time at RAF Woodbridge as well. 11/16/01
  • Richard Kerstetter Riverside, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1959-Feb 1962, Went back to see the base in 2001, what a shock. Base Housing had some residents but the upkeep was disgusting. Could not go onto the main base. It was all clsed by bushes and trees. Sure looked different than it did back in the 1960's. Anyone there 1959-62 jot me a note. Submitted by wife Carleen (nee Holt). 08/27/09
  • Donald E. Kessel : Yuba City, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1955-57, 79th Dental Lab. You have a great homepage! 5/6/99 & 07/26/07
  • George Ann (Alford) Kessler: My ex-husband MSgt Samuel J. Alford was stationed at RAF Bentwaters, 1980-83. Those were wonderful years. We lived in Hadleigh the first part of our tour there. Then moved to (base) housing in Felixstowe, Garrison lane for the last part. We were friends with George (Chris) Christian wife Nita. I would love to find them. They went to Dover, Delawre but lost them from there. Also Dale and Chris Diermyer and McCon Jones. Would love to hear from any or all of them. 2/8/00
  • Ernie Kidder: Florida. RAF Woodbridge, 1970-72, Military Police. Lived off base on Leopold Rd, Felixtowe. Still keep in touch with Danny Tiller and Mark Smith from the same area. We all drove MG Sports Cars back then. Mine was a red Midget. I will enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers those days. 2/23/01
  • Marcia Kilgo-Davis: North Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1990-Oct 1992, Base Supply. 3/4/01
  • Marshall Killingsworth (E-9 ret): Georgia. RAF Bentwater, Dec 1958-61. From Austin to RAF Bentwaters we came and we won! 86's, F-101's. Go get them. 4/1/01
  • Ernie Killcrece: Arkansas. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1965-Apr 1968, Air Police . Would enjoy hearing from old buddies. 3/21/01
  • Kim ?: Merritt Island, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1973-Jun 1976, 81st SPS. 3/27/03
  • Robert 'Bob' Kimble: Mulvane, KS . RAF Bentwaters, )ct 1978-Oct 1980, Firefighter at "Crooked Creek". Lots of great times. MSGT Morhar was Fire Chief during my stay. Really miss the people, and does anyone remember Herman the German. 7/23/01
  • Lisa King: Belleville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1985-Dec 1987, 81st AGS, 511th AMU. In the 15 plus years since I left the 511th, I have never found the feeling of camaraderie that I shared with so many working those long, cold hours on the flightline. I would like to hear from anyone who served in the 511th from 1985-1988. Depending on the responses that I receive, I would like to plan a reunion in 2004. 5/28/03
  • Samuel S King: Lady Lake, FL. RAF Woodbridge, May 1952-Jul 1956, 79th F, BS Crew Chief F-84G/F ACFT. Excellent web pages. You've put a lot of hard work in them and it shows. Keep up the good work. 4/22/01
  • Steven W. King: California. RAF Woodbridge Jan 1963-Jun 1966. Air Police Sentry Dog Handler. AF19748794
  • Bill Kinman Louisiana. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1975-Dec 1977, 92 TFS. 11/24/08
  • Gary P Kirby: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-68, 1975-78, 1980-84, 1985-90. Started out as an A3C, ended up a Msgt. I loved the duty and the country. Love the site. I love the idea of seeing old names from the past. 1/10/01
  • Robert E Kirby Sr: RAF Woodbridge RAF Wethersfield April 1952-55. One of 23 from Weathersfield that opened RAF Woodbridge. The 79th came a few days later. Was an A2C Air Police (ramp tramp). Check the 'Reunion Section' BW Page.
  • Steven Kirby: Beckrow, Suffolk. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1977-Aug 1993 81 SPS, Trans, DODDS. I enjoyed many years at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Had many friends that would be nice to see again. Great site, looking forward to the reunion. 2/26/01
  • Tom Kirchhofer: Marietta, GA. RAF Wattisham, Radar Air Traffic Control, attached to RAF Bentwaters Jan 1, 1964-June 22, 1966.
  • Msgt Chuck (Crash) Kirchner (ret) USAF : Madbury, New Hampshire. RAF Woodbridge, 1976-78, 67th ARRS. My best memory was 1978 Ipswich Town FC won the FA cup!! Danny Vahlkamp and I had season tickets. Visited all of the former USAAF bases in the area. As a Comm/Nav systems repairman, seeing Bawdsey was a great thrill. Chain Home RADAR, you know!! When I left, I was a Sergeant, PCS'd to Loring AFB, Maine. Stayed there 16 years, and after a 1.5 year Tech Advisor tour at Niagara Falls, I finally retired. Now I'm working for Raytheon Aerospace at the former Pease AFB, in New Hampshire, with Marty Gilman. We spend hours remembering the good times "over there". I still wish I had my Hillman Super Minx! If anyone there knows a chap named Jack Berghuis (pronounced Burgess), please give him my e-mail. Tell him "Crash" says to write. He was my shop chief in the 67th. Cheers. 4/28/99
  • Bryan Kirk: Cyprus. My wife and I were the Landlord/Landlady of the Queen's Head at Saxmundham 1966- 78 and have some fond memories serving families from both bases. We made many friends who we have regretably lost touch with. 1/12/03
  • Gerald 'Kirk' Kirkpatrick: RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1955-58, 81st SUPRON (81st Supply Sq). Would like to hear from anybody from that time. I also would like to hear about any reunions. 7/14/00
  • Jeff Kirk: Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-Jan 1984. It was the best 2 yrs of my Air Force career. I have many memories of my time there. 7/3/00
  • Kenneth Kirk: Columbus,OH. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1967-Sep 1969, 81st TWF Sevices Sq. 09/18/07
  • Walter and Karen Kisamore: From MD, Living in Sumter, SC. RAF Bentwaters, Lived at RAF Woodbridge. 81st CRS. Apr 1990-Apr 1993.
  • Roger Kistler: San Antonio, Texas. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1963-67, 92nd TFS, later switched to 78th TFS. Found you in the Evening Star, Ipswich. Was there to see the last F-84 and F-101 leave. Also ushered in the F-4C's in 1965. This was the time of then Col Robin Olds and Col Chappie James. Wouldn't mind hearing from someone of that time period, I may have some old pictures. 3/22/99
  • John Kleck: RAF Bentwaters, 1976-79. I extended to stay an extra year. Didn't go home at all. I was in supply and drove the Bench stock truck between RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. I miss England a lot. I bought a Harley and drove it everywhere. I remember the huts, shopping each saturday in town, Ipswich winning the FA cup in 1977, I think, what fun. Will have to look for some pictures to send. 10/16/99
  • Lavern Raymond Klein: RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters 1969 -71. Believe Lavern was originally from Minnesota and was part of the Security Police Squadron during his time in the UK. If anyone knows Lavern or worked with him please E-mail me Jackie S Newman. We would love to hear from anyone who knew or worked with Laverne during his time in the UK or any suggestions of how we could contact him. 2/23/99
  • CMSGT Kurt M Kleinsasser: Costa Mesa CA. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1962-Aug 1965. Submitted by son, Steve Kleinsasser. 2/9/01*
  • Ken Kleinsmith: Jetmore, KS. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1962-Nov 1965, 81st. 3/27/03
  • Larry Klemesrud: Osage Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1967-Dec 1970. I retired from the Air Force in May 1987 as a MSgt. After at RAF Bentwaters, I went to Minot, Greece, Spain, McGuire and Greenham Common. I left the SPS careerfield and intered Command and Control. From there I had a SPECAT assignment at McGuire where I did a great deal of traveling throughout the world. After retireing, I returned to England to live, but had to return to my home to care for an elderly parent. I have only come into contact with three folks from my RAF Bentwaters era: Joe Elmore, Julius Ricks & John Faulk, all retired. You have done a great job on your website. If there are any folks around from the time I was at RAF Bentwaters, I would love to hear from you via email. 3/15/01
  • Karl Klepac: Franklinville, NJ. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1974-Mar 1977, 81st AMS (F-4 Instrument Panels). A long time ago, but think of the place quite a bit. All great memories, pubs, sites, people, and how can one not remember the beautiful weather. Looking for a few old friends: Troy Stephens, Mike Carter, Charlie Smithers, Ivan Mallett, Donald Tripper. 6/21/01
  • Bud Kline: Slidell, LA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1967-Mar 1971, 81st Security Police. 11/07/05
  • Frederick 'Fred' A Kloeppel: 4453 Huntington Circle, Niceville, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1956-Jul 1958, Detachment 2, 1st Tactical Depot Sq. I'm sorry that we won't be able to attend the 81st Reunion because of a 1st TDS ruinion in Tucson during that same time period. I was the commander of our detachment at RAF Bentwaters and worked closely with the 91st FS to accomplish their mission. Sounds like the 81st is well organized now after some humble beginnings. I was able to attend one of the early reunions in Las Vegas in the early 60's. We exercised our deployment plan when we moved to RAF Woodbridge becaused they closed the RAF Bentwaters runway for a 9 month period. I accompanied the 91st to N Africa in the spring of 1958 for two weeks for training support. RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge was a great experience and I still correspond with individuals who were assigned there when I was. I retired 1 Aug 1979 as a Lt Col with over 28 yrs active duty. 2/22/03
  • Gordon KochArlington Heights, IL 60004. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1967-Dec 1969, 81st CES Fire Department/crash rescue. Many fond memories of Ipswich and the Running Buck and a few of our parties both on base and off base. Would like to hear from any firemen that were there the same time and what they are doing now. I remember the RAF Woodbridge Chief MSgt Kassan, TSgt Bledsoe, A1C Yak, Trenary and many others. 07/05/08
  • Annie Knights: I was one of the lucky English people that was invited to RAF Bentwaters to ten pin bowl with them. Bowled there from 1970 untill it closed. Was one of the saddest days I can remember. I met some wonderful people out there. One of the teams I was on was the Tueday Night League with Wendy & Harry Galent. What wonderful times I had there and I miss you all. Would love to talk to anyone who remembers me. I lived on Martlesham Heath. 5/09/03
  • Frederick Knippel: Albuquerque, NM, retired AF. RAF Bentwaters, May 1958-Sep 1959, Det 2, 605th Comm Sq (Was located in old site six on map. 605th was changed to 7519 Comm Sqdn. Aug 1959 and I left Sep 1959). Really had great time while there. This was third base on tour. Started at RAF Molesworth, 1955-57. Then to RAF Sculthorpe, 1957-58, then to RAF Bentwaters. Am interested in pictures of base and facilities as mine have disappeared. 1/3/01 Had large Kaiser Manhatten car year 1953 made. Drove many a time on Wednesdays up to Great Yarmouth. Spent weekends in Kettering and married Kettering girl in 1959. All pictures I had of Bentwaters missing and would like to get hands on some but mainly of period while I was there. Nobody ever mentions my old buddy PC Scott from Eyke. My living site now walled off June 2000. Was in League at bowling alley two years. 1-6/01 I have been looking for over 27 years for Hubert J Jones. Was together at RAF Molesworth 1955-57. Then RAF Sculthorpe 1957-58. Again at Wiesbaden Germany 1974-75. Last known assignment was Wurtsmith AFB, Oscoda, MI from which he retired in 1975 as I believe a T/Sgt. His old seriel number: AF11562331. Frederick W. Knippel: Worked in the Unit Supply nissan hut and was alternate driver for off base Comm workers past town of Woodbridge. Was top secret site back then. 05/04/07
  • Robert C Kocher: Maryland. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67, RAF Bentwaters Hospital. Would love to know if anyone recalls Harold Norman Richardson Pediatric doctor at RAF Bentwaters, he would be possibly be 70 or early 70's I was stationed with him in Columbus Ohio in very early 60's and then to follow at Bentwaters my wife's name was Beni. Dr. Richardson used to treat my daughter Kathy. It would be an honor to reunite with him if anyone has information PLEASE contact us. Many Thanks for your wonderful work Maureen and Jim. 3/21/01
  • Joe Koczan: E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301 . RAF Bentwaters, AGE Shop 1962-1965. Most productive 3 years of my life. Remember many good times and some not so good. Started my college career at the RAF Bentwaters Education Center in 1962. Earneed my Masters degree in 1980. Remember Ed Land (still my closest friend), Bob Moore, Dave Morse, Ray Gooseman, Courtland Mulford (civilian director of Education Center and now deceased), Eileen Wetherill (Librarian), Bridget Fox (Nurse), Floyd Walker (played on the football team), Msgt Calder Robinson (now deceased, Command Sgt Major of the Pacific Air Force and nominated for Sgt Major of the Air Force before retiring), Father Leo J. Lyons (chaplain, retired in South Chicago area, Ron Hall, Pat Wilkinson, Al Berning, Dennis Howe, Ron Burrell, Willie Williams, James Johnson, Art Waters, Don La Barre, Peyton Perkins, Sgt Glenn Ryan, Vic Baker, Freddy Diaz (sheet metal shop and drove a magnificent '51 Jag sedan), and a bunch of others I can't think of right now. Would enjoy hearing from some I've not heard from in 35, or so years. 12/27/00
  • Jeannette Larivee Koehler: Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-83, 81st AGS. I used to be married to Robert Larivee stationed at RAF Bentwaters 1981-83. I have been talking to my friend Cathy Moackler. we have lost touch with most the people we knew when we were in England and would love to hear from anyone who might remembers us. some of the names that we can think of are Howard Fletcher, Jeff Kingsboro, Bobby Kirkham, Charles Winchester, Steve Parenallo, Jimmy Parrott, Curtis Hahn, Steve Falks, & Doug Ramsey. If anyone remembers any of thase people I would love to hear from you. Please get in touch. 4/2/02
  • Herman Koester: Belleville, IL. RAF Woodbridge from May 1961-Dec 1962, 78th TFS, Aircraft Mechanic (Crew Chief). Discharged from the AF in Dec 1962, married Sandra Hadley from Kesgrave in Sep 1963. Worked at McDonnell-Douglas, St. Louis from May 1964-Jul 1996. Now working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car,Information Systems. Lovely site. Thanks for taking the time to set it up. 6/9/00
  • M/Sgt Cal Koller: First Sergeant, 81st Air Base Group 1951-54. Wife is English and I believe worked in the Sergeants' Mess. They live on High Road Trimley, Felixstowe. His wife told me he is in hospital in Ipswich getting work done on his heart. (Update) He died in the Anglsea Road Wing of Ipswich Hospital, March 27, 1999. (Submitted by Derrick Booth). 3/12/99
  • Tim S. Komorous: Wood Dale Illinois, 60191. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1989-Aug 1992, 581AGS-78TH,AMU. Just like to find some our People who served with the Red Tails. Of our A-10 Warthogs. Miss the fun we had on our TDY's! 3/15/01
  • Don Konley: Tinley Park IL. RAF Burtonwood, 1951-53. It helps to bring back memories of the tours over there, and the people we met. Three years of my life were most enjoyable being stationed in the UK. From the guys I was stationed with to the English Rose I met and married, 47 years now. We enjoy going back every other year. Only thing that irks me is Uncle Sam paid my way over there the first time and I didn't see much of the country. Now it cost me to see it. But its worth it. We stil have great friends we made over there. 2/23/01
  • David Korsmo: Dallas, TX. RAF Bentwaters, May 1951-54, 81st Medical. I enjoy these pages. I would like to find Karl D 'Pete' Petersen, married Elizabeth Bronwyn Moore of Colchester in 1953, and alsoSteve Mudrak. We had many wonderful nights at the Corn Exchange in Colchester. Four of us were the first USAF to come there with the new blues. Three wonderful years! I will see you at Sep Reunion in Ipswich. 6/17/01
  • David A Korzep Jr: RAF Woodbrige/Bentwaters. I have very fond memories of RAF Bentwaters, my Dad was the Base Fire Marshal. As a small boy, I remember hanging out at the Fire Station and on the Flight Line. The sound of a F-4C's at full after-burner....AWESOME. As an adult, I work on the Flight Line at Salt Lake City International Airport, Airport Operations. I guess it is in my blood, jet fuel and airplanes.9/20/98
