Heckel, Charles, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
20C0-Logistics Commander
Last AFSC Group
Logistics
Primary Unit
1943-1944, 1055A, Central Flying Training Command
Service Years
1942 - 1975
Colonel

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Decatur
Last Address
6705 Brookfield Rd
Columbia, SC 29206

Date of Passing
Sep 22, 2015
 
Location of Interment
Fort Jackson National Cemetery - Columbia, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 4 Site 1274

 Official Badges 

Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Tactical Air Command Pacific Air Forces United States Air Forces Europe

Air Force Commander Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Combat Crew WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

Professional Military Education Air Force Retired Strategic Air Command


 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Caterpillar Club US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

Phantom Phixer


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Air Force Association (AFA)Department of Illinois91st Stratigic Reconnaissance Wing Association
9th Air Force AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1946, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1947, Air Force Association (AFA) - Assoc. Page
  1950, Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Department of Illinois (Illinois)
  1956, 91st Stratigic Reconnaissance Wing Association [Verified]
  1965, 9th Air Force Association
  1975, Air Force Memorial (AFM) - Assoc. Page


 Countries Deployed To or Visited
 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar


Aviator (Command)
USAF Individual Pistol (Bronze)


 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, USAAF Recruit Training (Miami Beach, FL)4
  1943, USAAF Aviation Cadet Center (San Antonio, TX), D/41
 Unit Assignments
School Assignments9th Air Force428th Fighter Squadron474th Fighter Group
27th Fighter Escort Wing523rd Fighter Escort Squadron522nd Fighter Escort SquadronAir Force Training Wings
91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Medium322nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy376th Bombardment Wing, Medium515th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
20th Tactical Fighter Wing55th Tactical Fighter Squadron77th Tactical Fighter Squadron363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron555th Fighter Squadron  - Triple Nickel77th Air Base Wing
  1943-1944, 1055A, Central Flying Training Command
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 9th Air Force
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 428th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1056, 474th Fighter Group
  1947-1953, 27th Fighter Escort Wing
  1949-1952, 523rd Fighter Escort Squadron
  1950-1952, 522nd Fighter Escort Squadron
  1953-1953, 3540th Flying Training Wing
  1954-1957, 1121Z, 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Medium
  1954-1957, 1121Z, 322nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1957-1960, 376th Bombardment Wing, Medium
  1958-1958, 1121Z, 515th Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1960-1966, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1961-1965, 1121Z, 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1961-1966, 1121Z, 77th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1967-1972, 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1969, 1121Z, 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing
  1968-1969, 1121Z, 11th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1969-1969, 1121Z, 555th Fighter Squadron - Triple Nickel
  1975-1975, 20C0, 77th Air Base Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)/Operation Strangle
  1965-1969 Udorn Royal Thai Air Base
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air/Ground Campaign (1968)/Battle of Khe Sanh
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase III Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase III Campaign (1968)/Operation Rolling Thunder V
  1968-1969 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase IV Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War - Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Air Command and Staff College
  1943-1943, Wittenberg University
  1960-1961, Air Command and Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
PT-13 Stearman  AT-6 Texan  BT-13 Valiant  PT-19 Trainer  
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  P-63  Kingcobra  P-39 Airacobra  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  
P-51/F-51 Mustang  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  F-82 Twin Mustang  F-84 Thunderjet  
T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  B-47 Stratojet  F-84 Thunderstreak  RB-47 Stratojet  
F-100 Super Sabre  F-4 Phantom  RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1942-1942, PT-13 Stearman1
  1942-1942, AT-6 Texan
  1943-1943, BT-13 Valiant
  1943-1943, PT-19 Trainer
  1943-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1943-1943, P-63 Kingcobra
  1944-1944, P-39 Airacobra
  1944-1944, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1946-1946, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1947-1947, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1947-1949, F-82 Twin Mustang
  1949-1950, F-84 Thunderjet
  1952-1952, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  1952-1953, B-47 Stratojet
  1954-1954, F-84 Thunderstreak
  1954-1955, F-84 Thunderstreak
  1954-1959, RB-47 Stratojet
  1960-1966, F-100 Super Sabre
  1968-1969, F-4 Phantom
  1968-1969, RF-4C Phantom II
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