What a great web page! The son of a "maintainer" the stories
bring back great memories of our family's time with the 305th Bomb Wing
at Bunker Hill from 1961-1965. My father was CMSgt John R Smith, Jr...FieldMaintenance
Squadron. He..and our family friends lived and died with that airplane..what
a great one it was.
Names of other maintainers like, Lester Hoover, Yablonski, Ames,
and Guglimetti...flood back. As a young
kid...when dad graduated from the Maintenance School at Convair,
I was able to get up in the cockpit for a
photo. It was a special time....with even more special people. Thanks
for keeping the memories alive. CMSgt.
(Ret) John R Smith III
John R Smith III
Panama City, FL USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 00:50:44 (PDT)
TNX for this. It's terrific to see the great parts of our
past as you have done so well.
Anza, CA USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 10:31:00 (PDT)Patrick
MELBOURNE, VIC AUSTRALIA - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 21:07:00
We at the Grissom Air Museum are in need of any pictures any of the
old B-58 guys have of the B-58 pilot simulator. We have a good display
of 18 military aircraft in our outdoor area, including a TB-58 (668), and
a very nice B-58 display inside the museum. We are continually trying to
enhance our displays, especially the B-58 area, and could use any artifacts.
I feel certain there are some B-58 artifacts "rat holed" out there someplace
and rather than let them gather dust why not let the general public enjoy
that beautiful airplane just as we did (we had 100,000 visitors last year).Again,
presently we are in need of any pictures of the B-58 pilot simulator that
we could copy and RETURN to the owner.My E-mail and mailing addresses follow:
Mailing John Strank/1727 s. Riverview Rd./ Peru,IN/46970
And I thank you
Peru, IN USA - Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10:44:21 (PDT)
I am a USAF retired SMSGT. I worked in crypto & satellite communications
Robert P. Pisle
West Melbourne, FL USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 06:20:20 (PDT)
Thanks for the site. I always liked the B-58, and it doesn't seem
to get the attention that other types do.
USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 19:44:21 (PDT)
B-58 Bomb Nav at L'rock '65 to '68 and then Grissom to the end.
Love this Site, superjob, and all the memories, Made contact with a friend
all the way from 68 Thanks.
Raymond D. Turner
Marietta, GA USA - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 16:43:54 (PDT)
Worked as a Bomb/Nav Technician on B-52F's at Barksdale in the early
sixties. We lost some guys to the B-58 program. Anyone out their remember
TSG William Williams or SSG Gaylord Mason? Also a fire control troop, Davis
The 58's used to fly supersonic over Shreveport regularly--scared
the hell out of my inlaws when they were visiting from Ohio. I debriefed
a B-58 RN once. He laughed when he saw the look on my face when he gave
me the true airspeed for his bomb run. They should have used it longer.
Fred J. Double
Bristolville, ohio USA - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 19:31:59 (PDT)
Thanks for providing a site with cockpit details of the
Hustler jet.I just bought the Monogram 1/48 model of it and
this will greatly help in adding detail to it.The capsule
ejection system was quite a neat idea.I am impressed with
the looks of this plane and was surprised at it's speed
capability.I imagine it was able to run away from just about
all the fighters around at that time.Congratulations on a
great site. Bob Cohoon
Montreal, Qc Canada - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 15:03:58 (PDT)
That baby even looks fast sitting on the runway!! Too bad they stopped
production; it could be a good complement to our current bomber force.
John D. Chavez
Denver, Colo USA - Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 10:47:13 (PDT)
I served on the B-58 from experimental to tactical at C.A.F.B. from
Nov.1959 to Nov.1963. What a great aircraft.
Nev. USA - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 16:56:23 (PDT)
Great site, You must have done plenty of damage to our enemies in
that huge excellent looking fighter aircraft. Thanks for your dedication
and help in keeping us a nation of freewill. God save the USA!
cypress, tx USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at 23:16:23 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Just to prevent anyone from being misled
by Josh's comments, the Hustler is/was a bomber not a fighter and
it was nuclear-only so it WOULD have done PLENTY damage if used.
But, like SAC's motto, "Peace is our Profession", it was never used in
anger. But thank you for your comments, Josh.
the b58 was the second revel aircraft i assembled, the first one
a delta dart f102, i believe i still have it stored somewhere, thanks for
the sounds, i never saw one
belo horizonte, mg brasil - Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 13:01:00 (PDT)
BEAUTIFUL, NO, FABULOUS WEB SITE. SHOWS A LOT OF WORK, DEDICATION
AND EXPERTISE. WELL DONE, DARRELL.
BROGAN, TEXAS USA - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 15:33:24 (PDT)
My Dad survived over 3000 combat air-hours in Europe , and 2100
in Pacific , only to be shot down while doing camera work over ussr in
nov. of 1948.
I was raised an air Force brat/War orphan , sole surviving son ,
and did my stint in Army sig Int, including Nam. Keep it nose to the wind
Robert P Doyle
N. Redington Beach, FL USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 08:18:39
I served in the 43d Bomb Wing: HMS to start and then I was transferred
to FMS for the remainder of my tour of duty. It was a good outfit and the
personnel were tops.
Samuel L. Bowser
Columbia City, IN USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 17:03:06 (PDT)
What a great production! Trust this will be preseved for posterity
with some appropiate museum. The 58 was the highlight of my 31 years. 43
DCOTB and 43 FMS/CC.
USA - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 10:43:40 (PDT)
Great site. I was assigned to BHAFB as a member of the 305th OMS
from 1961-1965 and assigned to #080 the last B-58 produced as assistant
Burlington, MA USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 14:52:11 (PDT)
Manhattan Beach, California USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 14:11:50
Great pics, the aerospace students here at the Aerospace Dept. of
the Univ. of KS will enjoy them.
Lawrence, KS USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 06:42:57 (PDT)
I was in Azores Islands, 57-59 as an airways radio operator. Don't
remember if it was a B47 or B58, but when they came on the air and keyed
the transmitter to talk, they knocked out everyone else, there was a long
hesitation, then they would talk. Call sign I remember was "Texas 80".
Really enjoyed working with the high flyers going back and forth across
Waxahachie, TX USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 03:20:18 (PDT)
Great web site. I was briefly assigned to the 43rd Bomb Wg at Carswell
in 1963. After retiring from the Air Force I had the pleasure of working
for one of the Initial Cadre B-58 pilots, Colonel James M. Campbell, in
the Air Force Flight Screening Program at Hondo, Texas. He has many stories
to tell about the B-58. Great airplane and great people flew it.
Roy Shinley, MSgt., USAF Ret
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 20:06:44 (PDT)
First, Thanks for the update on United's and AA's cockpit security
measures. Second, I have been fascinated with the Hustler ever since the
mid 50's when it broke the cross continent speed record. No, Shattered.
Julius "Smitty" Smith
Tomisato JAPAN - Thursday, December 06, 2001 at 00:35:43 (PDT)
B-58 TEST FORCE & 43rd BOMB WING. 1 AUG 58 THROUGH 1 OCT 65
JET ENG. MECHANIC.
WICHITA FALLS, TX USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 20:31:53 (PDT)
Found this site thru the "BUCK'S HANGAR" site. I'm a recently retired
Navy CDR, who flew EA-6B's as an ECMO. I've long thought the B-58 was virtually
THE most awesome looking a/c, and felt fortunate to finally get to just
see one at the USAF Museum. Keep up the great website!
James R. Moreland
Sanford, FL USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 19:08:09 (PDT)
This is great to find such a website! I was in the Air Force as
an airman from 04-66 to 01-70, and was in the 825th Medical Group at LRAFB.
I was one of the altitude chamber guys. I was a technician, taught classes
in emergency escape, night vision, etc. I assisted in mansizing for the
B58 crews, taught a class in operation of the capsule ejection seat, and
frequently had to test ride the capsule ejection seat trainer at a hanger
on the flight line. I love the B58 and always admired it and you guys who
flew it. Thanks for doing this!
Joseph M. Butler
Joplin, MO USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 14:26:06 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: You were at Little Rock about the same time I
was. You might have been one of the guys who were finally able to
jam me into that capsule. Had a hell of a time.
I like the music. Reminds me of "my" ol' Huey, tail number
15765. I crewed a mighty fine UH1H June 70' to June 73' in the US ARMY,
with the 653 Transit Detachment (part of 7th Corps). I g-g-gues-s-s t-t-t-hats-s
w-why-y I st-t-t-utt-t-tter-r-r. I like all air craft, them and their crews
are what keeps America GREAT. (Presently I help maintain the F-16 radar.)
garland, utah USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 00:58:55 (PDT)
Are there any flying B-58's left? My grandfather started as a mechanic
on B-17's and transitioned all the way to the B-52....spent about a year
on B-58's....Would love to learn more.
Scott M. Doggette
Newport News, VA USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 09:48:33 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: SORRY SCOTT. The only ones left are static
displays. I would guess the last one flew in about 1970.
Except for the static displays they were destroyed as part of the SALT
A real joy to view. The songs were great and brought back many memories.
Nick Yanuzzi Major, USAF Ret.
Thousand Oaks , Ca USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 19:32:13 (PDT)
good information good photos,great clips.
Dennis Fifield Army 1966-1969
Woods Cross, UT USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 17:42:25 (PDT)
Cool! I've always loved the B -58 -- it screams 50's modernity....
Did you know that the 1958 Buicks were called the "B - 58 Buicks"
-- and that year's Buick advertising campaign used B - 58's? It was incongruous
-- those heavy Buick chrome monsters and those SLEEK B - 58's!!!
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 21:00:34 (PDT)
Awsome display! My squadron's name in OTS (USAF) Nov-feb 65 66 was
the HUSTLER. I flew the C-141, C7a at Vung Tau RVN and the C5a/b.....got
a real job now at Delta, 767.
marietta, ga USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 17:40:19 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: I also flew the Caribou, C7A out of Vung
Tau early in 1970 until they moved us all to Cam Rahn Bay.
Thank you for this very interesting information,I received it from
my brother in law Tom Arnone.
Donald D Sontchi
salt lake, Ut USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 03:24:35 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: You're welcome Don. Guess you know
your brother in law, Tom Arnone and I were on the same B-52H crew in Minot
back in the 60's. SMALL WORLD!
Compliments to those who have contributed and, or, assembled this
most worthy part of America's Air Power history. I had the pleasure of
seeing one of her type at an open house at Fairchild AFB in Spokane WA.
While she was dwarfed by the massiveness of SAC's enormous B-36's, her
sleekness, the proportion of those four J-79's to the rest of her size,
made her appear as potent as she was. Sadly her service had a brief lifespan
but perhaps this is a testimonial to her being too far ahead of her time.....
an All American aviation technology and performance. Thank you for perpetuating
this most significant part of our past.
Beaverton, OR USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 21:32:31 (PDT)
I had a B-58 model when I was stationed at the 753rd Radar Squadron,
Sault Ste. Marie,Mi (1960-1962), and lost it when I shipped out.
This was the finest looking aircraft ever, bar none.
Belton, SC USA - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 17:16:40 (PDT)
I enjoyed the site very much.I saw a B-58 parked at a place in ILL.
called Rantuel. It is a place that has other planes to view that
do not fly anymore.
whiting, ind. USA - Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 17:29:59 (PDT)
USAF Retired Crew Chief B-52,RC/VC/C-135,VC-137
TopJetMeck @aol,com USA -
Friday, October 26, 2001 at 11:56:02 (PDT)
Dad was a crew chief at Carswell and Little Rock on 2440 from 62
66. He called it the Cowtown Hustler and the biggest maint. nightmare
Walter B. McClendon jr
overland park, ka USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 10:50:01 (PDT)
My Dad, James Webb, helped to design the B-58. In particular, he
was on the team of engineers who used slide-rules to calculate how much
steel to put in the nose to balance the aircraft and endure the high temperatures
expected at Mach 2. All my live I've been fascinated with the B-58. I have
a fine model of it in my office and enjoy showing customers the few items
I have to celebrate my love for the B-58. Thanks for putting this web site
together, I can't wait to explore it.
Burleson, Tx USA - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 19:46:28 (PDT)
What wonderful memories! I lived in Ft. Worth when the "Bomber Plant"
was built and moved back there to work for Convair in April, 1956. I was
an Engineer in the Armament and Special Weapons Design Group. My first
three years, I was part of the group which developed the tail gun system.
I personally fired hundreds of rounds from the 20 mm Gatlig Gun into the
"Gun Butts" at the north end of the plant. It was horrible developing a
feed system that would handle 4000 rounds per minute. I also did some design
work on the arming, fusing, and release system for the "Two Component"
weapons pod. My last three years there, I worked in Crew Escape, developing
the capsules subcontracted to Stanley Aviation in Aurora, Colorado. At
that time is was considerably lighter and was an almost perfect 95 percentile
test subject (dummy). I was encapsulated many times during the development
of the foot and leg restraint system. Lots of fun! G.E. hired me away from
Convair in 1962, and I ended up in Houston supporting that thing called
Apollo. That was fun too!
Kemah, TX USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 21:09:40 (PDT)
I was a member of the 305 Armament and Electronics Squadron and
worked on the Nav Aids Equipment from Nov 1965-Jan 1969. As a pilot you
would have been very aware of our equipment, in that we maintained the
IFF, TACAN, and ILS. They tell me that "the last chance" back-up for the
ILS was the aero clubs hanger(bldg S22) out your right window, the nose
up attitude made seeing the runway not an option.
I started my work career in SAC and that set the standard for my
Glad to hear there are some of us still around. Great sight,
Bremen, Indiana USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 13:34:20 (PDT)
Great site on the B58. Please have a look at my site on RAF Greenham
Common.It was a USAF base 1951-1992 that the B58 visited in 1963. Please
come and sign my guestbook.
READING, Berks UK - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 13:59:21 (PDT)
It's great, but wasn't able to play the music. No doubt "pilot"
Peggy Hunter Sullivan
Spokane, WA USA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 13:46:50 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Peggy is the cutest girl to ever come out of
Walla Walla, Washington.
I was a dentist in the 827th Med Gp at BunkerHill from 1965-67,
two great years. Have enjoyed looking through your guest book and recognizing
some familiar names of the past. Anyone have any information on Dave Coleman,
365th BS DSO or Terry O'Connell, DSO or Nav, can't remember his squadron?
Clearfield, PA USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 17:08:16 (PDT)
NAVIGATOR - MEMBER 43rd BW/65th BS JAN '66 TIL DEC '69. RETIRED
SEP. 78 AFTER BEING AT DYESS AFB FLYING AS RN ON
B-52D's. THANKS FOR THE SHORT HISTORY OF A GOOD BIRD.
SHAWNEE, KS USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 13:54:11 (PDT)
My dad Msgt. Charles Clifford Kerce Jr. was crew chief on B-58,
59-2441, that won the Thompson Trophy for three international Speed with
payload records on January 14, 1961, out of Carswell A.F.B.
I was born there in 1960. My dad was very proud of his accomplishments
in his 22 years in the air force as am I. He was an active member
of the B-58 Hustler Assoc. It will be an honor to become a member
myself to carry on a tradition. My dad passed away in April of 2001
and is currently resting in peace in DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.
He served his country well.
Sincerely Guy Charles Kerce
Fort Worth, TX USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 13:18:07 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: We salute your dad, Guy. Men like
Charles are the backbone of the Air Force and of this nation.
Great site. Thanks
Bentley, La USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 06:53:07 (PDT)
venice, fl USA - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 06:58:37 (PDT)
i also am a pilot but only ultralight aircraft , i am 68 years old,
how about you?
princeton, in USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 14:56:40 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Hi, Darrell, I'm also 68 and have flown
the "lawn chair" ultra light. Bigger ones, too.
