Deutschendorf, Henry John, Sr., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1960-1962, 1121Z, 43rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1972
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Deutschendorf, Henry John, Sr., Lt Col.
Contact Info
Home Town
Denver, Colorado
Last Address
Denver, Colorado

Date of Passing
Mar 15, 1982
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section S, Lot 5118

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Air Force Retired

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Last Known Activity

12 January 1961: Major Henry J. Deutschendorf, United States Air Force, 43rd Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command, flew from Carswell Air Force Base, Texas to Edwards Air Force Base, California with Convair B-58A-10-CF Hustler, 59-2442, Untouchable. There, he flew two laps of a 1,000 kilometer circuit between Edwards and Yuma, establishing six new Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) speed records at an average of 1,708.82 kilometers per hour (1,061.81 miles per hour). He and his two crewmen, Captain Raymond R. Wagener, Defensive Systems Officer; Captain William L. Polhemus, Radar Navigator/Bombardier, were each awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

(Major Deutschendorf was the father of Henry J. Deutschendorf, Jr., better known by his stage name, “John Denver”.)

The B-58 Untouchable was sent to The Boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, Arizona, in 1969 and was scrapped in 1977.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force43rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
  1942-1947, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
  1960-1962, 1121Z, 43rd Bombardment Wing, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1951-1952 Korean War
  1951-1952 Korean War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-58 Hustler  
  1961-1961, B-58 Hustler
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