Jones, Gerald, SSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60650-Flight Traffic Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1966-1966, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Service Years
1959 - 1966
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Claxton, Georgia
Last Address
Boynton Beach

Date of Passing
Sep 29, 2018
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Air Force Honorable Discharge US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 25Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 25 (Palm Beach, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:

The Military Airlift Command (MAC) is an inactive United States Air Force Major Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Established in on 1 January 1966, MAC was the primary strategic airlift organization of the Air Force until 1974, when Air Force tactical airlift units were merged into MAC to create a unified airlift organization.

In 1982, the World War II Air Transport Command (ATC) (1942-1948) and the postwar Military Air Transport Service (MATS) (1948-1966) were consolidated with MAC, providing a continuous history of long range airlift. Inactivated on 1 June 1992, its personnel and equipment were reassigned to the new Air Mobility Command.

MAC supported USAF Special Operations forces organized under MATS on an as-required basis until the establishment of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 1990.

   

 Tributes from Members  
His obituary posted by 203 McClelland, Robert Bruce, Jr. (Bruce, aka Mac), SSgt 44
Notice of Death for SSgt Gerald (Jerry) ... posted by 00 Bucy, Darrell (TWS Admin) 3
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 1965-1966, C-54 Skymaster
From Year
1965
To Year
1966
   
Personal Memories
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 C-54 Skymaster Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
C-54s began service with the Army Air Forces in 1942, carrying up to 26 passengers. (Later versions carried up to 50 passengers.) The U.S. Navy also acquired the type, under the designation R5D. The C-54 was one of the most commonly used long-range transports by the U.S. armed forces in World War II. 515 C-54s were manufactured in Santa Monica, CA and 655 were manufactured in Chicago, Illinois.

After World War II, the C-54 continued to serve as the primary airlifter of the new United States Air Force and with the United States Navy.

The USAF Strategic Air Command had C-54 Skymasters in service from 1946 through 1975.


Model Douglas C-54A (R5D-1) Skymaster
Length 93.83 ft | 28.60 m
Width 117.49 ft | 35.81 m
Height 27.49 ft | 8.38 m
Engine(s) 4 x Pratt & Whitney E-2000-7 Twin Wasp radial engines generating 1,290hp each.
Empty Weight 37,000 lbs | 16,783 kg
MTOW 62,005 lbs | 28,125 kg
Max Speed 265 mph | 426 km/h | 230 kts
Max Range 3,899 miles | 6,275 km
Ceiling 21,982 ft | 6,700 m | 4.2 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament None.
Accommodations 6 + 86
Operators the United States of America

   
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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2011
   
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