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    Girlwatching, research and writing, girlwatching, collecting militaria, uh, did I say girlwatching?

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  1. I have CBM George Sanderson's C.S.C 12050 - Service on Civil War era Sloops of War, Coast Survey Ship, Screw Gunboats, Screw Sloop of War, Protected Cruisers, Captured Spanish Gunboat (Samar), first BB's, Hospital Ship, Schooner Rigged Steamship, Armored Cruiser......Service from 1882 to 1922, Great White Fleet, Banana Wars, Span Am War, WWI and voluntarily recalled from 1942 to 1945 as a CBM(PA) to push Boots at Treasure Island too when he was in his 80's! 44 years of Active Duty service and reappointed by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox in WWII becoming the oldest active duty serviceman in the Navy. Photo: 80-G-359957: CBM George “Sandy” Sanderson, 81, oldest man on active duty in the Navy was nearly swamped by WAVES when he visited Portland, Oregon, recently and appeared at the Navy Mother’s Club tea on Navy Day. Surrounding him are: Ensign Betty McCreary; Y3/C Marie Inzio; Ensign Elizabeth Hill; Lieutenant Junior Grade Caro Reece; Ensign Mary Montford; and Ensign Inez Cridge. Photograph received March 4, 1946. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
  2. From a grouping I sold via Tarbridge to a North Carolina museum a while back..... Marion Butler Fowler WWI Service 2nd Lt., 141st Inf., 36th Div., Co. I. Born in Durham County; the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Fowler. Entered the service May 15, 1918, at Chapel Hill, N.C. Was sent to Camp Sevier, S. C., and from there to Camp Gordon, Ga. Sailed for France Sept. 26, 1918. Promoted to rank of 2nd Lt., Aug. 28, 1918. Returned to USA June 8, 1919, and was mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., June 12, 1919. LTC Marion Butler Fowler – Finance Officer, Special Staff, 60th Brigade, 30th Infantry Division Fort Jackson, S.C. 1941 – Retired as Brigadier General, BSM w/OLC
  3. Highlighter is an airborne intelligence system utilized by Task Force ODIN in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The Highlighter system consists of a Beechcraft King Air A-200T (C-12 equivalent) aircraft with mission survivability equipment, 3 high-resolution electro-optical cameras, and computer hardware and software with change detection algorithms. The change detection products provide the tactical commander with high-resolution imagery that is used to depict changes in their area of operation. Still images may be received via the One System Remote Video Terminal. It has an onboard analysis capability with dedicated in-flight operator. Video is disseminated to ARST via Ku-band data link. Image products are disseminated to Aerial Reconnaissance Support Teams via INMARSAT. All products are available via the Task Force ODIN SIPR architecture. Highlighter was fielded in 2006 through the Rapid Fielding Initiative Office to support counter-IED operations in Iraq. It was successfully integrated into Task Force ODIN. Bravo Company is a manned Army Reserve Aviation unit comprised of C-12 Cessna platforms and pilots from throughout the US Army Reserve Aviation structure. These C-12 airplanes have been retrofitted as either Aerial Reconnaissance Multi-Sensor (ARMS) or Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (MARSS-II) RSTA platforms, in order to perform their C-IED mission. ARMS and MARSS-II airplanes carry an aircrew of four: two pilots and up to two onboard analysts who provide real-time imagery analysis for the war fighter on the ground. Bravo Company is further equipped with the addition of several unique off-the-shelf collection systems, which are contractor owned and operated. Among these, Constant Hawk, a modified Shorts-360 airframe, provides a forensic backtracking capability for analysts in their effort to detect the origins of specific anti-Iraqi or anti-coalition attacks. Highlighter is another C-12 based package which provides change over time in terrain beneath a selected route of flight. This technology can provide much-needed early IED warning for approaching coalition convoys.
  4. USS RONQUIL (SS-396) Balao class in service 1944 to 1971. 5 war patrols WWII. Ronquil earned six battle stars for World War II service and two for Vietnam service. RONQUIL also played the part of the fictional USS Tigerfish (SSN-509) in the motion picture Ice Station Zebra.
