Bitburg Air Base
Welcome to the Bitburg air Base Guest Book.
by John bubla from Basin wyo on 30.04.2013 21:15
I was stationed at bitburg from 67 to 70 aircraft mech, enjoyed it there lots of good memories and friends John bubla
by Ralston Dixon from Boca Raton, FL on 18.04.2013 18:51
I arrived at Bitburg AB in the fall of 1972 from Hof Air Station in Bavaria. I was assigned to the 36th CES where I worked as a site development specialist (surveying/engineering drafting). Two years later I was transferred to the 52nd CES at Spangdahelm AB. We party every weekend and I enjoyed those trips to the night clubs in Trier with my friends. Iím now retired after serving 26 years and I do wish I could do it all over again.
I am a film producer, working on development of documentary project "Under the wings of the Cold War". I am looking for F15 pilots, who served in Bitburg during 1984 - 1988. Please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You, hope for collaboration, sincerely, Teresa Rozanovska
by Denise Bonetti from Enola on 18.03.2013 00:32
I was stationed at Bitburg AB, Germany from 1985 to 1988. I was there under the name Wildermuth and my job was Medical Administrative Specialist. If anyone that I knew sees, this, please contact me! Looking for Joe Mulhern, Dave McGrath, Cubbie and Petra and others. Miss you all! OH! and Capt Heinbberg and CMSgt Walber.
by Ronald G. Griffin from Kure Beach. NC on 15.03.2013 01:45
I was a guidance technician at Patrick AFB from 1952-1954, Was assigned to the 69th PBS, Assembly Section until Nov 1953 and then transferred to the 1st PBS, Assembly Section in preparation for deployment to Bitburg, Germany.
We sailed out of Charleston in Mar of 1954, Twelve day trip to Bremerhaven on the General Taylor. Was part of the Operation Suntan at Wheeles in Oct 1954. Discharged in Mar 1955. Attended several PBS reunions from 1992 to 2009. Still in touch with a few of the guys, but many of them are gone now. I just turned 80 last September.
Ron Griffin, formerly S/Sgt USAF
by "Teddy" LAZORISHAK from Green Mtn. Falls, CO on 03.02.2013 03:32
36th SPS (1980-82)
i remember the grill at the base of the
Control Tower...where an old German lady used to make huge "Jumbos" (burgers). also remember the pain in the ass ORIs and working 12-hr. shifts in a hot chemical suit and gas mask!
many a time i worked Entry Control at the Zulu Alert Area! it was always hectic when those 4 birds revved up their engines to get airborne quickly!to all you vets of bitburg, we helped win the Cold War! the f-15 was a bad ass plane and the east germans and russians knew that!
by Tom Nemconsky from Binghamton ny on 16.01.2013 13:23
I was a radio operator with the 2139 comm sq from 71-76. I have great memories of Bitburg, loved playing intramural basketball and bowling.
by Alan Wojtkowiak from Urbana, IN on 14.01.2013 00:04
I came to Bitburg in July 1970 & didn't leave until December 1975. I was with the 36th AMS PMEL. The opportunity to travel in Europe was a treat, but the best memories were spent w. the Catholic & Protestant chapel choirs, headed up by Michael Rhodes. Vocal worship in the loft was augmented by presentations of Handel's "Messiah" and "Amahl & the Night Visitors" by Menotti. God Bless all & to fellow vets - thanks for serving.
by Dave Ferreira from Fl USA on 27.12.2012 21:58
I was the NCOIC of Outside Plant Sep 74 -Sep 77 I had the best shop and the best people in my 22 year career.
