Color slides from the first years of the Korean War are some of my favorites. 35mm Color photography was in full swing and lots of soldiers/servicemen were snapping shots to send back home. In this case, we see a member of the 18th Maintenance Squadron posing in his leather jacket complete with squadron patch. The patch appears to show a white P-51 being sloppily repaired by a mechanic. Maybe someone has a squadron patch scan to add to this post?
The man in the photo is named Robert Duffy, a WWII P-47 pilot who crashed near the town of Le Mesnilbus in 1944. Click here to read his story!