Childs, Marvin Edward, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00E-Unknown AFSC
Last AFSC Group
AFSC Unknown
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 00E, Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Department of the Air Force, Pentagon
Service Years
1943 - 1964
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Valley, Nebraska
Last Address
Melbourne, Florida

Date of Passing
Mar 29, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 66, Site 4343-A

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Headquarters Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

Headquarters Command, USAF Air Training Command (ATC)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Order of Daedalians
  1964, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  1964, Order of Daedalians - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Early in his career he was a fighter pilot andlater was unit commander and staff officer. His final assignment was as Executive Officer with the U.S. Representative NATO Standing Group in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon from Jul 1963 until he was medically retired Oct 22, 1964.

His DFC citation:
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING World War II
Service: Army Air Forces
Rank: Captain
Division: 9th Air Force
GENERAL ORDERS:

Headquarters, 9th Air Force, General Orders No. 264 (November 9, 1944)

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Captain (Air Corps) Marvin Edwards Childs (ASN: 0-26300), United States Army Air Forces, for heroic achievement while participating in aerial flight in the European Theater of Operations on 17 August 1944. Demonstrating superb flying skill and courage he led his flight of _-38 type aircraft to attack an enemy anti-aircraft emplacement. Under his bold leadership the flight destroyed the gun position, thus enabling the balance of the squadron to inflict heavy damage on a motor convoy hauling vital material. His brave and daring actions were responsible in large measure for the destruction of vital enemy equipment, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Army Air Forces.

   
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Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1938
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/487657/marvin-edward-childs
https://www.westpointaog.org/memorial-article?id=ae401135-bfa8-48de-ab66-0b3922bbf2b6
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/91873
https://www.ancestry.com
   
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  1952-1953, AAF MOS 1065, 23rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Lieutenant Colonel
From Month/Year
January / 1952
To Month/Year
May / 1953
Unit
23rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron Unit Page
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
AAF MOS 1065-Fighter Unit Commander
Location
F├╝rstenfeldbruck AB & Bitburg AB
Country/State
Germany, West
   
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 23rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron Details

23rd Fighter-Bomber Squadron
Type
Combat - Fighter Units
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Fighter-Bomber Units
Strength
Air Squadron
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020
   
   
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