Purcell, Robert Baldwin, Col

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Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1975-1980, Carswell Air Force Base
Service Years
1953 - 1980
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Contact Info
Home Town
Louisville, Kentucky
Last Address
Fort Worth, Texas

Date of Passing
Dec 06, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 60, Grave 9350

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Red River Valley Fighter Pilots AssociationNam-POWSAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1973, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association
  2016, Nam-POWS
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Kentucky Air National GuardUS Air ForceAir Training Command468th Strategic Fighter Squadron
31st Fighter-Bomber Wing307th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Squadron334th Tactical Fighter Squadron
4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron4th Tactical Fighter Wing333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron18th Tactical Fighter Wing
Prisoner Of War (POW)USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Wright-Patterson AFBAir Force Institute of TechnologyCarswell Air Force Base
  1953-1953, Kentucky Air National Guard
  1953-1954, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1954-1955, AAF MOS 1055, Air Training Command
  1955-1957, 1021A, 468th Strategic Fighter Squadron
  1957-1957, 1021A, 31st Fighter-Bomber Wing
  1957-1958, 1021A, 307th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1958-1961, 1021A, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1961-1961, 1021A, 334th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1961-1962, 1021A, 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
  1961-1962, 1021A, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1962-1964, 1021A, 333rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1964-1965, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1964-1965, 1021A, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1965-1973, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1973, 1021A, USAF Hospital/Medical Center - Wright-Patterson AFB
  1973-1975, Air Force Institute of Technology
  1975-1980, Carswell Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Vietnam War
  1965-1965 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam1
 Colleges Attended 
University of LouisvilleBellarmine CollegeAir War College
  1949-1952, University of Louisville
  1973-1975, Bellarmine College
  1975-1976, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  F-100 Super Sabre  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1955-1956, F-84 Thunderjet1
  1957-1961, F-100 Super Sabre1
  1961-1965, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)2
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