McGeorge, William M., Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1974-1976, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
Service Years
1965 - 1976

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Jamestown, NY
Last Address
Sembach AB, Germany

Date of Passing
Mar 17, 1976
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Burial Unknown

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Commando

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of Duty
  2015, In the Line of Duty

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Silver Star Citation reads:

Captain William M. McGeorge distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force during the Prisoner of War Search and Rescue Operation at Son Tay, North Vietnam, on 21 November 1970. On that date, flying as Pilot of an aircraft prepared to carry out the rescue party and freed prisoners, Captain McGeorge flew deep into enemy territory in a bold night attempt to rescue American Prisoners of War. Completely aware of the enemy antiaircraft and surface-to-air missile threats enroute and in the objective area, Captain McGeorge totally disregarded his personal safety and skillfully and accurately performed his pilot duties, thereby enabling the crew to lead the force precisely to the target. As a result of Captain McGeorge's heroic efforts, the force arrived at Son Tay as planned, the enemy forces were completely surprised, and the mission was successfully completed. During the return flight, he successfully rescued a downed fighter pilot from hostile territory. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Captain McGeorge has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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 Unit Assignments
668th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy58th Air Rescue Squadron40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron1551st Flying Training Squadron
Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC)601st Tactical Control WingUnited States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1967-1968, 668th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1968-1970, 58th Air Rescue Squadron
  1970-1971, 40th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron
  1971-1973, 1551st Flying Training Squadron
  1973-1974, Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC)
  1974-1976, 601st Tactical Control Wing
  1974-1976, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Southwest Monsoon Campaign (1970)/Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Prison Raid)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  HH-3/CH-3E  Jolly Green Giant  HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)  
  1966-1967, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1968-1970, HH-3/CH-3E Jolly Green Giant
  1970-1971, HH-53 Sikorsky (Super Jolly Green Giant)
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