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  • Gilbert Gabriel: Newnan, GA. RAF Fairford, May 1957-Jul 1959, 3919th Air Base Sq. Had a great time. Enjoyed playing baseball and traveling to different base's. During the off season spent as much time as possible in London. Man was that ever the best of times. Just set up a reunion in New Orleans this coming Sep 9-12. Be happy to hear from anyone wanting to attend. 2/5/01
  • Kevin Gadsden: Found you site very intresting. I am a phone engineer, British Telecom, working on the base getting phone cables working again. A large company has brought the site and trying to turn it into a small airport and industrial site. We have taken over blg 40 near main gate to keep our stores in. I used to work on site when I first joined BT in 1989. Sad to see the site as a ghost town with the buildings empty and falling to bits. Some bldgs still have pictures painted on the walls of different aircraft like Phantoms & A10's The domestic site has been sold and plans are to demolish the Bowling Ally and McDonalds for another 500 houses! Old bunglows where commander lived have been sold. If I get a reply to this E-Mail, I will send more information to you. (Thanks Kevin for the update...Jim). 12/17/98
  • Margret Gage nee Scrivener: RAF Bentwaters. How many of you cute guys (Im still thinkng you all look the same as you did in the 60s) remember us lovely ladies that served you in the Snack Bar? I married Bobby Gage (1940-2002) we divorced in 1978 but remained friendly for sake of old love and our 5 kids and 5 grandkids. He would call me and say "Do you remember" and before he could say anymore, I would give him the name he was looking for. He often talked about TT Eardly, Washington; Charlie Whittmore, Vermont; Paul Kauffman, HH Carlton 3rd. Bobby worked in Flight Sims. Does anyone remember the guy who drove the big pink Caddy? He lived in Ipswich and drove his kids to school on Raeburn Rd, across from my house. His name was Jim? I beleive he worked Photo Lab? I have several photos of you guys Dusty Rhodes, Sal (Figmo) and others I cant put names to. I am looking forward to finding Irene, married to Alex Kitcey, Erie PA, early 60's. Marion, Audry (BX) Mrs Davis and Babs , who I last saw in Sacramento, CA, all of the old snackbar girls. Does anyone know if Holly ?, a GI, worked Fire Dept at RAF Bentwaters still lives in Ipswich? I last saw George Schyner, NY in Dover Delaware 1969. Wonder if he is still around? We used to be good friends. Sorry to see the devestation of Rendlesham Forest my GGrandfather was gameskeeper and tree foreman there at turn of the last century and planted a lot of those trees. He and his wife are buried at Hosley Church. Please if anyone would like to reach out to this lonely Limey, Email me or call me at 208.777.0708 and I will return all messages. 8/31/03
  • Tom 'Gator' Gaither: Fort Mitchell, KY. RAF Woodbridge, Dec 1962-Dec 1965, 79th, Weapon's loader. Greatest learning time of my life. Now an artist in Ludlow, KY. www.tomgaither.com. 03/3/10
  • Paul Gallagher: Massillon, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1981-84 & 1987-92. Best assignments I've had in almost 23 years! Currently stationed at RAF Lakenheath. Worked at the Clinic! Sad to drive down and see the base sitting empty! Lots of English friends. Just a wonderful community! 8/23/00
  • Barbara Gallo: New Zealand. RAF Bentwaters, May 1991-May 1993, 81st CRS. A lot of assignments at this base. Whoa! Just surfed onto this site some how! 9/02/04
  • Joe Garera: Northern Kentucky. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, May 1982-84. Worked at RAF Bentwaters Fire Department, lived on RAF Woodbridge. Really enjoyed the site. The best two years of my life. Made a lot of friends and had a lot of new experiences. Started my college career, played rugby for a year and enjoyed many rock and mountain climbing experiences. Love to hear from anyone that I may have any type of connection with. I'm now a firefighter at the Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport. 4/11/99
  • Stanley Gannon Buffalo, Missouri. RAF Bentwaters, 1966-68, 81st FMS Jet Shop. Just looking and thinking about the past. 11/03/07
  • Danny Garcia: Portland, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Jul 1979-Jul 1981, 81 EMS Missile Systems Maintenance. Worked in the Missile Shop on both bases. Lived in Felixstowe for the duration. Corniche Bar/Hotel DeNovo was the local pub! 11/08/04
  • Teresa Garnham: Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1970's. Just surfing the net found this by accident. Rememember Tracys, Running Buck, Bandbox, First Floor Club, all gone now. My very first boyfriend was American stationed at RAF Bentwaters Doug Truert. Does anyone know him? 09/18/07
  • Jerald Garrett: puyallup(?). RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1981-83, 81 Security Police Sq. 07/23/11
  • Carroll Garrison : Pearland, TX. RAF Woodbridge 1968-72. 78th crew chief on 65-721. Married Christine Pryke from Ipswich. Worked with J Gehrs, P Reese, L Miller, J Winninger, Ski, Trojan. Miss fish and chips and Ipswich Town football. Love to hear from any old Phantom Fixers. 5/21/99
  • David K Gartner: Preston, Minnesota. Great site to find. Will spend a lot of time in the future looking through it. 4/3/00