Retired USAF AIRCAL AAL
Bradenton Beach, Fl USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 14:20:30 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Hi, Bob. I remember you well from
Air Cal. You were a friendly Captain to a new-hire First Officer
which I was back then. Most pilots judge their Captains from how
they treat their FOs. You were GREAT!
Excellent site!! Went through old and new guestbook and it really brought
back memories. Recognized many names I haven't heard in a long time....P.P.
Beck, Fred Calvert, Ed Yincst, and many crew members. Was in 305th OMS
at Bunker Hill, IN, from '62 to '67 working on "Cripple One" 60-1111, 60-1125,
61-2073 and 61-2079. Was on the first B-58 to pull alert duty and was on
alert when the B-58 crashed on the end of the runway during the "CoCo"
alert exercise kicking off an ORI. Most exciting airplane I ever worked
on and one I'll never forget. Thanks for the memories. Keep up the good
Denton, TX USA - Monday, October 01, 2001 at 07:18:45 (PDT)
thank you for the pictures of the plane and other ones
joseph clint walker
stuart, fl USA - Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 16:39:17 (PDT)
Cool; expected nothing less considering the source.
Olathe, KS USA - Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 19:20:21 (PDT)
Great site... I was in 93rd Bomb Wing Castle AFB working B-52's
from 75-79. Always thought the B-58 was the greatest looking aircraft and
would have loved to have worked them. Keep up the great work...
Bellbrook, OH USA - Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 15:58:51 (PDT)
My Grandfather(Gene Murphy) flew the B-58. I enjoyed your site.
USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 15:18:00 (PDT)
Thanks for the site that helps us to remember a truly remarkable
Sacramento, CA USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 21:29:20 (PDT)
Just toured the USAF Museum in Dayton, OH. and the Strategic Air
Command Museum between Omaha, and Lincoln, NE. Got some great photos,
as soon as I have the film developed, I'll send 'em on to you.
Sad, but the planes up in Nebraska are in terrible shape.
Dayton is the place to go. Awesome stuff there.
The B58 in Dayton is the "Record Setter".
Alexandria, VA USA - Sunday, September 16, 2001 at 11:20:57 (PDT)
First of all I want to show my sympathy for all you americans. I
hope you will come out of this bigger and stronger than before! Very
nice site and nice pictures.
Is there a possibility of sending me a scan of a Hustler 600x800
to use as wallpaper?
ALf van Beem
Alphen Holland - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 01:45:45 (PDT)
Great site! Never knew there was a B-58 until now.
Clinton, IA USA - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 17:11:41 (PDT)
Always fascinated by this plane. Information provided was much appreciated.
Bountiful, Ut USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 05:21:21 (PDT)
I BECAME A HUSTLER EARLY ON, WHEN JIMMY K JOHNSON WAS WING
CO. I WAS THE FIRST "BROWN-BARS WITH WINGS" TO REPORT ABOARD
THE WING. I WAS A MACH CROW ON ROB TUTTLES CREW, THEN GEORGE
THEN WALLY WORMAN. GOOD JOB ON YOUR WEB PAGE.
GEORGE D. SEPP
FORT WORTH, TX USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 21:59:31 (PDT)
That's an amazing plane
Camarillo, CA USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 19:22:14 (PDT)
Great site! The B-58 is the most under-appreciated aircraft of all
time. It is good to see its memory kept alive!
Harwich, MA USA - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 14:57:16 (PDT)
EDEMON71 USA - Friday, August 24, 2001
at 21:04:33 (PDT)
Weslaco, Tx. USA - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 11:15:33 (PDT)
My Father was a pilot of the B-58 Hustler,Lt. Col. William Stringfellow
who was know as String.If any one knew him feel free to e-mail me.
Denison, Tx. USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 17:36:59 (PDT)
Your website was forwarded to me by my friend, Sam Pizzo, who flew
in the Blackbird. I can't recall reading anything about the Hustler in
G J Fruthaler, Regimental Pediatrician, 9th Marines
G. James Fruthaler, M.D.
Mandeville, LA USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 13:03:11 (PDT)
Nice site, great aeroplane - thanks for supplying us with first
hand information about this very important bomber, would love to have flown
Bedford UK - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 06:00:43 (PDT)
I've admired this plane since i was a kid. I used to hear those
"booms" often growing up in southern indiana (around north vernon). I remember,
sadly, that one crashed in town (north vernon indiana, i think) when i
was young. I'll never forget that, the tail section was in town, we went
to see it. I often have wondered if the crew made it out ok... Well, thanks
for a great site, what a bunch of memories for me. thanks
Mike Michael Horton
Franklin, IN USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 19:34:55 (PDT)
SQUADRON B MINUS 1 CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT BUT
THE AIRCRAFT WAS AHEAD OF IT'S TIME AND SO WERE THE MEN WHO FLEW IT!!!
MY UNENDING SUPPORT
Los Angeles, CA USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 22:26:30 (PDT)
Good stuff Darrell, e-mail to follow.
Mt. Vernon, WA USA - Friday, July 20, 2001 at 14:21:20 (PDT)
Can I join the B-58 Association you list in TX if I am not military
associated with the jet, but just love that particular aircraft? Looks
as though it is just for those who were involved with flight, design, building,
Also, is there somewhere I can get a photograph for framing of the
B-58, such as in flight? Thanks, I am considering placing it on a leather
jacket I am having custom made for me. Mike Pratum
Auburn, WA USA - Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at 12:16:37 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Here is a paste from my HOME PAGE:
2). Any person who has an interest in the B-58 is eligible for Associate
There is no distinction of
any kind between these two types of membership.
If you find a picture you like on the internet, right click it,
choose Save. Now you can edit it in a graphics program and print
Second time on board. Bomb/Nav Tech w/422d B.S.,3958th OET,and 43rd
BW at Carswell. I am still looking for Jack Goss, who was the NCOIC of
Bomb/Nav Shop, at Carswell from 63 to 69,at least. Keep up the good
work with the site. It sure helps to bring back memories. KENN
Marysville, Wa USA - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 18:43:53 (PDT)
Tanker Nav 1965-1968 305th BW. Know the airplane well. Flew
many a refueling mission against the Husler. Thanks to the
B-58, when I was transferred to Florida I got to fly the rest of
my career against the SR-71 Blackbird. Retired in 1973. Great web page,
keep up the good work
Kenneth E. Robinson
Orlando, FL USA - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 11:27:21 (PDT)
Thanks for sharing a wonderful Web page!
Jerry Ikner (MachCrow)305th '67-'69
Bossier City, La USA - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 17:02:57 (PDT)
This information and illustrations are astounding. The most shocking
infofmation included is the picture showing retirement of this epic part
aviation History. What can the old B-52 do that the B-58 can't do better?
Dr. J.C. W. Rhodes
Shreveport, , La. USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 13:28:30 (PDT)
I was a senior A/C mechanic on B-36 Bombers in 7th PMS and then
9th bomber squadron.
SEF-DJS @ msn.com
Pittston, PA USA - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 19:02:53 (PDT)
Impressive site. Used to fly as a T-37 instructor at Reese AFB with
some ex B-58 pilots in the 60s. Aircraft was way ahead of its time. They
had great stories.
Col John L. Cotton (USAF Ret.)
Bethlehem, PA USA - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 04:03:13 (PDT)
Great site. Thank you. Stationed at Offutt AFB, Neb from 61-64,
I had the opportunity to see the "Hustler" landing and taking off. This
was one of my favorite aircraft.
San Jose, Ca USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 16:14:57 (PDT)
Just passin' through. An inmate where I work found out I passed
gas from '70-72 and asked if I could get him some info on the B-58. Thanks
for a great siting!
Lt Col (Ret) Dan Thomas
Spingfield, KY USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 08:51:05 (PDT)
I grew up in ft worth. my dad worked at gen. dyn. my first jet landing
to see was at carswell when a b58 landed. it was always my favorite plane.
houston, tx USA - Wednesday, June 13, 2001 at 17:38:17 (PDT)
Cool! Habt ihr auch eine Deutsche Seite?
Bremen, ? Germany - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 15:19:42 (PDT)
Saw many, many take-offs/landings while stationed at Bunker Hill
AFB,Indiana.Home of the305th BombWing. But, I was in the319thFIS.
LasVegas, NV USA - Sunday, June 10, 2001 at 20:57:52 (PDT)
I can see the Bomber Plant from home and F-16's, F/A-18's, etc fly
over where I work daily. Kinda exciting at times. The B-58 was the first
model aircraft I assembled with the help of my favorite uncle who was in
the Air Force. He said they had a hard time finding paint that would stay
on the B-58. I would like to see film of the B-58 taking off and in flight.
I bet the sound is comparable to a B-1. I am acquainted with a fellow who
worked on the project. His Mach 2 card is in his wallet to this day. Quite
a history and quite a group to put such a craft together. I will enjoy
this website. Thanks for putting it together. I flew in small craft including
bi-planes doing aerial photography for a few years. Flying is the best
fun of all.
Best Regards to all,
Fort Worth, TX USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 16:17:35 (PDT)
I flew B-58's as a crew member; DSO for four + years and was part
of the crew that won the Bendix Trophy.
John T. Walton
Abilene , TX USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 16:07:20 (PDT)
THE GREATEST BOO DRIVER IN VIETNAM 1961 TO 1972
NOTE FROM DARRELL: And Ed was probably the "prettiest" Boo driver
of all! Amazing how he's lost that "pretty" in the last few years.
(He's now my MD-80 boss at Flight Safety Boeing at Long Beach, CA)
LAKE FOREST, CAL USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 06:47:31 (PDT)
Your site sent to me by my older brother James L.Cole
I enjoyed looking at the all the cool B-58's. Must have been awsome
to have been able to fly one.
Columbus, Ms USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 15:00:55 (PDT)
Great site. Brings back many fond memories of a great aircraft and
matching support and operational teams. I'm privileged to have served as
a member of the 43rd Bombardment Wing - 43rd AEMS as a DECM Technician
1960-1966 at Carswell & LRAFB. Wonderful experience, especially the
years with General (then Col.) "Brick" Holstrom as our wing commander.
One of my most prized possessions is my copy of the hardbound "43rd Bomb
Wing Yearbook" published in May of 1964 - just before the wing moved to
Modesto, CA USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 12:46:21 (PDT)
Great stuff. I was in RBS and scored three B-58 bomb runs over Lake
Michigan in 1967. The ground speed on those runs was about 1250 knots.
David A. Richards
Bremerton, WA USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 11:47:34 (PDT)
Wow! I'm impressed. A fascinating plane. I bet it's a
ride than that "38" pickup truck we rode around in?
Good work. Take Care.
George Peck (classmate "51"
Oak Harbor, Wa USA - Wednesday, May 23, 2001 at 08:51:27 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: George Peck was a high school buddy of
mine from Mt. Vernon, WA. We plowed a large path through the Mt.
I fell in love with Convair's 'Deltas' as an "Air Force brat" while
my dad was stationed at Tyndall AFB back in the sixties.
Phelan, CA USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 21:06:11 (PDT)
GREAT STORIES. I WAS WITH THE 305 OMS 1964 TO 1968 CREW CHIEF ON
0663 1967 - 1968
DYER, IN USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 06:16:08 (PDT)
My step dad worked at convair when i was a "kid". He worked on the
Hustler. One of my most profound memories was gettng to see two B-58's
"scramble" in the early '60"s. I will never forget the sound.(Or the sensation
that transended sound) as they stood vertually on end and nailed it directly
in front of us as we stood on the perimeter wire at Carswell. God I miss
sonic booms. thanx for a great site.
Jefferson City, mo USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 03:55:25 (PDT)
I crewed on a/c 01118 at grissom afb,305 bw
toledo, oh USA - Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 15:44:30 (PDT)
Thanks for the effort. I don't think I ever saw a Hustler but I
think I've heard them over West Texas (Midlan-Odessa-Kermit) when I was
Henderson, NV USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2001 at 19:47:41 (PDT)
How are you doing? I am planning to do MD-88 Recurrent on July 9th.
Are you still instructing? Hope to see you again.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA - Monday, April 23, 2001 at 07:40:24 (PDT)
First time visit to your web page. I think its GREAT. I can relate
to the B58.
Proud to say that I am friends with Col. William R. Payne, ex B58
aircraft commander. He was my commanding offecer for five and one half
years. He was sqdn. commander of the 4200 O.E.& T. sqdn. Edwards AFB,
Walter L. Cook M/SGT Retired
Bossier City, La USA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 07:20:11 (PDT)
I am very amazed that I can find so many things of the most beautiful
plane in my mind, and I am a modeller, I had bought a 1/48 B-58 model from
U.S.A., Finish it in shining silver looking is the most charming image
Shih Chun Nan
Chan Hua, Taiwan Taiwan - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 06:04:05 (PDT)
A Great site. Do any of you know when the B58 visited RAF Greenham
Common in Britain? I know it made at least one visit, maybe more?
Also, if any of you at all are interested, I hava lot of scans of
news articles on Cold war aircraft: Vulcan, SR71, F1-11, A10, U2 and many
more. If you would like to receive some, please give me an email.
READING UK - Saturday, March, 31, 2001 at 14:57:23 (PDT)
B-58 Ground crew (0052) Crew Chief (452) 1966-69 at BHAFB/GAFB.
Who can ever forget the sight of the 4 burners lighting and the jet tearing
down the runway.. Especially Snow Time missions (What a glorious sight)..
Ground crews... remember the Belly weight? How about the PCLA? Thanks for
the walk down memory lane.
firstname.lastname@example.org, NY USA
- Wednesday, March, 21, 2001 at 12:51:18 (PDT)
Just found your site for the first time. Great tribute to an incredible
aircraft. I am an aerospace engineer working with the CF-18 Hornet in the
Canadian Air Force but despite being involved with fighters all my career,
I am fascinated by the Hustler. I am lucky enough to have an old 5" Hustler
Test Force patch that I display proudly.
Capt Henry Joneit
Ottawa, ON Canada - Monday, March, 19, 2001 at 10:56:32 (PDT)
I'm 39 years old, and as a kid, had a B-58 model. I dreamed of flying
in this aircraft then, and still do now. What amazes me most now is how
ahead of its time this plane was. I appreciate all the information available
out on the web about the B-58. Awesome that you flew this plane. I would
really like to sit around and listen/talk to some former B-58 jocks. Do
you know of any B-58 alumni groups that meet in the Dallas area? I would
love to have a chance to visit with some of the lucky guys that drove this
NOTE FROM DARRELL: THE HUSTLER ASS'N MEETS IN FT. WORTH EVERY
2 YEARS, IN EVEN YEARS, SO THE NEXT ONE WILL BE IN 2002. DAVE, YOU
CAN CLICK ON THE ASS'N LINK ON MY HOME PAGE AND FIND OUT THE DATA WHEN
IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. YOU CAN EVEN JOIN THE ASS'N AND RECEIVE THE
NEWSLETTER IF YOU WISH.
Bedford, TX USA - Sunday, March, 18, 2001 at 18:06:38 (PDT)
Don ("Crash") O'Connell
Bellevue, NE USA - Sunday, March, 18, 2001 at 12:44:52 (PDT)
great site. was looking for information on a jet capable of sustained
supersonic flight (cruise).
Belmont, CA USA - Wednesday, March, 14, 2001 at 15:28:51 (PDT)
Just surfed onto your web site. I wasn't familiar with the bomber
and the story reminded me a bit of Canada's defunct Avro aircraft.
