This site is largely the result of contributions by the following people, listed alphabetically. I've included short biographies of those involved with the AQM-34. If you want to contact anyone listed without an e-mail address, write me and I will forward your message.
The list of contributions by Craig to this site is almost endless. Perhaps every page contains at least a bit of his near endless Firebee knowledge.
- Lou Amadio (USA). Lou flew DC-130's with the 6514th Test Squadron at Hill AFB from 1975 to 1980.
- Paul Dion (USA). Paul's last Air Force job was with the Paul's last Air Force job was with the 11th Tactical Drone Squadron / 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, formerly the 4472nd Support Squadron (SPA) / 4453rd Combat Crew Training Wing, at Davis-Monthan AFB (1970-73).
- Larry Engesath (USA). The Firebees were the first aircraft Larry worked on in the USAF. He worked in the 'Scorer Shop' (read camera systems) in the 100th Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron.
- Gary Kelley (USA) was assigned to the 11th TDS from September 1973 until March 1975. In January 1976 he was assigned to the 355th DMS, and then to the 432nd DGS until the end of the program in 1979. Gary's specialty was electrical. In the 11TDS he operated and serviced the power equipment for the PPIF (Photo Processing and Interpretation Facility) and in the DMS and DGS squadrons his job was to provide electrical power for the Portable Ground Director Station used to control the drones. He was also very much involved in the Safety Program for the 432 DGS.
- Gene Kincaid (Australia). Gene served in 4080SRW and 100SRW (SAC) and 22TDS / 432TDG (TAC) and processed film and printed photos taken by the Firebees.
- Dave Matthews (USA). Dave was a Missile Systems Analyst Technician in the 100th SRW/100th AMMS from April 1971 - December 1976, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. During this time he participated in five Combat Dawn tours to Osan AB, Korea. He was then an RPV Master Instructor from January 1976-June 1979 in the 512th Field Training Detachment at Davis-Monthan. He is currently in the C-130J program office at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
- Gerry Ridener (USA). Gerry was supervisor in the maintenance section of the Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) shop for the 432nd Aircraft Generation Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB from 1977 to the end in 1979.
- Robert Chisman (USA). Robert worked for Teledyne-Ryan on the AQM-34L/M, and was a member of the Bumpy Action Team to investigate in-theatre flight problems. He was the airframe project engineer of the development team of the XQM-103.
- Ray Vitkus (USA) worked for Teledyne-Ryan Aeronautical (TRA) during the seventies and eighties, initially as a senior tooling, quality and manufacturing engineer, later as lead engineer on several projects including the Firebee laser target (Model 336 High Altitude Target Skylite) and the Mach 4.3 Firebolt.
- Michael Burke (USA)
- Pedro Fuster (USA)
- Bob Harrington (USA)
- Norman Graf (USA)
- Mark Haswell (Australia)
- Tjepke Heeringa (The Netherlands/USA)
- Drew Hill (USA)
- Duane Kaiser (USA)
- Dane Ligon (USA)
- Rob Mignard (USA)
- Stephen Miller (USA)
- Mark Nankivil (USA)
- Haydn Neal (Australia)
- John Nitka (USA)
- Alan Renga and Tony Beres of the San Diego Aerospace Museum (USA)
- Jan Siebring of the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
- Herb Stark of the Western Museum of Flight (USA)
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