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Old 17th June 2021, 13:06
Frank Olynyk Frank Olynyk is offline
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Re: Chuck Older 23rd Fighter Group

My Victory List #4 was based on the microfilms held by USAFHRA at Maxwell AFB. For Stars and Bars, ten years later, I made several trips to the Military Personnel Record Center in St Louis. They have ten or more ten-drawer file cabinets with 16mm microfilm of Air Force Form 5s. During my visits I would check each AF ace's claims against his Form 5 and recorded the type of aircraft the Form 5 stated he was flying that day. That is the source for Chuck Older's type flown in the 1944-45 period in China. I typically printed out one or two pages of an individual's Form 5, usually from the start of his combat tour; I did not attempt to print all the pages from his entire tour.


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