Conroy, Robert Brierly, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1975, 15th Military Airlift Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1974
Major

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by A3C Michael S. Bell to remember Conroy, Robert Brierly, Maj USAF(Ret).

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REMEMBRANCE IN PROGRESS - SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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This profile is based entirely upon the research done by US Militaria Forum
member "Forum Support" (user name) who collected a grouping named to
Major Conroy which may be seen at this link:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=54226&hl=

Most of the information here and all photos are to be credited to him.
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Inventory of grouping:

FLIGHT GEAR
* P-1B flight helmet, 1954
* HGU-2/P flight helmet, 1950's
* A-11 flight helmet with B-8 goggles & spare lenses
* A-9 cloth flight helmet with Seasall goggles
* MBU-5P oxygen mask
* H-157/AIC headset/microphone
* Mark 2A pilots kneeboard clip board
* MXU-163/P pilots kneeboard clip board
* Three AN 6505 Aviators Kit Bags
* Drawstring gear bag marked 34th Bomb Squadron
* Drawstring flight helmet bag form early 1960's
* GI issue flyers garment bag
* Aircrew clip-on tray
* Type E-11 dead reckoning computer
* Type B-2 navigation plotter
* Type MB-2 flight computer
* AN 5835-1 DR computer
* T-33 fuel consumption calculator

UNIFORM ITEMS
* Flight gloves, types TB3A, GS/FRP-1 and F-3 electric suit
* Two pairs Vietnam era leather flight boots
* Blue visor cap
* Blue flight cap
* Blue dress uniform with wings and ribbons
* Black mess dress uniform with wings and mini-medals
* K2B flight suit size SM-REG with patches & insignia
* CWU 27/P flight suit size 40R with patches & insignia
* L2B flight jacket size SM with patches & insignia
* L2B flight jacket size MED with patches & insignia
* OD Cotton sateen shirt with names tape and insignia
* OD jungle combat shirt with names tape and insignia
* Large drawstring bag from his WWII enlisted service

INSIGNIA & AWARDS
* Rank insignia & dogtags
* Several wings, 3 large (one on blues), 3 small and one bullion (on mess dress)
* Name tags
* Patches
* Misc. ribbons & a ribbon chart for him
* Mini-medals (on mess uniform)
* Certificates for Bronze Stare, Air Medal, AF Commendation & other medals
* Reserve and Regular Air Force commission certificates
* USAF retirement certificate
* B-66 1,000 Hour plaque
* C-141 2,000 Hour certificate
* C-130 1,000 Hour pin
* Pins from Air Force Association, etc.

FLIGHT MANUALS & OTHER BOOKS
* Flight manuals/handbooks for A-26/B-26, T-33, B-66, C-141
* Checklists for A-26, T-33, B-57 B-66, C-130
* Yearbook, Reese AFB flight training 1954
* Yearbook, Goodfellow AFB flight training 1954
* Yearbook, Hurlburt Field 17th Bomb Wing 1956
* Yearbook, Sculthorpe Air Base, England 1957

FLIGHT RECORDS
* Three student flight logs
* Records of combat flight hours in Vietnam
* Records of roundtrip airlift flights from US to Vietnam

PERSONAL ITEMS
* Military issue ID cards
* Menu from unit dinner with British Royalty
* Two photos from flight training school
* Four unit lighters (one from his A-26/B-26 days)
* One silver-plated presentation cup
* One presentation ashtray with pilot wings
* Two desk nameplates
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Other Comments:
Re: 463rd TCW:

"On Nov. 23, 1965, the wing moved to Mactan Isle Air Field, Philippines, and assumed responsibility for operating a C-130 combat airlift support unit at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam, and a detachment at Clark AB, Philippines. On Aug. 1, 1967, the Air Force redesignated the wing to the 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing."
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From Dave Scoggins 22 Sep 09:

"Got notification that someone was added to my "Also there" on my profile. Checked and saw one of them was Major Conroy. Apparently we were stationed at Mactan and Norton together.

