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  1. Given the time period...it's more likely it could be just a random personalized tape job to no particular squadron.
  2. I have two of those that were issued to my dad in WW2 with his name stenciled in white along the bottom edges.
  3. Is there any information about limiting the numbers allowed inside.? Just wondering since our idiot governor is still keeping a lot of things closed or restricted. If it's still on, I'm surprised.
  4. Just thought I would add my dad's team as part of the Marine Detachment at NAS Coco Solo, Canal Zone in 1945. He's standing middle of the back row with the only dark tee shirt.
  5. Not unusual at all for the name to be handwritten
  6. the left one may be a sea squatters, (?) but no idea on the other.
  7. the one with the red R is German Air Force (with NATO) symbol used by JG 71. The red R is for WW1 ace Baron von Richtofen
  8. Another great video. Thanks for posting these so we can actually see places most of us will never be able to visit.
  9. Talk about coincidence....just a few minutes ago while watching a program on PBS about flight and Air Force experiments concerning altitude and space there was a scene of a guy wearing a anh-15 (minus earphones) with mbu-5 during altitude/oxygen testing. I think it was very early 60s
  10. Go ahead and restore the period patch to it. Then down the road if you let it go just let the new caretaker know about it.
  11. I'm wondering it it may be HSC-26 Chargers based at Norfolk, Va, Their patch uses the yellow lightening bolt on blue background and their history has a SAR background according to the official web page.
  12. I have a book titled "The Reluctant Raiders" about this squadron. There is a brief account of this plane and crew's loss in it and thought you might like to read some of it. ………. Lt Keeling and Lt Vidal were on anti shipping patrol off Korea when they spotted a 2500 ton tanker...….By now both planes were subjected to intense medium and light AA. Completing his run, Lt Keeling pulled up to 500 feet with his number three engi
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