O'Malley, Jerome Francis, Gen

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
21-Organization Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1984-1985, 21, Langley Air Force Base
Service Years
1953 - 1985
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Contact Info
Home Town
Carbondale, PA
Last Address

Date of Passing
Apr 20, 1985
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30 Grave 493-LH

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Academy Professor

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In the Line of Duty
  2017, In the Line of Duty

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Last Known Activity
General Jerome F. O'Malley served as a United States Air Force four-star general.  He had served as Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force (VCSAF) from 1982 to 1983; Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces (CINCPACAF) from 1983 to 1984; and Commander, Tactical Air Command (COMTAC) from 1984 to 1985.

He died in an airplane crash while still in office on 20 April 1985 with his wife, Diane, and three crewmen. The small two engine military CT-39A Sabreliner (# 62-4496) they were in experienced brake failure at the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport. The aircraft overran the runway, went down a 125 feet embankment, and caught fire.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments
Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1983-1984, 21, Hickam Air Force Base
  1984-1985, 21, Langley Air Force Base
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyGeorge Washington UniversityAir Command and Staff CollegeNaval War College
  1949-1953, United States Military Academy
  1964-1965, George Washington University
  1964-1965, Air Command and Staff College
  1969-1970, Naval War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-86 Sabre  B-47 Stratojet  SR-71 Black Bird  F-4 Phantom  
RF-4C  Phantom II  
  1954-1955, F-86 Sabre
  1957-1958, B-47 Stratojet
  1965-1965, SR-71 Black Bird
  1971-1972, F-4 Phantom
  1971-1972, RF-4C Phantom II
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