  • Curt Koukal: Lacey, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1963-Apr 1965, Chief of Maint. Have many fond memories of RAF Bentwaters and would enjoy hearing from old friends and acquaintances. 09/18/07
  • Paul R Kovatch, SGT: Anaheim, CA, 714.535.2918. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1968-Aug 1972, 2164th AFCS. Wife Marlene Filo Kovatch daughter Angela Kovatch. Website. 6/22/04
  • Jack Kritzer (USAF Ret):High Wycombe , 1958-61, 1280th AACS Sq. You don't know me, but I was scanning the Air Force Web sites and came across yours. That's a great job you have done. I only with that the base I was at had one so I could contact some of the guys. I'm familiar with most of the bass in the UK since I played baseball for the base team and traveled to most of them. It was a great experience over there. Good luck with your site and take care. 7/30/01
  • Ken Kriz: Boqueron, Puerto Rico. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1969-Jun 1972, 81st FMS Corrosion Control Shop. Will be in England this April and want to visit the Ipswich area. Finding this website brings back alot of memories. 03/28/04
  • Frederick Michael Kroenlein, A1C: Alsea, Oregon. RAF Upper Heyford, 1983-87. I would love to make contact with some of the people I served with during this time: 1st Lt D J Joseph (probably married and with a different name now, Sgt's Dawn Sauter, Barksdale, MSgt Moore, Allen Eliott Price (Shirley Jones nephew). This is "The Crow". Please write to me if you remember the great food served at the Hospital dining area kitchen during any of these years. Write soon. 77 South Washington, Seattle, WA 98104. 7/3/00
  • Steve Krull:. Jensen Beach, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1969-May 1972, 381 MMS. Love this Site! Brought back a lot of memories. 11/16/01
  • Ed Kublik Bennett, Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58/1962/1966/1970-74, Base Supply/ 67ARRS 70-74. Also 3 Re-ups at RAF Bentwaters must be good. Married a Woodbridge girl 45 yrs soon. Many friends and contacts from this page. Last visit 2006. Both bases massive changes. RAF active W/B.Email is answered. 05/22/09
  • Ed Kulas: VA. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1987-Aug 1980, Material Control. Some fond memories of the wonderful folks I met during my time at RAF Bentwaters, and some not so great memories pulling SP Augmentee at the Weapons Storage during a snow storm. I've returned to RAF Bentwaters several times to reminise. It's sad to see a once spotless, tidy, bustling base decay and become overgrown. 9/28/05
  • Bob KulikPittsburgh, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1975-Jun 1977, 81st SPS. First look at the site. I'm looking for some old buddies. 01/02/09
  • Donald E Kuschel: 4662 Sussex Terrace, Orlando, Fl 32811. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1957-Sep 1958, Communications. I was an Airman 1st Class, married with one child, Donna Kay, born in England, wife's name, Helen. Discharged at Manhattan Beach in late 1958. My best friend was SSgt Larry Powell, who now lives in Evansville. 7/13/03
  • Robert 'Bob' C Kutterhoff Ocean Springs, MS. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1975-Mar 1977, 81st TFW/Training Management. I worked for MSgt Carl Cunningham and SSgt Gary Karbousky my whole tour. RAF Bentwaters was my only overseas assignment for my Air Force career. I remember having a good time and enjoying the people around me. I especially remember the Horse and Groom Pub in Melton, lots of late nights there. I was only an A1C when I arrived and left there a Sgt. Kept my nose out of trouble which was hard for me. 01/02/09
  • Jon Kwiatkowski MSgt (Ret):. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1980-93, 81st TFW, A-10 Weapons Loader. I have lots of fond memories and photographs of the flightlines from Sembach to Leipheim. I would welcome your emails. 11/22/01

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  • Steven La Barre: Liverpool, NY. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1972-Nov 1974, 67th ARRS. Would like to hear from others from that time; Ben Arnold, KP Hannagan. 10/24/05
  • James M LaBit: Milton, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, 81st Aircraft Generation Squadron, working with the A-10's assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron. Lived initially in Creeting Saint Mary, and then base housing at RAF Woodbridge. Really enjoyed your site. Nice job! 2/16/01
  • John Lackey: Gillsville, GA. RAF Bentwaters 1972-73, 81st Security Police SQ, (VA Area) Lived in Ipwich and Felixstowe. Daughter born at RAF Lakenheath. Anybody wanting to talk, drop me a line. 10/11/00 Think we actually made a difference in the cold War although it was very boring and cold. 06/13/07
  • Buddy G Lade: Green Valley, AZ 85604. Moses Lake to RAF Bentwaters, 1951. 81st Installations Sq transferred to AB Group, shipped home July 1954. 7/29/00
  • Larry LaForest: Morton Grove, IL 60053 . RAF Bentwaters, July 1955 - Jan 1959, 81st Supply Sq. Lived in the huts until I got married in 1957 and then lived in Felixstowe. If you know me, send me a note and let me know where you are. Love to hear from anyone there at the same time period. 2/6/01
  • C J Buster Lagarde: Thibodaux, LA. Dependent. RAF Wethersfield, May 1960-Aug 1963, FMS Electric Shop. Pitcher for Baseball Team. 08/21/06
  • Donald Laisure: Ipswich, Suffolk UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-1982, 81st SPS and 81st CES/FD. Went to Kirkland AFB, NM, then returned to live in Ipswich. I work at Felixstowe Port and also Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. 5/29/05
  • David E Lajoie, Maj, USAF (Ret): Tucson, AZ, on the golf course. RAF Woodbridge, 1989-91, 91st TFS Streaks. My last flying assignment was in the Warthog out of Woody, first as the 91st ADO (Along with Bob B4 Barb) and then as the Chief of Wing Stan/Eval. Loved those LATN routes. Loved those sightseeing tours, loved those 50 mph winds in Wales, and loved the TDYs to the FOLs in Germany. 01/17/06
  • Betty Lakey: I married Geoge Smith from RAF Woodbridge. I came from Hadleigh and remember the late rides home from the dances at the base. Our crowd was Jan Trish & Cynthia Ursula...keep in touch. 2/23/01
  • Norman Laliberte: RAF Bentwaters,1978-81, 81st Tac Ftr Wg, 509th Tac Ftr Sq. I think you did a really nice job! 2/2/00
  • Francis Lalonde: Bay City, Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, May 1980-May 1983/Jun 1984-Jun 1987, 81st CSG (DCM). 391x0-worked in Maintenance Analysis out of the DCM building. Spent 2, 3-year tours at the Twin Bases. First tour, lived in barracks at RAF Woodbridge; second tour lived in barracks at RAF Bentwaters. Have met a few old friends on Facebook, but hoping to see if there are any others floating around. 10/04/10
  • B G Lamb, Jr: Greensboro, NC. RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63, 81st Trans Sq. 6/14/03
  • William F Lambdin: Maryville, TN, near Knoxville Airport. RAF Woodbridge from Sep 1960-Oct 1963, 78th TFW, Aircraft Mechanic (Crew Chief). Plans on returning to East Anglia in Spring 1999. E-mail him if you remember him. Great memories of Woodbridge and Ipswitch. Spent a lot of time in Kesgrave with the Dimberlion family on Penzance Pl or Lane. Children were Jane, Jill, John and Twins Karen & Mandy. I hope they are all doing well. Sure miss the area. Wish I had stayed longer or did another tour. 11/24/08 Thank you for all the work you and wife have done keeping up with us old "BLOKES", I have been back to England five times since I left in 1963 but haven't been back to East Anglia on any of the return trips. Maybe next trip! 11/4/09 Thank you for all the work you and wife have done keeping up with us old "BLOKES", I have been back to England five times since I left in 1963 but haven't been back to East Anglia on any of the return trips. Maybe next trip! 05/04/11
  • Ralph Lambert: Leicester, UK. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Dec 1989, (Civilian) Education Centre. I am trying to locate John Cox, the head of the Education Centre during the years 1986 - 1989. 04/12/10
  • SMSgt B J Lamming: RAF Bentwaters, 1951. When I arrived, there were only two GI's there. A Lt Col, TSgt, and Myself made five. 8/05/02
  • Tom Lamora: Warren RI. RAF Bentwaters from 1965-68, 81st A&E AWCS. I've really enjoyed visiting your website, Spent most of my four years at there and had some great experiences. I always thought I'd be back in a year or two, but may finally make it in 2001. Would like to hear from any of the guys I was stationed with. 6/18/00
  • Don Lamoreaux: Amherst OH. RAF Wattisham, 1963 till we closed it 1966, Anglia Control 2161 Comm. Some of the best years of my life were spent at Anglia Control. I had a bike and I used it to peddle all over southern England. RAF Wattisham was choice duty for an airman. There were only about 50 of us who lived on site. We had 3 officers and maybe another 50 enlisted men living off base. Most of the time we were a small happy family. Like parties at the club, Go cart races around the site. They would turn the radar off for the races as the cart engines would mess up the radar in the control room. Christmas beer runs into Bildison and Stomarket, and the many visits to the Major by the local bobby who would ride in on his bicycle after many a hard weekend at the Crown. 7/27/04
  • Mark Lance: New Hampshire. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1973-Sep 1975, 81st SPS. My time at RAF Bentwaters was good, the people I worked with were great, I'd like to talk to them again. I still remember most of their names. My memories are mostly good ones. I was in my twenties then, now I'm in my mid fifties with grand children, time keeps moving on. 18/02/07
  • Ron Landis: Bar Harbor, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1976-Jun 1980, AFCOMS. Great memories! Anyone who remembers me can contact. 04/25/10
  • Mitchell Landrum: Tennessee. RAF Bentwaters, July 1983-July 1985, Security Police for the 81st. I was stationed there with my brother-in-law, Todd Taylor. I'm interested in the where abouts of a fellow SP Mark Duncan last known duty station was Minot AFB around 1986. Anyone knowing his location please e-mail me. 5/24/00
  • Fred Langbecker: RAF Bentwaters, 1959-61,Medic. Would like to hear from any one that was from that era. Looking back, it was a special time in my life. 1/21/01
  • Drew Lange Verona, NJ. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1964-Apr 1968, 92nd TFS. I am really glad that I found this site. 07/08/08
  • Jean-Pierre Langer : I visited RAF Bentwaters in 1959 as I was a young boy learning english in a place called Sizewell on the coast north of RAF Bentwaters. I remember Voodoos, as well as T33 and F100 flying over the beaches of Sizewell. I must have photographs taken during my visit. Would you be interested in ? Is RAF Bentwaters still an USAF base? By the way, do you know where i could find a map of the base as I would like to make the airport for Flight Simulator. 4/30/00
  • Lewis L Lanier: Jacksonville, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1964-Jun 1968, AP then Aircraft Dispatch. I was an AP for about 1 1/2 years and then got lucky and transferred into the Air Traffic Control Sq as an Aircraft Dispatcher for the next 2+ years. I married a lady from Woodbridge and she is still with me after 33 years! Would love to hear from anyone assigned with me during that period. England has become my second home. My wife goes home 2X year and I try to get over every 3 or 4 years. Hope to go back again this Christmas to visit her mom. 5/6/01
  • Steven R LaPlume: Leominster, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-81. I was involved in the UFO incident, though my incident was a few weeks after the big one that hit the press. After I was released I became a Combat Mercenary for about five years and got lost in that whole mess in Central America. I had to give a statment on my involvment in the Iran Contra Affair to the FBI as a matter of fact. What a mess!. I ended up with a few extra holes in my body. Decided being a mercenary had a grim future so I became motorcycle grand prix road racer. Dragged my knee around corners at 140+ mph for a few years until I racked up over twenty broken bones and again decide this sucked also. Now I have a desk job and well, hey what can I say, I am a sloooow learner. If anyone remembers me from RAF Bentwaters or wants to talk about the UFO incident, drop me a line. Tansey, you may know my father. He is Fred Laplume and retired as Chief of Police, Leominster MA. I was born and raised there also. 8/20/99 Southern CA. Hey everyone, I just wanted to update my e-mail address. I am still open to anyone who wants to contact me for whatever reason. I decided to go back to being a Mercenary... oh sorry we are now called "Freelance Military Advisors" (Recondo Mercenary Unit). Anyway drop me a line and I will get to you between missions. Business is good nowadays. But I will get to your e-mail provided I don't get whacked. 10/31/02
  • Steve Largent : Albuquerque, NM. RAF Bentwaters at the time the F-4"s left and A-10's moved in, 462x0 on weapons load crew. Lots of really nice memories. TDY's to Incirlik (yukk 22 months worth). Still have an English daughter-in-law from Kesgrave. 3/15/99
  • David Larkin: St Louis, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1983-Jul 1986, 81st Trans Sq. I'm looking for some friends, please email. 6/04/05
  • Mike Larkin: Tampa FL. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1985-Nov 1991, 91st AMU, 78th AMU, MAT instructor. Looking for any crewchiefs that were there when I was. We had a blast! 08/21/06
  • Cary Larrabee: Denver, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1981-Jul 1983, Egress systems for the A-10. A great assignment and my first experience overseas. I have lost contact with everybody I knew there, If you know me, please drop me a line. 3/6/01
  • Dennis Lasher: Kittanning, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1971-Oct 1974, 2164 Comm Sqd, Base Com Ctr. My wife and I lived at Glevering Hall, close to Wickham Market. Had a lot of good times, except augmentee guard duty during alerts, 12 on 12 off. 2/23/99
  • Rick Lasita: Cincinnati,OH. Moron AB, 1968-70 and was a crew chief helicopter unit, on HH-43's tail number 518 with the 67th ARRS of the ?? Air Rescue Wing, I'll be damned if I can remember the number. and my unit moved to RAF Bentwaters (RAF Woodbridge ?) from Sevilla, Spain in late 1969. (Generalisimo Franco made the units move out the from the main base after the B-52 lost the bomb on a training run. The 67th went looking for the bomb right before I got there.) I found your web site and was wondering if I could be added as I would like to come in contact with those I served with during that period. I stayed behind and worked on 130's prior to the transfer, and lost touch. NOTE: The 67th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron arrived at RAF Woodbridge in December 1969, having transferred from Moron AFB in Spain. The 67th was not strictly part of the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) but was directly answerable to the Department of Defense in Washington. The 67th specialised in rescue and night-time operations, including the delivery and retrieval of Special Forces personnel in foreign territory in clandestine operations, and was one of the few units to be equipped with spacecraft-recovery Hercules HC-130 aircraft...Thanks to...Kathy 7/2/00
  • Rich Lattime Newburyport, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1965-Aug 1967, 81st TFW. Miss the beer & the people. 11/03/07
  • Vincent Lauer: Port Richey, FL. RAF Bentwaters, May 1966-Oct 1969, 81st FMS. Those years where the best time of my life. 10/03/03
  • Tom Lavalle: Indianapolis, IN. RAF Upper Heyford, 1974-77, 20 TFW, Airbase Group as Base Photographer. 2/13/00
  • SMSgt David J. Lawlor: RAF Fairford, 1955-58, 3919th ABGroup; RAF Greenham Common, 1959-62, 3909th ABGroup; RAF Alconbury, 1968-71, 10th Supply Squadron. These 3 tours of duty in the UK were by far the best of my career. Met my wife Laura Tilzey of Bristol in early 1955 and we were married June 55. Now retired and live in Peoria, Arizona. Anyone that remembers either of us, please contact us, have found many old friends. 9/19/00
  • SMSGT William "Jack" Lawrie, Retired : Klamath Falls, OR. RAF Bentwaters/Shepherds Grove, 81st TFW, 1951-55; RAF Wethersfield /RAF Woodbridge, 20th Wing-1959-63; RAF Bentwaters, 81st TFW, 1965-66; RAF Lakenheath, 48th TFW, 1966-68. Just recently joined the internet crowd. My wife of 50 years is from Ipswich. 1/31/03
