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Old 20 September 2015, 16:11
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...my unit accomplished a few noteworthy missions locally within the surrounding states, nothing overseas.
I would like to hear more about this, as I'm not aware of any real-world USAF SP operations, CONUS or OCONUS. You've got to have some great stories.
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Old 20 September 2015, 19:19
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B 52 Crash and Recovery

In 1984 - Oct. a B52 crashed on Hunts Mesa - ParaRescue (PJ's) went up and saved 4 crew members and recovered the remains of the gunner (his ejection system failed and his legs were severed).

I and 6 other EST instructors went up the next morning and spent 10 days finding items that needed to be recovered - including Col. William Ivy's remains that ended up in a crevice 800 feet down - so we set up a top belay system - using 6 120' ropes and 2 600' ropes and had to rapell in stages down the crevice which was tired in design and about 3.5 meters wide -and rapelled down and recovered his remains. We also collected Priority A equipment and recording boxes.

You can find the crash on "Lost Flights" it was in Kayenta AZ, Hunts Mesa. Or a simple google search "B52 Bomber crashed into Hunts Mesa 1984". That's one mission I went on - I have photos - and can upload them - if anyone would like to see what a giant ash tray in the desert looks like?

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Old 20 September 2015, 20:14
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You can find the crash on "Lost Flights" it was in Kayenta AZ, Hunts Mesa. Or a simple google search "B52 Bomber crashed into Hunts Mesa 1984". That's one mission I went on - I have photos - and can upload them - if anyone would like to see what a giant ash tray in the desert looks like?

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Very cool. I for one would enjoy seeing them.
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Old 20 September 2015, 21:03
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Here are some photos.

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Old 20 September 2015, 21:04
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If you go to Lost Flights - you can see how well they cleaned the crash site up. And compare them to what I posted here.
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Old 20 September 2015, 21:13
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Center bottom photo - I am seen pulling up Col. Ivy's remains. I was about 300 feet from the top. I am also in the bottom right photo standing to the left of "REX" as we constructed the top belay system. We had to watch out sharp pieces of wreckage and had top use low lying rock formations to anchor the ropes. It was training in action. And since it was October - is was cold up there.
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Place holder for posts from the Introduction Thread.
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Here are some photos.
Where are the photos???
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Old 21 September 2015, 09:53
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I posted them - did I post them in the wrong spot? Is there a section to post photos or can I just upload them here??
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^^^I think they are in the Intro thread.
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Old 21 September 2015, 10:24
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I don't see them anymore - how can I post them properly?
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Old 21 September 2015, 10:44
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I created a new thread on Hunts Mesa with attached photos.
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Old 21 September 2015, 14:51
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I posted the photos twice and they vaperized - so either I am "F"ing up somewhere or Gremlins are running amuck.
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Are you a douche? Quit fucking around. Post your photos or phone a friend.
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Old 21 September 2015, 20:06
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Ok FROG - I posted the photos 3 times - and checked and they were there. So douche? Thus, help out or get out of the way.
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Old 21 September 2015, 20:56
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On my post of 19:06?
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Old 22 September 2015, 19:54
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I apologize for starting this abortion.
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