70ste verkenningsgroep (USAAF)

70ste verkenningsgroep (USAAF)

70ste verkenningsgroep

Geskiedenis - Boeke - Vliegtuie - Tydlyn - Bevelvoerders - Hoofbase - Komponenteenhede - Toegewys aan

Geskiedenis

Die 70th Reconnaissance Group (USAAF) was 'n tuisgebaseerde eenheid wat gebruik is om te help met die opleiding van weermag -eenhede.

Die groep is in September 1941 geaktiveer en was toegerus met 'n mengsel van skakelvliegtuie, P-39 Airacobras, B-25 Mitchells en A-20 Bostons om dit 'n verteenwoordigende reeks verkenningstipes te gee.

Kort nadat die eenheid geaktiveer is, val die Japannese Pearl Harbor aan. Van 7 Desember 1941 tot September 1942 is die groep gebruik om onder-duikbootpatrollies aan die Amerikaanse kus van die Stille Oseaan te vlieg, met die oog op moontlike Japannese aanvallers.

Vir die res van sy bestaan ​​is die eenheid gebruik om opleidingsoperasies te ondersteun. Dit het artillerie -opsporings- en verkenningsdienste uitgevoer vir eenhede in opleiding en tydens meer groot maneuvers aan die Weskus, en is ook gebruik om vegter- en bomwerpersondersteuning na te boots.

Die groep is op 30 November 1943 in die Verenigde State ontbind.

Boeke

Vliegtuie

Douglas O-46, Noord-Amerikaanse O-47, Noord-Amerikaanse B-25 Mitchell, Douglas A-20 Boston/ Havoc, Bell P-39 Airacobra, Taylorcraft L-2 Sprinkaan, Piper L-4 Sprinkaan, Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Interstate L-6 Sprinkaan

Tydlyn

21 Augustus 1941Opgestel as 70ste waarnemingsgroep
13 September 1941Geaktiveer
April 1943Herontwerpte 70ste verkenningsgroep
Augustus 1943Herontwerpte 70ste Tactical Reconnaissance Group
30 November 1943Ontbind

Bevelvoerders (met afspraakdatum)

Maj Hillford R Wallace: September 1941
Maj Wallace J O'Daniels: c.1 April 1942
Maj G Robert Dodson: c. 3 Mei 1942
Kol Don W Mayhue: c. 9 Mei 1942
Lt.kol G Robert Dodson: c. 3 November 1942
Lt.kol Stanley R Stewart: c. 3 Desember 1942
Lt.kol G Robert Dodson: c. 3 Jan 1943-onbekend.

Hoofbase

Grey Field, Wash: 13 Sep 1941
Salinas AAB, Kalifornië: Maart 1943
RedmondAAFld, Ore: 15 Aug 1943
Corvallis AAFld, Ore: Oktober 1943
Will RogersField, Okla: c. 14-30 Nov 1943

Komponenteenhede

26ste taktiese verkenning: 1942-43
112ste: 1943
116ste: 1941-43
123ste: 1941-43

Toevertrou aan

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55ste operasionele groep

Die 55ste operasionele groep (55 OG) is 'n komponent van die 55ste vleuel, toegewys aan die United States Air Force Air Combat Command. Die groep is gestasioneer by die Offut -lugmagbasis, Nebraska.

Gedurende die Tweede Wêreldoorlog was die groep 'n agtste lugmagvegter in Engeland. Daar word beweer dat 316,5 lug- en 216,5 grondvliegtuie vernietig is. Dit het sy laaste sending op 21 April 1945 gevlieg.


Die vleuel het ses groepe, 19 eskaders, 10 afdelings en 26 werksplekke wat oor vier kontinente strek. Die vleuel val onder die Air Force ISR Agency by Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Die 70ste ISR-vleuel lei en rus spesialiste op die gebied van kriptologiese en inligtingsoperasies toe om AF ISR Agency en National Security Agency tri-service operasies uit te voer.

    by Misawa Air Base, Japan by Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
    by Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland Α ] by Menwith Hill Station, Verenigde Koninkryk. Β ] by Fort George G. Meade, Maryland

Geskiedenis

Die 70ste ISR -vleuel het sy oorsprong in die Tweede Wêreldoorlog 70ste verkenningsgroep, wat in September 1941 in Gray Field, Washington geaktiveer is. [5] 70th Recon Group was oorspronklik 'n Vierde Lugmag -opleidingseenheid in waarneming en artillerie -aanpassing, wat die weermag se grondeenhede by Fort Lewis ondersteun. Na die Pearl Harbor -aanval het die eenheid met antisubmarine -patrollies langs die Stille Oseaan -kus begin [5], en ondersteuning gebied aan II Bomber Command -swaar bomwerperopleidingseenhede. Dit was grotendeels onbeman ná Augustus 1943 toe die Amerikaanse vloot antisubmarine diens oorgeneem het.

Die groep het in November 1943 onder die Derde Lugmag na Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma, [5] verhuis en is geprogrammeer vir opleiding as foto-verkenningseenheid, maar die eenheid was nooit beman of toegerus nie en is op 30 November 1943 geaktiveer.

Die groep is in 1947 heraktiveer as deel van die lugmagreservaat as 'n verkenningsgroep by Hill Air Force Base, Utah. [5] Dit is aan die Vierde Lugmag toegewys, maar dit is onduidelik of die eenheid enige toegewysde vliegtuie of personeel gehad het. Dit is in 1949 geaktiveer toe Continental Air Command sy reserwe-eenhede omskep het in die Wing-Base-organisasiestelsel (Hobson Plan).

Strategiese verkenning

Die 70ste strategiese verkenningsvleuel is op 23 Maart 1953 deur die SAC op die Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, gestig. Little Rock AFB was egter nog in aanbou, toe was die eenheid tydelik gestasioneer by Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio, tot Oktober. Min vleuelkomponente was beman tot Oktober toe Little Rock gereed was vir operasionele gebruik. [6]

Die missie van die 70ste SRW was om wêreldwyd intelligensie in te win as deel van die strategiese verkenningsmag van SAC. [6] Die vleuel was toegerus met Boeing RB-47E Stratojets en het gedurende die vyftigerjare 'n verskeidenheid skouspelagtige vlugte van die Sowjetunie uitgevoer, waaronder Murmansk. RB-47's het 'n redelik lae operasionele plafon van 40 000 voet en het staatgemaak op spoed, in teenstelling met hoogte, om onderskep te vermy. Sommige van hierdie vlugte is vanaf Thule, Groenland, geïnstalleer en diep in die hart van die Sowjetunie gesoek, met 'n fotografiese en radaropname van die roete waarop SAC -bomwerpers sou aanval om hul doelwitte te bereik. Die risiko's verbonde aan die opbou van hierdie gevaarlike uitstappies spreek boekdele vir die moed en vaardigheid van die betrokke spanne. Vlugte wat die binneland van Rusland binnegedring het, is SENSINT (Sensitive Intelligence) missies genoem. Een RB-47 het selfs daarin geslaag om 450 myl die binneland in te vlieg en die stad Igarka in Siberië te fotografeer.

Die 70ste SRW het ook 'n lugaanvullingsmissie in 1955 aangeneem en is van 26 Oktober tot 17 Desember 1956 by Sidi Slimane Air Base, Marokko, ontplooi. [6]

Vanaf Februarie 1958 is die operasies met die RB-47 verminder, [6] hoofsaaklik omdat die vliegtuig vasbeslote was om kwesbaar te wees vir Sowjet-lugverdediging, maar ook die missie daarvan is oorgeneem deur die Lockheed U-2. Van Junie 1958 tot September 1961 het die vleuel 'n B-47-bombardement- en verkenningsorganisasie geword, wat B/RB-47-gevegsopleiding vir ander SAC-eenhede aangebied het, terwyl hy RB-47 en Boeing KC-97 Stratotanker-operasies onderneem het. Die brandstof-eskader word in Augustus 1961 oorgedra, en die laaste RB-47-klas studeer in Oktober 1961. Dit het laat in 1961 na B-47's oorgeskakel, maar is geaktiveer voordat dit gevegsklaar was. [6]

Strategiese bombardement

Op 10 Desember 1957 het SAC die 4123d Strategiese vleuel (SW) by Carswell Air Force BaseTexas [7] en dit aan die 19de lugafdeling toegewys. Die vleuel het die 4123d Air Base -eskader, wat sedert Julie 1955 die gasheereenheid by die Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base, Oklahoma was, en Clinton-Sherman, 'n voormalige Tweede Wêreldoorlog Naval Air Station, voorberei het om operasionele SAC-vliegtuie te ontvang plus die 98ste Bombardment Squadron (BS), bestaande uit 15 Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses, wat een van die drie eskadrons van die 7de bombardementvleuel [8] en 'n onderhoudskader [7] by Carswell was. Die lugbasis -eskader is uitgebrei na die 4123d Air Base Group en op 1 Julie 1958 komponent -eskaders toegeken.

