New Breed of Pilot Tames Arctic

Stricken Dane Air Evacuated

17th Troop Carrier Squadron Moving to Alaska

  17th Troop Carrier Squadron's Hanger Burns

  C-130D Damaged at Blue Ice

  Dyess Crew Aids In Mercy Flight - Capt. Gary Schmidt and Crew

  Operation Ice Cap - The 17th TCS Mission in Greenland

  As Goes the 17th So Goes the Wing - Abilene Reporter-News, August 10, 1961 (June 18, 1996)

  Coleraine Flier Cited - Lieutenant William Hitchcock, 17th TCS in WW II (June 24, 1996)

  Iron Mike Escapes From 317th FIS - Mascot Kidnapped by 17th TCS Officers (July 14, 1996)

  Fashion Show: 17th TAS Wives - Elmendorf AFB in 1967 (Sept. 7, 1996)

  Operation Cool Dew 1968 - Firebirds resupply DYE sites (Dec. 29, 1996)

  USAF Under Secretary Visits Ice Cap (1970) - Firebirds spend night on Ice Cap (Dec. 9, 1996)

  Sparrevohn Accident - Captain Robert W. "Bob" Roulston and crew (June 25, 1998)

  517th Firebirds Play Santa Claus - Christmas tradition in Alaska (May 9, 1999)

  Don Bowers Killed on McKinley - Former Firebird Pilot (June 21, 2000)

  Friends Recall Don Bowers' Energy - Anchorage Daily News article (June 25, 2000)

  Bowers a Man of Many Parts - Lew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News Sports Editor (June 26, 2000)

  Don Bowers Obituary - Anchorage Daily News (July 18, 2000)

  Skiing on the Greenland Ice Cap - The Legacy of Daedalus - War Stories and Flying Tales. (March 20, 2001)

  Don Bowers NTSB Report 1 - Anchorage Daily News (May 18, 2001)

  17th TAS Delivers Scientists to Ice Cap - Article circa August 1972 is courtesy of Mearl Nichols (July 13, 2001)

  Dyess C-130 Loses Prop - Adventure of Ray Sancton and Gerry Aycock in 1961 (July 19, 2001)

  Gary Lattin and Guy Ridgeway - 17th TCS Commander views new squadron emblem (July 19, 2001)

  Green Hornets Rescue Child - Article courtesy of Richard Wright and dated 14 Sep 60. (01-05-02)

Phil Collins Article Phil recalls his time in C-130s including the C-130D (30 Jan 2006)