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Some photos from my far east deployment in 1966

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    I think the U-boats were smaller and more cramped than the boat I was on. You're right about the smell of diesel fuel and hydraulic oil. But, after a short time you don't even notice it. I actually liked the rumble of the engines.

    Don

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    Nice pictures and website Don. I was at Hahn Air Base in 1966 on a nuclear missile launch crew. The birds were Mace A & B surface to surface missiles. We had a similar unit in Okinawa also. Thanks for the memories!

    Tony

    USAF 1964 - 1968

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    Thanks, Tony. Security must have been really tight in your unit.

    Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa Don View Post
    I think the U-boats were smaller and more cramped than the boat I was on. You're right about the smell of diesel fuel and hydraulic oil. But, after a short time you don't even notice it. I actually liked the rumble of the engines.

    Don
    I toured a U-boat at a sea fest several years ago. It was incredibly cramped and absolutely horrifying to think of "living" in one for long periods of time.

    Great pictures, Grandpa Don.
    If we're ever in a situation where I am "the voice of reason", then we are in a very, very bad situation.

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    Thanks, Jujube.

    Don

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