Sembach Missileers

Sembach Missileers

38th TAC Missile Wing Missileers (USAF) - Sembach, AB. Germany

Sembach Air Base

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This website is dedicated to former members of the 38th Tactical Missile Wing (USAF) that were stationed at Sembach Air Base, Germany between August, 1959 and September, 1966.

    • August 20, 1959 – 38th TMW headquarters moved from Hahn AB, Germany to Sembach AB, Germany
    • September 25th, 1966 – 38th TMW deactivated (Mace A TM-76A / MGM-13A curtailed)

Upon its arrival at Sembach AB, the 38th TMW initially wielded the shorter range Matador TM-61C, ground-to-ground cruise missile system, but shortly afterwards migrated to the longer range Mace A TM-76A (MGM-13A) weapons system.

Organizational Mace A missile units at Sembach AB included:

We hope that you enjoy this website as much as we enjoy compiling the information, photos and anecdotes that you will find here.

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  • Photos, Special Orders and anecdotes wanted – all Sites & Squadrons (822nd TMS, 823rd TMS, 887th TMS, 587th MMS, 38th MMS and 38th TMW).

Please contact me if you can help. Danke schön!

Russ Reston
823rd TMS — Crew 2-15

Recent "News" Items

“Pit Fire” Gone Wrong
Submitted by Bill Schneider (October 6, 2020) I am submitting photos of a training “Pit Fire” staged for Sembach locals (circa 1963), where we doused...
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Were you married while at Sembach?
From: James DutcherSubject: Were you married while stationed at Sembach AB?Date: October 3, 2020To: Sembach Missileers Not sure if the following news is appropriate for our site, but wanted...
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