August 25, 2010
Updated: August 25, 2010
31st, 7th & 18th Weather Sqdn
Châteauroux Air Station
Photos from Larry Weismiller
Patrick P. Murphy
Welcome to the 31st, 7th & 18th Weather Sqdn Page
of the Châteauroux Air Station Website!
"By this time, we were at Emergency Fuel; with only enough fuel for two passes........"
The above quote comes from a G.I. Memory of a Colonel pilot flying into Chateauroux on 15 October 1957. He is telling the story of a young Weather Sqdn airman who guided him and his crew to safety through heavy fog - He calls him a Chas Hero! I wonder who this hero is today. If you have a clue or if you heard about this story back in the day, please write me. You can read this memory at: GI Memories - Colonel Jack L. Keith - Toul AB
BARRIX, Gerald L. T/Sgt.(daughter Linda's email)
@ Chas: Aug 1963 to Feb 1965
31st Weather Sqdn
02/21/2003 Retired MSgt. Stationed at Châteauroux for 2 years, at Phalsburg before that. Was married, had 2 children. Lived in Touvent. Would love to hear from anyone that might remember me.
5-8-07 Signed the guestbook
8-27-07 [jpnote: Bob is sending some photos!]
10-16-08 See Bob Champlin's Photo Album
2-3-09 Guestbook Entry: Stationed at Etain- January 1957- Sep 1959. Saran Army Airfield (Orleans)- Sep 1959-Mar 1960.
Where is Major Charles R. Dunn - 31st Weather Sqdn - Chateauroux, France? See newspaper article posted below on Patrick Murphy's entry.
6-22-08 JP emailed someone who might be related, but received no reply as of 2-4-09.
5-5-07 Jenelle, you have a great website . . . we had no idea. We are a group of Air Weather Service people (about 15-20 of us) that keep in touch with each other. Many of us were at that big reunion in 1998, hosted/sponsored by the City of Déols, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Indre Department government. It was quite an event; over 500 people. I'm overdue for my next trip to France, I try to go every couple of years. I spend time in Châteauroux each visit and love the Hotel Elysee. I have a friend in Châteauroux and we talk on the phone frequently; it was she that told me about your reunion and website.
FRY, Donald K. - Email not available
1-19-2003 - Attended 1998 Chateauroux Reunion at Chateauroux
5-26-08 Guestbook - No Comment
5-5-07 Signed the guestbook
MURPHY, T/Sgt Patrick P.
(Located, but unavailable)
31st Weather Sqdn Outstanding NCO
T/Sgt Patrick P. Murphy (Rt) receiving the award from Maj. Charles R. Dunn
CHAD Student, Philippe LeBourveau shared this article from the "Blade"
12-23-08 I worked at the base weather station located in Base Ops and the weather tower at the end of the runway ..Primary job was observing weather and plotting maps. Searching: Anyone that was there during the above dates.
We attended the reunion 19-20 September 1998 .
Colonel (Ret.) Joseph D. (1929-2004)
SACCONE, Colonel (Ret.) Joseph D. (1929-2004)