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Base Visit Book - Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station prepared for General Lloyd W. Newton (USAF, Ret) on 21 June 2005

Description: Base Visit Book - Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station prepared for General Lloyd W. Newton (USAF, Ret) on 21 June 2005 DOD RECOMMENDATION is to close Pittsburgh International Airport (IAP) Air Reserve Station (ARS), PA, and relocate 911th Airlift Wing's (AFRC) eight C-130H aircraft to Pope / Fort Bragg to form a 16 aircraft Air Force Reserve/active duty associate unit. Relocate AFRC operations and maintenance manpower to Pope / Fort Bragg. Relocate flight related ECS (aeromedical squadron) to Youngstown-Warren Regional APT ARS. Relocate all remaining Pittsburgh ECS and headquarters manpower to Offutt Air Force Base, NE. Air National Guard units at Pittsburgh are unaffected. DOD JUSTIFICATION is that the major command's capacity briefing reported Pittsburgh ARS land constraints prevented the installation from hosting more than 10 C-130 aircraft . . . . Careful analysis of mission capability indicates that it is more appropriate to robust the proposed airlift mission
Date: June 21, 2005
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Oral History Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, May 21, 1999

Description: Interview with Thomas A. Chipman, who is a World War II veteran and restaurant business owner from Hill City, Kansas. In the interview, Chipman discusses his experiences as a medic and driver in the European Theatre during the war. He describes what basic training and his induction into the Army was like, and also talks a little bit about when he was sent to the Pennsylvania Military College to earn a degree in engineering. Chipman recollects when his battalion was transported to England and France in order to fight in several battles that included the Battle of the Bulge. He describes what it was like to stay in Europe, and includes details such as the attitudes toward battlefield carnage, the evacuation and transport of the dead and wounded, the capture of German prisoners-of-war, and civilian refugees. Chipman reminisces of the German surrender and his return to the United States, where he started a restaurant business career.
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Date: May 21, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Chipman, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program