Korea 1946

My dad worked as a P-51 mechanic during the Korean conflict.

Various scraps: England, Paris, Japan, Korea, Barcelona

leave japan
Leave chit from 433rd Fighter Squadron
paris barcelona ticket 02
Plane ticket from Paris (Invalides) to Barcelona 7 July 1953
upper hayford 1952
Pass from Upper Heyford RAF Base, 25 Jan 1952
paris 01
Handbill for Le Troubadour, 7 rue Fromentin. Metro stations Blanche and Pigalle.
paris barcelona ticket
Ticket from Paris to Barcelona, 7 July 1953.
enlisted club itami
Membership card, enlisted men’s club, Itami AAB, Japan.
itami 1946 mess ticket
Mess card, Itami AAB “December”
VA Auburn card
Veteran’s Administration ID card for Fall 1947 and Winter 1948. Dad went to Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn) for three semesters on the GI Bill.
train ticket 1953
Boat train June 7, 1953 from Victoria station to Newhaven.

japan 1946 beer label

September 2, 1946 Kimpo, Korea
September 2, 1946 Kimpo, Korea

433rd Fighter Squadron of the 475th Fighter Group

Another email from Bill (the files are attached at the bottom of this post):

I just struck gold!  By a stroke of fortune, I was actually able to access the
online unit histories at AFHRA (which I though were down).  When you mentioned
Itami to me below, it led me to the 433d Fighter Squadron, a subordinate of
the 475th Fighter Group.  Then wouldn’t you know, I found your father’s name
in the September 1946 history!  If you look in the attached PDF file of the
September history, on Page 2 (second page after title cover) it reads:

“In addition, the following officer and men were placed on indefinite D.S.
[detached service] with the squadron [433d] from the 40th Air Engineering
Squadron for the purpose of providing third echelon maintenance:
[list of names]
Pfc. Hosey, Mark J.

Later on page 3 of the October 1946 report in the same file, it mentions that
he was promoted to Corporal on 15 October 1946.  I’ve placed a notation around
that too.

So it looks as if in at least September-October 1946 he was in Japan and was
detached for service with the 433d Fighter Squadron.  The pictures that you
sent match other pictures of the squadron airplanes in later histories.  I’ll
send those along as well.