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)


 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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 1960-1960, H-19 Chickasaw
From Year
1960
To Year
1960
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 H-19 Chickasaw Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (H-19)
H-19 at National Museum of the United States Air Force, showing unusual mounting of engine
H-19 at National Museum of the United States Air Force, showing unusual mounting of engine
UH-19B rotor head
UH-19B rotor head

General characteristics

* Crew: 2 (pilot, copilot)
* Capacity: 12 troops or 8 litters
* Length: 62 ft 7 in (19.1 m)
* Rotor diameter: 53 ft (16.16 m)
* Height: 13 ft 4 in (4.07 m)
* Disc area: ft (m)
* Empty weight: 4,795 lb (2,177 kg)
* Loaded weight: 7,200 lb (3,266 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 7,900 lb (3,587 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-57 radial engine, 600 hp (450 kW)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 101 mph (163 km/h)
* Range: 405 mi (652 km)
* Service ceiling 10,500 ft (3,200 m)
* Rate of climb: 700 ft/min (213 m/min)

   
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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2009
   
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  19 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Anatrella, Lou, Capt, (1957-1965)
  • Gibbons, John, A1C, (1957-1961)
  • Greene, Rockwell, Capt, (1958-1966)
  • Jones, Fred E., A1C, (1957-1962)
  • Koeser, Robert, MSgt, (1957-1987)
  • Lagace, Gerard, A2C, (1959-1962)
  • LANDERS, JESS, SMSgt, (1953-1978)
  • Mayo, Donald, TSgt, (1952-1974)
  • NICHOLS, GORDON (NICK), MSgt, (1946-1971)
  • Nix, Ralph, TSgt, (1955-1968)
  • Rice, Lawrence, A2C, (1960-1963)
  • Thigpen, Roger, SSgt, (1952-1961)
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