Dover Air Force Base Awards

PDF grouping of awards and training: Wally's Career Awards/Training PDF

His dispostion form: 1956 Disposition Form

Some recommendation/outstanding performance write-ups:




Some assembly recommendations:

Removal of #6 bearing

Exhaust case alignment pins and brackets



August 1952 - circa September 1952

Sampson Air Force Base, New York

Group photo of FLT. 1926, 3660 BMTS
My father is three rows up, fourth from the right.

My father enter the United States Air Force after high school.
He was enlisted August 3, 1952 in the USAF, and was stationed at Sampson Air Force Base for around a couple months.

Related pictures to Sampson Air Force Base



To view my "Sampson Lives" website, click the above picture or here.

In Honor of the Official Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association Inc.



circa October 1952 - circa March 1953

Amarillo Air Force Base, Texas

My father was transfered from Sampson to Amarillo.
He was stationed at this base for around 5 1/2 months. His major course of study was jet mechanic.

My fathers related pictures to Amarillo Air Force Base


circa March 1953 - 1954

Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

Wally was transferred to Shaw AFB in South Carolina completing aircraft and engine training. There he joined the 336th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Wally spent time on B-26 bomber maintenance and learning about jet engines.

circa 1954

My father journeyed on the USS Gen. J. C. Breckinridge on his way to Japan and Korea.

My fathers related pictures to USS Gen. J. C. Breckinridge


1954-Early 1955

Photos above: Kimpo Air Force Base, Korea

Wally described his experiences at Kimpo as some of the most memorable experiences in his life. His sabre patrolled the skies for enemy MiG’s. Even though an armistice was signed, the unpublished skirmishes continued to happen. Wally remembers that each mission was decided early in the day based on whether the navigational landmark mountain near the base, known to all as the “Witch’s Tit”, was visible or covered in clouds. Clear days and the mission was on!

Early 1955


Wally on his return trip from Japan. Photos are of Seattle, Washington.

My fathers pictures of the port at Seattle



1955 - October 3, 1990

Dover Air Force Base, Dover, Delaware

Wally left the Air Force in August 3, 1956 at the rank of Airman First Class. Wally would work civil service at Dover Air Force base maintaining fighter aircraft and eventually one of the largest military planes in the world, the Lockheed C-5A Galaxy as part of the 436th FMS (Field Maintenance Squadron).

My father's photos of the Dover Air Force Base

My father's photos of the Dover Air Force Base (civilian)