Breece, David Sessions, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Primary Unit
1944-1944, 99000, 1st Army Air Corps
Service Years
1941 - 1965
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Cold War Certificate
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Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Home Town
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Last Address
Fayetteville, NC

Date of Passing
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Missileman (Basic) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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Last Known Activity
Served Africa 1942-1943; transferred to "Ferry Command" in Long Beach, CA in an aircraft  maintenance/inspection capacity.  This command used the women pilots to return aircraft to assigned bases.  Before discharge he spent time at "Sunken Lunken" AFB in Cincinnati  OH, so named after a heavy storm caused serious flooding.  About 1946 he was discharged to civilian life.  He was recalled c1950 for duty in Japan during Korean War, as non-combat pilot.  He was an avid sportsman and acted as an ambassador of sorts at the Tokyo Tennis Club and spoke on the radio to Japanese youth giving them encouragement to persevere through hard times.

Transferred mainland in 1954, he decided to remain in the Air Force and was attached to Norton AFB 1954-1958, San Bernardino, CA; Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH 1958-1961 and finally Vandenburg AFB, Lompoc, CA 1961-1965.  I believe most of his post war service involved some type of quality control function as he was attached to the Inspector General's Office in OH and spent two weeks of every month traveling to bases around the Pacific.
Other Comments:
After my father retired, he became a graduate from the Professional Golfer's Association and moved to Gold Rush country in CA where he sold real estate, played golf and generally enjoyed his much deserved last 36 years of life.
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Aviator (Command)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Officers Training School (OTS) (Maxwell, AFB, AL), 0000
 Unit Assignments
1st Army Air Corps
  1944-1944, 99000, 1st Army Air Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Strangle
  1943-1943 Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Foggia Satellite No. 3
 Colleges Attended 
Duke UniversityEast Carolina University
  1936-1937, Duke University
  1939-1941, East Carolina University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
A-20 Havoc  B-24 Liberator  P-39 Airacobra  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  P-51/F-51 Mustang  T-28 Trojan  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  
C-45 Expeditor  B-25 Mitchell  C-47 Skytrain/Dakota  B-17 Flying Fortress  
C-54 Skymaster  LGM-30A/B  Minuteman I Missile  
  1942-1943, A-20 Havoc
  1942-1945, B-24 Liberator
  1942-1946, P-39 Airacobra
  1942-1946, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
  1942-1946, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
  1942-1946, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1942-1946, T-28 Trojan
  1944-1946, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1944-1946, C-45 Expeditor
  1944-1946, B-25 Mitchell
  1944-1946, C-47 Skytrain/Dakota
  1944-1946, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-1946, C-54 Skymaster
  1961-1965, LGM-30A/B Minuteman I Missile
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  1942-1943 North Africa Photo Collection of Lt. David S. Breece 44
  Nov 15, 1941, 1941 Maxwell AFB - Pre-Flight Training Photos - by Lt. D. S. Breece21
  Mar 01, 1942, Photos of Dorr Field - Arcadia, FL during Primary Flight Training 1941-194241
  Jul 03, 1942, Cadets in Training at Dorr Field, FL and Moody Field, AL62
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