HIGHLIGHTS OF MY MILITARY CAREER
I graduated from pilot training, Class 49-C, in the F-80 at Williams AFB, Arizona in September 1949. From there I was assigned to the 307th F.E.S. 31st Fighter Wing at Albany, Georgia from October 1949 to January 1952.
From January 1953 to December 1961, served at Luke AFB, Arizona as Flight Commander and Assist Squadron Ops Officer for the F-84E & F, and F-100.
COMBAT CREW TRAINING:
December 1958 to December 1961, 416th TFS, Misawa, Japan and Headquarters 5th Air Force TAC Eval & Training in F-100's.
January 1962 to October 1963 - USAF FS TR&D.
December 63 to August 1965 - F-84F and F-100 Advisor to Turkish Air Force.
August 1965 to February 1968 - Headquarters TRS TAC - DORQ Fighter Test Branch
A-1 (SPAD) Checkout at Hurlbert.
April - August 1968 - 6th S.O.S. Pleiku. After 75 missions, was Air Evac'd to Walter Reed.
October 1968 to July 1971 I was assigned to Headquarters, TAC at Langley.
July 1971 to May 1972 - Headquarters 7th Air Force: Assistant Director - War Plans (Frag Shop)
June 1972 to August 1977, Headquarters, USAFE
August to December 1977 - Headquarters TAC: Inspector General Office
Retired: December 1977.