Aan die einde van 1958 is die vleuel se eerste operasionele eskader, die 902d Air Refueling Squadron, wat met Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers vlieg, by Clinton-Sherman geaktiveer en die vleuel het sy hoofkwartier op 25 Februarie 1959 na die basis verskuif en na die 816de oorgedra Lugafdeling. Binne 'n week het die 98ste BS by die vleuel by Clinton-Sherman aangesluit as deel van die SAC se plan om sy Boeing B-52 Stratofortress swaar bomwerpers oor 'n groter aantal basisse te versprei, wat dit vir die Sowjetunie moeiliker maak om die hele vloot uit te slaan. met 'n verrassing eerste staking. Dieselfde maand, die 55ste Lugvaartdepot -eskader is geaktiveer om toesig te hou oor die vleuel se spesiale wapens. Die 4123d (en later die 70ste) het steeds 'n waarskuwingsverbintenis gehou tot inaktivering. In 1962 begin die vleuel se bomwerpers toegerus word met die GAM-77 Hound Dog en die GAM-72 Kwartel lugvliegtuig missiele, die 4123d Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron is in November geaktiveer om hierdie missiele in stand te hou

SAC Strategic Wings kon egter nie 'n permanente geskiedenis of afstamming hê nie en SAC het 'n manier gesoek om sy Strategic Wings permanent te maak.


70ste bombarderingsvleuel

In 1962, om die afstammeling van baie tans onaktiewe bombardementseenhede met roemryke rekords van die Tweede Wêreldoorlog te handhaaf, het die hoofkwartier SAC die gesag van die hoofkwartier USAF gekry om sy strategiese vleuels wat met gevegsvliegtuie toegerus was, te staak en Air te aktiveer Kragbeheerde (AFCON) eenhede, waarvan die meeste destyds onaktief was, wat 'n afstamming en geskiedenis kan dra. [9] As gevolg hiervan is die 4123d SW vervang deur die nuut herontwerpte 70ste bombarderingsvleuel, Heavy (70ste BW), [6] wat op 1 Februarie 1963 sy missie, personeel en toerusting aangeneem het. [10] Op dieselfde manier vervang die 6de Bombardement Squadron, een van die eenheid se B-47 verkenningskader, die 98ste BS . [11] Die 857ste Mediese Groep, 55ste Ammunisie Onderhoud Eskader en die 902d Air Refueling Squadron is na die 70ste oorgedra. Die 4123d se maontenance- en ondersteuningseenhede is vervang deur eenhede met 'n numeriese benaming van die nuut gevestigde vleuel. Onder die Dual Deputate -organisasie is alle vlieënier- en instandhoudings -eskaders direk aan die vleuel toegewys, sodat geen operasionele groepelement geaktiveer is nie. Elkeen van die nuwe eenhede het die personeel, toerusting en missie van sy voorganger aangeneem.

Die 70ste BW het van Februarie 1963 tot Desember 1969 strategiese bombardementopleidings- en lugaanvullingsmissies uitgevoer. [6] Dit is in 1968 deur SAC opgegradeer na die B-52D, asook 'n paar ouer B-52C's, wat beperkte gebruik vir die opleiding van nuwe vliegtuigbemanning gehad het. . Gedurende 1968 en 1969 is al die 70ste BW -vliegtuie, die meeste van die bemanning en onderhoudspersoneel en sommige van die ondersteuningspersoneellede vir verskeie SAC -eenhede geleen aan gevegsoperasies in die Verre Ooste en Suidoos -Asië. [6] Dit was een van die 11 SAC -bomvleuels wat so 'n gevegsplig gedraai het onder die program bekend as Arc Light.

Teen 1969 is interkontinentale ballistiese missiele (ICBM) ontplooi en in werking getree as deel van die strategiese triade van die Verenigde State, en die behoefte aan B-52's is verminder. Boonop was geld ook nodig om die koste van gevegsbedrywighede in Indochina te dek. Die 70ste bombarderingsvleuel is op 31 Desember 1969 geïnaktiveer [6] en sy vliegtuie is na ander SAC -eenhede oorgeplaas. As deel van die inaktivering is Clinton-Sherman AFB gesluit.

Moderne era

Die vleuel is herontwerp 70ste Air Base Group en het Brooks Air Force Base, Texas vanaf Oktober 1994 bedryf en onderhou. [12] Dit het die Human Systems Center ondersteun tot Oktober 1998, toe die sentrum herken is as die 311ste menslike stelselsvleuel. Die groep se missie, personeel en toerusting is almal na die 311ste Air Base Group.

In Augustus 2000 is die eenheid geaktiveer as die 70ste intelligensievleuel, dan later die 70ste intelligensie-, toesig- en verkenningsvleuel, en het die USAF -gedeelte van die DoD se kriptologie -missie bestuur, deur intelligensie te ontgin, dit in lug- en ruimtebedrywighede te integreer en bevelvoerders en ander te help met intelligensievereistes. [12]


'N 123e Obs Sqn -lid onthou die Oregon -maneuver van 1943

Dit was die dae: 'n Oregon Airman onthou die Oregon Maneuver van 1943

Geplaas op 8/6/2013 Opgedateer 8/6/2013

Kommentaar deur Army Air Corps Tech. Sers. Fred Parish, navorsing deur luitenant -kolonel Terrence Popravak, jr. (Ret.)
142ste Fighter Wing Public Affairs -geskiedenis

Tegniese sersant (T/Sgt) Fred Parish, 'n oorspronklike lid van die Oregon 123d Observation Squadron, word hier uitgebeeld kort na die Oregon -maneuver. Die foto is geneem in 1944 terwyl hy in die buiteland in Indië gedien het, toegewys aan die 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 10th Air Force, wat in Indië en Birma gewerk het. (Foto verskaf deur T/Sgt Fred Parish)

8/6/2013 – PORTLAND AIR NATIONAL BASE, Ore. 1 Augustus is dit 70 jaar sedert die begin van die grootste militêre maneuver wat ooit in die Stille Oseaan gehou is, en die Oregon -maneuver van 1943. Dit is my herinnering aan die gebeure van die maneuver, wat 90 dae lank geduur het, vanaf 1 Augustus tot 31 Oktober 1943.

Ek was 'n oorspronklike lid van die 123rd Observation Squadron van die Oregon National Guard. Deur voorafgaande opleiding in nooddienste en leierskapopleiding in die Boy Scouts of America, kon ek redelik bestendig as medies in die Army Air Corps vorder.

Nadat ek met die 123OS by die federale diens aangegaan het, is ek na die nuutgeskepte 26ste Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron oorgeplaas om hul mediese loslating te organiseer. Daarna het ek die School of Aviation Medicine in Texas bygewoon om 'n gesertifiseerde assistent van die vliegchirurg te word, en daarna na die hoofkwartier, 70ste Tactical Reconnaissance Group, as hoof van die mediese afdeling vir die groep oorgeplaas. My taak was om die mediese dienste vir al die eskaders in die groep te koördineer en te administreer. In hierdie hoedanigheid het ek aan die Oregon -maneuver deelgeneem.

Een man se herinnering
Die volgende bevat 'n paar van my waarnemings en ervarings. Sommige is van algemene belang, sommige humoristies, sommige pynlik, sommige lastig en sommige lonend. Ek het óf aan hierdie gebeure deelgeneem, óf ek was werklik getuie daarvan. Sommige voorvalle is deur ander aan my meegedeel en ek kan nie die akkuraatheid daarvan waarborg nie, want dit is hoorsê. Aangesien dit 70 jaar is sedert hierdie gebeure plaasgevind het, vra ek die genot van die leser met die akkuraatheid van my geheue. Iemand anders kan 'n ander weergawe hê.

Vir Oregon -inwoners wat vertroud is met die skoonheid en aantreklikheid van ons sentrale Oregon -gebied, kan dit moeilik wees om te dink hoe die skilderagtige deel van ons staat so 'n groot militêre onderneming kon behartig. Stel jou voor as jy kan, en voeg meer as 100,000 soldate en hul oorlogstoerusting by tot die yl bevolkte deel van ons staat. Dink aan die impak op ons sekondêre paaie en belangrike snelweë. Die aanpassings in die lewens van die plaaslike boere, sakelui en ander inwoners is in werklike Amerikaanse styl hanteer. Oorweeg ook die logistiek van die verskaffing van voedsel en ander dienste vir al die soldate wat voorberei op die geveg. Dit was nogal 'n poging!

