Chandler, Van Edgar, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1951-1952, AAF MOS 1055, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1974
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Contact Info
Home Town
Kemp and/or Waxahachie, Texas
Last Address
Greeley, Colorado

Date of Passing
Mar 11, 1998
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, American Fighter Aces Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In WWII he shot down 5 enemy aircraft, damaged 1, and destroyed 4 on the ground.
In Korea he had 3 shootdowns and 2 damaged.
His two-war total was 8 shot down, 3 damaged, and 4 destroyed on the ground.
The location of his remains is unknown.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)336th Fighter Squadron  - Rocketeers4th Fighter Group
25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1055, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 336th Fighter Squadron - Rocketeers
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
  1951-1952, AAF MOS 1055, 25th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1951-1952 Korean War
  1969-1970 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
RAF Staff CollegeAir War College
  1958-1959, RAF Staff College
  1968-1969, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-86 Sabre  F-104 Starfighter  F-100 Super Sabre  
F-100 Super Sabre  CIM-10  BOMARC Missile  F-106 Delta Dart  
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang3
  1951-1952, F-86 Sabre1
  1956-1958, F-104 Starfighter
  1959-1961, F-100 Super Sabre
  1969-1970, F-100 Super Sabre
  1969-1970, F-100 Super Sabre
  1972-1972, CIM-10 BOMARC Missile
  1972-1974, F-106 Delta Dart
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