Beaird, Henry Grady, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 770-Airplane Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1952, AAF MOS 770, Texas Air National Guard
Service Years
1943 - 1952
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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Headland, Alabama
Last Address
Dallas, Texas

Date of Passing
Feb 02, 2009
Location of Interment
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Col B Row CT1 Site B161

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

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He played on the freshman football team while a student at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, later Auburn University, before his wartime service. After the war, he finished his degree at the University of Alabama. He is probably the only Alabama graduate to have played football at Auburn.
After college, he went on to become a very well-known and respected test pilot. He is honored in the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)3rd Air Commando GroupAir National Guard (ANG)
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1946, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 770, 3rd Air Commando Group
  1950-1952, AAF MOS 770, Texas Air National Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Auburn UniversityUniversity of Alabama
  1941-1942, Auburn University
  1946-1949, University of Alabama
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-17 Kaydet  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  
F-84 Thunderjet  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1943-1943, PT-17 Kaydet
  1944-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1944-1945, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1950-1952, F-84 Thunderjet
  1950-1952, F-84 Thunderjet
  1956-1956, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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