  • Jay Garver:. Seymour Johnson AFB. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1985-Aug 1988, 2164 Comm Sq, Air Traffic Controller for my first Air Force assigment. Looking for the Air Traffic gang, Andy Nedimovic (NC), Felix Davenport(DP), Barry Coleflesh (BC), Jeff West (XN) James Driggers(JD)or any other controller their at the at the time. 11/1/01
  • Edgar (TAFF) Charles Garwood: Monmouth. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1944-Dec 1945. Arrived at 33 Sqdn from 980 Sqdn via the Middle East. 1/31/01
  • Keith Gaunt: RAF Bentwaters. I have recently moved into what is now called Suffolk Drive. I understand that these houses were once occupied by some of the officers. In fact, when we first looked at the house there was some mail for a Colonel something. I have taken a keen interest in all things RAF Bentwaters/Rendlesham related but have a particular interest in seeing some photographs of the area we are now living in. E-Mail or contact me at: Mobile - 0860 330833; Pager - 01893 730759; (FAX) 01473 227884; or PP 2-02/Ph1, Bibb Way, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2EQ, email work - [email protected] 7/16/99
  • Patrick Gauthier: Stayton, OR. RAF Bentwaters, Apr 1974-Jul 1975, 81st AMS. 11/22/03
  • William 'Bill' Gayman: RAF Bentwaters, 1958-59, home: Oklahoma. I grew up in Ipswich and new quite a few people at RAF Bentwaters. Bill was one and I would like to know how life has treated him. The site is very good and I spend hours looking at it. Submitted by Elizabeth Montgomery. Thanks Maureen and Jim for the guestbook. We (Ron Burrell)also found Bill in Texas last Sunday (Jul 29, 2001). I spoke to him on the telephone. 7/22/01
  • Felica Geho Yakima WA. RAF Bentwaters. Oct 1989-Jun or Jul 1993. 02/06/08
  • Leo A Geis: Boise, Idaho. RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, Air Traffic Control. Lived in Felixstowe (18a Cobbold Road). Fantastic! Loved the UK! Lots of memories including the antics of MSgt Roberts, Major Ralph Wright, MSgt Steve Woodrum, SSgt Bennie J Wells, A1C Greg Labuda, TSgt. Ivan Barker, A1C Jeff Wells, SSgt Bill Mooney, SMSgt George Farnsworth, SMSgt Bill Ayers, A1C Chris Taylor...lived in Felixstowe as I did... from Los Angeles or thereabouts. Weatherpeople SSgts John and Paula Svitak,...memory getting fuzzier. A1C Ray Barron (Venice Beach) was my roomate in tech school (Keesler AFB) and was at RAF Alconbury during my stay at RAF Bentwaters. Still have an old weather report showing WOXOF (no visibility, fog that could be ladeled, no ceiling). Great website! Strangest memory: Being stationed centerfield at the TACAN with a wooden cane (to guard the NAVAID with...) during an alert. Wooden canes...your best bet against nuclear attack?8/31/00
  • Lt James Gent: RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Nov 1990, 81 TFW (dont know the unit). My dad was SSgt Jim Gent, a maintainer on the A-10s. Beyond that, I dont know. He retired at his next assignment a few years later. I spent 1st-4th grades on RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge. Lots of great memories of roaming the woods next to base houseing. Submitted by son Lt James Gent, Jr Tyndall AFB. 2/19/05
  • Thomas F Gentle :alias Gentile, Spook, Wop, Dego, BTO 3000 Hugo Rd, Conway, SC 29527. RAF Shepards Grove, Aug 1957-Aug 1959, 7519th Supt Sq. 14/10/06
  • Eric George: Titusville, PA. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1982-Nov 1984, 81st Supply Squadron, POL. During my time at RAF Bentwaters, I lived at No. 9 Gibbon Street, Ipswich, Worked during my off duty hours at the RAF Bentwaters Rod and Gun Club as the weekend sales clerk and at times as the bartender. Looking to find old friends. 2/19/05
  • Glenn George: Camden, Arkansas. RAF Bentwaters. My dad, Perry George, was stationed here from 1961-64. I was the seventh son of Perry and Faye George, born here on 7 Jun 1964, They had 8 kids, 5 boys & 3 girls. Last job was Head of Safety at Raytheon in Camden,Arkansas. Also was witness to first H-bomb after being on Eniwetok. 9/19/03 & 05/23/08
  • John George: Arkansas. RAF Woodbridge, 4 years?. Dependant. Faint memories of the Beatles, Arson, and Kindergarten. 11/22/03
  • Penny George (now)Robinson: Hello just found this page! My parent's were at RAF Bentwaters, 81st security police...SSGT Dorian George. Anyone remember him? My mum sold Avon all over the base and housing on Rendelsham. I was a cheerleader for the base team. Still in touch with a few people. Now living in Hawaii, husband active Navy. Ran into someone that used to be on the football team he was here visiting! Small world. Parent's are now in Dover Delaware (RET). My little sister, the cutest little cheerleader, is now 18 and just graduated. Drop a line if you know any of my family or me. I went to WHS class of 1987. I knew a guy called Tony Mendoza? nickname "Mongo" 10/28/99
