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The 1950's
Submitted by Jay N. Schwarz, 1st AFDS, 1951. Submitted by Jay N. Schwarz, 1st AFDS, 1951. Submitted by Jay N. Schwarz, 1st AFDS, 1951. Submitted by Jay N. Schwarz, 1st AFDS, 1951.

Submitted by Jay N. Schwarz, 1st AFDS, 1951.

Submitted by Gil Davis Jr. Click to enlarge.

"I found this one from 1950, and plugged in the names that my father (Lt Col Gil Davis SR.) was able to recall, with what other info he had. It was his graduating class before they were shipped out to England."

Submitted by Gil Davis Jr.

Submitted by Doug Lemmen, 1st Aviation Field Depot Squadron, 1951. "Our squadron, 1st Aviation Field Depot Squadron, arrived at Upper Heyford in May of 1951. At that time, there were no fences, and the weeds were 3 feet high. Attached is a photo of part of the RAF Station."

Submitted by Doug Lemmen, 1st Aviation Field Depot Squadron, 1951, through Jim and Gail Seymour, 3918th Air Base Squadron (SAC), 3918th Transportation Squadron (SAC), 1959 - 1963.


Then and Now
Gilbert Davis, LT. Col, (Ret), 1952 and 2003. Submitted by Gil Davis, Jr.

"My father (listed on the Duty Roster) is Gilbert Davis, LT. Col, (ret). Here's a photo of my dad, taken in Oxford (where the family lived, and where I was born) while stationed at UH. He's sitting on his BSA Ariel he was driving at the time (1952), a single cylinder British Thumper. The other shot was taken in Albuquerque New Mexico, where dad lives. My brother bought a restored BSA Ariel (identical motorcycle) and snapped the second photo of my dad, 51 years later."

Submitted by Gil Davis Jr.


Notes and Quotes
"I was stationed at "Upper Haystack" when it reopened after WWII in 1951. I was in the 1st AFDS at Heyford from 1951-54 and we provided support to B-50's, B-47's, (F-84's and B-36's rarely). Our squadron arrived in the UK in 1951 and while the runways were being lengthened, spent that winter up at Schulthorpe."
Bill Searcy


This is not a complete representation of the 1st Aviation Field Depot Squadron. More information and photos will be posted as they are received from participating personnel.


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