I guess as probably the oldest member of this group I should go ahead
and send my bio to the list. I was born in Boston Mass. on February
yes that means I will be 66 years old next month. My father worked
Boston Navy Yard and some of my earliest recollections are him taking
aboard the Constitution and some of the WWII destroyers he used to
After WWII my family moved to Virginia Beach Va. where I was raised.
was a great place to grow up at. Within a 20 mile range there was
naval base and air station, Oceania naval air station, Little Creek
amphibious base and many more military bases and shipyards. Needless
when I was a junior in high school I went out and joined the naval
reserve unit at NAS Norfolk
I stayed in the reserves through out high school and several year
as I kind a kicked around, a little college, a little work. When
I was 21 I
married and decided to go on active duty with the Navy where I spent
year. For the total of seven years I was in the Navy I worked on
and flew in
S2F and P2V aircraft as an electronics technician.
Around 1960 when my tour in the Navy was up, I decided to try the
where I spent the next 17 years. I started out working on WB50 and
aircraft then went to the RF4C program when it was formed. I trained
Texas Instruments on the APQ-110 forward looking radar, at Shaw
AFB on the
APQ-102 side looking radar. I then went to Okinawa and then back
Bergstrom teaching in field training detachments the above systems.
I was sent to Thon Son Nhut AFB in Vietnam working the flight line
RF4C and RB57F.
Upon leaving Vietnam I came to Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson AZ.
Where I spent
seven years working on the U2 and reccedrones. During this time
I spent a
lot of time at Osan AFB in Korea. I retired from the AF in 1977
to school where I got a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Education
the University of Arizona.
After graduating from the U of A, I started teaching electronics
computer science at Pima Community College in Tucson. I have a son
Madison Wisconsin who works for Xerox who was one of the original
testers for the first computer version of Harpoon. I have two daughters
who lives here in Tucson and one who lives in Washington Courthouse
My hobbies are; computers, of course 8-), science fiction, paper
and Harpoon. I retired from Pima two years ago and purchased a "mini-ranch"
right out side of Tucson. Since retirement I have been spend a couple
days a week as a volunteer at the Pima Air and Space Museum giving
the museum and at the "bone yard" at Davis Monthan Air
Force base. I
administer a mailing list for card modelers around the world and
online card modeling magazine.
Saul H. Jacobs
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Web Page - http://www.cardmodelers.org