Korean War 35mm Color Slide – 18th Maintenance Squadron Patch on Leather Jacket Korea 1951

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!