It has been a long time since I first thought of a book with all the photos
and documents about the old base that I've been collecting for the last 15
Finally, it is a DVD and, yes, at last, it is now available!
It contains 600+ photos (sorted by years, most of them
given or sent by many of you), the text of a lecture I made in December for
the Laon Rotary-Club about the history of the base, a video visit of the
base by Tami Smith, a dependent who came and visited it in July 2011, a
slideshow by Jerry McAuliffe and an aerial video of the base I made in
September 2013 with an ultra-light gyro, my brother Jean-Loup being the
Since 1999 when I created the website
www.laonnois.com and 2005 when I took over
created by Tom Laseter, in order to keep these websites
absolutely independent, I've always paid on my own for the hosting and
maintenance, and never accepted any financial help. Now, I'm unemployed and
it's quite impossible for someone my age to find a job in France (crazy, but
that's it!). So, because I don't want to ask for funds without trading
something in exchange, the DVD will help me to go on with the websites, that
I'm currently merging so that laonnois.com will be the French version and
laonafb.com the American/English version of a same improved site.
Because of the different TV systems (PAL in Europe and NTSC in the U.S.A.)
the American version of the DVD is a "Data disk".
It is readable on computers
(no menu - just use the files like you are used to from other external
devices). Of course, you can connect your computer to your TV.
It is readable on TV DVD players and Blue-Ray players only if they are MPEG
and JPEG compatible.
How to get it?
The price is 20.00 euros, and the cost of international shipping is 8.5
euros (usually 10 days for delivery).
Just fill the form by clicking here
will receive within a few hours a "PayPal" form asking you to pay 28.50 euros. It is not
necessary to have a Paypal account; it will be possible to pay with your
Please NO CHECK in US dollars. The French "banksters" would charge me 16.00
euros for change (yes, per check, whatever the amount be!).
THE CLEVELAND, OH, REUNION
Do not forget that there will be a big LAON reunion in Cleveland, OH,
The reunion is for 38th Bomb Wing, 126th Bomb Wing, 66th Tac Recon Wing and
I will be there and I do hope to see many of you.
It is still time to register!
Contact James Mihaloew
Wishing ya'll the best!!!
E-mails : Please let me know when you
change your e-mail address. Too many of my mails are still returned as "undeliverable".
Also, as I wrote previously, many of my (collective or
individual) messages are returned to me as "spam" with the mention "blocked
for abuse" by several providers, so that I can no longer reach
several of you.
Some providers don't let yourself decide what is good for you to receive or not...!
In some cases, you can avoid this blocking by adding my mail address to your