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Theo van den Boomen
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Question on history: Ramstein

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Hi there

For our Spotting Group Volkel magazine AIM, I am doing some research on the history of Ramstein AB. I am searching for all units (owning aircraft) which have been stationed at Ramstein from 1953 untill now. In the 70's there have been, apart from the obvious (38TRS, 512 + 526TFS, 67ARRS, 601TCW, 40ARRW), some utility aircraft in use, but I am completely in the mist which unit or units owned these aircraft (C-47, T-29, T-33, T-39, HH-19 and probably more). Anyone who can help on this one?

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arround 1969/70 following based
HQ 17th AF C-47 0-49540, C-54E 0-50480 & 0-50606
601 TCW HC-130E 64-0551, 64-0559, 64-0561 & C-130E 64-0572
26 TRW/38 TRS RF-4C 64-1070, 64-1075, 64-1085, 65-0843, 65-0891, 65-0901, 66-0418, 66-0422, 66-0478 all coded "RR"

H-19B from HQ 17th AF and 601 TCW : 51-3951, 53-4432, 53-4437, 53-4456, 53-4458 (4458 ex HQ 17thAF machine,now pres. Munich Museum).

40 ARRW det. HH-43B 62-4519, 62-4559
7030 CSW T-33A 56-1789, 56-1790, 56-1791, 57-0561, 57-0584, 57-0593, 57-0594, 57-0596, 57-0600, 57-0685, 57-0730, 57-0743, 57-0746, 57-0750, 58-0496, 58-2094
601 TCW U-10B 63-8091, 63-8092
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Re: Question on history: Ramstein

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Hi Theo,

Did you take a look at this page allready?;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramstein_Air_Base

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Re: Question on history: Ramstein

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In the summer of 1973 the 7086 Operations Squadron was formed at Ramstein AB. The squadron flew support aircraft, at least two C-118s, six T-39s, two C-131s and four Huey helicopters. They flew mostly VIPs, like the president and prime minister of West Germany (when they wanted to go to Berlin) because the Luftwaffe wasn't allowed to fly in the Berlin Corridor. Attached are the patches I have received from a squadron member who also gave me the information above.

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The 4 UH-1N were 69-6606 to 69-6609,which were flown up to the early 90s.

5 C-140B(or VC-140B) were flown from June 1977 until around 1988 with the 7086th and sucessor unit(s)? from here,one of those units was the 58th MAS.
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Re: Question on history: Ramstein

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Thank you all for your help!
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