Your sit is very informative and I thought the photos were great.
Sussex, NB Canada - Monday, March, 05, 2001 at 19:25:31 (PDT)
Hi , great site. I was stationed at Bunker Hill/Grissom around 1967-68,305th
Security Police sq. I recall one of the Hustlers crashing on takeoff sometime
in 1968. I was at the "alert" pad mess hall having lunch when it happened,just
about noon as I recall. Guarded the wreckage in one of the hangars while
the GD guys were checking it out. That Hustler was one hell of an aircraft.
Goffstown, NH USA - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 22:39:13 (PDT)
Just love the B-58. I'm a B-52 co-pilot myself. Retired now. I like
the site and appreciate the work making it.
Brandon, FL USA - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 12:24:40 (PDT)
Nice site, great pix, thanks...
rockwall, ttx USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 21:57:33 (PDT)
TV documentary producer looking to find pictures of Dec 8th 1964
B-58 Accident at Grissom/Bunker Hill AFB
Please email asap if you assist
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Eric, I've copied this to all Hustler members
on my mailing list. Hopefully you will hear from some of them.
Los Angeles, CA USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 03:38:43 (PDT)
The B-58 is one of my favorites
Glen Head, NY USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 06:17:28 (PDT)
I was a weapons mechanic with the 43 MMS in 1966/67. Recall
going to Little Rock TDY, and took part in Operation Bullseye at
Pompano Beach, FL USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 03:27:09 (PDT)
I was hired by GD Ft Worth to work on the B-58 Hustler in 1964 I
accepted a job and was introduced to the project and shortly after I accepted
a position with Texas Instruments Richardson Tx. GPD Division working on
the FLIR and other Military projects
Andrew C Bradford
Mission Viejo, Ca USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 21:33:51 (PDT)
EGRESS Mech 305th 61-65
Cocoa, FL USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 13:14:27 (PDT)
I was a weapons mechanic with the 43rd at Little Rock Air Force
base in 1966 and 1967.
Crew Chief SSGt.Cliford Witherspoon
Team member Topper Schneider
Port Carbon, Pa USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 09:54:08 (PDT)
Thank you so very much for giving a small but significant link to
the legacy of my grandfather, Lt.Col Charles Tubbs. I like to believe that
a part of him lives on in myself. Every time I conduct a debriefing, give
a Pre-mission briefing, or attend a Friday "Roll Call", there is an eerie
presence of all of those before my self that have experienced a part of
the greatest Air Force in all the world. I salute all of you, God Bless
and God Speed.
Brandi L. Tubbs-Southerland
Dyess AFB, TX USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 20:35:39 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: THE BROTHERHOOD OF AVIATORS HAS WELCOMED
CHARLES AND HE LIVES IN ALL OF US.
Just an incredible educational site for all of us aviation fans
of the B-58 Hustler. I have been to several Hustler reunions and have enjoyed
them always. Thanks for your efforts. Stan
Dr. Stanson A. Moody
Portsmouth, RI USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 06:15:21 (PDT)
305th Bomb Wing - Bunker Hill/Grissom AFB Indiana - Forgot to add
that I was in the 827th Med Grp - Altitude Chambers - 65-67 Saw most
of you guys that flew when I popped your ears in the chamber then take
you over to the simulator blg and shoot you up the rails in the ejection
capsule trainer - God I loved doing that as much as you hated it - I still
have my flight jacket with the triangle patch!
Manchester, Ct USA - Friday, January 12, 2001 at 13:57:33 (PDT)
MIDLAND, TX USA - Tuesday, January 09, 2001 at 07:37:19 (PDT)
I would like to have flown in this airplane
Radford, VA USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 18:10:20 (PDT)
My father was a Navigator on the B-58, B-57 and B-47. He was stationed
at Bunker Hill/Grissom from 65-70. He passed away on Christmas Eve morning
2000. There will be a memorial service for him on Jan 13, 2001 at 1400
in Kerrville, TX at Overby Funeral Home.
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 21:03:49 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Sorry to hear that Bob. I'll copy
this message and send it to everyone on my Hustler list. I'm sure
your dad will fly WEST into the sunset to join many of his friends.
Hi, I just found your site thanks to Jess Boydston. I flew B52s
in the USAF and had an EWO with a "Mach 2 Raven" card in his wallet from
the B58s. Where you stationed at Carswell? We have a friend, Gen(ret) Paul
Krause (who we've lost touch with) who was involved with the B58 reunions
in Fort Worth. Great aircraft, of course it should be since it cost its
weight in gold to make! It was one of the first aircraft models I made.
Nice site, too.
email@example.com USA - Monday,
January 01, 2001 at 06:16:13 (PDT)
My dad was a weapons mechanic on the B-58 at then Bunker Hill Airforce
Taylors, SC USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 20:08:56 (PDT)
WILLING, ABLE, READY! All 43d veterans are invited to send me old
stories to add in the wing's heritage archives. You are not forgotten.
Kelly Morgan, TSgt, USAF
Pope AFB, NC USA - Thursday, December 28, 2000 at 12:58:14 (PDT)
I have seen a B-58 hustler only once at an air-Show at Westover
(Field) in 1959 and it broke the sound barrier at about 500 ft off the
deck.What a thrill.I was only in grade school at the time.The tower gave
us a 30 sec warning and to look to the north end of the field if you wanted
to see it. With it going that fast, a 1 or 2 sec glimpse was all we got.
It made only 1 pass and was gone.
William E. Grabowski
Chicopee, Massachusetts USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 06:13:00
Nice Site, I was a member of the 43rd AEMS in the Fire Control Shop.
Worked on the MD-7 system. I walked around the Pima Museum last week and
snapped a bunch of photos of the B58 there. What a shame to see such a
beautiful machine just flaking away, bit by bit. I was amazed to see that
the M61 Muzzle appeared to still be in the airplane. I wonder what ever
happened to all the guys in the shop. Can't even remember any names.
Check out www.classmates.com for their military service reunion pages,
there are about 100 58 era people signed in there.
Again, thanks for the memories. Joe
Erie, CO USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 20:13:23 (PDT)
I think you are the same gentleman that paid me a VISITOR call when
I was in Mission Hospital, Oct 1999, after a sextuple heart by-pass. As
an ex-private pilot, I found your words and advice very encouraging. My
recovery has been phenomenal and I feel my health is better than it has
ever been. Sorry I didn't get off a thank you note shortly after my discharge.
I've maintained my membership in Mended Hearts and would sincerely like
to thank you
for your words of encouragement during my hospital stay.
Alex J. Neil
San Clemente, CA USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 10:33:09 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: That WAS me, Alex. Happy to hear
you're feeling so much better
Injoyed your websight brings back memories. I was in OMS 305th
BW 1961 thru 1965 Bunker Hill AFB Peru Ind.
Cadillac, Mi USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 04:56:38 (PDT)
I'm looking for anyone willing to share recollections of my uncle,
Lt. Col Henry Deutschendorf. He was a B-58 pilot and flew the aircraft
that received the Thompson Trophy (59-2441).
Oklahoma City, OK USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 18:23:54 (PDT)
While stationed at Little Rock AFB from Jan 67 till Jan70 I was
assigned to the 43rdOMS. I was on the ground crew of 021,436 and 011. I
later became crew chief on 92458 and sent it to the Air Force Museum in
December of 69. Thanks again for your time spent on the "Hustler House".
The B58 was and still is a part of my life. Thank you so much for
the work you've done.
Richard A. Bishop
Searcy, AR USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 13:35:41 (PDT)
I was at bunker hill afb to the altitude chamber in 1961. that was
the only time i got to see the b58. it was a beautiful aircraft.
David R Clayton
harrisonville, mo USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 13:56:52 (PDT)
Crew Chief on 074 1965/1966
Phillip Beck ( PP)
Woodland, CA USA - Tuesday, December 12, 2000 at 12:06:34 (PDT)
My father-in-law was a navigator on a B-58 crew, stationed at bunker
Hill in the early 60's. Unfortunately, he and his crewmates were killed
during a training flight, Sept. 14, 1962. Anyone out there remember Capt.Reinardo
Patrick (Pat) Moure or have any details about his last flight, it would
be greatly appreciated to hear from you. Ray Jones
Owensboro, KY USA - Thursday, December 07, 2000 at 13:31:00 (PDT)
Hi Darrell! Just found your home page. Nice job. Did Chris tell
you about our trip. Had a good time. Talk to you later. Bye
Joe Matos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Murrieta, CA USA - Wednesday, November 29, 2000 at 06:45:15 (PST)
I was an A/C in the '58 from 1962 until 1966.I now volunteer at
the Grissom Air Museum 5 days a week. Along with 17 other aircraft we have
TB 663 on display. I am still in awe on how many people are so interested
in the '58;they have caused me to drag out my Dash 1. If anybody reading
this is ever up in the Grissom area stop in 'cause I'm sure you'll enjoy
Jack Strank <email@example.com>
Peru, IN USA - Sunday, November 26, 2000 at 12:14:59 (PST)
Darrell, great page, I've be trying to get in here for along time,
guess I had the address wrong, again, great job....Jess.
Jess Boydston <AIRCAL1977@AOL.COM>
USA - Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at 19:55:30 (PST)
Jack Strank gave me your address. You might know him. We belong
to the Grissom air Musuem Which has a 58 on exibit. When I first moved
to my hse, where I still live, in 1964 the 58's used to fly so loe you
could just about read the no's. That was always a thrill. Thanks dick mccarty
Dick McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Michigantown, Ind USA - Friday, November 17, 2000 at 16:37:27 (PST)
Bill Horton <BATGUANO@MIDUSA.NET>
SALINA, KS USA - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 19:38:44 (PST)
I would like to hear from any former 415 FTD people on site Sept
1958 -March 1964 Carswell AFB Tx e-mail at above
Robert Tadlock <email@example.com>
Newport News, Va USA - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 05:37:27 (PST)
USAF Navigator and Instructor Commercial & Corporate Pilot
Jim Bonde <JBond8902@aol.com>
Glen Ellyn, Ill USA - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 20:13:02 (PST)
Was at Bunker Hill/Grissom 63-73 Looked at the top of a lot of B-58s.
Hot summer night refueling over Indiana with the 58 in burner was quite
a sight. More so if the AC would forget to tell us booms he was going to
light one off.
Larry Cantarella (Msgt Ret) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Layton, UT USA - Wednesday, November 01, 2000 at 13:24:54 (PST)
Looks like a lot of good pic's and reading here Col. Closest i ever
got to a -58 was at Bunker Hill AFB back in the early 60s'. Was down there
fixing an F-101 from K.I. Sawyer. Am looking to read and see more of them
on yours and associated web pages. Thanks for spending the time to gather
the info. Larry Godek Ssgt 56th FG/62 FIS 49th FG/7th TFS
Larry Godek <Telegrapher@worldnet.att.net>
Gilbert, AZ USA - Monday, October 30, 2000 at 20:33:28 (PST)
Carswell AFB 1960-62 fire dept. remember B-58 very well still my
John L. <Tallman55@aol.com>
Greenville, RI USA - Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 17:41:38 (PDT)
I'm currently designing a 1/9th scale, radio controlled model of
the B-58A to be powered with 2) 21# static thrust miniature turbines. (Will
be installed in the #2 and #3 nacelles) While I do have a 3-veiw from which
I'm currently working from, I'm always interested in obtaining others which
could prove more accurate. The other data I'm in ned of is the type of
airfoil used on the wing and landing gear details. Thank you in advance
for any help you can provide. Kerry J. Sterner 661 Moorestown Dr. Bath,
Kerry J. Sterner <email@example.com>
Bath, PA USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 03:27:49 (PDT)
PERRIN AIR FORCE BASE PERSONNEL. I understand that many Hustler
Pilots took training at Perrin. We would like to invite them to add to
our Guestbook their memories at Perrin. If you have any Perrin AFB photos
that you could share with us it would be very much appreciated. Thank you
for your time and I hope that you will enjoy the Perrin AFB Research foundation
Former PERRIN AIR FORCE BASE PERSONNEL. Our website address is www.perrinairforcebase.net
E Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sherman , TX USA - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 09:46:27 (PDT)
Very good - need more
USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 19:14:21 (PDT)
Darrell; ...Noticed the B58 homepage is gone from Startext???...Wassup????
Will probably also try BJ to see if he knows what happened. Liked the crosswind
attempt, have had a couple I wouldn't like to have on film myself... Regards,
K B Jolley <email@example.com>
Loomis, Ca USA - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 17:27:15 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: The Hustler Ass'n Home page lost its site.
Bill Nelson is looking for another.
I will change the link when the Ass'n finds its new address.UPDATE:
MY HOME PAGE LINKS WORK AGAIN!!
BILL NELSON (who handles the Ass'n home page) GOT THE NEW ONE UP
AND RUNNING! YAY FOR BILL (my Crow).
I was in the 305th bomb/nav
Don Vest <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wichita, KS USA - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 19:28:47 (PDT)
Darrell, the B-58 Hustler was one of my favorite planes. As a kid,
I was always interested in the constant flow of new fighters and bombers
coming into the AF inventory. The B-58 was way ahead of its time. I finally
saw one at Meecham Field north of the Ft. Worth stockyards in 1994. Then
in 1998, I went back and it was gone! Where did it go? Do you know if there
are any other Hustlers on display anywhere? Thanks. - Simon Ramirez
Simon Ramirez <email@example.com>
Oviedo, FL USA - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 18:13:39 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: The TB-58 at Meecham Field was moved
to Galveston, TX. Among other places, B-58's are at Wright-Patterson
AFB, Dayton, OH (AF Museum), Tucson, AZ (Pima Museum), Omaha, NB (SAC Museum),
and Grissom AFB, IN.
My father was a B-58 DSO at Carswell and Little Rock until 1966
I think. He retired a Colonel in 1985. You probably know him. I still can
remember watching a B-58 on departure, sitting up on it's tail!
John G. Dickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Bernardino, CA USA - Tuesday, October 03, 2000 at 00:46:33 (PDT)
I remember seeing them when I was a kid. Still full of AWE and Wonder.
Could never forget the "thunder" of a takeoff.
Art Glennon <email@example.com>
Boston, MA USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 12:44:28 (PDT)
Hello, Sure like your site! I am a Delta pilot and former F-16 pilot,
but have always had a special feeling for the B-58. Regards, Dave Chapman
Park City, Utah
Dave Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Park City, UT USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 21:31:46 (PDT)
Hi there fearless B-52 driver! We have wondered where you and Lee
were. Have been too busy to build me a web site. Dick, (Richard Nalle)
is at: email@example.com. more later, Best Regards, Mix/E.C.
Exley C. Mixon Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Georgetown, TX USA - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 16:04:42 (PDT)
NOTE: Exley C. Mixon was my B-52H Radar Nav at Minot AFB,
ND, in the early 60's. Dick Nalle was the Nav.
