DiDia, Frank, MSgt

Aircraft Maintenance
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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
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Transport Command Missileman (Senior) Combat Crew

Meritorious Unit Commendation 1944-1961 Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 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/ Advancement Schools
Civil Engineering UnitsStrategic Air Command (SAC)Strategic Air Command (SAC)Strategic Reconnaissance Units
381st Missile Inspection Maintenance Squadron1371st Mapping and Charting Squadron20th Special Operations Squadron - Green Hornets21st Special Operations Squadron - Dust Devils
99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron40th Rescue FlightUS Air Force
41st Rescue Squadron  - Jolly GreenTactical Air Command (TAC)Support Units
  1957-1958, Civil Engineering Units
  1958-1958, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1958-1959, Civil Engineering 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
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
  1965-1968 Operation Steel Tiger
  1965-1973 Operation Tiger Hound
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground (Tet Counteroffensive) 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  DC-130 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, DC-130 Drone Control
  1975-1977, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
  1986-1995, HH-60 Pave Hawk
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