McChord, William Caldwell, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1063-Fighter-Bomber Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1926-1937, United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)
Service Years
1907 - 1937
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember McChord, William Caldwell, Col.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Lebanon, Kentucky
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Aug 18, 1937
Location of Interment
Ryder Cemetery - Lebanon, Kentucky
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  2014, In the Line of Duty

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Last Known Activity
He was killed in a crash near Maldens, VA during a flight from Bolling Field, DC to Randolph Field, TX, apparently while searching for a spot to land his malfunctioning aircraft.
McChord AFB, WA, now part of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was named for him.
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 1937-1937, A-17 Nomad
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General characteristics

* Crew: two (pilot and gunner)
* Length: 32 ft (9.8 m)
* Wingspan: 47 ft 9 in (14.6 m)
* Height: 11 feet 10 1/2 inches (3.61 m)
* Empty weight: 4,874 lb (2,210 Kg)
* Loaded weight: 7,447 lb (3,377 Kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 2,420 lb (1,100 kg)
* Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1535-13 Twin Wasp Jr double row radial air-cooled engine, 750 hp (560 kW)


* Maximum speed: 206 mph (332 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 170 mph (274 km/h)
* Range: 700 miles (1,127 km)
* Service ceiling 19,400 ft (5,900 m)


* Four 0.3 in. fixed forward machine guns
* One 0.3 in trainable rear machine gun
* Internal bay for bombs
* External wing bomb racks (total bomb load 544 kg (1200 lb)

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