Taipei Air Station - 1966 - - - " What you have in the end are memories"......... Photo Courtesy of Richard Reesh.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

KC-135 at Sung Shan on Humitarian Medical Evacuation

In today's Liberty Times Sunday newspaper, 30 October 2011,  an article reports a US Air Force KC-135 landed in Taipei to pick-up a newborn infant of an American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) employee.

The aircraft was back in the air a short time after picking up the infant.

A friend suggested to me the infant was probably in serious condition and was being flown to the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the United States Military Hospital in Okinawa.

Liberty Times newspaper article here!

Sung Shan AFB red color sign can be seen just above the KC-135 cockpit yesterday in Taipei.

United States Vice President Humphrey reviews honor guard upon arrival in Taipei 1 January 1966.  Note the Sungshan AFB sign on roof of the building housing the VIP Reception area.


Anonymous said...

I read the news as well.
It seems like the flight also carried a few additional passengers.

Wonder if its hitchhikers heading back?

Audrey Deng said...

I wonder they are the members of a "group" ....VIP ?

Michael Fagan said...

A KC-135 for rushing a baby to hospital?

I'm not sure whether to believe that or not.

Anonymous said...

The tail will usually have the base identification, in big letters. Here none.

Is that an AETC, or an AFRC on the tail?? It must be a Reserve bird (AFRC), I don't know any situation where AETC would have a tanker.

If we could read the strip at the top of the tail, that should show the base.

Anonymous said...

well, the strip may say Altus, an AFB in Oklahoma. They have two KC-135R tanker squadrons assigned, and train KC-135 crews.

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