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Raymond E Beckley

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From 34thprs.org: The personal mount of Maj. Ray Beckley (The Ma Petite Cherie II, Lockheed F-5E-2-LO), 43-28329 was finished in natural metal except for the camera hoods which were in PRU. Anti-glare panels also in PRU. (She had been originally finished in overall PRU-Blue). The tip of the nose is red while hint of former PRU is seen around the "S9" on the boom radiator. While returning to the field after a mission, Major Beckley buzzed low between two trees, unfortunately hitting a stump or underbrush between them. Reportedly the aircraft (his personal mount) was never quite right after that. Maj. Beckley was a gifted artist and painted several of the 34th nose art pinups (many of which are featured at 34thprs.org). His artistic traits can be seen in his sons...one of which happens to be Gerry Beckley -- lead singer of the band America! (Richard Kill)

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Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 12:39:08 doctordawg Changes to media associations
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Photo from Gerald Beckley, son of Col. Raymond E. Beckley

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 12:25:59 doctordawg Changes to aircraft associations
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34thprs.org

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 12:19:45 doctordawg Changes to media associations
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http://www.34thprs.org/

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 12:15:22 doctordawg Changes to highest rank
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http://www.afhra.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=11055

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 11:53:14 doctordawg Changes to biography
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34thprs.org

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 11:52:34 doctordawg Changes to biography
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34thprs.org

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 11:50:10 doctordawg Changes to biography
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34thprs.org

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 11:38:59 doctordawg Changes to aircraft associations
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http://www.34thprs.org/

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2015 11:35:14 doctordawg Changes to unit associations
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Found at http://www.34thprs.org/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:05 AAM AAM ingest
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7th Photo Recon Group Master Directory, 6 June 1996 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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