raf banner
B

(Please send your Name and Info by Guestbook or E-Mail, same if you wish to have your name or other info removed or changed)
(VERY Unofficial and Informal WebSite)
*MENU OF NAMES*: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X-Z
*MENU Homepage to All Names | 1960's Names | Memories | Missing Persons | Home | E-Mail Us Here |

Homepage to All Names

  • Byron B: Fort McPherson, GA. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1971-73, Information Office on the "Phantom Forum" .Wow!! What a neat place. Really brings back the memories. Did a lot of the base tours for visiting groups, and filed tons of Home Town News Releases for folks stationed on both bases. Used to work for (then) MSgt Tom Lokken, and SSG John Small. John eventually married another co-worker, Sgt Kathy Howard. Was there when the first female airmen were stationed at RAF Bentwaters (a lady by the name of Sharon Butler who worked in the hostpital). First Sergeant of the squadron was Herman Schnell, who had been a First Sergeant since WW II. Wing Commander when I left was Col Duane Weatherwax. Still in harness (can't seem to get the uniform off), doing print and broadcast journalism for the Army here as a Master Sergeant (hoping for Sergeant Major). Really enjoy the web sites. Hope to be a regular visitor. Would like to hear from old friends who were there with me. Feel free to drop a note! 8/12/99
  • Greg Baddeley: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-68, AP/SP Sqd. After shipping in from France I worked for TSgt Carl P Knuckles. Just nosing around to see what this site was about. 2/4/00
  • Bruce W Badgrow: Covina, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-68, 78th PMEL. We lived at Felixstowe and it was a very enjoyable 3 years. 8/03/02
  • Jose Badillo: Omaha NB. RAF Bentwaters 1958-59. RAF Woodbridge 1960-61. Fire Truck Mechanic. Update. 3/14/99.
  • Tammy Bagnall Tucson, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-90, worked summer hire in CES. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me, I knew a lot of the SPS, and worked in CES customer service with Gary Pirkle. 11/03/07
  • Art Bailey: RAF Alconbury, 1975-77, 10th CES/ Fire Protection Branch..at both the structural station and at the flight line crash station. I am also interested in anyone who served there during those years who also served in the Weather Det in the smaller tower, right by the crash station and sharing the space there with the fire alarm room. One of the Fire Chief's there was MSgt Johnnie B Flowers, a great man! Also looking for Sgt Ralph Ledford, Sgt Ray Kawa and the civilian cook who fed us so well in the crash station mess hall. Does any body remember the Corby Commandoes? The birdman who use to fly a hawk around the flight line, he drove a mini station wagon with speakers on it's roof to scare off the birds. I could go on & on here. Lot's of great memories. I hope to find someone who was there during those years too! Does anybody know where I can get an RF-4C model with all the markings of our old base, 10th TRW? I love history too and I will enjoy comparing notes and hearing from any of my fellow brothers and sisters who also was there no matter what year(s). After all, I followed in your footsteps and I respect that! I'm looking forward very much to writing to whoever wants to talk with me. I have just joined this web site. I have enjoyed the pictures, what a change, and not a good one in the most recent pics. 6/23/02
  • Mary Altee Bailey: Altus, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1980-82, Supply Sq, warehouse. I shared a flat with Carolyn Shorter and my future husband, Steve Bailey. I lived in the dorm for 6 months before moving off base at Lowestoft Estates and also in Snape (right by the curve) in a old duplex. I remember many of the people in my work area. Sandy Blount, Darlene Fisher, Pat George, Benetiz and A few others. I enjoyed my stay in England but was very happy to get back to more of a modern world. If you remember me, email me. 5/25/02 Mary Altee Bailey: Georgia. Wife Zell. Just wanted to say Hello to anyone that remembers me! I can remember about 8 names of fellow co-workers. Email me to say Hello.18/02/07
  • Pat Bailey: Winchester, VA. RAF Bentwaters,Fire Dept, 1985-87. Have been in contact with a few old friends thanks to this and linn Barringers Web Sites. great Job. 8/4/99
  • Steven Bailey Ipswich, Suffold, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63, 2164 Comm Sq. I am looking for my father George Hancock, who was stationed at RAF Bentwaters between 1960 and 1963. I believe he was born in Cincinnati OH. His mothers name was Hattie Thatcher. My mothers name was Diana Bailey. I was born in 1962. If anybody knows of his whereabouts would you please contact me, it would be much appreciated. 01/17/08
  • Joseph Balitza Jr Palmerton, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1964-66, POL. 02/10/09
  • Denise Baker (Nee Hudson): Ipswich,Suffolk,England. Have to say what a brilliant website! I was married to a USAF guy Alan Stifler stationed at RAF Bentwaters, left 1985. Lived in Grand Forks, ND for awhile but I'm back now. My father was stationed at RAF Bentwaters early 1960's Donald Raymond Taylor, Mother is Yvonne Hudson originally from Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Godparents are Thelma and Andy Myers (also stationed at Bentwaters early 60's) If anyone should know the whereabouts of Don Taylor please let me know. Keep up the good work! 4/4/99
  • Jason 'Jake' Baker: Ashley, Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-Mar 1958, 81st Field Maint, Engine Cond Shop. Great memories of RAF Bentwaters and the surronding area. Married an Ipswich girl in 1955. Had two children born there at home with midwives assisting. Unfortunatly divorced in 1972 and remarried 28 years ago. Have maintained contact with 10 or 11 guys over the years and am still looking for CO Capt. Short (James F, I think), George Oliver, Ed Burk(e)?, Clayton Miller & First Sergeant M/Sgt Stiles. I would appreciate any info on any of these guys and hearing from anyone else I might know. 7/11/01
  • Tom Bakos : Henderson, Nevada. RAF Bentwaters, 92nd TFS. Arrived aboard one of the first F-4's in USAFE on Jan 1966. Departed Oct 1966 for "DaNang-by-the-Sea" Lived at "The Bents", Snape, Saxmundham. A short, but memorable, tour of duty! 4/22/99
  • John E Balbach: West Grove PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1967-May 1971, 81st FMS/81st TFW (HQ). Worked in the Jet Engine shop, later transfered to Training Control. Married 47 years. have two Son's. We visit friends & relations every two years. 9/22/02
  • Carl Bales Belleville, IL. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-56, Statistical Services. 07/05/08
  • Scott Baldwin: Golden Valley, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1977-Jan 1980, Fire Department, A Shift. Your site has stirred up a lot of fond and wonderful memories for me. I truly cherish the time and experiences that I had while in England and at RAF Woodbridge. I lived in Ipswich for about a year, when they won the Soccer Championship (FA Cup I think it was called). I still have the scarf. Then I moved to an old mansion house outside of Woodbridge. All of the people there were so friendly and nice and I think of it all often with joy and a smile. Thank you so much for providing me a way to relive these fond times once again. 6/10/99
  • Kenneth W Bandy: RAF Bentwaters, 1960-63. 5/27/00
  • Roger Dan Barbour: Iowa. RAF Bentwaters, 1972-77, Victor Alert. Drop me a line, catch up on old times. 3/4/01
  • Jack Barker (JFS): I have just visited your web site for the first time and found it most interesting. I am contacting you in the hope you may be able to inform me if there is a similar site for RAF Lakenheath. I have many friends from there who served with 492nd, 493rd, 494th, & 495th Sqns, both on F-4D's and f-111's. I was a Cop from Sheffield who made regular visits to the base and a founder member of the "48 Club" Robert E Messerli was base Commander, Col Jim Salminen 494 Cdr, Ed Heit 494 Ops. 7/2/00