Meer as 10.000 vierkante kilometer seebedekte berge, woude, bos, pragtige mere, stormstrome, vulkaniese woestyn en woestyn het beset geraak deur muur-tot-muur weermagmagte en#8211 militêre magte, insluitend infanterie, wapenrusting, artillerie, ingenieurswese en lugondersteuningspersoneel . Die gebied het sewe graafskappe en vier nasionale woude behels of geraak, waaronder Deschutes, Ochoco, Fremont en Malheur. Groot stukke bosbos en jenewerland wat deur die regering geadministreer is, was betrokke. Dit was 'n reuse -onderneming om ons troepe op oorlog voor te berei.

Redhawks by Redmond
Die eerste lugvaarteenheid van die Oregon National Guard, die 123ste waarnemingskader, het aan die Oregon -maneuver deelgeneem. Nadat sy aan die einde van 1941 aktief diens gedoen het, is die eenheid in April 1943 hernoem as die 123ste verkenningskader. By die aanvang van die maneuver, is die benaming weer verander na die 35ste fotoverkenningskader. Die 35PRS het later bekend gestaan ​​as die Red Hawks. Daar is geen twyfel dat die opleiding en ervarings van die Oregon -maneuver die 35PRS beter voorberei het op hul latere pligte in China, waar hulle met trots en eerbetoon gedien het. Vandag (2013) is die eskader deel van die 142ste vegvleuel by die Portland Air National Guard -basis en staan ​​nou bekend as die 123ste vegvliegtuig.

In die Oregon -maneuver was die 35PRS, saam met die 26ste Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, die 116th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, en die 112th Liaison Squadron, deel van die 70ste Tactical Reconnaissance Group. Die groep was onder bevel van luitenant -kolonel G. Robert Dodson, wat die eerste bevelvoerder van die 123ste Observation Squadron was en een van die stigters van die Oregon Air National Guard.

Soos ek onthou, het ons vliegtuie P-39 Airacobra-vegters en B-25 Mitchell-medium bomwerpers ingesluit wat uit die Redmond Army-vliegveld gevlieg is, en L-5 Sentinel-skakelvliegtuie uit Camp Abbot (wat nou meer algemeen bekend staan ​​as Sunriver Resort).

Die doel van militêre maneuvers is om die doeltreffendheid van mans en toerusting te toets onder realistiese omstandighede op die slagveld en om soldate en bevelvoerders op te lei en te oefen op die mees effektiewe maniere om hul magte te gebruik. Die ruwe terrein van die sentrale Oregon het ernstige uitdagings gebied om die werklike omstandighede van die slagveld na te boots.

Die weermag en die inwoners
Voordat die troepe vir die maneuver aangekom het, het die skakelwerk van die weermag letterlik met alle plaaslike eienaars, boere en sake -eienaars in aanraking gekom en hulle vertel wat hulle tydens ons verblyf in hul omgewing kan verwag. Die inwoners is in kennis gestel dat daar moontlik skade aan hul heinings en eiendomme kan wees as gevolg van militêre aktiwiteite. Hulle is voorsien van eisvorms waarop hulle die skade en die koste van herstelwerk of herstelwerk kon noem sodra die maneuver verby was, maar ek het nooit van 'n enkele klagte gehoor nie. Dit is 'n bewys van die heilsame houding van die publiek in hul ondersteuning van ons weermag tydens die Tweede Wêreldoorlog.

Toe ons by ons toegewese bivak -gebied aankom, was dit duidelik dat die weermag reeds aangekom het en 'n groot deel van Oregon se middestad redelik goed oorgeneem het. Troepe was oral, en daar was tente en militêre toerusting versprei van Madras tot Burns en van Sisters tot Valley Falls. Waar 'n mens ook al kyk, was die hele platteland vol troepe en ongeveer 100,000 man. Daar was moontlik ook vroue, maar ek kan nie onthou dat ek dit tydens hierdie maneuver gesien het nie.

Toe ons by Redmond aankom, het ons ons bivak -gebied aangrensend aan die Redmond Army Airfield opgerig. Die dokters is verantwoordelik vir die oprigting van die verskillende sanitêre, higiëniese, afvalbehandelings- en vullisverwyderingsfasiliteite wat nodig is in 'n bivak -omgewing. Een van die baie noodsaaklike take was natuurlik om die putte vir latrines en afvalwater te voorsien.

Nie lank nadat spanne gestuur is om die kuile ​​te grawe nie, het ons geleer dat die spanne slegs tot 'n diepte van 18 tot 24 duim kon delf voordat hulle 'n laag ondeurdringbare vulkaniese lawarots raakloop. Hierdie inligting kom van verskeie plekke af, sodat 'n oproep na 'n ingenieurswese -eenheid gebel is, wat 'n bemanning gestuur het om dinamietgate in die lawa te boor en die putte met behulp van plofstof te skep. Hul eerste pogings was onsuksesvol, omdat die ontploffings in sommige gevalle afwaarts in die lawa gebars het. Die plofbare sersant laat toe sy manne vlakker gate boor, wat nog steeds lei tot putte van groot diepte. Ander spanne het rowwe, tydelike latrines oor hierdie kuile ​​opgerig en almal was gelukkig.

Die weer was redelik warm in Augustus en die ouens wat nie vertroud was met die sentrale deel van Oregon nie, het nogal gemurmureer omdat hulle verwag het dat hulle in die nag sou slaap as gevolg van die hitte. Min het hulle geweet dat die temperatuur in die hoë woestyn van Oregon oor die algemeen in die nag daal en, soos voorspel, hulle slaap versteur is, nie van die hitte nie, maar omdat dit te koud was. Die volgende oggend staan ​​'n tou by die voorraadtent, met soldate wat ekstra komberse soek.

Ratelslange en Skerpioene
Vanweë die dorre aard van die sentrale Oregon, is dit die tuiste van ratelslange en skerpioene. Ons het die mans gewaarsku om altyd waaksaam te wees om hierdie insekte te vermy. Dit is bekend dat ratels baie graag snags in warm stewels kruip, en ons het hulle twee stokke in die grond laat ry naby hul slaapplek om hul stewels onderstebo te hang. Ons het ook die gewoonte gehad om in die oggend stewels uit te skud net om seker te maak dat hulle vry is van ongewenste diere, en ons het slaapsakke en/of komberse nagegaan voordat ons snags inklim. Daar was meer as een geval van 'n slang of skerpioen in iemand se bed.

In werklikheid het ons nie 'n slangbytvoorval gehad met ons troepe van die lugkorps tydens die hele maneuver nie, hoewel 'n arme man deur 'n skerpioen gesteek is terwyl hy 'n oproep na die natuur beantwoord het.

Die pyn moes ongelooflik gewees het, want op sy skaal van een tot tien was sy vokale uitsprake minstens vyftien. Ek dink hulle moes in Tokio gehoor gewees het. Onder ons veldtoestande het ons nie die fasiliteite gehad om hierdie saak te hanteer nie, sodat ons die aangetaste gebied in ys gepak het en die pasiënt na die veldhospitaal in Camp Abbot vervoer het. Hy het herstel, maar die woord het gekom en ons manne het baie meer waaksaam geword.

In 'n ander herinnering wou sommige van die mans gaan swem, en ons het 'n geskikte swemplek aan die Deschutesrivier gevind. Ek is aangewys as 'n lewensredder en was toegerus met 'n lang tou wat aan 'n opgeblaasde binneband vasgemaak was om gebruik te word as iemand in die water beland. Ook 'n gelaaide geweer was deel van ons rat net in geval van slange. Nadat ek die mans waarskuwingsinstruksies gegee het oor die maatjie -stelsel en wat hulle moet doen as die fluitjie blaas, het hulle heerlik en verfrissend geswem. Op 'n stadium is 'n slang opgemerk wat van die oorkantste oewer na ons swemmers swem. Drie blaas van die fluitjie het daartoe gelei dat ongeveer 25 mans vinniger die water verlaat het as die F-15 Eagle-vegvliegtuie wat deur die Red Hawks geloods is. Toe het ons die plesier gehad om ons skerpskut op die arme slangetjie te probeer. Ons het die geweer leeggemaak, maar wat my betref, kan daardie slang vandag nog lewe.

Chirurgie deur flitslig
Op 'n aand het 'n klomp ouens na die mediese gebied gekom met een van hul vriende wat 'n letsel aan sy oor opgedoen het. Ons het nooit geleer of die besering die gevolg was van 'n val of dat dit moontlik die gevolg was van 'n bakleiery nie.

