Dittmer, Karl Kent, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1121Z-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1969, 1121Z, 1002nd Inspector General Group
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Last Address
El Reno, Oklahoma

Date of Passing
Nov 20, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 68, Site: 2564

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Air Force Retired


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Twice in his service career, he piloted bombers, then fighters. He flew B-17's, then P-51's in WWII. While in the latter, he was credited with 1 aerial victory. In the early 1950's, he flew B-29's, then F-51's, and finally F-86's. While in the latter, he was credited with 3 aerial victories over MiG-15's in the Korean War. He retired from the USAF Oct 1, 1969. He later flew FAC combat missions in Vietnam as well.
   
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Sources:
https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=WR26&tf=F&q=Karl+K+Dittmer&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=1565330
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=991
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49229201/karl-k-dittmer
http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/militaryhof/inductee.php?id=53
http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/138135
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_dittmer_k_k.php
https://www.ancestry.com
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force385th Bombardment Group, Heavy487th Fighter Squadron24th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
18th Fighter-Bomber Group335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Chiefs417th Fighter-Bomber Squadron389th Fighter-Bomber Squadron - Thunderbolts
366th Fighter Wing9th Air ForceUnited States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)Continental Air Command (CAC)
Tactical Air Command (TAC)505th Tactical Control Group22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1942-1943, Aviation Cadet Training Course
  1943-1944, 1121Z, B-17 Transition School
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 549th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1091, 385th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 487th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 352nd Fighter Group
  1945-1951, 1121Z, Air Force Reserve Command
  1951-1951, 1121Z, 24th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1951-1952, 1121Z, 18th Fighter-Bomber Group
  1952-1952, 1121Z, 335th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron - Chiefs
  1952-1953, 1121Z, 417th Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1953-1953, 1121Z, 37th Operation Support Squadron
  1953-1954, 1121Z, 389th Fighter-Bomber Squadron - Thunderbolts
  1954-1955, 1121Z, 366th Fighter Wing
  1955-1957, 1121Z, 9th Air Force
  1957-1960, 1121Z, United States Pacific Air Forces (PACAF)
  1960-1960, 1121Z, Continental Air Command (CAC)
  1960-1965, 1121Z, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
  1965-1966, 1121Z, 505th Tactical Control Group
  1966-1967, 1121Z, 22nd Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1967-1969, 1121Z, 1002nd Inspector General Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1951-1952 Korean War
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  P-51/F-51 Mustang  B-29 Superfortress  F-86 Sabre  
O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  
  1943-1944, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1951-1951, B-29 Superfortress
  1951-1952, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1952-1954, F-86 Sabre
  1966-1967, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
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