  • Carty S Lawson: Maryland. Just surfing and found your page linked from the USAF Bulletin Board part of the Eastern Counties Network. I was stationed at RAF Sculthorpe, 1955-57 with the 84th Bomb Squadron. Meet my wife (Rennee Maureen Bloomfield from Grimsby, Lincolnshire) while stationed there. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary this year. Great homepage. Regards, Carty.10/13/98. Virginia. Went back to RAF Sculthorpe last March. Found my old barracks and room no longer used and in a state of disarray. Also went to some of the local towns to see if I could find any of the old pubs. Most have now been torn down or incorporated into hotels, etc. The airfield at Sculthorpe was turned back over to the RAF and I think its only used rarely for training and emergency situations. The Officer/NCO quarters are now a housing estate and the other parts of the base have been sold for industrial/housing development. 4/9/00
  • David Lawson Brockton, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1977-Sep 1980, 81st TFW. I was there at Raf Bentwaters for 3 great years. I lived in Ipswich and later in Felixstowe, two great towns. I loved Raf Bentwaters and all the people I worked with on the base. I have never forgotten the British people I meet there nor the people I worked with. 01/17/08
  • Lawrence Leaf: Edgewater, ??. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1966-Mar 1970, 92 TFS, 03/3/10
  • MSgt Mel Leaf (Ret): RAF Bentwaters, 1969-73, Pharmacy Tech. Family: Lorraine (wife) Mark,Robin, Donna, Amy (kids). Remember: Crissy, Poppy, Col Ira Kelly, Sgt Gully, JJ Jones, Mike Renn, Sgt Hamm, Dick Malloy. Lived in Felixstowe. All good years and good times. 2/21/99
  • Gil League: Cincinnati, OH. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1982-Nov 1984, 81st SPS. Many,Many fun nites at the pubs in Ipswich. For those who remember. 4/26/01
  • Leonard Lecroy: Charleston, SC. RAF Bentwaters, 1952-56, 79th Security Police. 11/07/05
  • David Lee: Garden Grove, CA. Trying to piece together as much info as I can about my Father's plane crash Aug 14,1959 when I was a year old. My dad was 1st LT Sterling H Lee. He crashed a Voodoo F-101 at RAF Wooodbridge, though he was stationed at RAF Bentwaters. If you recollect anything please e-mail me. 11/19/99
  • Eddie Lee: I am trying to trace Eddie who was stationed near Kings Lynn (probably RAF Sculthorpe, but not certain) in the early 50s. Did you know him? Submitted by Rhiannon Pearce 1/20/02
  • Jim Lee: Springfield, Virginia. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1989-Apr 1992, 2164th/81st Communications Sq. I look forward to getting more familiar with your site. 06/13/07
  • Shirley Lee: Hi, I am an English girl married an American from Hawaii. He was station at RAF Sculthorpe, 1958-61, 47th Trans Sq. I am trying to find any of his friends. Don't know if you can help me? Thanks. 2/29/00
  • Maj Shorty Lee: I am trying to trace Maj Shorty Lee. I do not know his Christian name. Stationed at RAF Bentwaters, 1952. Was a guest at my parents wedding in Aldringham Church, 16 Aug 1952. Next year is their golden Anniversary and they would like to contact him. At the time he was aged about 30 years and lived on base wth his wife, Jessie Lee. Also living with them was Maj Bob Larson. My Father Kenneth Bull lived in Aldringham and my Mother Ann Knights lived in Thorpeness. I would be obliged for andy suggestions you may be able to offer. Submitted by David Bull. 2/19/01
  • Richard Lees Jr, SrA: Windber Pa. RAF Bentwaters 1991-93. Love this site! Although I was there after most of you, I have fond memories of the base. Would love to see what the guys in the SGPB are doing now. Nice to see this is going so good. 7/11/00
  • Kyle Lehmann: 6580 Tip Hill Dr La Plata ,MD, 20646. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1988-Jul 1991, 81st SPS. 4/20/03
  • Darrell LeJeune Aledo, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88. Anyone there, then shoot me an email. 09/13/09
  • Francis T Lemke: Millsboro, DE. RAF Bentwaters, May 1961-Jan 1965, 81st TFW, AP Sq. Recently found the site and enjoy searching and finding my way through the 60's names and memories. Great job, fond memories of some great times. 5/6/01
  • Vince Lemus: Originally from LA, Now in Spokane WA. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-80 and 1982-86, 46250. Thanks for the great site. Never knew it existed. You have brought back some wonderful memories. Isn't it funny how people seem to bond as a result of either tradgedy, victory or a tour (or many tours) at RAF Bentwaters-AKA Crippled Creek! The A-10 is still the best low level A/C in the inventory. 1/27/00
  • Daniel L Lepage: Auburn, Maine 04210. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-66, 81st Air Police Sq. 04/9/10
  • Paul C LeRoy: Liberty, NY. RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, 78 TFS/Bushmasters/Weapons Specialist. 01/22/06
  • Dwaine Lesson: Mechanicville, NY. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-89, Transportation Sq. 08/21/06
  • Sun Wing Leung: Trying to locate Sun Wing 'Wingy' Leung, based in E Anglia, 1967. He was from the Chicao area at that time. He was an aquaintance of my birth mother. I was born on Dec 12, 1967. Anyone who would be able to help find him or any members of his family, I would be grateful...Submitted by Joanne Chant. 5/6/01
  • Lawrence LesterUpstate NY. RAF Shepherds Grove, 1956-59, 75/19 Air Police. would like to hear from anyone who was in the Air Police at same time as I Trying to locate Abert J Ciunci who was Best Man at my wedding. 05/23/08
  • Roland Leone 1441 Brierhill Estates Drive, Bel Air, Md. 21015. RAF Bentwaters,1956-57, Weather Detachment. Some fond memories were in Ipswich and singing at the Pier Pavillian in Felixstow on the weekends with an english orchestra. Also, I traveled with a small group meeting some wonderful people in the small towns. After leaving Engand I completed my tour of duty at Bolling AFB, Washington DC. I am now retired after 37 years working as a community relations director at a college in Baltimore, MD and living in Bel Air, MD. I recently learned that a friend of mind, Jack Taylor, who alaso was with me at RAF Bentwaters has passed away. This has made me think of how important it is to keep in touch with people we knew in the past. If you have any way for me to get pictures of those days please let me know. Thank you for sharing. 1/28/10
  • Kay Lewanick: Clifton Park, NY. (Originally Ipswich, England). RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Came to US in 1973. I worked at the RAF Bentwaters Airmans Club and also the RAF Woodbridge NCO Club. I'm a new computor user, and just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your web pages. 12/26/99
  • David A. Lewis: West Haven, Connecticut. RAF Welford, lived at RAF Greenham Common, 1977-78,Base Fire Department. You have a great site, keep up the good work. 10/9/99
  • Fredrick S 'Big Lew' Lewis Stuart, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1987-Apr 1989, 81st EMS AGE. Anyone in the AGE Shop at that time, get in touch. 08/27/09
  • Jim Lewis: Newark,OH. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-83, 81st CRS Hydraulic shop; 1989-92, 81st AGS 510 Amunition. It was the best tour I had. Both my boys finished school there, and it was the best school in the AF. My wife worked at the BX and Food Court. If anyone knows the whereabout of Dan Rael (81 AGS 1st Sgt), CMSgt Cox, Larry Frans (81 MMS 1989-91) or Major Phil Garicia (81 Supply 1989-91) 81st AGS, 1992, give me an e-mail.12/22/98
  • Theodore 'Roy' Lewis: Sneedville,TN. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1951-Nov 1952, AirPolice & Sec. 18/02/07 & 06/13/07
  • William K Lewis: RAF Bentwaters, 1954-56, Medic. Would like to hear from anyone who served there with my Dad. I will relay any messages for him, he loved it there! Submitted by Carol Hornsby 1/16/03
  • David Lilja: Apple Valley, MN. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1990-1992, MWR Chief, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Would like to hear from anyone who was there during 1990-92. 2/19/05
  • Richard Lilley: Gig Harbor, WA. RAF Alconbury, 86th Bomb Sq. Jet engine mechanic on the B-45s and T-33 and a crew chief on our L-20. Sep 1958 I was assigned to Shilling AFB, Salina, KS. While in England I lived off base in Cambridge. 05/02/04
  • Gary Lillo: Round Rock, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1952-55. My father was USAF, married English girl 'Mum' Jean R Smith. 9/03/05
  • Will Lilly and Mary Kay Lilly nee Holman: Colonial Heights, VA. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1988-Feb 1991, 581st AGS/ 78th AMU. 4/17/05
  • Dan Lillison: Washington state. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1984-Oct 1987, 81st SPS, "C" flight. I would like to hear from anyone who worked as an SP during the time I was there. 5/20/00
  • Carlene Lincoln-Chichester: Coleville, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-62, Dependent. What a treat to find this site! My father was Brian J 'Jack' Lincoln and my mother ,Dolly. I don't remember the exact dates of our tour at RAF Bentwaters, but like so many others have said, it was one of the greatest times of my life! I went back about 5 years ago and couldn't find the base! I did try and find old friends in Eyke and Rendlesham, but to no avail. I still love the UK (hence my e-mail "cymru..") and try to get back whenever I can! If anyone "out there" or "over there" still remembers my family and me, I'd love to hear from you! 5/29/03
  • James T Lindler: Charleston SC . RAF Bentwaters, May-Nov 56, Apr 1967-Apr 1968, 512th FIS, 92nd TFS. I was in 512th FIS insp dock in 1956. Lived in VP hollow. I was known as Preacher or the vicar of vp hollow had lots of great times at Rainbow Pub. Was back at RAF Bentwaters 1967-68 and worked in phase insp dock as dock chief. Was xferd to RAF Weathersfield in 1956, 20th TFW until 1960. Married a London Girl in 1959, still am . I have been back to jolly old England many times but have not made it back to either base. 7/2/01
  • Dennis Lindsay: Douglasville, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1981-Apr 1984, 92nd AMB. 7/18/02
  • Phillip & Kari Lindsey Texas. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1988-Nov 1991, 81st AGS. 06/18/09
  • David Lindsley Wisconsin. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1977-Jan 1979, 67th ARRS, Doppler Avionics Maint. 11/24/08
  • Bernard Lisk: Auburn,NY. RAF Upper Heyford, 1989-92, 20th SPS. If anyone remebers me drop me a email! 3/27/99 Fairport, NY. 1990-93, Have 2 kids and living in NY. 02/10/09
  • John Lewis Little: Altamonte Springs, FL. RAF Bentwaters, May 1962-May 1965, 381st Munitions Maintenance SQ. 7/26/02
  • Ron Little: Locust Grove, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, 510th AMU, 510th Crew Chief of Aircraft 988. Many deployments Turkey, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Norway. Lived in Ipswich and Shotley Gate. Attended Faith Baptist Church. 08/01/13
  • Ted Little: Ted was at RAF Bentwaters about 1978-84. He used to live next door to us in Ipswich. I know he went back to the US, but I have no idea what part. We would love to hear if anybody knows of his where-a-bouts. Submitted by Doug & Judy Worby 6/21/01 May have returned to US about 1986-88. Do you know of anybody who would know of him. 8/04/01
  • John M. Lloyd: Kansas, RAF Greenham Common/RAF Welford, Nov 1975-Nov 1976, RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1976-November 1978, Fire Department at both assignments. 06/07/13
  • Ricco Littrell: RAF Bentwaters: 1982-84, 81st TFW, 81st AGS, 509th AMB/AMU Pirates, Avionics Specialist/Crew Chief (A-10A Tail No. 1953). RAF Mildenhall: 1985-90, 313th CAMS, Enroute Maintenance, Avionics Specialist/Crew Chief/Maintenance Controller, C-5 A/B Galaxy, C-141B Starlifter, C-130 A-H Hercules aircraft. People I worked with: Kevin Nooyen, Ken Doffek. Contact me if you know me. Go to: Memories for more.... 12/20/00
  • William P Loden : Richmond, TX 281-346-2993. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 6, 1960-Sep 1962, when I transferred to High Wycombe. Wow, what memories you brought back. In fact I'm going back to see my daughter. I won't get to RAF Bentwaters, I was last there in 1984. But I will get back again! Thanks again for a really great site. Spent two tours at RAF Bentwaters. 2/19/00 Also RAF Martlesham Heath, 2164 Comm. Missing the good times! 8/09/01 William P Loden: Only reason I signed was to update my email address on your great site! 14/10/06
  • Charles W. Logsdon: RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1956-Sep 1959. Hi y'all. How I happened across this site I'll never know, but I have put it under my favorite bookmarks. I stayed and looked at it for an hour or more and will return to it often. Brings back a lot of very nice memories. Again, you have put together some nostalgia for this old airman. Thanks again for this terrific site. 9/2/99
  • Charles 'Charlie' Logsdon: RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1956-Sep 1960, 7546th Support Sq, Vehicle Maint. The Best Years of my life come flooding back to my memory when I come to this site. I hung around with a lot of cops: Placzek, Blum, "Bigfoot", and others. 4/26/01
  • Xavier Lomeli: High-Desert in Southern California. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1979-Feb 81, 81st SPS. Joined the AF at 18 yrs and first stationed at RAF Bentwaters just as the A-10's came in. Worked 4 on and 3 off for the entire first year. Had a Blast. Went to Plattsburgh AFB, finished at Edwards AFB and joined the California Highway Patrol for more fun. Currently semi-retired and having even more fun raising my daughter of 4! Still, a better two years than those spent in England, will never happen! 2/5/01
  • Mary Long: Sacramento, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-76. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers my son Johnny and I. 1/4/02 1979-82. Especially looking for Rick Brullard and Family. 10/13/02
  • Natasha Long: Just looking for old friends. My Dad was stationed at Bentwaters/Woodbridge from Sep 87-Apr 92. Miss all of my friends I had made and would like to hear from them to see how they are doing. Those years were the best and most memorable. 5/4/00
  • Mr Rene S Longoria: Apple Valley, CA. Was a guest of USAF as a military dependent from 1966-170, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Went to Lakenheath High School until my junior year in 1970. Lived off base in Earl Soham, Still have Family in England. Hope to return someday soon with my Family so they can see the beauty of England. 3/16/00
  • John Longwell: Colorado Springs, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1990-Jun 1993, 81st Comm Sq. Great site. Found some people my son's will know. 2/13/01
  • Clement Solomon Lopez: Searching for my father who was based at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge in 1958-59. He may have gone back to the states shortly after. According to my mother he was an American Indian and his name Andrew Lopez. I would love to find him or at least anyone who may have known him. My mothers name is Marlene Hickmott (possibly Bullock at the time) she was madly in love with my father but they were not together very long. (E-mail here) Hoping to hear from you! 10/29/00
  • John G Lorio: 1221 W Porter St, Philadelphia, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1965-Dec 1969. Personnel (732x0) 81st Combat Support Group. I am absolutely amazed that I have not seen one person who is familiar to me. Would be tickled to death to hear from my old crew. lost touch with everyone. Anyone know the whereabouts of Tom Moseley, originally from Ohio? 11/25/01
  • Raul & Lorraine Lopez: RAF Bentwaters, 1984-87, A1C working on A-10s . We were both quite young back then. He is still military 2 years to retirement. He was a very mischievous airmen, small and full of energy, but he has grown up quite lovely. 1/27/01
  • Steve Louder: Platsburg, MO. RAF Woodbridge, Tdy for 6 Mo, 1980. I happend upon this sight doing some research. I was only at RAF Woodbridge for a short stay, but I have fond memories of that time. I was a Sgt sent to the Sheetmetal Shop TDY from Kirtland AFB. It's been so long ago I can,t remember many names, but I do remember removing many screws in the cold and the rain, drinking a jolly green giant at the club, and being thrown in the water tank behind the fuel shop!. 10/24/03
  • Malcolm Robert Louis:(Bob)as he was known. RAF Woodbrigde, 79th? from 1964 - 1968. Our son was born at RAF Lakenheath. Submitted by Mary Perreira from Maui, Hawaii where she owns a business making Chaps. Have a couple of Woodbridge girls over there with Mary.
