Spicer, Henry Russell, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Primary Unit
1962-1964, 00066, 25th Air Division
Service Years
1933 - 1964
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1909
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Last Address
Tucson, Arizona

Date of Passing
Dec 04, 1968
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION W SITE 2185

 Official Badges 

NORAD Command Badge Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He had a distinguished career in the USAAC, USAAF, and USAF. He was tough, clever, defiant, and an inspirational leader while a POW. He died at the Lackland AFB, TX Hospital of cancer and pneumonia.
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
USAFbio
www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
www.merkki.com/speeches.htm#aj
(Scroll down to: "George Lesko (USA): Colonel H. R. Spicer's Defiant Speech")
https://www.ancestry.com
   
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Aviator (Command)


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)US Air Force6th Pursuit Squadron
34th Bombardment Squadron, MediumAir Force Bases/ InstallationsUnited States Army Air Corps (USAAC)Advancement Schools and Courses
66th Fighter WingPOW GermanyAerial Gunnery School36th Fighter Group
Armed Forces Staff College  (Staff)3525th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)US Air ForceSchool Assignments
Air Training CommandAir Training Command17th Air ForceNorth American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
25th Air Division
  1933-1934, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1934-1935, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1935-1936, AAF MOS 770, 95th Attack Squadron
  1936-1937, AAF MOS 770, 6th Pursuit Squadron
  1937-1937, AAF MOS 770, 34th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1937-1938, AAF MOS 770, Army Air Forces Central Instructors School (CIS)
  1938-1941, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1942-1943, Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School
  1942-1943, 152nd Observation Squadron
  1943-1944, 66th Fighter Wing
  1944-1945, POW Germany
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 770, Aerial Gunnery School
  1946-1949, AAF MOS 1065, 36th Fighter Group
  1949-1950, Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)
  1950-1951, 3525th Pilot Training Wing (Staff)
  1951-1953, Air Force Wings
  1953-1954, Air Force Crew Training Course
  1954-1957, Air Training Command
  1957-1958, Air Training Command
  1958-1959, 00066, 17th Air Force
  1959-1960, 2, 17th Air Force
  1960-1962, 00066, 17th Air Force
  1962-1964, 00066, 25th NORAD Region, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
  1962-1964, 00066, 25th Air Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Arizona
  1928-1932, University of Arizona
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  F-86 Sabre  F-106 Delta Dart  
F-102 Delta Dagger  F-101 Voodoo  
  1943-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1954-1954, F-86 Sabre
  1962-1963, F-106 Delta Dart
  1962-1964, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1962-1964, F-101 Voodoo
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