It is intended to use this page to keep you updated on what's going on, what past squadron members have been located and, what has been added or changed since your last visit.
Archived 2008 entries can be found [Here]
Archived 2009 entries can be found [Here]
Archived 2010 entries can be found [Here]
"what's new in 2011."
*November 30, 2011
The rest of November was ultra quiet, no photos, no email, no new 814th or any other Squadron added to the list of past members
signing into the site.
Back up and on line after a full week without power. The late October Snow Storm (Saturday 10/29) we experienced in New England knocked out
electric power in the state of Connecticut to over 800,000 homes, this being one of them. Our power came back about 8 PM last night (11/6).
I'm going through the backlog of e-mail to see if I have missed anything new.
Ronald (Ron) Betts, signed into the site guest book leaving a very informative message regarding his time spent at the 814th.
I will have his data up on the Located Squadron Veterans page soon, look for it in a day or two.
James F. McCurdy Sent in his information using the sign in page from the hot link at the top of the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
His data will be entered within a day or so, Jim: we need a photo for your bio page.
The site has added a new item on the table of contents page: "Get Togethers and Reunions" The intent is to 1. ) upload photos
and discription of meetings and get together's when past members link up and 2. ) Advertise a Reunion or meeting that's being planned.
Your help on this is gratefully appreciated.
Received a very nice note and photo from Ted Ellis. Ted was first assigned to the 4050th APS in April 1955 then
assigned to the 814th until Oct. 1959. The photo shows Ted, Forbes Sutherland (814th CDS - Feb 1956 to Sep 1957) and Jack
Donahue (4050th APS - 814th CDS - Feb 1956 to May 1963), all meeting at the Modesto Hotel in March of 2001. If any other
past members have a reunion please consider sending in a photo(s) and a write up so it can be posted here on the site. The
photo mailed in by Ted will be posted soon perhaps on a new photo page strickly reserved for reunions. Let me know your
thoughts on this, Alan.
Check out the new photos on "photos from the past page 3." the last two rows of photos Provided by David St. Clair. David's
profile page has been updated.
David St. Clair sent in a wealth of information back in June of this year. My health kept me from completing the scanning and
upload of many photos, that however has now been completed. Two photos of David have been added to his bio page and the remainder
will be added to the photos from the past pages relatively soon.
August proved to be a very slow month, both in activity and available time to work on the site, I hope to do better this month and
get caught up on too many things to mention. David (St.Clair) I know I'm late in getting your documents posted and getting them back
to you please give me slightly more time. Additionally, Tom (eagle-eye) Fitch's recommended correction has been made.
Based upon the requests and recommendations of several members, an informational link regarding the Cold War Certificate program
will soon be added to the Table Of Contents.
I have been ill, I will try to catch up as soon as I can. Alan
For those who could be interested regarding obtaining a Cold War Certificate of Recognition please see Anthony (Tony) Frisco's Biography page for his email address.
May was a quiet month. We were absent of any new people that aren't already listed on the Located Squadron Veterans Page of the 4050th, the 184th or the 99th Squadrons.
David W. St. Clair 814th CDS: Jan 1962 to Oct 1966 signed into the site on April 18th. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page for his address and other information.
March 29, 2011
The site has added a page three (3) to photos from the past. Pages one (1) and two (2) are now full. So far, 814thcds.com has received over 175 photos from past Squadron members. Let's keep it going. Please accept my sincere thanks to everyone for their help in documenting our Squadron's history. It's a pleasure to be your webmaster. If you haven't done so lately look through the photo pages you will find many interesting snapshots of life as it was at Westover, where we went on TDY and beyond.
March 24, 2011
Larry K. Dunbar 99th SPS: Feb 1970 to Mar 1971 signed into the site on March 24rd. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
March 23, 2011
James R. Speer 99th SPS: Jan 1970 to Mar 1971 signed into the site on March 23rd. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
March 16, 2011
SSGT. John "Jack" Thornton 99th SPS 1968 to 1971 signed into the site on March 16th. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
March 16, 2011
John E. McNamara 4050th APS 1955 to 1956 signed into the site on March 16th with a change to his email address and a date addition for his time at westover. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
February 16, 2011
William (Bill) Wiley 99th SPS (Det. 2 42 BW) 6/1/73 to 1/20/75 signed into the site on Feb 16th. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
February 3, 2011
Frank Winn 814th CDS (D Flight) Jan 1963 to Aug 1967 signed into the site on Feb. 3rd. Check his profile out on the Located Squadron Veterans Page.
January 30, 2011
Gregory B. Mettler 99th SPS K9 1971 to 1973 signed into the site on Jan. 30th. Gregory also served at RAF Upper Heyford from 1973 to 1974.
January 20, 2011
Leon R. Casper 814th CDS from April 10, 1964 to July 15, 1965 signed into the site on Jan. 20th. Leon served at Lackland, Forbs AFB Kansas with the 815th APS, 6th ADS Morocco, the 4126th CDS at Beale AFB and the 92nd CDS at Fairchild AFB WA.
January 16, 2011
A/2C David L. Bridal has been added to the "Final Honors" section of the Located Squadron
Veterans Page. A/2C Bridal served in the 814th CDS from 1958 - 1960. David passed away from cancer in 1990.
Information provided by: Anthony Frisco 814th CDS 1858 - 1962.
TSgt. Robert L. Segien (Ret.) has been added to the "Final Honors" section of the Located Squadron
Veterans Page. TSgt. Segien served with the 814th CDS from 1958 to 1960. He served as a flight Sgt. under
Then Capt. Wise our Squadron Commander from 1958 - 1960. TSgt Segien passed in 1995 from lung cancer.
Master Sgt. (Ret.) Brady H. Bradford has been added to the "Final Honors" section of the Located Squadron
Veterans Page. Msgt. Brady served in the 814th CDS from 1958 to 1960. Msgt Brady was a veteran of WWII and served
on the USS Yorktown, He served at Midway and Achomawi. Transferred to the US Air Force in 1948 and served at Randolph,
Pinecastle, Ramey and Westover. Msgt. Bradford passed away on January 23 2004.