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#1 Nic

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 06:58 AM

Hello all,

 

I recently purchased a small insignia grouping related to a Captain who flew F-111 missions in Vietnam.  There was no name associated with the items, however there was a dog tag was included.  I had figured it was the Captains.  I started researching the name on the tag yesterday and noticed the serial number was something I've never seen before.  I was wondering if anyone has come across a tag like this?  I have another dog tag from the 60s in a grouping named to a F-104 Starfighter pilot.  This one is the same size and style as that one.  Any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks! 

 

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#2 smwinter207

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:49 AM

Was this a flight training dog tag?



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 07:56 AM

Interesting thought. There was a 3575th Pilot Training Squadron patch with the grouping.

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:15 AM

Don't know if this is right or not as it pertains to your dog tag but I found this.

 

Another particular series of Service Numbers had prefix Z, as used by members of the Maritime Service / Merchant Marine (e.g. Z-435, Z-4419, Z-33303, Z-403573).



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Posted 03 August 2019 - 10:24 AM

On second thought, I found this.  During that time period the aviation cadets would've been training on North American TB-25 Mitchell's, a medium bomber.

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#6 Nic

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 08:55 PM

Matt....thanks for the newspaper clipping! That helps out a lot.

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 03:08 AM

You're welcome Nic.  :)




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