Backus, Edward Nolen, Brig Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1959-1959, 32nd Air Division
Service Years
1932 - 1961
Officer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1906
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Vernon
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Mar 30, 1973
 
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2A Site 2361

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander Air Force Retired

Headquarters Command, USAF


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




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Last Known Activity
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 1940-1941, A-24 Banshee
From Year
1940
To Year
1941
   
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 A-24 Banshee Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The U.S. Army had its own version of the SBD, known as the A-24 Banshee, which lacked the tail hook used for carrier landings, and a pneumatic tire replaced the solid tail wheel. First assigned to the 27th Bombardment Group (Light) at Hunter Field, Ga., A-24s participated in the Louisiana maneuvers during September 1941. There were three versions of the Banshee (A-24, the A-24A and A-24B) used by the Army in the early stages of the war.[1]The USAAF used 948 of the 5,937 Dauntlesses built.


General characteristics

* Crew: Two
* Length: 33 ft 1 in (10.08 m)
* Wingspan: 41 ft 6 in (12.65 m)
* Height: 13 ft 7 in (4.14 m)
* Wing area: 325 ft� (30.19 m�)
* Empty weight: 6,404 lb (2,905 kg)
* Loaded weight: 10,676 lb (4,843 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 10,700 lb (4,853 kg)
* Powerplant: 1� Wright R-1820-60 radial engine, 1,200 hp (895 kW)

Performance

* Maximum speed: 255 mph (410.38 km/h)
* Range: 773 mi (1243.8 km)
* Service ceiling 25,530 ft (7,780 m)
* Rate of climb: 1,700 ft/min (8.6 m/s)
* Wing loading: 32.8 lb/ft� (160.4 kg/m�)
* Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (0.18 kW/kg)

Armament

* 2x 0.50 in (12.7 mm) forward-firing machine guns in engine cowling
* 1x 0.30 cal (7.62 mm) flexible-mounted machine guns in rear (later versions fitted with 2x machine guns of the same caliber)
* 2,250 lb (1,020 kg) of bombs

   
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