Nadat hy die wond ondersoek het, het die vliegchirurg, kapt. McGregor, besluit dat, alhoewel die wond in 'n moeilike gebied was, hy die oor weer bymekaar kon maak en 'n reis na een van die veldhospitale kon vermy. Maar die binnekant van 'n mediese tent is redelik donker, so ons het 'n aantal flitse gevind om op die besering te fokus terwyl dit werk.

Intussen is verskeie dokters aangesê om 'n veldgenerator op te spoor (ook 'n put-put genoem) om beter beligting te bied. Dit het nie lank geneem voordat hulle die benodigde kragopwekker gekry het nie, en hoewel dit moeilik was om aan die gang te kom, het ons ouens uiteindelik die ding aan die gang gekry. Die beligting het vir die chirurg verbeter, maar een van die kenmerke van die kragopwekkers was om op die mees ongemaklike oomblikke op te hou werk. U het seker geraai dat die chirurg die taak met 'n flits moes voltooi.

Van salie en soektogte
Ek onthou een nag dat ons vliegchirurg 'n verslag ontvang het dat 'n B-25-vliegtuig (waarskynlik een van die 35PRS) 'n ernstige vibrasieprobleem opgedoen het oor die woestyngebied naby die klein stad Wagontire, bevolking 2, langs snelweg 395 tussen Buig en brand. Die vlieënier, wat nie die oorsaak van die probleem ken nie, het sy bemanning beveel om op borgtog uit te kom, en hy het die vliegtuig in 'n groot sirkel versigtig laat beland en kon veilig by Redmond beland. Die probleem was gering en die herstelwerk eenvoudig, maar ons erken die vlieënier dat hy 'n waardevolle vliegtuig gespaar het. Maar dan het ons die uitdaging gehad om sy vermiste bemanning op te spoor.

Voordat ons na die reddingsgebied vertrek het, het ons twee ambulanse gelaai met ekstra komberse, rantsoene, water en noodhulp. Ons doel was om die vyf strooibiljette te vind en, indien nodig, dit so vinnig as moontlik in die veldhospitale te kry. Kapt Leo F. Rogers, ons tandarts in die groep, het saam met my gery gedurende die soektog.

Toe ons by die reddingsgebied kom, het ons gevind dat die bevelvoerder van 'n infanterie-uitrusting 'n deel van die reddingsboei aanskou het en al verskeie tweespanspanne in jeeps met 'n kwartmyl afgestuur het om op soekmissies na die bos te gaan. Hulle sou soek na 'n afstand van ongeveer twee myl oor die land, van die snelweg af, 'n draai na links maak en 'n paar honderd meter verder gaan, weer links draai en terugkeer na die snelweg. Dit was 'n goed georganiseerde soekplan in die donker nag.

Ons het met ons vier-by-vier ambulanse by die soektog aangesluit en ons gemeganiseerde toerusting regtig 'n oefensessie gegee terwyl ons oor die rowwe terrein spring. Toe die daglig nader kom, het ons nog steeds nie ons brosjure gekry nie. Aangesien my petroltenk besig was om op te raak, het dr. Rogers 'n wagwag ingeskakel wat 'n vullishoop bewaak het, terwyl ek 'n paar blikkies Jerry gevul het en ons daarin geslaag het om brandstof te kry sodat ons nie in die hoë woestyn sou beland nie.

Sodra daar genoeg lig was om te sien, het 'n paar L-5 skakelvliegtuie met die 112de skakeling eskader by die soektog aangesluit en al vyf die mans opgespoor. Noodhulpstelle is so na as moontlik aan hierdie mans laat val. Ons het geen radiokommunikasie met die vliegtuig gehad nie, so die vlieëniers het met hul vlerke geswaai om die individuele ligging van ons vlieërs aan te dui. Twee van die bemanningslede moes per ambulans vervoer word. Ek het een man in my ambulans gehad met 'n gebreekte been en een wat 'n geringe, maar bloedige stamp op sy kop opgedoen het.

Met die twee vliegtuie wat neergelê is, was ek gou op pad na Camp Abbot ’s veldhospitaal. In daardie gebied is die snelweg kilometers ver gelyk. Ek het die pasiënt gewaarsku met die kopbesering, wat langs die passasiersitplek langs my gery het, om my rit dop te hou, want ek was redelik moeg en slaperig na die lang nag se soektog. Hy het my later wakker gemaak omdat ons 'n krom gedeelte van die pad nader. Ek het hom gevra hoe lank ek geslaap het en hy het gesê dat ek ongeveer tien minute geslaap het en dat hy die ambulans met sy linkerhand gestuur het.

Uiteindelik bereik ons ​​Bend, waar ek 'n vinnige koppie koffie drink om my wakker te maak en dan na die hospitaal te gaan. Nadat ek die pasiënte afgelewer het, het ek teruggegaan na Redmond, maar voordat ek teruggekeer het, het ek weer 'n kort katslapie gevat. Dit was slegs 'n paar minute voordat die parlementslede my kom beveel het om wakker te word en terug te keer na die Redmond -vliegbasis.

Wildsvleis Vittles
Een van die daaglikse aktiwiteite van ons gemorspersoneel was om een ​​van hul ouens elke oggend 'n ses-tot-ses-vragmotor na Bend te laat neem om ons voedselvoorraad te kry. Een oggend op 'n terugreis het hulle per ongeluk 'n hert doodgemaak. Omdat hulle nie geweet het wat om te doen nie, gooi hulle die takbokke agter in die vragmotor en bring dit na die basis. 'N Paar van ons medici het die takbokke gestroop en gevlek en die vleis teruggegee aan die gemorspersoneel, wat 'n wildsvleis vir ons aandete voorberei het.

Soos u reeds weet, is die Army -gemorspak in twee afdelings verdeel, maar die meeste maaltye behels meer as twee items. Gevolglik is dit nodig dat hierdie twee afdelings verskillende soorte voedsel bevat. Dit het my altyd vermaak dat 'n paar vreemde koskombinasies bo -op die ander in ons gemorspakkies bedien word. My persoonlike gunsteling was 'n kombinasie van braaivleis, kapokaartappels, sous, groente, brood en konfyt met 'n baie lekker porsie Jell-O of ingemaakte perskes bo-oor alles. Tot vandag toe pla dit my nie om my kos bymekaar te maak nie en my gesin dink ek is mal. Doen almal dit nie?

Mitchell Medical Mayhem
Ek onthou een keer, toe ons van 'n lugmissie teruggekeer het, toe ons B-25 Mitchell-bomwerper op die teerpad gestaan ​​het en die bemanning van die buikluik na die teerpad klim. Die bemanningshoof was Meester Sers. Bill “Rocky ” Rockwell, nog 'n oorspronklike lid van die 123OS, en hy was die laaste wat die vliegtuig verlaat het. Toe hy afklim, mis hy die trap en val deur die luik op die beton hieronder. Ek het hom sien val en toe ek Rocky bereik, het ek dadelik geweet dat hy ernstig seergekry het. Sy enkel was duidelik vervorm en die onderkant van sy beenbeen is erg beskadig en eenkant gedraai. Kapt. McGregor was byna dadelik op die toneel en het probeer om die enkel te herposisioneer, maar die pyn was so intens dat die dokter besluit het Rocky moet na 'n veldhospitaal vervoer word sodat die enkel onder 'n algemene narkose toegepas kan word. Ons vliegchirurg het die besering gediagnoseer as 'n Colles ’ tipe fraktuur van die enkel.

Ons het die enkel in ys gepak om swelling te beheer en Rocky op 'n draagbaar gesit vir vervoer aan boord van ons vier-by-vier ambulans. Ons het by die veldhospitaal naby Sisters aangekom en 'n geïrriteerde doktor in die weermag teëgekom wat baie lelike dinge te sê gehad het oor die dokters van die Air Corps wat nie die breuk kon verminder voor vervoer nie. Dit was 'n geval toe ek amper beheer oor my wankelende tong verloor en my in gevaar stel vir aansienlike militêre dissipline. Natuurlik het ek beter geweet as om mondelings die grens in die sand oor te steek, maar dit was een keer dat my gevoelens amper 'n goeie sin in die weg staan.

Let wel: Vanweë die erns van sy besering is Rocky van die hospitaal na die hospitaal verskuif en het hy 'n reeks operasies oor 'n paar maande ondergaan. Sy besering het hom later verhinder om in die oorlog oorsee te dien, maar hy het ná die oorlog by die Army Air Corps (later die Lugmag) gebly en sy tyd uitgedien. Hy het in Kalifornië afgetree.

