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Aircraft Bench Program

The AMC Museum Foundation is continuing a rather a unique fundraising campaign for a second year.

For a $100 donation to the AMC Museum Foundation “Bench Program” you can get your name on a plaque on the bench of your choice. We’ll also recognize you in the museum’s quarterly newsletter, Hangar Digest, and on our website (below on this page!).

The benches are already on our ramp near their respective aircraft to complement the static displays, and, as often as possible, have been placed where visitors can rest in some shade. These 8-foot-long benches are high-quality plastic-coated rolled steel with cast aluminum legs. We will update their plaques on an annual basis, typically at the end of each bench fundraising drive (the end of March). The inscription information below will be updated more frequently.

The AMC Museum Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. You will receive a thank you letter that you may wish to retain for your records as it may be useful for any available federal/state income tax deduction for this contribution.

Getting Started
You'll be able to add your name to a plaque on these benches: C-5 Galaxy, C-141B Starlifter, C-141A Starlifter, C-130 Hercules, C-124 Globemaster II, C-9A Nightingale, VC-9 Air Force Two, C-54 Skymaster, KC-97 Stratotanker, C-119 Flying Boxcar, A-26 Invader, An-2 Anuushka, KC-135 Stratotanker, C-133 Cargomaster, C-47 Skytrain and B-17 Flying Fortress.
Then, following some guidelines, write what you'd like your inscription to say. More information is provided on the online store page. Click the button below to learn more!
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Current donors, thank you!
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Crew Position Key:
P = Pilot N = Navigator FE = Flight Engineer
LM = Loadmaster CC = Crew Chief MX = Maintenance
E = Engineer AC = Aircraft Commander ARM = Aircraft Radio Mechanic
MCD = Medical Crew Director FS = Flight Surgeon FN = Flight Nurse
TA = Transient Alert TM = Transient Maintenance AFCI = Air Force Communications and Information

