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Posted 14 July 2018 - 06:50 PM

A pair of photos from the National Guardsman magazines of 1956 with one Captain  Norma Parsons. Parsons, a CBI vet, was apparently the first woman officer in the Air National Guard from any state.

 

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And this online period find of her, haven't found an OBIT of her, even using her apparent married name, Erb, could she still be around!!

 

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 05:01 AM

Senior NCOs, including a First Sergeant on the left, in Taiwan in 1957

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 05:58 AM

Wondering what type field uniforms my Dad wore in the Korean War as a medic in 1952? I have a few pics of him but I'm unable to tell what type OD's he is wearing...

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 06:56 AM



Wondering what type field uniforms my Dad wore in the Korean War as a medic in 1952? I have a few pics of him but I'm unable to tell what type OD's he is wearing...

He probably wore your standard Army HBT fatiques and Field Jacket and or Parka, either the M43 or M47 Herringbone Twills, sometime they even wore Army HBT overalls.

 

 

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Here's two Airman at Naha Okinawa Air Base just before shipping out to Korea in late June 1950,

 

And this page on a Airman who fought in the Trenches in 52-53 as a Forward Observer, probably an, Assistant F/O.

 

https://donmooreswar.../17/tim-bryant/



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:21 AM

Awesome...thanks!! In one pic it looks like he has a one piece hbt coveralls...in another it appears he had a field jacket, maybe an M43?

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:23 AM

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Edited by blau-und-weiss, 07 August 2018 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

Not sure if the above link is valid or not, but it shows a couple of pics that I'm inquiring about

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:21 AM

Tan (or is it khaki?) Ike 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:22 AM

Blue Ike with embroidered, possibly bullion, enlisted collar discs

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:36 AM

These appear to be gold cut-out collar discs and hat device with the new Air Force chevrons and a combat patch on the right sleeve. The combat patch looks like either IX Corps or 106th Infantry Division to me. Plus he's wearing an unidentified SSI on the left sleeve. It also looks like he has a few knots on his Good Conduct ribbon.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:54 AM

Mixture of uniforms including an NCO second from right who appears to be wearing the bush jacket. Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 05:55 AM

Khaki shorts worn by an NCO of an explosive ordnance disposal unit in the Philippines 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:07 AM

The man wearing the khaki shorts is a a Capt. not an NCO according to the photo caption.



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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:23 AM

The man wearing the khaki shorts is a a Capt. not an NCO according to the photo caption.

Yes, my mistake.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:12 AM

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Nicely patched up fatique shirt on a Tech Sgt of an unknown unit, numbered 526 (any ideas on unit you Flyboys?) foto from the late 60's lets say.

526th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

 

I was thinking more 1970's, but close examination shows what appears to be a green-colored F-102 patch on his shoulder. Somewhat odd, because the colors of the 526th were usually red, black, or both. Perhaps the maintenance guys wore green(?)  Also, the squadron patch above his name, though blurry, looks to be the Interceptor version and not the later Tactical Fighter. The 526th flew the 102 until 1968. 

Great photo!



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 09:17 AM

No other info so far on him other than the caption.

 

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:11 PM

Found this:

"......The first aircraft crash at the base occurred early Saturday, November 28, 1953. The Beechcraft AT-11 (C-45) twin engine monoplane bound for Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, was piloted by Captain Francis N. Satterlee, Public Information Officer for the base. Satterlee was seriously injured receiving a broken left leg below the knee, cuts and contusions. The three passengers received minor injuries. The aircraft crashed approximately 75 yards off the runway after going out of control following liftoff. It was Satterlee's first crash. He was a veteran RCAF and USAF pilot with combat experience in Korea........"

So his other wings are Canadian, not actually British, which I thought on first looking at pic.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:14 PM

No other info so far on him other than the caption.

 

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Found this:
 
"......The first aircraft crash at the base occurred early Saturday, November 28, 1953. The Beechcraft AT-11 (C-45) twin engine monoplane bound for Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, was piloted by Captain Francis N. Satterlee, Public Information Officer for the base. Satterlee was seriously injured receiving a broken left leg below the knee, cuts and contusions. The three passengers received minor injuries. The aircraft crashed approximately 75 yards off the runway after going out of control following liftoff. It was Satterlee's first crash. He was a veteran RCAF and USAF pilot with combat experience in Korea........"
 
So his other wings are Canadian, not actually British, which I thought on first looking at pic.


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Posted 25 September 2018 - 05:52 PM

A pair of photos from the National Guardsman magazines of 1956 with one Captain  Norma Parsons. Parsons, a CBI vet, was apparently the first woman officer in the Air National Guard from any state.

