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1954 Nevada CAP Jeep Squadrons Article

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The May 30, 1954, issue of the Nevada State Journal reported on the practice maneuvers of a squadron of jeepers unique to Nevada that worked with the local Civil Air Patrols on rescues. Nevada had two different squadrons, one in Washoe County and the other in Churchill County.

As you can see, the squadrons accepted a wide rand of jeeps. One is a slat grille MB, while others are CJs and wagons.

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4 Comments on “1954 Nevada CAP Jeep Squadrons Article

  1. Barney Goodwin

    When M38A1s were starting to be surplused in the late 60s/mid 70s, many or most CAP chapters received one. They were then painted Strata Blue.

  2. Barney Goodwin

    Dave, I can’t give an definitive answer as to how many there are. It’s an Auxiliary branch of the Air Force and has an state headquarters for Ohio in Columbus, so that’s pretty big. It’s almost like an air scouting program to encourage youth in flying and such. The do community projects, assist in searches and more. Many counties have individual chapters and are often located at smaller airport where General Aviation work out of.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    Barney: Well, learn something new every day. I didn’t realize it was still that big!

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