Bates, Earl Jack, Jr., TSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
43271-Reciprocating Engine Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
1967-1970, 43271, 3773rd Instructor Squadron
Service Years
1950 - 1970
Voice Edition
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1931
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Bates, Earl Jack, Jr., TSgt USAF(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 07, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Florida National Cemetery - Bushnell, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: 430, 578

 Official Badges 

Air Education and Training Command Instructor Basic Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
American LegionAir Force Photo Mapping Association
  1980, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1980, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Air Force Photo Mapping Association [Verified]


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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 1952-1954, KB-29P Tanker
From Year
1952
To Year
1954
   
Personal Memories
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 KB-29P Tanker Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Boeing developed the rigid flying boom system to improve on the hose and drogue in-flight refueling (IFR) system. The boom, mounted at the aft-most portion of the KB-29P, was fitted with two small wings that allowed the boom operator to maneuver the boom. The pilot of the receiver aircraft, guided by the boom operator and light signals on the tanker belly, flew behind and below the tanker for refueling. Once in position, the boom operator "flew" the boom into the refueling receptacle, and the KB-29P flight engineer began fuel transfer.

   
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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2009
   
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KB-29P, 307th Air Refueling Squadron

  10 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Alexander, Fernando, Lt Col, (1952-1979)
  • Clonan, Thomas, SMSgt, (1953-1980)
  • Daily, Sammy, Lt Col, (1953-1976)
  • Murello, Anthony, A1C, (1950-1954)
  • Seitz, Jewell, Capt, (1949-1958)
  • Sofranko, Gerald, SSgt, (1950-1954)
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