ABCCC C=130 Command Post -1967
ABCCC was the final communications link between the fighters and bombers on their way to their targets. Sometimes these controllers ( all rated fighter pilots ) would divert fighters and bombers to other higher priority targets.
We kept 2 of these C-130s on station above Laos and Vietnam 24 hours per day. We made takeoffs at higher gross weights than normally authorized - very close to Emergency War Order gross weight limit of 175,000 lbs. This allowed us to carry enough fuel to remain on station for 12 hours. Our call-signs were hillsboro, cricket, moonbeam, and alleycat.