Balog, George, Lt Col

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Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
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Primary Unit
1985-1985, Bergstrom Air Force Base
Service Years
1955 - 1985
Lieutenant Colonel

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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
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Not Specified

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Air Force Retired

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Cold War Medal

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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.

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Published in The Bryan-College Station Eagle on September 21, 2008
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 1966-1967, F-105G Wild Weasel
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The F-105 was initially designed as a supersonic fighter bomber to replace the F-84F. The first flight was on October 22, 1955, but the first production aircraft, an F-105B, was not delivered to the USAF until 1958. In all, 833 aircraft were built before production ended in 1964.

The "G" models were modified versions of the "F" model. The "G" models were configured for antiaircraft suppression and were used by the "Wild Weasels". Any sane pilot did his utmost to avoid air-defense sites, however the Weasels would go in to attract the attention of the defenses and then launch their missiles to destroy the controlling radar. They were fitted with improved avionics and advanced (for their day!) ECM (Electronic Countermeasures) and RHAW (Radar Homing and Warning) systems that allowed them to engage the air defense systems with devastating effectiveness.

Armament: One M61 20mm Vulcan cannon and over 12,000 lbs. of ordnance
Engine: One Pratt & Whitney J75-P-19W of 26,500 lbs. thrust
Maximum speed: 1,386 mph
Cruising speed: 596 mph
Range: 1,500 miles
Ceiling: 50,000 ft.
Span: 34 ft. 11 in.
Length: 67 ft.
Height: 20 ft. 2 in.
Weight: 54,580 lbs. maximum

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