Caribou Association

The Latest News — 19 Mar 2015

New — Airfield Database
This is a searchable database of all the airfields in South Vietnam from 1967 to 1973.

Awards & Decorations
Pat Hanavan and Peter Bird have now integrated the awards and decorations data into the Roster database so that it can be searched and kept up to date more easily.  The first attempt at a search page is posted and can be accessed through the History Index page.

New — Aircraft Roster
Wayne Buser's extremely complete roster of all 307 Caribou aircraft built by deHavilland has now been updated as of 6 September 2010.  The link to this page can be found at the bottom of the Aircraft Page.

New! — Forum
The forum section has been completely updated with new software and you are encouraged to give it a try.  In order to control the spam we encountered last time around, you will have to register in order to post.  Please give it a try and post your comments!

March 15 Ros`ter
The Roster is now updated through 15 March 2015.

Center for the Intrepid
The Association’s check and the one from Frank Godek were presented to the Director of the Center, Dr. Rebecca Hooper, over the holidays.  Click <here> for more information about the Center and how you can donate.

Bench Dedication 2013
The special memorial bench we had made was dedicated on the 21st of June at Maxwell AFB — Gunter Annex.  The information is here.

Reunion 2015
Advance information is posted here.

Reunion 2014
Reunion photos are now posted here.

Lost and Found
Doug Lewis is looking for crew members of the flight that landed on a foamed runway at Cam Ranh in August of 1967.  Posted on 13 Oct 2013.

Retiree Info
New information on Agent Orange exposure is posted as of 28 October 2010.  This applies to everyone who served in Vietnam, not just retirees.

This is new feature of the web site that will allow you to read the formal motions and votes of the Board throughout the year.

July 2014 Reunion Flyer
The July 2014 Reunion Flyer is now posted.

Missing Man
The Missing Man has been updated with six new entries. (Updated 18 March 2015)

Photo Album Addition
The latest photo update is from Chuck Davis [536th, 1969], Joe Spooner [536th. 1970], Beat Gysi, and Danny Yates.

Several new links to some C-141 sites have been added (17 May 2011).

Congratulations, Dr. Breslin!
On 31 October 2013, CMS Ed Breslin [537, 67] received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Phoenix after many years of hard work and study. Congratulations, Ed, this is a significant accomplishment and the entire Caribou family is proud of your success. Kudos can be sent to Ed at

Pat Hanavan has finished Volumes I and II of his comprehensive history of C-7A operations in Southeast Asia.  Information is posted on the History Page.

Return to Normandy: 2014
The National Warplane Museum is attempting to return their C-47 to the skies over Normandy for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.  The link is:  Check it out and donate if you can. [Submitted by Tom Dawes, 537th 1970.]

What does the icon mean?
You will notice the following icon:
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at the bottom of some pages.  All this means is that I have brought the page into full compliance with the W3C HTML 4.01 Transitional specification in preparation for moving to XHTML 1.0 or perhaps HTML 5.

The Caribou Tax
Just to reiterate the plea in the newsletter, the Association needs your support.  If you are a member, please check the roster and see if you are up to date.  If the "Tax" date is not "2014" or later, please get a check in the mail to Mike Murphy.  If you are not a member, please consider joining.  We welcome former Caribou people as voting members and anyone else who would like to help support the Association as non-voting members.  In either case, you will receive the newsletter.  Full information, along with Mike's address is on the FAQ page.

History Request

A number of us are trying to compile historical information on the USAF C-7A, C-7B, and its units (including training, AFRES, and ANG units).  The results of some of that work is to be found in our pages devoted to Caribou units and aircraft squadron assignments.  The information on public web sources is limited, but we have a huge wealth of it in people's heads.  It sure would be nice if some of it could come this way.  We are particularly interested in nailing down the location history of the Vietnam squadrons from 1 Jan 1967 and the aircraft tail numbers assigned to each squadron.  Following that, information on the Wing and Squadron Commanders is needed.  Until we can convince someone to take on the role of Official Historian, forward any information you have to your cantankerous Webmaster.

Quick Contacts:

Chairman of the Board (Peter Bird):
President (Peter Bird):
Secretary (Al Cunliffe):
Treasurer (Mike Murphy):
Newsletter (Pat Hanavan):
Webmaster (Peter Bird):
19 Mar 2015 06:09 PM

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