Catton, Jack Joseph, Gen

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Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1974, 00066, Air Force Logistics Command
Service Years
1940 - 1974
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Contact Info
Home Town
Berkeley, California
Last Address
Riverside, California

Date of Passing
Dec 05, 1990
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 006 Row C Plot 006

 Official Badges 

Missileman (Senior) Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

AAFTTC Instructor

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He had a long and distinguished career in the USAAC, USAAF, and USAF before retiring Aug 1, 1974. He flew and/or qualified in very many types of aircraft, including the C-5, C-9, C-141, F-4, HH-53 as well as those shown at right, plus others.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUS Air ForceUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)65th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
Strategic Air Command (SAC)22nd Bombardment Wing, Medium12th Air DivisionUS Air Force
43rd Bombardment Wing, HeavyStrategic Air Command (SAC)8th Air Force817th Air Division
822nd Air Division823rd Air Division821st Strategic Aerospace DivisionHeadquarters Command (HQ USAF)
15th Air ForceMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)Air Force Logistics Command
  1940-1941, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, 76th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1024, XXII Bomber Command
  1946-1948, 65th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1948-1950, AAF MOS 2120, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1950-1951, AAF MOS 2120, 22nd Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1951-1951, AAF MOS 2120, 12th Air Division
  1952-1955, AAF MOS 1060, 92nd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1955-1956, 00066, 43rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1956-1958, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1958-1959, 1411, 8th Air Force
  1959-1961, 00066, 817th Air Division
  1961-1962, 00066, 822nd Air Division
  1962-1963, 00066, 823rd Air Division
  1963-1964, 00066, 821st Strategic Aerospace Division
  1964-1968, 2, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1968-1969, 00066, 15th Air Force
  1969-1972, 00066, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
  1972-1974, 00066, Air Force Logistics Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II/American Theater
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1951-1952 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Santa Monica CollegeLoyola Marymount University
  1937-1939, Santa Monica College
  1939-1940, Loyola Marymount University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-29 Superfortress  B-36 Peacemaker  B-47 Stratojet  KC-97 Stratotanker  
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  KC-135 Stratotanker  SM-68/HGM-25  Titan I  Missile  LGM-30A/B  Minuteman I Missile  
  1944-1952, B-29 Superfortress
  1951-1955, B-36 Peacemaker
  1955-1962, B-47 Stratojet
  1955-1964, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1961-1964, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1961-1964, KC-135 Stratotanker
  1963-1964, SM-68/HGM-25 Titan I Missile
  1963-1964, LGM-30A/B Minuteman I Missile
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