  • Kevin Barnes: Fareham, Hants, UK. RAF North Front, Gibraltar, 1982. I am trying to locate an old friend of mine named Michelle (sadly I can no longer recall her surname) who was an Air Traffic Control (assistant?) in the RAF. I met her in 1982 in Gibraltar and we had some terrific and not so good (down to me) times there when I was in the Navy, based at RAF North Front for some months. She was in her early twenties in '82, fair haired and just over 5 feet tall. Very articulate and bright, hailing from the Norfolk area, possibly King's Lynn. Anyone have any ideas where she might be? I'd be immensely appreciative. Homepage 1/15/02
  • Michael C Barnes: Castle Rock, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1975-Sep 1977, 81st. MMS Weapons Mechanic. 06/13/07
  • Mike Barnes: RAF Alconbury, 1961-1963. I am looking for others from that era. I was in data processing which I think was called stat services then. We were the guys that got paid a day early. 9/01/03
  • Paul & Lucy Barnett: Eugene, OR & Ipswich. RAF Bentwaters, 81st Security Police, 1966-70. Lost this site for a year. Sent to Wheelus TDY in June 67 for 6 day war and in May to France to close bases. I can't believe that I don't know anyone on your pages after spending four whole years there. Still, it makes facinating reading. Great site and I promise not to loose it again. 6/19/99
  • Robert A Barr: RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, Base Data Processing Center operating an old (ancient, by today's standards) Burroughs B3500 computer, while Col Rudy Wacker was the base commander. For about the last 10 months of my stay there, I lived in a little farmhouse with an address that people still don't believe: Valley Farm Cottage, Near Bildeston, Near Hadleigh, Near Ipswich, and believe it or not, a letter sent to this address actually made it in about a day. Anyhow, I found these websites via a search engine, and I'm pretty surprised to find so many people still interested in the history of the twin bases. A friend of mine I met while I was there sent me a newspaper special edition covering the closing of the bases, and somehow I managed to lose the copy he gave me. This was about six pages of newsprint, covering mainly the last 20 years of the bases' operation. Would you have any idea where I might find another copy of this, or a photocopy of a copy? Sorry to bug you, and I'm wondering if you're even familiar with this piece of newsprint. 4/17/02
  • Bob Barrett: RAF Wethersfield, Oct 10, 1960-Oct 10, 1963, 20th TFW, . Am really impressed with quality of your web page. TDY to RAF Woodbridge several times during this period and am somewhat familiar with RAF Bentwaters. Please check my pages at RAF Wethersfield. 7/16/99
  • John Barrett: Minneapolis, MN. Martlesham Heath, 1974-76. Your pictures of the deserted site are sad testimony to the good times I had there. It was a communications site (microwave, tropo scatter and AUTOVON) for NARS to Greenland and beyond and gateway to the continent. Local lore (because we were secret...) had it that we were a RADAR site, some kind of secret atomic site and lastly... an underground submarine base. Nelson, I can only say that I'm glad someone else was doing the toilets! The buildings in your pictures were as Nelson spelled them out. We were, for all intents and purposes, self-sufficient. It was technically remote duty under AF terminology. I can still remeber trout for breakfast in the 5-table dining hall. Anyway. Great Site! 4/14/00
  • Richard Barron Spokane, WA. RAF Woodbridge, Firefighter, Feb 1991-Apr 1993. Now a firefighter with the Spokane Fire Dept. Had a great time there. 9/14/98
  • Anthony J Barsotti: Newark, Ohio 43055. RAF Bentwaters, 1952-53. 7/29/01 Married at church in Black Bourton on Sept 27, 1952 to Grace Carpenter of NYC, who came over on maiden voyage of USS United States. Anyone out there who remembers? 3/5/02
  • Carlo E Barsotti: RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1982-Jan 1984, 81st Security Police Squadron, "C" Flight.
  • Andrew Bauer: Berrien Springs, MI. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1986-Jul 1987, 81st AGS. Great time at RAF Bentwaters. Would like to hear from people who remember me. 18/02/07
  • Bill Bauerle: New York City, NY. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1961-Jan 1965, 81st Tac Fighter Sq, A&E Maint. Served as Automatic Flight Control Repair. Jerry Tabor, Jim (Neal) Estes, Bob 'Claude' Miller, Larry Lawrence, Jerry Lynch... anyone who was there and recalls any of these names, or mine of course, e-mail me. 4/6/02
    Have not heard from my previous entry of April, but would love to hear from any of the guys I used to pal around with. 8/31/02
  • Keith or Earl Bauman: American that lived in Ipswich in 1980-82. Would like to know how to prepare 'sausage & chips'? Do 'Radio Orwell', the 'Swan' and 'Duke' still exist?
  • Raul Beanes: RAF Alconbury,1955-59, also RAF Sculthorpe. lived in Site 5, and ate in the Site 4 mess hall (never remembered that when I was there). 1/1/01
  • Susan Beattie: Kansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-1965. My Dad, Charles 'Bill' Beattie , was stationed at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 81st A&E Maintenance Sq. Does anyone remember him? I was born at RAF Bentwaters, 1965. We visit England on a regular basis and last year I visited RAF Bentwaters again. Not much there, but I can imagine it was nice. We also visit Woodbridge, what a nice little town. 1/18/02
  • Randy Bechel: Bellevue, Nebraska. Jan 1972-Jan 1978 & Sep 1986-Sep 90, 81st AMS Instrument Shop. 6/17/00 Des Moines, IA. Would love to hear from any of the old crew from RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge shops. 09/06/06
  • James A Beech: Medford, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1986, Medical Sq. 06/05/11
  • Jams F Beer Largo, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1965-Apr 1968, 81st Air Police Sq. Saw a lot of names from over 40 Years ago. Worked Law Enforcement at RAF Woodbridge, then after making Staff, worked in the Training Section for Tsgt Hahn, McKensie, Turner. Great tour. 08/27/09
  • Michael R Beeson: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1986-Jan 1989, 81st SPS/LE, Desk Sergeant and Patrolman for 'A' Flight Law Enforcement, LTC Towns, Commanding. Had a blast! Remember all the talk surrounding the UFO crash and witchcraft? 1/23/01 Some of my greatest memories and moments of my life are from that base. SSgt Robert A Ward was the flight chief. I teamed up with the great Ken Hagge as the two best desk sergeants the Air Force has ever seen!! We were a great team. (Sorry, Tony Congi). My other great friend was patrolman David "Goose" Bishop. Never forget the "Blue Max"!!! Please you guys, never forget the party over Haley's house and seeing (unforgetably)David "Stick" Stickler in his underwear with those pimples on his butt. Let's don't forget "Fabian" either. Ken married Jackie at RAF Bentwaters (on her lunch hour). God bless them both. Hey Ken, let's do some huut doogs, some nachees and a cuuke. Maybe Jackie can set me up with her friend, Fawn! I will never forget the comradarie we had with each other. I am always thinking of the 81SPS. I hope to hear and see some of you in the near future. Take care! 3/21/01
  • Richard Beeson Retired USAF 1972. Stationed in England 1955 - 1958. RAF Cranage and RAF Croughton. Daughter born at RAF Burtonwood, 1956. (American wife) Other: Spent 4 years 29th Fighter, Malmstrom AFB, MT (F-101 outfit).10/11/98
  • SSgt Tim Begley: Allen Park Michigan. RAF Alconbury,1969-73, 10th Combat Support Group. Worked in base housing under Kenneth C Baker, reassigned to 10th CES Maj Englender??. Great 3 years. 2/10/03
  • S/Sgt Richard 'Dick' G Behling: Minneapolis, MN. RAF Bentwaters, 1954-55, 91st Fighter-Bomber Sq. Graduated from F-86A's to F-84F's at that time. Spent many an hour at the Elephant & Castle pub in Eyke. Squadron CO was Maj Sandford K Moats, Sqdn Adjt 1Lt"Dauntless" Doug Carter. 44 years is a long time, yet RAF Bentwaters remains fresh in my mind. We lived in Nissan Huts with very little indoor plumbing and even fewer comforts. Would like to hear from anybody from those days. 2/27/99
