Douglas, Paul Page, Brig Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
26-Organization Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 836th Air Division
Service Years
1941 - 1970
Brigadier General

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Paragould, Arkansas
Last Address
Bertram, Texas

Date of Passing
Dec 26, 2002
 
Location of Interment
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery - Killeen, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Combat Crew Commander

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Brigadier General Paul P. Douglas "retired as a brigadier general on February 1, 1970, having flown four different airplanes over the course of his career. Earning over sixty decorations, Douglas was one of the most decorated flyers in air force history. Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Conway, where he joined the staff of the University of Central Arkansas. During the next thirteen years, he served as the purchasing agent at the university and operated a cattle farm in nearby Greenbrier (Faulkner County. In 1983 Douglas acquired ranch property in Bertram, Texas. He built a home and moved his family and cattle operation there the following year.

Douglas Died on December 26, 2002. He is buried in the Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Killeen, Texas." Source: http://encyclopediaofarkansas.net

Note: Passed away at Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood, near Killeen, Texas.
   
Other Comments:
"Paul Douglas became a World War II ACE and finished the war with a total of EIGHT aerial victories. He flew a total of 136 combat missions and 337 combat hours while serving as commander of the 396th Fighter Squadron, vice commander of the 368th Fighter Group, and later as commander of the 36th Fighter Group in Belgium, France and Germany.. In January 1968 he went to Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, as commander of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, flying F-105 Thunderchiefs on combat missions over North Vietnam...Source: http://militarytimes.com

Note: The medals on the right panel are not a complete depiction of all the medals Brig Gen Douglas earned. Douglas received the French Croix de Guerre with Etoil de Vermiel. Thus, in addition to the medal he earned a gold star on the French Croix de Guerre. He also received the Belgian Fouragere and The Third Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan (for his efforts at the 41st Air Division at Yokota Air Base, Japan).  In total he received 35 Air Medals in World War II and 3 in Vietnam, for a total of 38 Air Medals.

   
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 Unit Assignments
Army National Guard (ARNG)United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)Aviation Cadet Flight School368th Fighter Group
396th Fighter Squadron395th Fighter Squadron36th Fighter Group36th Fighter Wing
22nd Fighter SquadronHQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)Fighter-Bomber UnitsSupport Units
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)Operations UnitsHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)Norton Air Force Base
832nd Air Division474th Tactical Fighter Wing41st Air Division388th Tactical Fighter Wing
836th Air Division
  1940-1940, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1941-1941, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1941-1941, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 368th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, 396th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1944, 395th Fighter Squadron
  1945-1945, 36th Fighter Group
  1948-1948, 36th Fighter Wing
  1948-1949, 22nd Fighter Squadron
  1950-1950, HQ Tactical Air Command, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1952-1953, 146th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1954-1958, 1002nd Inspector General Group
  1958-1958, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  1958-1958, 1400th Operations Group
  1959-1963, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1963-1963, Norton Air Force Base
  1964-1964, 832nd Air Division
  1964-1964, 474th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1965-1967, 41st Air Division
  1968-1969, 1115E, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1970, 836th Air Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Central ArkansasTexas Christian UniversityNATO Defense College
  1938-1941, University of Central Arkansas
  1946-1948, Texas Christian University
  1958-1958, NATO Defense College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  F-86 Sabre  F-89 Scorpion  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1941-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1951-1953, F-86 Sabre
  1958-1958, F-89 Scorpion
  1968-1969, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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