Albers, Edward James, Sr., Maj

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1957-1965, 1021A, 3540th Flying Training Wing (Staff)
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1944 - 1965
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Centrail, WA
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Winter Park, FL

Date of Passing
Feb 08, 2006
Location of Interment
Palm Cemetery - Winter Park, Florida
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ALBERS SR., MAJOR E.J., USAF (RET.), passed away, February 8, 2006, in Winter Park. He was an aircraft commander in Strategic Air Command and was in the reopening of Pinecastle AFB in April 1954, 321st Bomb Wing, B47 Fighter Bombers. When the 306th Bomb Wing transferred to the renamed McCoy AFB, Major Albers went TDY to Castle AFT and retrained in the B52 and become 306th BW Scheduling Officer. After retiring in 1965, he returned to college at Rollins, receiving his Masters in Arts and he taught at Winter Park High for 30 years. Major Albers is honored to be in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in American Education. The following is from the latest edition: Edward James Albers, Sr., retired social studies education; b. Centrail, Wash, July 6, 1922; s. Otto Johnson and Neil Genevieve Albers; m. Caroline Constance Cochran, July 30, 1944; one child, Edward James Jr. Student, Wash. State Coll., 1942, U. Ariz., 1949-51; BA, U. Nebr. Omaha, 1959; MA Rollins Coll., 1966. Cert. tchr. Fla. Commd. 2nd Lt. USAF, 1944, advanced through grades to Maj., 1981, pilot, 1944-85; served command Pilot SAC, ret. 1965; tchr. social studies Winter Park (Fla) H.S., 1966-96; chmn. dept. social studies, 1973-88; ret. 1996. Decorated Yun-Hun medal, Chinese pilot wings, Chinese medal of Honor, 2001. Mem. Air Force Assn., Burma Star (Eng.) Mil. Order of the World Wars (past comdr.), Exptl. Aircraft Assn. and Warbirds, Ret. Officers' Assn., China-Burman-India Vets. Assn., Santa Ana, Calif. AAF Cadet Class 44G Alumni, Train Collectors Assn., Lionel Collectors Assn., Officers' Club, Patrick AFB, Hump Pilots Assn., Daedalians, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Democrat. Episcopalian. Avocations: antique toy train collecting, golf, scuba diving, snow and water skiing, flying. Graveside services will be held Monday, February 13th at 2pm at Palm Cemetery, Winter Park, FL with Military Honors.

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  1944-1947, AAF MOS 1051, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)