  • Bob Behrnes: Granite Bay, California (Sacramento). RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1959-Oct 1962, Munitions Specialist/Supply. Gardeners Arms, Flamingo, Queens (Great Yarmouth) places remembered. RAF Bentwaters will always be in my heart. 3/10/01
  • David Beidenbach: Abilene, TX. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1982-Nov 1986, 509 AMU, 81 AGS 2/16/01
  • Jerry Beilgard, SGT: Sacramento, CA. RAF Woodbridge, 81st CES Fire Department. 02/10/06
  • Paul Bell: Ohio. RAF Woodbridge, 1967-70, 79th TFS, Weapons Specialist, F-100 aircraft. Loved those TDY's to Turkey, Aviano and Wheelus. In contact with several other 79th TFS members. Have several e-mail addresses if your interested. 1/24/99
  • Brett Bellows & Wife: RAF Woodbridge, Dec 85-Dec 88 Aircraft Mechanic. Wife was there Dec 86-Dec 88, Munitions. We were married in the Woodbridge town courthouse. I was trying to look up old friends and came across this address. Hope you can help. 2/4/00
  • Sgt Greg Bemis: Salt Lake City, UT. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-76, 81st OMS A Flight. After 2 years At Nellis (474th OMS), RAF Woodbridge was where I wished I had gone 1st in the AF. Great squadron, great people, Great TDY's to Aviano (Russian Firewater, the hole-in-the-wall, Prinz Brau, etc). 11/08/04
  • Greg "BB" Bennett: Westbury,NY. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge 1975-77, 81st SPS. He's looking for guys who remember him. I know he remembers Col Reiling, Chief Chando and Chief Hasko. He worked onr Garland Gibson's Flight until he retrained to K-9.erved "C" Flight Security at W/B under MSGT Rodriguez & MSGT Garland Gibson(Gib),TSGT Schaffer,TSGT Hoffman.SAT Leaders were SSG Matthews,SSG Medley,SSG Jay Gamble & SGT Ross;WSA Supv was SSG Tom Sienkowitz;Comm Plotters were SGT Doug Springer,AIC Bill Trotter & AIC Lee Mannes;also served in K9 under MSGT Gary Wilson,TSGT Keith Thornburg and SSG Kim Reed,SGT Jeep Owens,SGT Carlos Salinas,A1C Tim Elliott,A1C George Sheers(Dino),Mitch Pitchard,Dennis Kennedy,A1C John Pasco,A1C Paul Caban,SGT Rheinhardt,SSG Eichman and my room doggie A1C Mario Curesma(Rajah).Also remember Chris Miller,John "Boy" Musselman,Dave Sheeve,SGT Stickney,SGT Berry,SGT Hawthorne(Armory),SGT Street(LE).Remember ORI,NATO Tac Eval,Best in USAF!!,PSAT (Charlie 3-cramped pickups),RSAT (Charlie 4),ART,10/60,Recall,Reduced Visibility,Challenges,10-21,"Authenicate Remeo 6," Echo Control,Alpha Control,Hotel Control,the Dining In,the Air Show,the Queen's Visit,renorvating the W/B Chapel,Disco Nite,Take Out Window,Fish & Chips,Roach Coach,Radio Me Amigo.BBCTV,sneaking into W/B Gym after 4x12 shift,bus trip to Holland/Belgium,Los Lationos Americanos,Tracy's Disco,Cattle Market,bunker building detail,shuttle bus,base taxi,Class 6 (Eric),Basketball & Football teams:"You oughta be a Phantom Fan," London,K9 initiation.Leadership from MAJ Reiling,CPT Smith,MSGT Dave Nagy,MSGT Eddie McAfee,SMS Cook,SMS Ed Chando.And most fondly Susan Gray of Hartley Street,Ipswich. And my K9 buddy Sabre.Thank you for the memories and the opportunity to serve. Also served 42nd AVN (ARNG) and State Guard 90 days at Camp Smith,NY for WTC 9/11.I consider you'll to be Family. Second To None. Best In USAF. Lets have a reunion. 06/07/06
  • Thomas W Bennett Newport, KY. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1968-Aug 1974, 81st Security Police Sq. My 4 year tour at RAF Woodbridge was a great experience. I loved the people on base & the local population. I also spent 3 years at RAF High Wycomb from Aug 1959 to July 1962, so I have spent alot in the United Kindom. Thanks for your site, just located it. 10/20/09
  • Mark Bentele RAF Bentwaters, Dental Clinic. Great to see a name I remember. I stayed at the BW Dental Clinic until '90. They just about couldn't get Dr.s McCown and Thomas to leave. I'm still in the AF, Lt Col now, I'm doing an ortho residency at Ohio State.10/2/98
  • Carleen Holt Bentham Riverside, CA, 28635. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1959-Feb 1962, 78th. Anyone there at that time, send me an e-mail Anyone remember the squark Boxes in Base Housing? 08/27/09
  • Jim Bentley: Lawrenceburg, TN. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1976-Sep 1978, 81st SPS, C & A Flight Security. Lived in Yoxford in a Bungalow next to the R/R crossing. 4/17/05
  • Jeff Shannon Benton: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1978-1979, Egress on the F-4s. Enjoyed my time there, wish I could have gone back. 01/04/13

  • Jack Berghuis: San Antonio, TX. RAF Woodbridge, 1974-80, 67 ARRS. Please put me in contact with Chuck (Crash) Kirchner, his E-mail address is not valid? 2/7/03. Danielle Berghuis Pearl, MS. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-80 (I believe). My father Jack Berghuis, Ret. USAF in 1993 passed away on Oct 1 2007 in Live Oak, TX. He is buried at Ft Sam Houston Cemetary. I can remember very little about living in England, I was born in 1975. I did a search for my father�s name on the internet and came across your site. Brendan & Jenna Shaner Jack Berghuis was my father. Some of his old friends may not know. Danielle Berghuis-Lyons I just wanted to let you know that my father, Jack Berghuis died of a heart attack. 11/03/07
  • George Berke, LT Col USAF(Ret): Reston, Virginia. RAF Manston 1956-58, RAF Bentwaters 1958-60, 1965-68, 6 years 92nd, 1 Year HQ.81st. Flew F-84F, F-101A&C, over in 1959, back in 1965. F4C over in 1965. Bailed out over El Baroug Morocco Feb. 1957 when Col Willsie's F-84F blew up on me. 1/31/02
  • Maryanne Berlage:. Colorado Springs, CO. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1962-Sep 1965, 81st TFW, 81st FMS. My Dad, CMSGT Lee Berlage was stationed at RAF Bentwaters and we lived at RAF Woodbridge. My Mom,Betty and my Dad were active bowlers and Mom was a Girl Scout leader. Both have passed away. My Mom in 1997 and Dad in 1999. They enjoyed the friends they made there and still kept in touch with them until their deaths. 11/7/01 My parents stayed in touch with quite a few of their BW/WB friends until their deaths. We all loved being there and still have very fond memories of those days. Would love to hear from anyone who may remember them. 01/18/04
  • Al Berning Jr: Evansville, IN. RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1961-65. His lovely Scotish wife's name is Lea...Submitted by Ron Burrell.
  • Heather Berry: I don't know if you can help us . But we had friends, Stella & Jim Newman, RAF Bentwater/RAF Woodbridge, 1970-72, children Roxanne & Randy. We've tried every way to find them. 10/7/01
  • Michael L Besecker: Troy, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, May 1966-Nov 1970, 81st FMS, Engine Shop/Flight Line. Many good times at the Airmens and NCO Clubs. The good times going TDY to Wheelas AFB in Lybia and AFB in Turkey. 6/25/01
  • Aaron Bethell: Son of retired SSgt Russell L Bethell, RAF Woodbridge, 1979-83. I attended pre-school to 3rd grade there with my sister Tracie. My mother worked at the RAF Bentwaters Bowling Alley. My family and I lived on RAF Bentwaters. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows me or my family. I made a lot of good friends and I miss them all. It has been 18 years since I saw them last and am interested in finding them. I also have plenty of humorus stories to tell about growing up there. 1/27/01
  • Ivan Bethell Oklahoma. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1986-Dec 1989, 81 CRS, Photo-Sensor Shop. Looking for Scott Pogue, Greg Clark, Jerry Ratliff, Dana Gerrold, Chris Stratton, Maureen Dooley, and other wonderful co-workers. Wonder what you are doing and where you live, that sort of thing. 11/24/08
  • Roy Beyer: Everett, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1964-Jul 1968, 81st FMS Engine Overhaul. 12/25/03 Roy Beyer: Colorado. Enjoyed the time I was there. Met many people, learned much more. Would do it again. 12/30/04
  • Cedrick D. Bianchi: Danielsville, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1963-Feb 1965, RAFB/81st Air Police Sq. 8/04/02
  • Harry H Bigham: RAF Bentwaters. Nov 1961-64, Ch of Maint (702x0). 1976-79, 81st FMS/EMS. Wife Glenys Grayling from Ipswich.
