Jack Geist

RAF Brize Norton Radar Approach Controller (USAF)

An Air Traffic Controller (Radar Approach Control) operating at RAF Brize Norton during the early 1960s, Jack Geist commented about speaking to Lincoln Air Force Base crews who would often "Reflex Action" or TDY (deploy) to Europe periodically.

During July or August 1960, Mr. Geist approached a Lincoln B-47 crew about flying home his Basset hound "Dutchess" to Lincoln. The crew agreed as long as he could build a cage that would fit in the side-aisle of the B-47. He did so and thus the dog was flown to Lincoln and picked up by his brother.