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cco23i  
#1 Posted : Monday, August 10, 2009 9:24:21 AM(UTC)
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Greetings one and all,
We started a ground crew living history unit a couple years ago and it's really taken off. We do an annual "bomb run" in May with the Collings foundation in Stockton California, unfortunately we use the B-24 and not the B-17, but maybe soon we can get her bomb releases to work. We also do many local events here in Arizona and soon to do the Midland Odessa air show in October. If anyone want's to stop by our display just look for all the canvas, tools and the white wooden bomb sign. Thank you.
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
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AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
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#2 Posted : Monday, August 10, 2009 2:34:32 PM(UTC)
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Hi Scott,

Well good on yer buddy you and your gang I'm ex RAF groundcrew myself, 26 years, and groundcrew the world over don't get the credit they deserve, especially in my opinion, from non veteran historical authors, kudos to you all.

All the best

Dale (aircraft electrician RAF)
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#3 Posted : Monday, August 10, 2009 9:54:28 PM(UTC)
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Dale,

You are sooooooo right my friend.

Don
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#4 Posted : Monday, August 10, 2009 9:57:21 PM(UTC)
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Scott,

I flew on Nine-O-Nine from the Collins Foundation in Dec of 2008. What a great flight.....

Don
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:51:03 PM(UTC)
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Wow, and in my neck o' the woods, too. :) Salud!
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 23, 2009 5:44:30 PM(UTC)
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Hi Scott,

Glad to see you posting here (eventually ;))

Feel free to post up some of your photo's of the great displays you've put on this year.
If you don't, I will!

TTFN,
Paul
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cco23i  
#7 Posted : Monday, May 10, 2010 9:55:39 PM(UTC)
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Well here are some more. I know, it's a B-24 but the 17 doesn't have all the release mechanisms hooked up yet, so we can't drop bombs YET.

Cheers

Scott

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Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
cco23i  
#8 Posted : Monday, May 24, 2010 9:48:49 PM(UTC)
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Well off this friday to the "bomber camp" hopefully next years camp we will be loading up the 17 as well as the 24. Photos to follow.

Scott
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
cco23i  
#9 Posted : Saturday, September 18, 2010 5:36:53 PM(UTC)
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Well, we are prepping for the CAF airshow in Midland Texas in October, If anyone is in the area on the 9th and 10th of October stop by and have a look.

Scott
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
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#10 Posted : Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:16:44 PM(UTC)
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I have been to the air show a couple of times now. I may consider coming down this year, just depends on how I feel. I live in Lubock----

Don
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cco23i  
#11 Posted : Monday, June 13, 2011 10:32:03 PM(UTC)
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Don,
Sorry for the delay but man am I frickin busy. Stop by the living history area next to the big CAF hangar, just look for the canvas.

Scott
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
cco23i  
#12 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:44:00 AM(UTC)
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Here are some various shots from different events.

Scott

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And yes we REALLY do maintenance on aircraft.

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Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
cco23i  
#13 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2011 8:48:32 AM(UTC)
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And here is the finished product. The bomb drop by the students.

Scott

http://www.airshowbuzz.com/go/view/vide ... n7FRvUmuRA
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
donaldbyers  
#14 Posted : Thursday, June 23, 2011 3:46:48 PM(UTC)
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That was a darn good bomb drop!!!
Sgt. Donald C. Byers, 613th Bomb Squadron, Togglier, 42-97344 Carrie B II, KIA 08/24/1944.
cco23i  
#15 Posted : Saturday, June 25, 2011 12:30:43 PM(UTC)
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They did pretty good, I guess Taigh is getting the hand of the Norden. :D

Scott
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
cco23i  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, July 31, 2013 1:32:20 PM(UTC)
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Hey our website is back up and IMPROVED!! Thanks to the LT. :)


Scott
Msgt. Scott Dunkirk
aka: da' chief

AZ ground crew living history unit Inc.

"Yes sir, it's suppose to look like that".

www.arizonagroundcrew.org
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