Wymond, Gilbert Osborne, Jr., 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
1949-1949, AAF MOS 1065, 55th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Fifty-Fifth
Service Years
1941 - 1949
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Louisville, Kentucky
Last Address
Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Date of Passing
May 11, 1949
 
Location of Interment
Cave Hill Cemetery - Louisville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
With the exception of 2 leave times, 1 in 1943 and 1 in 1944, he was commander of the 65th Fighter Sq. from May 1943 to May 1945. He was credited with destroying 3 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 2 probables. He was flying an F-84 Thunderjet when he was killed in a post-war crash in the US.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School65th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Gamecocks57th Fighter GroupAir Force Bases/ Installations
55th Fighter Squadron  - Fighting Fifty-Fifth
  1941-1941, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 65th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Gamecocks
  1941-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 57th Fighter Group
  1945-1947, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1949-1949, AAF MOS 1065, 55th Fighter Squadron - Fighting Fifty-Fifth
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
University of KentuckyAir Command and Staff College
  1938-1940, University of Kentucky
  1947-1948, Air Command and Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  F-84 Thunderjet  
  1941-1944, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1944-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)1
  1946-1949, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1949-1949, F-84 Thunderjet
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