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The USAF at Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE., Newfoundland, Labrador, Greenland and Iceland during the Korean War and the Cold War.

american flag I enlisted in the Regular USAF at Lexington, Kentucky on December 1, 1950. I spent most of my first four year tour at Offutt AFB, NE. where I was discharged on November 30, 1954. I re-enlisted February 16, 1955 at Omaha for another four years most of which were spent at Pepperrell AFB, St. Johns, Newfoundland. I returned the U.S. early in 1958 and was discharged at Pope AFB, Ft. Bragg, NC. February 15, 1959.

This site is dedicated to the men and women of the 30th Communications Squadron. The squadron was activated October 17, 1946 at Andrews AFB, MD. and moved to Offutt AFB, NE. November 9, 1948 where it stayed until deactivation October 1, 1970. Site contents have grown to include some information about other bases, units, and personnel.

outstanding unit award good conduct medal national defense service medal

longevity service medal republic of korea u s air force service comm

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albert j Wheat Here I am at F. E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY. I was assigned there for technical training April through June 1951. After that I returned to my home unit, the 30th Communications Squadron, Offutt AFB, Omaha, Ne

albert j wheat Taken in 1952. At the time I was still in the 30th Comm at Offutt and working as a communications center specialist.

Leaving Omaha for St. John's Newfoundland in 1955

albert j wheat I was a communications center supervisor working for 64th Air Division (def.) at Pepperrell AFB, St. John's Newfoundland, 1955

albert j. wheat I was still with the 64 AD (def) and working in the White Hills of Pepperrell AFB, 1956

albert J. Wheat (USAF) St. John's, Newfoundland, 1958

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The emblem on the left was first used by the Army Air Force. It was later used as a shoulder patch by the new United States Air Force. The new USAF sometimes wore it on the left shoulder of fatigue jackets with an arc patch designating the command directly above it.

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The blue sky represents Air Force Operations. The arm and armor is a symbol of strength, power, and loyalty. The olive branch, a symbol of peace, and the lightning flashes, symbols of speed and power, were qualities underlying the missions of the Strategic Air Command.

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3902ND AIR BASE WING

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This unit was at the top of the command structure in the Strategic Air Command

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red ball SAC and General Curtis LeMay remembered (page 11)

red ball 30th Communications Squadron's former personnel

red ball 30th Comm Personnel From David Hartley's List of Some Individuals in The Squadron in 1958 & 1959

red ball 30th Comm Personnel from Bill Leitz. Promotions to Private First Class and Corporal in 1951

red ball Offutt Aircraft Accidents and Other Official Reports

red ball Photos of Top Sergeants and Officers of 30th, 31st, and 1st Comm in 1962

red ball Photo of Base Commander and Offutt Top Sergeants in 1962

red ball Offutt in the 1950s - Photos

red ball Offutt in the 1950s - Photos (page 2)

red ball Offutt Personnel - 1950 through 1955 (most non-30th Comm)

red ball 30th Comm Photographs and Memories of the 1950s

red ball 30th Comm Photographs and Memories of the 1950s (page 2)

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red ball 30th Comm Photographs and Memories of the 1950s (page 8)

red ball 30th Comm Photographs and Memories of the 1950s (page 9)

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red ball 30th Comm Photographs (Some Squadron Members of the 1950s (page 12)

red ball More 30th Comm Photographs (Some Squadron Members of the 1950s)

red ball Hill Gettler and Elkhorn Pals Photos (1954- 1956)

red ball Marvin Cook's Photos and Memories - 30th Comm. at Wahoo, Elkhorn and Mead and his time in Vietnam

red ball Tom Dean's Photos and Memories Including 30th Comm at Offutt AFB

red ball 30th Comm's Murl Ming (Narratives)

red ball Clothing Allowances and Uniforms - 1950

red ball McCook Army Air Base, Nebraska: History, Photos and Reunions

red ball Sheppard Air Force Base - Basic Training (Photos and Names) 1950

red ball Lackland Air Force Base - Basic Training (Photos) 1950

red ball Lackland Air Force Base - Basic Training (Photos) 1950, Page Two

red ball Americans, Newfoundlanders, and Dutch - The Ties That Bind

red ball Origins of Pepperrell Air Force base in Newfoundland

red ball U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and The Northeast During the Cold War

red ball U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and The Northeast (Personnel Pg 1)

red ball U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and The Northeast (Personnel Pg 2)

red ball U.S. Air Force in Newfoundland and Northeast(Personnel Pg.3)

