Catledge, Richard C., Maj Gen

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
00066-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1969-1973, Tactical Air Warfare Center, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
Service Years
1943 - 1973
Foreign Language(s)
Italian
Major General

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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Shawnee
Last Address
Niceville, FL

Date of Passing
Aug 12, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 60 SITE 172

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired

Headquarters Command, USAF


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
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 1965-1967, A-37 Dragonfly
From Year
1965
To Year
1967
   
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 A-37 Dragonfly Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
The Cessna A-37 Dragonfly was born out of a need for close-support aircraft to assist in the Vietnam War. As such, the T-37 jet trainer was converted for the role and became the A-37 series of aircraft. The system would go on to see usage in that conflict and make its way into the inventories of other nations around the globe but in particular, throughout South America.

The A-37 differed from its training counterpart in that the Dragonfly was could field a variety of munitions on eight underwing hardpoints. Additionally, the crew of pilot and trainer was scaled down to a single pilot and increasingly powerful General Electric engines were used. The A-37A was the first of the Dragonfly series fielded and were bascially converted T-33 trainers with wintip fuel tanks and better engines. The A-37B model version featured larger fuel tanks, an inflight refuling probe for extended loitering time and a reinforced internal structure to combat the rigors of low-level combat. A Forward Air Control variant existed as the OA-37B.

Standard armament for the Dragonfly consisted of a six-barrel minigun. The underwing hardpoints could mount a variety of air-dropped munitions in the form of bombs. Additionally, the Dragonfly could engage ground targets with forward-firing high-explosive rockets and / or gunpods.

   
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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2012
   
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  42 Also There at This Aircraft:
 
  • Bangma, Abram, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Barney, Keith, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Bissinger, Andrew, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Borror, Billy, TSgt, (1953-1974)
  • Chandler, Riley, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Cook, Michael, Sgt, (1965-1971)
  • Davidson, Joe, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Duke, John, CMSgt, (1961-1991)
  • Farmer, James, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Garcia, Winiberto, MSgt, (1959-1979)
  • Gittens, Dan, A1C, (1966-1970)
  • Hopkins, Gerard, A1C, (1965-1968)
  • Howard, Richard, SSgt, (1962-1970)
  • Kennedy, Richard, A1C, (1966-1970)
  • Leonard, Jerry, MSgt, (1960-1984)
  • MacLean, Gerald, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Maier, Oliver (Ollie), Lt Col, (1956-1976)
  • McClelland, Marc, M., Brig Gen, (1954-1987)
  • Meakin, John V Jr, MSgt, (1964-1990)
  • Norris, Ed, MSgt, (1966-1995)
  • Price, Gail, SSgt, (1961-1969)
  • Salinas, Edward, TSgt, (1964-1994)
  • Sandoval, Joe, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Sellers, Alton, TSgt, (1965-1986)
  • Serrett, Michael, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Washburn, Michael, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Whitmore, Keith, A1C, (1966-1970)
  • Whittaker, Arthur, Maj, (1962-1982)
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