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"TANK BUSTERS"
Original story by William "Bill" Petrie, USAF CMSgt. (Ret.)
and rewritten for publication by Dr. Larry Elton Fletcher


Published
Rewritten by our own Doc Fletcher, "Tank Busters" was published in Vietnam Magazine's April, 2006 edition.

This is great additional exposure for the AC-119 and our story.

To learn more about Vietnam Magazine click on the text or the photo.

Vietnam Magazine cover

Crewmembers on the tank busting mission were:

Maj. Earl R. Glass, pilot/aircraft commander,
Maj. Edward J. Kroon, nav/sensor operator
Maj. Boyd E. Phillips, nav/sensor operator
Maj. Douglas A. Frost, nav/sensor operator
1st Lt. Charles T. Robertson Jr., co-pilot
TSgt Herbert S. Simmons, flight engineer
SSgt. Raymond Garcia, gunner,
Sgt. Thomas E. Nolan, gunner,
Amn 1st Class Stephan B. McCloskey, gunner and
SSgt. William O. Petrie, illuminator operator/scanner

AC-119K gunship patch for tank mission

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