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|Captain Joe "Noodles" Nolan
Cpt Nolan was a former artillery officer and helped design the "Air-Tank Team" close air support concept.
Although the Army was well aware of the importance of close air support, the idea of placing a pilot with the
advancing units was not considered. Cpt Nolan's idea of placing radios and pilots with the advancing
armored units greatly enhanced the Air Force's ability of supporting the ground forces.
Col Myers took Cpt Nolan's idea to BG Quesada and the rest is history.
|395th Fighter Squadron Photo Album Page N-R
Norwich In cockpit of
LTC Douglas's plane
|A7-A P-47D-20-RE 42-76530 Flown by Hank Quimby
|Lt. Col Henry Quimby
395th Fighter Squadron's
first Commanding Officer
|Sgt Vernon Powers
|395th Pilot John "Jack" Russell
|Vern Powers &
Jim Welsh at A-3