Woestyn Rock and Roll
Terwyl die Oregon -maneuver aangestap het, het sommige van ons meester- en tegniese sersante (insluitend ek) bietjie sorgeloos geraak om betyds op te daag vir oproepe op die vluglyn vroegoggend. Die eerste sersant was nie geamuseerd hieroor nie en noem name, hy beveel ons almal om dadelik na die ontbyt by sy tent aan te meld. Elkeen van ons het ander bykomende pligte gehad, maar die eerste sersant stel nie belang in ons verskonings nie. Hy het ons op 'n gedetailleerde wandeling deur en deur die bivakgebied geneem en gewys op die opritte en paaie wat hy wou omskryf met die rooi vulkaniese lawarots wat in die omgewing voorkom. Ons is opdrag gegee om hom aan te meld wanneer ons klaar was, hoewel hy van plan was dat dit 'n groot taak sou wees wat die grootste deel van die dag sou duur.

Een van die ander meester -sersante was die hoof van motorpoel. Toe die eerste sersant in sy ordelike kamertent verdwyn, het die sersant van die motorbad dit na die motorbad gesit en teruggekeer met 'n jeep wat 'n groot, swaar sleepwa sleep. Ons het deur die slinger- en jenewerbome geloop om die sleepwa vol van die nodige puimsteen te laai en daarna die opritte en paadjies soos uiteengesit om te skets. Waar moontlik, het ons die ruimte tussen die rotse gespan. Ons het die sleepwa verskeie kere gelaai en baie hard en vinnig gewerk om die werk omstreeks 10:30 die oggend te voltooi. As ons nie die Jeep en sleepwa gehad het nie, sou dit ons die grootste deel van die dag geneem het. Ons het van die gemeganiseerde toerusting ontslae geraak voordat ons berig het dat ons werk voltooi is, en die eerste sersant was stomgeslaan dat ons die projek so vinnig voltooi het. Ons het elkeen teruggekeer na ons afdelings en normale pligte, maar die bywoning van oproepe is daarna baie verbeter.

Sandblaas
Een van die werklike uitdagings van die grondtroepe was die baie fyn vulkaniese (puimsteen) stof wat deur die gemeganiseerde toerusting (hoofsaaklik tenks) opgewek word terwyl hulle besig was met hul aktiwiteite. Daar is berig dat daar 'n stofwolk tot 4000 voet was. Hierdie stof was veral hard vir beide mans en toerusting. Die mans moes aanpas om 'n styfpassende bril te dra en deur papiermaskers asem te haal. The dust required air cleaners be cleaned or replaced frequently and the grit deteriorated moving parts rapidly.

As Redmond was a wartime training base for bombers, a squadron of B-24 Liberator heavy bombers was stationed there and in the last stages of training for overseas duty as we held our maneuver. The B-24s were not a part of the maneuver. Almost every day, they were off on distant training missions to such places as Alaska, the east coast or southern California. Sometimes their missions were flown at night.

One evening, while it was still daylight, several of us were riding in a Jeep returning from a trip to Redmond. In order to reach the bivouac area, it was necessary to cross the very end of the runway where the bombers ran up their engines prior to take-off. One of the Liberators was at the end of the runway with engines idling. We stopped and waited because we did not want to experience the severe prop-wash developed by the four big propellers of the plane.

After several minutes, the idling bomber had not moved and we were getting a bit impatient just sitting there. Our patience finally ran out so we skirted behind the B-24 in hopes that the pilots would not decide to take off at the same time. But, our luck did not hold and the plane revved up for take-off. Rocks, debris, and sand hit us with the vigor of a tornado and almost tipped us over. The only thing I could do was stomp on the gas pedal of that Jeep and get across the runway with all possible haste. Our vehicle was fortunately was not damaged, but some of the riders were hit by flying rocks. We still wonder if those bomber flyboys decided to have a bit of fun at our expense. Before our maneuvers were over, the bomber squadron departed Redmond and headed for the war.

Spinning 360 in a Six-by-Six
The Oregon Maneuver ended Oct. 31, and I believe it was Nov. 2 when we were loaded into the back of a six-by-six rag-top truck with a very young soldier from one of our southern states at the wheel. A 2nd Lieutenant rode in the passenger seat. I doubt that driver had any experience driving on snow or ice. Everything went smoothly until we passed Suttle Lake, west of Sisters, and noted that the big lake was completely frozen over to an unknown depth. The highway was intermittently coated with snow and ice patches. We continued over Santiam pass, but those of us in the back of the truck were a bit apprehensive as our driver descended the west side of the mountains at a speed more suitable for dry pavement.

All went well until we approached the junction where the road separated with one fork going to Salem and the other to Albany and Corvallis. We were on our way to Corvallis. The driver did not know which road to take so he hit the brakes and we went into a 360-degree spin on the ice before coming to a stop and facing the correct direction. Being a native Oregonian and familiar with those roads, I yelled to the Lieutenant to take the left fork. We completed the trip safely, but that was one spin on the ice I will never forget.

And On to the War
After the maneuver, the 100,000 men returned to their various home bases, and many units then prepared to go overseas. Of the Army divisions that participated, the 91st Infantry Division was sent to Italy the 96th to the Philippines, and the 104th to Germany. The 35PRS served in China as part of the 14th Air Force. Personally, I ended up as medical section chief for Headquarters, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, in the 10th Air Force and served in India and Burma.

In Retrospect
Our experience in support of the Army ground troops was quite positive. Without a doubt, it prepared us to cope with various adversities that we later encountered overseas in our part to win the war. While I would not describe the maneuver as being fun, it was interesting and we did benefit by what we learned. No doubt we did a better job when the chips were down.

Today, 70 years later, there is hardly a trace revealing that the largest military maneuver in the history of the Pacific Northwest was held in the heart of the state of Oregon. But it remains in the memories of those like me who participated in this historic maneuver, and Oregon’s Red Hawks are still flying in service to the state and nation.

As Archie Bunker and Edith would sing, “Those were the days!”


The wing has six groups, 19 squadrons, 10 detachments and 26 operating locations spanning four continents. The wing falls under the Air Force ISR Agency at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The 70th ISR Wing trains and equips cryptologic and information operations specialists to carry out AF ISR Agency and National Security Agency tri-service operations.

    at Misawa Air Base, Japan at the Medina Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
    at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
    , activated 8 September 2010. [ 1 ] at Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom. [ 2 ] at Fort Meade, Md.
  • 770th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group (Provisional) at Fort Meade, Md. Inactivated when the 659th ISR Group was activated.

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5th Photographic Group

The 5th Photographic Group was constituted on 14 July 1942 and activated on 23 July at Colorado Springs AAF, Colorado. Until 1 September, 5th Photographic Group consisted only of a headquarters, but on 2 September four photographic reconnaissance (The 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th) were assigned. While at Colorado Springs, the pilots trained to fly high speed, unarmed F-4 (P-38 Lightning) photo aircraft. The F-4 was a modified P-38 Lightning a twin-engine, long-range fighter equipped with cameras to accomplish aerial reconnaissance.

In May 1943, the 21st, 22d and 24th squadrons were reassigned to other reconnaissance groups leaving only one squadron, the 23rd, to deploy overseas with the 5th, being reassigned to Twelfth Air Force. The pilots departed Colorado Springs first in early June 1943. The rest of the group's personnel left on 8 August for Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, where they stayed a week before boarding ships for North Africa. On 4 September 1943, the 5th Photo Group arrived at Bizerte, Tunisia. Upon its arrival, the 5th was assigned to the Northwest African Photographic Wing.

When the group arrived at its headquarters at La Marsa, Tunisia, on 8 September, the allies were just beginning the campaign against Italy. Since the pilots arrived early and they began flying missions almost immediately, primarily using F-5s to get pictures required for the aerial war against the Axis powers. The group not only flew the F-5s, but also the F-7, F-9, and F-10. The F-7 was a modified Consolidated B-24J, while the F-9 was a modified Boeing B-17F and the F-10 was a modified North American B-25D. These aircraft were actually modified bombers that were lightly armed, and equipped with cameras and larger fuel tanks that allowed them to reach out beyond the range of the P-38s. These aircraft often brought up the rear on the bombing missions over Italy and the Balkans photographing the initial bomb damage to the targets.

Initially, the 5th flew its missions to Italy, Corsica and Sardinia, but as the fighting progressed towards the heart of the European continent, the operations area expanded. On 30 October 1943, the 5th flew its first mission to Germany, photographing targets in Munich, Augsburg, Regensburg and Stuttgart. In October 1943, allied forces successfully landed troops in southern Italy. As the war moved closer to the heart of the Axis, so did the 5th. On 22 November 1943, the 5th Group was assigned to the 90th Photographic Reconnaissance Wing, which was part of the Fifteenth Air Force stationed in southern Italy. On 8 December 1943, after the allies captured the airfields in the vicinity of Foggia, the group moved to San Severo, Italy, near Foggia.

