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551st AEW&CON History

AEW&C "ALL WINGS" 2012 REUNION AT COLORADO, SPRINGS CO.

THE 2010 Reunion

THE 2008 - 551ST AEW&C WING REUNION. 

Certificate given to 551st AEW&C at reunion

Pictures of the reunion and the dedication of the 551st Memorial Plaque

Joint 551,552,553 wing reunion

Memorial plaque was placed in Connie Park during the combined
2001 Reunion

News Article and Pictures of Memorial  Flyover and Wreath Drop Nov 11, 2004

THE OTIS MEMORIAL PARK RESTORED TO ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION AND RE-DEDICATED ON FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2000 AT 3:00 P.M. IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY
Story in Cape Cod Times, 27 May 2001
about rededication

Pictures of Memorial Park after
rededication

Pictures of dedication taken by
Leo Guenet

Pictures of Otis taken Sep 1999

Otis Flightline (Circa 1964)

EC-121H over Cape Cod Canal

55-5262 & 55-0134

53-0549

53-0535 in 1997

551 Unit Patches

551st AEW Connies lost over the North Atlantic

REUNION PICTURES

 551 AEW TRIBUTE 2006

 

 

 

Otis AFB pictures 1999

Connie Missing Man Formation Flyover

Recollections of the 551st and 961st by A. J. Northrup

SENTINELS ON GUARD
from the 1957 551st yearbook

960th AEW&C SQ

961st AEW&C SQ

962nd AEW&C SQ

Recollections of Col Cellini, First
Commander of 551st

Recollections of the 961st Airborne Early Warning & Control Squadron
October 1962 - 1965

Vic Gobbi's EC-121H model

Pictures of Otis AFB

SAGE Semi Automated Ground Environment
Computer

ALRI (Airborne Long Range Input)

SAGE Site

Texas Towers

TT-4 Year Book

AIR FORCE REPORT ON TT-4

Senate Report on TT-4

ALRI test bed

Picture of a typical support crew for an RC/EC-121

55-0123 burning on ramp

Pictures and recollections 
of Rudy Hendriks including the 30 in. snow storm of 1960

New York Times Article 1958

Personal Equipment Shop

551st EMS Shop

PLANE LOOSES PROP

Book Description
A revolutionary commercial propeller transport, the Lockheed Constellation burst on the aviation scene in the early 1940s. Unheralded for the most part due to wartime secrecy, it finally entered commercial service in 1946, and promptly set new standards for speed, range, reliability and passenger comfort.

The "Connie," as it was affectionately known, pioneered new flight paths in many parts of the globe. Connies ultimately flew commercially for more than thirty years, and underwent countless modifications and upgrades during that time. They continued to be utilized by the military as well; in fact, Connies were involved in a number of endeavors that remain shrouded in secrecy to this day.

This, then, is the story of a remarkable and distinctive airplane. It is also the story of the people who made the Constellation great, including aviation legends like Howard Hughes and Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Most importantly, however, it is a story that sheds light on the dynamics of technology, politics and society over the course of four decades.

About the Author
Claude Luisada is a life-long aviation enthusiast, a past student pilot, a long-time member of the Civil Air Patrol and a freelance contributor to the first aerospace encyclopedia ever published. He currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Amazon.com Queen of the Skies the Lockheed Constellation Books Claude Luisada

NEW GUESTBOOK!!!!

Guestbook signing -- June 2000 back to October 1997

More Guestbook Entries  October 1997 -- January 1997

More Guestbook Entries #2

 

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