Dawg Flight Christmas Party 1971, Taipei

Dawg Flight Christmas and New Year's Parties
1968 thru 1971

Updated 08 May 2015 / Added 8 April 2005


Great shots of Dawg Flight in Taipei celebrating the Christmas holidays in style.
Shin Nain Kuai Le ("Happy New Year") and Gung Hay Fat Choy ("May Prosperity Be With You")

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1968 Dawg Flight Christmas Party
at the Linkou Club Downtown

(Click to Enlarge)   1969 photo by Carpenter
The 1968 Dawg Flight Christmas Party was held December 1st at the downtown Linkou Club in the "Top Five Lounge" on the second floor.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge)     1968 photos: T. Jorgensen, A. Pirkle, M. Hartz, M. Hine

1.(Left) SSgt. Bob "Huey" Hughes ('67-'68) and Tom "Jorgy" Jorgensen (OR, '68-'70).   2. Al Pirkle (Dawg Flt '67-'69, Able Flt '72-'76) and Tom Jorgensen (right).   3. Maurice Hartz (IA, '68-'69) and his wife arrived early.   4. Merle Meckley (PA, '68-'69) seated on the right facing the camera. Others are unidentified.   5. Unidentified Dawg and guest.


Dawg Flight Christmas Parties
at the 63 Club 1969 and 1970

(Click to Enlarge)   1970 photo by Lentz
The 63 Club...the scene of the 1969, 1970 and 1971 Dawg Flght Christmas Parties.
The parties were held in the Sky Lounge Ballroom on the club's second floor (balcony level in photo).

NOTE: Photos from the 1970 Christmas party are currently not available. Please send us your photos.


1969 photos by Steve Swallom
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1. Steve "PB" Swallom all decked out for the 1969 Dawg Flight Christmas party in his new suit from Mr. Loo's Tailors.
2. Al Luczyk and Steve Swallom are caught by "THE PHANTOM" in the 63 Club lobby prior to the 1969 Christmas party.
3. Al Luczyk having a "Ding Hau" time at the party along with Steve Swallom also at the table.
4. Larry Briske in the lobby before heading upstairs to join the 1969 party in the Sky Lounge Ballroom (and "Top Five Lounge").
5. Larry "Brillo Head" Briske (left) and Greg "HT" Todd "kicking out the jambs" on the dance floor.


photos by Steve Swallom
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1. Dick Ferretti scans the dance floor looking for his "panyo" Lee "Rhee" Higgins at the 1969 Christmas party.
2. Dennis Kuroda (HI) is talking to an unidentified Dawg (back to camera) at the 1969 Christmas party.
3. (From left) Dave "Hondo" Rauh (MA), Brenda and Brian "Baloney" Brady (CT). Bill "Marty" Martin is in the right background on the left facing the camera (others are unidentified).
4. Dennis "Oly" Olson (OR) and guest at the 1969 party.
5. At the 1969 Dawg Flight Christmas party, MSgt. Scott (left) and his wife are joined onstage by Ron Mundwiller and his wife in the Sky Lounge Ballroom of the 63 Club. Ron Mundwiller is holding a serving bowl from the china tableware set (on floor-foreground) the newlyweds received as a wedding present from Dawg Flight.
    NOTE: The 1970 Dawg Flight Christmas party was also held at the 63 Club...photos from that Christmas party are currently not available. Please send us your photos...


Dawg Flight New Year's Eve Party
Dec. 31, 1970 at the Club on the Hill

1970 photos: (1.) Steve Swallom   (2. & below left) Dennis Bass (NSG: 1970-71) courtesy of "LinkouNavy.com"   (3. & 4.) Mike Hine
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(1.-above) Linkou Club on the Hill where Dawg Flight celebrated a rockin' New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1970.
(2.-above) A rare shot of Dawg Flight celebrating New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 1970 at the Linkou Club on the Hill along with the WAFs (at tables across the room), prior to working a mid later that night. The Dawgs are visible at the long table in the background (right corner) along the back wall adjacent to the service window (center background) and under the TV (top of photo). The bartender is shown behind the bar just to the left of the service window.
  The Navy (NSG) Delta Section is at the table in the foreground...they also worked a mid that night. The shot was taken standing on the dance floor in front of the bandstand looking toward the entrance to the dining room, which is just off to the left background.
(PHOTO ON LEFT-cropped from Photo 2. above) Larry "Jeep" Reuben is on the far right wearing a red shirt and black vest. Also, at the table are George "Sergio" Raseta, Ray "Chocolato" Badolato, Bill "Gordy" Gordon,"THE PHANTOM" Carpenter, "Pig Body"" Swallom, "Dirty Al" Brewer, Fred "Sgt. K" Kirschstein, "Mouse" Emerson, Mike Hine, "SSgt"Lentz, and several others who are unidentified. The kitchen's service window is shown on the far left.
  Note: After "bleeding" badly on that New Year's Eve mid the Dawgs rallied the next morning, grabbed taxis outside the Main Gate, and reconvened at the Linkou Club downtown for a few "eye openers"..."Shin Nain Kuai Le" (Happy New Year)...!

