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4th ACCS

Postby Chris Tac Guy on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:06 pm

Hi there, The other day my mother gave me a coffee cup that belonged to my Uncle. On it was written "Chris" on one side and "4th ACCS" on the other. Now I knew my uncle had been an officer in the air force and worked in SAC. My mom said that they called him Chris even though his name was William Christofolis, because his last name was too long. Does anybody here remember the unit? Was is a large unit or small enough where there's a chance somebody knew him?

Any info would be appreciated either about the unit, or at best if somebody knew him. I really didnt know him, he pasted during a SAR mission when i was young in the 70's.
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Re: 4th ACCS

Postby AE on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:01 pm

When I was assigned to the unit (1989-1992), the 4 ACCS was billed as the largest flying squadron in the USAF. I don't recall the exact number but I'm pretty sure it was hundreds. Nevertheless, although it was a large squadron I believe we prided ourselves in considering everyone "family" and I would be surprised if someone was assigned who didn't know the last names, at least, of everyone in the unit. I suspect there were even many who knew first names. I can tell you that if he was in the squadron while I was, he did a darned good job of staying hidden as I don't recall the name at all.
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Re: 4th ACCS

Postby paccs1 on Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:22 am

I too was assigned to the ACCS from 1989 to 1992. Don't remember him... Does anyone remember Bob McIntyre? Know his whereabouts?
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Re: 4th ACCS

Postby sacman on Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:38 am

I worked with a William Christofolis in the late 60's at Minot AFB. I am currently scanning old pictures which lead me to put his name in Bing.
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Re: 4th ACCS

Postby orbitman on Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:05 pm

Your uncle, Chris Cristofoulos, was an ALCS crewmember in the early 70's. We mostly called him 'Bill'. When we ordered our SQDN mugs we could stipulate whatever name we wanted on the mug. I have mine still and it has 'BERN' on it. I believe he was an MCCC-A. I think he was a Captain with around 10 years in the USAF and certainly had had, by that point in his career, several years of outstanding SAC missile experience before being selected for an ALCS billet. We were all selected by a board of higher-ranking officers at SAC HQ. I did not know him real well since he was PCS-ing into our unit as I was being reassigned to another unit. I do remember him as a 'good guy' as were almost all of our combat crewmembers. I sent you a PM with more info.
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Re: 4th ACCS

Postby Capt. Bill on Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:24 am

sacman wrote:I worked with a William Christofolis in the late 60's at Minot AFB. I am currently scanning old pictures which lead me to put his name in Bing.


I got to Minot in late 1969 and I remember that name.
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