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:
Other Comments:
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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  1963-1964, 345th Troop Carrier Squadron

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January / 1963
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October / 1964
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 345th Troop Carrier Squadron Details

345th Troop Carrier Squadron
Combat - Transportation, Logistics
Parent Unit
Troop Carrier Units
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2018
My Photos For This Unit
Service Photo
A Shau Valley Vietnam Resupply1963
7 Members Also There at Same Time
345th Troop Carrier Squadron

Jones, Iredell, Capt, (1961-1966) 113 1131B Captain
Katterhenry, Terry Fisher, Capt, (1959-1965) Captain
Smith, Donald Clayton, 1st Lt, (1961-1965) First Lieutenant
Crisp, William Henry, TSgt, (1946-1965) Technical Sergeant
Coker, Cliff, A1C, (1963-1966) 702 70250A Airman 1st Class
Mitchell, Willie, A1C, (1953-1965) 114 11450 Airman 1st Class
Rainer, Alphonse, A1C, (1962-1967) 104 Airman 1st Class

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