AF = Midway

Bob Wilson – Mini Mustang Story – Round-the-world visit

Dusty’s Stories – Midway 1963 – 1964

John Cameron’s Odyssey – Midway Island – 1888

Fran Kraus – George Cannon Teacher Story – December 1, 1968 – June 1970

Lisa Brackin StoriesBorn on Midway – Return to Midway 1997 – 1998

Mike Daak StoriesMidway Island – 1983 – 2002

Multiple Stories, by Allen RipingillViews of a 6/7 year old – Midway 1951-1952

Nixon at MidwayJune 8, 1969

Wayman L.McElhaney Stories – The Story Teller – Midway Island – 1951 – 1952

Welford Sims Stories – Midway Island – 1957 – 1958

Yvonne Pittenger Stories – Midway Island – 1968 – 1969


6 thoughts on “Stories

  1. I was the CIC crew leader for C-20 in VW-12, from 1959, until we merged with flight crew F-35 into AEWBARRONPAC, formed in January 1960. I was still the CIC crew leader when 16 Checkpool crashed on landing, January 22, 1961. We lost six of the crew: LTJG Edward Mills, ACW2 James Koehn, ACW3 Jan Waddingham, AT3 David Turner, AT3 William Long and AT3 Robert Baxter. There were three firefighters manning the runway emergency stand, who were killed when our plane struck their truck.

  2. Stationed on Midway as part of the AEWBARONPAC ramp service crew 1962 to 1963. Loved it there and always wanted to be able to return for a visit. My first license was a government license for the fuel trucks. Even got court martialed for getting a sever sunburn when I walked around the island in a swim suit and my flip flops. Remember 10 cent beer at the EM Club and sneaking into the Acey Ducey Club for hard liquor, and steak barbeques on the beach on our days off. Great memories.

  3. I was with the AEW crews from 1963 to 1964. My recollection was a little different than the story I just read. I was in flight crew F-19. I was an ATW 3. We would be at Barbers point for 2 weeks at a time and deployed to Midway for 2 weeks. I logged just over 2,000 hours in the EC121Ks as a radar operator. When I was there Eastern Island was uninhabited with the exception of the birds. It was off limits and no one went there.

  4. My family lived there for a year and a half in the mid fifties. It was the best time of our lives. I still treasure all of the shells, coral and fish balls that we collected, as well as the wonderful memories. I wasn’t able to make it back for the short time that they made it a resort, but would love to visit. Is it possible to go there at this time? My dad said back then that it would be a great resort and I’m surprised that it didn’t catch on. A true paradise.

    Linda Bryan

  5. Spent almost 18 months with AEWBARRONPAC, 15 months on Midwy, 1960 to1961. Two TDY tours of 1 month each, followed by 13 month PCS TOUR.

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