Great to hear from you!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Thanks for putting this together. saw the one at sac in omaha. would
love to see one in flight.
terry sankey <email@example.com>
kansas city, MO, MM USA - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 14:14:59
What a site! I have 8,000 hrs jet time (all civilian corporate),
my best model years ago was the B58. Saw one for about 3 seconds on TO
at Bunker Hill 0600 from the cab of a truck, got a knot on my head from
ducking. Spent from 93-97 hauling ammo, etc, visited the great one at Pima
Visited other site with dates of scrapping and almost had tears just thinking
about destroying that beautiful bird. Have seen hundreds of other ac at
Davis Monthan but glad that I didn't see the B58 in it's last days. Thanks
for the great web site. Was up to 1:30 am putting all the numbers on a
spreadsheet for future reference. bob
Bob Gossett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Logan, Al USA - Wednesday, September 20, 2000 at 09:53:48 (PDT)
Paul T. Snyder <email@example.com>
Whitefish,, MT USA - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 10:53:26 (PDT)
305th Bombardment/Air Refueling Wing: The 305th Air MobilityWing
is looking for former members for information on activities at Bunker Hill/Grissom
AFB (1959-1994) in preparation for our 50th anniversary in 2001. Please
contact the 305 AMW Wing Historian, 2901 Falcon Dr., McGuire AFB, NJ 08641-5002
Gerald White <305AMW.HO@mcguire.af.mil>
McGuire AFB, NJ USA - Friday, September 15, 2000 at 09:18:25 (PDT)
I was at Carswell AFB In 1959, when we received the 1st B-58, and
I was at Little Rock AFB from 1965 to 1968, in Oct. 1968 I sent to Viet
Nam and was close to rotating back with Little Rock on my dream sheet when
I got word that they had retired that magnificent bird in 1970
Ruses VanBuskirk <RussVanBuskirk@ARZBoeing.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 11:32:35 (PDT)
Thanx for the site. It's interesting.
Art Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shingle Springs, ca USA - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 21:59:32 (PDT)
Sir, The Hustler is a beautiful aircraft! I was in SAC as a B1 Bomber
crew chief. Theres nothing I love more than a bomber loaded and hauling
tail. :) Best of Luck. Jeremy "The B-one doctor"
Sgt. Jeremy Prizevoits USAF <email@example.com>
Wichita, KS USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 13:19:42 (PDT)
305th A&E from June 1959 till mid 1964. (went into computer
career field and did maintenance documentation on the 58's and 106's in
the same building as the Cafeteria directly across from the the HQ. Was
a Bom/Nav mech and graduated in the top 5 of the class in August of 1961
at Carswell (GDFW). 124 and 128 were my favorites worked for R. A. Cross
and Harry Schweitzer. Chief Murray was the BIG gun and Chief Hume was the
B/N boss. Jack Fields was the commander Wonderful Man! A2C-A1C David
M Leininger (CMSGT RET)
dave leiningeer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mahomet, IL USA - Thursday, September 07, 2000 at 13:12:15 (PDT)
I often wondered why the B58 was of rather short duration but your
information certainly gives it the credentials it deserves. Thanks ....Al.
Allan Tastula <email@example.com>
Hudson, NH USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 20:03:19 (PDT)
Very nice page!
El SObrante, CA USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 15:13:11 (PDT)
ian tooke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mildenhall, England - Monday, September 04, 2000 at 13:24:24 (PDT)
Spent 5 Yrs assigned to the 43OMS both at Carswell and Little Rock
1963-1968 then came Vietnam. Nice site
Jim (Sandy) Stradley <Stradley@worldnet.att.net>
New Braunfels, Tx USA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 23:07:26 (PDT)
I first read about the B-58 as a child in the early seventies,now
the web is full of information of this wonderfull airplane!
Svenson Sverker <email@example.com>
Östersund, Sweden - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 06:12:56 (PDT)
From 1958 until Mar1964 I was in the 415th FTD as a Hyd. Instructor
on the B58. During those 6 years I worked with the SAC Aero Club as flight
instructor and ground instructor. I spent much time in the 43rd Bomb wing
field maintenence hyd. shop. August 1963 I made an in service transfer
to the US Army Aviation branch starting as a heliocopter pilot and ending
up as a maint. officer. Retiring in 1972 after 2 trips to RVN. I spent
the next 21 years as a nuclear power plant inspector building fast attack
subs for the US navy. Now retired in Newport News VA
Robert Tadlock CW3 USA Retired <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Newport News, VA USA - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 13:17:02 (PDT)
I WAS AN ASST CREW CHIEF ON ACFT 442 FROM 66 TO THE BONEYARD. LOVED
THE AIRCRAFT. IT WAS A MAINTENANCE AIRPLANE.SURE SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON
ALERT WITH THIS PLANE.
BILL RHYMER <rhymestar @
joplin, mo USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 19:28:35 (PDT)
I retired from the USAF 1 Sept. 1974. The person that presented
me my retirement orders was Col. William R. Payne. He was the commander
of the 4200 OE&T Sqdn. at Edwards AFB, Ca. If some of you old timers
will remember he was the one that flew from New York to Paris in 3 hours
and 19 minutes in a B58. He was my commander for five and one half years
at Edwards AFB. (1969-1974) There is no finer person on this earth than
Col. Payne. We still keep in touch. He still flys out of southern California.
Col. Payne signed a photo of a B58 for a few years ago, which hangs in
my office. Thanks for letting me tell you about the best pilot and the
finest person I ever met
Walter l. Cook <email@example.com>
Bossier City, La USA - Sunday, August 20, 2000 at 08:22:53 (PDT)
Joiy Holder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
miami, fl USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 20:06:40 (PDT)
Interesting stuff. What else have you on your site? Happy
Ken Dills <email@example.com>
Laguna Niguel, CA` USA - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 17:01:19 (PDT)
I was stationed at Bunker Hill AFB, when the name changed to Grissom.
In the FMS Hyd. Shop from Aug 1967 to June 1969. NCOIC was
Sgt. Ski Can't remember how his name was spelled. Osterski
I think. would like to hear from some of the old folks from those days.
Nice web page keep up the good work. Don Cook (Cookie)
Don Cook <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Quincy, Mi. USA - Tuesday, August 08, 2000 at 15:31:31 (PDT)
As a civilian pilot I was able to use the PAR system at Bunker Hill,
ala Grissom AFB in Indiana. I was receiving instrument instruction and
would spend two hours at a stretch under the hood flying the approach.
The young AF guys really liked the hands on experience. I used to see a
58 come screaming out of Grissom every once in a while. That must have
been like riding a rocket.
Gerald Stombaugh <email@example.com>
Tucson, Az USA - Monday, August 07, 2000 at 08:24:41 (PDT)
I was a crew chief at bunker hill
eugene waycaster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ashland city , tn USA - Saturday, August 05, 2000 at 19:13:14 (PDT)
Just another ex-hustler. Carswell and Little Rock. 62-69.
William G Nycum <Wgnycum@aol.com>
Seminole, FL USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 05:28:46 (PDT)
AG IN 1952-55 ON B-26 INVADER. I FOUND YOUR WEB SITE VERY
DON DUFAULT <Ddufaul@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 15:51:57 (PDT)
Thanks for the picture, Sierra Hotel RCN
Alvord, Tx USA - Monday, July 17, 2000 at 12:56:05 (PDT)
I was in the A/F FOR 20 YRS LIKE A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE, BUT I DID
NOT GET TO WORK ON THE 58. ONLY B-47'S AND B-52'S THANKS JIM CALDWELL
james caldwell <email@example.com>
euless, tx USA - Saturday, July 15, 2000 at 06:13:01 (PDT)
Weapons Controller and Flight Test Engineer, Edwards AFB, CA 1960-1998
Jan Howell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lancaster, ccccccccc USA - Saturday, July 08, 2000 at 07:41:58 (PDT)
Wonderful web site. Thanks to Benn Bradsher for the referral.
Burch Lovely <email@example.com>
Garland, TX USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 11:43:05 (PDT)
Very nice site. I had never seen the pic of the Hustler loaded
as on the High Flight page. Thanks for sharing it. I also really like your
midi files. Can you tell me where I can get them? Thanks for the good work.
I'll be back.
NOTE FROM DARRELL: I send Bob the midi files.
Robert Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tulsa, ok USA - Monday, July 03, 2000 at 14:52:46 (PDT)
Nice site and photos. Your Friendly Airplane Association has been
Steve Gordon <email@example.com>
Hollywood, FL USA - Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 16:08:23 (PDT)
Just returned from the Year 2000 B-58 Hustler Association Reunion,
Ft. Worth Tex. Was a pilot in the B-58 when we shut down, Jan. 1970. No
other plane like the B-58. It's too bad we were not able to show our strength
in Viet Nam - we could have saved the lives of many BUFF crew members.
Stephen F. Kovacs, Maj. USAF Ret. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Logansport, IN USA - Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 20:16:05 (PDT)
I was a 58 pilot in the USAF with one of the trainers stationed
at Edwards AFB doing research and testing.
william bowman <email@example.com>
burlington, ia USA - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 16:57:23 (PDT)
I love this site! Was the B-58's crew a pilot, navigator, and defense
systems coordinator? And what nuclear weapons did it usually carry?
Coeur d'Alene, ID USA - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 11:51:22 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Yes, 3 crewmembers. A PICTURE
OF THE WEAPONS IS ON THE "HIGH FLIGHT" PAGE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THAT
LINK ON MY HOME PAGE.
Navigator 43rd BW, LRAFB 1968 - JAN 1970
Charles F. Starks <CStNav@CS.com>
Somerville, Tx USA - Friday, June 09, 2000 at 19:09:56 (PDT)
The Hustler at the USAF Museum, in Dayton, as of 6/1/00, is parked
outside. It's normally inside. Apparently, late last week, it started leaking.
They determined that it had never been defueled, so they moved it outside
to drain it. Easy to get pictures, too. Don't know how long it'll be out
there. But suggest you hurry if you want pictures....
george hall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
harrisburg, pa USA - Friday, June 02, 2000 at 05:56:16 (PDT)
Gentlemen: My son, Christopher A. Richard; Lt.JG - USN, stumbled
on to your web page. He has heard me go on so much about the B58
Hustlers that I was privilaged to see plenty of while stationed at McCoy
Air Force Base in Orlando, Florida in the 60's that when he found this
site he immediately passed it on to me. I have ranted and raved so much
about the incredible sight of the B58's taking off and landing while I
was walking sentry duty around B52's on the alert pad for a part of my
4 years in the Air Force. While I didn't find alert duty particularly fascinating,
the occasional sight of a B58 taking off, with the afterburners kicking
in was something I will never forget. I know there are faster and more
sofisticated air- craft today but the sheer power of a Hustler screaming
off into the air like an arrow being shot from a bow was truly a sight
to behold. I've never had an interest in flying and must admit that airports
and commercial jets are not a big thrill to me but of all my memories of
four years in the Air Force the Hustler has truly remained one of the most
vivid. My hat is off to those of you who have endeavored to keep this aircraft's
memory and history current. Good luck to all of you. Sincerely, Rod Richard
Rod Richard <RODRICHARD@AOL.COM>
Yorktown, IN USA - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 18:15:43 (PDT)
Very good! The Hustler has always been one of my favourite aircraft.
In an age now where aircraft often seem very similiar and bland the Hustler
just looks so incredible and advanced, even today.
UK - Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 08:39:15 (PDT)
Our son Mike (born at Carswell) found the 58 sites tonight. Looking
at the picture at http://www.hustler1.homepage.com/b58ab.htm brought tears
to my eyes--I saw that view from the hill so many times. Wish I could have
had the privilege of flying in one. Great aircraft, great times, great
people! It was wonderful to see familiar names in your guestbook, too!
Suzanne Carpenter <email@example.com>
Litchfield Park, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 00:33:47 (PDT)
This is a great website . Brings back alot of fond memories. My
son is in the web building business and found your site. He has already
put the B58 screen saver on my computer.Will enjoy it greatly! Thanks Greatly.
Vernon Carpenter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Litchfield Park, Az USA - Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at 23:52:52 (PDT)
USA - Friday, May 19, 2000 at 14:56:29 (PDT)
I'm a former 43rd BW B-58 Radar-Nav. Is there still an alumni group.
I'm looking for my former AC, Don Johnson. If Don reads this, call me at
work at (408) 524-7901
Bob Ziernicki <email@example.com>
Sunnyvale , CA USA - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 15:45:36 (PDT)
My father, Richard T. Fenwick flew the B-58 and I was just wondering
if you knew him. I can't find him in any of the names you talk about or
BJ Brown talk about. I believe he was with the 305th but Im not sure. The
patch look familiar. If you have any info on him I would like to know it.
John Fenwick <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo USA - Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 09:06:09 (PDT)
THE Best Site on the Web! From the President of the Oklahoma Flight
Research Center. Anyone who wants to contact me in regards to the B-58,
feel free. I grew up under 135's at Tinker AFB 60-73
Gary D. Caissie <gdcaissie@yahoo>
Norman, OK USA - Monday, May 15, 2000 at 15:43:03 (PDT)
I love learning about the aircraft that served in the armed forces.
I wish every aircraft had its own website.
wesley sexton <email@example.com>
USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 23:51:06 (PDT)
My husband, George, was an AC on the B-58 at Bunker Hill/Grissom
from early 66 till the end. He flew one of the last to the bone yard. It
was a sad day. It is still his favorite plane and he's flown a lot of different
ones. I'll be showing him this site. You did a great job. Love the picture!
Carol MacDonald <GTM23FEB45@aol.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, May 05, 2000 at 15:30:23 (PDT)
GREAT SITE HERR SCHMIDT!!! Thanks for keeping the torch going on
such a great airplane. Your site is simply fantastic!
Merrill Cross, Col, USAFR Retired <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Norton, MA USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 00:03:59 (PDT)
Nice site . It would be interesting to see more of the same type
mike carter <email@example.com>
Smiths Falls, Ont Canada - Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 13:52:31 (PDT)
Darrell. Great web site! A few weeks ago CBS showed a new version
of the 60,s movie Fail Safe. George Clooney was shown as a B58 A/c wearing
a 305th Bomb Wing triangle patch on his shoulder. Unfortunly the cockpit
was not correct but thats Hollywood..I guess this is the only movie that
made any reference to the B58. Do you know of any? I was with the 305th
BW A&E Sq, camera repair 1964-66. Thanks Dick Jeffress
Dick Jeffress <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Agoura, ca USA - Sunday, April 23, 2000 at 15:45:42 (PDT)
Great site. WOW! From flying B-24's in WWII to about 600 hrs in
the Hustler. 43rd from'60-67.
Ray Boll <email@example.com>
Fort Worth, Tx, USA - Thursday, April 13, 2000 at 11:47:10 (PDT)
Great site. I was in the 305thOMS 1965-66. Was the NCOIC of
the maint. team at Edwards AFB in 1966 with 4 B58s where we broke the sound
barrier every 15 min from 0900 to 1500.Was a noise eval test project.
Project lasted 4 wks, so we made a lot of noise. We also took part
in the GE powered acft photo Op, when the F104 collided with the B70 and
both crashed. In late 66, I was in V.Nam taking the C7A away from
Army. As a new AF Unit we had to submit our Sqdn Emblem & Motto
to AF HQ's. We selected "The Hustler's". It was disapproved as it
was derogatory. Good thing the HUSTLER was named in the good old
days. R.Heemeier Cmsgt USAF Ret. firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Heemeier <email@example.com>
Tucson, Az USA - Sunday, April 09, 2000 at 11:47:17 (PDT)
Your guestbook is getting bigger
Bobby G. Franklin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hot Springs , AR USA - Sunday, March 26, 2000 at 07:34:30 (PST)
Many thanks for your site. Brings back many memories. Willie Best
William Best <email@example.com>
Ft. Worth, TX USA - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 16:42:07 (PST)
I served in the USAF AT Grissom AFB.Ind. from 1968 to 1972.I was
in the 827th Med. Grp.(Surgery). I met and married ny wife at GAFB (Aug
'72.) I remember the B-58 very well! I now work for G.M.(22 yrs.)5 kids-1
gr.kid. I keep in touch with my old buddies, some now passed. My wife is
an R.N. and I work Material Handling at G.M. My father-in-law retired from
the A.F. after 30 years(air traffic control )(CMSGT William Hole ) and
lives near Branson, Mo. Nice web site- got it from a friend of mine at
work, he was at GAFB '68-'70. (Art Burr) Sincerely; Jack B. 2553 Oak Hollow
DR. Jenison, Mi. 49428
Jack Blauwkamp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jenison, Mi. USA - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 13:47:15 (PST)
I was a B-58 "HUSTLER" Instrumentation Fligh Test Engineer during
the years of 1958 thru 1961.
