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Posted: 12/11/2005 12:23:26 AM EDT
Lt.Col. Blowers USAF began his career as a navigator on a B17. His aircraft went down over occupied France and he became a POW held at StalagLuft 1. He was liberated by the Russians and went on to serve through Korea and Vietnam. Qualified in numerous aircraft types.
The good Colonel died in 2003 after living a life most of us would wish for.
His son is a friend of mine and has inheritated all the Colonel's papers, orders, records, medals, uniforms, etc.
I spent most of a day reading the documents, there was the original War Department telegram from 1944 stating that his aircraft was lost, DFC citations, all kinds of things.
My friend is putting together a display of the Colonel's service and is having a hard time finding a MAC (Military Airlift Command) patch. It seems all he can find are whatever they call MAC now.
I left USAF in 1985 and it all changed since then.
If anyone has a MAC patch they would care to donate to this project please let me know.
Thank you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 6:14:44 AM EDT
I don't have one but Soldier City does.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:38:13 PM EDT
Thank you sir. He said he had checked online for one. I'll pass this on.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:15:26 PM EDT
I may still have one or two on my old OG507 fatigues that I refuse to get rid of. Do you only need one? By the way, we are now called AMC (Air Mobility Command).
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:41:09 PM EDT
IM me and let me know if you need subdued or color

I have some from the early 80's that have never been used.
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