Gerard, Francis Robert, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1947-1978, 21, New Jersey Air National Guard
Service Years
1942 - 1983
Major General

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Last Address
Point Pleasant, New Jersey

Date of Passing
Nov 01, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery - Wrightstown, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION O3 SITE 9164

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Air Force Commander WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace

American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with 8 enemy aircraft shot down and 2 damaged in WWII.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
Enlistment record
http://nj.gov/military/publications/guardlife/volume34no3/22.html
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_gerard_f_r.php
http://100thbg.com/fubar/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=815
http://new.museum119.cz/gerard-an/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31152903
   
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 Ribbon Bar


Aviator (Command)


 
 National Guard Awards


 
 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School339th Fighter Group503rd Fighter SquadronNew Jersey Air National Guard
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1944-1945, 339th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 503rd Fighter Squadron
  1947-1978, 21, New Jersey Air National Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  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)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Lafayette CollegeCommand and General Staff College
  1945-1948, Lafayette College
  1955-1956, Command and General Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang1
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