Turkish 1st Tactical Air Force Shield
USAF “Air Police” Shield
Color-coded Doors. For most of my time there my room was behind the light-green door on the left.
The Det, a bit closer
Admin on left, then Earth's End (blue) and then the Bowling Alley (buff)
DET 100 “Q” area, early 1974
Tropo antennas in the distance
DET 100 Tropo Site (Note “smiley face” on the fuel tank. I swear I don't remember that being there.)
TAB V shelter being built, early 1974
Cliffs to the South of the Det
The Porsuk River behind the Det
Early morning stork above the Porsuk River
The Det picnic area
The storage area and fuel tanks behind “the motor pool”
Turkish F-100's over Eskisehir
Turkish F-84's taking off from Eskisehir
F-100 over Eskisehir, Turkey - Spring '73
The Short Timer's Rocket - a week before leaving (if you were an SP) you got to write your name and particulars on the rocket. When no space was left, someone wiped it down with alcohol and, voila! - fresh writing space. So much for sentiment.
Entry Control from inside the secured area. Note the sand-bagged position on the roof.
Bob Breeden in our hi-tech control center. We called the blue paint “Spiegel Blue” after the senior Security Police NCO who ordered the paint.
The Det 100 Switchboard. This routed all calls to and from the outside world.
The Alarm Board
Det 100 Armory
MIke Gilroy's “Goodbye” plaque. Jazzy jacket!
Lt. Col. Kevin A. "Mike" Gilroy, our commander for almost all my time at Det 100. It wasn't until I got back to the states that I discovered that I had been led by a person of heroic history. A modest gentleman who easily commanded great respect.
Dan Atkinson & Bob Breeden
Bandit shaking hands with “Doc” Smith
“Moose” - one of our two adopted Det Dogs. He passed away while I was stationed there.
Bruce Mabrito & Wife
Our great cooks - “Rooshan” in the background flashes a peace sign.
The guy on the right was nicknamed (by the other cooks) “Rooshan” because he came from an area of Turkey near the Russian border.
One of the Det cleaning ladies. She was a nice lady and everyone treated her with great respect. Of course we all called her “Mom”.
Dave Herzog teasing a cook with a mop.
Junior “Scrounge” Barclay with his goodbye drink at a “Hi & Goodbye” party
SMSgt Pfeiffer with one of the local products, a hand-carved Meerschaum pipe.
Polo Olivo in his afterhours job tending bar at Earth's End
Col. Gilroy watching a game of bumper pool
A “Hi & Goodbye” party in full swing - February '74
Our two-lane bowling alley got regular use
Behind the Pins - Det 100 Bowling Alley (2 lanes of manually set pins)
Don Rietdorf (hope I spelled that right) at the shuffleboard table.
Joe Friday at the Foosball table.
Walt Lafferty - projectionist
JIm Dodd - bad mix, Jim?
Dan Bennett (one t or two?) and Ron Williams
Lts. Brandenburg & MacArthur - Jeff Rosiek below
Bob playing cards
Bob Breeden & Rich Mays in the "theater" behind "Earth's End"
Me, Bennett, Campbell - Okay, so our haircuts at that point in time weren't exactly conforming to AFR35-10... In exchange for being allowed to take pictures I had to have my picture taken first.
Goodrich, Dodd, Campbell, Richardson
Neil Campbell (“Pinky” Lee in background)
Goodrich & Bennett telling the crowd that they're making sure that the other doesn't drink too much. Note the Askar at the window.
Lt. Martland showing a bit of leg
L to R: Bennet, Doc, Campbell, Lee - Bill Burlew playing cards in front
“Hi & Goodbye” card game - February 1974
Just about ready for the start of festivities
Earth's End Christmas decorations - December 1973
Earth's End - before the Christmas Party
Our cooks made us a Christmas cake
The bell over the bar - ring it and buy a round for the house
Marshland with storks along the road between Eskisehir and Ankara
A scene along the road between Eskisehir and Ankara
AAA depot along the road at Polatli
Memorial of some sort up on a hilltop near Polatli
The ballfield at Balgat (Ankara)
Behind the transient airman's barracks at Incirlik, May 1973
Incirlik Parade Ground
Driving through Adana
Incirlik housing area, hospital exit
During the winter that I was there ('73-'74) we got several freezing fogs. Made things pretty.
More ice fog results
Eskisehir and the Porsuk River - 1974
Ataturk Memorial - Eskisehir
Eskisehir Street Scene - 1974
Patch for TUSLOG Detachment 100 designed and issued while I was there.
Patch for USAF in Eurpoe