Coggin, Roy Jenkins, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1972, 1025B, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Palmerville, NC
Last Address
Newport News, VA

Date of Passing
Oct 21, 2001
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Non-Cemetery Burial

 Official Badges 

US European Command Headquarters Air Force

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Air Force Association (AFA)Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1972, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1972, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mom and Dad were returning to the east coast after visiting friends and family out west. Car went out of control on I-80 in Rock Springs, WY.  We lost both of them.
The following immediate family members have served or are serving:
MSgt Roy G Coggin,USAF(RET) oldest son
PO2 Noel L Coggin,USN grandson
SSgt Sean D Coggin,USAF grandson
Pvt Nathan Coggin,USMC grandson 
PO2 Larry J McQuain,USN son-in-law
Capt Barbara S Ammann,USAF daughter-in law
Other Comments:
My father was a Command Pilot,Navigator and Bombardier (as required by LeMay). He was also a B17,B24,B29,B50 and B47 pilot as well as a mulit-engine test pilot who worked for BG Paul Tibbetts at Eglin AFB. He was on staff at Hq SAC in the 50's, Hq USAF in the early 60's,HqUSAFE in the mid-late 60's and his retirement assignment was at Vandenberg AFB from 68 thru 72.
Dad was also an excellent golfer, winning base championships at numerous locations and was the USAF Senior Division Champ in either 66 or 67. He won the Senior Division at the Inter-service Championships the same year.
Mom was the ultimate service wife, working with the Red Cross as a Grey Lady at almost every base Dad was stationed. For her work, she received the Clara Barton Award when at Vandenberg in  1975. She was also a very southern lady of great class.    
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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator (Command)
Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
22nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron22nd Bombardment Group, MediumStrategic Air Command (SAC)Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)1st Strategic Aerospace Division
  1944-1946, AAF MOS 1024, 22nd Fighter-Bomber Squadron
  1944-1946, AAF MOS 1024, 22nd Bombardment Group, Medium
  1955-1960, 1025A, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1960-1965, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1965-1968, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
  1968-1972, 1025B, 1st Strategic Aerospace Division
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  B-24 Liberator  B-29 Superfortress  B-25 Mitchell  
B-50 Superfortress  B-47 Stratojet  T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)  C-97 Stratofreighter  
  1943-2003, B-17 Flying Fortress
  1944-2003, B-24 Liberator
  1945-1946, B-29 Superfortress1
  1948-1948, B-25 Mitchell
  1948-1948, B-50 Superfortress
  1950-2003, B-47 Stratojet
  1960-2003, T-33 Shooting Star (T-Bird)
  2003-2003, C-97 Stratofreighter2
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