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Hi,

As many of you know, NCRS, if you are a member, will send you the Date of Assembly and the dealer that your car was delivered to .

I just got the official letter as to date of build and Dealer Name and Address.

Guess where the car was delivered to and bought.

Bob Salter Chevrolet
Pensacola Florida

It was built April 7, 1966 which I knew by all the numbers on car.

He sold many cars to pilots getting their wings at the Navy base .

I called the dealer and they were sold in 1986, and became Sandy Chevrolet. By luck, the women who answered the phone, had worked for Bob Salter for many years and was still working for the new owner.

She told me that they threw out all records after 6 years, so that by 1972 the records were gone. So I hit a dead end. I will try with Florida MVD, but am not optimistic, no computers in those days and privacy laws come into effect.

If you are a Phantom F4 pilot and was stationed in Pensacola during 1966-67 and knew a pilot with a 66 Maroon Roadster, let me know.

The following is a re post of my thread on the subject. I am also going to make a new post in addition to this one, for those who do not read this 48 state thread.


A while ago, I had posted pictures of the Navy Wings on my glove box, and the decal on the window. I had bought the car in 1970 from a Navy pilot (original owner) going to Nam. I still do not know what happen to him.

While at my brothers house in Ocala, (he is 25 years younger) he brought out this pin and said , he found it in one of my boxes that I had stored at my parents house, when he was a little kid. I must have taken it out of the glove box some 40 years ago and forgot about it.

It seems to be the uniform pin. Any information on the pin would help.

After all these years I have one more part of the original owners life in the car.

Glove box



Decal



Long lost pin







Did pilots wear it on their uniform?
 

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YES they did

Yes the wings are worn on all non flying attire. The long "pin" to hold them on made them a PIA to get them "level". My Dad pinned mine on they were sterling silver (I am Army Aviator) and I can assure you I know where mine are... That guy would be really tickled if you can find him. I have sent your post to some F4 drivers (Marines) to see if I can help get that word out
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Thank you for info

Yes the wings are worn on all non flying attire. The long "pin" to hold them on made them a PIA to get them "level". My Dad pinned mine on they were sterling silver (I am Army Aviator) and I can assure you I know where mine are... That guy would be really tickled if you can find him. I have sent your post to some F4 drivers (Marines) to see if I can help get that word out
Charlie
Hi Charlie,

It would be really great to locate him , if he is still living. To be able to get the pin back to him would really be a story.

With your help and other, we may be able to track him down. I lived on Long Island NY at the time I bought the car, so he may have been home at the time.

Jack
 

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I think there are several blogs those guys hang out on...... I'll pass along wht ever you send
Charlie
 
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