  • Marx B Louviere: New Iberia LA. RAF Bentwaters, 1951-54, 81st Installations Sq. Went over with original gis(?) on Maurice Rose. Worked in Orderly Room, later transferred to engineering section as a surveyor. This a great web site. It amazes me to think that most of the men on this site were not even born in 1951, the faces are the same however. 12/05/04
  • Michael Love: Joplin, MO. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1981-May 1984, 67th ARRS. I would love to hear from anyone who was in the 67th during my tour. That seems like such a long time ago. 08/21/06
  • William O Love: Rome, Georgia. RAF Alconbury, 1964-68, 10th CES. Just found your page. Looking for item's about Oundle. We lived there and made many good friends. Would like any information on RAF Alconbury or Oundle. 12/22/05
  • Maurice Lovelady: RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1955, AP Sq, immediatly transferred to RAF Shepherds Grove, 7519th AP Sq, till Sep 1956, along with Scisson & Mauldin. 4/2/02
  • Don Loving: Ardmore, Oklahoma. Fred T. Loving, C/MSgt was my father (now deceased), RAF Bentwaters approx. 1950-53, where I was born. I would be glad to share what little information I have. 8/5/00 Lone Grove, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1953-54. I had earlier posted a query looking for any info on my father Fred Loving. The old email address is invalid. This one should roll over to wherever I am. 4/17/05
  • Chuck Low SSgt Bedford, TX. Martlesham Heath, Apr 1974-Apr 1977, 2130 Comm Gp. Worked in Radio Relay section. Any one in the same section during this period feel free to contact me. 11/03/07
  • Paul C Low: 4722 Riverdale Road, Riverdale, Maryland 20737. 2161st Communications Sqdrn, April 1961-May 1964. Main base was RAF Bentwaters, part of the 81st TFW. We were in a sugar-beat field at RAF Wattisham [nr Stowmarket] and were known as Anglia Control. My two fondest memories were controlling JFK's plane across East Anglia and controlling [if you could call it that] the Thunderbirds, in the summer of 1963?. Have a lot of fond memories of that time in my life. Would love to hear from any of my old messmates from that time. 6/27/99 RAF Wattisham, Anglia Radar Air Traffic Control Centre. Recently contacted by Barbara Baldry Hawkins who ran the PX on base there. She is now living in Tempe, Arizona. 4/1/01
  • Phil and Becky (Quimby) Lowmaster: Woodburn, OR. RAF Bentwaters, 1976-78, 81 MMS (Phil), 81 Supply (Becky). Phil and I went over to England separately. He's from PA and I'm from OR. We met on Christmas Eve, 1976, over a cheese ball at Lt Col.Witt's house after a candlelight chapel service. We married Oct 1977 at RAF Woodbridge chapel; celebrated our 25 anniversary in 2003. We lived at 32 Bath Rd, Felixstowe. I (Becky) enjoyed my tour a lot. I made some good friends but only have two in touch with me now. The night I arrived on base was on a bus all of airmen, I was the only air(wo)man but had a good time and met a few good people. One was Alan that was in 81st SPS. He was on duty at the RAF Woodbridge gate the night of our wedding and escorted a friend of Phil's to the chapel. Terry came all the way from PA for our wedding without us knowing! Thanks, Alan. I enjoyed the British people and their biscuits and Cadbury chocolates. Thanks for this site where we can share our memories. So sad that RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge had to be closed but the memories live on. I would like to find Jackie Bremmer, Sgt Willis Little, Mark Demos, P6 Gardner and anybody else that served with me in the supply warehouse. Phil is looking for Sgt Mike Bruha from 81 MMS, RAF Woodbridge. Phil's enlistment was up when we left and followed me to Holloman AFB, NM. I had 1 yr, 8 mo left on my enlistment. I would like to email anybody that was there thru the years we were there. Maybe we can have a Northwest US reunion sometime. Cheers to you! 3/30/03. Just wanted to get an item fixed on my previous entries. Phil and I celebrated our 25 anniversary in Oct 2002, not 2003, my mistake. I have since found Jackie Bremmer which I am so excited about. I actually emailed someone who was also looking for her. Brian actually wound up finding her. What a fun concept, this internet and this web site. 5/09/03 Rebecca (Becky) Lowmaster: Woodburn, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1976-Dec 1978, 81st Supply Sq, Warehouse. New email address and website. I enjoy looking thru the pages and see all the people that were based in England when I was and reading comments. I still enjoyed my time over there. Good memories and thanks for the work you do to keep this site intact. 09/18/07
  • John Lowry: Greenville, PA. RAF Wattisham , 1962-65, 2161 COMM Sq. Weatherman attached to Air Traffic Control. 10/03/00
  • Max Ludwig: Tunkhannock PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 64-Nov 67, 81st Hyd Shop. Anybody know of the wereabouts of Gordon Eldridge, John Cambell, and Joe Perkowski station there at the same time, all worked in the Hyd Shop.12/10/98
  • Dennis Ludcke: Rodeo, CA near Oakland. RAF Woodbridge, 1961-64. 81st Air Police. Spent three great years there most of them in the airmans club. Hung out with Rudacil, Dube, Huntly, MacAfee and the rest. 9/16/01
  • Michael Lunsford: Lindewald, OH. RAF Alconbury, May 1983-Jun 1985, 10th SPS. Just curious as to who is around that might have been there around the same time as me. It was my first "Yard" and had a great experience there. I would really love to have some photos. 5/18/03
  • CMSgt (Ret) Phillip A. Lupo: Spokane, WA. RAF Bentwaters, 2164th Comm Sq. Wife Pat and children Pamela, Phillip and Michael (attended Woodbridge Junior High).
  • Mike Luse: Seattle, WA. RAF Upper Heyford, Feb 1972-Feb 1974, 20th SPS. I am looking for an old friend who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters in the 1973/1974 timeframe. He was a weapons specialist and his name was Richard 'Craig' Corbett. 10/24/03
  • Mike Lyman: Lafayette, IN. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1969-Nov 1972, 92nd & 78th TFS, Weapons Load Crew. I am dismayed at my lack of memory for some of the people I was stationed with. Would love to hear from old friends or people there at the same time. homepage 7/29/01
  • Col Bill "Redeye" Lynch: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, Security Police Sq. It was a pleasure to serve, althought it rained a little too much for my liking. I retired from AF service in 2002. 05/27/04
  • Grant Lyons: Oxford, England. RAF Bentwaters, Ag 1988-Mar 1991, 78th Flightline, then 81st Sheetmetal Shop. Phase Dock. Worked with Brian Beattie, Doc Hunter, Dave Phillips, Tommy Rowland. MSgt Killebrew was Shop chief, CMSgt Canuel was branch chief. I would love to catch up with 'Unknown Name, Cabot, Arkansas', MSgt Ken Ankrom, Dave Phillips, Bryan Beattie, Jeff Martin, Jeff Deazelle, Dave Hardy, Rich Legassie, Doug Beales, Rod Winston, Monty Moore, Doc Hunter, Warren? 06/07/10
  • Larry Lyons: RAF Bentwaters 1962-66, 81st FMS Engine Shop. Married Gloria Standley formely of 33 St Johns Rd, Ipswich who worked in the Account Dept of Footman Pretty department store. 11/02/99

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  • Michael F. MacDonald: Middletown, RI. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1964-Feb 1967, 81St Supply Sq. Found this site by accident. Looked up all the friends I could remember and managed to find one. Would really like to find my old roomate Joe Muller. Joe was from "Atlantic City by the Sea". He was stationed at RAF Bentwaters the same time. 06/13/07
  • William MacDonald: Rhode Island. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1959-June 1962, Air Police. Coached baseball team in 1961. 5/27/00
  • Don MacEoin: Leesburg, VA. RAF Alconbury, Apr 1973-Mar 1986. Interesting page. I'll be back. 3/23/01
  • Douglas W 'Mack' Mack: Seattle, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1974-Jan 1979, Transportation. Best days of my younger years. Met my wife in Ipswich when we where both only 20 years old. 23 years later we are still together after that blind date. If anyone remembers me please e-mail. Would like to hear from you. 8/18/01
  • Joseph N Maddox: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1985-Jul 1987, 81st Security Police Sq. Looking for any Sp's during this time. I really enjoyed my tour at RAF Bentwaters, and hope to visit it sometime soon. Trying to locate Sgt Roy Tatum , my supervisor during that period. 1/27/01
  • Larry W Maddox Liberty Missouri. RAF Woodbridge, May 1962-May 1966, 79th TFS Weapons. Hello all. 02/10/09
  • M/Sgt Francis R (Bob) Mader: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1958-61, 81st Periodic Maint Sq. Submitted by Helen Mader. I would like to post my name on this website to find any of my dad's old buddies. He was at Turner AFB in Albany, GA before that. He died suddenly in a hotel in Woodbridge in October 1961 while tying up loose ends in preparation for transfer to Florida. My mother was an English citizen before marrying. Her name is Dorothy, but may have been known as Doff or Dotty. Both she and my dad were 31 in 1961. When my dad died I was 7 and my sisters were 5 and 2. Helen, Valerie and Vivian. Vivian was born in 1959 and I assume that was in the base hospital. Before living on Old Barrack Road in Woodbridge, we lived in Wickham Market. My dad drove a VW bus that he adored and he liked antique cars. When he wasn't working on airplane engines he was playing with car engines. I will be grateful to find any of his old buddies and hear their memories of my dad and the good old times. I include a photos of my dad. 3/18/01
  • Mike Madigan: Maplewood, MN 55119. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1968-Sep 1969, 81st SPS, Security "D" Flight. I found this site while scanning for previous unit assignments. I had a great time at "Crooked Creek" and England as a whole. My roommates were Harvey S Neri and Larry Lee Lehman. Harvey sold soft drinks from the fridge we had and he made a fortune. The only thing I didn't like was someone pounding on the door at 3am for a coke! I was assigned with TSgt Coco aka "Hot Chocolate". Would like to make contact with those assigned to the unit during this time. 12/03/05
  • Tom Maher: Southport, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1998-91, Gas Station. I would love to hear from anyone that knows me. All the best. 3/27/03
  • Edward J Mahoney: Quincy, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Aircraft Maintenance.
  • Pam Maison: Harwich Essex England. Enjoyed your site. It seems strange to see RAF Bentwaters again. I was born there on 20th April 1950, but my mother and father got divorced when I was only 3 months old. He was stationed at RAF Bentwaters. But I am so excited my sister and I have found him after 49 years. He is 81 years old and now living in Austraila. His Name is Robert Maison. I do not know what rank he was. Going to Bali in August to meet him. Thanks for a chance to look at my bithplace again. 5/1/99
  • Ron 'MAC' Makinster: Portland, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1974-Jun 1977, 81st Security Police Sq, 'C' Fllght. I was assigned under MSgt Jim Flynn Barracks friends included Robert, Teague and many I can't remember by name. I do remember lots of good times: after the Swing shift in the Deli, 25 cent beers out of the barracks day room machines, loose women in the Airmans club. If any of you are still out there, alive and well, e-mail me. Cheers to RAF Bentwaters, may her memory never die. 05/27/04
  • Jamie Spaine Malcolm: Kennesaw, GA, suburb of Atlanta. Lived in the UK from the late 60's and off and on until 84. Dad was William Spaine, retired USAF and he sold life insurance for Mutual of Omaha after retirement. Spent many years there in the Woodbridge area. Would love to hear from anyone there during that time. I worked at the Bentwaters Education Center as a college rep from 1978-84.
  • Kent L. Malcolm: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada. RAF Bentwaters 1975-1978, F-4D Mechanic. Lived at Capel St Mary.Homepages
  • Lewis E Mallott: Collinsville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67, Key Punch Operator. 6/21/01
  • Dick Malloy : Seattle, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1969-Sep 1971, Hospital Sq, Pharmacy Tech. 04/18/04
  • Terry L Malzi: RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge Jan 1980-82 and Nov 1983-Nov 1987. 702x0, Fire Station and then orderly room of the CES. My wife is from Ipswich and also worked at Debenhams till we got married May 1982. I believe the Col's name was Thompson. They named the road after him. I came to RAF Bentwaters shortly after the crash but had a friend who showed me the box's the parts ended up in. 4/14/01 Regarding the Thompson Crash. As I understand it, the crash took place at RAF Chicksands in Bedfordshire. Interestingly, there is no runway at RAF Chicksands. The aircraft cart wheeled in during a demo flight, and the pilot was reportedly killed in a sideways ejection. Mrs Thompson sued the aircraft and seat manufacturer (FRC/McDonell-Douglas), and (reportedly) received a multi-million dollar settlement. The aircraft had a 'beta' Stability Augmentation System (SAS), and it was believed that an inflight SAS failure caused an uncommanded roll(?). A monument erected to Col Thompson at RAF Chicksands was moved to Base Ops at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, in about 1995. It was interesting to see it at DMAFB after seeing it at RAF Chicksands in 987. It was at the DM rededication ceremony that I saw Mrs Thompson and her son who was then flying for the USAF. I also remember seeing the boxes containing the remains of Col Thompson's aircraft in the old Victor Alert area at RAF Bentwaters shortly after my arrival there in 1980. An additional story associated with Col Thompson regards an incident which occurred within a month of his crash. I spoke with crew chiefs at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge who claimed to have removed branches from the good colonel's aircraft nose wheelwell. He was supposedly restricted from flying for some unspecified period of time, and only returned to flying status shortly before his fatal crash. Having seen the videos of "normal" missions flown by A-10 squadron pilots, I have no reason to question the above report. Alan S Wisniewski, 2LT Retired. 4/11/01.