C-5 Galaxy

C-5
ALA DE Girls State Program
Patron
Donated by American Legion Auxiliary Delaware Girls State Program
C-5
Jack Achenbach
In Memoriam
Donated by Jessica Snow
C-5
Charlie Andersen
FE
3 MAS
Donated by Charles Andersen
27.5 years in the AF, the last 20 on the C-5. The 3rd MAS was my first assignment and I flew on this beautiful bird many times.
C-5
Jonathan R. Andrews
LM
3 MAS
Donated by Jonathan Andrews
Flew on our Museum C-5A as a Loadmaster in 1978. Proud to give tours on it. The most beautiful C-5 since we painted back to grey and white.
C-5
Adam Ashcraft
LM
9 MAS
Donated by Sarah Ashcraft
C-5
John W. Augustus
CC
Donated by Patricia Murtha
C-5
John W. Augustus, Jr.
MX
Donated by Patricia Murtha
C-5
Herbert Ballantine
In Memoriam
Donated by Stephanie Rudewicz
My Grandfather was an airplane repairman. He used to work on the sheet metal for the C-5A's. He passed away when I was 9 in 1985. Anytime we went to the mall, my Grandfather would always sit on a bench while my sister and I went into a store. As soon as I heard about the Aircraft Bench Program, I thought this would be the perfect way to honor my Grandfather.
C-5
Jonathon Bolton
LM
3 AS
Donated by Tonya Bolton
Donated by Tonya, Caden, Tenley and Tristan in honor of our loving husband and father. Jon is so proud of his time served in the Air Force flying on the C-5 as Load Master and we couldn't think of a better way to honor him and his service!
C-5
Karen Brun
FE
105 AW
Donated by Karen Brun
Honored to have served alongside the dedicated men and women of the 105th Airlift Wing ...truly an experience of a lifetime.
C-5
Paul Buckley
LM
9 MAS
Donated by Paul Buckley
C-5
Dave Burke
LM
326 AS
Donated by David Burke
C-5
Thomas J. Butler
MX
436 FMS
Donated by Dianna Butler
Dad had two assignments at Dover AFB. His last assignment was March 1973 thru September 1978 as Propulsion Branch Superintendant. He retired with 26 1/2 years of service. Our family has fond memories of Dover Air and the C-5A Aircraft.
C-5
Christopher Clark
LM
436 OSS
Donated by Tim Settles
TSgt Christopher Clark serves as a Loadmaster on the C-5.
C-5
Kimberly P. Coryat
P
326 MAS
Donated by Kimberly Coryat
C-5
Kelly S. Devine
LM
709 AS
Donated by James Przygocks
C-5
Amy Donaldson
LM
68 AS
Donated by Ted Donaldson
My wife and I were crew members on the mighty C5 Galaxy. My wife, Amy, was a Loadmaster who flew for 8 years with the 68th AS at Kelly Field and flew missions for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. I was a Flight Engineer and flew with the 22 MAS at Travis AFB, the 56 AS at Altus AFB and finally the 68 AS at Kelly Field. I flew missions during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
C-5
Ted Donaldson
FE
68 AS
Donated by Ted Donaldson
My wife and I were crew members on the mighty C5 Galaxy. My wife, Amy, was a Loadmaster who flew for 8 years with the 68th AS at Kelly Field and flew missions for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. I was a Flight Engineer and flew with the 22 MAS at Travis AFB, the 56 AS at Altus AFB and finally the 68 AS at Kelly Field. I flew missions during Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
C-5
Epstein Elliot
Patron
Donated by Epstein Elliot
C-5
Vince Fagan
P
709 AS
Donated by Vince Fagan
C-5
George Findlay
P
3 MAS
Donated by Lucy Merrill
(Submitted by George's daughter Lisa Findlay Merrill and son Christopher Findlay) Col. George W. Findlay was a pilot in the DAFB 3rd Squadron for 7 years and there accrued many of his C-5A flying hours. He then went to Scott AFB MAC headquarters for 3 years and returned to Dover as Operations Officer of the 9th Squadron and then the Aircraft/Squadron Commander.
C-5
George Findlay
P
9 MAS
Donated by Lucy Merrill
(Submitted by George's daughter Lisa Findlay Merrill and son Christopher Findlay) Col. George W. Findlay was a pilot in the DAFB 3rd Squadron for 7 years and there accrued many of his C-5A flying hours. He then went to Scott AFB MAC headquarters for 3 years and returned to Dover as Operations Officer of the 9th Squadron and then the Aircraft/Squadron Commander.
C-5
Kevin Gordon
P
3 AS
Donated by Matthew Husemann
C-5
Charles Grant
FE
326 MAS
Donated by Charles Grant
C-5
Merle Green
P
9 MAS
Donated by Michael Green
In Honor of our father, a great pilot, instructor, coach and hero. He flew C-5s out of Dover AFB and Altus AFB in the 56th MAS.
C-5
Donald Haas
FE
326 ALS
Donated by Donald Haas
C-5
Trent Harris
CC
436 EMS
Donated by Trent Harris
C-5
Jeremy Hooper
P
68 AS
Donated by Jeremy Hooper
I flew my first local as a qualified C-5 crewmember in 2006 on C-5A aircraft 90014.
C-5
Keifer Huhman
In Memoriam
Donated by Darlene Norman
C-5
Johnny R. Jones
MX
436 MAW
Donated by Johnny Jones
C-5
Mary Seegren Jones
MX
436 MAW
Donated by Johnny Jones
C-5
Richard R. Kilpatric
In Memoriam
Donated by Thomas Cuccia
C-5
William Koerner
P
9 MAS
Donated by Steve Koerner
C-5
Eugene & Gail Kurylo
Patron
Donated by Eugene Kurylo
C-5
Earl Lancaster
CC
436 OMS
Donated by Richard Lancaster
Served 26 years in the AF primarily on C-5s as a Crew Chief and also as a flying Crew Chief. Served 17 years at Dover AFB. Proud to support the C-5 and the Dover Museum.
C-5
Mike Leister
CC
8222(LTF)
Donated by Michael Leister
I was fortunate to be in the first class of Airmen straight out of Tech School to work on the C-5 at Charleston. Moved to Dover with the C-5s and became part of the C-5 "Lead-the-Force" Program as 8222s first Flying Crew Chief. Many good years as an Air Reserve Technician teaching others. Helped bring 9014 to the AMC Museum.
C-5
Big Mac
E
709 ALS
Donated by William McGowan
C-5
Thomas C. McNelis
Patron
Donated by Michelle Sell
C-5
Jean M. Miller
436 APS
Donated by Jean M. Miller
I was the first air cargo load planner associated with the Air Force in 1963. The C-124 was the first aircraft I planned a load for and the C-5 was the last when I retired. I also planned loads for C-133s, C-141s, KC-10s, and C-130s. Also planned loads for commercial aircraft.
C-5
Rodney W. Moore
CC
436 OMS
Donated by Rodney Moore
I was the Crew Chief for A/C 69-0014 when the Air Mobile Feasibility Demonstration took place and now I'm incredibly fortunate to be the Crew Chief again.
C-5
John Munnelly
N
326 MAS
Donated by Christine Munnelly
My dad is very proud to have been part of a C-5A crew. I remember going down to Dover as a family to see the plane and being awed by the size of it. He flew with a lot of wonderful men and enjoyed his service at Dover.
C-5
David Mutter
MX
334 EMS
Donated by David Mutter
C-5
John O'Connor
FE
709 AS
Donated by John O'Connor
Finished the last 8 years of my Air Force career as a flyer on this magnificent aircraft. I will say this was the highlight of my career. Flying with the Reserves at Dover AFB, DE was a very memorable time. The C-5 to this day is hands down "The Cadillac of the Sky" for military transport aircraft !
C-5
Ron Oglesby
FE
3 MAS
Donated by Chrissi Oglesby
C-5
Frederick Paul
In Memoriam
Donated by Craig Paul
C-5
Ronald J. Pawlowski
LM
3 MAS
Donated by Ronald J. Pawlowski
C-5
Phillip Peterman
FE
9 AS
Donated by Phillip Peterman
Spent 28 years in the Air Force, all of it on the C-5. First as a crew chief, and then 23 years as a flight engineer. Wouldn't trade in the memories for anything....
C-5
Paul Peterson
FE
9 ALS
Donated by Paul Peterson
C-5
Nicole Pinera
Patron
Donated by Emilio Pinera
The C-5 Galaxy is a true marvel in aerodynamic/space engineering, and a military workhorse.
C-5
Ronnie Pleasanton
Patron
Donated by Constance Bean
C-5
Gene Proctor
FE
326 MAS
Donated by Gene Proctor
C-5
Jeffrey Riddle
MX
436 AMS
Donated by Jeffrey Riddle
C-5
Jim Roberts
P
326 MAS
Donated by James Roberts
C-5
Paul E. Roy, Jr.
FE
436 MAW
Donated by Paul E. Roy, Jr.
I was an Initial Cadre Instructor with the C-5 program, assigned to the 9th MAS, April ’71. Eventually, I was upgraded to Flight Examiner. Assigned to the 436h MAW Flight Simulator branch as NCOIC of the Flight Engineers for 5 years. My last two years as Wing Stan-Eval Flight Engineer. Overall, I was on the C-5 for 18.5 years. I logged 5,812 hours of C-5 time. I felt like I grew up with the C-5, as we experienced numerous system modifications over the years. For me, it was an honor and privilege to have been a crew member on this most amazing airlifter of our time.
C-5
Rob Shephard
P
512 AW
Donated by Rob Shephard
C-5
Don Sloan
P
512 OG
Donated by Don Sloan
C-5
Ken Smith
N
9 MAS
Donated by Ken Smith
C-5
Wayne F. Smythe, Jr.
ACS
436 APS
Donated by Paula Honda
Wayne(Butch) Smythe served at Dover AFB from 13 Sept 1979 - 13 Apr 1983 and then PCS to Yakota AFB, Japan from 1 Jul 1983 - 25 Nov 1986, where he reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. He loaded C5's, C141's, C130's, 747's, DC8's, KC135's, and DC9's.
C-5
Todd A. Walker
CMDR
436 LRS
Donated by Diane Langhorn
He's doing God's work in uniform!
C-5
Doug Weinmann
LM
709 AS
Donated by David Burke
C-5
Steve West
FE
709 AS
Donated by Nicki West
C-5
Phil White
P
9 MAS
Donated by Phil White
C-5
Larry Williams
FE
9 AS
Donated by Stephen West
In honor of CMSgt Larry Williams, Command Chief, United States Air Force Expeditionary Center, former 9th Airlift Squadron C-5M Evaluator Flight Engineer. In sincere appreciation of your inspiring words as the guest speaker for the 2016 Dover AFB Chief Master Sergeant Recognition Ceremony.
C-5
Dave Wuest
P
512 AW
Donated by David Wuest

