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#26 P-40Warhawk

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:46 PM

3rd Engineers Company F December 1931, Schofield Barracks, T.H.

 

Excellent! Thanks! The engineer was there within a couple of years of that picture, so that is probably exactly how it looked. It does seem to have a plan engineer BOS disk without the unit number from what I can see. Next time I have it out I will get a photo; I just need to find the correct pinback DUI's (sad thing is that it looks like they were present for years, until someone took them off) and collar disks. It came with the original no-sew patch still on it thankfully.



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:21 PM

11TH Medical Regiment - Hawaiian Division 1939, N.S. Meyer screwback

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 03 December 2018 - 12:31 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:27 PM

11th Medical Regiment - Hawaiian Division  http://www.usmilitar...sion-1922-1941/

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  • 11th Medical Hawaiian Division 1940 004.jpg
  • 11th Medical Hawaiian Division 001.jpg
  • 11th Medical Regiment 15 years 001.jpg

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:38 PM

Ambulance Company No. 9 - Predecessor Medical Unit at Schofield Barracks, T.H.

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:00 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg
  • 18th Pursuit Group 002.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 08 December 2018 - 04:30 PM.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:10 PM

HAWAIIAN AIR FORCE - DI on display at Hickam AFB

 

Photo: 4th Observation Squadron 1924, Wheeler Field, T.H.

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  • Hawaiian Air Force DUI 1941 001.jpg
  • Hawaiian Air Force DUI 1941 002.jpg
  • Hawaiian Air Force DUI 1941 003.jpg
  • 4th Observation Squadron NCOs & Officers Wheeler Field 1924.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 08 December 2018 - 12:15 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

5th Composite Group - Hawaiian Department, Luke Field (Ford Island) T.H. (Many more detailed photos of the wings and pilots here - Pineapple Army: Luke Field http://www.usmilitar...tory-of-hawaii/ )

 

The coat of arms for the 5th Composite Group, Air Service was approved 24 June 1924; amended 20 November 1925 and redesignated 15 April 1939 (5th Bombardment Group)

 

Shield:  Party per pale nebuly vert and sable a death's head argent winged or.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, argent and vert a bull's head caboshed azure and armed or.

Motto:  Kiai O Ka Lewa (Guardians of the Upper regions)

Ref. Massaro

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:33 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron Headquarters

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:44 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron, Engineering Section

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 08 December 2018 - 04:24 PM.
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Posted 08 December 2018 - 02:48 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron, Supply Section

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron, Flight Section and Parachute Department

Note:  The detail photo is interesting as it shows either a native american or native Hawaiian and also what may be the oldest private in the Air Service.  Also, it's commanded by pilot 1st LT Offutt who also commands the engineering section above.  He may be related to 1st LT Jarvis Offutt (lost in 1918) namesake of Offutt Air Force Base.

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:06 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron, Maintenance Section

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  • 005a.jpg
  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

Edited by Salvage Sailor, 08 December 2018 - 04:25 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

18th Pursuit Group - Hawaiian Department (Wheeler Field, T.H.)  N.S. Meyer pinback and screwback

 

(18A) The coat of arms for the 18th Pursuit Group was approved 21 February 1931 and redesignated 25 September 1943

 

Shield:  Or a fighting cock with wings displayed sable wattled and combed gules.

Crest:  On a wreath of the colors, or and sable, the two wings conjoined and displayed tenne

Motto:  Unguibus et rostro (With talons and beak)

Ref. Massaro

 

 

Hawaiian Department units which also wore the 18th Pursuit Group DI and Hawaiian Department SSI

 

All part of the Seventy Fifth Service Squadron, Air Corps, Schofield Barracks, T.H.  (Photos taken at Wheeler Field, 1936)

 

75th Service Squadron, 11th Photo Section

 

Of note here is the 11th Photo Section attached to the 75th.  They were the primary photographic unit for the Hawaiian Department and Division.  You'll see them credited on many US Army photos taken in the Department throughout the 1920's and 1930's.  

 

Also, did you notice all of the super shiny Air Service collar brass in these photos?  Many of them may be the 4 piece Oroid (artificial gold) collar brass made by Hilborn-Hamburger as shown in this topic http://www.usmilitar...nged-prop-disc/

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  • 18th Pursuit Group 001.jpg

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:22 PM

18th Bombardment Wing, Hawaiian Air Force - The 18th Composite Wing served as part of the defense force for the Hawaiian Islands from 1 May 1931 – 29 January 1942. It inactivated after suffering disastrous losses in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941)

 

Assignments & Lineage
 
Established as the 18th Composite Wing on 8 May 1929
Activated on 1 May 1931
Hawaiian Department, 1 May 1931

Redesignated 18th Wing on 1 September 1937

Redesignated 18th Bombardment Wing on 19 October 1940
Hawaiian Air Force, 1 November 1940 – 29 January 1942
Inactivated on 29 January 1942

 

18th BOMBARDMENT WING (18C1) Gemsco screwback
 
The badge for the wing was approved 31 January 1940
On a trefoil an erupting volcano proper rising out of a greenish water base, silhouetted against a blue sky behind a silver three bladed propeller.
The sample of the distinctive insignia was approved 13 July 1940
Ref. Massaro

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  • 18th Bombardment Wing 001.jpg
  • 18th Bombardment Wing 002.jpg


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Posted 09 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

HAWAIIAN AIR FORCE - DI on display at Hickam AFB

 

Photo: 4th Observation Squadron 1924, Wheeler Field, T.H.

