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3918th Air Police Squadron
Submitted by Tom Grisham, 3918th Air Police Squadron, 1952 - 1955.

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The 1950's

Unless otherwise noted, the photos on this page have been submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.
Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Parker, ___?___, Kastans, Bruce.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Back - Brooky, Hannah, Schortemeyer, Leonard, Parker.
Front - Bennet, Fischer, Pajak.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Back - Thomlinson, Casetta, Grisham, Heatherly.
Front - Gladieux, ___?___.

1953

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Standing - Sontowski, Wilkerson, Kennison, Murrel, Stolakis.
Front - Thomas.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Back - Wilkerson, Orfans, Steve ?, Zeismer.

Front - Lyles, Anderson, Shortemeyer.
1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Left to right - Leonard, Stolakis, Grisham.

1953

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron. Standing - Steve __?__, Grisham, Zeismer, Wilkerson.
Front - Anderson.

Lower Heyford Train Station
Going to London
1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

View from Site #3 to Main Base.

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

"This is just before the snow."

Grisham, ___?___.
15 Oct. 1952

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

David Jones from New York, Brooky.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Jim Helm.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Satterfield.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Lt. King.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Bud Z. Fischer.

1952

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Bud Z. Fischer.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Tiny, the local Bobby; McAlister. 1953

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Chow Line Site #3.

1952-53

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Cook.

1953

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Thomas Grisham.

1952

Submitted by A/1C Tom Grisham and A/1C Bud Fischer, 3918th Air Police Squadron.

Bud Fischer

Thomas Grisham

50 years later.

Submitted by Tom Grisham, 3918th Air Police Squadron, 1952 - 1955.

11-11-03

Hi Duane
I arrived at South Hampton in Aug. 1952 on the Wm. O. Darby.
We lived in small white barracks. Each held about 16 men if I remember right. We had to go outside to another building to use the latrine. In the winter it was real cold.
We ate at the Army Messhall. Site #3 was 2 AF squadrons. The rest was Army. It didn't feel right; we had to go to the main base to pull K.P., but not eat there.
We had a small P.X. in site #3. It was also at the end of the runway and very noisy, until you got used to it.
U.H. was a TDY base as long as I was stationed there. The first wing were B50's converted B29. In 1953 we got B47 & B36. Had 47 the rest of the time I was there. It was pretty nice duty when there were no wings TDY. They would stay 90 days.
I pulled some Flight Line duty, but was pretty lucky; mostly worked base patrol or town patrol. We pulley base & town patrol in class "A"s only.
I married an English girl. Have been back to U.H. two times; 1969 and 1973. It sure changed over the years. It wasn't S.A.C. last time I was there. We lived in Banbury from Aug. 54 - Aug. 55. It was a nice town.
When you are stationed overseas you can't wait to get stateside. I think back now and realized it was about the best time of my life. You make your best friends in the service. Sad we never keep in touch when you leave the service. This website is a wonderful thing for us.
I am sending something to help with the website. Sorry it can't be more.
The pictures are from A/1C Grisham and A/1C Fischer. Fischer spent 20 years in the A.F. Retired CMSgt.

Good Luck,
Tom Grisham

Ray O. Willis, Airman 2/C, US Air Force, was one of 14 American Airmen who died Monday, February 2, 1953 in a B-29 crash at Wheelus Field, Libya. He was assigned to the 3918th Air Police Squadron, based in England. The B-29 was taking off on a routine training flight when the crash occurred.

The 1960's
Guy A. (Tony) Smith, A2C, 3918th CDS, Jun 1964 - Jun 1966.

"...taken of me in 1964 or 1965. Not hard to see what I was doing. Maybe someone will recognize the aircraft or me. If this picture comes thru to you ok, you will see that the paint was flaking off, and I don't remember for sure where this was on the flightline."

Guy A. "Tony" Smith, A2C, 3918th CDS, Jun 1964 - Jun 1966.

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