  • Butch Bilbrey SSgt: Duxbury, VT. RAF Woodbidge, Sep 1970-Sep 1975, 2164th Comm Sq Det 1. 7/30/01
  • Ed C Bill: Spokane, Washington. RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1984-Feb 1988. Electronic Warfare Systems tech, 81st CRS, RAF Woodbridge and finishing out at RAF Bentwaters, 511th AMU. Just checking in for some familiar names. 2/23/01
  • Rick Billings: Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1967-70, Have really enjoyed Linn Barringers pages. I am glad to see so much interest in a very memorable place. Thanks for the work you have put into this site, it brings back fond memories.12/11...E-mail from Rick. Traveled to UK and visited the bases, Woodbridge, many castles, great B & B, etc, real good experiences. I hauled my cattle in to the vet yesterday to be vaccinated, all 3 of them. They are Red Polls, which from what I have been able to find out, that breed originated in or around East Anglia. Kind of makes them special. Planning a trip? He may be able to give you some tips....Jim T)
  • Mike Bird: Winter Haven, FL. RAF Bentwaters, 1979-1984, 67th ARRS, Helicopter Maintenance Supv, Quality Control. I remember this was the best times of my life. I return every year to Woodbridge and reflect on my life there. I remember Uncle Ernie Epler as the one person everyone liked by keeping us all together. We all mourn the passing of Roy Burden, Engine Shop Supervisor. And does everyone remember 'Animal'? Hope to hear from some of my old mates. 8/10/03
  • Simon Birnie: Brightlingsea, Essex, UK. Thanks to all the USAF personnel who provided an activity weekend at RAF Woodbridge for the Boy Scouts, of which I was one. I think it was during 1990 or 91. It was a great weekend and much aappreciated by all. I also visited the superb Air Friendship days at RAF Bentwaters, which were brilliant airshows, and now very much missed. As a youngster I frequently observed the A-10A's buzzing the rooftops of my home, I loved it, if only you were to do it all again. Thanks to you all. 6/22/02
  • Dayna Bishop: Kansas. RAF Bentwaters, 1960, 81st Field Maint Aero Repair. I had a resonse for Dean Bixler from the 81st who knew David Bishop (Bish). He needs my new email, so I am posting this in hopes he will email me. 02/10/06
  • David A Bishop: Georgia. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1986-Dec 1988, 81st Security Police Sq. Those were some fun days. The sights I saw, the places I went and the friends I made. My wife and I have some good memories of RAF Bentwaters. It's sad to see the pictures of the base now, but the friends are for ever. 3/21/01
  • SSGT David William 'Bish' Bishop RAF Bentwaters, 1960-64, 81st Tac Sq, Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. He died from a massive heart attack in 1970. Dayna Bishop Looking for anyone who may have known my husbands father. I have looked at all your web pages and all of this looks very familiar with all the military records we have of his father. Any further specific details I will have to look up on the military papers we have. Does this name sound familiar? Some of the names he has listed on his adoption application from England are Chaplain Major Willis L Stowers, Mr Jerry Boyd, Mr A Williams, Mr Edward Shively. 7/4/01
  • Kathy Bishop: Florida. RAF Bentwaters 1991-1993. I can't believe I found this site. We were there when it closed and my son was a senior in the last graduating class from Woodbridge American HS. It was really very sad to see all the planes leave, all the new housing empty and the bases shut down. I was here trying to find an alumni list or site to the last seniors to graduate there . My husband and I took the seniors to Portugal for their senior class trip. I know my son, Rob has been wondering what has happened to so many of his friends. If you know of a list or site, please contact me at my e-mail address.
  • Nelson Bishop: Air Force 'Brat' RAF Woodbridge, 1976-78. All you 'Brats' (any years), please visit my site at Woodbridge American High School.
  • Dean R Bixler: Seattle Washington. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1961-Aug 1963, 81st Cameron. Love this sight. Married an English girl. 2/17/02 I used to hate computers but, without them I wouldn't be here! It's great. 3/5/02
  • Bill Black: Lyons, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1980-May 1983, 81TFW/DO and Jan 1973-Jan 1975, 20th SPS. I was assigned to the admin section for Standardization/Evaluation and later to Operations Training for the 81TFW. I lived first in base housing at RAF Woodbridge and later moved to Bawdsey with my wife Rose and my daughter Natasha. I also worked part-time at the NCO Club and Woody Disco. I really had some good times in England. I served my first tour in England in 1973-75 at RAF Upper Heyford which is where I met my wife. We were divorced after 24 years. I have two daughters, Natasha, 29 and Tiffany 19, both born in England. I would love to hear from anyone who was at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge during this time. 7/08/03
  • Daniel D Black: Holts Summit, MO. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-71, 81st Security Police Sq. Would like to hear from anyone in the 81st Security Police during 1968-71. 03/28/04
  • Robert Black:RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenhall, Maint or Engineers. My name is Liza Green-Adebo. I am 26 years old, and my maiden name is Macrow. I am trying to find Robert whom I believe to be in the USAF, 1970-76. I was born on 3 Feb 1976, Mother Janet May Macrow, who passed away in 1980. I would really like to find this man because he is my father, and he might not be aware of me. Please help me as this is the only information I have. 12/15/02
  • Robert 'Bob' Black: Wife Zell. Bob worked in the stores, I think, and his then wife worked for the base office or commander. I think they lived the last couple of years at the Yoxford Hall Groome House. I know that they have now split up and I think Bob returned to Corpus Christie, TX Texas. My wife and I went on Holiday with them to Majorca and became great friends with them sadly we have lost thier address and phone number. Submitted by: Mel 'Mitch' Mitchell and Anita Mitchell. 16/12/06
  • Al Blackman Cheektowaga, NY. RAF Bentwaters, May 1985-May 1089, 81st Wing Operations Center/CP. 11/03/07
  • Lane Blackwell: Morris, PA 16938. RAF Brize Norton, 1955-57, 30th SSDS. Really enjoyed finding and reading your web page.Reminded me of my very happy times in Oxford. The best time of my life. 16/12/06
  • Austin Blackshere Jr: RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1979-Sep 1981, 81st Supply Storage & Issue. 07/23/11
  • Marvin T Blair Jr: Apison TN (Chattanooga TN area). Great site. I'm looking for members of the 1625spt Sqdn, (MATS) RAF Mildenhall, Gate Way To The UK or least it was in early to mid 60's. As I was an Air Craft Mechanic, a lot of the people on this site must have flown on Air Craft that I have worked on. I guess I did everything right as you are still here. 2/12/00
  • Samantha Blair: Dallas, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1963-67. My father Joe Nutter and uncle Carl Edwardson were both stationed there. They married local sisters from Kesgrave, Valerie and Penny Wright. I have had the good fortune of visiting the East Anglia area and love it's beauty. Unfortunately, I was born after my parents left England and I have never had the chance to visit the base. I've heard some great stories over the years from my father. If anyone recognizes his name, and wants to get in touch with him, please contact me and I will pass on the message directly. 02/09/04
  • Tom Blake: Salem, MA. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1976-Oct 1978, 81st MMS Weapons Release. 01/13/04 Looking for anyone who worked in release or gun shop. 03/28/04
  • Skip Blanchard: RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Good to see the site. But it dumped my comments. (Skip, please email comments to me...Jim) 11/12/99
  • Mitchell Bloom (Ret): Boston, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84, CES Firefighter OMS - OJT manage 01/17/12 & 01/24/12
  • George & Barbetta Bloyer: 400 E Paquette St, PDC,WI 53821. RAF Bentwaters, 1951, 81st Maintenance. 7/19/01
