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Again I appreciate your help and look forward to your reply. Ironically, I did find the ww2wings site after I'd posted here earlier this afternoon. Lots of valuable information, especially when clicking on the pics.

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yep. Bob has done the most incredible job of putting together his webpage. Best. One. Ever.!!!

 

And I'm not saying that because I owe him money hah!

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I wish you owed me money Patrick, then I could buy some more wings. Ha. Thanks for the kind words guys. It's much appreciated. Just wish I had more time to update the site. I'm sitting on about 40+ updates right now. Thanks for the patience everyone who submitted new items. I promise I will get them out to the site.

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  • 3 years later...
Salvage Sailor

Airship Pilot

 

5th Composite Group, Hawaiian Air Force, Luke Field (Ford Island), T.H.

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Nice photo of Lt. Haynie McCormick taken in 1934.

Balloon School 1921, B & AS School 1924.

 

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Last year someone who attended the Show of Shows sent a photo of this very nice embroidered Airship Pilot badge

that was still sewn to a uniform blouse. I'm ashamed to say that I don't remember who it was but hopefully if he should

see this post maybe he'll send a PM to remind me. In the meantime, I hope everyone will enjoy seeing it as I did. 

 

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I recently purchased this formal portrait of Colonel William Turnbull, rated airship pilot, painted in 1943 by John Shelby Metcalf. Turnbull at this time was the newly appointed commander and builder of what was the Midwest Air Depot, which became the Oklahoma City Air Depot and then Tinker Air Base per General Arnold after General Clarence Tinker was killed at Midway. 

 

The portrait features Col Turnbull in his Model 1938 army officer dress blue uniform with his WWI victory medal, American defense medal, marksman qualification bars and his rated Airship pilot badge. 1st LT Turnbull was in the first class that took the newly relocated Balloon and Airship School at Scott Field, Belleville, IL. 

 

The painting was done by well known Oklahoma artist, John Shelby Metcalf, who painted a wide number of portraits of prominent citizens, judges and corporate leaders. I don't know where this painting hung, but probably somewhere on the base. It was later sold out of a garage sale in San Antonio, TX. Fortunately it survived relatively intact. 

 

 

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