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#26 firefighter

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:30 AM

Today I had time to look more closely at the all-yellow helmet, plus a nice F-4 model: each had a surprise - his name on them. Most surprising was seeing his name painted below the canopy on the model. He was with VF-21 Freelancers on the Ranger then. 

 

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That is one incredible group. Interesting that he got the F-4 model in Angeles and not Po City.They were all over out side Clark but they also had them outside of Subic. They would also personalize anything you asked them too.

Again, AMAZING group. Those log books are a real part of Navy history.


#27 Bob Hudson

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:35 AM

 

 

That is one incredible group. Interesting that he got the F-4 model in Angeles and not Po City.They were all over out side Clark but they also had them outside of Subic. They would also personalize anything you asked them too.

Again, AMAZING group. Those log books are a real part of Navy history.

 

 

The family kept all of the logs, photos and other documents plus insignia. 

 

But, a named group of helmets and flight gear like this is pretty impressive as is, for sure.



#28 Bob Hudson

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 10:36 AM

Here's a Snoopy tool named to squadron VF-302. These were for the DZUS fasteners attaching removeable panels to the airframe. 

 

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#29 Bob Hudson

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:20 AM

His career as flight surgeon and RIO rear seaters is impressive, but I'm sure he was quite impressed with the career of his father-in-law, a Navy Cross recipient:

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:03 PM

very impressive for sure.and it's great you were able to get pics of the logs......................dave



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 03:21 AM

Thanks for posting, fantastic group! The “Airdales” and Air Force guys kept the gooks off us in 72, thank God for them.

#32 boxerdogi

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 03:21 AM

Any chance the oxygen masks might be tucked away some where?



#33 Bob Hudson

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:13 AM

Any chance the oxygen masks might be tucked away some where?


I doubt it.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 07:50 AM

Here's a flight suit he may have worn when he was a wing flight surgeon:

 

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:10 AM

Here is most of the grouping in one shot: not shown is his aviator's kit bag. I removed the stand from the F-4 model for this photo.

 

 

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 03:56 PM

I was able to get a nice bronze plaque for his Vietnam squadron VF-154, Black Knights. The name plate had been removed. There is also a cut-edge VF 154 patch. I don't know where it was made or when.

 

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 06:31 PM

A testimony to the size of the KIT BAG, FLYERS:

 

This holds the five flightsuits, two torso harnesses and the g-suit. 

 

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:03 AM

WOW.. what a grouping...




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