Balog, George, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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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-102 Delta Dagger
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1956
To Year
1967
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Convair F-102A Delta Dagger
Length 68.37 ft | 20.84 m
Width 38.12 ft | 11.62 m
Height 21.19 ft | 6.46 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney J57-P-25 turbojet engine delivering 17,200 lbs of thrust.
Empty Weight 19,026 lbs | 8,630 kg
MTOW 31,500 lbs | 14,288 kg
Max Speed 825 mph | 1,328 km/h | 717 kts
Max Range 1,350 miles | 2,173 km
Ceiling 54,003 ft | 16,460 m | 10.2 miles
Climb Rate 17,400 ft/min (5,304 m/min)
Hardpoints 6
Armament 6 x air-to-air missiles
24 x 2.75in unguided rockets (pod x2)

Nuclear Capable
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

? XF-92A - Experimental Test Study Aircraft from which the YF-102 is derived from.
? YF-102 - Prototype Model Designation (Model 8-80); fitted with 9,700lb Pratt & Whitney J57-P-11 turbojet engine.
? YF-102A - Redesigned "Whitcomb Area Ruled" airframe.
? F-102A - Initial Production Model Designation
? TF-102A - Tandem Seat Trainer Conversion Models
? F-102B - Improved Development on base F-102; redesignated and produced as the F-106 Delta Dart.
? YF-106A - F-106 Prototype Model Designation of which two were produced.
? F-106A - Single Seat Model Designation
? F-106B - Two-Seat Model Designation

   
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