Giving ‘props’ to the aircraft at Hickam

A Hawaii Air National Guard 199th Fighter Squadron F-47N “Thunderbolt” is parked on the ramp at the former Hickam Air Force Base, circa 1947-1948. This rare photo shows markings that were quickly replaced by standard USAF and ANG markings. Shown are the unusual “HNG'” (Hawaii National Guard) marking and the Hawaii National Guard’s “Key To The Pacific” emblem where the USAF star would later go.

Photo courtesy of T. Merrill, retired 154th Wing historian

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