  • Sgt William Manchester: RAF Bentwaters, 1970-73, 81st FMS M/A shop. 7/30/00
  • John Mangum: Ironbridge, Shropshire, UK. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1967-Dec 1969, Martlesham Heath Communications Site. Living and working in the UK since 1998. We keep in touch with quite a few friends from the late 1960's from RAF Bentwaters, Martlesham, and Ipswich. John's Homepages with many interesting pic's. 9/04/01 & 01/24/12
  • Jackie Mann: North Little Rock, Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-66, Airman's Club and AAFES(Civilian). 3/17/02
  • Constantine 'Connie' Manos: RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1959-May 1962, Crew Chief, F-101C, SN 56014 (pictured). With 27th FBW in Austin, Texas when all the F-101A/C aircraft transfered to RAF Bentwaters/RAFWoodbridge. Have lots of photos, color and b/w. Can send them if you want. 10/17/01
  • A2C Johnny A Manus: Magnolia, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-63, 81st Air Police Sq. 3/23/99
  • CMSGT (Ret) Ray Marino: Carlilse, PA. RAF Bentwaters from Sept 60-Sep 64, 81 AB Sq, Photo Lab and Fire Dept. Super nice page. A real trip down memory lane. Retired from Air Force Recruiting in Nov 1985. Ray's 60's Pic's5/14/00
  • Robert Markley: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-58, 81ST Air Police Sq. 6/6/99
  • B A Marks Corton, WV. RAF Bentwaters. 1965-67, 81 st A&E Comm/Nav. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me or who went to the "Bucholic Frolic at Knebworth" in 1974. Sure miss the times there and would like to go back if possible. 05/22/09
  • Dave Markwald: Bellevue, WA 98005-4069. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1960-Nov 1963, 81st A&E Squadron, Flight Simulator Sec. First assignment was as A3c Flight Simulator Specialist in F101A/C Flight Simulator Section. Section was in the 81st Air Base Squadron but was moved to 81st A&E Squadron. Second assignment was as a civilian contractor. I was a Field Rep on the F4C flight simulator for the Link Division of General Precision bsased in Binghamton, NY. 3/18/01
  • Heather Marsh: RAF Bentwaters, 1961. I have some happy memories and I think that this site is great! Would like to contact, hear from or hear about, two friends Joe and Kelly, if you remember them send me an email. 9/21/01
  • Bobby Martin Hampton VA. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1981-Apr 1983, 81st CRS. 11/29/08
  • Glenn Martin:Cottonwood, Arizona. RAF Bentwaters 1989-Close, 81st EMS AGE shop
  • James Edward Martin: Seattle 24162 Ox Bow Lane North, Sonora, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1966-Oct 1969, 91st TFS. Looking for Air Force Brothers, 1966-1969, from RAF Bentwaters to talk about old times and people we knew. 2/18/02
  • Mary Martin: Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters. Looking for my father, James Raymond Martin Jr from Maryland. Mothers name June D Martin from Ipswich Suffolk. 5/18/03
  • Johnny Martinez: Tucson AZ. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1983-Aug 1985, 81st CRS (ECM) Pod Shop. I was referred to this site by one of my old friends that I'm still in contact with. I was fairly active on the base, playing in a classic rock band, boxing team, playing softball and volleyball. I made lots of friends, and even though I've not kept in touch with lots of them, I still have fond memories, and remember faces. I'm looking forward to making contact with some old (yes you are now) friends. 7/19/04
  • Marvin Martinez: Clearfield, UT. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1983-Oct 1986, 81st EMS and 81st CRS. Looking for friends stationed there at the time I was stationed there. Enjoyed the Ipswich area very much. I still have a friend there, David McGovern. 5/29/05
  • Ed Masi: Pennsylvania. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67, Greenhan Comm 1971-76, Hospitla Sq. Also did a short spurt tour at Alconbury, 1963. Am looking for anyone who knows a girl from Nottingham named Pat Minns. Contact me at my site. 6/14/03
  • Maureen Masi nee Burke: 330 Sutton St, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Wife of Ed Masi(above). I would like to contact an old friend, Janet Flegg. We kept in touch from about 1961 when I left Ipswich to go back to Liverpool. I returned to Ipswich in 1963, and met my husband in 1964. Janet was then married or engaged to her husband Larry, forget his surname. She had a son born about the same time as my son Paul, 1965. I would love to hear from Janet again. Also looking for Larry Rose stationed there 1964-1965, from Pennsylvania. I would appreceate it if you could help me locate these people. Also would like the names of any of the sewing factories, past/present in Ipswich. I only know of Phillips and Piper, where I used to work. Also would like to contact Margaret Button from Ipswich and other friends including Colette McGovern, Angela Lyons, Pat Mulroy, Kathleen Thompson, and my sister Sheila Burke. 6/22/03
  • *Glen & Angela Massman: Kansas City, MO. RAF Bentwaters, 1991-93. Very sad to see it close. Glen was 81 SPS and Angela was a civilian employee, Human Resources Office (HRO) for MWR (now Services). We went on to San Vito AS, Italy and closed it down too. Now at Malmstrom AFB, MT and loving every outdoor sport we can discover! Am trying to locate Scott & Dameta Furner and Keith & Amy Ohmer. Last known locations were WA and AZ. Homepage. 2/24/99
  • Earl Masterson: Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70. 11/24/00
  • Ed Matheson: Civilian worked at Auto Hobby Shop at RAF Bentwaters after USAF retirement in 1968. Lived in Hacheston for 8 years with London born wife. Returned to States in 1976.
  • Gerry Mathis : RAF Upper Heyford, early 80's. Am looking for pictures of the area. Can't even find it on the map anymore. If you can help, I would really appreciate it. I was assigned to the 20th SPS for 3 years. I have info if you are interested. Am planning a trip back late summer, early fall. 3/10/99
  • Jim Mathis : Tennessee. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-88, Crypto Shop, 2164th Comm Squadron. Excellent base and very sorry to see it close. 3/9/99
  • Jim Mattos: Livermore, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-73, 81st CES, Fire Dept. Yo, Andrew D. Winters III, your email doesn't work. Ah, to be young, dumb, and a rich Yank in England. You gotta love it. Great times, great people and great places. And that best looking of all aircraft, the F-4C, loud and proud. 2/19/05
  • Dennis Craig Mauck Abaco, Bahamas. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1962-Oct 1965, 81st Maint/fuel sys. Remember Col Chappy James being quite a guy and an exellent leader. Col Jack T Muncey. worked for him at the pentagon after that. 05/22/09
  • Larry Maughan: Sandy, Utah. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1965-Sep 1966, 81st FMS. Great memories were made at RAF Bentwaters. I joined the 81 FMS after 8 months at Toul Rosierre, France. PCS'd to France from Luke AFB, AZ. The Chief of Maintenance in France said he didn't want to retrain anyone with less than 18 months retainability. They were going from RB-66's to RF-4C's. So, orders were cut sending me to RAF Bentwaters. What a blessing that was. The squadron from France headed for Nam shortly after getting their birds and the base was closed when France booted Uncle Sam's military out. I was trained on the F-101 and then the F-4C. Enjoyed TDY's to Wheelus and Spain. I've since retired from the Utah ANG where I was assigned to the 130 EIS. Also retired from US WEST as a Central Office Engineer and am now employed as Director of Network Communications at the Salt Lake Community College. Life has been great and many of my fondest memories are of the USAF, especially time spent at RAF Bentwaters. England was great and so is the AF!2/13/03
  • A1C Harry Frank Maurer, AF16494854:(Jackson Detroit MI.) RAF Weathersfield. Harry married my sister Lorraine Ann Stone on 27 Sep 58 in Braintree, UK. Have not seen or heard from her for over 40 years. Would like to make contact again. Would appreciate information to help find them. Marvin Leroy Stone, Norfolk, UK.7/25/02
  • Karen Mayo: Tampa, FL. RAF Bentwaters. My father Mark Mayo was stationed, I believe, at Martlesham Heath during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He worked with communications. He married Patricia Bragg from Ipswich. I can't wait to show them this web site. I am actually doing research for a friend whose granfather was stationed at RAF Woodbridge during the 1950s. His name was James Daniel Goggin. He flew with the 79th Sq. I believe his plane was an F-84. His plane went down on a "training mission" on Monday, January 10, 1955. His family would like to know more about this accident. If anyone has any information on this incident or knew James Goggin please email me. 9/25/01
  • Michael Mayo: Fremont CA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1978-Jan 1981, 81st Trans, TMO. Lived in Ipswich and Thorpeness. Found site while surfing. Looking for friends stationed with me during those years. Great group of guys, some of the best years of my life. 7/06/04
  • Eddie C McAfee: 1323 Frederick Dr, East Ridge, (Chattanooga) TN 37412. RAF Woodbridge 1962-65, 81st Air Police Squadron. Worked on "D" Flight Security under TSgt Shively for most of the time as an A3C-A1C. Returned to RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 1973-76 as a TSgt/MSgt and worked on most all of the flights on both bases. Went TDY to Turkey in 1964 with Ed Vogler. Great guy, good airman. Sharp as a tack. I remember many of things talked about by the folks signing your page. Especially the crash of the F-101 at RAF Bentwaters, Col Olds and Lt Col James (both later Generals as we all know). Met both. Drank whisky with Robin Olds in the 78th VA one Christmas in the early 60s. Was chewed out by Chappie James at the RAF Woodbridge Main gate in about 1963 for not saluting him. He was just leaving the Officer's Club and he was tanked. Next day he looked me up and apologized. Retired from the USAF in 1981, from Minot AFB, ND. 5/11/00 East End Charlie? East End Charlie was a legend among the young Air Police Ramp Rats in the early 1960s. Many thought he or she was a haze induced ghost or, at best, the figment of the imagination of some lonely young Woodbridge 81st Air Police Squadron guards which had nothing to do all night on sentry duty but to stare into the dense fog and wonder who (or what) might be out there watching them. The greater the imagination, embellishment and story telling prowess, the larger the legend. But, for me and several more who worked security duty in the 78th TFS Aircraft Alert Area (Victor Alert Area) during the summer of 1963, we discovered that East End Charlie was not only real, but also real fast. For several months in 63 there were several trailers parked just south of the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron Alert Aircraft Area at Woodbridge (just a few hundred yards west of the East Gate which led through the forrest to RAF Bentwaters). These trailers were parked about 50 yards from the Alert Area and about the same distance from the base perimeter fence. On several occasions we would see movement around the trailers late at night and also see cigarettes being flicked out the windows of the trailers. We would call for mobile patrols and K-9 teams to respond to check out these sightings. But each time the intruder (later dubbed East End Charlie) would beat the responders to the perimeter fence, scale the fence with catlike lightning speed and evade apprehension. Each time we would hear a motorcycle leaving the area a short time later. We figured we had either a spy or a very brave and determined Ban the Bomber on our hands. After several failed attempts to catch Charlie, we enlisted the help of the local police who set up nightly stake outs in the woods outside our base fence. Then one night as the usual scenario played out, East End Charlie scaled the fence and as he departed the area, he ran smack dab into the outstretched arms of two waiting local English Constables.To the best of my memory, East End Charlie turned out to be a young local boy who was a member of an English Aircraft Tail Spotter Club. He wore spiked toed shoes, motorcycle gloves and pants. That is how he was able to get over the fence so fast and not get hurt. He would park his motorcycle in the woods, away from the base in the late evening, and would walk the rest of the way and climb the fence after it got dark. Legend has it that he came back once each summer for several years, and did the same thing, until they moved the trailers. That was probably his way of having fun and to just say hi. I cannot attest to that as I never personally saw him again after the night he got caught. 03/3/10
  • Preston McAlpine : I used to live in Finchley Rd, Ipswich in the 70's up to the mid 80's. My wife and I lived a few doors away from an American family stationed at RAF Bentwaters who we were friendly with. His name was Preston McAlpine and his wife was Anita aka Annie. They had 2 children, Tony and April. Mac, as he was known, was in the Fire Dept. Looking for any any info on them. Submitted by John Hodgson, Ipswich. 3/4/01
  • Travis McBrayer: Calhoun, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-85. 11/22/03
  • James P McCarty: Frankfort, KY. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1958-Jun 1962, Periodic & Field Maintenance Sqdn's. Still communicate with UK and 81st friends. 4/16/01
  • Arthur McCleary aka Mac Lockhart (Rosanky), TX (1953). RAF Bentwaters\Woodbridge and other bases in Suffolk UK, 1951-53, Military Police or Security. 7527,7506,7519 and 7551 squadrons. Any help in finding Arthur would be gratefully received our e-mail address is Pat Baker or Donald Wilson. Please go to 'Missing Persons' for furthur information. 10/8/99
  • Blll M McClennen: Pennsylvania. RAF Woodbridge, 78th TFS Crew Chief.
  • Richard Ernest McCormick: Elyria, OH. Died following a long illness. Born in Toledo, he resided in Sylvania until moving to Elyria in 1956. He served in the U S A F during the Korean War and was stationed at RAF Bentwaters, England. 10/13/02
  • McKenton McClamb: North Carolina. RAF Bentwaters, 81st Avionics Maintainence Unit. I lived in the Avionics Barracks. My room was broken into with a baseball bat and a iron pipe in Jul 1972. My roommate Bernard J Dumas was assaulted in front of the NCO Club on RAF Bentwaters about midnite Jul 1972. I am in distress! I would like for anyone who can recall the incident in detail to please call 919.688.2758 collect, or write 1920 N.C. 55 Hwy Durham, North Carolina 27707. 10/10/02
  • William 'Bill' McClelland 'Mac': Tracy, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1975-77, 81st FMS AGE tractor driver. Looking for Al I can not rember his last name but my mother and sister still remember him. I was in Barrack 756, The Animal Barracks. 16/12/06
  • MSgt William G. McCloy RAF Woodbrige/Bentwaters Resuce Sq (as far as I know) Nov 1982-Nov 1986. Submitted by daughter Teresa McCloy...Found your page through the military brat registry links. My father had made MSGT but had not sewn his stripes on before leaving for stateside. If it helps, he served with a Sgt Brady and Sgt Papa.9/16/98
  • John 'Chubs' McCollum: Upland, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1972-Mar 1975, 81 FMS Electric Shop. Looking for anyone that was stationed with me at RAF Bentwaters: Doc, Teddybear, Rev, Ski, Irish, Big Mac, Little Mac any of you guys. I would really like to hear from you and talk about the good times we had. Looking for any old buds from the "animal house dorms". Drop me a line. 3/7/01
  • Mike McComb Monroe, NC. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1994-Sep 1998, 81st Trans Sq/LGTM. Was a great experience for me. Married long time sweetheart there. Made many, many good friends. I really miss the comaraderie of that hard working assignment. 01/17/08
  • William S McConnell (MSgt) Ret: Rantoul, IL. Det 2, 81TFW Leipheim Germany, Sep 1980-Oct 1983. I was one of the first command post controllers at this detachment. Rick and Joe were the other two. All of us were German speaking qualified. I can still remember the cookouts with Herr Meyer our German Chef. Can't forget those deployments of A-10's. Thanks for the memories. 6/10/01
  • Richard 'Mac' 'Dick' McCormick: Elyria, Ohio. RAF Bentwater, Dec 1951-Dec 1955, 81st FWA. We really enjoyed our time at RAF Bentwaters. Made some lifelong friends. We were also stationed at RAF Wethersfield, 1963-67. 4/1/01
  • Pete McCormack_or_ Other E-mail: Vero Beach, FL. Great page! I was an x-ray tech at the clinic from 1974-77. Lived in Ipswich & Felixstowe...have very fond memories of East Anglia.