by Dillard Guthery from 366235 East 5600 Road, Terlton,OK 74081-3366,USA on 22.12.2012 16:40
As a 17 year old teenager and USAF active duty enlisted airman firefighter I signed in at the 585th Tactical Missile Squadron, commanded by Maj. Francis W. Welch, May 1959 and signed out of the 585th Tactical Missile Squadron, commanded by Maj. Bar in May 1961 to my next PDS at Vandenberg, AFB, CA. Most of my off-duty time was spent at the base gym, Skyblazer servicemanís club, movie, or library and hanging out with my friends, Richard Boyd, and his girlfriend, . My gym activities enabled me to obtain four championship and one 2nd place United States Armed Forces Europe (USAFE) weightlifting trophies lifting in the Light-weight-Body Class (148 3/4 pounds Division): I was Bitburg Air Force Baseís weightlifting Champion in 1960 & 61, and Light-weight weightlifting Champion in the Germany Sports District 1960 & 61. In addition, I represented all Germany in the Light-weight weightlifting division and placing second in the United States Armed Forces Europe (USAFE) 1961 competition. Also, I was a member of a local German-Civilian Weightlifting team known as "The Trier Valley Rhineland Champions". We would travel around the Trier Valley area and lift weights with the local Germans - which was within the scope of President Eisenhower's popular "people-to-people" program for military personnel serving in Foreign Countries. I will always remember my weightlifting buddies, Louis Lopes of the 36th Air Police SQ., William Valente of the 585th Support Squadron. I do have a few photos of a band playing at the Skyblazer servicemanís club, downtown Bitburg main street and brewery where they made Bitburger Beer. And of course weightlifting memories of my Deutsch weightlifters from the TV Rhineland Champions team.
Wishing my fellow airmen from Bitburg a Blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks for being a part of my life
by Bob Rivard from Mt Clemens, Michigan on 09.11.2012 14:35
I was stationed at Bitburg from Nov. 1968 till Jan 1971. Pretty cool but the weather was quite rainy. I was in Supply and worked in the TCTO unit. I ordered all the modification kits for all the F-4 aircraft for both Bitburg and Spangdahlem AB. A pretty cool job.
by Thomas Roberts from Orlando, FL on 25.10.2012 23:54
Was a ground radio equipment technician with the 2139th AFCS while there from 1967 to 1969. Have vivid memories of the place and all that I did there.
by Mike on 24.10.2012 00:03
I was stationed @Bitburg AB 75-77 with the Army MP detachment. SFC Lewis was the NCOIC. SFC Lewis was a very good NCO! I do remember the rod and gun club as being a comforting place to gather after work. I have very good memories there and my association with AF police. Long time ago, but quite clear in my memory.
by Michael Roache from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on 02.07.2012 17:47
I stumbled upon this page (a common theme in the comments) while trying to find out more about my childhood. My father was stationed at Bitburg AFB from 1969 - 1973. I remember looking over a tank lager from our balcony and for some reason "29-B4" rings a bell as our quarters.
It's interesting to see fellow "base brats" researching their pasts here.
by John Nettle from Austin TX on 21.06.2012 21:09
I was station at Bitburg from the summer of 1976 to the summer of 1978. I was an X-Ray Tech in the hospital.
by James Ivans from Southern Ca. on 13.05.2012 18:52
Member of 53rd Tigers Aircraft Generation Squadron and Zulu Alert Crew Chief F 15c and d models. I was stationed at Bit in 1985, 86. Great times. I met so many good people and wish I had maintained my relationship with them. I was very young at the time and well just not ready to settle. But we still had some great times and wonderful memories to last a lifetime. I do wish I could do it all over again. Lived of base majority of time in a beautiful A frame holiday home near Luxembourg. If you remember the good times email me. Best Regards to all my German friends and service friends. Miss all of you.
by bernard busby from laurel, mississippi on 26.03.2012 09:58
I arrived at bitburg in mar 1993 it was rain and cold. look for old friend and one specail person.email me at email@example.com
by Mark W Bowe from Montesano, Wa on 21.12.2011 01:30
I served with the 36th supply 95-97 as a fuel specialist. I worked with TSGT Berry in dist. The guy I remember most was a Joe Stacy, I think his real name was Buster,but went by joe. I think he was from Mississippi. Then I worked in the fuels lab with a Ssgt Danko. When I first got there we had the F-4's. While working in the lab we closed down so they could rework the plane hanger's for the F-15. I lived off base at #4 zuckerborn Bitburg on the way out to erdorf.
by James Ivans on 18.12.2011 10:14
Some great times in Bit! 36TFW 53 AMU Zulu. Remeber ICTs in the Snow! F-15 C D E Models. Good people. Went too quick. 1985 1986ish. To all whom I served with and spent quality time with I hope you are all happy safe and comfortable in life. I sincerely miss you all and wish all the best life has to offer.