Franklin, Irl, Lt Col

Air Operations
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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1445Y-Air Operations Officer
Current/Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Service Years
1956 - 1979
Voice Edition
Lieutenant Colonel

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Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
United Services Automobile Association (USAA)Sierra NavadaAF189Post 5
Air Commando AssociationAir Force Together We ServedAir Force Memorial (AFM)Chapter 744
  1958, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) - Assoc. Page
  1975, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Sierra Navada (Reno, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1979, Air Force Association (AFA), AF189 (Paymaster) (Las Vegas, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, American Legion, Post 5 (¬†Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Air Commando Association [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 744 (Winnemucca, Nevada) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am an independent instructor pilot as well as a ground school instructor for the Norther Nevada Community College. I supervise the adminisration of FAA examinations. I am Deputy Commander of a Civil Air Patrol Squadron. I also fly many search and rescue mission as a qualified Mission Pilot for CAP.
From DD214:
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From 7th SOS:

The 7th Special Operations Squadron was activated on 1 July 1964 as the 7th Air Commando Squadron (7 ACS/USAFE) at Sembach Air Base, Germany. The original cadre came from Hurlburt Field, Florida, in March 1964, as Detachment 4, 1st Air Commando Wing. The new squadron was equipped with 4 C-123s, 6 C-47s and 2 U-10 aircraft, and had 265 personnel authorized. In February 1967, the 7 ACS was designated as the unit to receive the new C-130E(I) Combat Arrow aircraft. In May 1967, command of the squadron was transferred from USAFE to 17th Air Force. Today the squadron flies the MC-130H Combat Talon II at RAF Mildenhall, England.
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Aviator (Command)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 57T
 Unit Assignments
School Assignments - StaffBasic Flight School331st Troop Carrier SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)
346th Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing)345th Troop Carrier Squadron464th Troop Carrier Wing777th Troop Carrier Squadron
314th Troop Carrier Wing/314th Troop Carrier Wing Detachment 17th Air Commando SquadronUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)17th Air Force
7th Special Operations SquadronTactical Air Command (TAC)/Tactical Air Warfare CenterHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1956-1957, Primary Flight School
  1957-1957, Basic Flight School
  1957-1958, 331st Troop Carrier Squadron
  1957-1967, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1958-1963, 346th Troop Carrier Squadron (Assault, Fixed Wing)
  1963-1964, 345th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1964-1965, 464th Troop Carrier Wing
  1965-1966, 777th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1966-1967, 314th Troop Carrier Wing/314th Troop Carrier Wing Detachment 1
  1967-1970, 1055A, 7th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1972, 1055A, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1967-1972, 1055A, 17th Air Force
  1970-1972, 1055A, 7th Special Operations Squadron
  1972-1974, Tactical Air Command (TAC)/Tactical Air Warfare Center
  1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1962 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)/Operation Mule Train
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Southwest Monsoon Campaign (1970)/Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Prison Raid)4
 Colleges Attended 
Kansas State UniversityUniversity of Southern California
  1952-1956, Kansas State University
  1969-1970, University of Southern California
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-28 Trojan  T-34 Mentor  B-25 Mitchell  C-123 Provider  
T-39 Sabreliner  MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow  C-131 Samaritan  
  1956-1957, T-28 Trojan
  1956-1957, T-34 Mentor
  1957-1957, B-25 Mitchell
  1957-1964, C-123 Provider
  1964-1964, T-39 Sabreliner
  1964-1972, MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow
  1972-1974, C-131 Samaritan
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 04, 2013, General Photos
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