C-141B Starlifter

C-141B
Diego Alvarez
FS
732 MAS
Donated by Diego Alvarez
C-141B
Jonathan R. Andrews
LM
20 MAS
Donated by Jonathan Andrews
Flew two airdrop missions on this aircraft when it was a C-141A assigned to Dover in May 1970.
C-141B
Jim "Boats" Boatman
FE
732 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141B
Jim Clark
P
18 MAS
Donated by James Clark
C-141B
Maria Fabiani
FE
335 MAS
Donated by Maria Fabiani
C-141B
Michael R. Grady
LM
732 MAS
Donated by Michael Grady
C-141B
Charles Grant
FE
9 MAS
Donated by Charles Grant
C-141B
Lois Halleck
FN
714 AES
Donated by Lois Halleck
Flight Nurse with the 72/714 AirEvac squadron from McGuire Flew many missions CONUS and Germany, Spain, Azores, Iceland
C-141B
Joyce Hemphill
LM
730 ALS
Donated by Joyce Walder
C-141B
Wayne Lorandeau
LM
702 MAS
Donated by Gene Lorandeau
C-141B
Gene Lorandeau
LM
335 MAS
Donated by Gene Lorandeau
C-141B
Jack Moffitt
FE
20 AS
Donated by Jack Moffitt
F-111A's at Mtn. Home convinced me I needed a new job. Got lucky and got flight engineer on C-141B's at Charleston, Altus, and McChord. Life is good!
C-141B
John O'Connor
CC
437 OMS
Donated by John O'Connor
Joined the Air Force at age of 19 and was assigned to Charleston AFB SC . My first job assignment, crew chief on the C-141B Starlifter. Was a maintainer for over 5 years on this type aircraft. Was a magnificent and exciting start to my Air Force career.
C-141B
Don Sloan
P
732 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141B
Jim "Twood" Thistlewood
TM
436 OMS
Donated by Karen Mclellan
C-141B
Gary Wagoner
P
732 MAS
Donated by Gary Wagoner
C-141B
Richard E. Wallace
FE
437 MAW
Donated by Richard Wallace
C-141B
Wim Wetzel
LM
57 AS
Donated by 57th Alumni Association
From 57th Alumni in honor of his long service and mentoring of the Loadmasters.

