Caribou Association

The Latest News — 10 Nov 2019

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 here.

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!

September 1 Roster
The Roster is now updated through 1 September 2019.

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 2015
The latest memorial bench we  dedicated was during the 2015 reunion at Travis AFB.  The photo is here.

Reunion 2020
The advance information is is here.

Lost and Found
Shawn Giefing is looking for survivors of the crash of 63-9751 (14 Oct 2015).

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.

Missing Man
The Missing Man has been updated with numertous entries (Updated 1 June 2017).  We have also added a list of known grave sites.

Photo Album Addition
The latest photo updates are from George Ginck and taken in 1968.

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

Pat Hanavan has finished all five volumes of his comprehensive history of C-7A operations in Southeast Asia.  Information is posted on the History Page.

What does the icon mean?
You will notice the following icon:
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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 "2019" or later, please get a check in the mail to Jess Cogley.  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 Jess' 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 (Pat Hanavan):
Vice President (Peter Bird):
Secretary (Al Cunliffe):
Treasurer (Jess Cogley):
Webmaster (Peter Bird):
10 Nov 2019 04:41 PM

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