~MEMBERS CAREER BIOGRAPHY~
Frayser C. Holler
1946 - High school gradutade.
1948 - Embry-Riddle School of Aviation.
April 28, 1948 joined Army Air Force.
1948 - 1957 at Sheppard AFB, TX. as a Maintenance Instructor.
1957 – at Edward Gary AFB, San Marcos, TX. as a Maintenance Instructor.
1957 – at Sheppard AFB, TX. as a Maintenance Instructor. During my carrier I spent nine years at Sheppard AFB, TX., one year as a BMT instructor and the rest as an instructor on B-36’s, B-25’s, YC-125’s, F-51’s, C-97’s and others. I was the 35th enlisted man assigned to Sheppard AFB, TX. when it re-opened in 1948.
1958 – at Osan AB, Korea as Maintenance NCOIC on H-19’s.
1959 – at Eglin AFB, FL. as Maintenance NCOIC on H-19’s.
1960 - 1964 at Turner AFB, GA. with the 3rd ARRS as NCOIC Helicopter Maintenance on H-21’s & H-43’s. While at Turner AFB, Ga. went TDY to Georgetown, Guyana, Venezuela, Suriname, French Guiana & Brazil with H-21's. Also TDY to Port Moresby, Papua, New Guinea with H-43B's. Spent 2 months aboard a MSTS ship General Shoup with H-43B's. Traveled the Bismark Archipelago supplying HIRAN sites. One site was at 9870 feet.
1964 – 1965 at Bolling AFB, D.C. with the 1001st Helicopter Squadron on H-13’s & H-21’s.
1965 – 1970 at Andrews AFB, MD. as NCOIC of Helicopter Maintenance with the 1001st Helicopter Squadron on H-1’s & H-21’s. While at the 1001st we got a helicopter out of storage at Silver Hill, Md. It was either an H-1 or H-4. Can't remember much except it had a Pratt and Whitney 985 engine, rotor blades were fabric covered, the fuselage was molded quarter inch plywood. The aircraft log said it had served in the CBI during WWII. We transported it to Sheppard AFB, TX. via C-124 and put it on display to celebrate 25 years of helicopters in the Air Force. Don't remember the dates.
1970 - 1972 at Anderson AFB, Guam as NCOIC of Helicopter Maintenance on HH-43’s.
1972 – 1975 at Wurtsmith AFB, MI. with the 379th Bomb Wing as Maintenance Superintendant from where he retired to Albany, GA.
After retirement I entered the landscaping maintenance business and also took a position, for nine years, as Military Aide for Congressman Charles Hatcher.