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), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Service Years
1956 - 1979
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Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

 Official Badges 

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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Aviator (Command)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 57T
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School AssignmentsBasic 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
Detachment 1, 314th Troop Carrier Wing7th Air Commando SquadronUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)17th Air Force
7th Special Operations SquadronTactical Air Warfare Center, Tactical Air Command (TAC)Headquarters 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, Detachment 1, 314th Troop Carrier Wing
  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 Warfare Center, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1974-1979, Directorate of Operations (HQ USAF/XOO), Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
 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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