C-141A Starlifter

C-141A
Robert Blue
MX
Donated by Robert Blue
C-141A
Jim "Boats" Boatman
FE
732 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141A
Paul Buckley
LM
3 MAS
Donated by Paul Buckley
C-141A
Walter O. Butler, Jr.
N
Donated by Patricia Murtha
C-141A
Ora Conlon
FE
76 MAS
Donated by Ora Conlon
C-141A
Michael A. DiMatteo
FE
702 MAS
Donated by Michael DiMatteo
C-141A
Tim Egan
LM
76 MAS
Donated by Timothy Egan
C-141A
Bill Enfield
CC
63 OMS
Donated by Bill Enfield
Dedicated Flying Crew Chief 60-177 Hanoi Taxi- 1972 to 1974 63rd MAW- 63rd OMS
C-141A
James Gillard
AC
20 MAS
Donated by Terry Burchenal
Although he retired many years ago, my Dad continues to speak fondly today of his exciting and very fulfilling years spent serving in the United States Air Force.
C-141A
Michael R. Grady
LM
732 MAS
Donated by Michael Grady
C-141A
Woodie Hall
FE
57 MAS
Donated by Woodrow Hall
I was the first Jet Engine shop mechanic to attend training on the TF-33 engine at Charleston AFB in 1965. Also, I would later fly as a FE on the C-141 A&B model aircraft.
C-141A
Charles W. "IE" Hardie
P
18 MAS
Donated by William Hardie
C-141A
Bill "IE" Hardie
P
18 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141A
Red Henry
AC
20 MAS
Donated by Brian Henry
I flew this aircraft several times in 1973-74, including on a week-long European shuttle. Then a year ago I toured the Museum on a rainy day, and sat in the front seats for a while. 40+ years between sitting in those seats
C-141A
Robert B. Jenkins
P
6 MAS
Donated by Robert B. Jenkins
C-141A
Johnny R. Jones
MX
436 MAW
Donated by Johnny Jones
C-141A
Mike Masterson
MX
62 MAW
Donated by Patricia Masterson
I started my career on A-models at McChord AFB in 1972, and finished on B-models at McGuire AFB in 1994. I have a lot of great memories on the A-models.
C-141A
Dennis P. McCorry
N
4 MAS
Donated by Dianne McCorry
My husband, Lt. Col. Dennis P. McCorry (Retired) served as a Navigator on the C-141A from May 1973 to May 1977 as an Air Force Captain at McChord AFB in Washington State. He also served as a 2nd and 1st Lt. at Dover Air Force Base from 1967 to 1971 as a member of the F-106 Aircraft Maintenance Crew. He was thrilled when we visited the AMC Museum in 2003 to see the aircraft timeline including the F-106. My husband passed away in December 2009 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Our family remains as proud of him today as we were when he pinned on his 2nd Lt. insignia. The AMC Museum is a wonderful tribute to military members and their families.
C-141A
Wayne A. McKinnis
In Memoriam
Donated by William Taylor
C-141A
Allen G. Myers III
P
438 MAW
Donated by Allen G. Myers III
C-141A
Jim Nanfeldt
Patron
Donated by James Nanfeldt
C-141A
Vurley D "VD" Owens
LM
30 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
September 30, 1936 - June 22, 2016
C-141A
Mary Pierce "Piercy" Parker
In Memoriam
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141A
James Parker
MX
436 OMS
Donated by Marilyn Massey
My father, James T. Parker, was one of the first crew for the C-141A Starlifter. We transferred from DAFB, DE to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma for two years in order for him to take the C-141A Acft Mech Course. Afterwards he was stationed in Ethiopia and then returned to DAFB, DE to serve prior to his retirement from the USAF March 31, 1969.
C-141A
Mike Quarnaccio
P
15 MAS
Donated by Mike Quarnaccio
C-141A
Don Sloan
P
30 MAS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-141A
Ken Smith
N
20 MAS
Donated by Ken Smith
C-141A
Gary Wagoner
P
732 MAS
Donated by Gary Wagoner
C-141A
Michael F. Walton
In Memoriam
Donated by Susan Walton
This was the last plane Mike qualified in before his death in 1986. We both flew together and were very happy to fly the C141 to bigger places, after years of hops in the C130! Sadly we didn't have much time together, but that time we had was great, and I thank the Air Force for putting us together.
C-141A
Bill Wessman
MX
436 OMS
Donated by William Wessman
C-141A
Josh Williams
P
20 MAS
Donated by Josh Williams
This was the last plane my father flew before he retired in 1971
C-141A
Mike Wysong
LM
335 MAS
Donated by Michael Wysong

C-130 Hercules

C-130
Richard, Carol, Frani & Jens
Patron
Donated by Francine Margolis
C-130
Jonathan R. Andrews
LM
21 TAS
Donated by Jonathan Andrews
Flew C-130E in Southeast Asia from 1970 to 1975. Best airlifter for combat flying. Brought me back to a runway every time!
C-130
Drew Carter
LM
142 AS
Donated by Drew Carter
C-130
Kevin Gorski
LM
130 TAG
Donated by Kevin Gorski
C-130
William Hardie
N
41 AS
Donated by William Hardie
C-130
Charles W. Kane, Jr.
In Memoriam
Donated by Jeanette Seitz
Charles Kane retired from DAFB. He worked maintenance on both the C-5 and C-130. He was a respectable Master Sargent and veteran, as well as a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He is the reason more of our family chose a military career.
C-130
William Koerner
P
35 TAS
Donated by Steve Koerner
C-130
Richard Marks
N
772 TCS
Donated by Richard Marks
C-130
William Maroon
N
815 TCS
Donated by Bill Maroon
C-130As is what we flew in Vietnam mostly in the 815th TCS.
C-130
Gary P. Martindell
P
756 TAS
Donated by Kaye Cullins
I really enjoyed flying the C-130 because of how much fun it was to fly. It was extremely reliable and versatile. It was easy to maneuver and had handling characteristics better than any large airplane that I have ever flown. It's versatility is the reason why I was able to complete many classified missions. Some were very dangerous and harrowing. This airplane, because of its many capabilities, is why we flew such missions. That is what it was designed to do. It never failed me in 16 years. My two assignments that I mentioned above show only two of the many capabilities of the C-130, specifically airlift of passengers and cargo at Langley, and as a Gunship which was, and still is, a very deadly weapon system. The C-130 capabilities were pushed to the limits on more than one occasion throughout my career. If it wasn't the wonderful great capable airplane that it was (and still is) I wouldn't be here today.
C-130
Edward Meyers
CC
610 OMS
Donated by Edward Meyers
610 OMS Yokota AB Japan MAC later redesignated 316 OMS MAC. Apr 77 to Apr 80. Previous C-130 assignments with C-130 Clark AFB 29th TASS TAC. TDY to ARRTC HC-130’s for 3 months MAC. Inst ATC at 510 FTD McClellan AFB, CA. C-130 B/E/H/HC-H/P/N and KC-130 Marine IFR system. From Yokota USAF decided needed some time in SAC and KC-135s.
C-130
Edward R. Perkowski
LM
374 TAW
Donated by Ed Perkowski
C-130
Roberta (Bobbie) Price
In Memoriam
Donated by Samuel Price
Her son started his AF career as a navigator and navigator instructor on C-130's.
C-130
Susan Walton
MCD
74 AES
Donated by Susan Walton
Flew both the C-130 and C-141 models, but started and ended in the C-130. Named my current mode of exploring: a travel trailer, Hercules or "Herc" in honor of the C-130!
C-130
Bill Whited
TA
31 TFW
Donated by Bill Whited

