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Ramon D. Fobes enrolled in the Vermont National Guard while attending college in Burlington, and was commissioned in June 1925. Fobes retained his inactive military status, so when he was called up for World War II he entered active duty with the US Army as a first lieutenant. By 1944, he had been promoted to rank of Captain, and was assigned to Antiaircraft Artillery; he spent the whole of the war in the continental United States. After the war he made at least two trips to Japan (in 1946 and 1947), passing through Hickham Field, Hawaii, en route. From March 2 through May 23, 1951, Fobes (now a Major) was assigned to temporary duty with the 63rd Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion, and was at Fort Clayton (Panama Canal Zone) and Camp Tortuguero (Puerto Rico). In late 1953 to 1954, Fobes was stationed with the 739th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, 10th AAA Group, near Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Identifier

NASM.2017.0027

Creator

Fobes, Ramon D.

Date

Circa 1946-1954

Provenance

Ramon D. Fobes, Gift, 2017, NASM.2017.0027.

Extent

0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

Ramon D. Fobes collected a few items during his travels circa 1946-1954 while on active duty with the US Army. This collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu and a Naval Air Transport pamphlet.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Menus

Photographs

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains six 35mm color slides of military aircraft at US bases in Puerto Rico, the Pacific, and Korea, and two items of ephemera Fobes probably picked up on his 1947 trip to Japan: a menu from the Army Air Forces Air Transport Command (Pacific Division) Terminal Restaurant at Hickham Field, Oahu, Hawaii; and a pamphlet issued by US Navy Naval Air Transport Squadron 3 (VR-3) providing information to passengers travelling aboard their "Nonstop Hot Shot" coast-to-coast transport service flights between Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.

Genre/Form

Menus

Photographs

Rights

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Topics Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family
Douglas DC-3
Bases and Installations, Hawaii, Hickam
Aeronautics, Military

Citation

Ramon D. Forbes Collection, Acc. NASM.2017.0027, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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