On 1 October 1944, the 5th Group was reassigned from the 90th Wing directly to Fifteenth Air Force. Shortly thereafter, on 11 October, The group moved from San Severo to Bari, Italy where 15th AF had its headquarters. On 15 November 1944, the size of the 5th increased as the 32nd gained full strength, and with the assignment of the 37th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, which had just arrived in Italy. With the 37th came another reconnaissance aircraft modified from another bomber aircraft, the F-3, a reconnaissance version of the Douglas A-20 attack aircraft.

Beginning in November 1944, the 5th Photo group flew widely over the European Theatre of Operations. The 5th photographed many strategic targets in Germany including: oil refineries, aircraft factories, and communication facilities. Their destruction helped reduce the strength of the Luftwaffe. In the mountain campaign of Northern Italy, the 5th gathered intelligence which helped allied forces break the hold of the German Army in Italy. In Eastern Europe, the 5th's reconnaissance reports resisted partisan and other Allied forces to push the Germans out of Austria, Czechoslovakia, and the Balkans.

In August 1945, the group was notified that it was scheduled for shipment to the United States during September, but the departure was delayed until 9 October, when the men sailed from Naples aboard the SS Noah Webster. On 26 October 1945, the ship carrying the men of the 5th arrived at New York Harbor. Two days later, the group was inactivated at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

Two years later, on 6 March 1947, the non-operational and unmanned 5th was disbanded.


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Daddario, "Fearless Fosdick" D Company, 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division 508

D' Addario, Ray US Army Signal Corps 613

Dade, Floyd 761st Tank Battalion 402

Dade, Moses 761st Tank Battalion 402

Dager, Holmes E. Combat Command B, 4th Armored Division 94 557

Daggett F Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dahl, Charles A Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion 482

Dahlquist, John E. 36th Infantry Division 70th Infantry Division 178 267 578, 831

Dahms, Gilbert A Company, 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Daily, Francis USS Liscome Bay 41

Dains, John L. US Army Air Corps 737

Dains, Robert L. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dale, Ernest J. USS Sterett 726

Dalglish, James B. 354th Fighter Group 765

Dallas, Dewey, Jr. USS Sterett 726

Dallas, Thomas Spencer 1st Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 384 403

Daloia, Leonard 37th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop, Mechanized 831

Dalquist, Clyde 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dalton, Gerard 23rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Armored Division 478

Dalton, James 161st Infantry Regiment 18

Dalton, James Leo II 25th Infantry Division 317

Dalton, Marshall A Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion 482

Dammer, Herman W. 1st Ranger Battalion 243 839

Damon Jr., William F. 18th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 557, 831

Danahy, Paul 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

D'Andrea, Barbato C. 92nd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Daniel, Derrill M. 2nd Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 382 557

Daniel, Rex V. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Daniels, Buford N. USS Sterett 726

Daniels, James USS Enterprise 361

Daniels, Woodrow US Army 419

Danielson, Daniel W. 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Daniszewski, Albert A. 15th Fighter Control Squadron 902

Dank, Milton 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Danner G Company, 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 167

Dantinne, Emil E. USS Sterett 726

Danzi, Richard 636th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Darage, Albert C Battery, 143rd Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion 557

Darby, William Orlando Army, 1st Ranger Battalion 10th Mountain Division 243 317 482 629 785 839 893

Darling, Norm 69th Squadron, 42nd Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force 110

Darnell, Cecil Army Air Force 893

Dart, Justin 2nd Ranger Battalion 53

Daskalakis, John E Company, 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 115 401

Daugherty, James H. H Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Daughtrey, Ashburn A Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 578

Davenport, Dean Doolittle's Raiders 737

Davenport, Merle VF - 17 754

Davenport, Robert J. F Company, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division 183

Davenport, Walter 1st Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Davey Lieutenant, 81st Reconnaissance Battalion 831

Davey, Otis Cannon Company, 1st Ranger Battalion 839

David, Albert USS Pillsbury 448

Davidson, Douglas 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davidson, James 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davidson, Phillips 3rd Cavalry Group 831

Davidson, Ralph Task Group 38.4 114

Davies, Jimmy No. 79 Squadron, Royal Air Force 242

Davies, John "Big John" 27th Bomb Group Third Attack Group 338

Davies, John H. 313th Bomb Wing 765 775

Davies, Reginald 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davis USS North Carolina 810

Davis, Barton A. 299th Combat Engineer Battalion 384

Davis, Benjamin O. Sr. US Army 379 493

Davis, Brookie USS Franklin 186

Davis, C. F. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Davis, Carl No. 601 Squadron, Royal Air Force 242

Davis, Dick US Army Signal Corps 613

Davis, Dick Army Air Force 893

Davis Don F Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Davis, Edwin G. D Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Davis, George A. 28th Infantry Division 193 557

Davis, George F. US Navy 765

Davis, Gerald 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 403

Davis, Grayson A. US Army 383

Davis, Harry E Company, 401st Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Davis, Hollbrook USS Franklin 186

Davis, James T. 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Davis, Lawrence 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davis, Leonard A. A Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davis, Leonard K. (Marine Air Group) MAG-14 754

Davis, Melvin O. A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Davis, R. A. 60th Troop Carrier Group 893

Davis, Ralph USS Chicago 469

Davis, Robert 110th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Infantry Division 403

Davis, Samuel J. Army Air Force 893

Davis, Sidney 101st Airborne Division 383

Davis, Tex USS Batfish 539

Davis, William L. USS Sterett 726

Davison, Ralph E. Task Group 38.4 Task Group 58.2 172 186 343 565 765 843

Dawley, Ernest J. Commander, Tank Destroyer Center VI Corps 402 756 839

Daws, Hobson H. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dawson, Gertrude G Nurse 893

Dawson, Gilbert D. USS Sterett 726

Dawson, J. E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Dawson, Lawton USS William D. Porter 209

Dawson, Leo H. Fifth Air Command 175

Day, Samuel 45th Infantry Division 419

Daymond, Gregory Augustus "Gus" No. 71 Eagle Squadron, Royal Air Force 242 425 441 736

Deacon, E. T. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Deal, Robert USS Johnston 565

Dean, Edward L. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dean, John D. USS Sterett 726

Dean, John W. F Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 24

Dean, William B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dean, William A. VF-2, USS Hornet 204 240

Dean, William F. 44th Infantry Division 289

Dean, Williams R. 212th Marine Fighter Squadron 928

Dearborn, Neil 10th Mountain Division 785

Deas, William 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Deaver, Herman 747th Tank Battalion 375

DeBenedictis, Daniel J. 212th Marine Fighter Squadron 928

Debiec, John J. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

DeBlanc, Jefferson J. VMF-112 416 754

DeBlasi, Mario US Marines 571

DeBlasio, Louis Joseph HQ & Headquarters Squadron, 23rd Air Depot Group 922

DeCarlg, James J. US Army 437

DeCarlo, Hank 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Deck, Barton E. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Decker, Clayton USS Tang 323

Decker, Judson 10th Mountain Division 785

Decker, Kenneth US Army 194

Decker, Lawrence 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 487

Decker, Martin B Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Decker, Merle 10th Mountain Division 785

Deckert, Henry B Company, 192nd Tank Battalion 398

Declusin, L. USS Sterett 726

Deeb, Peter 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Deehan, Bernard 2nd Armored Division 727

Deeley, Joseph US Army 419

Deeley, Joseph M. 612th Tank Destroyer Battalion 200

Deery, Lawrence E. 1st Infantry Division 384

Deese, Teddy 25th Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

de Felice, Mario 2nd Battalion Surgeon, 2nd Armored Division 727

DeFelice, Rocco P. Cannon Company, 424th Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division 557

DeFelitta, Frank P. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

DeFlon, Louise Anthony 816th Medical Air Evacuation 893

Degenhardt, Richard I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

De Gennareo, Steven N. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Degeus, Robert US Marines 401

Deggs, William US Marines 426

de Giorgio, Michael US Army 419

DeGlopper, Charles C Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

DeHart, Albert T. 393rd Squadron, 509th Composite Group 191

DeHuff, William C Company, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Delamater, Benjamin F. III 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

DeLancy, Robert E. Pathfinders, Army Air Force 893

Delaney, Art 10th Mountain Division 785

Delaney, James G. 45th Troop Carrier Squadron, 316th Troop Carrier Group 591

Delaney, John "Del" USS San Jacinto 628

Delaney, W. E. USS Belleau Wood 113

Delaney, W. H., Jr. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Delcazal, Preston 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 403

