My FIL was in the Air Force in the early 50's.... A couple pics
We have been going through some old slides from the early 50's when my Father in Law was serving in the USAF. He had graduated from college and had been in ROTC during those years. He was commissioned as a officer and went to flight school. The first pic was of a trainer he flew in the initial stages of his training. The 2nd pic was of the USAF Thunderbirds in 1954. They were visiting the base where he was stationed. At the time the Thunderbirds were using the F84G Thunderjets..
He went on to fly the F-86 Sabre and F84 Thunderstreak during his years in service. When his time in the service ended he went on to work as an engineer at Caterpillar until retirement... He passed away 12 years ago today. He was one of the finest men I ever met and I miss him..
I am hoping to find other slides in the old family photos of his time in the Airforce. Enjoy these for a start....