Military and Civilian Service Record

United States Military Service and Training (1939-1960)

1) Training, Army Air Corps 1941 Sergeant First Class – Alaska -Crew Chief
2) Cadet Training (Advanced Flying School Graduate – 1943)
3) Heavy Bombardment Training 1943-1944 New Guinea 90th Bombardment Group, 5th Air Force (the famous “Jolly Rogers”) aircraft Commander B-24 Liberator Bomber (46 Combat missions)
4) Train Heavy Bomber Crews
5) Japan – Ground Force Officer
6) 1948 Squadron commander – Berlin Airlift (29 Missions Flown)
7) Squadron Commander, Director of Materiel and Deputy Base Commander at a Fighter Base in Georgia (First Jet Fighter Aircraft Flight Across Pacific-Air Base Group Commander)
8) Staff Logistics Course
9) Squadron Commander-Korea
10) Squadron Commander and Assistant Headquarters Commandant at Strategic Air Command Headquarters-Omaha, Nebraska (Senior Pilot with the Grade of Lieutenant Colonel)

Federal Civilian Service (1960-1979)

1960-63 Supervisor Utilization and Maintenance of Automotive Equipment and Ground Handling Equipment of Missile Weapons Systems at Vandenberg Air Force Base (First Strategic Aerospace Division)
1963-66 March Air Force Base, Chief, Traffic Management Branch, Directorate of Transportation, Headquarters 15th Air Force Deputy Director, Directorate of Logistic Plans (March AFB)
1970-79 Executive Officer, Director of Operations, Headquarters, 15th Air Force

Military Honors:

1) Distinguished Flying Cross
2) Air Medal
3) Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
4) Good Conduct Medal
5) Presidential Unit Citation
Medal for Humane Action
6) Asiatic Pacific Campaign (w/4 major battle stars)
7) American Campaign Medal
8) American Defense Service Medal (one bronze star)
9) Occupation Medal (Germany-Berlin Airlift)
10) Occupation Medal (Japan)
11) WW II Victory Medal
12) National Defense Medal
13) Korean Service Medal
14) United Nations Service Medal
15) Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 3 bronze oak leaf clusters)
16) Air Force Reserve Medal
17) Numerous outstanding efficiency ratings
18) Many commendations for outstanding accomplishments.

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