DiDia, Frank, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43170C-Helicopter Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1976-1978, 4502nd Support Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
24150-Safety Specialist
1A7X1-Aerial Gunner
1A1X1-Flight Engineer
3E6X1-Operations Management
Service Years
1957 - 1978
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Transport Command Combat Crew Air Force Retired

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Missileman (Senior)


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 Military Association Memberships
Catholic War Veterans of the USAAmerican LegionVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Chapter 15
  2008, Catholic War Veterans of the USA [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 15 (Milford, Connecticut) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired aeronautical engineer from Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Ct.
   
Other Comments:
Actively involved in the New Haven Ct. Veteran's Hospital Center where I receive counseling, art therapy, and attend a spirituality group. 
   

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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)



 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX)1
 Unit Assignments
Civil Engineer UnitsStrategic Air Command (SAC)Strategic Air Command (SAC)US Air Force
381st Missile Inspection Maintenance Squadron1371st Mapping and Charting Squadron20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron40th Rescue Flight
US Air Force41st Rescue Squadron  - Jolly GreenTactical Air Command (TAC)
  1957-1958, Civil Engineer Units
  1958-1958, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1958-1959, Civil Engineer Units
  1959-1961, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1962-1967, 350th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
  1964-1967, 24150, 381st Missile Inspection Maintenance Squadron
  1966-1968, 1371st Mapping and Charting Squadron
  1968-1969, 1A7X1, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1969-1970, 1A1X1, 20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets
  1971-1972, 21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils
  1972-1973, 1A1X1, 350th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
  1972-1973, 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
  1973-1974, 1A1X1, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
  1973-1974, 40th Rescue Flight
  1973-1974, 350th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
  1975-1976, 3E6X1, 41st Rescue Squadron - Jolly Green
  1975-1976, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1976-1978, 4502nd Support Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1965-1973 Operation Tiger Hound
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)/Operation Hue City
 Colleges Attended 
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  1981-1985, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
H-19 Chickasaw  SM-68/HGM-25  Titan I  Missile  HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)  HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  
UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)  C-130 Hercules  U-2 Dragon Lady  DC130 Drone Control  
HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)  HH-60 Pave Hawk  
  1960-1960, H-19 Chickasaw
  1960-1965, SM-68/HGM-25 Titan I Missile
  1961-1961, HH-43 Huskie (Pedro)
  1966-1974, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1967-1969, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
  1974-1975, C-130 Hercules
  1974-1975, U-2 Dragon Lady
  1974-1975, DC130 Drone Control
  1975-1977, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
  1986-1995, HH-60 Pave Hawk
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