  • Sophia Boardman England. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-78, Military Police. Lookin for a man called 'Avon' (dont now his last name). He was at RAF Bentwaters around 1977-78.He had a relationship with my mum, Louise Boardman (Cafaro). She found out she was havin me when he left for USA, and never managered to tell him about me. So I would be very gratefull if anyone could help me find my dad. 08/27/09
  • Angela Marshall nee Bodley: Buckeye, AZ. 02864. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1979-Nov 1981, Ammo. This is great! My ex-spouse was "Bo" Nelson. We lived at Glevering Hall, Wickham Market with "The Herlocks" as our landlords. I was (still am) an RN & worked at St Audry's Hospital in Rendelshem. Many good friends, Trish & Buckley Where are you? I remember many others, your faces, can't remember your names. ? I remember you John Doolittle. We are all doing OK here. Kids are grown & two sons in the Miltary. We are very blessed! Please drop me a line. I absolutely Love Great Britain. 18/02/07
  • Lynn Boerner (nee Taylor): What a great site. I really miss RAF Bentwaters. I was an MoD employee from 1986-93 (base closure) and worked as Secretary for 81st Trans Sq., Vehicle Maintenance. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who remembers me. I married a US Serviceman, Eric Boerner, 81st SVS, 1993 and we are currently living in CA. Thanks again for such a wonderful site. 2/19/00
  • Frankie Bohensky (nee Strong): Dubois, PA. . Looking for Sandy Bennett from Ipswich/Edinburgh. Great sight, lots of memories. Aardappell may ring a bell. 8/23/00 Around 1967 lived in Ipswich. Best Friend Sandy Bennett (now Grafton-Roberts). Lost touch with her. My maiden name was Hazel Frances Strong (Frankie). Had great times at NCO Club and Airmans Club. Remember the bus that took us there. Was in love a few times, married Jim Aardappel, 81st Police. Now divorced. Anyone remember us. Lot's of great memories. 2/5/02
  • John R Bolam: Scunthorpe, England. Being of far too young and of the wrong nationality I never had the honor of serving at RAF Woodbridge. I used to visit on occasions, and would sit on the little pier there and watch the countless A10�s fly. You would hear the hi-pitch wine of their engines, and then they would arise from behind the trees, always in two�s. A little while latter, I was able to go to this dirt track that was a the end of the runway and watch the planes at first hand from behind a fence. The USAF MP�s came around and asked us what we were doing, but when we told them that we were only here to see the planes they left-us-alone. (Quite the opposite you got if you tried to stop on the side road next to RAF Scampton when the place swarmed with Vulcans and their a-bombs). Then they came; sixteen A10�s in groups of four, flying no higher than 100ft overhead. We stood at the end of the runway and as they flew over us we used to wave to them. One-or-two of them even shook their wings to us. On another occasion a Jolly-Green-Giant helicopter flew over us, and the side door was open, and the airman in there waved to us as we waved to them. Perhaps, all this is garbage to you all. But to anyone who had the privilege of serving at RAF Woodbridge/Bentwaters let me say that I alone truly think that each and every one of you, whether you were flight-crew of ground-crew are all part of what was. You were part of the group that protected us. Without your presence I and all of this might not exist. And even, if in this backward world no-body seems to think that, let me at least personally acknowledge your work. May all of you achieve in life eternal peace. Thank You, my friends. 1/17/00
  • Sue Bomyea : Sue lives in Michigan and her husband is retired US Air Force. She is looking for a former friend, Pat Beard (nee Butler) from Ipswich, who was married to an Airman named John (Jack) Beard in the early 1960's. Pat lived with her family on Cemetery Rd. Go to Missing Persons to find out more. 8/12/99
  • Karren Bonniwell: Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-88, 81st Civil Engineering. My husband Mark Bonniwell served in UK for 4 years plus. Please write if anyone knew Mark. 05/04/07
  • Derrick Booth: RAF Bentwaters, Base Engineer's office, June 1953-60... Booth's Beacons ... Listing a Major Leib: he was one of my early bosses. beforeved my 7 years in the UK and hope to return for a visit soon. Enjoyed looking over this site. It is very informative and plan on making many more visits.10/27/98
  • Robert Boots: Woodbury, MN. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1964-May 1968, 79th TFS. We were The Best squadron of the 20th Wing! 4/17/03
  • Lawrence E 'Larry' Boring: Etowah, Tennessee. RAF Bentwaters, 1969-73, 81st FMS. Looking for old friends. 9/03/05
  • Brian K Boschen: Columbus, IN. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1970-Apr 1974, Intelligence Operations/81 TFW. I don't see any of the crew I worked with over the years: Ray Craib II, Bill Niewood, Eric Duerr, James Pratt, "Mac" McInstry, etc. Where are you guys? I'd love to hear from you. Visited RAF Bentwaters Sept 2003, hardly recognized the place! The only thing that looked familiar is the tower. The fish'n chips in Aldeburgh are still the Best in the world! 11/28/03
  • Bobby G 'Boz' Boswell . . . [Work Email]: 4060 Rose Hill Ct, Millbrook, AL 36054. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-93, 81 CRS Egress Shop. Total of 12.5 years in UK and enjoyed. RAF Bentwaters was a great base and my best assignment. Would like to here from anyone I was stationed with. Now Store Administrator at Gunther AFB. 4/17/03
  • Michael Boucher: RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88, Hydrolic Shop when it was way undermaned. Was wondering what happened to people who were stationed there. I have found three so far. It's amazing how small of a world it really is. Please let me know, especially Steve Weston, Mike Howell, Marie Giudice, Joe McClure, David Robinson (Merlin Ambrosias Phelan).. 9/28/00
  • William Reese Bowen: RAF Woodbridge, 1961-65, 81st Air Police. Home town was Cuero, TX. I am looking for my Father William Reese Bowen. If anyone knows where he is, please e-mail Billie Bowen. 12/19/00 Hello Maureen and Jim. You put a message on your site, saying I was looking for my Father, William Reese Bowen. Also you sent this infomation to > Steve Krulin. I am writing to tell you he found him.... He has phoned me, and is on his way now, to upstate New York to meet me, said he had been looking for me for years, but in England... I cannot tell you how happy this has made me, this has turned out beyond my wildest dreams. I want to thank you for your part in this, especialy for telling Steve, without all of you none of this would have happened. I am sure you love to hear "success" stories. Warm Regards Billie. (2/1/01)
  • Bill Bowen: Corpus Christi, TX. RAF Bentwaters, 1961-65, 81st SPS. I have many special memories of my tour at RAF Woodbridge. Some of my friends that come to mind are Ernest Dotson, Joe Leary, Kenneth Newman, Ernest Cobb, Eddie Boyle, Johnny Henson, James Flynn, Spanky, Steve King, Hoss Miller. I would very much like to here from any security cop stationed with me in England. 6/27/04
  • Kevin 'Cadillac' Boyle: Boston MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, USAF Clinic. Looking for anyone that was on the fast pitch softball team, also you 'girls' that did that slow pitch thing. I worked with Earl Hicks. 7/10/02 Great assignment, hung around with a crew of guys that still stay in touch. Played fastpitch softball for Earl Hicks and caused the man to lose his hair earlier than expected. Anyone that I was stationed with wants to get in touch, use the attached email address. 18/02/07
  • Jim Boyd: RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1957-Jan 1961, Finance Office. My wife, formerly of Ipswich, and I will be visiting the Ipswich area around Sep 2001. 7/15/01
  • Kevin Boyle: Boston, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-1986, 81st USAF Clnic. Great assignment, met some great people while there for 3 years. Still stay in touch with CriGinn, Brad Holland, Slydell, Finley, Hageman, Riz, Jeff Bell, Izzy, Jody and Gary Kennedy, Baron and Robbie. If you want to reach me in Boston, utilize the email I provided. 05/24/11
