Gone but not forgotten
England AFB
The following information was furnished by Gene Rossel
On December 1965 Col Hugh G. Fly assumed command of the 1st Air Commando Wing, a month and a half before its move to England AFB. Phyllis Ann, electronic C-47 trained at England January - June 1967 the 4412 CCTS was assigned to England AFB. On 3 April 1967 Col Alpheus Blizzard succeeded Col Fly as 1st ACW Commander. On 1 March 1968 4413 CCTS was assigned to England AFB. On 10 February the first A-37B's arrived for the 4406th CCTS. On 11 April 1969 15 Vietnamese pilots graduated from A-37 training at England AFB.
The above information was taken out of the AFSOC book call "Air Commando & Special Operations Chronology 1961 - 1991.
Note: We hope to provide more information about the 1st ACW later. If you have information you would like to contribute, to include photos, comments, etc please send them to the
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1st Air Commando Wing
Again, we are looking for pictures of the aircraft and personnel of the 1st while stationed at England AFB. If you have any such pictures please send them to me by email or snail mail (Louis Crusenberry, 201 Jupiter Loop, Pineville, Louisiana 71360. I would love to see them posted here.