Barnes Beasley <email@example.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Thursday, March 23, 2000 at 05:54:46 (PST)
Old F-86 and B-47 pilot. You have done a good job.
JOHN MARTIN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Draper, UT USA - Friday, March 17, 2000 at 08:46:00 (PST)
305BW DSO 1965-1969----Aircraft Commander for 20 seconds on April
18,1969 - Aircraft serial number 61-2056.
Vic Mayer <email@example.com>
AUSTIN, Tx USA - Thursday, March 16, 2000 at 17:39:22 (PST)
I was stationed at Bunkerhill/Grissom AFB from 1967-1969 in the
AEMS as an Autopilot and Flight Control Specialist. I was at the base when
it was renamed to Grissom. I have great memories of my tour of duty there
and I'm very proud of the job that we all did during that period of time.
Art Burr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hudsonville, Mi USA - Thursday, March 16, 2000 at 16:47:36 (PST)
As a Flight Test Engineer for GD, I had control of B-58 #4 (Tail
No. 60663) from it's manufacture thru the Flight test Program including
the first super sonic pod drop at White Sands, NM. What a bird - what a
program - what a great team!
James A. Cooke <email@example.com>
Arlington, TX USA - Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at 09:57:09 (PST)
PETER MELVIN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SUNDERLAND, UK - Monday, March 13, 2000 at 16:12:30 (PST)
I was at the 305th at BunkerHill, working in supply from 1963 to
1967. I would like to contact some of my old friends.
Ben Huckleby <email@example.com>
Rio Rancho, NM USA - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 18:19:04 (PST)
BOB WEIS <BOB.WEIS@wepco.com>
Mukwonago, Wi USA - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 07:31:32 (PST)
Wow, Darrell, this is the greatest home page I've ever seen!
Chris Guadagnino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lake Forest, CA USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 14:44:49 (PST)
Killer page! I'm out here at the former SAC headquarters as an RC-135
navigator. Love the pictures of the nav/DSO areas. It gives me a chance
to see how those before me did business. In the jet, that is. The paperwork
is still the same as it ever was!
Jeffrey Cole <Buddha558@aol.com>
Bellevue, NE USA - Thursday, March 02, 2000 at 10:41:18 (PST)
My hat is off to you and all of the Vets of the US armed forces
for doing what you did to ensure my freedom. Lets hope we can keep this
country free for foever. Thank YOU
MN USA - Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 20:07:35 (PST)
My brother in law piloted this plane too.
Springfield, OOOr USA - Wednesday, February 23, 2000 at 21:48:14 (PST)
hi kevin morrison here just to say thank,s for the information on
the mighty b-58 the model cane out real good also went to kelly afb to
see the one there on display again thanks kevin morrison email@example.com
kevin morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Laredo, Tx USA - Thursday, February 17, 2000 at 11:01:48 (PST)
Cool website.... one of the neatest planes that I have ever seen
and been in love with. The first time I saw the bird was when my dad called
home and told my mom to get us kids gathered up and down to the base. It
was pretty impressive at the age of 10. I guess it was on its way through
when it stopped at Davis/Monthan AFB in Tucson. This was back in 1962.
Anyway, all my brothers had plastic models of the plane and we finally
got to see the thing for real. All we could say was, "Wow!"
Michael G. McClure <MMcc599750@aol.com>
Moore, OK USA - Monday, February 14, 2000 at 20:51:01 (PST)
Dont know if youre aware or not but the test B-58 known as "Snoopy"
sits here at Edwards AFB rotting away and is used as a targeting guide.
CA, USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 15:21:38 (PST)
Was 305th AEMS/Bomb-Nav troop 62-64, Bailed to fly 727's and Lear
24,25,35's....1694714ATP. I don't remember most of the people in your guestbook....but
sure remember the MITO's...and the world shook!!!..ps..have "305th Hustler"
patch tatoo on my right forarm...nice site, Thanks!!!
K. B. Jolley <email@example.com>
Loomis, Ca USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2000 at 21:09:58 (PST)
Crew S-08; Newlon,Duncan,Fritz, 43BW, 65BS LRAFB, AR.
It has been thirty years and by the end of March 2000 we should have a
B-58 Plaque 24" X 20" located at the Air Park, Little Rock AFB,AR. Sorry,
I couldn't swing an airplane too.
Carroll G. Duncan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sherwood,, AR USA - Saturday, February 05, 2000 at 04:29:59 (PST)
Yah... just going through some of the "stuff" I have collected in
the past. Found one of the 305 B.W. M-2 patches one of the guys flying
out of Texas gave me 20+ years ago.. Still wear it on my flight jacket!!
(if authorized by your group?)
Michael "Slackman" Harding <email@example.com>
San Bernardino, CA USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 10:45:39 (PST)
Thought I'd send you an email but was unsuccessful. I have the original
oil painting of the B-36 that Mike Machat did. Am very interested in the
picture you have shown. Can you tell me the details. Is it for sale? Am
now in the process of having 2 originals done of the B-58 and one more
of the B-36. Beryl Erickson is a dear friend of mine. Am going to visit
him in March.Am giving him a painting by a Canadian who did the most beautiful
Hustler I've seen to date. Best Wishes and hope to hear from you. Tim
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Tim's request was forwarded to the Hustler
Tim Timmerman <BmberGuy@aol.com>
Wash, DC USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 14:44:13 (PST)
I had forgotten this beautiful aircraft once flew. Why dispose of
it and still keep the B-36. Another great decision by our Defense Dept.
I'm not a pilot, but always had an interest in Aviation. Older brother
was lead Bombardier on B-29's over Tokyo.
GEORGE KENNEY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hot Springs Village , AR USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2000 at 10:47:39
Great Site. Beautiful airplane. I lived about 30 miles northwest
of Bunker Hill/Grissom. Always enjoyed watching the Hustlers fly over and
their supersonic run on Chicago? Served with several Hustler crewmembers
during my time in B52s. They were all special. Thanks
Jery Swank <email@example.com>
Poquoson, VA USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 17:13:42 (PST)
Don Morgenstern <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fallbrook, CA USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 15:45:02 (PST)
Love the B-58 , with this trend to History & WW2 renacting etc,
I have a proposal: Lets Build the B-58 or several B58 types BUT as Executive
Jets using millenium F22 Raptor avionics etc and engines. Imagine the implications
alone. People would pay fee to fly in Classic Cold War B58 anyway. My PO
site: 409 Burchett 318, Glendale CA 91203, can write more conceptual details
later. (same for the B36,YB40,B25H,B24G,F9F,F8F,Spitfire Mk4, & other
Stephen Russell <email@example.com>
Glendale, CA USA - Saturday, January 29, 2000 at 14:49:08 (PST)
GReat Site For a great aircraft!!!
Tom Ruppert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Langley AFB, VA USA - Sunday, January 23, 2000 at 18:17:59 (PST)
Nice site. I was on the other side of the coin, Air Defense. I wish
I could have worked with the B-58 but never had the opportunity. I did
run many intercepts on B-52s both low and high.
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, January 22, 2000 at 07:54:14 (PST)
We have 200/300 AF patches on display at the Grissom Air Force Museum
but we're looking for more,many more.I'd like to get hold of the "lead-in
patch" we wore at Perrin for one. However we'll take any and all.Send them
to: John J. Strank 442 Riverview Rd. Peru, IN 46970 And we thank you!
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Jack is referring to patches having to
do with ANY B-58 activity. His Perrin example refers to the fact
that all B-58 pilots went through F-102 check-out at Perrin AFB, TX, as
part of the Hustler initial training.
Jack Strank <email@example.com>
Peru, IN USA - Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 10:44:05 (PST)
Awesome!!! Just the information I was looking for.....
Arbutus, MD USA - Wednesday, January 19, 2000 at 06:33:33 (PST)
Mr. Woopie, I'm finally in the 21st century!!! yaHoo!!
Chris Guadagnino <Chrisguadagnino@gateway.net>
Lake Forest, Ca USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 11:35:02 (PST)
Just a few lines about the time when I used to live in Sharon,
PA. Over the tv they said to remove dishes pots pans etc due
to the shock wave that a two ship formation of b-58's were going to do
as they did a mock bomb run on the steel mills back in the mid 60,s.
They were right, the ADC base at Youngstown, Ohio sent up some interceptors
but no way. Thats when I wanted to see a Hustler. Oh the sound
was loud, bring back the B-58.
kevin morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Laredo, Tx USA - Tuesday, January 18, 2000 at 08:22:02 (PST)
Nice airplane, nice page . . .
Brad Crosier <email@example.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 07:06:06 (PST)
Great site! Brings back memories. Worked many hours as a flight
line Bomb/Nav technician in the OE&T Squadron and 43rd AEMS. Was Bomb/Nav
tech who tweaked the system on airplane 59-2458 for project Heat Rise (Bendix
Trophy winner). Saw that airplane at Wright Pat before they moved her inside.
Still have Bob McDonald's watch worn during Heat Rise. General Dynamics
gave each crewmember a Rolex!! Still have a set of the orders assigning
us to Heat Rise.
Gordon Kelsen <Gordon_Kelsen@yahoo.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 18:39:53 (PST)
Darrell - It's nice to connect with a very important part of my
past...the part that was responsible for my future. I was a flight surgeeon
with the 43rd BW, 1966-1969. I retired from the AF in 1988. I was lucky
enough to fly in the TB-58 twice. The last time was in 663 on 6/12/69.
Bob Phoenix was the AC. It was a Mach 2 flight (first TB back from Waco).
The isotherm was pretty high. So, we could not get Mach 2 below 50M. So,
we red-lined it (inlet temp) at 65M (I gave Bob a waiver to AFR 60-16)and
Mach 2.32. We finished the flight with a high speed low approach over the
base (LRAFB) and max performance vertical climb out. We crossed the approach
lights at 50 feet doing Mach 0.93. And climbed to 40M in a nearly vertical
attitude. Butch Desens and the FAA were kind to me. I'll never forget it.
Fred Brown, M.D. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 11:49:54 (PST)
Wichita, KS USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 11:26:43 (PST)
I was assigned to the R&R Shop between 1961-1963. Thanks for
Victor F. Mungary SSgt retired <email@example.com>
Bakersfield, cCA USA - Saturday, January 15, 2000 at 16:13:33 (PST)
I like the site, and have always liked the Hustler. Keep up the
good work. Thanks
Sam Lovell <SLovell598@AOL.Com>
Aurora, CO USA - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 10:04:33 (PST)
great site,the best help for me to finish my 1/48 scale b58 thanks
again(come back often to up date)
france - Friday, January 14, 2000 at 00:02:50 (PST)
Enjoyed immensely expecially the views of the cockpit.I was the
airmen in charge of Officers Records at Bunker Hill AFB from 12-62 to 12-66.
Was a nice trip back thru memory lane.
Livonia, Mi USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 03:20:11 (PST)
Tony Samanich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Juan Capistrano, CA USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 20:01:50
I research military accidents/crashes in Colorado and have unconfirmed
info that a B-58 crashed in the state on/or about 4 April 1960 , tail #8102.
Can anyone cofirm that or know of any that did crash here? THANK YOU Please
NOTE FROM DARRELL: THE CLOSEST I CAN COME TO THIS IS TAIL
# 58-1023, WHICH CRASHED 29 NM NW OF OGDEN, UT, ON 4-22-60, WITH A CONVAIR
CREW. ALL WERE FATALITIES/
Duke Sumonia <DUKEAIR@aol.com>
Glen Haven, Co USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 19:58:24 (PST)
It is wonderful that the Hustler is still flying in the minds of
those wonderful Aviators that made history by actually flying that wonderful
Aircraft at twice the speed of sound and occasionally a bit more than twice
the speed of sound--Heroes one and all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robert E. Simmon <email@example.com>
Jacksonville, AR USA - Wednesday, January 12, 2000 at 17:34:13 (PST)
Crew Chief on 112, Little Rock AFB 1964-1966, Was on test force
at Carswell 1960 to 64, Was at Edwards AFB on MITO take-off test 1962.
I'm now a Graphics Designer for Lockheed Martin , have been doing that
for 32 years, Have many Hustler and XB-70 photos
Thomas E. Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 05:20:09 (PST)
Oops.... forgot the best of the best ... Bruce Caldwell..
jBob Eve <email@example.com>
Nowata, OK USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 06:26:48 (PST)
B-58 Navigator 1964-1970 I flew in the best airplane with the best
pilots.. Earle Boone, Harper Dugan, Mack Turley All Red Scarfers
Bob Eve <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nowata, OK USA - Friday, January 07, 2000 at 07:19:06 (PST)
Outstanding web site...need to steal a picture of the 58 for our
Major Pat Lee <email@example.com>
Valdosta, GA USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 18:47:41 (PST)
I REALLY ENJOY YOUR PAGE ABOUT THE B-58 I HAVE ALLWAYS
LOVED THIS AIRCRAFT I MYSELF SERVING AS A AIRCRAFT MECHANIC IN THE AIRFORCE
I WORKED ON THE F-111 BOTH FAND D MODELS AND T-38 CURRENTLY IM BUILDING
A 1/48 SCALE MODEL OF THE B-58 I NEED TO KNOW WHAT COLOR WAS THE INSIDE
OF THE GEAR DOORS IF YOU COULD E MAIL ME WITH THE INFO THANK,S KEVIN MORRISON
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Your e-mail address must have been
entered in error. It doesn't "work". OK, I've now corrected
kevin morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
laredo, tx USA - Thursday, January 06, 2000 at 10:07:51 (PST)
Don't think my first stab worked so I signed in again. I was a B-58
A/C from 1962 thru 1966 but I stayed at Grissom until retirement in 1972.Currently
volunteer at the Grissom Air Museum. We're small but growing and getting
more things in every day.Understand the Hustler Assoc. has some B-58 paraphernalia
stored someplace in Fort Worth.We'd like to know what they might have and
how we might talk somebody in to a donation or two.How about dropping a
John(Jack) Strank <email@example.com>
Peru, In USA - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 13:03:14 (PST)
I was assigned to the B-58 Flight Simulators at the 305th till deactivation.
Harold D McAllister <firstname.lastname@example.org>
League City, Tx USA - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 08:54:05 (PST)
I really enjoyed your site. The B-58 is truly a remarkable aircraft.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Lance Brown <email@example.com>
Ft. Worth, TX USA - Saturday, January 01, 2000 at 07:17:07 (PST)
I was stationed in Korea in 1958-59. That's the first time I saw
a B-58. I have never seen another unitl this web page..
USA - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 21:58:26 (PST)
c'est formidable, bravo!
degremont edgar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
rouen, france - Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at 10:24:28 (PST)
I grew up on the North Side of Ft. Worth and saw the B-58 to fly.
I always wanted to refuel one when I was in the Air Force but the KC-97
was not quite fast enough. You have a great site
Jerry Mayo <email@example.com>
Granbury, Tx USA - Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 14:01:34 (PST)
To those involved,thank you for making this site possible!