  5. New Patch BOLO - Spotted at MCBH Kaneohe Bay. I've been after one of these since last year but no luck thus far. VR-51 Windjammers C-40A Clipper pilot A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 51, wears his unit patch while waiting for a C-40 Clipper jet-aircraft to land on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 16, 2019. First of two, the aircraft is the newest addition to VR-51’s fleet of transport aircraft. The Clipper increases the air station’s mission capabilities with larger cargo capacity and more room to carry U.S. Service members, up to 120 passengers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez) A U.S. Navy C-40 Clipper jet-aircraft assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 51, lands on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, July 26, 2019. As the newest addition to VR-51’s fleet of transport aircraft, the Clipper provides improved mission capabilities that includes a larger cargo capacity and more room to carry personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jesus Sepulveda Torres) U.S. Navy Cmdr. Matthew Abbot, the commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 51, signs off on the first scheduled flight for a C-40 Clipper jet-aircraft on Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, May 16, 2019. First of two, the aircraft is the newest addition to VR-51’s fleet of transport aircraft. The Clipper increases the air station’s mission capabilities with larger cargo capacity and more room to carry U.S. Service members, up to 120 passengers. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Samantha Sanchez)
  6. USS COCONINO COUNTY (LST-603) In USN service 1944 to 1969, veteran of the Invasion of Southern France August 1944. She was recommissioned for use in South Vietnam from 1966 to 1969 and during this period she was mined by VC swimmers at Cua Viet 29 June 1967. Turned over to the RVNS in the ACTOV program and renamed the Vung-Tau (HQ-503) she served with the RVNS until 1975 when she was severely damaged and her Captain badly wounded by NVA artillery while rescuing ARVN 2nd division troops. Soon after she was captured by the Vietnamese People's Navy and pressed into service as a training vessel. She was still afloat and serving in Vietnam as late as 2003. LST-603 received one battle star for World War II service, and Coconino County received six campaign stars and two awards of the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Vietnam War service. Photo: Lookout stands watch on the sand-bagged bridge while USS Coconino County (LST-603) operates in South China Sea in February 1967. US National Archives Photo # USN 1142211 US Navy photo by JOC R. D. Moeser, now in the collections of the US National Archives. Photo: The deck of USS Coconino County (LST-603) is the scene of an Ontos tank briefing in preparation for Operation Deckhouse V, 4 January 1967. US National Archives Photo # K-35611, a US Navy photo by PH1 V.O. McColley, now in the collections of the US National Archives. Photo: RVNS Vung Tau (HQ-503) underway, date and location unknown
  7. Those look very much like my Grandfathers English hinged flying goggles which are attached to his leather flying helmet. Among many other things, he was a bush pilot for Goodyear Rubber in Ceylon, Malaya & Costa Rica from 1928 to 1945 and would wear them while searching for natural rubber groves in the jungles. He probably got them in Singapore. I'll post some photos for comparisons sake when I come across them.
  8. METG Multi-Engine Training Group - (VT-6) Shooters - VT-6's lineage goes back to the formation of the Multi-Engine Training Group (METG) that was established at NAS Forrest Sherman Field on 1 July 1956. At the time of the formation of the METG, prop students in the Basic Training Command received primary training in the T-34B and intermediate training in the T-28B/C. On May 1, 1960 the METG was re-designated Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) as the third primary flight training squadron for the United States Navy located in NAS Whiting Field Milton, Florida. Originally, the TC-45 was used in the advanced instrument training pipeline for students going to helicopters or Lighter-than-Air (LTA) training. VT-6 has served uninterrupted in this capacity since its commissioning providing the initial flight training education for essentially one fifth of all Navy and Marine Corps student Naval Aviators. An additional requirement placed upon all of the existing training squadrons currently includes the instruction of U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force aviators as well as international students from various allied nations.
  9. Anyone find any information on these VFT patches yet? VFT Fighter Training patches - Any References or original examples?
  10. USS BAUER (DE-1025) Dealey class in service 1957 to 1973, Escort Squadron Three (CortRon 3) San Diego. Named for Lieutenant Colonel Harold William Bauer, naval aviator and recipient of the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous courage as Commander of Marine Fighting Squadron 212 in the South Pacific between 10 May and 14 November 1942. USS BAUER received two battle stars for Vietnam service at Yankee Station. 1960's & 1970's version of her patch
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