Anderson, Tommy, TSgt

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Current Service Status
USAF Retired
Current/Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Current/Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Current/Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1971-1978, 8R000, 3506th Recruiting Group
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
116X0-Airborne Communications Systems Operator
1N2X1-Communications and Signals Intelligence Production
Service Years
1956 - 1978
Technical Sergeant

 Official Badges 

Defense Intelligence Agency Strategic Command (Pre 2002) Air Education and Training Command Instructor Basic Air Force Recruiting Service

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)
  2008, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
kicken back and fishin as much as I can.  If I get caight on my way out I work in the garden, ride my garden tractor around and mow the property. 
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Airmen Remembered
  • MacDonald, Richard, TSgt
  • Martin, Harold, CMSgt
  • Monti, Peter, SSgt

 2003-2003, T-28 Trojan
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To Year
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 T-28 Trojan Details

Aircraft/Missile Information
Operational history

In the COIN role, T-28s saw extensive service during the Vietnam War in VNAF hands, as well as the Secret War in Laos. They were also supplied to Congo by the CIA to support Moise Tshombe's regime. France used locally remanufactured T-28s in close-support and patrol roles in Algeria. In the Philippines, T-28s, known locally as "Tora-toras", figured prominently in a series of coup de etats in the 1980s and were employed as dive bombers by rebel military forces. The T-28 Trojan was the first US attack fixed wing aircraft (non-transport type) lost in SOUTH Vietnam, during the Vietnam War. Capt. Robert L. Simpson, USAF, Detachment 2A, lst Air Commando Group, and Lt. Hoa, SVNAF, were shot down by ground fire on 28 August 1962 while flying Close Air Support (CAS). Neither crewman survived. The USAF lost 23 T-28s to all causes during the war, with the last two losses occurring in 1968. [2]

General characteristics

* Crew: Two
* Length: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
* Wingspan: 40 ft 1 in (12.22 m)
* Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
* Wing area: 268 ft� (24.9 m�)
* Empty weight: 6,424 lb (2,914 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 8,500 lb (3,856 kg)
* Powerplant: 1� Wright R-1820-86 Cyclone radial engine, 1,425 hp (1,063 kW)


* Maximum speed: 343 mph (552 km/h)
* Service ceiling 35,500 ft (10,820 m)

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2009
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  15 Also There at This Aircraft:
  • Butts, James, SSgt, (1950-1954)
  • KEPHART, JAMES, Capt, (1955-1962)
  • Lee, Sammie Jay, Sgt, (1974-1978)
  • Mayberry, Lester, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Odom, Carl E, Capt, (1953-1956)
  • Ritter, Robert, Capt, (1966-1973)
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