Description

The 1617th Flightline Maintenance Squadron was a C-133 Cargomaster aircraft squadron assigned to Dover AFB, Delaware, from 1960-1966.

The patch is embroidered with a winged, three-bladed propeller against a globe. The Latin motto at the bottom reads “Volantes Iuvamus.”

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.

3 Comments

  • My father was with the 1617th in early 60’s. Aircraft mechanic on C-133’s. Dorman Hughes (red head from Louisiana) he retired from Barksdale Air Force Base in 1990. (Air Reserve Tech on A-10’s)

  • Robert J Williams

    Hi Dennis, I was also in the 1617th I was at DAFB from Jan 59 to June 1961 when I was discharged.
    I worked in the orderly room. I do remember
    Sgt Guy Ober, he was a nice guy, he showed me a little part from a C-133 and said “would you believe me
    If I told you this costs $100.? He was from Louisiana and died several years ago. He was still there
    When I was discharged.

  • I was stationed at DAFB in the 1617th FLMS as a jet engine mechanic from 1962 to 1966. Most of our work was done on the flightline troubleshooting engine issues and making immediate repairs, run engines and get the C-133s off as quickly as possible to destinations all over the world. Did a lot of TDYs all over the states, Labrador, France, Germany, Spain, and Azores.

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