Dix, Roy Arthur, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1024-Pilot, Four-Engine Aircraft
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1964-1965, Air Defense Command (ADC)
Service Years
1943 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Contact Info
Home Town
Danville, Virginia
Last Address
Richmond, Virginia

Date of Passing
Jun 20, 1999
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Force Recruiting Service Air Force Commander

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Chapter 103
  1970, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 103 (San Rafael, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

WWII Experience:

Roy Arthur Dix graduated from George Washington High School in Danville, Virginia in 1939.  He received a scholarship to William and Mary University, graduating in 1943. 

He enlisted in 1943, and attended flight training at Dyersburg Army Air Base, Tennessee (346th Bomb Group, Heavy for operational training).  

Lt. Dix went to England in May of 1944 as a B-17 pilot with the 364th Bombardment Squadron, 305th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force, 1st Air Division.  The unit was stationed at RAF Chelveston, Northamptonshire, England (USAAF Station 105).  

His first mission was on 18 June 44 over Hamburg and his last was on 22 October 44 over Hanover.  He flew 35 combat missions over Germany and France. He returned home in December 1944.

Cold War Service Experience:  To be edited and revised

1948-1950:  Served with Flight "C", 5th Air Rescue Squadron, MATS, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (5th Air Rescue Squadron, MATS, Lowry AFB, Colorado). In Bermuda

1950-1951:  Served with Det. 1, 1737th Ferry Squadron, MATS, Westover AFB, Massachusetts (1737th Ferry Squadron, MATS, Kelly AFB, Texas). 
1951-1954:  Served with 384th Bombardment Wing, SAC, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. (B-47E). During this period, he was presented with membership in the B-47 1000 Hour Club while with the 384th for Outstanding Airmanship.  In United Kingdom

10 May 1946 - 9 November 1948 Bermuda
23 July 1951 - 26 July 1954 in the United Kingdom 
195203 Military Assistance Advisory Group - United Kingdom (London)
2 April 1963 - 2 July 1964 6102nd AB WIng, Yokota AFB, Japan and Korea 
1963-63   3501st Recruiting Group at Stewart AFB, NY
1963-4    Air Attache at Qui Nhon, RVN (MAAGV)
1964-1965  552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing, McClelland AFB, Sact'o, California

Lt. Colonel Dix retired from the Air Force on 31 October 1965.

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http://www.dean-boys.com/552/552nd.htm (history of this unit) http://forum.armyairforces.com/Kindley-Field-Bermuda-1389th-AAFBU-m184970.aspx
           (Kindley AFB/Bermuda Air Base)


Note: Crew photo of the Douglas B-17 G (Tail number 42-38206) 364th - WF-K "Thundermug"
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Army National Guard (ARNG)School AssignmentsAir Force Bases/ InstallationsUS Air Force
8th Air Force305th Bombardment Group, Heavy364th Bombardment Squadron, HeavyBermuda Air Base
5th Air Rescue SquadronUS Air ForceStrategic Air Command (SAC)384th Bombardment Wing, Medium
Department of Defense (DOD)USAF Recruiting Service552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control WingMilitary Advisory Assistance Group Vietnam (MAAGV)
964th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron - White LightAir Defense Command (ADC)
  1939-1940, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1942-1944, Aviation Cadet Pre-Flight Training Course
  1943-1943, 74th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, Lockbourne Air Force Base, Columbus, OH
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 346th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 8th Air Force
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 305th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 364th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1024, 76th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
  1945-1946, AAF MOS 1024, 304th Technical School Squadron (Cadre)
  1946-1947, AAF MOS 1024, Bermuda Air Base
  1948-1950, AAF MOS 1024, 5th Air Rescue Squadron
  1948-1950, AAF MOS 1024, 5th Air Rescue Squadron
  1950-1951, AAF MOS 1024, 1737th Ferry Squadron
  1951-1954, AAF MOS 1024, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1951-1954, 384th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1952-1953, Military Assistance Advisory Group United Kingdom (MAAGUK)
  1953-1956, 384th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1959-1959, Headquarters, I Bomber Command
  1963-1963, 901, 3501st Recruiting Group
  1963-1964, 552nd Airborne Early Warning and Control Wing
  1963-1964, 1456, Military Advisory Assistance Group Vietnam (MAAGV)
  1964-1965, 1935, 964th Airborne Early Warning and Control Squadron - White Light
  1964-1965, Air Defense Command (ADC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
College of William and Mary
  1939-1943, College of William and Mary
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-25 Mitchell  BT-13 Valiant  AT-9  Jeep/Fledgling  
AT-10 Wichta  AT-11 Kansan  BT-15 Valiant  B-47 Stratojet  
U-3 Blue Canoe  B-26 Marauder  B-26 Marauder  C-45 Expeditor  
C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  EC-121 Warning Star  
  1943-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1945, B-25 Mitchell
  1944-1945, BT-13 Valiant
  1944-1945, AT-9 Jeep/Fledgling
  1944-1945, AT-10 Wichta
  1944-1945, AT-11 Kansan
  1944-1945, BT-15 Valiant
  1953-1960, B-47 Stratojet
  1959-1959, U-3 Blue Canoe
  1959-1959, B-26 Marauder
  1959-1959, B-26 Marauder
  1959-1959, C-45 Expeditor
  1959-1959, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1964-1965, EC-121 Warning Star
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