  • Richard 'Mac' 'Dick' McCormick: Elyria, Ohio. RAF Bentwater, Dec 1951-Dec 1955, 81st FWA. We really enjoyed our time at RAF Bentwaters. Made some lifelong friends. We were also stationed at RAF Wethersfield, 1963-67. 4/1/01
  • *Ron McCrea: Fayetteville Georgia. RAF Wattisham (about 20 miles from RAF Bentwaters/woodbridge) 1962-65. 9/28/99
    LI> Mike 'Mickey D' McDaniel Columbus, OH. RAF Bentwaters, 1985-89, 81st Trans. One of the best assignments I had. Had a great time being part of the fastpitch team. Earl Hicks was the best, he will be missed (Oct 09). 10/20/09
  • Bernard "Petty" McFarthing: Wichita,Kansas. RAF Woodbridge, May 1967-Feb 1971, 81st CES. Just found this site. Remember Sam Barnett, Samual Gardener & Fred Duff. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers those old firefighter days. 9/01/01
  • Judy Valentine McGarry:. Mariposa, CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-70, DOD Teacher, 2nd and 4th grades at RAF Bentwaters School. Really enjoyed the job. 11/7/01
  • Neil McGee: North Carolina. Martlesham Heath, 1971-73, 2164th. 07/26/07
  • James McGill: Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1952-54, 91 Fighter Sq. I was with the group that left Moses Lake and accompanied 75 F-86's to RAF Bentwaters. Didn't lose any. Lived in Felixstowe during that time of service. Retired in 1964. 7/06/04
  • Terry McGreevey: Roanoke, VA. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1962-May 1963, 2164 Comm Sq. Previously assigned to RAF Alconbury from Mar 1960-62 with the 1266 AACS Sq. 07/23/11
  • Paul McGuire: Plaistow, NH. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1981-Feb 1983, 67th ARRS, Engine Shop. Worked with TSgt Clemons, Animal, Tom Hizer. 02/01/13 & 5/24/02
  • Rita McGuire: Phoenix AZ. I'm looking for anyone stationed with Michael "Mac" McGuire. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1978-80. He passed away in 2006 from Mesothelioma. Please contact me if you knew him. 22/03/07
  • Steve McIntyre: RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters 1986-89, RAF Wooodbridge AGE shop, plus PPP/WRM shop. I've lived in the towns of Woodbridge, Ipswich, and Felixstowe. I'm searching for a few old running buddies and roommates: Micheal Green, Matt Shaw, Lisa Stiener, and all others.10/28/99
  • Kenneth A McKee: [email protected], Armona, CA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1969-Jul 1972, 78th TFS Weapons Load Crew. 4/14/01. My nickname was Bear. I was into motorcycles. Some friends I'm still looking for are David "Meme" Lewis from the swamps and believe it or not I was best man at a good buddy's wedding and dammit if I can not remember who. So if you read this please forgive me and write. 6/06/02 and 08/08/2018
  • John McKendry Submitted by daughter Jennifer Mckendry Floral Park LI NY. I was not in the military but my dad was at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge, 1989-92. He was in the 81st supply that deals with fuel (?). He is married to Sheila and has two daughters, one is 20 at Mercy College studying pre-vet, the other daughter Kelly, age 14, 9th grade, FPM in NY. My dad was a bowler and also an umpire for Warriers and Phantoms. If you know him, please e-mail me or phone 914.674.9784, or home (ask for John) 516.326.9337. Thanks a lot it means the world to me. I went to WBHS and elementry from 1989-92. LETS GO WARRIERS, LETS GO PHANTOMS.10/19/98
  • William O "Bill" McKeon Marysville, WA. RAF Woodbridge, May 1970-May 1974, 67th ARRS, Fire Station. It was a Great assignment for me. 06/19/09
  • Charles McKinney: Charlotte, NC 28269. RAF Bentwaters, 81st Supply, 1968-92, (Civilian). . Like to hear from anyone who remembers me. 5/18/03 & 07/26/07
  • Clifford C. McKinstry: Plainwell, MI. A very good and dear friend near Woodbridge e-mailed me this site tonight. We were stationed at RAF Bentwaters, 1970-74 and retired from there, we really enjoyed the area. Two of my children graduated from Lakenheath High School and our eldest son is the Staff JAG at McChord AFB, and retires in three years! Neat site and I'm sure we will be returning again. 2/29/00
  • William J McKissick: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1962-66, 81st Security Police Squadron. 7/21/02
  • Joe McKnight: Hamilton, OH. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1962-Nov 1964, 81st Tac Hospital. 9/03/05
  • Dale McKown (SMSgt Ret): Marco Island, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-65, 81 Supply Sq. 12/04/02 E-mail: RAF Woodbridge, 4th TDS, Apr 61, later RAF Bentwaters, 81 SUP. Married Jul 1964 to girl from High Wycombe, now divorced. My best civilian friend was Brian Barley , of Wickham Market, a UK civilian that worked in the Supply Sq. Enjoyed the tour very much. 12/20/02
  • Nate McLaughlin Hemet, CA. 92543. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1951-52, Air Police Sq. Was part of the air support group that opened the base for a future air wing from Washington state. The RAF was caretaker of Bentwaters when we arrive there. LONG TIME AGO. 02/10/09
  • Robert E McLaughlin New Brunswick, NJ, 08901. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1968-Mar 1971, 81st CES, Fire Station. 06/18/09
  • Douglas J. McLean, Capt (RET): Doncaster, England. Have not had time to look at your entire web site but I like what I see. Very good work and will take more time to view the many options you offer. 11/24/99
  • Art 'Mike' McMichael: Bradenton/Sarasota, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1951-. Hi Guys, I have been with you since January when Tom Beal put me on to you. Thats about the same time that Chuck "Hamburger" Wrobel started burning up my machine with info. [Love that man's spirit]. I have been meaning to send my Bio. to your site, but I am still so young and handsome. I hated to admit that I was one of those old dudes that came over to Bentwaters in Sep 1951. I did go back in Apr 1998, however. I did not recognize Piccadilly nor was there a Bee-Hive. 'Ah Sweet Youth--where did you go?'. Sincerely, I appreciate your site and applaud your efforts. I owe you so very much for the memories. 8/13/99
  • Ed 'Mac' McMillan: Rhinebeck, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1974-Feb 1977, 81st FMS, MA. Looking for anyone who might remember me. Lived in the barracks (74), then off Bishops's Hill Rd, Ipswich. Married an English woman, Gillian Norris. Managed a TDY trip back in 82, but that has been it. Would like to get back to see all of it some day. 2/5/01
  • K Wellington McMullen: Spokane, WA. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1969-May 1973, Comm Sq, Air Traffic Control. Served as Air Traffic Control Supervisor at RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. Also as CMSgt at RAF Lakenheath, Aug 1975-Nov 1979. 6/22/05
  • Amn-SrA Dennis R. McNally, [email protected], Louisville, KY, RAF Bentwaters, 81st SPS/SPOS-A, Feb 1977-79.
  • Paul R McNabb: Tennessee. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-56, RAF Weathersfield 179th FgtrBmb Sq Apo 120. Looking for Olga Howlett, 31 King St, Felixstowe. 05/04/07
  • Tammy Pipkin nee McReynolds: Princeton, NC. Dependent. RAF Bentwaters, 1989-92, Bomb Dump. I think this is a good idea for individuals to get back in touch with lost friends! I found this site by accident and am very thrilled hoping that maybe it will assist me as well as others. 11/07/05
  • TSgt Gilbert McRobbie: 4357 Abel Road, Marlette, MI 48453-9316. Give him a call at 517-635-2949. He would love to hear from you. Say hi to Helen too...Submitted by Ron Burrell.
  • Kimberly (McShane ??): RAF Bentwaters, around 1970. I really loved England. 9/01/01
  • Shailes McWanFontana, CA. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1978-Jan 1981, 81 OMS. Really enjoyed my tour at RAF Bentwaters. Flew in there a few times during Reforger Missions. 02/10/09
  • Dave MeadeVarney, WV. RAF Woodbridge, HH43B LBR and Fire Dept, 1968-72 and 1977-79 as Base Fire Chief, then to RAF Chicksands until 1982. Would like to hear from any Firemen or HH43B crewmembers I was stationed with. Planning to visit England Jul 2000, hope I can visit some of the old bases. Enjoyed my tours in England very much. Very nice web site, keep up the good work. 10/21/99
  • SMSgt Charlie Meadows: Prattville, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st RAF Bentwaters Command Post. I'm Allie Meadows and I went to Woodbridge American School. 5/07/05
  • Richard Meadows SSgt or E-Mail: RAF Bentwaters, 1984-87, CES and 1991-92, Supply. We found your great site by accident but will visit often. We hope to hear from some folks who were stationed at 'Crooked Creek' (RAF Bentwaters) with me. While there I was 'the catcher' for the Phantoms Fastpitch Softball team. Would be great to hear from those guys too. Please include the following it would be greatly appreciated. Larry Moore, RJ Johnson (pitchers), Glen Mitchell, Robby Powell, Cadilac, Michael Mouton, Elgin, to name but a few. Many Thanks 10/20/99 & 11/17/99
  • Oscar J. Medrano Jr: San Antonio, Texas USA. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1985-Mar 1988, 81st SPS. 3/15/01 Oscar J Medrano Jr: San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1985-Mar 1988, 81st SPS. This is my new email. looking for anyone that was on the base volleyball teams (men/women). Would like to find Steven Tanner/Milton Turner. I now live in San Antonio and work as a police officer for SAPD. Some of the guys from the Creek are also policeman here; Kevin Coble, Mario Baker. Would like to hear from anyone that was stationed with me during these times. Go Phantoms. 16/12/06
  • Virginia Meek : Toronto, originally lived in Ipswich. RAF Bentwaters, Child Care Center, 1989-90. Hi! I'm the English/Canadian "girl" that worked in Buttons & Bows. Anyone remember me? I remember most of your faces (staff & children) really well, but some of the names elude me. Colleagues that immediately spring to mind: Carol Creed, Denise, Stacey, Anita, Darlene, Mary Sams, Deliah, Rose, Mickey, Linda, Anna. How are you all doing? I'd love to hear from anyone that remembers me! 3/8/99
  • Dennis R Meeks: Bowling Green, KY. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-66, Aircraft Sheet Metal Shop. 4/14/00
  • James J Meeks: NW Indiana. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1975-Jul 1977, 81st SPS. 2/23/01
  • Terry L Mellons: Kingsport, TN, RAF Woodbridge, 1970-71. Really loved it there, but I was sent from there to Germany and then home. If any one knows an English Gent Joe Arnold worked in the RAF Woodbridge Control Tower, please tell him that I said Hi. Loved Woodbridge and the fresh baked bread. 1/24/99
  • Joseph Mencarelli: RAF Alconbury and RAF Wethersfield,Apr 1972-Jun 1974, 7510th MMS, Weapons release shop servicing the ejection racks for munitions and fuel tanks on the RF4C. Also servicing the photo racks on the rear of the aircraft. We TDY to Wethersfield sometime in 1973 along with the RF4C and other squadrons as they were redoing the runway at Alconbury.I remember they use to run a shuttle bus between the bases. I remember drinking at the Green Man pub located on the road going into Fitchingfield.The bowling alley was quite small having only a few lanes.Great times.Any Munitions Maint.Personal in that time frame or other shops out there? drop a line. 06/07/06
  • William V Menkevich: Coon Rapids, MN. RAF Alconbury & RAF Sculthorpe, Jan 1955-Jan 1959, Flew Gunner with 86th Bomb Squadron. Looking for members of the 47th Bomb Wing. Contact me or see Website 9/06/01
  • A2C William D Mentch Jr: Altoona, Pa. RAF Woodbridge 1963-67, 81st Air Police Sq. Found a friend I haven't seen since 1966. Real nice site you have, keep up the good work.
  • Francisco J. Mercado: Perth Amboy, NJ 08861. RAF Bentwaters, Sept 1988-Aug 1990, 81st EMS ammunition specialist. I can say I worked with the best ammo troops and I thank them all for their support and memories that will live on in my heart and mind-forever. I am a father of four children, 3 boys-1 girl. Currently work in Staten Island as a Configuration Tech . Special hello and thanks to Sgt Black, Porky, Amn Juarez, Amn Rubio, Col.Hizer and the 81st EMS Squadron.12/11/98
  • CMSgt Paul A Meservy Submitted by son Paul Meservy Columbia, TN 38401. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1969-Jul 1972, 381st MMS. Would love to get in touch with other personnel stationed there at that time. Before England we were at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas. Dad is 67 years old, phone #931.388.0788. Wife Carolyn passed away Jan 1998 after a long illness. Dad served 3 tours in SE Asia. Would love to locate a Col.Ralston good friend at Nellis AFB.10/18/98 RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1969-Jul 1972, 381st MMS. Would love to contact fellow airman who were there. Please email my son and he will get it to me. Phone 931.388.0788. 05/02/04
  • Dot and Tony Messina: What a wonderful job you have done and what a pleasure to go over everything you have done. My wife and I also share your love for the Suffolk area and its people. I was fortunate to have been an insurance rep serving the men and women and families of RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge during the 1970s. We lived in the wonderful town of Felixstowe. Windy and damp, but what the hell, the warmth of our Yanks and the British people made up for it. Keep up the good work, I will continue to seek out old friends from your site. 8/10/99
  • Major Joseph Meyer: RAF Bentwaters, 1965-1967 RAF Lakenheath 1967-1968. Wife: Vera; Daughters:Susan & Candy; Sons: Joey (WB JHS) & Matthew. Remember Super Sgts Hamilton and Angel, Lt Col Foster, Col Fredette, Sgts Hevron, Lupo, Palacios, Lt Col Fiene & Autin.