Del Corso, Arthur D Company, 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division 508

Delehant, Daniel L. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

DeLisio, Joe A Company, 27th Armored Infantry Regiment, 9th Armored Division 129

Dellapenta, William J. 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Deloatche, George USS Lardner 923

DeLong H Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Delp, Suella Bernard 816th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron 893

Delski, John 1st Ranger Battalion 839

DeLuca Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Delulio, Alex 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

del Valle, Pedro A. 1st Marine Division 156 301

Dely, Paul 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

DeMar, Edmund G Company, 22nd Marine Regiment, 6th Marine Division 374

Demario, John A Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

DeMayo, Anthony J. E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Demick, Eugene L. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Deming, P. W. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Dempcy, Elgar R. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Denaro B Company, 120th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division 358

Denby, Donald W. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dening, Robert L. US Marines, Public Relations Director 535

Denley, John A Company, 2nd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 479

Dennis, Otis Lee Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Dennis, Edward K Company, 25th Infantry Regiment, 93rd Infantry Division 264

Denny, Alberta 802nd Medical Air Evacuation Squadron 893

Denny, George P. Jr. Army Air Force 893

Denny, John T. USS Sterett 726

Dent, G. O. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Denusin, Rudolph USS Sterett 726

DePoix, Vincent US Navy 754

DeRamus, Gordon Pathfinders H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne 383 434

Derber, Glenn A. 101st Airborne Division 383

Derenger, Bill B Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dernehl, Howard G. USS Sterett 726

de Rohan, Frederick J. 2nd Armored Division 727

Derrick, E. C. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Derry, Cloyd Army Air Force 893

Dersch, Lou 687th Field Artillery Battalion 556

Descheneaux Jr., George L. 422nd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division 87 557

de Schneider, William US Army 419

DeShazer, Jacob US Army Air Corps 338 606 737

DeSimone, Henry A. 101st Airborne Division 383

Desnoyers, Joseph M. 314th Troop Carrier Group 893

Desobry, William R. Team Desobry, Combat Command B, 10th Armored Division 59 382 557, 831

Dethles, Neil USS Johnston 565

Dettmar, Stanley 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Detweiler B Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Deuel, William H. USS Sterett 726

Dever, C. A. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Devereaux, John Drew Team O'Hara 557

Devereux, James P. S. Wake Island Detachment, 1st Marine Defense Battalion 352 520 753

Devers, Jacob L. Army, Sixth Army Group 267 289 341 382 402 406 423 893

Devine, John M. Commander of Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division 384 482

Devine, Mark A. Jr. 14th Cavalry Group (Mechanized) 87 197 557, 831

Devitt, William L. E Company, 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division 179

Devonschuk, Edward 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Devorak, Andrew A. F Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Devorchak, Leonard 82nd Airborne Division 384

Devore, Willie 761st Tank Battalion 402

Dew, Herbert R. B Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dew, James R. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dew, Joseph H. C Company, 741st Tank Battalion 375

DeWeese, Ralph H Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dewey, John HQ Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 92

Pathfinders, 9th Troop Carrier Command

Dewey, Lawrence R. 2nd Armored Division 727

Dewey, R. E. USS Sterett 726

Dewey, Robert J. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

DeWitt, John L. Western Defense Command 447 578

Deyo, Morton L. Task Force 54 23 113

DiCarlo, Hank H Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 844

Dichuccio, Joe F Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dick, Charles I Company, 161st Infantry Regiment 18

Dick, Dallas C Company, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division 150

Dickens, B.G. Bomber Command Operational Research Section 737

Dickerson, Douglas F. HQ Company, 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Abn. 387

Dickerson, Robert L. E Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dickey, Lyman F Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 893

Dickinson, Carl E. F Company, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 557

Dickinson, Clarence E. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Dickson 741st Tank Battalion 375

Dickson, Benjamin A. II Corps, First Army Intelligence 540 557 893

Didominicis, Joseph D. Medical Detachment, 163rd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division 918

Didonna, R. USS Sterett 726

Diehl, Charles W. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Diehl, John H. US Army Air Corps 737

Diel, James A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Diener, Dave A Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Diercks 2nd Lieutenant, B Troop, 43rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Dieter, Albert H Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 434

Dieter, William J. 17 th Bomb Wing �Doolittle Raiders� 606 737

Dietrich, Frank L. C Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dietrich, James 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dietrich, Marlene Entertainer 893

DiFilippo, John H. 823rd Squadron, 38th Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force 173

DiGardi, Ed USS Johnston 565

DiGiralamo, Louis I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dike, Norman S. E Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 370 383

Dikoon, Walter A Company, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dillard, Douglas A Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion 482

Dillard, Marcus M Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 193

Dillender, Jack 814th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dilley, Darrell C. F Company, 325th Glider Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dillon, Gerard M. G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dillon, H. A. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Dillon, Lockland Pathfinders, 9th Troop Carrier Command 92

Dilworth, Frank USS Pawnee 172

Dimock, Donald D. Medical Detachment, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division 727

Dimmerling, William 907th Glider Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Airborne Division 383

Dinan, John 'H' Company, 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division 727

Dinsmore, Clifford L. G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dirks, Leonard F 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Di Rienso, John D Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

DiSanti, Victor J. Army Air Force 893

Disney, Paul A. 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division 727

Di Tullio, Dominick G Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dixon C Company, 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dixon, Forrest 712th Tank Battalion 375

Dixon, Harold US Marines (stationed on USS Chicago) 469

Dixon, John 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dixon, Joseph A Company, 645th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dixon, Kelley E. C Company, 270th Combat Engineer Battalion, 70th Infantry Division 201

Dixon, Matthew B Company, 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dixon, Tom USS Johnston 565

Dlouhy, Joseph A. U. S. Army 893

Dlugas, Adam 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Doak, Lyle 2nd Armored Division 727

Doan, Clifford USS Sterett 726

Doan, Leander Combat Command A, 3rd Armored Division 382

Dobbins, Don M. U. S. Army 893

Dobsa, Albert 91st Bomb Group 265 334

Dobson, E. J. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Dobson, Jack 1st Ranger Battalion 243 839

Dobson, Joseph R. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dobson, Leo 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dobyns, Samuel 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 557

Dodd, Edgar 101st Airborne Division 383

Dodd, Gilbert E. C Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dodd, John F Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 38 482

Doerfler, Eugene 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Doi, Shig I Company, 442nd Regimental Combat Team 578

Dolan, John J. "Red Dog" A Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dole, Robert J. 10th Mountain Division 785

Dolenc, Edward B Company, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division 557

Doll, John 43rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop 831

Dollins, Ray US Marine Air Corps 401

Dolson, Max T. USS Sterett 726

Doman, Francis P. 500th Squadron, 345th Bomb Group, Fifth Air Force 173

Domanski, Walter F. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group (Transferred to Infantry) 893

Domeney, Edwin 212th Marine Fighter Squadron 928

Donadeo, Pat 45th Infantry Division 419

Donahue, Archie G. VMF-112 416

Donahue, Arthur No. 64 Squadron, Royal Air Force 242

Donahue, Frank US Navy 419

Donaldson, Donald 749th Tank Battalion 205

Donalson, John M. Army Air Force 893

Dongallo, Fernando 1st Reconnaissance Battalion 194

Donlon, James A. D Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Donnelly, James R. USS Sterett 726

Donnelly, William 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Donofrio, William F Company, 274th Infantry Regiment, 70th Infantry Division 183

Donovan, Harold 29th Infantry Division 403

Donovan, William J. "Wild Bill" Office of Strategic Services 405 582 617 758

Doody, Leo I. 212th Marine Fighter Squadron 928

D'Ooge, Martin 10th Mountain Division 785

Doolittle, Charles 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 287

Doolittle, James A. Army Air Force 893

Doolittle, James Harold "Jimmy" Eighth Air Force 12 283 308 338 408 419 565 578

Doolittle, Jimmy Jr. Ninth Air Force 419

Doran, Pat R. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Doran, Robert 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Doriat, Georges 10th Mountain Division 785

Doriocourt, Charles D. 69th Infantry Division 360

Dorland, Eugene B Company, 9th Armored Engineers, 9th Armored Division 470

Dorn, Frank Chinese Expeditionary Force 62

Dorn, John W. 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 557

Dorsett, Tracey K. Army Air Force 893

Doss, Adrian 101st Airborne Division 384

Doss, Desmond 96th Infantry Division 188

Doss, Desmond T. 307th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division 244

Doss, John F. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Doss, William 101st Airborne Division 383

