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909th ARS conducts refueling sortie

Posted 12/29/2012   Updated 12/29/2012 Email story   Print story


12/29/2012 - A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-15 Eagle during a training sortie near Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 27, 2012. The 909th Air Refueling Squadron provides combat ready KC-135 tanker aircrews to support peacetime operations in all levels of conflict in the Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tyler Prince)

1/2/2013 2:31:29 PM ET
In the early 60s caught a hop on a KB-50 from Yakota to Kadena. Had over stayed my leave and was hours away from being AWOL. About half way back the pilot said he could feel a strange vibration and was turning back. Got up and looked around and saw the rear hatch flapping in the breeze. Told the refueler if he didn't tell the pilot I would. He did and we continued on. We refueled several squadrons of F-100s and landed with time to spare.
Jim Smith, Michigan
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