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1st Wave Batcat

Connecting

After over 40 years it is wonderful and strange reconnecting with people you haven’t seen in all those years. I just got off the phone with an old friend who I hadn’t talked to since 1968 and it was great. His voice is still the same after all these years. We are just 40 older […]

Don’t talk much about this

Many of my Batcat brothers have become Christian believers over the years. This is their faith and spiritual quest, but not one I share. I believe that America’s constitution is a wonderful document and a reason to fight for America because of the freedoms it gives us. One of which is the freedom of religious […]

Faces without names

There are many faces I remember but don’t remember those face’s names. People that lived in the same barracks I did and ate at the chow hall and saw around Korat RTAFB. But no names. My mind cannot come up with their names. Maybe I’ll get to see them and I can ask them their […]

The beers here

I remember the weekly beer deliveries we got at Korat RTAFB. They came in a C-141 and then were delivered to the Sawadee Club, NCO Club and Officers Club. We waved at the tractor driver as he drove the shipment to the various clubs. I remember cold beer was 10 cents a can at the […]

An egg sandwich at the Sawadee Club

My first egg sandwich at the Sawadee Club was a surprise. It was on white bread with mayo, dill pickles and of course a fried egg. That combination surprised me but I became fond of those egg sandwiches. Especially when they were having hot dogs at the chow hall again. I couldn’t eat a hot […]

Keeping a secret

For 30 plus years we couldn’t talk about Batcat and flying missions in the EC-121R. As time went on I looked in book stores and libraries for information about Igloo White, Batcat, EC-121Rs, McNamara’s Fence, Ho Chi Mong Trail, Recon in Vietnam and whatever title I could give it. Over time I got a little […]

Waking Up in Korat

After a 27 hour flight aboard a C-141 Starlifter and with stops in Alaska and Tokyo we finally landed at Korat RTAF around 2:00 am Korat time. We had left Otis AFB sometime in the morning in October 1967 and the temperature was in the 30s F. At Korat it was hot and humid and […]

Welcome to batcat121

Welcome. This is a blog about Batcats and memories about serving in SEA, South East Asia, during the Vietnam War. Batcats are getting older now so we enjoy thinking and talking about our times at Korat RTAFB, flying the EC-121Rs, working on the EC-121Rs, or supporting the mission of the EC-121Rs. Hope all Batcats will […]