Armstrong, Harry George, Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
9356-Medical Officer, Aviation Medicine
Last AFSC Group
Medical Professional
Primary Unit
1930-1931, AAF MOS 3162, US Army (USA)
Service Years
1918 - 1958
Officer Collar Insignia
Major General

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Home State
South Dakota
South Dakota
Year of Birth
1899
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
DeSmet, South Dakota
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 05, 1983
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 2 SITE 419

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Aviation Hall of Fame
  1998, National Aviation Hall of Fame


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Synopsis of his AFDSM citation:

Awarded for actions during the Cold War



(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Harry George Armstrong (AFSN: 209A), United States Air Force, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (Army Design) for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.



General Orders: Department of the Air Force, General Orders No. 28 (1954)



Service: Air Force



Rank: Major General


   
Other Comments:
Sources:
www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107786/major-general-harry-george-armstrong.aspx
http://www.nationalaviation.org/armstrong-harry/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_George_Armstrong
http://www.brooks.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6140
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/45499
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=296722
Book: "Masters of the Air" by Donald Miller, Simon & Schuster, 2006
   
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 1942-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
From Year
1942
To Year
1945
   
Personal Memories
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Length 36.15 ft | 11.02 m
Width 40.68 ft | 12.40 m
Height 14.67 ft | 4.47 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double-Wasp eighteen cylinder radial engine generating 2,535hp.
Empty Weight 9,949 lbs | 4,513 kg
MTOW 17,500 lbs | 7,938 kg
Max Speed 433 mph | 697 km/h | 376 kts
Max Range 449 miles | 722 km
Ceiling 40,994 ft | 12,495 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 3,200 ft/min (976 m/min)
Hardpoints 3
Armament 8 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
10 x 5 in Air-to-Surface HE Rockets

Provision for bomb load, fuel drop tanks or rockets to a maximum of 2,500lbs (1,134kg).
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-47B - Prototype featuring XR-2800 radial generating 1,850hp.
* P-47B - Production model based on XP-47B prototype; R-2800-21 radial engine.
* P-47C - Extended fuselage; Later types of this model featuring R-2800-59 radial at 2,300hp; Provisions for drop tanks and bombs.
* P-47D - Main production model of which 12,602 produced; R-2800-21W (2,300hp) or R-2800-59W (2,535hp) water-injected radial powerplants; Increased MTOW capacity; Provision for drop tanks and air-to-surface HE rockets.
* P-47G - Wright-produced P-47D models of which 354 produced.
* P-47M - 'Sprinter' interception model designed to combat the V1 / V2 rocket threat; Featured specialized airbrake system and R-2800-57(C) radial generating 2,800hp; 130 produced.
* P-47N - Exclusive Pacific Theater model; Long range variant with increased and reinforced wing section of which 1,816 produced; Longer wingspan with blunt-tipped wing tips concealing fuel compartments; R-2800-77 radial generating 2,800hp.

   
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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012
   
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