Dan Switzler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tacoma , Wa USA - Sunday, December 19, 1999 at 12:47:15 (PST)
DSO at Carswell 1961-1962, 63rd, 64th, 65th BS. DSO at Bunker Hill/Grissom
1962-1970, 364th, 365th, 366th BS. KC-135 Nav at Grissom 1970-1972, 70th
& 305th ARS. Combat Talon EWO 1972-1975, 90th & 1st SOS. DC-130
EWO/LCO at Davis-Monthan 1975-1979.
John R. Averill <email@example.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Tuesday, December 07, 1999 at 08:32:28 (PST)
I used to live in Kokomo, Ind. from 1963 to 1966. That is just south
of the "old" Bunker Hill Air Base. I never tired of see those B-58's flying
over the house.
Knoxville, Tn USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 14:11:42 (PST)
Great pictures of a great aircraft and flag. Bring back the
pride, vote !
Hico, TX USA - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 09:59:31 (PST)
I was stationed w/this great aircraft from 1963 to 1968 @ bunker
donald h hoffman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
marion, in USA - Friday, November 26, 1999 at 18:00:40 (PST)
Always nice to visit this site and remember " other" times. Thanks
Mike McDade <Tx_Z_man@yahoo.com>
Ft Worth, TX USA - Monday, November 22, 1999 at 18:03:32 (PST)
Would welcome contacts from B-58 Test Force people and Bunker Hill
folks of the 305th
John Donovan <email@example.com>
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Friday, November 19, 1999 at 17:54:07 (PST)
As always, this story of this aircraft is highly important to keep
alive for us old guys that were in and around some of the best equipment
to flight the potential war situation that was ever built during the time
of the cold war. Without the support of you as a volunteer, I do not believe
this story would even make to the front page of our history of military
history. This web page must continue to stay right here so that people
can enjoy it for future times. James Kenneth Sizer
Kenneth Sizer <KingSizer@aol.com>
Winter Park, FL USA - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 02:58:18 (PST)
Darrell Schmidt... Great web site, I really enjoyed it. I performed
maintance on the B-58 Bomb/Navigational System from 1958 to 1969. It really
excited me to find your web site. Thanks so much for taking the time to
publish it. It brought back a lot of good memories. Thanks again--Jack
Jack E. Warner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Beebe, Ar USA - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 21:33:32 (PST)
This is a great place for old Hustler Rustlers to meet. I was with
the program from 1959 through the end of 1969. I was in the 43rd at Carswell
and Little Rock. I was initially in the R&R shop but spent most of
my time in Job Control. Who can forget the ORIs and Bar None Exercises.
Norman Viehweg <email@example.com>
Hampton, VA USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 11:45:06 (PST)
Finding lots of good information here and having a ball. Long range
plan to build a remote control flying model.
Ed Goolsby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Blackstone, VA USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 17:36:51 (PST)
Richard 'BART' Bartholomew is my Father, he was a DSO in the Hustler
when we were based at Grissom AFB.
Richard A. Bartholomew <ZeroAgeNow@aol.com>
Riverside, Ca USA - Thursday, November 11, 1999 at 08:34:06 (PST)
As former U.S.A.F. missleman for Minuteman III. I always appreciate
items dealing with the force. Even though my son in in the U.S.M.C..
Greg C. Georgia <email@example.com>
USA - Wednesday, November 10, 1999 at 23:53:43 (PST)
Darrell, Nice page, I'm still computer illiterate and don't know
all the jargon, what does URL stand for? Dan Duffy Sr
Dr. Daniel H Duffy Sr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Geneva, OH USA - Monday, November 08, 1999 at 04:45:20 (PST)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: I ANSWERED DAN ON THIS QUESTION.
IF ANY OTHERS ARE INTERESTED, TRY:
B58 Ground Crew 62-66 OMS Bunker Hill AFB
Mike Jepson <email@example.com>
Coldwater, Mi. USA - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 17:49:04 (PST)
Researching B-58 pilots who earned defense medals.
Thomas O'Malley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
NY, NY USA - Tuesday, November 02, 1999 at 09:41:52 (PST)
Nice web page, my friend.
Kenneth Sizer <KingSizer@aol.com>
Winter Park, FL USA - Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 08:39:03 (PST)
very good site for this plane
colonna jean pierre <email@example.com>
lyon, france - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 08:45:04 (PDT)
I love the Hustler, I only wish I would have gotten a chance to
fly one! Guess I will have to imagine a little harder Flying a little Cessna.
Jose Tassara <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Silver Spring, md USA - Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at 08:21:22 (PDT)
My brother forwarded this to me and I really enoyed looking at it.
My brother has been retired from the Air Force Almost twenty yrs now.
L. Watkins <email@example.com>
WaterVliet, MI USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 18:34:03 (PDT)
long time fan of hustlers.Looking to build a model in great detail
William R. Mack <firstname.lastname@example.org>
warner robins, Ga USA - Monday, October 25, 1999 at 16:08:06 (PDT)
Great site! Sure brings back a flood of memories. Was part of the
B-58 Test Force at Carswell AFB, that later became the 43rd bomb wing,
from September, 1959 to July of 1962. Sad that such a beautiful bird no
Bill Hardy <email@example.com>
Riverdale, GA USA - Saturday, October 23, 1999 at 20:36:25 (PDT)
Thanks for maintaining this site! I was a "Hustler pilot from 1967
until the end. I was at LRAFB. Delivered a couple of birds to final resting
places. I am a member of the 'Hustler' Association too.
R 'Bill' Crowell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Omaha, NE USA - Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 16:42:46 (PDT)
NOTE FROM DARRELL: WELCOME ABOARD, BILL, SEE YOU AT REUNION
I was based at Little Rock AFB Aug 1964 to June 1968 was a recovery
crew member, assistance Crew Chief and spent the last 2 1/2 years as a
William W Schroeder <email@example.com>
Lincoln , NE USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 06:26:23 (PDT)
Very nice, older than I!!! What's the name of that music? Does yo
momma know you're out this late???
Bill Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Westminster, CA USA - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 22:21:11 (PDT)
I was in the 305th BW, Bunker Hill AFB, from 1965 to 1967. I was
in the munitions Maintenance Branch working on the pod and the special
weapons associated with the B58.
Charles K. Herring <Hchuckey@AOL.com>
Kaiserslautern, \Germany - Saturday, October 16, 1999 at 21:30:33 (PDT)
Excellent Site! The pictures are outstanding. The B-58 is my Favorite
aircraft. It was really a fantastic aircraft.
USA - Friday, October 15, 1999 at 22:02:06 (PDT)
where can i get Plastic models of this a/c. This is a great site,
thanks for caring. I went to Pima in az and saw the b58 they have,needs
to be polished again. lol
glenn jones <email@example.com>
broomfield, co USA - Wednesday, October 13, 1999 at 21:00:30 (PDT)
I think that the B-58 is one of mankinds most beautiful creations
G R Almer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ashcroft, BC Canada - Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at 18:57:35 (PDT)
WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANY A&E SQ 305 BOMB WING ,BOMB NAV OR
CAMERA GUYS FROM DEC63 THRU AUG66. I CURRENTLY WORK FOR USAIRWAYS THE PAST
30YEARS.WOULD ENJOY TALKING ABOUT THE TIMES AT BUNKER HILL AFB AND THAT
GREAT PIZZA PLACE ACROSS FROM THE MAIN GATE OFF HWY 31...THE 58'S REALLY
MADE THE PLACE SHAKE WHEN THEY CAME IN ON FINAL TO LAND. BEST REGARDS
RICHARD JEFFRESS <email@example.com>
AGOURA HILLS , CA USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 22:46:08 (PDT)
Nice page. I'm in the process of making a web page as well, and
will put a link to this one!
Shawn Klarich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tacoma, WA USA - Saturday, October 09, 1999 at 10:08:52 (PDT)
Thank you for the beautiful memories. DSO, Crew S-02, 43rd BW. (Confer,
Weir & Bialas)
Howard S. Bialas <email@example.com>
Clanton, AL USA - Thursday, October 07, 1999 at 18:55:05 (PDT)
Just a simple thank you from an airplane NUT>
Fort Wayne, IN USA - Tuesday, October 05, 1999 at 10:13:06 (PDT)
I worked on the B 58 at little rock AFB from jan 66 to aug 68 as
an acft. inst. tech. This was my favorite aircraft of all that I worked
ray roberson <JAR81RDR@webtv.net>
merced, ca USA - Sunday, October 03, 1999 at 16:37:18 (PDT)
Cool page. I am a fan of war technology too. I am a member of "Warstuff
team". Warstuff is a site about war technology and wars. you can find it
at http://www.uninet.ee/~mart1n/warstuff . It isn't in english (it's in
estonian) but you can check aout the images! anc
Tallinn, Estonia - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 04:07:28 (PDT)
I'am Col. George Wheeler's son. Anyone who would like to contact
him can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has told me many stories that
were fascinating. He is currently Vice Pres. of Vanguard Research,Bellevue,
Greg Wheeler ( George ) Sqd Cmd <email@example.com>
Omaha, NE USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 20:39:54 (PDT)
Found your site while out "Surfing the net". Brought back good memories
of Little Rock and my days in MMS Uploading the B58 Pods.
Edward F. Aycock,MSgt,USAF (RET.) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CDA, ID USA - Saturday, September 18, 1999 at 21:28:37 (PDT)
HEY YOU HUSTLERS - That wonderful gal that signed the guestbook
just below - Marie Wright - DoveWing26@AOL.COM - will be at the 2000 reunion
and are you in for a treat!Tell her "Welcome, new Hustler" in an e-mail.
Bob Worn <BobWorn@AOL.COM>
Pritchett, TX USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 19:23:35 (PDT)
Looks and sounds great... Very nice... Glad that I visited it...
Marie Wright <email@example.com>
Frierson, la USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 16:48:16 (PDT)
Joe E. Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 13:34:28 (PDT)
I've said it before and it bears repeating - you do such good work
- you must have had one helova instructor crew in B-58's
NOTE FROM DARRELL: JUST IN CASE ANYONE MISSED THAT.
BOB WORN WAS THE DSO ON MY INSTRUCTOR CREW GOING THROUGH B-58 TRAINING!!!
"HI, BOB" :)
Pritchett, TX USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 13:27:11 (PDT)
Nice and interesting site. I saw a few B-58 back in the 60s and
always admired the aircraft and crews.
Col. Marv Garison,
USMC (Ret) <Posse00@aol.com>
Irvine, CA USA - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 20:57:42 (PDT)
Great Information. Keep up the good work.
Charlotte, NC USA - Friday, September 10, 1999 at 20:01:12 (PDT)
Very nice site, sir. My brother worked on them in the early 60s,
and I got to sit in the pilot's seat. I relived that experience in my thirties
when I enlisted in the reserves and worked on Electronic Warfare equipment
in F4s. Of course as I often tell my brother, there are two types of aircraft:
fighters and targets. :) Have a nice evening, sir!
Dale Butterfield <email@example.com>
Painesville, Oh USA - Wednesday, September 08, 1999 at 17:19:13 (PDT)
In the program from Sept 1960 to August 1967. Retired at little
Rock after 26 years of service.
Ray M. Boll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Sunday, September 05, 1999 at 12:59:56 (PDT)
I'm 32 years old and have been an aircraft enthusiast for at least
25 of those years.I have never been much for reading books, but every chance
I had to go to the library, I almost always was sure to get some sort of
aircraft book.I can say without a doubt that of 3 planes that stand out
in my memory as favorites(including the Constellation and SR-71) the B-58
was the most impressive! I was fortunate enough to see the SR-71 just before
it was retired and just last weekend saw one of only three "Connies" still
flying.I have yet to see the Hustler in person. Your site has been the
next best thing and the many letters in your guestbook have been most interesting!
Mike Kallberg <MGKWMK>
Hampton, VA USA - Friday, September 03, 1999 at 22:19:47 (PDT)
son of Lt.Col. William W. Wilson, DSO Hoosier Hustler (pilot: Col.Frank
O'Brien; nav.: Maj. Cohlmea), Grissom AFB, early 60's.
Richard W. Wilson <Chiefbroom@AOL.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Wednesday, September 01, 1999 at 07:09:48 (PDT)
I am a retired USAF Maintenance Officer, and I was TDY early in
my career in 1965 to Little Rock AFB and saw the Hustler "in action". A
beautiful plane. I now work at the Lockheed Martin plant in Fort Worth
where the B-58 was made. I enjoyed your site. Regards
Robert F. Carpenter <email@example.com>
Weatherford, TX USA - Monday, August 30, 1999 at 06:13:17 (PDT)
Great pictures and write-up. Thanks.
Joseph L.Power <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hillsboro , TX USA - Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 06:57:41 (PDT)
Flight Test Engineer during Design, Production and Test from 1956-1964.
Control Engineer on A/C Nos. 4, 7, 9, & 17. Great team of pilots, engrs,
mechs & techs. Facinating A/C and test programs including first Pod
James A. Cooke <email@example.com>
Arlington, TX USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 16:44:07 (PDT)
I represented Tech Pubs at Bendix Pacific for two years before being
transferred to F-111
L. Frank Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort Worth, TX USA - Friday, August 27, 1999 at 13:40:33 (PDT)
Do you have any information on my father Col. Kenneth Kyle Lewis
Jr.? Many knew him as K. K. Lewis. He was a member of the class of 54b
flight test, and a B58 test pilot. He was stationed at Carswell AFB where
I was born in 1958.
NOTE FROM DARRELL: I'VE FORWARDED YOUR REQUEST TO OUR "HUSTLERS"
AND I NOTE THAT ONE HAS ALREADY E-MAILED YOU THAT HE KNEW YOUR FATHER.
GOOD LUCK! :)
Kevin K. Lewis <Kevin@wwdb.org>
Kirkland, WA USA - Monday, August 23, 1999 at 15:05:07 (PDT)
My father, Major (at that time) Theodore C. Keys, was Maintenance
Supervision Officer and Squadron Commander of the 305th OMS at Bunker Hill
from June 1959 to June of 1961. The car horns honking, signaling an alert
in the middle of the night as everyone rushed to the flightline, is a memory
still vivid in my mind. Even though the booms of breaking the sound barrier
were "normal" to us, I don't think my mother or brothers or I ever got
used to the sound of an alert. We lost Dad to a brain tumor in 1984. I
wish that he could have enjoyed the "miracles" of cyberspace and seen this
page and all the comments!!!
Kathryn Keys Whitmire
Greenville, SC USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 17:58:09 (PDT)
I arrived at Grissom AFB, IN, about 6 months or so after the last
B-58 left. Many of the pilots, navs, and RSO's had transitioned to tankers.
There were a lot of B-58 stories. Those guys really loved that aircraft.
I only wished I had had a chance to fly in it.
Bill Rhule <email@example.com>
Lewisville, TX USA - Friday, August 20, 1999 at 17:02:09 (PDT)
Enjoyed your site. I visited Bunker hill as a kid. My uncle was
in the 305th. What a plane! Takeoffs would stand the hair on a frozen orange.
The base ( now called Grissom) is still worth a visit.
columbus, in USA - Wednesday, August 18, 1999 at 18:43:44 (PDT)
I flew B-47s from Mar 59 through Jul 64 with 384th BW at Little
Rock AFB, and from Jul 64 through Nov 65 with 509th BW at Pease AFB. I
applied for B-58s with the 43rd at Little Rock, but was turned down because
I had flunked an instrument check ride because of a bad ILS approach just
months before my interview. I was greatly disappointed. My BombNav from
384th BW, Charles E. "Chuck" Decker did stay at LRAFB and was a BombNav
on the B-58. Have a great forever! Art, the MiG Pilot
Arthur N. McAninch, Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Borger, TX USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 20:52:24 (PDT)
B-58 broke a lot of windows in Indy during it's tenure at Grissom
AFB, Peru, In. Great bird. Could not figure why it was retired so early.
