Ruppelt, Edward J., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1035-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1953, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Service Years
1943 - 1953

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Date of Passing
Sep 15, 1960
Location of Interment
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Burial location unknown.

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Edward Ruppelt was a United States Air Force officer best known for his
involvement in Project Blue Book (a formal governmental study of unidentified
flying objects). He is generally credited with coining the term "unidentified
flying object", to replace the terms "flying saucer" and "flying disk".

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 Unit Assignments
United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)US Army Reserve (USAR)US Air Force
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1035, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1945-1951, AAF MOS 1035, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1951-1953, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Iowa State University
  1947-1951, Iowa State University
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