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#901 coldsteel61

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

couple more..

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:29 PM

one more and let me see if I can make up something suitable for this great array of military heritage...

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:01 PM

I meant the 4th bar ya'll!



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:28 AM

Here is a series of Farley E. Peebles as he progressed through his career. Some things to note.

 

First, I am not sure if the Ike jacket in the first photo is olive drab or blue. I'm leaning towards blue because the strap and visor on the cap look like they are black. Would that be right?

 

In the second photo, note he is wearing his unit awards over his right breast pocket in the earlier Army style rather than among his other ribbons like in the photo in the next post.

 

Third, notice all the insignia in the third photo is embroidered.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 10:31 AM

Same officer from the previous post. Note bullion insignia.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:03 AM

Two photos of Major General Robert M. White. The first shows him as a colonel with his Air Force Cross earned for an F-105 mission over North Vietnam in 1967. White was also an X-15 test pilot and flew the aircraft to an altitude above 50 miles, qualifying him for the Command Pilot Badge with Astronaut Device. It's hard to make out, but I would assume his wings in this picture have the astronaut device. The second picture clearly shows the astronaut device on his wings.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:46 PM

Two photos of Major General Robert M. White. The first shows him as a colonel with his Air Force Cross earned for an F-105 mission over North Vietnam in 1967. White was also an X-15 test pilot and flew the aircraft to an altitude above 50 miles, qualifying him for the Command Pilot Badge with Astronaut Device. It's hard to make out, but I would assume his wings in this picture have the astronaut device. The second picture clearly shows the astronaut device on his wings.


Very cool. Sure looks like the Astronaut designator on his mini CMD Pilot wings

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:46 AM

This is what General White did for that designator:

 

https://www.af.mil/A...robert-m-white/



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 05:07 AM

Here is a series of Farley E. Peebles as he progressed through his career. Some things to note.

 

First, I am not sure if the Ike jacket in the first photo is olive drab or blue. I'm leaning towards blue because the strap and visor on the cap look like they are black. Would that be right?

 

In the second photo, note he is wearing his unit awards over his right breast pocket in the earlier Army style rather than among his other ribbons like in the photo in the next post.

 

Third, notice all the insignia in the third photo is embroidered.

 

seanmc1114

 

Post #904, in the first pic he does not appear to be wearing blues. His tie is tan, not AF blue, and he is wearing prop & wing devices on his lapels, which indicates this was still Army Air Forces era, not USAF.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:38 PM

 

seanmc1114

 

Post #904, in the first pic he does not appear to be wearing blues. His tie is tan, not AF blue, and he is wearing prop & wing devices on his lapels, which indicates this was still Army Air Forces era, not USAF.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 12:45 PM

The uniforms worn by the 460th Fighter Interceptor Squadron team - winners of the 1959 William Tell competition. 

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 02:33 PM

59th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Goose Bay Air Base circa 1956-57.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 02:54 PM

325th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, late 50s. Pilots show a mix of the new flight gear (sage green) and the old (dark blue). The other photo shows pilots of the 325th in semi-formal dress. 

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:02 PM

Flight nurses of the 1950s.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:21 PM

Lt. Robert Haney of the 80th Fighter Bomber Squadron receives the Far East Air Forces "Able Aeronaut" patch from 8th Fighter Bomber Wing commander, Orville Rehmann. Next photo, Rehmann confers with Colonel William Barnes as he delivers the first F-100 to the 8th FBW. Colonel Ladson Eskridge, 43rd Air Division commander, looks on.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:51 PM

Air Policemen of the Iowa Air National Guard wear the transitional uniform in 1951.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 03:59 PM

Pilots of the 26th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, early 1950s.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 04:01 PM

Aviation cadets in the mid-1950s.

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Posted 23 October 2019 - 05:32 PM

Two Air Force NCOs model uniforms and gear for Ground Duty/Combat in South Vietnam circa 1966.

 

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 08:31 PM

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A Vietnam Veteran Air Policeman late 60s.




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