  • Larry Meyer (Nagy): Boise, Idaho. RAF Woodbridge, 1972-77. My father was stationed at RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters. I attended JR High School through Grade 9. 9/01/01
  • Jan (Bugg) Meyers: El Paso, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1986-Apr 1989. Now a military wife, I was a brat at Woodbridge High School, dad was with 581 AGS. Enjoy the site! We lived on the economy in Saxmundham, and I attended WHS, 9th grade to almost end of 11th grade, before dad retired to Texas. My parents and brother, Jay, are doing well. Mom was Chom, and had the Korean food establishments on RAf Woodbridge and at the Rec Center at RAF Bentwaters. I'm married now and mother of two children. Have lots of great memories and still maintain contact with two WHS friends. Will check back often to look for other friends from WHS. 1/17/02
  • (for) Lt Col William C Meyers: Lacey, WA. RAF Bentwaters. My younger brother was born there. We lived in a place called Meadow House, near a village called Peasenhall. 9/8/99
  • Micah (?) : RAF Lakenheath. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1986-Jul 1988 & 1991-92, 78th TFS (RED) & 81 EMS Armament Flight. Was surfing the web and found this site. Keep up the great work. 03/28/04
  • Kara Michalak-Jacob: Belleville, IL. RAF Woodbridge, 1988-92. Have looked at many sites and am finding it lacking in old Warriors from the 90's any ideas? So, were the Warriors really the Butterflies at one time? Cheers. 10/21/00
  • Bob Michell: Orlando, Florida. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88, Base Fire Chief. Great site. Brings back many memories. I would like to hear from anyone who was stationed with me during this time. Just came back from England this week and I visited the RAF Bentwaters area. Got to ride around the two bases. Very depressing seeing what is left. I took several pictures. If anyone would like to see them, I can send them via e-mail. 8/10/99
  • William Mikkelsen: Magnolia Springs AL. He served at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Shepherds Grove, 1951-54. Submitted by Bea Porter. 8/13/00
  • Neil Miles: San Jose, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1974-Aug 1977, 78 TFS. 6/04/05
  • Barry N. Miller: Pennsylvania. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-67, 78th TFS. Worked for Col Fredette. Lived in the Huts. In contact with Tim Haff, Butch Hollenbeck, Jack Dahler, Jose Espinosa, Tom Holman, John Connelly, Tim Crowley, Carlton "Hardie" Doty, Tom Mick, Jerry Mullen, Billy D Moon, Nick Ropollo, Steve Tanner, Chuck Defoe, Larry Hilzey, Mike Newman, Chuck Laplante, Bill Mastro, Tom Farabaugh, Jack Froling, Tom Herner have addresses of others. Hollenbeck and Dahler want to have a reunion sometime soon, anywhere. Anyone out there have any ideas, we would be glad to hear from you. FYI Tim Haff and I are going to RAF Woodbridge end of Oct 1999. Care to join us? 4/13/99
  • Bob Miller: RAF Woodbridge. Flew F-4s, 78th, March 1970-October 1974 (Extended my 4-yr tour by 6 mo). Just stumbled across your web site and want to pass along my appreciation. I haven't had time to check out all of the nooks and crannies yet, but I'll come back for more later. I can relate to some of the stories and anecdotes even though I do not know the people writing them. I was a bit disappointed that I did not recognize any of the names in your directory; hopefully more of the old gang will sign in. My wife is from Ipswich and we now reside in Texas where I ply my engineering trade with Exxon. May feel inspired in the future and come back with a couple of anecdotes of my own. Thanks for the good work. 6/20/99
  • Claude 'Bob' Miller: Athens, GA. RAF Woodbridge, 1962-65, 81st A&E Maintenance Sq. Many great memories: Airman's Club, Felixstowe, the Douglas House in London, 'bomb guard' duty, Tripoli, softball, the bowling alley in Ipswich, the Ufford Farm House, among others. Good friends Jim Estes, Andy Ruppanner, Bill Bauerle, Jerry Tabor, Jerry Lynch, Larry Lewis, Ron Putt, Hank Rahmlow, Bill Coffey, Petty, Nelson, and so many names I can't remember. Would very much enjoy hearing from anyone stationed there during my time there. 7/08/03
  • Dan Miller: Southern CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1971-73, 81st RRS, OTH site, Orford Ness. Doing some research for a vacation in England this summer and discovered this site. That project was shut down in 1973 and we were all re-assigned. Many great memories from those days in East Anglia. Sorry to hear the bases are closed. 2/19/05
  • George Miller: Palm Beach Gardens,Fl. 33418. RAF Bentwaters 1967 thru 1970, 81st (A&E) Avionics Sqdn-firecontrol. Glad to have found this. Would love to here from any old buddies. Had some great times and many fond memories.11/4/98
  • Rita & John Miller: Florida. From Rita (RJ): Just love all these sites on RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. I'm from that area, and my family still lives there. Worked in Material Facilities at RAF Bentwaters 1967-69, for a SMSgt Toney, MSgt Miroshewski & SMSgt Hoopaugh. John used to come over to our building for morning coffee!. We were married in 1968 and lived in Snape. Returned stateside summer of '69. Later stationed at RAF Upper Heyford, 1980-83. Spent a month back there this past spring. Have uploaded pics of the Suffolk area to my website. Walked on RAF Bentwaters, it was sad to see it so desolate, and to see the sheep had taken over the flightline. Will return to this site often. Thanks & Cheers. John Miller: (made SSgt there). Worked in supply. Retired in 1984. 10/7/99
  • MSgt Junius Miller: RAF Bentwaters, 1970's. Maxine Hurd, Ipswich, Suffolk, is trying to find Junius Miller. Last known address is Springfield, MA. Previously based at Dyess AFB, TX. Black, approx 6 feet, green eyes, now aged around 60...Email at Mark Smalling. 10/08/00
  • Juniun 'Jay' Miller: P.O. Box 6435, Burbank, CA 91510. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-72, 2164 Communications Sq. Member of the RAF Bentwaters Base Bowling Team. 05/24/11
  • Kenneth Miller: Johnson City TN. RAF Bentwaters March 1961-March 1978, Aircraft Refuling. Friends Morgan Skaggs, Richard Kline and Stanley Lester.
  • Delmer (Del) Larry Miller (Fuzzy): 3609 Camden Ave, Parkersburg, WV26110. RAF Alconbury , Aug 15, 1959-Aug 1960 (from Spangdahlem), HqSq 10th TRWg, Personnel Movements, Assignment & Re-assignments. Loved England and would have re-uped for a promotion to E-4. Only had 32 months in grade so now you know the reason I returned to civilian life. 10/01/00
    Alconbury was a great place to be stationed, with or w/o wheels. 2/18/01 Jan 1980-Mar 1984, 81TFW Stan/Eval and Training. I worked part-time in the NCO/Woody clubs. I lived on RAF Woodbridge but moved to Bawdsey. My ex-wife Rose also worked at the NCO club. Had some really great times in Suffolk. Anyone who remembers me please feel free to contact me. 18/02/07
  • Mark Miller: RAF Bentwaters, 1986-90, Clinic. I was a member of a role-playing club called the Golden Dragons that met at the Woodbridge HS, Saturday, noon to midnight. Many adventure was to be had there. Some club members: Robert 'Os" Osborne, Larry Gardner, Roy Conn, Brent Turner, James Smith, Mark Wheeler, Brian Crawford, Will Thompson, Dave Dahl, Todd Sherman, Ken, Jason Robar, Victor Kelmeris, Tom Rich and many others. If you know any of these guys, or were a GDGC member, please contact me. 9/5/00
  • Mike Miller: Port Orange, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 2 years, 81st CSGP, MWR. Asst Mgr NCO Club, Manager Officers Club. 12/25/03
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  • William 'Bill' Miller: RAF Bentwaters, Around 1985. Friend of Mike Remelard and Mark & Monica Clough. Bill & Mike lived with my parents in Suffolk. Would love to hear from him to see how he is. Submitted by > Jayne Waddington. 8/1/02
  • William 'Willie' Miller: Proctorville, OH. RAF Shepherds Grove, 1954-57, 78th. Anyone that was at the Grove in the fifties, please contact me. 3/6/02
  • Peggy Anderson nee Millermon: Good Thunder, MN. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1980-Mar 1982, 81st Supply Sq, Fuels. Bentwaters (Bendover, just joking) was my first assignment and I was very young, its hard to remember some things. I remember the NCO Club, the Theater, and Midnight Chow. Playing war game all the time, 12 on 12 off. Please feel free to contact me if you remember. 4/17/05
  • Ronald 'Ron' Millo: RAF Woodbridge, 1964-67, Air Policeman. Ron was a "mod" not a "rocker" would like to buy clothes to "suit" that image. Civilian Chef Lee Eagle, would like to find Ron or his whereabouts? For Lee's e-mail address contact Walter Smith. 12/15/02
  • Dean Mills: I don't know anything about computers yet but my friends have told me you have a brilliant web site and they have told me to try this way of contacting you as I am using an office comp while I clean the place up. I shouldn't really be doing this. I would be very gratefull if you could help me find the e-mail address of a lady who married a Mr.Dean Mills back in the 60s. He was stationed at one of the twin bases. Her name is Margaret Mills born Moss and she has 2 boys Steven and David. She lived in Woodhouse Square Ipswich, but unfortunately they are now divorced and the last I heard she had suffered another loss last fall and might now be a bit low. I last heard of her in Maryland, in an area known as Rockhall, where she apparently works in an antiques style of store. Would you please help me get her e-mail. Submitted by(E-mail deleted by request, do not contact this person) Edward Exworth: address.3/2/01
  • Bob Milton: Camano Island, Washington. RAF Lakenheath, Jun 1970-Jun 1973, Dental Clinic. Would love to hear rom anybody who was at RAF Lakenheath, Dental Clinic from 1969-75. 05/04/07
  • A1C Gail Minks: Neenah, WI forty miles south of Green Bay, the home of the famous Packers. RAF Bentwaters Feb 27 1963-Apr 11 1965, 81st Air Police Sq, 'D' Flight Security Feb 1963 to Jul 1964 then 'D' Flight Law Enforcement Jul 1964 to Apr 1965. Talk about great memories. Oh sure just like any other young GI at the time, I couldn't wait to get back to the states and get discharged. Later years you develop a tremendous amount of respect for what you did at the time and the fact that you served your country. The more life goes on, the more respect I have for it. Would love to visit the old base someday and sorry to hear it is closed. Commander was Major Autin, Operations Officer was a Lt Harris. Worked for a TSgt Cecil at first, then worked with Frank Lemke & Gene Demers in Law Enforcement. Have been in contact with a couple of people from those days. Would enjoy hearing from other people, unable to remember all your first names, some I do some I dont. Some people I remember like Chuck Wrobel, Chambless, SSgt Underwood, Dean White, Smith, Steve Marvin, Mike Clunis, SSgt. Henry, Sgt Burt Hamner, Matthews, Crumpton, Sandy Morrison, Ron Brinlee and I go on with many more names. Hey you guys, any of you out there, I would appreciate hearing from anyone that remembers me, Airman, NCO or Officer. I am now a retired Wisconsin State Trooper. 9/13/03
  • Joe Miraglia: Romeoville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1961-Oct 1965, Air Police. Anyone remember the Ipswich Arms? 9/04/02
  • Gillian (Crane) Mirenda : NJ, USA, via Suffolk, England. I used to be a school secretary at WJHS, l968-72. Met many lovely American citizens and their families. Met and married an American Science teacher (James A) stationed there for a short period. I am a native of Suffolk, bred and born, and lived approximately one mile from RAF Woodbridge, towards Hollesley. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. Hope some of the faculty will visit these pages. Have lost touch with so many good friends from that period in my life. I too am saddened that the bases have closed. I return to the area quite often and walk in Rendlesham forest, where I used to walk my dogs. This is a wonderful website and I will visit it frequently-thank you. 3/11/99
  • A1C Gary Mis: East Setauket, Long Island. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1963-Feb 1966, 81st Air Police Sq. Work in Student Services Administration at the University at Stony Brook. Married since 1979 and have two boys, with the older entering college this fall. I remember "A" Flight, Sgt Goad, the Airmen's Club, the Pubs, the Anglo-American Club, VP & Light, crowding into a "Beetle" going to Ipswich, and "Fish & Chips" in newspaper. "Small world"-In 1979 I ran into MSgt Robert Queen, Training Officer & Woodbridge Airmen's Club Manager working in University Police at Farmingdale College on Long Island. 8/24/00
  • 'Peanuts' Mitchell I am looking for 'Peanuts' who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters or RAF Woodbridge between 1959-62. I know that he was a Chef and possibly married. 'Peanuts' is described as being Afro-American, short, and pidgeon toed. He was frendly with a lady from Ipswich named Jean. E-Mail 2/5/04
  • Susy (Sayre) Mitchell: RAF Bentwaters. Lived in Ipswich & Felixstowe 1982-87. At that time had one child named Eric, now 16. Also have a daughter named Ashley who is 11. I am remarried and live with my husband and 2 children in West Virginia. Thanks. 6/20/99
  • Vic Mitrisin: Cupertino,CA. RAF Shepherds Grove, Oct 1954-Sep 1957, 7519th Base Maint Sq, A/C Comm. 01/7/03
  • Joe Moews, Sgt: RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1974-Feb 1976, 81 SPS, "C" Flight Security. Lived on base. Memories: The Running Buck, Sgt. Mark Lance, A1C Mark Duncan, SrA Mitch Pritchet. This was my first tour of duty, straight out of Security Police Technical School. TDY to Aviano. Retired USAF 1993, SSgt. I had an interesting career. Too much fun resulted in too little rank. 01/2/03
  • Mike Mole: RAF Bentwaters, 1966-69, Supplies Management Officer. The best of times! 7/27/04
  • Jim Molkenbur: Northfield, MN via RAF Bentwaters. RAF Bentwaters 13 Jan 1964-27 Sep 66, Base Op's Started with Voodoo's, left with Phantom's. Lost six F-101's in 18 months, and one F-4 next 15 months. 6/21/00
  • John T Molzen: Williamsville, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1978-Apr 1980, 81st AGE Shop. Very exciting place to be when your 18 years old. I loved England and the Ipswich Blues Football Club 11/22/03
  • Lee Mong Kossuth, PA. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1957-59, 79th Bushmasters/Flightline. Married a Woodbridge girl 48 years ago we are happy with 3 children 7 grandchildren and any day a great grandchild due. Still have family in Woodbridge. Marilyn goes back once or twice a year. We have a small farm with mini horses. 11/03/07
  • Tom Mongeon: Mandan, ND. 02864. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1989-Oct 1991, 81st Mission Support Sq. Would be interested to hear from others stationed at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge 1989-91; or anyone who has pictures of the bases that would be willing to forward to me. 18/02/07
  • James Ray Monko: Terre Haute, Indiana. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1977-78, 81st MMS. I was there with Mark Sebald, Wayne Johnson and Tom Edmond. We had a great time. Froze our butts off in Norway on TDY. 07/23/11
  • Don Monroe:Roseburg, OR. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-76, 2164 Comm Sq. My wife Jasmin (nee Beech) is from Ipswich, and we miss it very much. She lived in Suffolk road for a few years as a child, but moved to Whitehouse estate when she was 7. She had an aunt that lived in Cemetery Rd during the 60's(Ruth Scott). We moved back to Ipswich in 2001 for a couple of years, but returned to the states in 2003. Miss it so much that we are hoping to return the end of 2006. It's websites like this that make you truly realise where you really belong. 6/07/06 Met my wife on a blind date, were married in 1974 we are still married almost 40 years later. 12/10/13
  • William "Bill" Moore: Davie, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1988-Apr 1992, 667 SOMS. 4 Years at RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentwaters left a lifetime of memories. Lots of fun in the pubs and hard work on the flightline! Oh, to be young again. 08/30/10