Dothan, Bill C Company, 2nd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division 479

Doty, Andy US Army Air Force 523

Doty, Charles P. USS Sterett 726

Double, Justin C Company, 609th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Doudt, R. G. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Dougherty, John A. 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Doughty, Joseph G Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Douglas, John E. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Douglas, Ralph L. USS Sterett 726

Douglas, Robert H. 1st Battalion, 394th Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division 557

Douglass, Harold 2nd Armored Division 727

Dovholuk, Paul 101st Airborne Division 383

Dow, Harold "Ham" Communications Officer for Admiral Halsey 565

Dowdle, J. J. USS North Carolina 810

Downing, Arthur US Navy 58

Downing, Arthur L. Helldiver Pilot 765

Downs, Merle A Company, 701st Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Downs, Robert 43rd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Doxen, George D. 101st Airborne Division 383

Doyle, Edward W. 92nd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Doyle, Jack G Company, 85th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division 785

Doyle, John K. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Drabik, Alex 27th Armored Infantry Regiment, 9th Armored Division 318

Dragoni, J. R. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Drake, Leo O. USS North Carolina 810

Drake, R. K. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Drake, Thomas D. 168th Regimental Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division 305 540

Draper, Frank P. Jr. A Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 24

Draper, James A. USS Sterett 726

Dregallo, Rudy D Company, 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division 508

Dregne, Irwin 357th Fighter Group 103

Drennon, Fred E Company, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Drew, A. C. F Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Drew, Robert L. 12th Air Support Command 419

Drew, Urban L. "Ben" 375th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group 413th Squadron, 414th FG 12

Driseale, Keith F. Army 727

Drobnich, William R. 558th Anti-aircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion 501

Drost, Stephen A. USS Sterett 726

Drozda, Michael J. (Mike) 92nd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Drost, Carl 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Druener, Hanz K. D Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Drury, Frank C. 212th Marine Fighter Squadron 928

Drury, James E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Duane, J. V. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Duck, David P. 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division 557

Duey, Dale F. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Duff, Robinson US Army 785

Duffin, Lawrence H. 1st Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment, 99th Infantry Division 557

Dugan, Augustine D. 14th Cavalry Group 557, 831

Duke, Ben L Company, 86th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division 785

Dukes, Jack USS Sterett 726

Dube, Noel US Army Combat Engineers 384

Duchossois B Company, 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Duckworth, Edmund 1st Infantry Division 384

Ducolon, Fred J. Scouting Squadron Six, USS Enterprise 361

Dudley, Bill US Army Air Force 666

Dudrow, Douglas S. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dugan, William US Army 419

Duff, Robinson E. 10th Mountain Division 243 839

Duffey, Paul C Company, 141st Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division 136

Duffy, Lester 814th Military Police Company 532

Dufilho, Marion VF-3, USS Lexington 245

Dugan, Paul D. 94th Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Duke, Albert B. Army Air Force 893

Dukeman, William H. E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 370

Dukes, Sam J. Jr. Army Air Force, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dulligan, John F. 1st Infantry Division 384

Dumas, Edgar 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dumke, William K. 91st Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dunbar, Dixie 89th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Attack Group 271

Duncan, Asa N. Eighth Air Force 283

Duncan, Charles W. B Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Duncan, Donald W. US Navy 737

Duncan, Dyson 10th Mountain Division 785

Duncan, James E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Duncan, John R. G Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Duncan, Loren F. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Duncan, Melvin US Marines 401

Duncan, William 743rd Tank Battalion 375

Dunevant, Henry C. B Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunfee, William I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dungan, Harold E. 49th Service Group 893

Dunham, D. R. 101st Airborne Division 383

Dunham, Don B. 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunham, Harry E. HQ Company, 186th Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division 147

Dunham, Robert B Company, 823rd Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dunham, William D. 348th Fighter Group 754

Dunkelberg Army Air Force 383

Dunlap, Chester N. USS Sterett 726

Dunlap, Harold US Army 419

Dunlap, Jack B Company, 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division 487

Dunlap, John G. Jr. 1st Battalion, 271st Infantry Regiment, 69th Infantry Division 200

Dunlap, Paul Merrill's Marauders 593

Dunlap, Robert A Company, 26th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division 78

Dunlop, Ernest P. H Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunlop, William R. Jr. 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group 103

Dunn, Charles W. 93rd Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group 893

Dunn, Donald F. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dunn, E.C. 24th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron 831

Dunn, James C Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunn, John J. 31st Tank Battalion, 7th Armored Division 557

Dunn, Edward C. Cavalry, US Army 384

Dunn, Lane 761st Tank Battalion 402

Dunn, Ray A. Army Air Force 893

Dunn, Robert C. 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dunn, Theodore L. "Ted" 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunn, William No. 71 Eagle Squadron, British Royal Air Force 425 441

Dunnagan, Harry 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion 382

Dunnaway, James L. USS Sterett 726

Dunnegan, Harold D Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dunning, Donald 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

duPont, Richard C. Army Air Force 893

Dupouy, Parker American Volunteer Group, "Flying Tigers" 737

Dupuis, Paul H. 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division 557

Dura, Andrew 7th Marine Regiment III Marine Amphibious Corps 381

Duran, Ray 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 383

Durant, Johnny L. USS Sterett 726

Durbin, Sam E Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Durham, James L. 82nd Airborne Division 482

Durkee, Dick A Company, 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion 482

Durkin, Thomas C. USS Hornet 113

Durning, Charles 1st Infantry Division 465

Dusseault, Albert A. I Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dustin, Shelton W. B Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dutton, M.E. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Duane, J. V. 3rd Photo Reconnaissance Squadron 914

Duvall A Company, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Duvall, Everett 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division 66

Duvall, W. H. Task Force 66 310

Duzenbury, Wyatt E. 509th Composite Group 296

Dwight, William Combat Command A, 4th Armored Division 382

Dwight, William A. U.S. Army, C Company, 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division 557 893

Dwyer 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dwyer, Philip 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division 167 403

Dyas, Tim A Company, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 482

Dyce, Grady US Marines 401

Dye, Joe 1st Ranger Battalion 839

Dyer C Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 193

Dyer, Marvin E. 322nd Bomb Squadron 265

Dyess, William Far East Air Forces 443

Dyess, William E. Lt. Colonel, Bataan defense force, Bataan Death March survivor 615

Dziepak, Teddy I Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 844


70th Reconnaissance Group (USAAF) - History

Die 70th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing was established by SAC on 23 March 1953, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. However, Little Rock AFB was still under construction at the time, so the unit was temporarily stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base, Ohio until October. Few wing components were manned until October when Little Rock was ready for operational use.
The 70th SRW's mission was to gather intelligence on a global scale as part of the strategic reconnaissance force of SAC.[6] Equipped with Boeing RB-47E Stratojets, the wing conducted a variety of spectacular overflights of the Soviet Union during the 1950s, including overflying Murmansk. RB-47s had a fairly low operational ceiling of 40,000 feet and relied on speed, as opposed to altitude, to evade interception. Some of these flights were mounted from Thule, Greenland, and probed deep into the heart of the Soviet Union, taking a photographic and radar recording of the route attacking SAC bombers would follow to reach their targets. The risks involved in mounting these dangerous sorties speaks volumes for the courage and skill of the crews involved. Flights that involved penetrating mainland Russia were termed SENSINT (Sensitive Intelligence) missions. One RB-47 even managed to fly 450 miles inland and photograph the city of Igarka in Siberia.


70th Reconnaissance Group (USAAF) - History

Clear-resin canopy & Decal

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I n 1939, Hughes Aircraft used a special wooden structure which strength comparable to steel for a proposal of bomber design, the model D-2. The project interested USAAF because metal material was becoming a scare by the war. In 1942, the D-2 was ordered under an attack aircraft designation XA-37. Later it was considered as a night fighter XP-73. In 1943, the wooden D-2 prototype was lost by fire accident in Hughes facility before it was inspected by USAAF. Based on its high speed and light weight records, USAAF purchased another metal structure version as a reconnaissance aircraft, the XF-11. Due to the engines delay, Hughes could not complete the aircraft even the war was over. USAAF decided to cancel the project but still paid for two prototypes. In 1946, with Howard Hughes himself at the control, the first XF-11 made its first flight but destroyed by crash. The second XF-11 was modified and completed in 1947, and it was flight tested during 1948. Afterward Hughes created aerospace and helicopter divisions, and never built other airplane .

Photographic reconnaissance aircraft

To create high speed, long range airplane for USAAF

2x Pratt & Whitney Model R-4360-31 radial engines

The Hughes XF-11 is suitable to group with the following collection series.