C-124 Globemaster II

C-124
Old Shaky Group
Donated by C-124 Association
C-124
Charles W. "IE" Hardie
P
17 MAS
Donated by William Hardie
C-124
Robert Baranello
ARM
436 CEMS
Donated by Robert Baranello
I was trained in 1966 at Keesler AFB on UHF,VHF and HF aircraft communication systems in the Air Force inventory at that time. However, most of the 'Write Ups' that I worked was on the C124. Some were in the 'Big Black Hanger' and others on the Flight Line at Dover AFB and at Andersen AFB Guam. This aircraft best reflected my Air Force and Civilian Tech school training.
C-124
Richard F. Briant
MX
1502 ATW
Donated by Richard Briant
C-124
Aaron Fisher
MX
63 TCW
Donated by Aaron Fisher
Active duty assignments included 8yrs. as an aircraft reciprocating engine mechanic on the C-124 Globemaster assigned to the 63rd TCW(TAC) at Donaldson AFB and 2yrs assigned to the 63rd ATW(MATS) at Hunter AFB.
C-124
William D. Graham
N
31 ATS
Donated by Robert Graham
C-124
Charles W. Hardie
In Memoriam
Donated by Clifford Kent
In memoriam of Col. Charles (Bill) Hardie Citadel '84 / USAF (Ret)
C-124
Stewart Holmes, Sr.
FE
15 MTS
Donated by George Holmes
Our father logged about 15,000 hours flying C-124's out of Dover, Hickam, and Pease.
C-124
Al Johnson, Jr.
Patron
Donated by Al Johnson, Jr.
C-124
George Kingston
N
15 TCS
Donated by George Kingston
The C-124A was my first operational assigned aircraft at Donaldson AFB, Greenville SC, with over 5000 hours, 1961-1967 followed by C-130E and C-141A/B.
C-124
Jean M. Miller
436 APS
Donated by Jean M. Miller
I was the first air cargo load planner associated with the Air Force in 1963. The C-124 was the first aircraft I planned a load for and the C-5 was the last when I retired. I also planned loads for C-133s, C-141s, KC-10s, and C-130s. Also planned loads for commercial aircraft.
C-124
Haywood "Woody" Nelson
N
31 ATS
Donated by Haywood "Woody" Nelson
Flew "Old Shakey" At Dover AFB De and Tachikawa AB Japan 1958 thru 1968 totaling 8000 flying hours. Loved every minute of those hours. Made it almost all the way around the world. All those who flew and kept this bird in the air were true professionals and comrades.
C-124
William Rieg
MX
1607 CEMS
Donated by William Rieg
Proudly served 1961-1964 in the 1607th CEMS (Orange-4), as Airborne Radio and Radar Navigation Equipment Repairman. primarily on C-124s and C-133s. One of my strongest remembrances is lying on my back inside a C-124 radome to replace an APS-42 radar antenna.
C-124
Don Rynes
N
31 ATS
Donated by Don Rynes
C-124
George D. Shay, Jr.
Patron
Donated by Mark Shay
Donated by Mark Shay and family, wife Sandra and son Allan and Lisa Shay Fouch and family, husband Dwayne, daughters Keely, Darby and son Ethan, in honor of their father, George D. Shay Jr., who served in the USAF from 1957 to 1961. He was stationed at Osan AFB, Korea and served as a Voice Intercept Processing Specialist in the 6929th RSM. One of his flights to Korea was on a C-124 Globemaster.
C-124
James C. Smith
P
1 ATS
Donated by James Smith
C-124
Frank Squicciarini
MX
7 TCS
Donated by Denise Mullins
C-124
Gary Wagoner
P
758 MAS
Donated by Gary Wagoner
C-124
Clarence Wolgemuth
P
15 ATS
Donated by Clarence Wolgemuth
I was stationed at Dover Air Force Base from 1956 to 1964 during which time I logged approximately 7,000 hours in the C-124.
C-124
Don Wolpert
P
15 ATS
Donated by Donald Wolpert
Six years and 6,300 hours in "Old Shaky" from 1959 to 1966. Served with 15ATS, as 2P to PFE, thru the change to 9MAS and into the C-141. After Vietnam, returned to Dover in 20MAS and later 436 MAW as C-141 Standardization Pilot. Many memories with C-124: Congo Airlift, Earthquake Relief in Chile, Hurricane Relief in Honduras, DEW Line support, etc. She showed me the world.