  • Wayne George: Upper Heyford, Jan 1970-Apr 1973, Accounting & Finance and spent some time in the "cage" as cashier during the first part of my tour. Enjoyed scanning your web site while surfing for info on RAF Upper Heyford. Would love to hear from anyone who may have been at Heyford during that time, especially members of 20th BHS or 20th Support Group and most of all, my friends at Finance during that time. Heyford had GREAT football teams at time!!! Had a very special girlfriend at the time (American) while there and finally located her after 22 year search, she has since married, but we are good friends now (she only lives 150 miles away!). I've been back to Heyford in 93, 96 and 98 to visit English friends who live on farm next to Heyford. Hope to return next year. Glad to share info to anyone interested in Heyford then and now. Looking for web site like this for Heyford! 8/28/99
  • Gerald ???: Milwaukee, WI, Ret in Alabama. RAF Bentwaters, 1955-58, 81st SUPPRON. Would like to hear from anybody. 4/29/00
  • Lawrence Gerard-Lopez Tacoma, WA. RAF Woodbridge, 1975-77, I arrived at RAF Woodbridge Nov of 1975 and transfered 18 months later. 08/27/09
  • Mike Gherardini : Acworth, GA (originally from WI). RAF Bentwaters, 1977-79, 81st OMS Boy, have I been out of touch! Sad to learn RAF Bentwaters is closed. Worked on the inspection team on mostly the F-4D. Left there just after we started bringing in the A-10's. Been trying to find an old friend that was there with me: Mickey Bret Prosser. Heard that he had re-enlisted and gone back to England and gotten married. Would also love to find an 81st OMS patch (the yellow diamond)as a thief stole all of mine in a home invasion. 5/12/99
  • David Gibbs: Birmingham, AL. RAF Bentwaters, 1956-59, Dependent, 7th thru 9th Grades. 1/31/03
  • Lloyd Gieg: Vacaville, CA. RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1969-Feb 1973. Weapons Loader/Social Actions. 8/10/02
  • Rodney E Giese: Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154. RAF Bentwaters, RAF Shepherds Grove, RAF Manston, 1954-59, 92nd Ftr Bomber Sqd. Ran the gauntlet with the 92nd. Crew chief, tail #800. Drove black and white 1957 Metropolitan. Bought Nash Rambler from Captain Daddy O. 5/08/02
  • Clark Gilbert: RAF Lakenheath, 1982-84. CRS Sq. Really miss the UK especially the ritzy Ronnells, Jennings Arms, and a place called Samanthas in London. Sometimes I will put on my 80's compilation CD, open a warm Guinness and think back. What a great time. Anyone wishing to share similar experiences during that time please email me. Also looking for Dave Anderson (crew chief), Lavetta Wynn (atc), Jose (tito), George (ma) and Bob Doty (crew chief). 9/11/99
  • Jeff Gilbert: RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, 81st SPS Just looking for old friends and such. Loved the area and have lots of pictures. 1/25/99
  • Willaim H Gilbert: West Columbia, SC. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1951-Jul 1955, 81st Maintance Sq & Hq M&S Gp. 6/27/01
  • Paul Gildernew: RAF Bentwaters, Early 60's, (Control Tower) (Pittsburg, PA) Deceased around 1985, Leukemia, Left wife and 2 children. Submitted by brother...Edward P Gildernew Sr.
  • Jerry Gill : Ohio. RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1988-92, 78th AMU. Me and my mates had a band, Steele Justice, anyone remember? Terry Bailey, JB Budd, Jimmy McClain, Rob and Bobby, what a bunch of misfits we were. Anyone who remembers any of the parties and decent (or indecent) times drop me a line. 6/1/99
  • Jim Gillan: Holden, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1958-Dec 1961, 91st TFS. 6/17/01
  • Bill Gillespie: Lake Tahoe, Nevada side. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1968-Sep 1969, 79th TFS. I was one of the intel guys. 1/18/02
  • Terry Gilman A1C: 1974-75. 81st FMS, F-4Ds. 01/28/11
  • Ron Gimbi: White Haven, PA. I'm loking for people who remember us at the 603rd. Comm. Sq. detachment sent down from RAF Station Sculthorpe. I was there from 1954-56. Any news would be appreciated. 4/12/00
  • Jack Gladd: RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge 1983-89, 81st Security Police Squadron. It was by far the best assignment I have ever had. My wife Michelle is from Chantry Estate, Ipswich. We plan to retire back there in 2 years, July, 2002. Always looking to meet people from the twin bases. Its a shame its gone. 7/1/00
  • Marty Gladden: Columbia SC. RAF Woodbridge, 1965-67, 79th Field Maint, Sheet Metal. Started out at RAF Wethersfield, 1964 and transferred to RAF Woodbridge. Worked on F-100's and now work on F-16's with the SC Air National Guard. I had a great time in England and hope to return some day. Would like to hear from you. 8/15/01
  • MSgt Robert Glass USAF Ret: Carson City, NV, RAF Bentwaters, 1970-73, 81st SPS Orderly Room, later the 92nd TFS. I left the service in 1973. Later rejoined as a security policeman and was stationed at RAF Upper Heyford, 1976-1980. I retired from Travis AFB, 1991. Reviewing this website has brought back memories and old names. I worked with MSgt Carney, MSgt Fuglesang, Wayne Cadman, TSgt Paul Turner, and George Albert Washington Jr. 06/07/06
  • Charles Glasscock: RAF Sculthorpe, 1961-62. Still in contact with Joe Strickland, Billy Blythe, Gary Gregor. I would love to hear from some of my old buddies. 1/8/01
  • Kevin Glassner: Tallahassee, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1982-84, Fire Dept. 10/24/03