(3.) The Dawgs "kicked out the jambs" to the rockin' sounds of the "Ritmos" at the club on New Year's Eve 1970.
(4.) Waitress Louise at the Linkou Club on the Hill during the 1970 Christmas holidays. The decorated kitchen door is on her left, the service window is around the corner to her left, and the main dining room, bandstand, and dance floor (all shown in the previous photos) are straight ahead.


The 1971 Dawg Flight Christmas Party
at the 63 Club, December 12, 1971

(Click to Enlarge)   1971 photo by Max Wagner
Bill "Witt" Wittenberg, sporting the latest Edwardian look from Mr. Loo's Tailors is joined on stage by
(L-R): Dave Probst, Scott Heister, Harold Cooksey, John Hanretty and Ted "Teddy Bear" Johnson.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner
1. Master of Ceremonies, Jim "LT" Hansen, kicks off the festivities by singing the national anthem.
2. "LT" tries to read the gift card without glasses only to discover his arm is too short.
3. "Man-about-town" Cuzin' Bruce Weagle and his stunning celebrity date.
4. Max "Daddy Wags" Wagner's party guest.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner

1. Charles "Chuck" Jenkins (VA) and Georgia at the 1971 Dawg Flight Christmas party.
2. After rubbing it with a quarter, "Witt" discovers his new ashtray isn't really gold as "LT" Hansen claimed... John Hanretty (center) and Scott Heister look on.
3. Don Wilson (seated-right) "blowing smoke" with a saujay. Young 'Un" Bill Meyer (center-at mirror) is at the bar getting "carded" again. Jim Haverstock is also at the bar (left mirror with navy jacket). Bill Prucha (beige suit-back to camera) is standing on the far left.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by J. Parker (photo 1.) and Max Wagner
1. Jim "LT" Jansen receives the "coveted" Flying "D" Award (awarded monthly) as a fun gift from Dawg Flight.
2. "We always knew Parker had brass balls...!" Harold Cooksey, Scott Heister and John Hanretty join Johnny onstage.
3. Johnny Parker and Ruby.
4. Joe Morrell (left) and Scott Heister.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner
1. Jim "LT" Hansen presents Ted Johnson with the "prestigious" Eager Beaver Award
with Harold Cooksey, Scott Heister and John Hanretty in the background.
2. Fred "Wheatgerm" Hayfield onstage with an U/ID Dawg.
3. Scott Hiester, John Hanretty and SSgt. Paul "Moon" Edwards.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner
1. Paul "Pope" Schultz
2. Ken "Cool Hand" Larson (left), Harold Cooksey, Scott Heister and Fred Hayfield.
3. Ken Larson (left), Harold Cooksey and Scott Heister.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner
1. Tim "Two Shoes" Kerekes with the "Bell of the Ball", Michiko.
2. Scott Heister presents Jim Haverstock with a new pillow for napping at work on mids along with all the other 203s.
3.Two smooth operators, Bill Prucha (left) and Mike McGee with party dates Mara (left) and Terri.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos by Max Wagner
1. Roman "Oak" Okrei, future lawyer and judge, receives his first law book,
"The Uniform Code of Military Justice" from Scott Heister.
2. "Young'un" Bill Meyer produces his military ID card to prove he's old enough to drink.
3. Scott Heister presents Tom "Lips" Lippert with a 63 Club ashtray.


(Click on Photos to Enlarge) 1971 photos: (1. & 2.) Max Wagner (3.) Ray Riccitello
1.Brian "Baloney" Brady (right), John Hanretty (microphone), Harold Cooksey and Scott Heister (background).
2. John Hanretty (Left), Scott Heister, Harold Cooksey and Charles "Mac" McAtee (right).
3. (From left) Dan Rish, Fred Hayfield, Chuck Jenkins and Scott Heister. (Photo by Ray Riccitello)



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