red ball 64th Air Division ADCC blockhouse (interior view) located in the White Hills of Pepperrell AFB

red ball Jim Davis Photos (14 pages) of Keesler AFB, Mississippi Radio School class plus Hq Sq 64th Air Division (Def) White Hills and Red Head Sites supported by Pepperrell AFB, Newfoundland

red ball Dave Johnson Photos (8 pages) of Pepperrell AFB, Newfoundland and Goose Bay, Labrador

red ball Ray Reiser Photo's of Pepperrell AFB, Newfoundland (Four Pages)

red ball Ray Reiser Special Orders from Camp Kilmer, New Jersey (July 2, 1953) and 64th Air Division, Pepperrell AFB (February 1, 1954) & (October 18, 1954)

red  ball Ray Reiser Photos of an RB-36 Aircraft that crashed at Burgoynes Cove, Newfoundland in 1953

red ball Gene Lamkin and his early days at Pepperrell AFB, Newfoundland

red ball 642nd AC & W Personnel at Red Cliff AS, Newfoundland in 1958, 1959, and 1960

red ball Bob Weitzel at 926th ACW Sq, Frobisher Bay, Baffin Island, N.W.T., 1954 - 1955

red ball St. John's Newfoundland area photos from 1955 and today.

red ball St. John's, Newfoundland and Pepperrell AFB Area Photos (1957)

red ball St. John's, Newfoundland and Pepperrell AFB Area Photos 1984 and later

red ball Pope Air Force Base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina ca. 1954-1957 With Photos by Luis A. Atiles-Thillet

red ball Pope Air Force Base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina - 1958/59

red ball Compiled Photos of 30th Comm Men at Various Reunions

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs - 1993 - 30th Comm

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red ball Colorado Springs Reunion Photographs - 1995 - 30th Comm

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs - 1997 - 30th Comm

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red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs - 1997 - 30th Comm (page 4)

red ball Texas Reunion Photographs - 1999 - 30th Comm

red ball Mississippi Reunion Photo - 2004 - 30th Comm

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs for 2006 - 30th Comm

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs for 2006 - 30th Comm (Page Two)

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs for 2006 - 30th Comm (Page Three)

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs for 2006 - 30th Comm (Page Four)

red ball Omaha Reunion Photographs for 2006 - 30th Comm (Page Five)

red ball 30th Communications Squadron History

red ball 30th Communications Squadron Reunions - Past and Next

red ball Flags Across America

red ball IN MEMORIAM

red ball Army Air Bases and Air Force Bases in Continental US through 1957

red ball United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy

red ball Temporary and Miscellaneous

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WEB SITES OWNED BY OTHERS

Unsung heroes of WWII and their ship the USS Salt Lake City a heavy cruiser

Our Robert Bell is one of few to ever have served aboard one of these Texas Tower air defense platforms in the Atlantic Ocean.

John Hunt in Newfoundland and Greenland

Merritt Scharnweber and the 1st Communications Construction Squadron in Newfoundland

Wayne Setzer and the 642nd AC & W Squadron at Red Cliff Air Force Station in Newfoundland

Visit Sembach Air Base, Germany (many photos)

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OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE

Memories of Bellevue and Fort Crook by Merritt Scharnweber

We used to live on Burt Murphy Boulevard over in Bellevue. This was during the Second War. Dad had quit his telephone job at Mitchell, South Dakota and moved us all down there so he could work there in the Glenn L. Martin plant building the B-26 Marauder and later the B-29. He worked on the instrument panels. He was on the late shift and walked to work. The Army Air Force also had a big modification plant there so we got to see all kinds of aircraft. I remember that at one time I knew what a plane was just by the sound before you saw it.

One of the gates to get on base was just a little ways from the hill that we lived on and the NE to SW runway ended there at the NE end. The B-26s would taxi down there and then sit and rev up their motors for the longest time. When the planes took off towards the northeast, they went right over Bellevue and the school that I went to. Mom could watch them from the kitchen window which was on the back side of the house as the front of the house faced west. One day she happened to glance out and a B-25 was taking off past the window with the left engine on fire and smoking badly. The pilot banked towards the northwest to try and land on the NW to SE runway, but the bad engine pulled him down and he landed on one of the plant buildings. This was at the noon hour so there was few workers in the building. The crew didn't make it.

There were a lot of B-25s around there as that 75mm cannon was installed there.>

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1951 Map contributed by Joe Gervais

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Albert J. Wheat
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