  • Christine Glenn (maiden name Godfrey): Dallas, TX & Ipswich, Suffolk, England. I spend half my work-day reading your pages. I am originally from Ipswich, went to Smart Street Primary School, Christchurch Girls School and then Tower Ramparts Secondary Modern. I married David Glenn (now deceased), from Tyler Texas, in 1970 and have been in the Dallas area ever since. I try to go home at least every two years. Last time (November 99) I took my son and daughter with me and they loved England but not the food. I am from a large family, 12 children, and most of them are still in Ipswich. I worked at the Burstall Hotel, anyone remember that place? I also worked in the cashiers cage at the Airmen's Club from 1967-1970. I was single, a lot thinner and had a great time. I often think I would like to go back to the sixties just to see if they really were as good as I remember them being. 3/17/00
  • S/Sgt Gary Goldenbaum (Goldy): Trenton NJ. RAF Woodbridge, 79th TFS, 1967-69. Trying to find out if there is a reunion for that time period. Would you know of anyone from that era that worked on F-100 's then F-111's? Please contact me. Just trying to see if any of the old Partyers are still around? 3/28/99
  • Vernon Glenn: Akron, Ohio. RAF Bentwaters, 1959-61, RAF Woodbridge, 1961-63, Munitions Section of Supply Squadron. Had a good time when stationed at the bases. Married a girl from Felixstowe and had two kids. 2/14/02
  • Clyde Goforth: RAF Woodbridge, Jan 1976-Mar 1977, 81st CES, Fire Dept. 5/27/01
  • George I & Kathy Godwin: Virginia Beach, VA . RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge April 1966-March 1970. Firefighter at both installations, mostly Bentwater Fire Prevention. Great site! Have seen a few names I remembered. We were also at RAF Mildenhall 1973-1981 then on to Grand Forks AFB until I retired in 1984.10/4/98
  • Te Gilman: RAF Bentwaters, 1974-75, 81st FMS. 2/6/01
  • Earl Goodin Orange Park FL. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1963-Sep 1966, 81st FMS. Wow! What a wonderful site. Thank you for the memories. I also worked with Dynaelctron Corp from 1968-70. If anyone remembers the good times, I would love to here from you. Currrently living in FL and retired from the Dept of Defense. I'm looking for anyone who knew the Barry family that lived in Ipswich at Bourne Hill. The daughter is Sue, she has a son Carl Moss, brother John. If anyone knows where she is located please e-mail me. I just want to see how she is doing. While stationed at RAF Bentwaters, another memorable friend was Alex Trumpeter (British Civilian) that worked in the sheet metal shop. I saw a picture of him and friends at the old sheet metal shop. It seemed to be a few years after the base closed. I would love to know how he is getting on. Another family is Mike and Pat Mower (sp), he owned a scaffolding business in Ipswich. Any help is much appreciated and thank you for a wonderful site. I have such wonderful memories of the people I met while there and the places visited. Thank you all for making my experience in the UK so enjoyable. Best Regards to all. 05/22/09
  • Tina Godfrey Delaware. RAF Bentwaters, 1979-82, 81st CSG. Worked Operations & Training (at the Tower) was 19 when I got to RAF Bentwaters. 01/02/09
  • Raymond Goff Charlotte, NC. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1984-Sep 1986, 67th ARRS. Best time I ever had in the USAF and of course it was the best squadron on the twin bases. Anyone from the 67th remember the big big fun parties. 02/10/09
  • 'Bob (?)' Goins: RAF Bentwaters, 1970-1974. I am looking for an American family, RAF Bentwaters, between 1970-74, not sure of exact year. There names are Willma Goins and her husband Bob Goins. There children are Patty Goins and Cary Goins. If anyone has any news of them please contact me. They lived in a village called Great Blakenham on a farm. Submitted by Patricia Ann Hodgins nee Vale. 9/21/01
  • Jackie L 'Tony' Golden: Kansas City, MO. Shepards Grove, 1956-57, Woodbridge 58-59, 78th FBS 56-59, Best @#%$! outfit I was assigned to in my 22 years in the Air Force. 05/04/07
  • Desiree Gonzalez: Washington State. RAF Bentwaters, Jan 1991. Just looking. 7/16/06
  • Luisa Gonzalez: RAF Upper Heyford, 1979-82 and Germany, 1988-91. Made lots of friends and good memories. Lost contacts with some due to base closures during Desert Storm. Everyone was sent to differnt places. 6/21/99
  • Martha Gonzales: Boise, Idaho. RAF Bentwaters, 1986-89, Communications Sq. Love to hear from anybody I used to hang out with. 11/08/04
  • Kevin N. Good: I live just north of Annapolis, MD. My family, Kenneth F Good (Ground Safety Officer, RAF Bentwaters) civilian stationed there from June 1970-December 1971. We transfered in from RAF Wethersfield, 1967-70 when it closed. My mother Virginia R Good was a substitute teacher at the Junior High, Woodbridge. I was in 8th and 9th grade in the Junior High, Woodbridge. We lived in the Officers section across from the BOQ. Neighbors of ours were: Col Kramer, Major Larson, Major Springer, Capt Bain. The Bains now live in No. Virginia and their daughters Jamie and Dara are grown. 3/23/99
  • Roy Clifford Gooden: Ipswich Suffolk United Kingdom. Nice Web Page. My Stepson lives in old RAF Bentwaters Married Quarters. It's a shame they won't allow its use as an Airport! I,m ex RAF and hate to see good facilities wasted! Woodbridge Married Quarters are used by the British Army Air Corps. 7/2/00
