Onizuka, Ellison Shoji, Col Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1986-1986, US AIR FORCE
Service Years
1970 - 1986
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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1946
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 28, 1986
 
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Cold War Medal


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He successfully flew into space with the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-51-C, before losing his life in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, where he was serving as Mission Specialistfor mission STS-51-L. He was the first Asian American to reach space.
   
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Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellison_Onizuka
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/onizuka.html
http://www.educationalsynthesis.org/famamer/EOnizuka.html
http://www.challenger.org/about/history/onizuka.cfm
http://www.seasky.org/spacexp/sky5a04.html

   
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 1970-1974, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
Aircraft/Missile
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
From Year
1970
To Year
1974
Memories
N/A
Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications (T-33A)

General characteristics

* Crew: Two
* Length: 37 ft 9 in (11.2 m)
* Wingspan: 38 ft 10.5 in (11.5 m)
* Height: 11 ft 8 in (3.3 m)
* Empty weight: 8,300 lb (3,775 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 15,100 lb (6,865 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Allison J33-A-35 centrifugal compressor turbojet, 5,400 lbf (23 kN)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 600 mph (970 km/h)
* Range: 1,275 miles ferry (2,050 km)
* Service ceiling 48,000 ft (14,600 m)

Armament

* (AT-33) 2x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M3 machine guns with 350 rounds per gun
* Up to 2,000 lb (907 kg) of ordnance on two underwing hardpoints. Weapons carried include bombs and rocket pods.
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)

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