The United States Air Force
553rd Reconnaissance Wing
at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base

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* * * Reunion Report! * * *
May 18 through 21, 2003
Reno, Nevada

2003 Reunion

Reunion area added 5/27/03, Last updated 10/29/03.

The combined reunion of the 551st and 552nd Airborne Early Warning & Control Wings, 552nd Air Control Wing, and the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing, took place at Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., occurred from May 18 through 21, 2003. Each of these three USAF wings flew versions of the Lockheed EC-121 Super Constellation.

the Joe Gonzales
Reno Reunion Photo Gallery

Batcat Joe Gonzales attended the Reno reunion and provides these images he took. Joe was a Radio Maintenance Technician with the 553rd Reconnaissance Wing at Korat from September 1968 through July 1970. He was assigned to crew 26. Enjoy the photos he took at the reunion in Reno. Joe's photos are about 50K each, color, added 6/25/03, updated 8/06/03.

Reunion Photo 22 Reunion Photo 23 Reunion Photo 24

Reunion Photo 25 - Facing camera is Tony Praxel

Reunion Photo 26 - George Martin

Reunion Photo 27

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Reunion Photo 34 - Don Smith

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Reunion Photo 37

Reunion Photo 38 - left to right Richard Weiner & Jackie , Christie & Cliff Jensen

Reunion Photo 39

Reunion Photo 40 Reunion Photo 41 - Ray Newkirk

Reunion Photo 42

Reunion Photo 43

My Thank You to Joe Gonzales for providing the photos here!

David Butler has Reunion photos on his picture home at - Added 8/6/03, updated 8/30/03

My Thank You to David Butler for providing the photos here!

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Thank you - Larry Westin

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