  • Rick Brack: Mesa, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, 1974-77, 81 FMS Sheet Metal Shop. I had a great time while there. To many memories to mention. TDY's to Aviano were always interesting. 5/18/03
  • James C Braddock: On the Louisiana Bayou. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-70, Law Enforcement. Discharged from US Air Force in 1971, graduated college, joined US Army Military Police as 2nd Lt, accepted into Special Forces (Green Berets) in 1979, retired Dec 1996 at the rank of Colonel. 12/11/02
  • Duane R Braun: 503 Robin Lane, Florence, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1960-Jan 1963, 81st Tac Fighter Wing. My AFSC 331x0, changed to 463x0. 2/15/03
  • Timothy J Braun: Brookfield, Wisconsin. RAF Bentwaters, 1978-79, 81st CES Fire Department. I was really surprised to come upon this site. I was looking for Robin Olds F-4 when I came upon this link. It sure brought back old times. I was pretty much stuck in the extinguisher shop due to a trick knee injury. I was there with Wally "A-Z" & Sgt Holloway. I remember a guy by the name of Tim who broke his leg on a motor cycle and was stuck in the call center. What a trip. Even though my stay was short I truely enjoyed the country. What ever came of the base before it was shut down. Just before I left the F-4's were replaced by the A10's. 3/21/01
  • Mike Brazzell (Ret):San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1975-1980, Missile Shops. Frequented the R&G a lot. I was also stationed at RAF Lakenheath, 1969-1973. I have a framed painting of Col Rudy Wacker climbing into an A-10, titled Rolling Thunder. I got this from a British friend and have tried to donate it to the AF Museum, but can't get anyone there to answer my phone calls, emails, or letters. I would like to donate this to a worthy spot. I've been told it used to hang in the RAF Bentwaters tower. Feel free to contact me. 9/03/05
  • Debbie Bredstrand: Walla Walla, WA. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-62. I'm the oldest "brat" of TSGT Richard N Fullen. My dad was an Air Traffic Controller there. I went to school on base from 60-62, 1st & 2nd grades, & our family lived off base near Wickham Market at a place called "Glevering Hall". If there are any AF personnel and/or dependents from this time or who may remember my family (mom/Phyllis, brothers/Bill & Al (twins) & Mark & the true brat/Beverly, born @ Bentwaters March 62) please contact me. 1/21/01
  • MSgt Jackie Bremmer: Phoenix, AZ. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1977-Oct 1981, 81st Supply. I would love to hear from any of my old friends from RAF Bentwaters. My husband Matt Bremmer (he was the 6'10" crew chief) was stationed there as well and I would like to hear from any of his friends too. 8/27/03
  • Sherry Brendel: Cheyenne, WY. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1985-Jul 1988, 81st SPS 'A' Flight. I'm wondering if anyone has any info about Dave Smith. we called him "Beav", lost track once everyone left. Had some great times. Also Ernie (Houston)or Jeanie Painter. Homepages. 9/04/01
  • Craig Brewster, Sgt: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1972-75, Supply Cook. Lived almost every day off duty at Gun CLub shooting skeet and bird hunting with locals. Does any one know of the civilian kitchen workers at RAF Woodbridge 02/20/06 & 07/07/06 I am in search of cooks that were at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge 1972-75. Also people active at Rod and Gun club. 06/09/06 Willowgrove, Pa. Food Services. 22/03/07
  • Robert Brewster: Navarre, FL. RAF Woodbridge, Aug 1985-88, 78th AMU. Looking for former Bush Masters. 6/10/01
  • Gary S Brieske: Kenosha Wisconsin. RAF Bentwaters, April 1961-65, 81st Supply Sq. I would love to contact anyone who I worked with at RAF Bentwaters, and anyone who new me. I married an Ipswich girl, Pat Burke, at St Pancras church in 1962, we have four children. I am now working as a civilian for the Department of the Army, in N Chicago, IL, Great Lakes Naval Station. I was also a civilian at RAF Bentwaters 1964-69, also RAF Upper Hayford and RAF Lakenheath. Left Bentwaters and sent to Klamath Fall, OR, Kingsley Field. Retired there in 1969. We enjoy your website so much, and thank you for so many memories. 7/17/03
  • Randolph 'Randy' Bright: Molena, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1964-Oct 1967, 81st FMS Engine/Flt line. Roomates were Larry Meggs, Larry Thomas and Randy Farrington. 05/04/07
  • Ty Brinker: Fernley, NV. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1985-Jul 1987, 78th AMU Crewchief. RAF Woodbridge was the "country club" and I enjoyed my time there. Would like to hear from those I was stationed with as I have lost contact with most everybody. What happened to Miles Kerr, Allen Caldwell, Jeff Correa, Ed Rolko, Aarne Kokk, Ed Varley and Ed Aroz. 6/22/02
  • Ron Britman: RAF Bentwaters, Feb 1981-Feb 1984, 81st Supply Sq. I worked at the warehouse as a Pick-Up and Delivery Driver. What I liked about this job was the freedom to be all over RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge rather than at a desk. I met many people on both bases. Some I remember like Johnny Greene, Terry Hogan, Lewis Thompson, Al Frix, Dale Marx, Jerry Britton, and who can forget Papa West. If anyone remembers me I would be glad to hear from you. 11/09/02
  • Paul Brochis: Illinois. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84, 92nd AMU. Rember the 92nd RATS. 01/08/04
  • Larry Brock New Windsor, Maryland. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1964-Mar 1967, 81st CSG, Finance & Acct. 02/06/08
  • Michael Brock Michigan. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1974, 81st Supply/POL. It was my first overseas assignment and I enjoyed it very much. I played on the basketball team and the softball team. One of my favorite assignments. 05/23/08
  • Stephan Brodsky: Coral Springs, FL. RAF Woodbridge, 1970-71, 67th ARRSQ. I was a Jolly Green (HH-3E) Crew Chief. My year spent at RAF Woodbridge I will never forget. They were some of the best times I had during my four years in the USAF. 6/10/01 Dec 1969-Nov 1970, 67th ARRSQ, HH-3E Crew Chief. 18/02/07
  • Carolyn Bromley: Westminster, Colorado. RAF Bentwaters, 1971-81. Thank you for revisting great memmories. 1971-19. 04/9/10
  • Steve Brooks Hickam AFB, HI. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1986-Dec 1992, 91st AMU and Wing QA. My wife, Tracy, and I still believe our 81st TFW tour was the best we've had yet. We still stay in touch with many from those days. Would love to hear from anyone we knew! 4/4/01
  • Stephen Broshar:: Kansas. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1976-Aug 1978, 81st SPS "D Flight". Reading these stories brings back a lot of memories, many of them melancholy. I remember I used to hate when the alert klaxon went off. We never knew how many hours we would be standing watch before we were relieved. If only I had been one of the guard dogs that only worked 8 hours no matter what. I ran into a guy from my hometown that was at RAF Woodbridge about 6 years after I left. He told me they had closed it. When I was there, the tab "B" shelters were being built. They were going to replace the F-4's with A-10's. I remember one night being on a SAT team and driving around when we got a radio call from the K-9 unit to meet him at one of the aircraft parking pads in the tapa. We arrived and asked where he was? He said "look up"! We looked up. It was cold out, so he opened the canopy on an F-4 and stuck his dog in the WSO seat and he clinbed in the pilot seat. After he closed the canopy he couldn't figure out how to open them from the inside. We about peed our utilitys we were laughing so hard. Just one of many stories that are coming back to me. 02/08/04
  • Berry Brown: Wildwood MO. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1981-Sep 1984, 81st EMS/AMMO. Would like to touch base with anyone stationed at the RAF Woodbridge "Bomb Dump". 11/22/03 I met a great gal named Sharon Driver. She was roughly 20 yrs old at the time. Can you help me find her? I'm sure she is married, or has been. But would love to catch up and find out how her life has gone. I met her in Ipswich and I remember she lived there at that time. I'll look forward to hearing from you with some good news. 7/19/04
