Corbett, Peter, TSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
23370-Continuous Photoprocessing Technician
Current/Last AFSC Group
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Primary Unit
1969-1974, 23370, 38th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
23250-Still Photographer
23350-Continuous Photoprocessing Specialist
23354-Still Photographic Laboratory Specialist
Service Years
1956 - 1979
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Official/Unofficial US Air Force Certificates
Cuban Missile Crisis
Technical Sergeant

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 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Air Force Association (AFA)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  1984, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired AF. Retired AAFES. Retired Air Force just plain retired, period.
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 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Airmen Remembered
  • Lacoco, Michael, SSgt, (1951-1969)
  • Powe, Nathaniel, SMSgt, (1940-Present)
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 1956-1957, RF-84F Thunderflash
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Personal Memories
17th TRS, Shaw AFB. To be transfered out being replaced by the RF-101A.
 RF-84F Thunderflash Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
(Fairchild Republic) The first of the modern jets to be designed specifically for photo-reconnaissance, the Thunderflash was the first reconnaissance airplane equipped with a combination of standard aerial cameras and dicing camera for close-up photos of individual targets. It was also the first fighter-type aircraft to be equipped with the Tri-Metrogon camera which could take horizon-to-horizon pictures. Unlike the Thunderstreak, the Thunderflash had its air-intake ducts located in the wing roots rather than the nose, which was elongated and enclosed to permit installation of a sweeping variety of camera and electronic equipment. It was the first reconnaissance fighter to have a camera control system and a viewfinder for the pilot, who also acted as the cameraman. The aircraft was first tested in February 1952, and 715 of the aircraft were produced.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2012
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  18 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Brezinski, Robert, Maj, (1954-1976)
  • Coats, Jesse, SSgt, (1953-1962)
  • Croll, David, CMSgt, (1953-1981)
  • East, Clyde Bennett, Lt Col, (1944-1965)
  • Gonzales, Frank, A1C, (1956-1964)
  • Pastor, William, TSgt, (1948-1968)
  • Rock, Herman, Maj, (1943-1966)
  • Tissier, Daniel, TSgt, (1952-1972)
  • York, Dave, A1C, (1956-1962)
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