  • Ed Goodhue: Del City, Oklahoma (near Oklahoma City). You two must be at least two hundred years old-terrific site. I surfed in from RAF Station Sculthorpe's main page, having been stationed there and at RAF Wethersfield. I'm new at this web site stuff, but am learning fast. I think your's has to be the biggest-way beyond my possibilities. Will bookmark this site and come back often, to explore each address. Thanks again for a terrific trip, Tah! Ed's Homepage 1/12/00
  • Earl J Goodin: Orange Park, FL. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1963-Oct 1966, 81st TFW FMS Sheet Metal Shop . Currently I looking for an old friend, her name is/was Patrica Ann Jane Brown. If anyone has any information about her I would love to receive it. The last contact I had with her was 1984. She worked at the NCO Club around 1968. 9/28/05
    Also 1968-70. Thank you for this wonderful site. I am trying to locate Tom Orlando, he was stationed at RAF Woodbridge 1964-65 and worked in the Control Tower. If anyone has a current e-mail or address would you please send the information to me. His daughter is trying to find him. I believe he was from the Boston, MA area. 02/10/06
    I'm retired from the Dept of Defense. I want to thank Fred Dreskin for his help with locating Pat Brown. She has ask me to help find Tom Orlando, he worked in the Control Tower at RAF Woodbridge during the mid 1960's. Tom's daughter is trying to find him and she lives in Ipswich. Additionally. I want to find a friend from the 60's also. Her name was Sue Moss (Barry was her maiden name). I remember her son was named Carl and his father was Msgt Moss who worked in Maintenance Control during the early 1960's. Anyone that could help in my endeavor can contact me. The time spent in the UK was so wonderful and the memories still fresh in my mind. I also worked as a Civilian Contractor from 1968-70 at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Alconbury with a company named Dynalectron Corp, someone may remember me, I drove a Blue 1969 E-Type Jaguar. 6/07/06 & 06/09/06 Earl Goodin Florida. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, Sep 1963-66 & Aug 1968-Jan 1970, 81st FMS. Wow! What a wonderful site, thank you for the memories. I also worked with a company on base called Dynaelctron Corp from 1968-70. If anyone remembers the good times,, I would love to here from you. Currrently retired from the Dept of Defense. I'm looking for anyone who knew the Barry family that lived at Bourne Hill. The daughter is named Sue, she has a son named Carl Moss, brother named John. If anyone knows where she is located please e-mail me. I just want to see how she is doing. While stationed at RAF Bentwaters, another memorable friend was Alex Trumpeter ( British Civilian) that worked in the sheet metal shop. I saw a picture of him and friends at the old sheet metal shop. It seemed to be a few years after the base closed. I would love to know how he is getting on. Another family is Mike and Pat Mower (spelling), he owned a scaffolding business in Ipswich. Any help is much appreciated and thank you for a wonderful site. I have such wonderful memories of the people I met while there and the places visited. Thank you all for making my experience in the UK so enjoyable. 11/03/07 Ray Goosman: E. Sandwich, MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1962-64, worked at Martlesham Heath. I was delighted to see your web link, and I wonder if anyone out there remembers me. I was in the Communications Squadron. 8/25/99 Wonderful site! Wonderful experiences at RAF Bentwaters. Made many friends there. Remember the Voodoo crash into the GCA van. Was there for the Dusty Springfield concert at the Airman's Club. Memories! 9/12/99
  • Edward Gootee: Prattville AL. Enjoyed reading comments from a lot of the folks on your Names from the Past Pages. 2/15/99
  • Carl W Gopfert: Worcester, MA 01605. RAF Wethersfield,Aug 1961-Oct 1962. Lived in the WWII Nissen hut area known as site 8. Ran with an infamous group known as the 'Black Plague'. Would like to make contact with any of the old group. Carl is a former Leominster High School classmate of mine... Jim. 2/22/03
  • Larry Gordon: Layton, UT. RAF Bentwaters 1967-70, 81st Supply Research. Loved every minute of my tour at RAF Bentwaters especially my 1967 Mini Cooper. Lived in the dorms and off-base Aldeburgh. As a single guy, I loved the Cross Keys in Aldeburgh, Running Buck in Ipswich and Douglas House in London. A box of King Edwards would assure a fun time in London. Glad I got the wild oats out in the UK as an A1C. I'm looking for the following supply guys stationed with me at Bentwaters in supply: Jim Griffin, Arkansas; Larry Karry, Kentucky; Donald Stubbs, CA; Thomas Countiss, WV; and John Miller. Thanks for any help. 1/8/00
  • Adrien Gorham: Leiston, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1982-Feb 1987, NCO Open Mess. Had some brilliant times working as a cook at RAF Bentwaters All Ranks Club. Met some great people, where are you all? It's very sad to see the state of the place now, what a waste. Love to hear from old friends co-workers. 11/19/02 Would like to contact Lisa and Clay Powell, Donna Sachs, Duane Finch, Steve Button, Dave Bryan. 03/28/04
  • Brent Gosteli: CIA, Flanagan, Illiois. RAF Woodbridge July 1977, 81st Security Police Sq.