  • Bob and Margaret Brown: New Jersey. RAF Woodbridge, 1962-Nov 1965, Fire Dept. 11/22/03
  • Bob Brown : Casper, Wyoming. Bushy Park RAF Station (just outside London), Dec 55-Apr-57, 1884 AACS I&M, 1893 AACS Instalation Sq. TDY most of the time for Tacan & Tvor equipment installations/checkouts various bases througout the UK. Was later transferred to Italy, then on to Greece. Over 40 years now. Any of you guys out there from Bushy Park? 8/5/00
  • Don Brown: Bethel, VT. RAF Sculthorpe, Aug 1955-Jul 1958, 85th Bomb Sq. Enjoy the site very much! Thanks for a great job. Early 1959, Brize Norton, SAC reflex, 90 days. Early 1960, Greenham Common, same duty. 14/10/06
  • Harvey L Brown: North Carolina. RAF Sculthorpe, 1959-61, 47th Field Maintance Sqd. Instrument Sho. Great Sight. Any one that was stationed at RAF Sculthorpe at this time, please get in touch. 9/09/01
  • Harvey N Brown Jr: Montgomery, Alabama . RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1969-Sep 1973, 381st MMS. Excellent site. Looking forward to hearing from any other members of the 381st MMS during that period. I was a 461 working in the Munitions Handling area. 12/26/01
  • Hoyet Lee Brown Jr: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Apr 1977-Apr 1980, 81st Transportation. We lived in base housing in the town of Woodbridge.My rank at that time was T/Sgt. 12/03/13
  • John C Brown Belt, MT. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1960-Aug 1961, 81st Comm Sq. Also at RAF Alconbury Aug 1961-Sep 1964 and RAF South Ruislip Jul 1966-Jan 1970. Worked at Martlesham Heath while at RAF Bentwaters. Married Janet Aylett of Ipswich in 1962, still married. 05/22/09
  • Ken Brown: Sandy Ridge, NC. RAF Alconbury, 1956-1958, Base Finance, 7560th Air Base Group. Married an Irish girl, Margo Hearns. Great site! I am searching for a Billy Welch. My last contact with him was late 60's and he was assigned to a base in California. 8/14/00 & 2/18/01
  • Shawna Brown: My fathers name is Allen Ball. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-90. I am looking for anyone who attended the Servicemen's center downtown. The pastor's name was Riley. 10/20/02
  • Steve Brown:. San Antonio, TX. RAF Bentwaters, May 1984-Dec 1988, 81st USAF Clinic, Dental Tech. Looking for Dr John Thomas, great man. Loved my time. Best memories ever, does anyone remember the big hurricane that blew down Rendelsham forest in one night? That was a scary storm. England was a great assignment. Hope to go back soon for a visit. Also looking for another Dental Tech, Rick from Atlanta. He married a British girl and they moved back to Atlanta, last I heard. Contact me if you know who I am talking about. He wanted to be a cop there in Atlanta, I think. 11/2/01
  • Bill Bryan, CMSgt (Ret): Lancaster, California. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1961-June 1965. My tour with the 79thTFS/FMS was memorable, alerts, TDY to Wheelus AFB, Libya, fog call, the pub and darts, etc. But most of all I will never forget the increased readiness status at the time of President Kennedy's assasination. Terrifying for a young man from Mississippi. Anyway, I married SACW Dilys Powell from RAF Bawdsee (across the bay from Flexistowe) and our daughter, Dixie, was born at RAF Bentwaters. Returned to England in the late 1970's but it was never the same as that first tour at RAF Woodbridge. Now retired in Southern California and all are welcome! Looking for the following people assigned to the AGE Section early 1960's. Bill Kuttler, Dusty Roberts, Richard Parker, David Lavesser, and Dale Bobo. Also, Larry Zordrager assigned to the Comm Sqn, RAF Woodbridge. Any information...please email me. 1/23/00
  • Christopher Bryan: Florida. RAF Bentwaters, Phase Dock. 06/07/10
  • James R Bryan Jr: McDonough GA. RAF Bentwaters, 1970-72, 81st [email protected] Sq, RAF Manston, 1951-55, 513 TFS. Married 1953 while Stationed at Manston RAF Station to June Marsh from Ramsgate. Have two daughters Susan and Karen. Also stationed Bitburg Ger. 1960-1965. Would like to hear from any old friends. Continue to enjoy this web site.. 2/5/02 & James R Bryan Jr: 10/31/02
  • Catherine (Buck) Morgan daughter of Fred E. Buck, Jr RAF Woodbridge, from 1950's. Visit her RAF Woodbridge Homepage.
  • Jack Buck: Dallas, TX. RAF Woodbridge, Jul 1975-Jul 1978, 67 ARRS, Loadmaster flying on C-130, Tech Controller at Martlesham Heath, Jul 1980-Jul 1984. I was manager of ROC Lounge. 8/15/01
  • SMS David G Budd: David Budds camera Pic's & Info submitted by son David. SMS Budd is deceased. Married Joan I Wood from Bermondsey. Was stationed in UK from Jul 1967-Jul 1971.
  • Paul Bukovnik: Peoria, AZ. RAF Woodbridge, 1976-77, 67 ARRS, Gun Shop. RAF Woodbridge was my first assignment out of tech school (462x0). Assigned to the Gun Shop working HH-53's was probably the best assignment I had in the 20 years I was in the Air Force. 11/22/03
  • Ron Bullock: Pataskala OH now Sierra Vista AZ. Most of my time in the UK (Nov 55-Jun 60) stationed just outside London at Bushy Park RAF Station, 1884 AACS I&M, 1893 AACS Instalation Sq, 2873RD GEEIA Sq. Great Duty, shame they closed it. I did spend some time TDY to both RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge installing radio equipment. The time I spent in the UK was one of the best times of my life. I also married an English girl from Kingston, Surrey (40 yrs now). I would like to hear from anyone who was at Bushy or anyone who would like to communicate. 7/6/00
  • Lori Buoen-Beyer: Duluth MN. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1980-1985, 81st SPS, Law Enforcement. I would love to hear from other Security or Law Enforcement people. I got out in 1983, but lived there until 1985. My children were born in Ipswich at Heathrow hospital. 11 Jan 2007 I am coming over to visit my best friend in Ipswich, who hasn't long to live. 18/02/07
  • Richard Burak: Vernon, NY (Utica). RAF Bentwaters, August 1963-April 1966. It was a great time. I kick myself for not spending more time "on the road" enjoying more of the sights. I did meet the girl who became my wife while there, although she was from Leeds, Yorkshire. A vivid memory was the time when I was on temporary duty from the intelligence unit to the post office for Christmas and this rather large tree fell over and cut the quonset in half. Luckily, one of the troops passing by saw the tree swaying down to the roots and warned us before it came down. The sorting rack was right there with three people sorting the days mail. 5/16/00
  • Peter L Burch: Maine. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Mar 1976-Mar 1978, 81st SPS. This was my first assignment in the AF and I really loved it. I was first on C Flight at RAF Woodbridge with MSgt Denoyer then A Flight with MSgt Rodriguez and MSgt Shimick. I later transferred to A Flight at RAF Bentwaters with MSgt Lombardo. I had some really great friends: Ray Stiers, Mike Feeney, Mike Ulrich and many others.I'm now a Major in the Army Reserve Nurse Corp and trying to go back to the Air Force Reserve to Retire. I have nothing but the best memories of my time at RAF Bentwaters and hope to hear from old friends. 11/08/04
  • Jonathan (Jon) Burchard: Perth Western Australia. RAF Woodbridge, Oct 1986-Jan 1990, 581st AGS 78th AMU. Served with a lot of people. Too many to name. Great Times, miss England. Will return one day. 07/23/11
  • Lt Col Franklin D Burdette (Retired): 119 Clifford Drive, Shalimar, FL 32579-1251. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69. 3/2/02
  • Bill Burger : Chicago, IL. RAF Bentwaters, 1957-Nov-1961, 81st Field Maintenance. Looking for Al Black MA, Charlie Amarosa NY, or anyone else from this squadron. 3/18/99
  • Pat Burger (nee Berry) : (Bill's Wife) Orland Park, IL. What a small world! Cannot believe I found this site and Maureen Jarrett. Spent our entire school years together at St.Helens and Christchurch Schools. I married an American from Bentwaters in 1960-still married-three children and six grandchildren (soon to be seven). Anyone else out there? 3/18/99