Good luck with retirement. It's great!!!!!!!
Harold Webb <email@example.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 18:33:19 (PDT)
Neat web page. The 58 was one of the best planes. Makes one wonder
why we retired it. Anyway, thanks for keeping the page up and celebrating
one of our great aircraft. - Mike.
Mike Looney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Austin, TX USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 17:32:23 (PDT)
Great web site! As a kid, I thought the B-58 was the coolest plane
of them all. Thirty years later, it still is.
Wallace Heller, MD <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 15:46:33 (PDT)
Nice Site! I worked on the B58 program at Convair/General Dynamics
during the period of 1960 thru 1962 when the program terminatd. I worked
for my previous bosses from GD at Southwest Standards Lab until I went
into the USAF, SAC, 7th Bombardment Wing at Carswell AFB and worked on
ECM systems in the B52G and B52H until Aug., 1965. I am looking for a site
where I can contact old friends who were in my outfit or associations that
include them. If you know about the sites, I would appreciate a reply.
John Parson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Keller, TX USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 14:22:41 (PDT)
Darrell....Another thought...for all those really into the Hustler,
one should get the book by a friend of mine, Jay Miller. The title is 'Convair
B-58 Hustler--The World's First Supersonic Bomber'. Published by Aerofax--ISBN
85780 058 3. Has everything one would want to know down to the last detail.
NOTE FROM DARRELL: JAY MILLER'S BOOK IS EXCELLENT. I HAVE
Tom Collins <email@example.com>
Benbrook, TX USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 09:05:57 (PDT)
Darrell....SuprSite!!! Brings back a lot of memories. Came to work
for Convair in 1952. First assignment was to work on the proposal. Worked
the program almost to its bitter end! Wish we could have saved more of
Tom Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Benbrook, TX USA - Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 08:51:51 (PDT)
Being an old USAF Retired person and the B-58 Crash in the Paris
Air Show in April or May 1961, catches my eye since I had to notify the
next of kin by wire frm Paris, France at Orly Airport. That was a lot of
work because it had better been correct for everyone involved.
Kenneth Sizer <KingSizer@aol.com>
Winter Park, FL USA - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 19:34:02 (PDT)
Great to find info about the Hustler! This will be useful in doing
my "homework" before assembling the recently re-released Monogram model
Greg S. Prindle <email@example.com>
Mountain View, CA USA - Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 16:39:57 (PDT)
I was a eletrician with the 43rd at carswell in 1963-64 and moved
to Little Rock with the wing in 1964. I went to Bomb Comp Oct 1966. I left
there in Nov 1966 for Eielson AFB Ak. Those were good days.
Robert Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Piedmont, Mo USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 15:08:54 (PDT)
My father, Ralph Reade, was the Program Director for the B-58 at
Convair. It was part of our family. He loved that plane and was devastated
when it went to the scrap yard. I am thrilled to find your site and so
many people who remember the beautiful airplane. Also, I had looked for
the Hustler Association before but was unable to find it. Thanks so much.
Kathleen Reade <email@example.com>
Fort Worth, USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 07:22:22 (PDT)
A story just broke about our broken arrow at Bunker Hill,I have
the newspaper cliping if you would like it,i was on the flight line by
Robert Olsen <ROlsen7098@aol.com>
Terre Haute, IN USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 21:54:01 (PDT)
Glad to find your great site. Fun to read the comments too. I was
a pilot at Little Rock from 68-70; flew with Bobby Hammond and G W Williamson.
Retired in 87. The Hustler was a fantastic bird, and I am glad it still
gets a lot of interest. 458 looks great in the AF Museum.
George Bliss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 21:44:08 (PDT)
What a great airplane. Not well known in the UK but one of my favourites.Saw
3 on a recent trip to the U.S.! Pity we don't have one over here. Looks
like it's going Mach 2 when standing still!!
Steve Gardiner <email@example.com>
HARLOW, UK England - Thursday, July 29, 1999 at 00:45:42 (PDT)
I was a MSgt assigned to 43rd Bombardment Wing at Carswell AFB,
TX on 5 March 1961. Duty on flight line as maintenance supervisor B58 bomber
ground crew and Squadron Education Training Supervisor, participated in
operation "Sun Run" prior to overseas assignment to Osan Air Base Korea
July 1963. Retired 1971 CMSgt, last 4708th Aerospace Defense Wing Sergeant
Major at Perrin AFB when it closed 1971. Please check out Perrin Field
Historical Society web page www.perrinfield.org. Thanks
M. Elkins <j527@texoma./net>
Sherman, TX USA - Wednesday, July 28, 1999 at 07:02:39 (PDT)
Fantistic Web Site. I certainly miss the good ole days with the
greatest aircraft that has ever flown. Came to CAFB in May 1958. We didn't
even have a unit name yet. Soon we became just the "B-58 Test Force", then
3958th OE&TSquadron. Then finally the 43rd A&E (43rd Bomb Wing").
I still have one on the original B-58 Test Force patch.As great as the
B-58 was, the people were just as great. I lost many a good friend while
at CAFB. But, along with the memorys of the "Hustler", the memories of
the people make it that much greater.Rod Williams
Smith R. (Rod) Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Garland, TX USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 11:26:01 (PDT)
Don't know if you remember me but I'm still around and kickin.Tried
to contact Jose Brown but his page has changed and being a computer illeterate,stopped
that line of attack and looked for a new target.I need some information
about a 16mm film that was shot at Edwards AFB when Hal Snowden, Mauri
McDade and I landed out there without any wheels on the right main truck.A
really fun day!Any ideas?
NOTE FROM DARRELL: SAM, BJ "HOSE" BROWN HAS CHANGED HIS HOME
PAGE. THE ONE SHOWN ON MY HOME PAGE IS THE CORRECT ADDRESS.
Doren , Samuel J. <SAMANDSA@MSN.COM>
Ft Worth , TX USA - Saturday, July 24, 1999 at 19:10:18 (PDT)
Very good. I got info on B-58 from the Nat. musuem. Are you Gene's
brother? Gene is married to my first cousin.
Herbert Dupre <email@example.com>
Houma, La. USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 19:14:16 (PDT)
Great site!! A site for sore eyes, so to speak.
Chuck Mielke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greenville, SC USA - Friday, July 16, 1999 at 14:29:16 (PDT)
Great site,My favorite bomber ever built. I was very little when
it was built. My Uncle was an f-86 pilot. I'm fortunate to live minutes
from Wright Patt Museum. If your ever this way to the museum I would love
to meet ya.Thanks for sharing the site. Rick Newland
Rick Newland <email@example.com>
west milton, oh USA - Monday, July 12, 1999 at 17:23:37 (PDT)
Pilot 43rd BW 1962-1967
Jerry Newlon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bartlett, Tn USA - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 12:36:19 (PDT)
GREAT SITE DARRELL. I FLEW IN THE 64TH AT LITTLE ROCK FROM JAN 69
TILL WE PUT THE BIRDS AWAY.JOHN JAECKLE
COL. (RET) JOHN JAECKLE <email@example.com>
CARROLLTON, TX USA - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 12:19:26 (PDT)
Hello, Darrell. The B58 is my favorite aircraft and I collect everything
I can on the Hustler. I recently acquired a copy of the Dash 1 from the
USAF Museum and am reading through it. I have joinedthe B58 Association
as an associate member and follow the web sites by Hustler crew members.
For an airplanewhich was considered demanding to fly, it seems to have
a lasting affection with its pilots, DSOs and Navigators.As a budding novelist,
I have been suggesting that one of the Hustler crewmen write a novel about
SAC and in particularthe Hustler during the Cold War years. I am not qualified,
but if nobody else writes such a novel, I might have to tackle it someday.
I attribute the general peace of our times to the readiness of SAC and
the other arms of the US nuclear triad, with some help from its allies,
including us Aussies. Do you have any interesting anecdotes about flying
the B58 to share with others?Regards,Rowan Partridge
Rowan Partridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tolga, qd Australia - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 04:02:19 (PDT)
Another model builder and CAP cadet from the 60's--thanks for sharing
and keeping alive the memories of operating these great aircraft.
Jim Schmidt <email@example.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Thursday, July 01, 1999 at 20:40:06 (PDT)
I'm the daughter of Lt. Col Maurie S. McDade, B-58 Test ForceNav/bomb
and 305th bomb Wing staff air weapons. Like to hear from any who knew dad,my
son just appointed to Air Force Academy.
Leslie McDade Musa <Musa814@flash.net>
Ft Worth, Tx USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 20:33:04 (PDT)
I am sure they could have been put to good use in the Balkans if
they were still around.
Jerome J. Shuster <JeromeJ.Shuster@worldnet.att.net>
Cleveland, OH USA - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 20:24:52 (PDT)
Spent 4 wonderful years in the middle seat. It was a great airplane
and I hated to leave.
Sheldon Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
grand island, florida USA - Friday, June 25, 1999 at 09:15:44 (PDT)
I was in the 3958th OE&T and the 43rd BW from 1959 to 1961,
as a Bomb/Nav Tech. Was sent to PMEL School in 1961. I worked under Jack
Goss while in the 43d.
Kenn Wolfe <Wolfe0603@aol.com>
Marysville, Wa USA - Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 08:39:20 (PDT)
For how much time could the Hustler fly supersonic?
Tim Rogers <email@example.com>
Sugar Hill, GA USA - Friday, June 11, 1999 at 00:34:37 (PDT)
Just cruising the stratosphere and came across your nice site. Radar
Nav. 43BW 64BS Jerry Gilberts Crew.
Neil Bussard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oakridge, Or. USA - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 22:24:19 (PDT)
Most beautiful aircraft ever produced.
Carl D. Binongcal <email@example.com>
Dyess AFB, TX USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 18:38:05 (PDT)
Hustler pilot with 43rd Bomb Wing '68-70. Flew last 58 to the Bone
yard 1/15/70 (007). Was in instructor check out when we closed shop. Now
have bizjet brokerage-Aviation Advisors.
Robert C. Dolby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sarasota, FL USA - Wednesday, June 09, 1999 at 10:34:55 (PDT)
Totally awesome, Uncle Darrell! ...I had no idea you were a pilot
of such a mean machine!
JeanMarie Rust <email@example.com>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, June 02, 1999 at 05:01:57 (PDT)
willie taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
lakeland, fl USA - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 13:36:58 (PDT)
You have put together a very good site on the Hustler. What an incredibly
awesome experience it must have been to light the burners on four at once!
I bet it hauled ass like a scalded dog! Please relate more personal flying
evperiences on your site. And thanks for your service to America.
Robert E. Lee Mason
Columbia, TN USA - Thursday, May 27, 1999 at 18:55:30 (PDT)
USA - Saturday, May 22, 1999 at 20:32:56 (PDT)
Nice Site! HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!
USA - Friday, May 21, 1999 at 18:49:36 (PDT)
Nice site, curious about the final disposal of aircraft and how
any were assigned to museums. also as I recall one or two crashed at a
Paris or english show. any ntsb or similar reports on them?
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Try Phil Rowe's home page, there is a link to
it on my Home Page and it's at: http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/stories/philrowe/index.html
(Phil's Home site) http://aeroweb.brooklyn.cuny.edu/stories/philrowe/58fleet.htm
(Hustler Location Page)
George Lakes III <GEORGELAKESIII@YAHOO.COM>
VENTURA, CA USA - Saturday, May 15, 1999 at 23:46:37 (PDT)
I was stationed at Little Rock at the end of 69 untill the first
58s started going to the bone yard that year. I worked in Field Maint.
(hydrulics) and was lucky enough to go to TDY to DM when the first 58 arrived
for its last landing. It was a sight to see the 58s come across at low
level. I think they had them maxed out for speed because that would be
the last time that they would fly one. I would like to hear from any one
that was in the hydrulic shop at that time. Great sight. Greg Johnson,
Greg Johnson (johnie) <email@example.com>
Orland, CA USA - Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 09:38:40 (PDT)
43rdAEMS, 1961-64. Thanks for the memories!!!
Mike Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Woodland, CA USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 15:04:45 (PDT)
My dad was a pilot (Charlie Simmons)in the USAF. The last plane he
flew was a Hustler, and I am so glad you have not let the memory of that
beautiful plane be forgotten.Thank you.
Rhoda Dell Simmons <Akrie_rds98@yahoo.com>
Valley Mills, TX USA -
Great site, I've always thought the B-58 was a great aircraft. It'snice
to see someone keeping an interest in it.
Michael Berry <Goobermom@AOL.COM>
Derby, KS USA -
Great site SUPERSONIC ! Walt
Walter Scott <P38g@aol.com>
El Toro, CA USA -
Thanks for the great site & the memories. I was DSO at Grissom1965
Paul Hoynacki <email@example.com>
Hesperia, CA USA -
What a great site about a great airplane. Fell in love with theB-58
on sight when I was a kid and have never lost my affection. Alwayswanted
to see a real on in the air!
Great Site. Was a Bomb Nav Tech trained at Little Rock and transferedto
Grissom. Was in 58s '68-69. There at the end. She was really a prettyBird.
Bomb Nav system was a pain to work on. The Coffin. Still have theTee handle
and boot socks. Started out in B-52s and was transfered backto B-52s when
they ended the B-58 program.
Tom HOggard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Littleton, NC USA -
Glad to see all the fine comments. Have to be very complimentary
or you will change my comments.. Cheers Lt'l Bro.
Big Bro Gene <Genehs@aol.com>
sEGUIN, TX USA -
A bit slow, but OK.
dunstable, England -
I work on the U-2S at Beale AFB. Very nice images of the B-58. Too
bad it had one of the shortest military careers. I would`ve loved to work
on them. Do you know where I can get a handbook for the Hustler? I have
handbooks from the U-2, C-17, B52, KC-10, and the KC-135.
Erik Nieman <email@example.com>
Marysville, ca USA -
Nice Web page.
Bob Sasak <BobSasak52@netscape.net>
Tacoma, WA USA -
Harvey L Kimsey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arlington, VA USA -
Still think about the B-58. The times we flew are the times we made
the best CREW.
Bobby G. Franklin <email@example.com>
Hot Springs Village AR, AR USA -
A great site! Thank You for helping keep alive the memory of a beautifulaircraft!
Francis Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Calgary, AB Canada -
Need any pix of the Kelly A.F.B. B-58? If so please E mail me what
you need i.e.-
Michael McKee <HOLLYWOODW.S.PRO1@PRODIGY.NET>
AUSTIN, TX USA -
The best A/C ever built, bar none!!
John Yuill <email@example.com>
Ft Worth, TX USA -
Cool web site Uncle D. When are headed this way again?
Russell Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bastrop, TX USA -
I work with Russell and enjoy airplanes of all types. The B-58 is
one of my favorites. I work on AT6 and P51D mustang with the Hill CountrySquadron
in Boerne, TX.
Gerald Costello <email@example.com>
Bastrop, TX USA -
Great site, and thank-you for your service with the B-58. I am intoremote-controlled
warplanes, and considering a scratch-built B-58 for my next project. Will
keep you posted on the status.
vincent million <firstname.lastname@example.org>
camp hill, pa USA -
Stationed at 43rd AEMS at Little Rock, Oct 64 - Nov 64 Miss theHustlers.
Chuck Smith <SACHEM1945@aol.com>
Harbor City, CA USA -
This site is great.. Thanks.
lacey, wa USA -
I am curious about why the B-58 was cancelled - it was clearly a
striking piece of work and apparently with more performance than even the
B-1 many years later. What were its shortcomings that led to its cancellation?I
live near Washington DC. Do you know where we can see one in a museum near
here? Congratulations on your career as a B-58 pilot.