Anyway, I remember the good Major. I was working in Squadron Training office when he upgraded to "Select Lead" AC. Had to be one of the best at airdrop with the C-141 to make a "Select Lead" crew. I also went on a Wespac trip with him. He was an IP and had 2 students with him. It was a good trip and he made sure both the youngsters joined in on the Bag Drags at every stop.

If memory serves I was the senior Engineer and, therefore, the NCOIC for the trip. It was about 8 or 9 days long and we got lots of flying. Norton-Travis-Hickam-Wake-Kadena-Danang-Cam RAhn Bay-Kadena-Saigon-Kadena-Hickam-Travis-Norton. Typical.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know I knew the man and he was a good man to serve with."

Dave
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 1952-1952, B-24 Liberator
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1952
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1952
   
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Model Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Length 67.16 ft | 20.47 m
Width 110.01 ft | 33.53 m
Height 18.01 ft | 5.49 m
Engine(s) 4 x Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65 radial piston engines generating 1,200hp.
Empty Weight 36,500 lbs | 16,556 kg
MTOW 65,001 lbs | 29,484 kg
Max Speed 290 mph | 467 km/h | 252 kts
Max Range 2,001 miles | 3,220 km
Ceiling 28,002 ft | 8,535 m | 5.3 miles
Climb Rate 800 ft/min (243.84 m/min)
Hardpoints 0
Armament 2 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose assembly.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in tail assembly.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in upper-fuselage turret.
2 x 12.7mm machine guns in under-fuselage assembly.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in left-waist fuselage position.
1 x 12.7mm machine gun in right-waist fuselage position.

Up to 8,800lbs of internal bombs.
Accommodations 10
Operators the United States of America and the United Kingdom.




* Model 31 - Flying Boat Model whose wing assembly would become the basis for the B-24 design.
* Model 32 - Base B-24 Model Series Designation.
* XB-24 - Initial Prototype Model Designation fitted with R-1830-33 radial piston engines generating 1,200hp.
* YB-24 - Preproduction Model Designation
* B-24A - Fitted with 2 x 7.62mm tail guns, 6 x 12.7mm machine guns in nose assembly, dorsal and waist gun positions.
* B-24C - Fitted with turbocharged R-1830-41 engines; 8 x 12.7mm machine guns - nose (single gun), ventral, waist (left and right), dorsal turret (two guns) and tail turret (two guns).
* B-24D - Based on the B-24C model but fitted with R-1830-43 engines; later models of this series would feature the twin 12.7mm ball turret gun assembly in the ventral fuselage position; self-sealing fuel tanks; 2,381 produced.
* B-24E - Modified propeller systems; 801 produced.
* B-24G - Fitted with R-1830-43 engines; powered nose turret with 2 x 12.7mm machine guns.
* B-24H - Improved Model with extended nose section; 3,100 produced.
* B-24J - Fitted with R-1830-65 engines; improved bombsight; autopilot functionality; 6,678 produced.
* B-24L - Based on B-24J model but fitted with hand-operated tail guns; 1,667 produced.
* B-24M - Based on B-24J model with lighter mounting for hand-operated tail gun; 2,593 produced.
* XB-24Q - General Electric Conversion Model of B-24L model fitted with radio-controlled tail turret.
* B-24Q - Final Production Model Designation
* B-24Q
* LB-30 - Transport Variant
* C-87 - Air Force Transport Variant
* RY - Navy Transport Variant
* C-109 - Fuel Tanking Model
* F-7 - Photographic Reconnaissance Model
* PB4Y-1 - Patrol Bombing Model
* PB4Y-2 - Specialized Model with single vertical tail surface assembly.
* GR - British Maritime Reconnaissance Model.




   
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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2009
   
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  • Hardy, Richard, SSgt, (1942-1944)
  • Harmening, Fred, TSgt, (1940-1970)
  • Hill, Arthur, SSgt, (1943-1945)
  • Hill, Chester Lawrence, Capt, (1942-1953)
  • Lassiter, Newton, Capt, (1942-1945)
  • Vance, Randolph
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