Balog, George, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1985-1985, Bergstrom Air Force Base
Service Years
1955 - 1985
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit, Michigan
Last Address
San Antonio, TX

Date of Passing
Sep 15, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Nov. 9, 1933 - Sept. 15, 2008

Lt. Col. George Balog, 74, USAF (Ret), passed away on Monday, September 15, 2008, at his home in San Antonio. A memorial Mass is set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 24, followed by a reception at Freedom House Chapel at Air Force Village II, 12455 Freedom Way. A graveside service and interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors.

A native of Detroit, Mich., he joined the US Air Force in 1955. He graduated from the University of Omaha in 1964. Commissioned in 1956, he flew fighters for over 10 years, including F-86s, F-100s, F-101s, F-102s. He spent a year of missions over North Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 flying F-105s.

He was an instructor of T-37s for the Air Training Command at Craig AFB, Alabama, for several years. He was stationed at Patrick AFB in Florida, Reese AFB in the Texas Panhandle, Wiesbaden and Rhein-Main in West Germany for 3 years, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, South Korea, Keesler AFB, Mississippi and finally at Bergstrom AFB in Austin.

After 30 years in the Air Force, he retired and enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren. He and his wife, Anne, moved to San Antonio in 1993.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine Mershon in 2002.

Survivors include, his wife of 49 years, Anne Marie Balog; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Steffanie Balog of Bryan; daughter, Teresa Balog of Austin and son-in-law Jeb Mershon of Austin; grandchildren, Harrison, Cameron and Shelby Balog, Reed and Ian Mershon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Freedom House Hospice of Air Force Village II, San Antonio, or, Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association.

To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mem.com.
Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on September 21, 2008
   
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 1956-1967, F-100 Super Sabre
From Year
1956
To Year
1967
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Model North American F-100D Super Sabre
Length 49.51 ft | 15.09 m
Width 38.75 ft | 11.81 m
Height 16.24 ft | 4.95 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney J 57-P21 turbojet with afterburning generating 17,000lbs of thrust.
Empty Weight 20,999 lbs | 9,525 kg
MTOW 34,833 lbs | 15,800 kg
Max Speed 864 mph | 1,390 km/h | 751 kts
Max Range 1,995 miles | 3,210 km
Ceiling 45,000 ft | 13,716 m | 8.5 miles
Climb Rate 16,000 ft/min (4,877 m/min)
Hardpoints 6
Armament 4 x 20mm cannons

External hardpoints for an additional 7,500lbs of ordnance including: Dumb Bombs, Drop Tanks and Rocket Pods.
Accommodations 1


Major Variants
* F-100A - Initial Production Model
* F-100B - Proposed Mach 2 / nuclear-capable fighter-bomber; would go on to become the YF-107 prototype series.
* F-100C - Fighter-Bomber Variant with improvements; inflight refueling capability; more powerful engine.
* F-100D - Fighter-Bomber Variant with improvements; fitted with ECm equipment and low-altitude bombing system.

   
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