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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 1967-1969, UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY)
From Year
1967
To Year
1969
   
Personal Memories
Not Specified
   
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 UH-1 Iroquois ( HUEY) Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (UH-1D)

General characteristics

* Crew: 1-4
* Capacity: 3,880 lb including 14 troops, or 6 stretchers, or equivalent cargo
* Length: 57 ft 1 in with rotors (17.4 m)

* Fuselage width: 8 ft 7 in (2.6 m))

* Rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.6 m)
* Height: 14 ft 5 in (4.4 m)
* Empty weight: 5,215 lb (2,365 kg)
* Loaded weight: 9,040 lb (4,100 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 9,500 lb (4,310 kg))
* Powerplant: 1 Lycoming T53-L-11 turboshaft, 1,100 shp (820 kW)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 135 mph (220 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 125 mph (205 km/h)
* Range: 315 mi (510 km)
* Service ceiling 19,390 ft (Dependent on environmental factors such as weight, outside temp., etc) (5,910 m)
* Rate of climb: 1,755 ft/min (8.9 m/s)
* Power/mass: 0.15 hp/lb (0.25 kW/kg)

Armament
Variable, but may include a combination of:

* 2x 7.62 mm M60 machine gun, or 2x 7.62 mm GAU-17/A machine gun
* 2x 7-round or 19-round 2.75 in (70 mm) rocket pods

   
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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2009
   
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  • Byrne, Dean, AB, (1958-1958)
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