 

attachicon.giftcbi0001.jpgattachicon.gift106th_tac_hosp_nyag0002.jpg

 

And this online period find of her, haven't found an OBIT of her, even using her apparent married name, Erb, could she still be around!!

 

attachicon.gif120817-Z-JV725-012.JPG

 

 

Unfortunately, Ms. Norma Parsons Erb passed away on 18 Oct, 1991 age 76. She was born on 9 Oct, 1915.  She is buried in Calverton National Cemetery Section 5 Site 4961, Calverton, New York.

 

Fortunately, before she passed away she was interviewed and her recollections of service were recorded in an oral history record currently available at the Air Force Historical Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.  The link to her interview record is at the following website; I'm including the abstract of the interview record which provides a summary of her life.

 

http://airforcehisto...irisnum=1105664

 

IRISNUM=  01105664
CLASS= UNCLASSIFIED
BEG_DATE= 01-01-1943
END_DATE= 12-12-1968
MAIN= ERB, NORMA PARSONS
RECTYPE= ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW

CALL= K239.0512-2030 C. 1
REEL= 44393
FRAME= 783
FRAMELST= 838
INDEXID= 48
REL_DATE= 11-22-1995
ABSTRACT= COL NORMA PARSONS ERB WAS BORN IN CARIBOU, ME; EARNED A NURSING DEGREE FROM CARY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING IN 1936; ENTERED UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES IN 1941; SERVED AS A FLIGHT NURSE DURING WORLD WAR II AND THE KOREAN WAR;  SHE SERVED IN NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD (NYANG) IN 1955.

 

INTEVIEW DISCUSSES NURSES TRAINING; ARMY TRAINING; ATTENDED FLIGHT SCHOOL WITH FIRST ASSIGNMENT IN ITALY. PARTICIPATED IN AIR EVACUATION OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS FROM NORTH AFRICA, SICILY, FRANCE, AND CHINA-BURMA THEATER; FLEW IN C-46 AND C-47 AIRCRAFT. MET ARCHBISHOP SPELLMAN. CLARIFIED ISSUE OF RANK FOR NURSES IN WORLD WAR II. DESIGNED MEDICAL KIT FOR FLIGHT NURSES. NURSES ALLOWED TO WEAR SLACKS ON DUTY IN INDIA. ACQUIRED IRONING BOARD FROM MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL. MET LILY PONDS IN IRAQ. SAW PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AND PRIME MINISTER WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CASABLANCA. LEFT ARMY AIR CORPS AFTER WORLD WAR II ENDED TO CARE FOR GRANDMOTHER.

 

REJOINED ACTIVE SERVICE WITH OUTBREAK OF KOREAN WAR. SERVED WITH 801 AIR EVACUATION SQUADRON; FLEW IN C-54 AND C-119 AIRCRAFT DURING KOREAN WAR. AIR EVACUATION OF POLIO PATIENT. LEFT ACTIVE DUTY; SERVED AS DIRECTOR OF NURSES AT BAYSIDE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK. BECAME FIRST FEMALE IN THE NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL GUARD. SERVED AS CHIEF NURSE OF 106 AIR TRANSPORT MEDICAL GROUP. STATUS OF NURSES IN 1990S; VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL; COL SLATTERY AS MENTOR.

 

ADMIN= OHIST1
TITLE_AE= UNITED STATES AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM
DNOTES= TRANSCRIPT OF ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW OF COL NORMA PARSONS ERB. INTERVIEW



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:18 PM

Thank's for the update on Cpt Parson's drummond, a great first post, so welcome too.



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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:49 PM

Thought these would be a nice addition to the topic, (these from member louie's Rag House Pick Ups).

 

A double patched Trans IKE, since it's Trans would believe the 15th AF is the combat patch.

trans 4.jpg trans 3.jpg


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:52 PM

Two diffeent AF Blue coats, the ETO patch worn in the manner of the AF as a combat patch, or in this case a Former Wartime Service patch, maybe the 1st AF too, though it could very well be a organizational patch, as the 1st AF as we know didn't not fight overseas, weird way of wearing these eh.

 

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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:56 PM

And this last Trans, 8th AF.

 

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:49 PM

Question: Does the WAF 1967 white top female officer’s cap have the same size eagle as the male visor cap? I don’t think so but I wanted to ask. In addition...is the female WAF eagle a clutch-back type? Thanks

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:46 PM

Question: Does the WAF 1967 white top female officer’s cap have the same size eagle as the male visor cap? I don’t think so but I wanted to ask. In addition...is the female WAF eagle a clutch-back type? Thanks

The female officers cap device is smaller then the male version worn on their visor cap, The female type were held in place by two clutchback fasteners.




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