Redhawks at the Victory and the Journey Home

Pictured here are ten of the charter members of the 123rd Observation Squadron, still serving with the squadron more than three years later. This photo was taken at the 35th PRS base at Chanyi Airfield, China. In the front row, kneeling, from left to right are First Sergeant John Flavin, John Buckner, Kenneth Miller and Jack Shaylor. Standing behind them, from left to right, are Harry Bachman, Roy Wolford, Charles Estes, Harvey Lounsbury, Lorne Restau and Cyrus Dolph. Note the distinctive Redhawk emblem on the jackets of four of the men standing, which was continued in use after the war when the squadron was redesignated as the 123rd Fighter Squadron. (142d Wing History Archive)

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