I do not have copies to sell, but I have the Directories you are asking about and can provide information from them. #5767 was first assigned by the club in 1961
. It first appears in the 1962
Membership Directory that was published at the start of 1962
reflecting membership at the end of 1961
In the 1962
, & 1965
Directories, #5767 is listed to H.E. & Margaret Armstrong, 2511 Altura Ave, El Paso, Tx. No numbered caravans are listed. The Armstrongs are not listed in the Courtesy Parking, Citizens Band Club Member, nor Amateur Radio Club Member sections of the Directories.
In the 1966
Directory, your parents number and last name appear in the numerical listings section, but they are not listed in the alphabetical listings. This most often indicates a late membership renewal, after the alphabetical listings were compiled, but before the numerical listings were compiled, which occurred last.
I am missing the 1967
Directory. In the 1968
Directory (membership as of late 1967), #5767 has been reassigned to a Jon W. & Fern Uekert of Albuquerque, NM. The Uekerts are last listed in the 1985 Directory, still in Albuquerque, no caravans listed.
#5767 was next reassigned in the 1989 Directory to a couple from Canada.
Given that El Paso to Albuquerque is about 270 miles, it is possible that the Uekerts bought your parents Airstream after they left the club and were assigned the same number that was already on their trailer. Of course if family records indicate your parents did not sell their Airstream until sometime in 1968
or later, it would disprove this theory. And if your parents did sell their Airstream in 1966
, it is clearly not certain that they sold it to the Uekerts, because the club does not keep records of the actual Airstreams owned by members and open numbers could be reassigned to any new member.
That's all I can turn up in Membership Directories.
I have one more document that sheds a little more light on the event you mention, though. I have a copy of the July 1963
Caravanner newspaper that has 4 photographs from President Kennedy's visit to the White Sands Missile Range.
There is no big story, but there are four photos with long captions. Three of the four photos show Airstream trailers.
One photo caption notes that pairs of Airstreams that served as temporary Hospital shelters and offices during a series of weapons tests were situated at three widely separated locations on the vast missile range, suggesting that a total of six Airstreams participated in this event.
Another photo caption mentions that the trailers were supplied by Ed Shenk, Airstream Dealer in El Paso, Tx. Since WBCCI numbers can be seen on some of the Airstreams in the photos, it would seem that he arranged for club members to bring their trailers rather than providing all of them himself off the sales lot.
In one of the photos #5767 can be made out on the front of an Airstream, but from that angle I cannot tell the year and model. Based upon the other Airstream in the same photo bearing a Red Cross and likely a Hospital sign, and no red cross on the front of #5767, we might guess that your parents trailer may have served as an office at one of the three locations.
In yet another photo, the president is seen stepping out of what I believe to be a 1961
or 1962 22' Safari Twin Bed Airstream made in California with a Hospital sign on the side. From the side profile there is no way to see the WBCCI number on that trailer. The photo caption notes that the president used that Airstream as his temporary office during his visit. Being marked as a Hospital trailer makes it seem unlikely that he was walking out of your parents Airstream.
Do you know the year, length, and model of Airstream that your parents owned?
Anyway, that is all the information I can turn up in my records. Hope it helps.