McColpin, Carroll Warren, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 2161, III Fighter Command
Service Years
1942 - 1968
Major General

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1914
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Buffalo, New York
Last Address
Santa Rosa, California

Date of Passing
Nov 28, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 66, Site 3779

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2018, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He destroyed 11 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaged 3 in WWII.

His AFDSM citation:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Carroll W. McColpin (ASN: 0-885221), United States Air Force, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commander, FOURTH Air Force, Aerospace Defense Command, from 1 April 1965 to 31 August 1968. During this period, General McColpin's dynamic leadership and managerial ability welded a truly outstanding team devoted to the interests of air defense of the Western North American Continent. He insured that all units within his command quickly reached and maintained a high level of operational capability thereby contributing to the overall defense posture of the United States. The untiring leadership and high dedication of purpose displayed by General McColpin enabled the Aerospace Defense Command to provide full support to the national effort in Southeast Asia. His clearly superior guidance and highly motivated efforts in support of top priority tasks resulted in a high degree of preparedness for aircrew and non-aircrew personnel processing through activities of his command an en route to the Southeast Asia theater of operations. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General McColpin culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country, and reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: April 1, 1965 - August 31, 1968

Service: Air Force

Rank: Major General

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
USAF bio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_W._McColpin
http://www.winkton.net/pages/mccolp~1.htm
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1167
http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_mccolpincwweb_a.pdf
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=29780
http://www.directart.co.uk/mall/profiles.php?SigID=945
http://www.airartnw.com/mustangmayhem.htm
http://www.armyaircorps.us/404th_Fighter_Group.cfm
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/22827
   
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 Unit Assignments
Royal Air Force (RAF)336th Fighter Squadron  - Rocketeers4th Fighter GroupUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1940-1942, Royal Air Force (RAF)
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1065, 336th Fighter Squadron - Rocketeers
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1055, 4th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 2161, III Fighter Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 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)
 Colleges Attended 
Armed Forces Staff CollegeAir War College
  1950-1950, Armed Forces Staff College
  1954-1955, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
Supermarine Spitfire  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-84 Thunderjet  
  1941-1942, Supermarine Spitfire2
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1947-1948, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1948-1950, F-84 Thunderjet
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