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Check Six – 1950: 199 FS Operations Center

February 4, 2021
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph

This undated photograph shows two unidentified Airmen in the 199th Fighter Squadron operations center. If you click to enlarge the photograph, you will see some familiar names including Carlos Bonham, the 199 FS commander, Jarret “Deke” CarrPaul “Aimoku” DuvauchellePadraic “Paddy” Evans, and Frank Harlocker. Based on these names on the status board, this photograph is from the early 1950s. 

The squadron had operated in Area 65 on Hickam AFB since 1948. Flight operations started in 1946 at then-Bellows AFB. The squadron moved to their current location in 1960.

The 199th Fighter Squadron maintained several different types of aircraft in the early 1950s. Squadron aircraft included 

24 – Republic Aviation F-47N Thunderbolts
3 – Douglas TB-26 Invaders
2 – Douglas C-47 Skytrains
2 – North American Aviation T-6 Texans

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