C-9 Nightingale

C-9
Chris Connor
Patron
Donated by Eugene Connor
I am a retired flight nurse (RN). I worked for LifeNet Delaware (Christiana Care Health System) on EC135 and BK117 medevac rotor wing aircraft. Therefore, it's logical for me to sponsor the C-9A bench.
C-9
Rich Harper
P
55 AAS
Donated by Richard Harper
C-9
Kannon Hopingardner
Patron
Donated by Stacy Hopingardner
The museum is Kannon's absolute favorite place to go so we thought placing his name on a bench was not only fun but a helpful thing to do for his 2nd birthday. Kannon's mom Stacy is a Registered Nurse so we picked the Nightingale plane. Kannon's dad is a Master Sergeant in the 512th Security Forces Squadron.
C-9
Ron Love
P
11 AAS
Donated by Ron Love

VC-9C Air Force Two

VC-9
Paul & Beth Bechly
Patron
Donated by Paul Bechly
VC-9
Faw Casson CPAs
Patron
Donated by Denise Chas
VC-9
Melvin Steadman
RO
1 MAS
Donated by Melvin Steadman
Your history of VC9C 73-1682 is not complete. It was configured with a radio operator position when President Reagan was shot and VP Bush was out out of town without secure commuications requiring him to land at then Carswell AFB, Texas. I was one of three Radio Operators who did acceptance testing on the comm equipment. It was the fastest upgrade on an aircraft anyone had seen up to that point. The three of us flew all AF2 and First Lady missions on 73-1682. Normal upgrade training for crew was very restricted due to the size of the aircraft and the high level of the missions.

C-54 Skymaster

C-54
Air Transport Command Association
WWII
Donated by John Kinyon
C-54
R.C. du Pont, Jr.
In Memoriam
Donated by Caroline du Pont Prickett
C-54
Jack Kinyon
LM
ATC
Donated by John Kinyon
C-54
Sarah N. Lilly
Patron
Donated by Kim Thornton
C-54
Gerald F. McCloskey
In Memoriam
Donated by Joseph McCloskey
C-54
David B. Nathan
In Memoriam
Donated by Marci Nathan
Our father, David B. Nathan, was stationed in Wilmington, DE and made 41 round trips to Europe with the ATC.
C-54
Norman W. Seegren
In Memoriam
Donated by Johnny Jones

KC-97 Stratotanker

KC-97
Bill Carrow
LM
142 MAS
Donated by William Carrow
Please add my rank as CMSgt if possible. My favorite aircraft is the Boeing C-97G on which I served 7 years as an Instructor/Flight Examiner loadmaster (LM) while in the Delaware Air National Guard (DANG). Subsequent LM assignments included the C-130A for 3 years while in the DANG and 5 years on the C-5A while in the 312 MAS at Dover AFB. I did not serve as a boom operator on the KC version however the air frame is essentially the same minus the boom.
KC-97
Morton Donnellan
MX
106 ARW
Donated by Morton Donnellan
KC-97
Charles Grant
FE
321 ARS
Donated by Charles Grant
KC-97
William E. Lee
N
22 ARS
Donated by David Lee
Dad answered last crew call at turn of millennium. He served over 20 years with the U.S. Air Force. 1954-1974. He retired as Major. Several tours in Asia.
KC-97
Gene Proctor
FE
3510 CCTS
Donated by Gene Proctor

C-119 Flying Boxcar

C-119
Edgar Eckert
Patron
Donated by Edgar Eckert
I flew in this type of plane in 1963 with the Civil Air Patrol. I was 16 at the time and we had to wear parachutes. I remember that the plane was so loud that we really could not talk to each other because the noise drowned us out. We also watched as the clam-shell doors were vibrating apart slightly with each rattle or shudder of the of the plane. We were members of the CAP at Martin's Air National Guard in Middle River, Maryland. We flew from what was then called Friendship Airport (BWI) south of Baltimore to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.
C-119
Gene Hébert
MX
912 MAG
Donated by Eugene Hébert
The 912 MAG is the proud predecessor of the 512 AW at Dover AFB.
C-119
David E. Henley
In Memoriam
Donated by Barbi Shirvani
C-119
Richard Henson
In Memoriam
Donated by Steve Farrow
Richard Henson, my uncle, was the head of Fairchild Aircraft Flight Test when the C-82 and C-119 were manufactured and was the test pilot for both. I recall sitting in the cockpit when I was young. Henson later founded Henson, currently Piedmont, Airlines, where I am the current CEO.
C-119
Bill Judd
FM
326 MAS
Donated by Bill Judd
I worked and flew as Air Mechanic and crew chief on C-119J and G. from 1957 to 68.
C-119
Don Sloan
Patron
Donated by Don Sloan
The C119 was the first airplane I ever remember seeing -- twin booms were memorable, especially for a four-year -old Army brat watching them airdrop on Eagle DZ, Fairbanks, Alaska. Made four jumps from C119s at Ft Benning in '71 -- fifth jump was from a C141. As a C141 pilot, one of my last airdrop missions was on Eagle DZ in the late 90's.
C-119
Andrew Turlington
P
18 SOS
Donated by Andrew Turlington
I watched C119s fly over our backyard into Bolling AFB when I was a child in the mid 50s. It was certainly easy to recognize with the unique twin boom configuration. I flew the K model "Stinger" gunship in SEA on trail interdiction and ground support missions, mostly in Laos. The K model proved very dependable in combat and was a much improved aircraft with the addition of the J85 jet engine pods and improved props.