  • Daniel Gothe TSgt: Pittsburgh,PA. RAF Woodbridge, Jun 1984-Sep 1986, 67th ARRS, Engine Mechanic, C-130 aircraft and HH53 helicopters. I am now currently in the Air Force Resrves. 01/13/04
  • Bernie Gourley Atlanta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1988-Nov 1990, 81st SPS. I worked nights as a gate guard, patrolman, and sometimes on security for two years. I was new to the military and arrived as an airman and left as A1C or SRA. It was some good times, but also about the oddest place I've ever lived. All of the ghost stories (e.g. "East End Charlie" and "Flashlight Freddie" - the latter alledgely frequenting the munitions area (probably a anti-nuke person who didn't get the memo that those things were long gone by my day.))and the UFO talk. 10/19/08
  • Norman L Graff : RAF Bentwaters, 1971-74, 81st SPS on the flight line around all those screamin' Phantoms and on the base at the Airmen's & NCO Club around all those screamin' drunks. There were some cold and boring days out there, but the best friends in the world. Most especially, a hello to Jon, Tom, Dennis, Jesse & Dave. 5/31/99
  • Stephen J. Grah: or E-Mail Dubois, Wyoming. RAF Bentwaters, Nov 1986-Nov 1988, 81st EMS. Looking for fellow 461x0's who worked the bomb-dump at RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, 1986-88 who might remember a skinny, barrack's-rat (lush), motorcycle-nut from New Jersey who never really did anything wrong, but yet never seemed to quite "fit-in" with the enlisted crowd. I'm doing ok these days. Have since gone from scrapin' footpegs to chasin cow's in the high mountains of Wyoming, where at last I have found "peace" of mind, and a place where I can finally be myself. Wondering what any of you out there might be doing with yourselves. 7/11/01 Lived in barracks at Woodbridge. All I had was a little 400cc Yamaha to get me back & forth. Never could really trust the cab drivers to get me to work on time (Darn that black-ice!). But, those two years were the best 'formative' years of my young life. I really miss the place, and especially the riding lessons I took every Sunday morning at 'Poplar Park Equestrian Stables' for 10 pound per hour, until Dave finally managed to tear me away from his wife (head Dressage instructor) and started teaching me the basics of Western 'cowmanship' and let me out on some of the extended trail-rides through the lovely countryside. Funny though, looking back on it, I'll always remember having an 'eerie feeling' about the area located several hundred yards behind the rear (east ?) gate of Raf Woodbridge. It was not until years later, back here in the states, that I'd seen a program about a strange 'happening' back there. Anyways, I'm a full-time 'stockman' now, out here in what little still remains of the 'Wild West'. Virtually all of my time & energies are focused purely on working livestock (cattle) It certainly does'nt pay very well but it makes me feel good to do it. Calving season is upon us once again, so I'm pretty busy, but not too busy to take a look back on where it all began for me. 1/20/03
  • Chris L Gray: Monticello, AR 71657-0513. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-86, 81st Trans. Made Master Sergeant in '84 and didn't do well because of undiagnosed Crohn's Disease with which I have been disabled since '95, shortly after graduating college. Loved living in Framlingham and wish I could have retired there in '89. Wonderful 'Village' and people. Enjoyed working for and with everyone on RAF Bentwaters Industrial side, even Dave the Civilian Dispatcher, ha. All-in-all, more good memories than bad. 1/30/05
  • Jimmy Gray: Laurel, MS. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1969-Nov 1972. 91st TFS, crew chief on F4C Phantoms. Finding this website brought back many great memories of my years in England. TDY's to Aviano and weekend trips to London quickly come to mind. Some of the older guys I was lucky enough to learn from were: Sgt's Ed McGinty, Jimmy Trial, Pete Gandara, Steven Von Bampus and Robert Nelms. A few of the good men I worked with were: Tom Blickenstaff, Rod Miller, Larry Kaspereen, Jacque Dextradeur(saved my life,literally), Grendale Satterfield, Mike Rowlee, Larry Hamada and many, many others! Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me from such a long time ago! 05/04/07 & 06/13/07
  • Bob Green: Whitehall, PA. RAF Alconbury, 1959-62, 10th TAC Recon Wing, Airborne Radar Repair and thoroughly enjoyed England. Great site, Jim. Nice presentation of all the pages! Reliving the good old days... plus family pages, humor, the whole gamut! and thoroughly enjoyed England. There are so many ol' GIs out there... they are missing a lot if they don't surf onto GI sites, especially like yours. 8/22/00 For anyone who served at RAF Alconbury, Bruntingthorpe, Chelveston or Molesworth, you are invited to the RAF Alconbury website. Email me stating with which base you were associated, when you were there, the your squadron, and any other brief information for details about your association with your base(s).02/20/10
  • Gill Green: Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK. RAF Bentwaters, 1958-63. 81st TFW. Please help me look for SSgt Richard 'Robbie' Robinson, age now about 73. Lived at 5 Cavendish Road Felixstowe, married to Lois. Best friend Wilson and wife Peggy. 9/01/02
  • Harvey Green : New Jersey. RAF Bentwaters, 1983-87, 81 EMS. Hey, if any one remembers me get in touch with me or my wife Sharon from Ipswich. 06/13/07
  • Irv Green: RAF Bentwaters, April 1964-April 1967, 81st TFW Air Police "K9". I was 17 years old when I arrived and had the greatest time imagineable. 2/20/99
  • Bill Greenberg Luton, Bedfordshire UK. RAF Bentwaters, Oct 1980-May 1986, 81st Supply Sq. I stumbled on this page quite by accident, wow, what a lot of memories! I'd love to hear from anyone who knew me "back in the day". 01/02/09
  • Susan Greene: Live in Texas, Born in England. Hello, Your site had a picture of the Rainbow Pub. Do you have one? (Lost pic when PC crashed...does anyone have one? Jim)If you do I would really love to see it. Thank you. Susan, former Air Force Brat. Dad was in the 79th, England, middle and late 50's. 2/12/00
