Conger, Paul Albert, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1946-1958, Air Force Reserve Command
Service Years
1941 - 1958
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
Hesperia, California

Date of Passing
Aug 20, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal




 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 11.5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaging 4.
The location of his remains is unknown.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) Paul A. Conger (ASN: 0-661193), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 11 December 1943. On this date Captain Conger shot down three enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Captain Conger's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 26 (1944)

Action Date: 11-Dec-43

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 61st Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 56th Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force

   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1564
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=56
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_conger_p_a.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_056.php
http://www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30586
http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=312481
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156795711/paul-a-conger
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/170570
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School61st Fighter Squadron  - Zemke's Wolfpack56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron  - Panthers
Air Force Bases/ InstallationsAir Force Reserve Command
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 61st Fighter Squadron - Zemke's Wolfpack
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 56th Fighter Group
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
  1945-1946, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1946-1958, Air Force Reserve Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 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)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1943-1946, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1946-1946, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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