A-26 Invader

A-26
Edward A. Goldman
MX
5 AAC
Donated by Bob Goldman
This was my father's favorite plane to work on during World War II. He went to special training for this plane. He was trained as an aircraft mechanic at the Douglas Aircraft factory in Long Beach California. Then he went to Marianna Airfield in Florida to work on A 26's to work with a crew on mock bombing runs.
A-26
Robert M. Owen
P
11 BS
Donated by Nancy Owen-Farrell
1st Lt Robert (Bob) Owen, Pilot, enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942. After training he was stationed in China where he flew the coastline skip bombing Japanese supply ships. Originally, he piloted the Mitchell B-25J medium bomber; the A-26 Invader replaced the B-25 in the Pacific after V-E Day, when it was no longer needed in Europe. When Japan surrendered, his A-26 dropped leaflets announcing the war's end but many Japanese thought it was propaganda. In the fall of 1945 he flew the A-26 to Germany and taught pilots how to fly it. He was honorably discharged in May, 1946. This bench dedication is in celebration of his 97th birthday.

An-2 Annushka

An-2
Mark Booker
Patron
Donated by Mark Booker
I was a member of the restoration team.
An-2
Robert Dierker
P
51 FW
Donated by Robert Dierker

KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135
Mark & Julie Camerer
P
46 ARS
Donated by Mark Camerer
KC-135
Coen Chupp
Patron
Donated by Laura Chupp
Coen is a 5 yr old boy passionate about airplanes. His favorite place to go is the "Airbase" to see the planes. We thought how perfect it would be to have his name on the bench of his grandfather's plan (the one he flew in Vietnam). If Coen has his way he will follow in his grandpa's footsteps. Coen this dedication is for you, we love you Mom and Dad.
KC-135
Robert Davis
CC
301 OMS
Donated by Robert Davis
I always enjoyed crewing the KC-135, received many great comments from the flight crew. We had a lot of memorable flights and missions. It was a great plane to work on and to fly on.
KC-135
Jim Foreman
MX
107 ARG
Donated by Jim Foreman
The aircraft in the museum was in my unit when I was in the 170th Air Refueling Group, New Jersey Air National Guard at McGuire AFB, NJ between 1976-1991. I had various positions in the unit as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer.
KC-135
Edmund Kantor
N
902 ARS
Donated by Laura Chupp
My father passionate about two things, baseball and airplanes. He was a navigator on the KC135 and you could say this was his proudest role in the Air Force. Our son, 5 year old Coen Kantor Chupp, is following in his footsteps for his love of baseball and planes. We hope that these two airplane aficionados could both have there names together on this bench. We cannot wait for them to visit "their" plane together and see their names on the bench. Thank you for this opportunity.
KC-135
Edward Meyers
FC
93 OMS
Donated by Edward Meyers
Castle AFB, CA Apr 80-Sept 82. Time to move on to Kadena AFB 376 OMS KC-135A/Q and RC’s Sept 82-Sept 84. Flight Line Maintenance Superintendent. Q had a split fuel system for special fuel to refuel SR-71. Through agreements SAC would release seats and cargo area at times to MAC. Time to move on to Clark AFB say so long MAC and SAC and hello PACAF and learn the F4-E then F-5 Aggressor back to F4G.
KC-135
Phil White
P
2 ACCS
Donated by Phil White

C-133 Cargomaster

C-133
Pat & Chris Bucco
Patron
Donated by Patrick Bucco
C-133
Alberto Capone
LM
1 ATS
Donated by Alberto Capone
This assignment was a love/hate relationship with the C-133A/B. I was there from 1962 to 1965. Logged about 1900 hours and spent 33 months at Dover AFB. The 1st lost three aircraft during my time there. A great aircraft with major flaws and great aircrews. A unique assignment shared by few and unknown by most. The 1st ATS and the 39th ATS did wonders
C-133
Robert DeLar
N
39 MAS
Donated by Robert DeLar
Hi, I spent almost 10 years in the C-133 & have over 6000 hours in her. Among the many flights I made in that great plane, the best was being selected as part of the first crew to fly a C-133--the Pride of Delaware-- to Antarctica--what a trip!
C-133
Dennis Eck
MX
1617 FLMS
Donated by Dennis Eck
I serviced C-133 aircraft as a 'flight line' jet engine mechanic for the 1617th FLMS at DAFB from 1962 to 1966, and flew all over the USA, Labrador and Europe on TDY assignments to repair C-133's on world-wide missions.
C-133
Robert B. Jenkins
P
1 MAS
Donated by Robert B. Jenkins
C-133
Charles L. Jenkins
P
1 MAS
Donated by Robert B. Jenkins
C-133
William Koerner
P
84 MAS
Donated by Steve Koerner
C-133
Lee Lancaster
In Memoriam
Donated by Louis Meyer
C-133
William Lorenz
LM
39 MAS
Donated by William Lorenz
C-133
Edward Meyers
CC
1617 OMS
Donated by Edward Meyers
Grad jet over 2 Chanute AFB, IST assignment Sept 63 to July 67 1617 OMS MATS redesignated 617 OMS MAC 1965. Went from ground crew member to Crew Chief/flying Crew Chief. Went to TAC C-130 Clark AFB then to 601st C-133B Travis AFB, CA. Jan 69-Aug 69 recovery team leader. 3 months of that time spent at ARRTC Eglin AFB, FL followed by assignment to OV-10 RVN and then Eglin AUX FLD 9. To ATC and onto C-130 again.
C-133
James Parker
MX
1607 ATW
Donated by Marilyn Massey
My family moved to Dover AFB, DE in 1959 where my father was stationed to serve as an Acft Maint Supt with the FltLine Maint Sq Prov, 1607th (MATS). He served on the C-133 as well as many other previous USAF aircraft since 1942. He retired from the USAF March 31, 1969.
C-133
Edward B. "Sandy" Sandstrom
In Memoriam
Donated by Jennifer Wells
My grandfather loved his work at the AMC museum. The C-133 was one of the planes he flew on in his military career as a chief master sergeant.
C-133
Harry Van Den Heuvel
CC
1607 ATW
Donated by Harry Van Den Heuvel