  • Robert Morris: Evergreen, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-1968, 91st TFS. Crew Chief on F4C 65-1163, was night line chief, made many TDY trips to Tripoli,Libya (too many) for 30 days at time. Had to leave my family back in Grundisburgh, near the base. Kids in diapers, what a time she had trying to shop, and to the base hospital occasionally. But we loved that assignmet more than any while in the USAF. Would love to hear from old friends from back then. I worked Victor Alert also. All crew Chiefs know how that was to be isolated for days or weeks. It was also good memories, and was an asset to our country and the Brits, security. Would love to go back and see some of the locals we knew. Went to the Running Buck a few times before my wife arrived from the states. What a pub that was. See Ya and thanks. 16/12/06
  • Gene Monson: Cottage Grove MN. RAF Woodbridge, 1951-53. 81st Fighter Sq, Air Police. Lt Rust was Provost Marshal. Base was Shepards Grove then. Our town for pub hopping was Bury St Edmunds. Sure beat going to Korea. 8/10/02
  • David I Moore: Palmetto, GA 30268. RAF Bentwaters, 1964-67, Fire Dept. I really enjoyed my three stays in Engand. I returned in 1986 to attend a motorcycle race at Donnington Park. I did not have time to visit the bases. I'm trying to it this summer, 2004. 06/10/04
  • Keith Moore: Spalding, lincolnshire, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-71, 81 CRS, Officers Mess. During my time at RAF Bentwaters I became very good friends with an airman Stephen T Twigg, even got invited to his wedding in the states, (never made it though). We had great times together in the clubs in Ipswich. Have worked for Xerox for past 20 years and soon to retire. It would be great to be able to track Stephen down again after all these years. Hope you can help. 3/27/03
  • Garry Montague: West Chester, OH (near Cincinnati). RAF Bentwaters Aug 1976-Aug 1978, 81st FMS. Propulsion Branch Chief supporting the J79 engines for the F-4D's. Planned the transition to A-10's/TF34's just before rotating to CONUS. RAF Bentwaters was one of my best assignments during my USAF career. Enjoyed merry ole England even though it got a little damp at times. Lived at Martlesham-Heath. 2/2/02
  • Gary Montecalvo : Martlesham Heath, 1975-76, 2164th. What a great site. We had some great times, parties, flag football team, Running Buck and rec room. Names that come to mind, Mark Muchow, Frank Hickey, Hank Staron, John Barrett, Russ Rearick, Mark Tarplee, Ken Wipf, Bernie Vancel, Al Gardine, Brad Ahrens, Kevin Milligan, Tom Day, Dennis Midhoffer, Capt Wadorsnik, Capt Hashimoto, Terry Gilliland and many more but have forgotten their names. RAF Bentwaters had a great gym, better food and great football games. The F4's were very impressive with their powerful afterburners and noise. It is sad to see weeds growing on the deserted base. The whole experience was great. I learned after joining MCI, 2/3rds of the people working in civ comm field were ex-military. Thinking back, what a great deal, travel, great friends, free education, we had it made.12/09/98
  • Maurice Monteiro: Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1985-Jul 1987, 511th AMU of the 81st AGS, ECS maintenance tech on the A-10. Working on the flight-line brings back many memories. Some good, some bad. I met a lot of good people there but lost track of them all. I went to serve at Dyess AFB for the rest of my enlistment. I live in Vegas now and just received my Master's degree in Education. Some names I remember but forgot so many. I remember the beautiful countryside and biking on many ocassions throughout East Anglia. I also used to take long walks throughout the roads behind the base. I marveled at the scenery and easily understood what prompted writers and poets to create the works they had accomplished. Especially during the winter, there was something magical about the landscape. The cottages with smoke unfurling from chimneys, crystal icicles hanging from tree limbs, and the surprise of seeing deer occasionally dart across a path. In spite of the many experiences I had there, I still feel that I didn't seize as many oppurtunities as I should have. I find myself missing England very much at times. The memories come back more vividly as I write this. I plan on going back and visiting the areas I had spent two years of my life in. Nostalgia or a sense of closure, I'm not sure which one, maybe a sense of both. If anyone I had been stationed with would like to contact me, please do. I am especially looking for William Kwan who was a Nav Specialist on the flightline with me. Thanks for the wonderful website which has triggered many "long-ago" experiences and memories. 1/9/02
  • Richard Mooney: Clintwood VA. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1965-Feb 1969, 78th TFS, Weapons Tech on F-4. Sure do enjoy these pages and will be back a lot. I enjoyed my time there, even the TDY's to Libya about every 30 days or so. Would like to hear from the people I was stationed with. MSgt Sinclair was my First Sergeant.1/30/99. Sure would like to find some of the boys I was stationed with and see what they are doing today and where they are at. Keep up the good work on this page. Richies Home page 4/15/99
  • Wayne Mooneyhan: Orlando FL. RAF Station Woodbridge, 1963-66, weapons guy on F-100s. Worked A-10's at RAF Bentwaters, 1979-81. Great site. Found a few names of old friends. Keep up the great work. 9/26/99
  • Bob Moore: RAF Bentwaters, 92 Ftr Sqn, Training NCO, 1967 until shipped back to Shaw AFB SC in 1970. Training NCO. Does any one remember me and my wife Ruby. We lived in Ipswich (Chantry Estates) and base housing at RAF Woodbridge. 2/23/99
  • Brad Moore: Gainesville FL. RAF Bentwaters/ Woodbridge, 1988-92, 81st Transportation Squadron. I visited RAF Bentwaters October 1999 and it was depressing to see most of the base empty and run down, knowing that a lot of money was spent to fix it up. 5/12/00
  • James Moore: McMurray, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1967-Jun 1970, 81st AMS situated across the main runway. Had a wonderful time, both on and off the base. I especially remember Felixstowe in the summer. I am happy I found this page, because my wife and I are planning a trip to merry old England late this month. I hope the base is still there. I would like for her to see it. 6/7/99
  • Shirley A (Culling) Moore (Simmons): Woodstock, GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1962-65, Dependent. Trying to find Charles (Chuck) W. Jones, Medic at Base Hospital, from MO and fomer wife Marion (Morring) from Ipswich. He also was a bartender at the Airmans Club. Last saw them at Warner Robins, GA in 1965. 3/24/01
    A&E, Base Fire Department. It seems like my entire class from tech school was assigned to either RAF Woodbridge or RAF Bentwaters. 4/17/03
  • Wesley Moore: RAF Bentwaters, 1965-66. 12/15/02
  • Chris Moran: Tallahassee, Florida. Military 'brat'. Lived in Woodbridge 1971-74. I was in the first, 10th grade class (class of 1976) that went to the new high school in Woodbridge instead of having to go to RAF Lakenheath. I have a 1973 Woodbridge JH class yearbook. Would like to hear from someone in my class....anyone will do. 10/10/99
  • Jim Moran: Chicago, Illinois. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-83, 81st EMS, AGS . I worked in the A-10 Weapons Release shop at RAF Bentwaters. Made SSgt, was honorably discharged in 1983, and went on to attend the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. I currently perform religious cult research, I'm into computers and the Internet scene, and I review Website design and online marketing books at webreviewer.com. While at RAF Bentwaters I enjoyed motorcycling around the UK, eating plenty of fish'n chips, and listening to the British invasions tunes. I bought plenty of 1960's music. I came to faith in Jesus Christ through the evangelistic efforts of Faith Baptist Church which was located near our base. Does anyone remember an airman by the name of Daniel Coburn (or Colburn) from 1978-1983? Thanks for the Website! 2/27/01
  • Glenn Morang: Ellisville Missouri. RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1966-Mar 1969, 381st MMS. Looking for Wayne and Joy Tomlinson. 09/18/07
  • Clifton More: (Contact:) Mrs Evelyne More 5, Rue Paul Gauguin, 94000 Creteil, France. I am writing to ask for your help in locating my genetic father, Sgt Clifton More, an airman in the USAF stationed in Reims, France. His former address I possess is: 1360th AF Comp SQDN, APO 777. I would be very grateful if you would agree to help me with my research. 3/25/00
  • John Moreau: Lake Charles, LA. RAF Bentwaters 1961-64 and RAF Alconbury Nov 1965-Dec 1968. Worked in the Flight Surgeons Office.
  • Donnie F Morey: McKinney,Tx. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1960-Mar 1963, 81st FMS Fabric Shop. Enjoyed my tour. Returned to RAF Alconbury in 1966. Would like to hear from some of my tour mates. 8/07/01
  • Catherine Buck Morgan daughter of Fred E. Buck, Jr RAF Woodbridge, from 1950's. Visit her RAF Woodbridge Homepage.
  • Charles 'Chuck' Morgan: RAF Bentwaters, Air Police. Tina Mattocks is looking for Charles? Also name of Englehardt and Petersen. 11/04/13
  • MSgt Raymond V Morgan: Whittier, CA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1966-Jul 1969, NCOIC, Base Chaplain Section. Returned to visit Suffolk County almost each year until the year 2000. We loved our assignment and the British people. Still in contact with many. The wonders of email make it easy to stay in touch these days as we become "chronologically gifted". 4/17/03
  • Norman Morin: Manchester, NH. RAF Fairford 3919th Air Base Group, 1951-54. 10/31/02
  • Roger Morley : Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, 1973-76, 81st CSG Base Ops. 03/3/10
  • Dave Morris: Staten Island, NY. RAF Woodbridge, Nar 1987-Mar 1989, 81st SPS, A Flight. Hey to all the old gang. Drop me a line. 5/08/02
  • Miles Morris: Barberton, OH. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-74 (Jan 1969-May 1972 ?), 381st Munitions Maintenance Sq,(MMS), "Gun Shop" maintaining the SUU-16A gun pods for our F-4 Phantoms. The SUU-16A housed the 20-mm M61A1 Vulcan Cannon which fired 6,000 rounds per minute from (6) counterclockwise rotating barrels. 6/07/06
  • Scott Morris: Lakewood WA. RAF Bentwaters,1966. My dad was stationed at RAF Bentwaters. My mom was pregnant with me and had me at the air base. I feel a connection with England and with those that served there. 5/26/03
  • Robert Morris: Evergreen, Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-1968, 91st TFS. Crew Chief on F4C 65-1163, was night line chief, made many TDY trips to Tripoli,Libya (too many) for 30 days at time. Had to leave my family back in Grundisburgh, near the base. Kids in diapers, what a time she had trying to shop, and to the base hospital occasionally. But we loved that assignmet more than any while in the USAF. Would love to hear from old friends from back then. I worked Victor Alert also. All crew Chiefs know how that was to be isolated for days or weeks. It was also good memories, and was an asset to our country and the Brits, security. Would love to go back and see some of the locals we knew. Went to the Running Buck a few times before my wife arrived from the states. What a pub that was. See Ya and thanks. 16/12/06
  • Frank J Morrison Bridgeport , MI. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1963-March 1967, 81st Air Police. I was just surfing and came across this page. It is really interesting. 11/24/08
  • Butch Morrissey: Amboy, Illinois. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-82, 81st EMS Fuel System Repair Shop. It was my first duty station. Got to see the Crown Jewls, and the royal wedding. Would like to return some day. 2/7/99
  • Scott Morse: Cortland, New York. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1984-Aug 1986, 581 AGS, 91TFS. Just looking for any one from the Bluestreaks or the ECM shop. 4/20/01
  • John J Mortlock: Middleburg, FL, South of Jackson. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1980-Jul 1985, 581st AGS. I had many friends at RAF Woodbrige, and I am trying to locate some of them like Yevette Chisolm, of POL ,and others that were there at that time period. 5/29/05
  • Vince Morton: Michigan City, IN. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1974-Feb 1978, 81st Security Police Sq. I worked under Msgt Jim Flynn, Msgt Gibson and Msgt Rick Lombardo. Had some wonderful friends and great times. Would love to hear from anyone I knew. 12/05/04
  • Michael K "Mose" Moseley: Cedar Rapids, IA. RAF Bentwaters May 1967-Aug 1970, 81st FMS Electric Shop. Drove a Blue TR-6 06/13/07 We had F-4C's and F-4D's. I have few photos that I can scan in and provide if interested. 11/28/08
  • Lt Michael Mowry: Dayton, OH. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 81st CRS Electronic Warfare shop 1989-92.
  • Scott Mulholland: Brandon, MS. Martlesham Heath, 1979-82, Det 7, 2130 CG. There was nothing like the 3 1/2 years I spent in England. I went back to visit in '86 for Xmas with my "family" away from home in Felixstowe. It was nice to see another Hornhead in the list. 4/17/05
  • Mike Mullikin: Altus, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-76, Jet engine mechanic, engine conditioning flight line. Would like to here from anyone that was there! Is the RUNNING BUCK still around? Had a Great time there in England. Wish I was still there. 11/15/00
  • Paul Mumm: Greenwood, MO (Kansas City, MO). RAF Croughton near Upper Heyford, Oct 1971-Jan 1975, 2130th Comm Group, Wideband/ Terminal Maint. 6/14/03
  • Roslyn W Murphy (Pete) : Retired USAF E7, 1972. 81st Supply Squadron for six years, joining that squadron at Wheeler Field, to Kirtland AFB, to Larson AFB and then to RAF Bentawters. I was one of the first airmen to help open RAF Bentwaters in 1952. My job was the two 45,000 gallon fuel tanks on the back side of the runway. I was the only person assigned there for 2 years. It was a lonely job. Wife and I lived in Southwold on the North Sea during the great storm and flood of January 1953. We have many fond memories of East Anglia. After leaving in 1954, we returned to RAF Chicksands, nr Bedford, for a couple years, then a year at RAF Alconbury. 4/19/99
  • Paul Murray: Washington. RAF Bentwaters, 1989-93, Wing Command Post and helped close the base. I left in June, just before it finally closed. My father was at RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70. It would be nice to see some current photos of how the place has changed. 9/22/00 & 6/07/06
  • Kathleen Murray nee Merrill: Boston MA. RAF Bentwaters, Early 70's, Trans Sq, Packing & Crating. Was Merrill now Murray. Husband Pete Murray was also in Transportation in Motorpool. We lived at Glevering Hall. Found this site by accident and am now trying to remember last names of all the guys I worked with. Bob ?, hospital eye clinic, "trapper John" (?real name Charles) search & rescue "We give so that others may live". George? married to Holly. 08/21/06
  • Richard Musick, Sgt: Dupo, IL. RAF Alconbury, 1969-70, 10th TAC Hq. Was stationed there after Vietnam in 1969. Looking for George Gosset, Wayne McKale, Rick Woods, Marshal, the Ass't Base Comander's Sons. We had a lot of fun there. 12/30/04
  • John Musselman: Cincinati, OH. 02864. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1974-Jun 1976, 81st Security Police. Lots of memories from those days. 18/02/07
  • Dennis "Bid D" Myers: Northern CA. RAF Wattisham, 1961-64, 2161 AACS, Anglia Control, Radar controll operator. Some of the best times of my life were spent there. Memories came flooding back when I found this site. I'm still in contact with Don Cox and Joe Sheleheda from the old site. Had a letter from Dallas Willis about 30 years ago, nothing since. I remember the Micado in Stowmarket and the Crown. Went to many Ipswich Town football games at Portman road. Anyone seeing this that remembers me or the old base, Please E-Mail. 5/29/05
  • K O Myer, MSgt: Marion IN 01605. RAF Shepherds Grove,1952-55 and RAF Wethersfield, 1959-62. Looking for anyone who remembers my father K O Myer Worked on F86s and F100s was in the 36th Ftr Grp, WW-2. Submitted by son Bernard Myer. 3/27/03