  • Jim Greer: Jacksonville, NC. RAF Bentwaters, Aug 1974-76. 81st Clinic. Looking for any of the Docs or Corpsmen from that time period. 1/25/03
  • Chantel Greider : Pittsburgh, PA. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-93. My father was in the 81st Security Police Sq. When I was at RAF Bentwaters, it was the best time of my life. If anyone knows of the following people please let me know. Antione Banks and Roderick Millbrooks. 3/19/99
  • Carol & John Gregg: Oceanside, CA RAF Bentwaters, 1962-66, 92nd TFS . Ex-husband, John Gregg, was F-101 pilot then F-4C. Worst winter in 200 years. 101's taxied the runway to clear snow. Spent 2 months at the NCO transition "estate", then moved into a house in Grundisburgh and nearly froze. Heated the 9-room house with coal in the fireplaces and a kerosene space heater brought from the ZI; heated hot water with a coal stove. Having married a farmer, I taught a lot of wives how to build a fire (also thanks to Girls Scouts). Even so, windows were frozen on the inside, pipes froze. God, what an experience! After 1 1/2 years we moved into base housing at RAF Woodbridge (read central heat and a shower!). Many good times. Remember Purple Jesus? All the TDYs to Libya? Good thing we had a strong wives' support group. Lots of dinners at the RAF Woodbridge OC. Son #2 was largest baby ever born at RAF Bentwaters, 2/13/66. Older son was run over by the greengrocer, with minimal injuries. I'd love to get in touch with old friends: Dave and Peggy Moore (78th), Ron and Betsy Allan (91st). So many squadron mates lost in Viet Nam and so many, thankfully, came back. This is a great site. Thank you. 2/3/01
  • Andy Gregoire RI. RAF Woodbridge, Feb 1987-Feb 1989, 81st SPS. I had the best time of my life there. Made some awesome friends, and remember the storm that took out Rendlesham Forest. 01/17/08
  • Fred W Gregory (Ret): Salisbury, NC 28146. RAF Bentwaters, 1959-62, SSgt in Commercial Trans. Seeing the Quanset (Nissen) Huts sure brought back memories. My wife June and I lived with our two sons in Thorpness for the first 6 months and then resided in Kesgrave for the remainder of our tour. I loved my job and worked for Capt Bumgardner. We met many wonderful people as we were active in Bowling and the NCO Club where I called BINGO with SSgt Bob Fonseca. We held a 30 year reunion with friends we made in England and continue to communicate. Living in and around RAF Bentwaters was just like a "Little America". We made so many English friends as well and cherish the wonderful memories from our tour there. Would love to be in touch with anyone who remembers me. 5/26/03
  • Mack A Griffin Albuquerque, NM. RAF Woodbridge, Nov 1961-64, 81st Security Police. 11/24/08
  • Mark Griffin: Anchorage, AK (via Birmingham, AL. RAF Bentwaters, Dec 1980-Dec 1982, 510 AMB. I was a Crew Chief (79-0158) at the 510 AMB, Dorm 758, Room 3. I didn't know it at the time, but those were 2 of the best years of my life. 01/28/11
  • Phillip T Griffin (Ret): RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1977-79, Red Section, Maintaining F-4D's. Lived at RAF Woodbridge. My jet was tail #778. My Flight Chief was MSgt Day. I was a young buck sergeant back then full of piss and vinegar having the time of my life. 12/16/11
  • Sean GriffinWall Township New Jersey, Current: Browns Mills New Jersey, RAF Bentwaters, 1986-88, Transportation Squadron, Air Freight. Buddies Rodney Mayo, David Manwaring, Wayne Reed , Sheila Bowels, Phone number 6093542416. 03/12/15
  • Bruce Griffiths: Bangor, Maine. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1974-Jun 1977, 2164th Comm Sq, Air Traffic Controller at Tower. Would like to hear from anyone that was there at the time. I am now an Air Traffic Controller in Bangor, Maine. 1/6/01 Bruce Griffiths: Eddington, ME. Looking for any Air Traffic Controllers from that era. Visited RAF Bentwaters in 1992 just before it closed, too bad. 05/04/07
  • Michael D Grissom: 105-2D Brampton Lane, Cary, NC 275134, 919.469.3292. RAF Sculthorpe, 1956-59. My father, Ted L Grissom 84th during those years. Although I was only 8 years old at the time, I remember that B45 crash like it was yesterday. I only saw Maj DiSalvo a couple of times, before the accident, with my Dad at the officers club. I�ve always wondered what caused the crash. My dad was the one who installed those TV�s in the Officers Club. You may have known my mom Lynn Grissom. I am son #2 with Teddy, David, Steven and, Bonnie. We lived in a base duplex with Maj Frank Haag, and about one block from Col Reginald Clizbe, Col Glover, & Maj Houpt. I talked with Col Clizbe (ret Maj Gen) a few months back and he�s in good health. While there, a teen club was opened on the base. Within the first week or two I met another 8 year old that only told me her name was Blonka or Blonke. I never knew if that was her first or last name but have been trying to find her ever since. I only knew her for 10 minutes before she climbed in the back of a truck with her troop of Brownies (or Girl Scouts). We shipped out to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH shortly after. Mom said that her father was a non-com and could never remember his last name. She also said that Blonkes mom frequented the womens club but that�s all she could remember. I remember she had a dark complexion as if one of her parents were from India. Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have the yearbook in which that B45 crash was mentioned. (Jane Mansfield was my first kiss! remember that?) 10/24/02
  • William Grommes Albuquerque, NM. RAF Woodbridge/ Bentwaters Fire Department, in UK from 1962-1982 on and off. Submitted by daughter Donna Grommes. Dad married, my mother Pat, from Colchester, England, where I was born and raised. Dad coached Little League, football and baseball for some years. I have a brother Scott. If you remember my dad, I would like to hear from you.1/2/99
