Loisel, John Simon, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1051-Pilot - Two-Engine
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1953-1954, 474th Fighter Group
Service Years
1941 - 1970
Officer Collar Insignia

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Contact Info
Home Town
Coeur d'Alene
Last Address
Plano, Texas
Norfolk, Nebraska

Date of Passing
Jan 20, 2010
Location of Interment
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 15C Site 57

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal

 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2014, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

During the war in the Pacific Theater, Colonel Loisel flew 300 combat missions over the course of three consecutive years, longer than any U.S. pilot. Flying a P-38 "Lightning" in the 475th Fighter Group, Loisel downed 11 Japanese airplanes. Before war's end he reached the rank of lieutenant colonel in command of the group.

Loisel remained in the military and in 1950 returned to combat in the F-80 Shooting Star in Korea. He retired from the Air Force in 1970 with more than 5,500 flying hours.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
36th Fighter Squadron  - Flying Fiend8th Fighter Group5th Air Force432nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
475th Fighter Group433rd Fighter Squadron474th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, 36th Fighter Squadron - Flying Fiend
  1942-1943, 8th Fighter Group
  1942-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 5th Air Force
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1051, 432nd Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1051, 475th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 433rd Fighter Squadron
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1051, 475th Fighter Group
  1953-1954, 474th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
Wayne State CollegeUniversity of Nebraska, LincolnUniversity of Nebraska, LincolnUniversity of North Texas
  1938-1940, Wayne State College
  1940-1941, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  1946-1949, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  1970-1972, University of North Texas
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-39 Airacobra  P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  F-84 Thunderjet  
  1942-1943, P-39 Airacobra
  1943-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1947-1947, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1950-1953, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1951-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
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