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1949 - Part 2


Continental Air Command Air Indoctrination Course II, Eglin AFB, Florida ~ Aug - Nov 1949

Consisting of five Type "G" weather stations

Purpose: Provide weather service to the 31st Fighter Group Det. and the 161th Photo Recon Det., and instruct weather personnel in methods and techniques of providing mobile weather service in the field.

Sgt Campbell and PFC Harrington released and tracked 30 gram balloon

S/Sgt Ira Vandergrifft sending teletype message

Lt Hardin briefing Lt Col McBride of the 20th Fighter Group inside Base Ops

Station weather officer Lt Rolla Griffith analyzing surface chart

TACC weather status board

Instrument shelter Air Task Force Eagle Headquarters at right

1st Lt L Clendinen OIC, AACS mobile detatchment & 1st Lt D Terlinder OIC, weather detatchment

Facsimile receiver inside AACS mobile van

Cpl Lowe, forcaster standing beside weather van

Headquarters building, Air Task Force Eagle

Weather sequence display board inside mobile van

Cpl Nelson, Mechanic, performing his duties

Joint Operations Center, Air Task Force Eagle

Sectional surface chart with facsimile chart displayed inside mobile van

S/Sgt Burgess, Chief Observer and S/Sgt Rhodes, Chief Forecaster checking weather data

Sectional surface chart on display in mobile van

Eagle operational intelligence weather display board

Base Operations weather display board

Sgt Holder inside AACS van

JOC weather display board

WOJG  Wells inside weather forecasting van

Rear view of Weather Central station

Front view of station

Right side view of station with Third Army message center in background

Mobile weather station at Eglin Aux #1 providing weather service for 316th Troop Carrier Wing with C-82 aircraft

Weather officers meeting by Maj Nulen, FR Lt Seymour, Lt Smith, Lt Hardin, BR Lt McDonald, Lt Griffith and Cpt Kullin

Sgt Campbell and PFC Harrington fill 30 gram balloon for pibal run

Eglin Auxiliary #9, FL


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