 

14th Pursuit Wing & 6th Pursuit Squadron

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:35 PM

A small collection of 13th FAR DI's and Collar devices.  The shield DI is from the 1920's period.

 

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Do you have photos of Company B 13 FAR dated 1925 - 1928 as my grandfather was assigned to that unit.  He was running from the "LAW" and enlisted under an assumed name of Fred R. McLoud.  The Army suited him well as he enlisted under his real name (Ralph A. Lurvey) in 1929 and retired in 1959 as a CWO and promoted to Capt on the retired list.

 

Thanks, Mason

 

P.S. always looking for period 13th FAR material!

 

 

 

 

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:33 PM

 

18th Bombardment Wing, Hawaiian Air Force - The 18th Composite Wing served as part of the defense force for the Hawaiian Islands from 1 May 1931 – 29 January 1942. It inactivated after suffering disastrous losses in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941)

 

Assignments & Lineage
 
Established as the 18th Composite Wing on 8 May 1929
Activated on 1 May 1931
Hawaiian Department, 1 May 1931

Redesignated 18th Wing on 1 September 1937

Redesignated 18th Bombardment Wing on 19 October 1940
Hawaiian Air Force, 1 November 1940 – 29 January 1942
Inactivated on 29 January 1942

 

18th BOMBARDMENT WING (18C1) Gemsco screwback
 
The badge for the wing was approved 31 January 1940
On a trefoil an erupting volcano proper rising out of a greenish water base, silhouetted against a blue sky behind a silver three bladed propeller.
The sample of the distinctive insignia was approved 13 July 1940
Ref. Massaro

 

 

Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, 18th Bombardment Wing, Air Corps, Hickam Field, T.H. November 1941

 

Just a few weeks later this shiny new B-17 will be a pile of scrap and the 18th Bombardment Wing would be wiped out.

 

Many of the men in this photo went on to long careers in the USAF.  The squadron commander, 1st LT James V. Edmundson would become LT General Edmundson.  The adjutant, 2nd LT Carlyle Coleman was a DSC/KIA as a Captain with the 31st BS, 5th BG, 13th AF on 10DEC42

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  • 18th Bombardment Wing 001.jpg


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:43 PM

A small collection of 13th FAR DI's and Collar devices.  The shield DI is from the 1920's period.

 

S.S

 

Do you have photos of Company B 13 FAR dated 1925 - 1928 as my grandfather was assigned to that unit.  He was running from the "LAW" and enlisted under an assumed name of Fred R. McLoud.  The Army suited him well as he enlisted under his real name (Ralph A. Lurvey) in 1929 and retired in 1959 as a CWO and promoted to Capt on the retired list.

 

Thanks, Mason

 

P.S. always looking for period 13th FAR material!

 

 

Aloha Mason,

 

Thanks for posting those 13th FA items.

 

I trolled through some of my photo collection and found several 13th Field Artillery photos and rosters, but they were all from the 1930's.  I may yet come across some from the 1925-1928 period and when I do, I'll post them here.

 

13th Field Artillery, N.S. Meyer screwback

Constituted 1 July 1916 in the Regular Army the 13th Field Artillery
Organized 1 June 1917 at Camp Stewart, Texas
Assigned 10 December 1917 to the 4th Division
Relieved 4 October 1920 from assignment to the 4th Division
Assigned 1 March 1921 to the Hawaiian Division (later redesignated as the 24th Infantry Division)
Reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1941 as the 13th Field Artillery Battalion (24th Infantry Division)

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  • 13th Field Artillery 003.jpg


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:51 PM

Battery A, 13th Field Artillery posing in front of their barracks quad, Schofield Barracks December 1931 and again in December 1932

(rosters available if any members need a look up)

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 06:56 PM

That last 13th FA photo from December 1932 also came with a good aerial shot of the expanding Wheeler Field and the Schofield Barracks expansion underway by the 3rd Engineers.  As you can see, it was still a grass field studded with guava stumps.  Photo taken by the 11th Photo Section, Air Corps, Wheeler Field

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  • 11th Photo Section December 1932 001.jpg
  • Hawaiian Department 003.jpg

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:03 PM

Headquarters Battery and Battery A 13th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, T.H. December 1936

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  • 13th Field Artillery Battery A Schofield Barracks December 1936 001.jpg


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:11 PM

1st Battalion and 2nd Battalion 13th Field Artillery, November 1939 Schofield Barracks, T.H.

 

The 2nd Battalion photo is not dated but judging from the uniforms I'd say it's also the 1938 to 1940 timeframe.  The major difference being the color of the ties, Black vs. Khaki.

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  • 13th Field Artillery 1st Battalion Schofield Barracks November 1939 001.jpg


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:15 PM

Fort Ruger - Fort Armstrong - Fort DeRussy - Fort Hase

 

The 16th Coast Artillery Regiment was a Coast Artillery regiment in the United States Army, Along with the 15th Coast Artillery, it manned the Harbor Defenses of Honolulu and other fortified sites on Oahu, Hawaii from 1924 until broken up into battalions in August 1944 as part of an Army-wide reorganization.The regiment manned a large number of gun batteries at locations all over Oahu.   Most of the forts where they were assigned were originally built 1899-1910, and had been in caretaker status for more than 30 years. On the morning of 7 December 1941, the soldiers of the 16th Coast Artillery manned their anti-aircraft guns, bringing down six of the attacking Japanese aircraft.

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 07:16 PM

The 16th Coast Artillery Regiment

 

Fort Ruger - Fort Armstrong - Fort DeRussy - Fort Hase

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 11:21 PM

16th Coast Artillery Headquarters, Fort Ruger, T.H. 1925

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