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L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« on: April 25, 2014, 08:05:51 PM »
I have posted this grouping on other forums, so if a repeat for many of you, my apology.  This is a grouping to a Louis J. Marcucelli from Rhode Island.  He was a member of the R.I. State Guard and flew during WWII with the 152nd Observation Squadron.  The 152nd flew anti-submarine patrols out of Hillsgrove Army Air Field in Rhode Island.  Hillsgrove is now known as T.F. Green Airport in Providence, R.I.  However, almost all of the original buildings are still there.  The Admin building, Control Tower and two hangers are still in existence.  In fact the flying school where I took my flight lessions is located in the original admin building.  Hope you enjoy the photos.

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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 08:06:56 PM »
Few more pics.


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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 04:42:45 AM »
That's a beautiful A2. The use of the chenille RI state patch is unusual...makes a change from the usual squadron patches we see on A2s. Overall, a lovely grouping! ( I briefly visited RI en route to NYC a couple of years ago!)
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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2014, 07:10:08 AM »
Great grouping. Those wings are something in themselves. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2014, 08:05:16 AM »
That is a wonderful grouping..

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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 08:41:28 AM »
Superb group ! Awesome A-2 . Thanks for posting.
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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 06:45:21 PM »
This is a first for me, and a very nice grouping. Thanks for posting it on our forum.  ;)
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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2014, 12:08:48 PM »
How did I miss this thread ???  :o !!!
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Re: L.J. Marcucelli 152nd Observation Squadron
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2014, 12:27:52 PM »
Very nice A-2 group. Great patch!

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