Most Crew Members who ever flew the C-141 spent time at Altus. Here's some photos
to bring back some memories for you.
Flight Safety International Instructors
Front Row: Left to Right: Bob Gee, Larry Graham, Roger Cantley, Steve Harbour
Back Row. Left to Right: Phil Foley, Carl Duerson, Mel Schliemann
Photo Copyright: Sylvia Young who was in scheduling.
This is the parking lot side of the 57 Airlift Squadron building 164
(the 57th was in building 444 before the move to the one in the photograph).
Bill Weeper is standing where everyone used to put their bags before and after
To the right of the 57th building is the simulator building and
to the left of the building (not visible) is where the 56th and 58th Airlift
Squadron are located.
These two photos were submitted by Bill Watkins.
Altus BX, 1975
Base Theater, 1975
In May 1982, Altus suffered a catastrophic tornado event.
These photos show a few shots of the tornado in progress, followed by the
Many cars took quite a beating.
As did the base facilities.
And of course, some aircraft were damaged as well. It's interesting to see these
are mostly C-5's photos. I'm guessing that they were not capable of flying away
to safety for maintenance reasons.