Hiteshew, James Edward, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
905-Training Commander, Officer Training School
Last AFSC Group
Education and Training
Primary Unit
1975-1979, 905, AFROTC (Cadre) Det 800 University of Tennessee
Service Years
1953 - 1979
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
North Carolina

Date of Passing
Feb 07, 2006
Location of Interment
Evergreen Memorial Cemetery - Goldsboro, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Order of DaedaliansNam-POWSPost 2615, Goldsboro Post
  1979, Order of Daedalians - Assoc. Page
  1979, Nam-POWS
  1979, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2615, Goldsboro Post (Goldsboro, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His 1st (of 2) Silver Star Citation reads:

Major James E. Hiteshew distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an F-105 Pilot in Southeast Asia on 11 March 1967. On that date, Major Hiteshew was the leader of a flight of fighter-bombers of a strike executed against a heavily defended steel mill complex. Major Hiteshew led his flight directly to the target despite marginal weather conditions and the ever present danger of surprise interception by hostile aircraft and surface-to-air missiles. Pulling up to attack the target, Major Hiteshew completely disregarded very serious damage to his aircraft caused by hostile ground fire and successfully delivered his ordnance on target. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Hiteshew has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
510th Fighter-Bomber SquadronUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)3rd Air Force405th Fighter Group
55th Tactical Fighter SquadronAir Combat Command9th Air Force20th Tactical Fighter Wing
544th Bombardment Squadron, Medium 384th Bombardment Wing, Medium529th Bombardment Squadron, MediumStrategic Air Command (SAC)
380th Bombardment Wing, Medium354th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Air Force355th Fighter Wing
Prisoner Of War (POW)68th Bombardment Wing, HeavyAFROTC (Cadre) Det 800 University of Tennessee
  1954-1956, 1021A, 510th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1954-1956, 1021A, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1954-1956, 1021A, 3rd Air Force
  1954-1956, 1021A, 405th Fighter Group
  1956-1959, 1021A, 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1956-1959, 1021A, Air Combat Command
  1956-1959, 1021A, 9th Air Force
  1956-1959, 1021A, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1960-1962, 1225, 544th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1960-1962, 1225, 384th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1962-1966, 1225, 529th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1962-1966, 1225, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1962-1966, 1225, 380th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1966-1967, 1021A, 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 1021A, 12th Air Force
  1966-1967, 1021A, 355th Fighter Wing
  1967-1973, 1021A, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1975, 66, 68th Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1975-1979, 905, AFROTC (Cadre) Det 800 University of Tennessee
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Coast Guard AcademyUniversity of Omaha
  1949-1952, United States Coast Guard Academy
  1965-1966, University of Omaha
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  F-100 Super Sabre  B-47 Stratojet  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1953-1954, F-84 Thunderjet
  1956-1959, F-100 Super Sabre
  1959-1959, B-47 Stratojet
  1966-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)1
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