Andrew Winters <email@example.com>
Gaithersburg, md USA -
I remember as a kid during the early 60's in Winona, MN I wouldhear
the sonic booms that my father, who was a fighter pilot, told me wereB-58s.
The "ba-boom" followed by the windows rattling would send my imagination
soaring every time I heard that sound which is still quite vivid in mymemory.
Dave Montgomery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rockford, MN USA -
Was stationed at Bunker Hill AFB, from Dec 1959 thru Jul 1966, parked
& postflighted first B-58 to land at BHAFB, in front of Base Operations.Was
Asst Crew Chief under Red Gard, Art Johnson & ??
Howard G. Staub <U812@ZIANET.COM>
Deming, NM USA -
rd, Flight Chief Fred Wood. Cross Trained into Egress (those damnStanley
Capsules) in 1963. Have 8mm movies of B-58 MITO take-offs somewhere.Lots
of fond memories of the loooong hours in all kinds of weather. Retiredfrom
USAF in 1979.
Howard G. Staub <U812@ZIANET.COM>
Deming, NM USA -
Great , Thanx Ed
Ed Yingst <email@example.com>
Burleson, TX USA -
very nice website and good info! I'm impressed.. Brent
Brent Birdwell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cypress, tx USA -
Great site, you as a former pilot, Steve Pace in his exellent bookmentions
that a Hustler without weapons load could out-climb an F-4, truly amazing.
What would that air frame be capable of with more modern F100 25,000lbs
thrust class engines, I wonder,? Max
Max Cunningham <email@example.com>
Enosburg, VT USA -
Crew chief & ground crew From 1-20-64 To 8-13-67 Aircraft 59-82336Carswell
AFB & LIttle Rock AFB
Merlin Fisher <MFi6822567@aol.com>
Rochester, NY USA -
What a great web site. The B-58 is one of the most unique jet aircraftof
Doug Taller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Colony, TX USA -
Nice site. I'm an F-16 pilot, but wish I could have flown the B-58.They
certainly don't make them like that anymore!
Mark DeVane <email@example.com>
Newport News, VA USA -
Just getting used to the internet and found the Hustler group, thanks
to John Averill out in Arizona. I just looked at Hose Brown's excellent
webpage and sent him a message.I've been out of touch for awhile but hope
to make the next reunion in Ft Worth. I was a DSO out of B52's and got
into B58's at the end of 59, I think I spent a lonely Xmas at Carswell
in 59 if my memory serves me correctly but sure did enjoy the next three
or four years, until alert duty started. From that moment on I became an
unhappy camper and looked for a way out and finally retired in 1968 fromBunker
Hill with twenty-one years and became a chiropractor. Last Dec 1st was
my thirtieth anniversary of my retirement from the Air Force. Dan DuffySr.
Dr. Dan Duffy Sr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Geneva, OH USA -
Thanks for the pictures, info, and links. I worked on B-58s at GrissomAFB
from 66-70. It is a great plane.
Ron Fouts <email@example.com>
Peoria, IL USA -
Really a fine web site. I had an occasion to search for a Hustler
along about 1960. The A/C went down on a Mach run over OK/TX. I flew several
search missions out of Vance AFB OK. oledew
Dewey Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Katy, TX USA -
sussex, ENGLAND -
It's great to find your site about a sleek, cool looking aircraft.I
had a relative who was a test pilot at Edwards in the 50's, his namewas
Col. Raymond E. Evans. He was killed in an F-105. I was wondering if you
might know someone who could give me more info. Thank You, Jeff Kiger
Jeff Kiger <email@example.com>
Greencastle, In USA -
i am impressed!
305 BW 1966-1970 AFSC 42250 INST. SHOP. WENT ON LAST BOMB COMP IN 1969,A/C
121. REMEMBER THE ORI OVER MEMORIAL DAY IN 1967
HOWARD W. WENTZ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WINAMAC, IN USA -
Darrell: I was in the midst of sending, a few moments ago, and my computer"dumped"
so am unsure if that message got through. The reunion tape is complete
and will be in the mail in a day or two. I'm just getting thelabelling
done now. Great web Site. Cheers, Ed .....
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Ed Unser was my Aviation Cadet buddy at Laredo
when we were sweet and 21.
Ed Unser <Check 55-Iclass
Natick, MA USA -
Melinda Maldonado <email@example.com>
Obion, TN USA -
Super web page! It really brings back memories. Hope to be able to
make the next get together.Charlie ..... NOTE FROM DARRELL: Charlie Creech
was my DSO (Defensive System Officer) or CROW from our early days in the
B-58. Welcome aboard, Charlie.
New Bern, NC USA -
Nav. assigned to 305th BW Jun 67-Dec 69. It was a fine bird when all
the systems were working but it could get interesting in a hurry if anything
went wrong. Flying in the aircraft was a great experience and I am honored
to have had the opportunity.
James D. Hogan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lubbock , TX USA -
Really enjoyed the photos and info---- sorry, but Herky's are in my
blood!!! (I was a crew chief '65-69")
Jane Ritter <email@example.com>
Mountain Home, Ar. USA -
The Hustler has always been one of my favorite aircraft. I've never
seen one up close, but the net has brought me closer than before. Thanks
for preserving the B-58 in text and images. What happened to Phil Rowe's
web page, it was great too? It is an honor sir to visit you, a pilot who
flew this amazing plane-carry on!
NOTE FROM DARRELL: Phil Rowe's page address changed. I have
now updated it.
ron c <firstname.lastname@example.org>
amarillo, tx USA -
I was the curator of the Grissom AFB museum, home of 55663 Convair#4.our
motto was Can-Do Mach 2
frank hitlaw <email@example.com>
miami bch, fl USA -
I realy do like this machine! What an expressive and specially impressive
Mischa R. Zimmermann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I like them very much
Walt Miller <email@example.com>
Savanna, Il USA -
George Rowcliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Columbus, OH USA -
Love your B-58 page! I was lucky enough to see a B-58 fly when I was
at the 1966 Edwards AFB airshow. Not only did the Hustler fly but the XB-70as
well! Now that I'm older,I was really surprised to see how 'small' theB-58
really was,when I walked underneath the one at Pima. Keep em' flying!
Dan Stijovich <HabuJet@aol.com>
Riverside, CA USA -
Very nice site honoring a very sleek Bomber. One of my favorites ofthe
era. Looking good!!!!! Logan
Terrace, BC Canada -
Verrry interesting, Darrell
Mission Viejo, Ca USA
WAY TO DARRELL, JUST LIKE I REMEMBERED IT, KEEP IT UP......
maj harold l. harris, usaf, ret <email@example.com>
hutchinson, ks USA -
thanks for the info
pleasanton, ca USA -
Good job! Wish we had one in our museum. Carolinas Aviation Museum.Drop
by, if you are ever in Charlotte, it's at the airport.
Dean Demmery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Charlotte, NC USA -
Always interested in this aircraft, thought it was way ahead of its
Bob Burris <KABOB@prodigy.net>
Reno, NV USA -
I was a B-58 Aircraft commander in the 305th Bomb Wing at Grissom AFB,IN
from 1964 to 1969. My crew members were: Bob Graf, Roland Ost, BruceKulka,
Bill Dodson, Jerry Wilson, Dave Wilson, Harold Cuttler and Ken Archibald.
Donald L. Neff Lt.Col.(Ret.) <email@example.com>
Fallon, NV USA -
My dad, Buster Bruder was an A/C at BHAFB/GAFB from '62 - '70. Did
you know him ? A couple of familiar names from your guestbook entries...Hose'Brown,
Bobby Franklin. Great site, great memories, great acft...
Rick Bruder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Houston, TX USA -
Just thought of somthing. 663 is at Grissom and needs some tlc from
some sheet metal folks if any are close any and all help would be appreciated.
I'm a board member of the Grisson Air Museum. Mr. John Marsh is the curator
of the Museum and is always looking for B-58 Memoribilia and parts/pieces
to show off in the museum. Any takers contact John at (e-mail)email@example.com
BUD FIVECOATE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
YOU FLEW 'EM I MAINTAINED THEM. I WAS AN A/C INSTRUMENT REPAIRMAN WITH
THE 305TH AT BUNKERHILL/GRISSOM 1966-1970. AS FAR AS I KNOW I WAS THE LAST
MAN TO PERFORM UNSCHEDULED MAINT. ON THE HUSTLER. THE MORNING THE LAST
ONE LEFT I HAD TO RESET THE BARO SETTINGS IN THE ALTIMETERS. THEN I WENTTO
THE END OF THE RUNWAY TO TAKE PICS AND CRY WHEN IT LEFT.
GEORGE "BUD" FIVECOATE <email@example.com>
GALVESTON, IN USA -
You aren't by chance the same D. Schmidt that hit all the sour notes
on the trombone in the Paine School Band back in the 40's????
Daryl G. Schreiner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Walla Walla, Wa USA -
The above and below comments are from guys from my home town of Walla
Not bad for a kid from Walla Walla, class of 1951. glad to hear from
you.... Ginger (cousin) would enjoy this if she had a "real computer" don't
forget to come "home" once in a while
Jack E. Jackson <email@example.com>
Walla Walla, Wa USA -
I was a B-58 Recovery Team Chief, Crew chief and Quality Control B-58Team
Chief from 1964 to 1970 at Grissom. I would welcome hearing from other305th
folks. What an airshene!
msgt Donald L. Cole USAFRET <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Aurora, Co USA -
My older cousin, Gary Sand, (better known as Sandy) was stationed at
Minot AFB for a long time. He served in Nam and left the Air Force withover
100 missions to his credit. He always spoke highly of the B-58, though
I do not know if he was ever directly involved with any aspect of this
beautiful bird. If anyone knew my cousin, I would appreciate a message.He
was a great guy. I miss him terribly. Thank You!!
Joel Campbell <email@example.com>
Cando, ND USA -
From 1961 to 1968. I maintained the AFCS system or automatic flightcontrol
system. I can think of no other A/C that had a comparable AFCS.Of all my
aircraft experiences the B-58 stands out as the most advanced and complex.
It was a great step forward in performance. It was a very beautiful ship
in flight and transition, especially night take-offs.
Von Leach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Danville, in USA -
I missed the Huslter, retired before I got into the field. Had a commander
that used to fly Hustlers, and you could tell he loved it. David R. Lentz,MSgt
(USAF), retired, 1969 - 1989
David R. Lentz <email@example.com>
Rochester, NY USA -
Very interesting brought back fond memories of Grissom AFB
Mike McDade <Tx_Z_man@yahoo.com>
Ft Worth, Tx USA -
Great site. Always good to see someone keeping the old birds alive.I
remember the B-58 at Little Rock but was not there at the time. Did havea
friend with the B-58 at Little Rock, Kenneth Lewis. I think he was somewhere
in Maintenance. I Finally got home to Little Rock in 1971 with the C-130s.My
career was with the birds that were just a little slower, namely theC-47
or Gooney Bird. I have a LARGE web-site dedicated to the History ofthe
EC-47 and its time in Southeast Asia, 1966-1974. The site is a year old
and now above 21MB in size at http://www.ec47.com Hope the new year is
good to you and yours, J.C.
James C. ( J.C.) Wheeler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Clarksville, AR USA -
I was stationed at Bunker Hill AFB in 1966 to 1969. Now working on
upgrades to AH-1 Cobra.
Terry Kathcart <email@example.com>
Lebanon, Mo USA -
My Grandfather flew the 58 in the 305th bomb wing
IN USA -
My first model was a B-58, probably in 1960.
rick wahl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
brier, wa USA -
Nice looking boondogle! was it ever used in combat?
Darrell Shelor <email@example.com>
Grandview, tx USA -
The B-58 was a childhood interest of mine. Unfortunately it was retired
prior to me being acquired by the Air Force.
David W, Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rockford, IL USA -
Dear Darrell, I wish I could go back in time to the 60's so I could
join the air force to be around the B-58 when it was operational
leamington, canada -
Good Job, Darrel !!!!!!
Singapore, Singapore -
My Uncle, Harry Jones, keeps forwarding me stuff with your web site
on it, so I thought I'd check it out. Great pictures!
Tiffany Buchner <email@example.com>
Santa Rosa, CA USA -
Excellent site. I am impressed and learned from your site. Beautiful
pictures and great info. Thank you. Gene Alvarez
Byron, GA USA -
In-Law to RAY Greenheck, father of Christy Greenheck
Aircraft Commander Grissom AFB 1968-1970. Aircraft Commander of 61-073
which crashed due to a material malfunction on 3 Apr 69. Transitioned to
a slower aircraft - the F-4. Retired 30 Sep 83. Currently Raleigh-WakeSquadron
Commander, NC Wing, Civil Air Patrol.
Tom Hogg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Garner, NC USA -
Great page, glad to see more info being made available about the B-58.
I was the crew chief of 080 a long time ago. See you at the next reunion.Fred
Fred C. Calvert <email@example.com>
Collinsville, IL USA -
Very good site!
Buck Danny <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Great page with interesting photos. I think B-58 Hustler is one of
the most beautiful planes in aviation history. == Maybe it will be interesting
for you to visit my IAF Museum photo page. == Best regards. Serge
Petah Tikva, Israel -
Glad to see you're out there to represent such a great plane. I'vealways
loved the Hustler.
Lubbock, TX USA -
DSO 65th Bomb Sqd Jan 64 - Apr 66 Thanks for the memories
Maldonado (USAF Ret) <email@example.com>
obion, tn USA -
It's great to see the pictures of the beautiful B-58 Hustler. I was
fortunate enough to fly as a navigator for the last year of its life. Was
stationed at Grissom and my pilot was John Anderson. Anyone seen or heard
from him? I remember my first takeoff. It felt like being in a dragster.What
a thrill with all four afterburners roaring as we charged down the runway.
Dennis "Tweak" Ewert <DCEwert@AOL.com>
Mary Esther, FL USA -
Nice page.... Love the B-58!!!! Keep up the good work.
Rick Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bremerton, wa USA -
My father was Capt. Robert MacDonald (at the time) and w was the navigator
on the Bendix and Mackay Trophy run in 1962.
Pat MacDonald <email@example.com>
Wichita, KS USA -
Glad to see you can still remember you old fart!!!
Ronald Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mission Viejo, CA USA -
Truly one of the great birds of our day. When's the last time someone
showed up to work at altitude and on time!! "FAIL-SAFE" what- bombs on
target is what counts! Keep those memories flying high!
bob massaro <email@example.com>
jax beach, fl USA -
great show. I am new to computors and was thrilled to see the Hustler
and for the link to the AF Museum. I was stationed at Truax fld in Msnwi
and they had excerises which we heard the sonic booms on the runs. Thank
ray corti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
harshaw, wi usaUSA -
Great site, keep up the good work. I was based at CAFB from 61-64.Groundcrewed
92-448, Msgt H.H. Payne was C.C, Remember old C.S. stormin NorminL. Radin,
43rd OMS sqrd. commander. After discharge from AF later became pro pilot
and flew corporate aircraft. Would like to hear from any ex-58 mechs, and
pilots. Saw Dutchensdorfs kid (John Denver) perform at Carswell NCO club,
when he was still a garage band act.
H.V. (Scotty} Boggs Jr. <email@example.com>
Ft Worth, Tx USA -
I worked on "58s" at LRAFB in mid 60s. Would like to find some old
friends. GREAT page. I was wondering if any one still remembered the oldbird.
I'll be back for more