Silk Purse Control Group

Updated:  08/25/10


[jpnote:  This excerpt from

"In late 1965, Mildenhall welcomed the arrival of the Silk Purse Control Group and the 7120th Airborne Command and Control Sqdn (7120th ACCS), previously stationed at Châteauroux Air Station, France. Upon its arrival at Mildenhall, the 7120 ACCS converted from C-118s to EC-135s. On 8 June 1966, the base received yet another unit, the 513th Troop Carrier Wing (513 TCW), which relocated from Evreaux-Fauville Air Base, France. With its activation on Mildenhall, the 513 TCW assumed operational control of two Military Airlift Command rotational C-130 Squadrons and the 7120 ACCS. Two years after its arrival, the Air Force redesignated the 513 TCW the 513th Tactical Airlift Wing (513 TAW) with no change in its mission."

OLSON, Roger A. 
Silk Purse Control Group
@ CHAS 64-65

Buffalo Grove, IL

02/26/2001  Was stationed with the Silk Purse Control Group at Châteauroux AB from Summer of 1964 till December 1965 when our outfit was transferred entirely to Mildenhall AFB in England.  Would love to find a MSGT Melvyn Neese who was stationed at Châteauroux in 1963 to 1965. Mel was the person responsible for athletic equipment and running the gym and golf course. I  worked with Mel on refereeing baseball games and volleyball games. Played handball quite a bit also. If anyone knows of Mel,  please either let him or me know.

[jpnote:  connected Melvin Neese & Roger]

HOUGH, Lt. Col. (R) Luther Walker  - See Chas memoriam
Silk Purse Control Group


ROHR, Bill
Silk Purse Control Group &
7322 MATS (Transient Alert)

Burkeville, VA