  • Randall Groombridge: Fort Worth, TX. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, JUl 1972-Jul 1974, 81st Security Police Sq, Law Enforcement. My first assignment in the USAF and could not have picked a better base. Remember the fuel crunch of 1973 when the base mixed JP-4 with the gasoline so that our vehicles could stay running & the F4s flew to Germany to top up their tanks. 10/24/05
  • Kenneth Gross: White Plains, NY. RAF Welford, 1982-85, 7551st ASUPS (Ammunition Supply Sq). Those three years in the UK were some of the greatest in my life. Been back a few times since (as a civilian) and know that somehow, someway I'm going to find a way to move there! Lived in Hungerford, Berks, near Newbury. Local was the "Tally Ho", but frequented the "Clocktower" & "White House" in Newbury & the "Blue Boar" in Wantage. Would love to hear from anyone who was stationed at RAF Welford, Greenham Common or anywhere else in the UK. RAF Welford (largest munitions dump in Europe, 2nd largest in world) has now reverted to MOD control and is manned by a skeleton crew. Greenham Common is a virtual ghost town, having been converted into an industrial park, some small businesses, but otherwise falling apart. Such a shame, after all the money that was poured in just a few years earlier w/the GLCM's. Too many memories to list here... Can recommend great B&B's for those contemplating a visit - especially in the Cotswolds. Cheers to all who share my fond memories of duty in the UK. Great site! Thanks 2/4/99
  • Jim Groves(Grove): RAF Bentwaters, late 1950's until spring 1960. Trying to locate an old friend of the family. About 20 years old, from what I can remember he originated from the Denver, Colorado area. If anyone was stationed their at the same time and can remember him, I would be very grateful for any information. Submitted by Mark Lawrence. 8/25/00
  • John Grupp: Willits,CA. RAF Bentwaters, 1968-72, 81st Tac. 6/22/04
  • Joseph S Gruzinski: Baltimore, MD. RAF Station Woodbridge, 79th, l952-55. Found your Site from Linn Barringer's site. I was looking for a June Hicks of Norwich Road in Ipswich. I do not know her married name. Our aquaintance first started in 1953-55. Yearly we have a reunion for the personal who served those years. In the year 2000 we will have our reunion, on Sep 14,15,16, located between Baltimore, MD and Washinton D.C. If any former Airman from the 79th wishes to attend; they may reach me by E-Mail. 11/17/99
  • George Gucinski: Renton, WA. RAF Bentwaters, Jun 1967-Apr 1970, 81st TFW HDQRS. Any 81st TFW HDQS troops feel free to send email. Share some memories. 09/06/06
  • Malcolm (Buddy) Guidry RAF Bentwaters Aug 1989-Nov 92, 81 EMS. I lived on the Bentwaters side in the EMS dorms. I'm just wondering if there's anyone out there I could contact and catch up on old times with. I was friends with a guy named Art, who used to cut hair at the BX (African American), as well as a girl named Lisa Upson from Chelmsford (beautiful blonde with blue eyes). I'd like to know what happened to them. I was also friends with Dave Altmyer, Keith Gaskin, Jon Burnett, Fred Schultz, Fred Dumaplin, Cliff Ocampo, list goes on. The best memories of my life involve my time in England. Thanks for reading.10/2/98
  • Ray Guillory Lawrenceville, GA. RAF Bentwaters, Mar 1976-79, 81st Security Police. Loved every minute of assignment there. Hated to leave and go back to US. Lived in Quonset Huts (Tin City)outside Bentwaters. Would love to re-connect with Patricia Brown (Mom to Heidi and Samantha [Sam]), and Psychiatric Nurse Getta Brown (Carlton's mom). Also, would appreciate any help locating Guy Walker, Marion (Tony) Marshall, and Larry Osborne. 11/24/08
  • Raymond Guimont: Andover Minnesota. RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge, 1966-69, RAF Woodbridge, Transportation Sq with a SMSgt Clarken and Joe Hale. At RAF Bentwaters, Age Shop. Enjoyed going on trip down memory lane. I also married a girl from Ipswich. Been married for 31 years. 10/23/99
  • Steve R Gunderson: Neenah WI. RAF Bentwaters, 1966-69, 91st TFS weapons crew on F4C and F4D's. Have a lot of memories. Have lost contact with virtually everyone there at that time. Will check in more often now that I found site. Thanks. 5/19/00
  • Sharon A & William H Gunter: 413 Streamview Lane, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Daughter Margo D A. RAF Bentwaters, 1987-93, at time of close. During this time our daughter lost many of the her friends. One of these was a Stephanie Martin who's family was one of the last to PCS as well (parents John & Sandy). We lost contact with them and would very much like to reunite the girls. Margo and Stephanie are graduating high school this year and what a terrific summer trip it would be for them to visit. 5/20/01
  • Paul Gurak Atlanta, GA. RAF Woodbridge, 1986-88, 67 Arrs. I was a pneudraulic technician supporting the HH-53 and C-130 aircraft. My wife worked at RAF Bentwaters, she was AirForce also. I had some great and not so great times while stationed there. Me and my wife lived off base, Ipswitch first then Framlingham. I loved working on the aircraft, and the English beer. Anyone remembering me drop me a line. 10/19/08
  • Michael Guy: Las Vegas, NV. RAF Bentwaters, Sep 1976-Oct 1979, 81 OMS, Ram 1. Remember the temporary site near the Rod & Gun. Worked with Guy S, Brian B, Rudy S, Shawn H, Terry W, Harvey S, Wayne (Tiz) T, Debbie F, Ron A , and many others I know I've forgotten but still miss. Write me. 9/22/02
  • Denis Guyer: Dalton,MA. RAF Bentwaters, 1988-90, 81st TFW/BEE & proud to have served. They were two of the best years of my life! The Swan, Butts, Newt & Cucumber! Hollywoods, Hippodrome (Colchester) Down the A-12 to Londontown! We worked hard and pa tied harder. Met many friends many good times, Steve Steelman(now in Denver), Paul Karstendiek (still USAF @ Hurlburt Field FL), Mike Panlilio (Chicago), Klaus Fleischmann (Seattle) and we are still in touch today, would love to hear from more of you. Eric Johannsen, Urph, JB, Pam Thompson. 12/12/00