Miles Netzer was mostly stationed out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in California although he didn't spend much time there. He deployed several times to multiple theaters. His parent unit for the majority of his time in the military was VMGR-352, which was a Marine KC-130 squadron. Their planes conducted air-to-air refueling on helicopters and jets; ground refueling of helos and vehicles; aerial delivery of supplies, people, illumination and pretty much anything you can think to throw out the back of an airplane; and a whole lot of regular cargo transport. They flew with a crew of about five marines filling different positions. He was a Crew Chief responsible for all maintenance, inflight trouble shooting, and operation of several aircraft systems, among other things.
Iraq War, 2003-2011; Operation Iraqi Freedom; Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001-
Branch of Service
United States Marine Corps
Date of Recording
Location of Recording
University of Montana School of Journalism
This interview was conducted as part of the Journalism 340 class project in the fall of 2013. Students conducted interviews with local war veterans. These interviews are available in this online collection and will also be included in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
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1 hour, 53 minutes
Netzer, Miles L., "Interview with Miles Netzer" (2013). University of Montana Student Veterans Oral Histories. 5.