These began with the original History Book that we published in 2009, which contained over 200 Bios. Since then, many of you have provided us with additional Bios, and we have enough to publish them. We decided to include the original HB Bios as well and there are now over 275 Bios now. These bios will be published shortly “AC-119 Gunship Biographies – Volume One”.
If you haven’t done a bio you can provide one, and it will be included in Volume two which will be published as soon as we get enough bios. We’d like it to be one to two pages (or 1000 to 1500 words), typed (preferably in Microsoft Word), or at least in an email (NOT in all CAPS please). The major emphasis should be on your experiences in AC-119 gunships. Bios should use this format:
- When and where were you born
- Where did you go to school
- Why and how did you enter the Air Force
- What were your assignments and where were you stationed
- AC-119 experiences: most exciting/memorable people/missions/places/etc.
- What did you do after AC-119s
- What are you doing now
We started doing videos in 2005 at our Reunion in Dayton (over 100 videos). Since then, video sessions have been available at every Reunion, and we now have over 250 Oral History Videos!! Here is a link to all the oral history videos made so far; and you can watch any of them: ORAL HISTORY VIDEOs.
- You can schedule and do a video at any reunion.
- They should be between 10 and 15 minutes long and the emphasis should be on your experiences in and with AC-119s.
- If you’ve done a Bio, you can use it as a guide for your video.
- Sign-up instructions for a video at the next Reunion will be on our Upcoming Reunion web page.
- You can include others in your video (wife, group, crew, etc).
Since we lost a year because the Reunion is cancelled for 2020 and moved to 2021, we are working on other ways videos might be done, possibly using Zoom, or some other program. We are open to suggestions.