John 87th Eng.
Fireball Pilot
Wed Jan 2, 2008 17:29 (XFF:,

Hey Cpt., do you have any ariel photos of the BMB? I need them for my web site.


  • Happy New YearJerry D. Kelley, Sun Dec 30 15:03
    I want to wish all my Redcatcher brothers a Happy New Year. May it bring you Joy and happiness. Fireball 20 When you were thirsty and hungery I brought you food and drink. When the sierra was deep I... more
    • Frequent Flyer MilesPaul Frank@Fishnet'68, Thu Jan 17 21:41
      Cpt. Kelly Sir.(Jerry) In Performing My Duties, I Was Fortunate Enought To Fly The Fireball Express. Mostly Fm. Fishnet To BMB-n-Back. I Lost Count How Many Times. Was Busy Counting Backwards. The... more
      • Fireball aviation sectionJerry D. Kelley, Fri Jan 18 13:27
        Yeah, you guys didn't know but there was a article 15 waiting for the pilot that ever bounced Gen Gen around. Fred always wanted a smooth touck down and always to exit the AC in the direction he... more
        • Fireball sectionJim Kaup, Sun May 15 16:37
          hey, i Flew with fireballs from july 66 - jan 67 (dates approx), joined the 199th right after it came into country. mainly flew Gen Freund and was flying when he and aide were shot in hot LZ when... more
        • Re: Fireball aviation sectionLarry, Sun Feb 13 23:32
          Hello, A little about me,I got in country on 20Jan69, Was with the 71 Inf Det, and then on 26Jan68 the 71th became M Co 75th Inf Rangers. Was with that unit in field till 2May68. At that time I went... more
          • Photosjerry D. kelley, Mon Feb 14 17:49
            Larry send to me. I was in country from Dec 68 till Dec 69. I heard that 333 made it home a was flying for the Borderpatrol in AZ
            • Re: PhotosLarry, Mon Feb 14 19:40
              I beleive that 333 was sent back to the states after we got shot at, was repaired in Texas, sent back, and again crippled and returned again! maybe they kept the poor thing home then!
            • picturesLarry, Mon Feb 14 19:24
              Ok Jerry, will do, just let me know about them, is you email address here somewhere?
        • Re: Fireball aviation sectionLarry Hall, Sun Feb 13 23:29
          Hello, A little about me,I got in country on 20Jan69, Was with the 71 Inf Det, and then on 26Jan68 the 71th became M Co 75th Inf Rangers. Was with that unit in field till 2May68. At that time I went... more
          • Fireball AviationBob Cusick, Tue Feb 15 09:37
            Larry Hall: Welcome to the Redcatcher site. Thanks for posting your information. I would suggest that you post the pictures on this site & ask if anyone can identify the persons in the pictures. I'm... more
        • Pictures - Don Beltermatthew belter, Sun Mar 30 17:37
          Jerry, Many years ago you sent me a note indicating you had some pictures of my father, Donald Belter. He was a pilot with you in the late 60's in Vietnam. Could you forward me any that you may have? ... more
        • Fireball AircraftRodger Crum, Fri Jan 18 15:46
          Fireball Two Zero, I am not sure if the General would have really given an Article 15 to a Fireball pilot that had a hard landing or questional take-off. But I know for sure that it would have been... more
          • Generalfireballpilot, Sat Jan 19 15:02
            Hey Roger did realize it was you that I have been talking with. How the world you doing outlaw? drop me a line at my e-mail sometime. I have many fond memories of Gen Gen,did I ever tell you about... more
          • A/C 459Jerry D. Kelley, Fri Jan 18 17:30
            I flew 459 a lot I flew Davison, Bennette and that new Guy Bond. About when did this occur. I may remember the time. I was short when Bond came along I got cross wise with him when I found repelling... more
    • Fireball Pilot — John 87th Eng., Wed Jan 2 17:29
      • HAVE 5 PHOTOS BMBDAVID ASHWORTH, Thu Jan 10 22:06
    • Jerry D KellyYogi, Wed Jan 2 07:43
      Hi Jerry,you and your buddies were the best,and we sure did appreciate everything you did for us. To this day every time we hear a chopper,we stop, look up and go back to Nam for a few seconds. Happy ... more
    • FireballVic McCune, Tue Jan 1 16:59
      Jerry Yes I have many fond memories of the brave men of "Fireball" Thank You
      • you still hereWilliam G Hill, Sun Jan 6 17:41
        Jerry yes God Bless you my friend , you was always there for us, and have still been all these years for so many things. A ture Brother the hero that kept on doing. THANKS IS ALL I CAN SAY , IT SEEMS ... more
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