  • Robert & Jerry Ann Burket UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-80, 81st Security Police. My husband and are missionaries to the US Military in England. We have been since 1977. We started Faith Baptist Church that year. Would like for anyone who was stationed there and attended the church to email us. We are home on furlough now but will return, Lord willing May 2009 to Harrogate near Menwith Hill. 11/24/08
  • MSgt Alexander E Burleigh (Ret): Wappwallopen PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1984, 81st SPS. 3/17/01
  • LT Col (Ret Maj Gen) John J Burns: RAF Bentwaters, 1959-62, Squadron Commander for the 522nd and then 523rd or vice versa? Judi Burns, Fort Walton Beach area, Daughter of Gen Burns and wife Pat Burns. Those 3 years were some of the best times for this AF Brat, though I loved it all. Our military family was very close at RAF Bentwaters (as with all base locations) and we kept in touch with most. Dad passed in 2000 and Mom in 2008. I am thankful to my parents and to everyone in our military family for such a great life. You are all mighty special people! 09/19/13
  • Troy Burns: RAF Alconbury, May 1958-59. Turrett Gunner. We called it the BX, for base exchange, and what I mainly recall is that it had a snack bar (unless I'm completely off base) where my friends and I ate most of our meals. Because we always missed at least one meal when we flew, we convinced them to give all the single gunners separate rations. That mess hall was soooo bad, at RAF lconbury, that we seldom ever ate there after getting our ration money. We did have to eat at the mess hall when our crew was on alert. The entire crew would have to ride a bus to the mess hall and eat our meals there, then ride back to the lert area. On the other hand, the mess hall at RAF Hurlburt where we trained before going to RAF Alconbury was excellent. Bob Green adds: "Were any of you there when (I think it happened only one day) when they gave a real surprise at the mess hall; steak and beer! Yes, as a reward for the good job on the particular alert, if memory serves well. All member 'Scotty' the gal that worked in the mess hall? Troy is the first to recall 'Bloke' who was the Brit Civilian shuttle bus driver...in his chauffer cap. How about 'Kraut' the German who supposedly was a Nazi during the WW II?" 1/1/01
  • Ronald (Jarrett) Burrell:Aurora, CO. RAF Bentwaters. AGE Troop, 1961-65 and 1981-86. Married to Pam from Snape. Four daughters born from Rendlesham, Suffolk to Christchurch, New Zealand. Was he on ACTIVE DUTY or what? Known to jump fences at Wantisden Church AND get caught. What do you think???(See Maureen & Jims Page). Some names that come to mind from the early 1960's. Joe Koczan, Ed Land, Sergeant Ivy, Sergeant McRobbie, Don La Barre, David Morse, Willy Williams, Denis Howe, Peyton Perkins, TSgt Glen Ryan, MSgt Calder Robertson, Airman Corly who worked at the FMS Mailroom, TSgt Rodney Ritz, Art Waters, Jim Johnson from Tennessee, Carroll Vetzel, Benefield whose first name escapes me, Cecil Downing, and Jesse Spradlin. McRobbie and Ritz are not online but I do have their telephone numbers and snail mail addresses. (new) I am trying to contact a Patrick Kilpatrick who was at RAF Bentwaters, 1967-1970. Would be in his 70's in 2005. I know of a little lady who lives in the south of France who would dearly love to speak with you. I kid you not. She does speak perfect English. If anyone knew this Airman please email me. Very important that I contact at the earliest. Any help will be much appreciated. 11/07/05
  • James D Burris: Jacksonville NC. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1980-83, 81st SPS. Lot of good memories and times. Two sons born there and 1 is active duty now. Miss all of you that I served with. Take care and God Bless all of you. 9/02/04
  • Raymond L Burt Jonesboro,GA. home of "Gone with the wind". RAF Woodbridge Jan 57-Jan 60, Air Traffic Controller (GCA). Now retired from FAA.9/15/98
  • Raymond L Burt 1264-1 AACS. GCA (God's Chosen Airmen) air traffic control. 11/03/07
  • Ron Burtle: Quincy, Illinois, St. Louis area. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1982-Jun 1984, 81st SPS, Law Enforcement, 'C' Flight. Very good friends there, a couple of which I have found on your page. Your web site is a great idea! 8/18/00
  • Dave & Dawn Burton: Ramstein AFB, Germany. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1985-88, Transportation Squadron, Vehicle Mechanic. My wife saw your request on the Evening Star website. We lived on Woodbridge Rd in Ipswich. We've also been stationed at RAF Lakenheath, Jan 1991-95, and to the States twice. Did a year in Korea and now we're coming close to our third year at Ramstein. We're trying to get one last assignment back to the UK where I am going to retire and settle. Looking for a few friends I worked with here: Ed Cotrell (Saw your message, pls contact me). Also looking for Kent Livingston, Dana Dupouis, Jim Ritchie, "Uncle" Bob Reynolds, "Big-Bird" Scott Kirsch, Bill East, Chief Charleston, TSgt Ron Case, Sean Colberg (Still at Mildenhall?), or any of the other Special Purpose "Grease-Monkies". Would be great to hear from ya and maybe see ya at the reunion! 3/10/01
  • Harland P Burton, (Service Name) AF 12367508, S/Sgt: James H Burton, 12808 Lake Forest Way, La Mirada, CA 90638 & 401 Northrup Drive, Utica, NY 13502. Bentwaters RAF Sta, APO 755, Jun 1951-Nov 1954, 81st Maintenance Sq. We opened the base, closed since WWII. Never had any hot water at Site 9. Married Ursula Crooks in Ipswich Jun 1954, since deceased. Worked for P J Harding in the orderly room, LTC Claude Edwards was CO. Played football 1953 & 1954, Capt Don Green was coach, as well as Don Rime and some others. Still in contact with Dick Keane, Joe Garcia, Don Rime, Bob Merten, George Bloyer, and some others. Now married to a former schoolmate, all thru kindergarten and high school, Jean Horn. Visited base in 1989. 7/3/01
  • Don H Buss: Tulsa, OK. RAF Bentwaters, 1965-68, 92nd FTR Sq. I was the crew chief for F4C, tail number 901. 6/07/06
  • Daniel J 'Buzz' Bussiere, MSgt Ret: Las Vegas, Nevada. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1986-May 1991, 81st Transportation Squadron, Vehicle Maintenance and Combat Readiness. Worked in the old shop and the new one. Capt Pyryt was my commander and I was acting F/Sgt many times. 1/18/01
  • Juan Bustos: Wife Jacqueline Knott from Ipswich. Daughter Jo Anna Bustos from Ipswich. RAF Bentwaters 1971(Woodbridge School).
  • Mike 'Bigtoe' Buteau: Gold Hill, OR. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1960-Sep 1963, 81st A&E Maintenance Sqadron (Armament). Loaded Special weapons on F-101A/C models. Married one of the natives, Margaret Middleton, still married. I was looking through your pages and came across a reference relating to the types of F-101 Voodoos at RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge. As I recall there were no 'B' models, only 'A' & 'C' models. 11/28/01
  • James G 'Mike' Byrd Sr: 4776 Windsor Pr Rd, DeForest, WI 53532. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1955-Jun 1959, 79th Tac Ftg Sqd. My father, TSgt James R Byrd, was stationed there during this time. I was his oldest son. We lived at 1010-B Woodbridge Base. I was in 4th thru 7th grade. I played Little Leaque baseball with the Tigers team. I was also in Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 277. I am looking for some of the other children 'brats' that were there during this time. If I could get a listing of some of them I would appreciate it. My mothers name was Iris, from England, and my father married her there after the war in 1945. 12/8/01 I would like to be in contact with some of the Air Force brats that were in RAF Woodbridge/RAF Bentawters the same time that my father was stationed there. If anyone would have any information please contact me by e-mail or by phone 608.846.5032 anytime day or night. 7/20/02
  • Nolley O Byrd: Pascagoula,MS. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1960-Jul 1963, 81st AEMS. Was then an A1C, in Airborne Comm shop. Lived at 43 Crag Path, Aldeburgh, right on the North sea. Very enjoyable tour. Like to hear from other A&E troops there then. The old dragon is at Keesler now, as 81st Training Wing. 5/01/03