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  1. I found the ID quite by accident, but it is the old style patch of the 338 Squadron, Hellenic Air Force. They were flying F-84s at that time (and did so for about 20 years until they got their F-4 Phantoms in 1974. PS. According to the web source, the squadron call sign was "Flat Foot", hence the character on the patch's rather disfigured feet.
  2. I posted the originals but, alas: No matter how much I tweak the picture, the BuNo is completely illegible - it's just a blur. And yes, it is the same aircraft in all the photos. There are other photos which are almost exact duplicates of the mishap, but the photo angle is just slightly different leading me to believe these photos came from two photographers.
  3. An addition to the conversation: From the Center for Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT/SY). C-5A Galaxy Systems Engineering Case Study: "In December 1971, a C-5 IRT was formed to review the situation and develop alternatives. The team assessed the C-5A structure to determine the necessary operational restrictions to ensure safety of flight. The payload and maneuvers were limited, including the elimination of terrain following..." https://www.dau.edu/cop/pm/DAU Sponsored Documents/C 5A Galaxy SE Case Study.pdf PS. I was a C-130E flight en
  4. Anybody ever see one of these before? I acquired it 35 years ago and it has always been unique in my collection for its plastic encasement and, of course, being of the Army pocket hanger design. I had never seen another one until a few weeks ago when the other patch seen here (minus the plastic) popped up on ebay. I am always wary of repros, but as mentioned, I have had this patch a long time, and if they are making repops, they are not making much money at it.
  5. ...and there is the ATC emblem on the aft fuselage to boot. Excellent; thanks!
  6. As the totem pole motif suggests, this Stinson L-1 last served in Alaska. But, which unit? Rescue squadron? This L-1 was owned by Paul Mantz and is now to be found at the Fantasy of Flight museum.
  7. Here's a couple period photos of the F-110A. Although it was dubbed the F-110 "Spectre", the name was never official. That being said, these pictures show that the name was in use. The second photo was taken at Langley AFB in 1962, and though it's hard to see in the pic, the signboard says "F-110A Phantom" - but not "Spectre". Again, both names were at best semi-official. Both photos show the same aircraft: 49406 which was a Navy plane on loan to the USAF. It's air force serial was 62-12169. The aircraft was returned to the USN but crashed in 1967. Of additional interest is the F-105 alongside
  8. I didn't want to miss out on the 6005th Air Postal Squadron/Group's moment in the sun, so here is my addition to the topic.
  9. 1959: Aviation cadet, Lackland AFB, and cadet formation of the 3300th Pilot Training Squadron, Graham Air Base.
  10. The 118th Observation Squadron, Connecticut National Guard, was part of the 43rd Division, not the 33rd. That division was in Illinois.
  11. The first patch is from the Vietnamese Air Force. KQVN = "Không quân Việt Nam". (Air Force Vietnam)
  12. Here is the link - browse to your heart's content. Note: My website is where I share my aviation images with fellow enthusiasts, therefore, it costs nothing, and sells nothing. https://thejivebombers.com/2019/09/23/113th-observation-squadron/
  13. My guess is that both photos are of the Douglas O-31B. In photo #1, the canopy and windscreen - especially the latter - are not quite right for an O-38, plus there appear to be braces under the horizontal stabilizer - not a feature on the O-38, but definitely on the O-31. Also in photo #1 there is the shadow across the windscreen which I suspect is that of the prominent vertical strut contraption that kept the wings were you wanted them. Photo #2 of the rear seat is trickier, but one can see that the canopy rails extend behind the rear cockpit - a feature of the O-31B, but again, not the O-38
  14. Peter, I am a fan of all NG Observation Squadrons and am always adding their photos to my website. That being said, I did do a couple years with the 115th's descendant: the 115th Airlift Squadron.
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