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United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
The United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) was the military aviation arm of the United States of America between 1926 and 1941. The statutory administrative forerunner of the United States Air Force, it was renamed from the earlier United States Army Air Service on 2 July 1926 and part of the larger United States Army. The Air Corps was the immediate predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), established on 20 June 1941. Although discontinued as an administrative echelon during World War II, the Air Corps (AC) remained as one of the combat arms of the Army until 1947, when it was legally abolished by legislation establishing the Department of the Air Force. The Air Corps was renamed by the United States Congress largely as a compromise between the advocates of a separate air arm and those of the traditionalist Army high command who viewed the aviation arm as an auxiliary branch to support the ground forces. Although its members worked to promote the concept of air power and an autonomous air force between the years between the world wars, its primary purpose by Army policy remained support of ground forces rather than independent operations. On 1 March 1935, still struggling with the issue of a separate air arm, the Army activated the General Headquarters Air Force for centralized control of aviation combat units within the continental United States, separate from but coordinate with the Air Corps. The separation of the Air Corps from control of its combat units caused problems of unity of command that became more acute as the Air Corps enlarged in preparation for World War II. This was resolved by the creation of the Army Air Forces (AAF), making both organizations subordinate to the new higher echelon. The Air Corps ceased to have an administrative structure after 9 March 1942, but as "the permanent statutory organization of the air arm, and the principal component of the Army Air Forces," the overwhelming majority of personnel assigned to the AAF were members of the Air Corps.
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Schneider, Edward, Brig Gen, (1943-1981) A23 AAF MOS 1051 Captain
Adams, Billy H., Capt, (1944-1970) A23 AAF MOS 1051 First Lieutenant
Cole, Richard Eugene, Lt Col, (1940-1966) A23 AAF MOS 1081 Lieutenant Colonel
Burts, Edgar, Maj, (1943-1967) A23 AAF MOS 1056 Captain
Clark, Donald L., Col, (1942-1970) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Meng, William Jones, Brig Gen, (1939-1967) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Strong, Robert William, Maj Gen, (1936-1970) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Wilson, Thomas Norville, Maj Gen, (1938-1969) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Green, Paul Lamar, Col, (1943-1976) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
Griffith, Ray, Lt Col, (1943-1963) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Second Lieutenant
James, Eugene, 1st Lt, (1943-1953) A07 AAF MOS 611 [Other Service Rank]
James, Eugene, 1st Lt, (1943-1953) A08 AAF MOS 1035 [Other Service Rank]
Hoblit, Noel Elmer, Col, (1940-1952) A31 AAF MOS 3100 Lieutenant Colonel
Cannon, Howard Walter, Maj Gen, (1940-1970) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Shockley, William E, Maj, (1940-1968) A33 AAF MOS 770 Major
Carmell, Leonard, Lt Col, (1942-1976) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Captain
Mango, Patrick, Lt Col, (1942-1975) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Captain
Skelton, Ben, C., Lt Col, (1943-1975) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Slater, Hugh, C., Col, (1942-1972) A33 AAF MOS 770 Captain
Kahne, David Solomon, Lt Col, (1943-1971) 112 1121Z First Lieutenant
Ruppelt, Edward J., Capt, (1943-1953) A08 AAF MOS 1035 First Lieutenant
Apt, Milburn Grant, Capt, (1942-1956) A33 AAF MOS 770 Second Lieutenant
James, Eugene, 1st Lt, (1943-1953) A08 AAF MOS 1034 Second Lieutenant
Phillips, Robert G., 1st Lt, (1943-1945) A08 AAF MOS 1035 Second Lieutenant
Riess, Louis Charles, Brig Gen, (1943-1982) A19 AAF MOS 5004 Second Lieutenant
Strand, Norman, FltOff, (1941-1945) 11 11BXX Flight Officer
Forrest, James, SSgt, (1944-1948) A07 AAF MOS 611 Staff Sergeant
Jones, Francis E., CWO4, (1940-1968) A07 AAF MOS 514 Staff Sergeant
Gershick, Paul, Sgt, (1943-1950) A07 AAF MOS 737 Sergeant
Brown, Wallace, SMSgt, (1942-1964) A25 AAF MOS 707 Sergeant
Stringer, Edward James, MSgt, (1943-1970) A01 AAF MOS 612 Sergeant
Moore, Douglas, TSgt, (1945-1973) A17 AAF MOS 855 Corporal
Stauff, Clifford, SSgt, (1941-1945) A26 AAF MOS 931 Corporal
Deutschendorf, Henry John, Lt Col, (1942-1972) 11 Captain
Love, Robert John, Maj, (1940-1964) 11 First Lieutenant
Mungenast, Andrew John, Col, (1942-1973) 11 First Lieutenant
Stockdale, James Walton, MSgt, (1939-1963) [Other Service Rank]
Smith, Joseph, Lt Gen, (1923-1958) Brigadier General
Lester, Clarence D., Col, (1943-1971) Colonel
Reeves, Raymond Judson, Gen, (1934-1969) Colonel
Sonderman, Clarence Herman, Lt Col, (1942-1973) Lieutenant Colonel
Bank, Bertram A., Maj, (1941-1947) Major
Bartley, William Roscoe, Capt, (1942-1950) Captain
Curley, John H., Maj, (1942-1962) Captain
Overstreet, William B., Capt, (1941-1944) Captain
Ramsey, Charles, Capt, (1942-1944) Captain
Schiltz, Glen Dale, Maj, (1940-1951) Captain
Skelton, Ben, Capt Captain
Spruance, William W., Brig Gen, (1939-1976) Captain
Turner, Glen, Lt Col, (1940-1964) Captain
Welbes, Alvin, Lt Col, (1943-1973) Captain
Young, Zifton H., Capt Captain
Adcock, David, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) First Lieutenant
Eagleson, Wilson Vash, 1st Lt, (1942-1972) First Lieutenant
Marcinko, Charles, 2nd Lt First Lieutenant
Morgan, Dempsey W., 1st Lt, (1942-1945) First Lieutenant
Alder, Louis O., Maj Gen, (1942-1975) Second Lieutenant
Aring, Wilbur W., Brig Gen, (1931-1965) Second Lieutenant
Baker, Merton Wayne, Maj Gen, (1943-1981) Second Lieutenant

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