Bond, Charles Rankin, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1941-1942, M 1055, 1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
Service Years
1932 - 1967
Major General

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1915
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Dallas, Texas
Last Address
Dallas, Texas

Date of Passing
Aug 18, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Restland Memorial Park - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
While in China with the Flying Tigers, he was credited with destroying 7 enemy aircraft in aerial combat, 3 probables, 1 damaged, and 2.5 destroyed on the ground.
He also received the following foreign decorations that are not shown on his ribbons:
Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil), Fifth Order of the Cloud Banner (China), and the Seven Star Wing Medal (China). 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=724
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bond_(pilot)
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_bond_c_r.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_avg.php
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/07/local/me-charles-bond7
http://www.flyingtigersavg.com/Charlie%20Bond%20obit.pdf
http://www.flyingtigersavg.22web.org/bio-Bond.htm
http://www.military-art.com/mall/aces.php?PilotID=2365


   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight School1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
  1938-1939, M 0770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1942, M 1055, 1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
  1941-1945 World War II
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M UniversityAir War College
  1945-1949, Texas A&M University
  1951-1951, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  B-18 Bolo  A-20 Havoc  P-51/F-51 Mustang  
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1941-1943, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk1
  1943-1943, B-18 Bolo
  1943-1943, A-20 Havoc
  1943-1943, P-51/F-51 Mustang
  1943-1943, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
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