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TUSLOG DET. 3-2, 1961 - 1963

Terry Lee Frock

2003-2011 by Author


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Electronic Intercept Operator on Dog Trick

Photos below from Terry Lee Frock taken at
Lackland, Keesler, Cannon and Samsun 1961 to 1963.

 

At left: Terry Frock at Cannon AFB, 1963.
Above, Dog Trick photo from 1962, Samsun.

I was stationed at Samsun during the Cuban Crisis. They put us on alert during this time. We were all called together in the gym for a big meeting, and the officers gave us a classified escape plan to get out of Turkey and get away should the need arise. We were to burn all classified documents, destroy all the equipment in the operations areas.

We didn't know too much what was going on unless we got newspapers from the states or heard it on the radio. I don't think the officers kept very much informed what all was going on between Russia and US. This is also the same time an American Ship came into port and a Russian Navy ship followed them all the way. The picture below (marked with *) shows all the airman looking down onto the harbor, and taking pictures of the whole thing.

We were also put on guard duty, carrying M-2 carbines in the fenced areas around operations. I expected to see the Russians coming up the hill but they never did. They would have had to get through the Turkish Army before they got to the fence. One airman - having put in too many hours working before going on guard duty - went to sleep eather sitting or lying down, and he got caught by an officer. He got into big trouble.

They give us a clip for the M2 carbines with three shells in it, then told us to keep the clips in our pocket. Not in the M2 carbine. Make sense. Maybe they really didn't expect we'd be attacked. These were tense times for all of us airmen stationed there.

Terry Frock
Lackland, Keesler, Cannon

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Basic Training
Lackland AFB
1961


Basic Training
Keesler AFB


Keesler


At Keesler AFB
Biloxi, MS


Biloxi


At Keesler AFB


At Cannon AFB
Clovis, NM


At Cannon AFB

Terry Frock in Samsun

At Samsun AFB
Turkey


In Barracks
Lounge


Goulon


HQ, 1962


HQ, 1962

Terry's Pictures of Samsun Air Base, 1962

Samsun
1962


Airmen at
harbor


Samsun
Harbor
1962


Harbor
1962


Airmen
walking north


Samsun Mess
Hall


Mess Hall


Ready for trip to
mountains


Airmen's Club


Airmen's Club


Samsun picnic
in forest 1962


Samsun,
looking east


Samsun,
looking north


Det 3-2 Ops
on north side


Det 3-2 site,
south hill


Turkish soldiers
1962


Turkish Soldiers
looking west


Turkish soldiers'
tents


THY flight
to Ankara


Taking off
to Ankara

Scans of Color Slides
Added January, 2012
Click Photos to see restored versions enlarged.


Two airmen relaxing on the grass.


Airmens' Club


Street in Ankara


Entrance, Samsun base


View from Hotel Window in Ankara

 


Airmen watching baseball game


Baseball field


Airmen watching game


Playing chess in barracks


Chow hall, Samsun base

 


Chow hall line


Turkish chow hall worker


City park, Ankara


A Samsun street


Fire station, Samsun

 


Goulon in cage at Samsun base


Gym/Theatre on Samsun base


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Left, above and right: 3 Photo panorama of Samsun and Black Sea


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Houseboy who worked in our barracks.


Aerial view while flying to Ankara


NCO & Airmens' Club and Chow Hall on base at Samsun


Lake in City Park, Ankara


Wallace Playing Pool, Airmens' Club

 


Pool player, Airmens' Club


Playing pool, Airmens' Club


Picture of Airman's wife hanging on wall in barracks


Street in Ankara


Terry Frock on bridge in Ankara City Park

 


Base Headquarters


Our radio station on base


View of Samsun base as we flew in from Ankara


Two airmen with Greek girl in Ankara


Greek girlfriend of airman on the right, in Ankara

 


Two airmen in Ankara on four day pass


Off duty in barracks


Base view, Black Sea in distance


Samsun Taxi driver

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS WITH CAPTIONS


USO Entertainer.


Snowy day outside barracks looking north.


Snowing outside Airman Dormitory 1.

Christmas Tree in Chow Hall.


Harold Holden drinking coffee at Christmas party.


Christmas Party at Airmens Club.


Providing music at Christmas Party.


Christmas Party, Airmens Club

At Windy Hill Lanes


Coffee Time at the Chow Hall.


Taken at the Chow Hall.


USO Show in Gym.


USO Show in Gym.


Belly dancer leaving floor after performing for the guys. Drunk airman with coat and hat on his head following her.


Belly dancer performing in Airmens Club.


Really nice costume on belly dancer.


USO show in gym.


What is she letting him stuff in her costume??


Turkish belly dancer with pretty lights.


Christmas tree in Airmens Club.


Windy Hill Lanes.


Windy Hill Lanes.







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