C-47 Skytrain

C-47
Air Transport Command Association
WWII
Donated by John Kinyon
C-47
Harry L. Ganoe
AFCI
436 AW
Donated by Ashley Herman
C-47
Lew Johnston
P
61 TCS
Donated by Don Sloan
C-47
Michael Leister
AMCM
Donated by Michael Leister
The first aircraft for what has become the AMC Museum. I'm proud of what our team has done.
C-47
Sam Marinucci
MX
7100 CAM
Donated by Sam Marinucci
Sam went to Weisbaden AB, Germany after Tech School. The C-47 was the first plane he worked and was a crew member on.
C-47
Linwood A. Miller
CC
5001 OS
Donated by Linwood Miller
On 3 June 1957, a C-47 ferrying personnel and equipment to radar sites throughout Alaska crashed into the dense forest near Fairbanks after the plane’s right engine failed. Airman Third Class Miller led a four-man rescue team into the fiery wreckage to evacuate the wounded passengers and crew. He repeatedly led teams of survivors into the burning crash site, finally freeing both the Flight Navigator and Radio Officer who were trapped beneath heavy equipment. Even after a blast threw him from the wreckage, Airman Miller continued to assemble and administer first-aid to the passengers and crew until emergency crews arrived. Click to view the rest of Linwood Miller’s comment.
C-47
Joe Morettini
82 AB
Donated by Don Sloan
82nd Airborne, 508th PIR (508th Parachute Infantry Regiment) , Company E. Private Morettini jumped from Turf & Sport Special on D-Day. He has since signed the side of the aircraft. For more information, check this link http://delawarestatenews.net/news/d-day-paratrooper-visits-amc-museum-for-look-at-c-47-that-flew-him-to-france/
C-47
Winfield "Bing" Wood
FE
61 TCS
Donated by Bob Leicht
Wartime Crew Chief, 42-92841

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17
Arthur M. Codding
P
388 BG
Donated by Priscilla Herr-Neckar
Our Dad, Arthur M. Codding, flew a B-17G. He was in the Eighth Air Force, 388th Bomb Group based in Knettishall, England. He was forced to crash land in Groenekan, Netherlands on his 13th mission. He and his crew were taken prisoner by the Germans almost instantly, but not without being aided by the Dutch Resistance as much as they could before the Germans arrived. The Germans were so close any rescue attempts were thwarted as any members of the resistance would be shot if their tactics were discovered. The Dutch still remember, to this day, the crash landing of the B-17 and have erected a monument memorializing the men that served on that plane. They invited all family members and living members of the crew to the dedication of that monument on the 70th year anniversary of the crash landing. Their overwhelming response to the crew..."We will never forget." Like the Dutch, we must never forget…
B-17
Charles E. Henley
P
313 BW
Donated by Barbi Shirvani
I am an airforce brat. My dad was in the airforce, he met my mom who was in the Canadian airforce and and oldest brother flew in Vietnam. They would have loved this museum.
B-17
Martin Kaeufer
In Memoriam
Donated by Lucy Mohr
B-17
Michael Leister
AARG/AMCM
Donated by Michael Leister
First Shoo Shoo Baby then Sleepy Time Gal. I've had a B-17 within 100 feet of my office for 30 years. Proud to have been a part of two wonderful restoration efforts.
B-17
Ryan A. Sech
Patron
Donated by Julia Matthews
Ryan A. Sech is a wonderful firefighter who has always respected and been facinated with aircraft. Although not in the military, he serves his country as an American Firefighter. For our aniversary, I dedicate this plaque to him, every time he visits he knows he has a special memory of all our adventrues together.
B-17
Glen & Britta Strop
Patron
Donated by Glen Strop
Wife's favorite plane

F-106 Delta Dart

F-106
Stephen E. Goodman
In Memoriam
Donated by Lorraine Dion
F-106
Edward B. Goodman, Jr.
CC
95 FIS
Donated by Lorraine Dion
My story is that my father, MSgt Edward B. Goodman, was stationed at DAFB from 1964 until his retirement in 1969. He was part of the 95th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. He was a Crew Chief and an electrician for the F-106 Delta Dart. The AMC Museum was the 95th FIS hangar. Occasionally, when my sister, brother and I were with my mom on base at the commissary or base exchange, we were able to swing by and visit my dad on the flight line at "his" hangar. I will always treasure these memories. These memories are one of the many, many reasons that I love the Air Mobility Command Museum so much besides the fact that the "AMC" is an incredibly awesome place and the "Best Museum in the Universe!" Thank you for giving me the opportunity to, not only demonstrate my support of the Air Mobility Command Museum, but also for giving my family a wonderful way to honor our father and brother.
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