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Derwood

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We just moved to the Oklahoma City area last year and was wondering if there was anyone in the area interested in looking for wrecks around here?  

I developed an interest in the topic growing up as a kid visiting the B-52 crash site on Elephant Mt near Greenville Maine.  My interest was further fueled after attending the USAF Life Sciences Equipment Aircraft Crash Investigation Course  as well as the Accident Investigation class I took while attending Embry Riddle.

Would love to meet up with some folks with the same interest.

Have a great day!

"Derwood"

Darin M.
Retired USAF Aircrew Life Support/AFE



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Jeff Wilkinson is a great source for wrecks in and around OKC. His website is: https://okwreckchasing.org

I have gone with him to a few crash sites in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Definitely a different type of wreckchase from what I’m familiar with out here in Arizona and Nevada. Most of the crash sites in OK and surrounding states are on private, fenced off land and permission to access is a must. Sometimes you get permission and sometimes you don’t.

Good luck,
Mike

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Cool another Life Supporter on here, welcome to the club from one ALSE troop to another.....

Mike
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Jan 86 - Sept 08
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"Your Life Is Our Business"
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Yes we need more Aircrew Life Support/AFE people on this board.
I keep finding ejection seat parts that I can't ID
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Derwood

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Thanks Mike,
Best job in the USAF as far as I'm concerned. Willing to bet we know some of the same people.

Here are my haunts over the years.

95-97, 1st SOS, Kadena AB
97-2001, 37th BS, Ellsworth AFB
2001-2002, 80th FS, Kunsan, ROK
2002-2005, 94th FS, Langley, AFB
2005-2010, 336th/334th FS/4th OSS,  Seymour Johnson
2010-2016, 92 OSS, Fairchild

Now working for Lockheed Martin.

Best Regards,

Darin



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We just moved back to the OKC area a few months ago, be glad to get out and do some searching!  I'm not a life support guy but a ground radio repairman, nobody flys without our services! 

My interest was first fueled by my first chase in Iceland (1984) where we found the remains of the B-24 "Hot Stuff." 

What I have been researching for the past few years is a C-119 crash that occurred in Midwest City on October 24, 1957.  My dad, a C-119 pilot at the time, witnessed the crash from the south end of the Tinker AFB runway, this was a flight of C-119s returning from the west coast to Chanute AFB.  I was contacted by an "on the ground" witness who was in very close proximity to the crash site, about 500 yards away.  He gives a very vivid explanation of what he and his brother saw that evening.  He, Jeff Wilkerson and I located the crash site a couple of years ago.  Homes have since been built over the site but we came up with a pretty good idea where it went down. I've also been contacted by a family member of one of the crew. I have an article in the works I need to finish it and get it posted here.

Cheers!

Jim Bina
MSgt USAF Retired
Feb 1974 - Feb 1998
30499 Ground Radio Repair
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