Waiting Around for a Ride in the 1960s



Photo by Gerry Harris, Firebird Navigator in the 1960s



Familiar Sight In the 1960s, Firebird crews often had to wait on the West Ramp at Elmendorf, AFB for maintenance to be completed. The crew members in this photo are Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John Statts (back to camera), Aircraft Commander Richard Semple, Co-pilot Warren Miller, and Flight Engineer Marion Hendrix.






L to R: Lt. Col. John Statts -- Squadron Commander, Richard Semple - Pilot, Jose Padilla Loadmaster, Marion Hendrix Flight Engineer, and Gerry Harris Navigator.